We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Ambience, Good Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tavolino

Tavolino
Reserve with OpenTable
Tavolino is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #1 of 68 Restaurants in Foxboro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 1
Description: Tavolino is a casual-upscale restaurant serving classic and contemporary Italian dishes. We have twenty gourmet pizzas with a pizza bar at which you can sit as our professional staff perfects their creations. Our wine list has over 150 hand picked selections, seventeen of which are available by the glass. We have a full bar where we invite guests to enjoy all items on our lunch and dinner menus. Our cafe opens at 8:00am daily serving specialty coffee and espresso beverages. We also offer many pastries baked in our hearth ovens.
Mansfield, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Ambience, Good Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

The lighting and decor is excellent; the dining area is kept very clean, and they also know that background music should be barely heard and never loud enough to upset a conversation. Very high marks for ambience. The food was pretty good. We enjoyed the wild boar gnocchi appetizer very much. The kids liked their fish'n'chips and pasta/meatballs dishes. My scallop and bacon pizza was tasty; not the greatest I've ever had but certainly good. The drink menu is creative and fun. This is definitely on our go-to list henceforth.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Geoff W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

287 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    100
    120
    44
    17
    6
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Not bad, not great.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Went on a Thursday with a ladies afternoon of shopping followed by an early dinner.

As we came in the door the manager came over to speak with the host so they ignored us for half a minute before seating us. (No nod, no "just a minute", nada). Not a good beginning.

The restaurant had people at only a few tables, and the host sat us in a booth as we requested.

Overall the service was very good. The waiter was attentive even as the place filled up. He answered questions and offered suggestions.

But the food was just ok. Though it was creative and sounded good, it seemed to be missing something.

We all started with salads - the beet or the Caesar - and both were bland, like the dressing wasn't seasoned enough. But the portions were good and ingredients delicious.

One friend ordered a pasta dish and two of us pizzas. We all agreed that the menu was inventive, but there was something missing in the flavor.

I had the pizza with steak and Gorgonzola. The steak pieces were move like tips than slices I expected. They were good, just difficult to eat on a pizza. And the sauce on the pizza was under-seasoned. When I mentioned it to my friends, they agreed and thought the same was true with their food.

We finished the meal with coffee only as we didn't have the appetites for dessert.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank LuvnCouple
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boston, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Nice”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013 via mobile

Went saturday. Enjoyed food and service. Atmosphere and cleanliness 5 star. Can't wait to go back. Thank u Tavolino's fot being fantastic

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Gilljudy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Foxboro, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“awesome selection, even for a vegetarian!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2013

Had a great meal, and wonderful dessert here. We tried three different pizzas, all worth getting again, and indulged in the flourless chocolate tort after - to die for!!! Will be making this a regular on our restaurant list! The atmosphere was modern and spotless, what more could you want. We were there for a late lunch/early dinner around 3:30, not busy at all, but I imagine they are mobbed at later times.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank mcn1347
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Mansfield, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
90 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“GREAT VENUE, GREAT FOOD”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2013

Several times now, when I have been at Patriots Place and had to choose a place to sit down for some good food ~ I have chosen Tavolino's, and have never been
disappointed.(There are several restaurants to choose from there.)
The atmosphere is open and friendly, the service was very good, and although I am not so much a "gourmet" diner, I Love the food!! Every time it has been what
I expected and then some. I am more than sure that Tavolino's will be my pick again. Give it a try!

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Jeri R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Tavolino? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing