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Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina, San Diego, CA

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina

4.9
4.9
266 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Now Open! Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina is a full-service, casual Pizzeria and Italian restaurant bringing a modern touch to family recipes, Sicilian Arancini, an ancient style of pizza called PINSA Romana and more. Join us inside, outside, or bring the experience from "tavola nostra" to yours using delivery or take-out services.

"The name came from all the years after my father passed visiting my mom every week in her kitchen/table with my brothers eating Italian food – us boys making pizza and pasta with her, including having friends and extended family over to share our table" – Jeff Oliveri

Tavola Nostra, which means “our table”, is owned and operated by Jeff Oliveri – a first-time restaurateur from a family of longtime restaurant owners. He hopes to honor his familial heritage and tradition with his Italian dining concept and experience.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Pizza Bar

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 310-5256

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive Chef

    Frank Anctil

  • Catering

    Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina offer Catering. Please contact restaurant for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina offers private events. Please contact restaurant for details.

  • Area

    Hillcrest

  • Cross Street

    Accessible off Hwy 163 both South and North, between Vermont and 10th Ave.

  • Parking Details

    Parking inside the Hub marketplace. Located near Ralphs, Trader Joes

  • Public Transit

    Drop off at The Hub- Hillcrest on University Ave. Ride share drops in front of restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 266 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.7Value

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  1. J

    Jeff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They made my girlfriend’s birthday so special, the waitress was the nicest lady I’ve ever met. Multiple workers at the restaurant came up to us to say happy birthday. Best place ever
  2. GF

    GoodFoodReviews

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food was good! A little odd that the food all came out at different times.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good good. The waitress was knowledgeable about the dishes being served and recommended three absolutely amazing dishes
  4. TS

    TraciS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely birthday dinner with my daughter - felt like I was back in Italy!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we ordered (half of the menu) was outstanding!! If you haven’t tried their food, definitely make the trek to Hillcrest you won’t be disappointed. This might be the best Italian meal I’ve had over the past 20 years in San Diego. Beautiful food, people & atmosphere. 10/10
  6. GS

    GilS

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Great ambiance! Great people. Love their Salad!!
  7. NJ

    NancyJ

    San Diego

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on 25 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fabulous Italian restaurant! We’ve gone with friends and everyone said it was the best Italian restaurant the had been to! Fabulous food!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Chicken Parmesan is the best I’ve ever encountered. Cheese boards are incomparable to anywhere else. The staff are friendly and we really enjoyed their service. We are very picky people when it comes to food presentation and this is one occasion we are purely impressed. I can’t forget the environment is just perfect. It’s lively and open and feels like a mix of home and fine dining at the same time. A solid referral from us. Oh and we bought a bag of their coffee, best coffee! We will be back!
  9. MM

    MicheleM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a fantastic restaurant! The food is amazing and service was great.
  10. NJ

    NancyJ

    San Diego

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food here is fabulous! Best Italian food in San Diego. Reasonable prices. The best cannolis you’ll find!!
  11. JS

    JoeSD

    San Diego

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 July 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food and service were both very good. Staff is very friendly. Only complaint was the timing of our entrees being served. They came at different times, over ten minutes apart. I ordered the pappardelle and was half way finished with the entree before my friends pizza was served. If I would have waited it would have been cold. We still really enjoyed our meal though. Been here several times before and will definitely go back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food
  13. SM

    ScottM

    San Diego

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Been here several times, never disappoints. Great food across the menu. Always terrific vibe and service. They hit the goldilocks spot between dining excellence and casual neighborhood gem.
  14. CK

    CindiK

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 26 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A find…service and food excellent! And love the casual atmosphere. We had a great time!
  15. MB

    MichaelB

    Central Coast

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 25 June 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The pinsa crust was incredible. Vegan cheese is an option. Our wait person, Liz, was noteworthy.
  16. LG

    LisaG

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 23 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a little gem in Hillcrest! Everything incredibly prepared with layers of quality ingredients! The pizza is exceptional….we try a different pie each time and they’re all great. Loved the pesto pasta, too! Along with great service, this is a must try!!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Everything was absolutely delicious!
  18. L

    Luvitaliano

    San Diego

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on 19 June 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We a,ways have a great dinner here. Delicious food and very friendly staff.
  19. MM

    MarkM

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice spot. I’ve dined here several times.
  20. P

    Patt

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Four for lunch to celebrate two birthdays. A lovely bottle of Merlot, tomato soup with delish small breads, Margherita pizza, Pesto Pasta, Salad and Gelatos all around for dessert. Always delicious with excellent service.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience ! Celebrating dinner 🙏🏽🎊
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were great! Will definitely be back again soon.
  23. MM

    MarstonMuncher

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    High quality, authentic Italian cuisine. Nice neighborhood spot. Definitely one of our go-to places!
  24. TM

    TiredMom

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and very authentic. Food could be spaced out a little bit since it all comes to the table pretty quickly.
  25. KJ

    KJcruisin

    Central Coast

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I took my colleagues there a little over a week ago, and someone came up to me the other day and said we needed to go back! Tavola Nostra didn't disappoint! Food delicious! Service fantastic! Some of us left with goodie bags of Cannolis!
  26. s

    sopw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was so tasty and our server was amazing and even gave us free champagne for our anniversary!
  27. LV

    LeonardoV

    Querétaro

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great customer service!
  28. L

    Luvitaliano

    San Diego

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on 15 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, great food and amazingly friendly wait staff. Service is quick but you never feel rushed!
  29. LE

    LinnetE

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff provides a very family friendly environment. I loved all the dishes and wine options. Great service.
  30. KJ

    KJcruisin

    Central Coast

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    For Military Appreciation Month, my colleagues and I went to Tavola Nostra to celebrate for lunch. I am a repeat customer, and my colleagues hadn't been there yet. They were all super impressed with everything: food, ambiance & service. Ordered: Lasagna, Cesare Salad, Caponata Siciliana, Pinsas, Pizzas, Pasta Marsala, Calamari, cannolis & tiramisu...NOBODY left disappointed (nor hungry - lol). Everyone was super happy with the food - and we taste tested each other's food :-) Such a great choice! You won't be disappointed!
  31. MF

    MichaelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and amazing service. Price was great as well.
  32. BM

    BMan1008

    San Diego

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We order some flat bread pizza, salad and pasta dishes along with some wine. The Spaghetti and Meatballs are delicious. There’s not many places that I would consider the sauce to taste like what I make at home. But they do and it’s delicious. Definitely order that dish. ❤️
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy my time dining here…. Never miss out on a chance to eat the amazing artisan items of this pizzeria and kitchen.
  34. L

    Luvitaliano

    San Diego

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of the best ‘trattoria” style restaurants around. Great food, service and reasonable prices. It’s not a huge menus (like in Italy) but what is on the menu is great! The Roman style pizza is amazing and something you will not find in other restaurants.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice and small little restaurant. I liked the food my girlfriend not as much. Waiter was very kind and was open to multiple questions
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Katherine was so friendly -we loved the pizza crust, arugula salad-pesto pasta 😃
  37. MR

    MarkandRita

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our friend invited us to Tavola Nostra a couple of Fridays ago, and we loved it so much that we introduced another friend to it a week later! Loved the Bruschetta, Loved the Nostra Caprese, Loved the Meatballs, and if you like Spicy - their Arrabiatta is for you - they even have it on a pizza - where the added Burrata helps to cool down your mouth a bit! But what I loved best of all was the Marsala - OMG - that's what I'm gonna get the next time we're there - and I'm not sharing it this time! The staff and service are also Amazing! The owner stopped by our table on both visits, just to make sure everything was to our satisfaction! Oh! And don't forget to try their Pinsa Romana (old world - ancient recipe pizza crust) - it's so good, you don't even have to have the pizza toppings on it - but it's even better if you do! Can't wait to go back! It's worth the drive from Oceanside!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    I’m pretty sure our waiter was high, he could barely function. Trying to pour wine and he spilled it. Couldn’t pronounce any food item we showed him. Anytime he talked it was very slurred.
  39. DW

    DerekW

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 3 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome so
  40. t

    terrencek

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All the food is spectacular and creative.....authentic Italian from soup to salad to pizza to dessert! A family enterprise of careful loving prep and presentation.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina using the Order Online button. Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 310-5256.

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina is rated 4.9 stars by 266 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina

1040 University Ave, Ste B101, San Diego, CA 92103

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Accessible off Hwy 163 both South and North, between Vermont and 10th Ave.

  • Area

    Hillcrest

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Pizza Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking inside the Hub marketplace. Located near Ralphs, Trader Joes

  • Public Transit

    Drop off at The Hub- Hillcrest on University Ave. Ride share drops in front of restaurant.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Executive Chef

    Frank Anctil

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 310-5256

  • Catering

    Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina offer Catering. Please contact restaurant for details.

  • Private party facilities

    Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina offers private events. Please contact restaurant for details.

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