Tavola Restaurant

4.4
2012 reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Tavola Restaurant + Bar offers a one of a kind dining experience with an impressive outdoor patio featuring golf course views, fire pits, and palm trees.

Tavola offers an extensive bar menu with a robust wine list, beer list (including seasonals and crafts) and inventive signature cocktails made with fresh ingredients from our on-site vegetable and herb gardens.

Tavola also offers daily specials accompanied by live acoustic music. Tavola is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday featuring outdoor dining and take-out.

Advance reservations are recommended for all guests through Open Table, and enhanced sanitation and hygiene best practices are being followed to ensure the health and safety of our guests, staff and community. We look forward to safely serving you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
What 2012 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.5
Service
4.3
Ambience
4.1
Value
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vipAdventureFoodie
Philadelphia
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding as Always❣️ Our Go To Restaurant because we always enjoy the food, service and atmosphere 💞

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Responded a day ago

Thank you for the praise! We can't wait to see you again soon!

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MaryT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great waitress and service and food
Ambiance too

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Responded a day ago

Thank you, Mary, we are glad you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again soon :)

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MBFord
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2022
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Good experience from the wait at the bar listening to the acoustic guitar music thru the meal itself inside...everyone was kind courteous and helpful. Also very safety conscience about keeping us safe.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded a day ago

Thank you for your positive feedback! We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon.

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Marym
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely lunch with friends. Excellent food, cleanliness and safety. Waitress was attentive but not intrusive. Five stars !

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 14 January 2022

Thank you, Mary! Looking forward to your next visit :)

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LoriO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Two birthdays were celebrated in our family. We felt very safe. It was well heated. Staff wore masks. Cassandra was professional and friendly. She even took a family picture for us. The food was hot when it arrived. The entertainment was nice. Overall, we had a very enjoyable time.

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Responded on 12 January 2022

Lori, thank you for choosing Tavolas for your birthday celebrations! Happy we were able to provide you with an excellent experience. And we will pass along your praise to Cassandra :)

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GailM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a lovely dinner in the dining room and was able to enjoy the music from the bar. Food was great and our server, Maura, was adorable.

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Responded on 12 January 2022

Thank you, Gail! We are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2022
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience1

The area we were seated was too cold and my had to put her coat on several times during our dinner.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 12 January 2022

Thank you for your feedback, David. We have shared your comments with our management team and apologize for the unpleasant atmosphere. We hope that you will give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

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BARB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

New year’s eve

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vipGrt2dine
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to dine at any time. Service is impeccable and food always great!

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Responded on 3 January 2022

Thank you so much! We are happy you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again soon!

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vipDennisW
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service

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Responded on 31 December 2021

We are happy you enjoyed your visit, Dennis, and hope to see you again soon!

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vipJF37
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love coming to Tavola for the live music and good food. Jess was a wonderful server too!

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Responded on 31 December 2021

Thank you, we hope to see you again soon! And we’ll pass on your praise to Jess :)

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PatD
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Merry Christmas!

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Responded on 30 December 2021

Thank you, Pat!

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SamM
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Tavolas was a great place. We all ordered the French onion soup and had salads. The employees were all very friendly and are server Sam was great.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 23 December 2021

Thank you, Sam! We are so glad you enjoyed with us and hope to see you again soon. We will pass along your praise to Sam :)

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MaryE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great choices for food and cocktails. We also enjoyed the music.

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Responded on 21 December 2021

Thank you, Mary! We hope to see you again soon!

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MaryF
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My group enjoyed a lovely and tasty lunch with great service. Chris was attentive and really friendly. We got to catch up and had a great time. We were not rushed and I really enjoyed everything!!!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 21 December 2021

Thank you, Mary, for the kind words! We are glad you enjoyed your time at Tavola and will pass along your praise to Chris. :)

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JasmineV
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time here. We sat in the “outdoor” insulated bar area which was really cool! They had a gluten free bun for the burgers, also had wings, food was good!

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vipJF37
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal at Tavola. Great music by Clay too!

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Responded on 16 December 2021

We are glad you enjoyed your time with us! Hope to see you again soon.

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AndreaB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2021
Overall2Food4Service4Ambience2

We were seated “outside”. Side of tent wasn’t secured so it kept blowing into our table literally. Tent sides need to be secured.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 16 December 2021

Thank you for your feedback, Andrea. We have shared your comments with our management team.

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JoseG
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2021
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience3

The service left a lot to be desired. I don't blame the server who was clearly poorly trained and management is apparently clueless to the happenings during service.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 31 December 2021

Thank you for your feedback, Jose. We apologize the service did not meet your expectations and have shared your comments with our management team.

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CynthiaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I went on a Tuesday, to avoid the weekend crowd. Food is always great. A lovely place for date night. I was comfortable with the prices. Prices are average to center city Philly.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 10 December 2021

Thank you, Cynthia! Happy we were able to provide you with an excellent experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Wanted a quiet spot for a first date near where the rest of the evening was taking place. Food was very good, service was good considering Covid and multiple large parties seated in our area. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes craft beer, seafood and a variety of American staple foods. The lobster ravioli is excellent!

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Responded on 6 December 2021

We are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

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Edinadinner
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 3 December 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience under the tent

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 10 December 2021

Thank you, we are glad you enjoyed your time with us! We hope to see you again soon :)

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Vermonter
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience5

I went to Tavola with my fiancé and friend. Waiter was very nice. However, my friend found MOLD on her beyond burger bun. After telling a different server, he brought my friend a menu, took her new order and promised to remove it from the bill. This server was more attentive than our original one. He checked back regularly to make sure her food was okay. Although she was promised to have her food removed from the bill, she still ended up paying for her meal - they took the moldy food off the bill and made her pay for the replacement meal. If the atmosphere and company weren’t so good, we would have been very upset with the service.

TLDR: Food was good but check for moldy bread

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 3 December 2021

Thank you again for your feedback. and apologize for your negative experience. We have shared your comments with our management team and executive chef so that they can investigate and address the issues that you were able to bring to our attention. Please send us the best method of contact so we can connect with you directly.

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MarCherie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Retirement Celebration with upcoming retirement and past retirement of long time friends! The waiter was wonderful the food was delicious the atmosphere was great! One big problem those were gnats or small bugs flying around! I told the manager and she did not really show concern about our concerns ! The waiter did at least offer some desserts but we had already ordered and paid for two deserts! And I have another scheduled appointment for the 10th and still deciding if i should find another place to celebrate my retirement!

M Williams
267-593-1936
showsomelove@comcast.net

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 3 December 2021

Thank you for your review. We have shared your feedback with our management team to address and review with staff. We hope that you will give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future and hope to see you soon.

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JimF
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always the salmon was excellent. A great value for the money.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 3 December 2021

Thanks, Jim! We hope to see you again soon!

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PhillyNative
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Tavola and requested a table with a view or fireplace seating. My husband and I were given both and couldn’t have felt more special or pleased. Was a lovely dinner.

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Responded on 26 November 2021

We are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Thanksgiving service was great! We were in and out in under one hour. Food came within ten minutes of ordering and everything was delicious! I will be back next year!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 3 December 2021

Thank you for sharing Thanksgiving with us! We hope to see you again!

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JosephE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have dined here 2 times, once for a graduation celebration and once for this past Thanksgiving and both times everything was excellent.
I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 3 December 2021

We are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The absolute best Thanksgiving meal I have ever had.

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Responded on 3 December 2021

Thank you, Karen! We are so glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving meal!

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Noreen
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server, Anna - did a spectacular job - nothing was too much trouble for her - very accommodating. Our only negative was the food carts made a tremendous amount of noise to the point where our dinner conversation had to stop until the carts were out of our dining area. This should be addressed by management.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 3 December 2021

Thank you, Noreen! We have shared your feedback with our management team. And we’ll pass on your praise to Anna :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

We made reservations for 7pm. We anticipated a great meal followed music the night before Thanksgiving.

Waited 15 minutes to be seated, another 15 minutes before we were given a menu and told that our server would be over shortly.

Service was very slow. The soup arrived room temperature. Entrees were not appealing and the menu was very limited so we ordered burgers and fries. Both were clearly something I could have picked up frozen from the local grocery store. We paid the bill after eating nothing and went elsewhere.

We have had numerous family and business events at Tavola and always had a great experience. I was extremely disappointed to see what has happened to this venue.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 3 December 2021

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We appreciate your detailed feedback and apologize for not meeting your expectations and your overall subpar experience. We have shared your comments with our management team and executive chef so that they can investigate and address the issues that you were able to bring to our attention. Please send us the best method of contact so we can connect with you directly.

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Scott
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Tavolas was a nice place to eat. The 2 problems i have are although the food was good i think it was a little overpriced. The 2nd problem i had is the alcohol drinks are overpriced and watered down.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 26 November 2021

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for not meeting your expectations, Scott. Your comments have been shared with the management team. We look forward to exceeding your expectations in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

50th Anniversary Dinner

Good was out of order sent to us.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 23 November 2021

Thank you for your review. We apologize for the food being sent out of order on your anniversary dinner and we have shared your feedback with our management team to address and review with staff. We hope that you will give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

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JaneD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2021
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience1

We were very upset when we arrived expecting outdoor/safe seating that the "outdoor" seating was not outdoors at all. It was fully enclosed and there actually inside. The whole reason we came was to see the live musician (who was terrific, by the way), but we could not stay because of how unsafe we felt in a crowded and unmasked area. The restaurant's website should be more clear that "outside" does not actually mean outside at all.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 23 November 2021

Hi Jane, thank you for your feedback and we apologize for your inconvenience. We will certainly look into ways to communicate the current conditions better to our guests.

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TeresaB
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Miss Sammy was great!

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Responded on 19 November 2021

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your praise to Sammy. :)

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BigDog
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience2

First, when I reserved online, only available seats were “high tables”. This tables are located in the bar area, with a band. Very annoying and not suitable for conversation. Plus, cold. Plenty of empty seats inside and I requested to be moved; accommodated us.
Next, mass confusion in kitchen. My entree came out before the soup. Had to take both back, my wife’s was cold. By the time mine came back out, it was cold. Watched the servers bringing food out and they appeared totally confused and disorganized.
Drinks were excessively priced at $10 per, martini and sangria.

The food was good. Will avoid going there on weekends.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 15 November 2021

Thank you for your review. We have shared your feedback with our management team to address and review with staff. We hope that you will give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall1Food3Service2Ambience1

Reserved outdoor dining, got a completely closed in tent with no ventilation system and multiple gas heaters running. It was hot and Stuffy, very noisy, slow service. I will not go there again. Do not recommend.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 15 November 2021

Thank you for your review. We have shared your feedback with our management team to address and review with staff. We apologize for your negative experience.

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ERINS
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive, food was amazing, very nice restaurant.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 15 November 2021

We are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon!

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DianeS
1 review