Atlanta >Food & Dining > La Tavola
992 Virginia Ave Ne, Atlanta, GA | Directions 3030633.782483 -84.354914
Monday-Thursday 5:30-10pm; Friday-Saturday 5:30-11pm; Sunday 11am-3pm, 5:30-10pm
Neighborhoods: Virginia Highland, Northeast, Northeast
On of the best Italian restaurants in the city; great service, and solid pastas. Splurge a little and get some shaved truffle on your pasta if they have it!
Good Food, Poor Service – My experience dining at La Tavola was mixed. While the food was very good, I was very disappointed with the quality of the service. Perhaps it was because the server was in training that caused his trainer to "over compensate" but it was not a pleasant experience. The trainee was poorly briefed on the menu and wine list, so the trainer felt the need to go into great detail about many items. I found her need to push additional items to pad the bill very annoying. I also did not appreciate the table being cleared before we were completely finished with the food. The two projected an aura of pretentiousness that conflicted with their dress of jeans, t-shirt and leather studded belt.
La Tavola best Italian trattoria – Excellent antipasto plate of artichoke hearts, mozzerella/tomatoes/red pepper in olive oil, capers, prosciutto, carpaccio, olives, more ?, and fresh bread accompanying it. We had manicotti, sage ravioli, and a special of seared sea scallops with a Ga. silver queen & gold corn risotto. Everything was very good and we all shared. The ravioli and the manicotti were my favorites and some of the best Italian food I have had in Atlanta. The cheescake was killer and we all shared a bit of each. The chocolate cake was very good as well. Total bill for 3 entrees, 2 beers, and about 4 glasses of wine was ~ $100. Great food everytime.
Good Value – La Tavola remains one of my VH favorites. The 5th Group has this one down right. I don't know why the have such a problem with Sala. While the italian food may not be the best you have ever had, it is definitely good and consistent. The service has always been good, but because it is so small they tend to rush you a bit on a weekend night, so mid week is recommended.
Kckin' Seervice – My wife and I went for an early evening dinner before the show at the Variety Playhouse. We had remembered Capos that had resided there in our Emory days. Stopped in on a whim. Wonderful ambiance. Our waitress was superb, giving us good info on the wine list. Chef came by the table and chatted. Was very helpful and spoke about the vision for the restaurant within the community....lots of locals there for a meal. Good food, well presented. I particularly liked the veal....side spinach was excellent.
Can be a great time – La Tavola can be a really wonderful experience depending on your seat and your waiter. The food is usually very solid. I've had a weak waiter or two that sort of diminished the experience some. The wine is always overpriced.
Fun Experience – The place has a great, sleek decor which is neither overbearing or full of itself. Just refreshing and cool. Service was very attentive and with a reservationw e were seated within 5 minutes on a packed night. Food was a bit heavy, but quality. Great tastes and totally delicious. Overall a really nice experience that should rate as one of the Highlands' best. Only complaint was the price: bit much for the food. I feel like you're paying for the location - somebody's gotta pay the rent!
always a treat – Everytime we visit La Tavola we are very pleased. The service is attentive, the food is excellent, the wine list is great, the atmosphere is great too. I recommend it to anyone wanting an excellent dining experience.
down home Italian experience – Food was very good. The service was personal but not overbearing. Would definitely recommend to friends and will be returning
Pleasant but not perfect – The food is well, okay. I go there for the baked manicotti, and I do enjoy the bread. The rest of the menu hasn't really impressed me (the pork, risotto, lasagna-all just okay). The Caesar salad tends to be heavy on the dressing. The space is pleasant enough & I've never had poor service, but it wouldn't be on my list for top italian.
sucky service – The waitress was rude to the point of telling us that she wasn't worried about a tip becuase it was already figured into the bill!
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