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La Tavola

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702 1st Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06708
+1 203-755-2211
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Southington, Connecticut, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went there last night I have never experienced such horrible service....we waited about a half hour before the waitress even took our drink order....brought dinners our without even cleaning the appetizer dishes...waitress had zero personality...had to ask her for menus...what the specials were....horrible! This wasn't our first visit but it will be our last.

Thank Linda R
Level Contributor
105 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have been here for dinner, but more often for lunch. Food is always consistent and delicious.... rigatoni with bolognese is great,but I love the chicken caesar wrap for lunch- warm chicken with a delicious flavor.

Thank ilovecheeba
Naugatuck, CT
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I have been to this restaurant twice and both times had a great meal. We had reservations and were seated within minutes of arrival. My only issue was that both dining rooms, one upstairs and one downstairs, were really loud. I spent the entire meal leaning across the table to hear my friend talk. That was really annoying! I don't... More 

Thank terrysQ9598KL
Lake Tahoe, CA
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This restaurant is a gem that I will remember for a long time. Last night in town with my sis and we wanted to make it special. Well we couldn't have asked for a better experience. From start to finish it was all fabulous. We were promptly seated in a comfortable booth and were lucky that we could actually hear... More 

1 Thank r5family
Plymouth, Connecticut
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We were a group of six. Reservation for 6:45 waited and waited . Too crowded too loud didn't get to our table till 7:40 if we were a couple we would have left. Couldn't even get a drink. Very frustrating. Now the food was delicious and the service was good. Haven't been back since.

Thank 761marianna777
Waterbury, Connecticut
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love this restaurant! It sits in the Town Plot section of Waterbury otherwise known as Macaroni mountain. It's a beautiful restaurant with great Italian food and wonderful ambiance. Nice bar area and a great outdoor patio for dinning. If you go try their eggplant stack, it's amazing. So is the pasta. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Lsanders613
Waterbury, Connecticut
Level Contributor
207 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We decided to take my parents to La Tavola for a nice evening out on a Sunday. Unfortunately, we picked a night when the restaurant was severely understaffed. We were seated promptly upon arrival but then waited an hour for our order to be taken. And if the staff present had communicated with us that they were missing staff, we'd... More 

Thank TherealVman
Waterbury, Connecticut
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to this location many times and always enjoyed the food. The chef is amazing. Great drinks. The bartenders are great too. The lunch is the best around and a great place for a date.

Thank AS_Carps
Waterbury, Connecticut
Level Contributor
209 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

La Tavola is an authentic, locally owned, Italian restaurant. They have both indoor and outside seating. I ate outdoors as the night was nice and it was interesting to see all the people come and go. The restaurant was very busy for a Wednesday evening, but we were greeted and seated right away. The service and the food were both... More 

Thank rr177
Simsbury, Connecticut
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

When ever you return a restaurant that blew you away the first time you are always skeptical about the second adventure. We were not disappointed with the quality of the good. It was awesome. The antipasti meats and cheese were perfect. My rigatoni was light even though it was sausage and broccoli rabe. The veal shank was perfectly tender and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 1st Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06708
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-755-2211

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?