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“Finally what Italian food should taste like!!!”
Review of Tavola

Tavola
Ranked #90 of 3,213 Restaurants in Vancouver
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central
Reviewed September 9, 2016

4 old friends were celebrating being together. It wasn't easy to get a reservation and when we did they told us we had to give up the table 2 hours later, which we understood. Interesting that if the folks wanting the table did show up either they had another table available or the reservation was a no show. So we enjoyed a lovely slow sampling of this wonderful food. This is nothing like "standard" Italian restaurants. It was full of so many tastes and unique combinations that weren't crazy. Our waitress was solid on her information. They encouraged us to share family style. Even with so many guests in the restaurant the noise was manageable for a conversation.

Date of visit: August 2016
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Thank BinWoodside
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Reviewed September 6, 2016

Absolutely spot on the entire time! Our waiter was the appropriate combination of funny, knowledgeable, and helpful (with menu explanations and help picking a delicious wine that wasn't too expensive). We had the chicken liver crostini (delicious!), the mixed green salad (simple but refreshing), the pulled pork ragu (perfect!), and the campanelle (even more perfect?)! My husband and I left the plates cleaner than had they just been pulled out of the dishwasher. Totally unpretentious but serving great-quality food. The tables are a bit close to your neighbors, but that's the kind of place it is. If you're looking for a dark, quiet place to be uber-romantic, this is probably not it, but if you just want a really great meal, this is the spot. Will definitely add to our list of must-visits whenever we come through Vancouver.

Date of visit: September 2016
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2  Thank JenKim_3
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Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Loved the food and the patio. Server was knowledgeable and friendly. Good wine list that is reasonably priced. We started with the fresh tomato and burrata salad. It was outrageously expensive but that cheese always is. The pastas were delicious - one with mushrooms and the other was spicy tomato. It was a lovely 30 minute walk back to our Condo downtown via Canada Place where you get to enjoy spectacular views while walking off dinner.

Date of visit: August 2016
1  Thank sadiefromottawa
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Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Best Italian dinner in a long time. Friendly relaxed atmosphere....but don't let that fool you. The food is amazing! Date night once a month here is in the cards. Can't believe it took us so long to go there.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Laurel M
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Reviewed August 24, 2016

Great food busy atmosphere and attentive service. Our favourite the Roast chicken and beef ragu. Book ahead or you will have to wait it's popular!

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank ChristaAuckland
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