Tavola Restaurant

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1291 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Tavola Restaurant + Bar offers a one of a kind full service bar and dining experience with an impressive outdoor bar and lounge featuring golf course views, fire pits, palm trees, and a misting system for the hot weather plus heat lamps and enclosures for colder weather.

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 bar specials accompanied by live acoustic music (paired with DJ entertainment on weekends). Tavola is open to the public daily and serving drinks, lunch, dinner, late night bites and Sunday Brunch.

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What 1291 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.3
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LawrenceD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live music on weekends is the highlight of my and my family's experience. It is now our weekly routine, and in my opinion, one of the best kept secrets in Delco.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 20 March 2020

Thank you, Lawrence!

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vipfishwidow1
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent! Perfect mix of waiter and bartender. Greg was excellent and our food was fantastic. For dessert I wanted a drink and Greg suggested a martini. I asked for a creamy chocolate martini and Savanna made an excellent one. So good I had to have another! We’ve been here a few times now and Greg has been the best waiter we’ve had. Thanks Greg for an excellent dinner experience.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 13 March 2020

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon! And we’ll pass on your praise to Greg and Savanna :)

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JoeR
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places in Delco. The service and food are always great. Just one disappointment...they took one of my favorites off the menu...Mahi fish Taco, I thought they were the best around!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 13 March 2020

Thank you, Joe! Happy we could deliver an excellent experience!

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sarahj
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were seated quickly and served right away. Our food was delicious and the service was excellent.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 6 March 2020

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

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Tbear
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love it here! Food is good and prices are reasonable.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 6 March 2020

Thank you for choosing Tavola!

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Melissa
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Not impressed at all! Been to this restaurant many times, food was cool and dry, not hot at all. Uncharged my $16 meal to $30 when I added grilled shrimp. Appetizers were decent but meal itself was not worth the money

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 28 February 2020

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, everyone enjoyed their meals.
We celebrated my sister's birthday...We enjoyed delicious chocolate cake and carrot cake for dessert!
Look forward to going again!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 28 February 2020

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

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CRL1
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great Sunday Brunch! Seems more popular every time we go.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 20 February 2020

Thank you!

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DanielF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice place food was great my only issue was we were with someone who has fish allergies and they had a special menu for Valentines dinner which had mostly sea food and things he couldn’t eat so he had the filet which was delicious but that was pretty much his only choice. Overs if you have no issues it’s a great place. Side note if you are going to be using a special menu for holidays you should post it or let people know.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 20 February 2020

We are happy you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon! We apologize our social media and website posts about the limited menu missed you.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was excellent. The salmon in the butter sauce was excellent. The service was great.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 20 February 2020

Thank you for choosing Tavola! Happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us ☺

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Robert
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Would not go back for anything other than drinks and appetizers outside. VERY DISAPPOINTED FOR VALENTINE'S DAY. They had a special menu and it didn't include anything that the restaurant is known for. It was bright and noisy. The bar area was playing live music, a guy playing cover songs passably on a guitar. the lights were far too bright in the dining room as well.

We were very disappointed. I expressed in my reservation, also to the hostess and the waitress, that it was my wife's birthday. No recognition or acknowledgement. We weren't expecting pageantry, but at least acknowledgement.

My lobster newburg was cold with a very forgettable yet comically small piece of a stuffed zucchini. My wife ordered a vegetable dish similiar to a ratatouille and that was also disappointing.

Overall, very disappointed and would not suggest dining here. Maybe flatbreads and salads on the outdoor promenade in the spring, but not for actual dinner.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 20 February 2020

We appreciate your feedback and apologize for not meeting your expectations. 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
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines dinner. Menu was perfect, great selections.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 20 February 2020

Thank you for spending your Valentine's Day with us!

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vipHarry
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food with a great waitress !

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 20 February 2020

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Restaurant was way overcrowded. Staff overwhelmed
We ordered an appetizer and left soon after because very little attention was given to us. Ruined my wife’s birthday

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 13 February 2020

Thank you for your review. We hope that you will give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

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MaryAnn
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked a late lunch with friends on a Saturday. We loved the relaxed quiet atmosphere, it's like eating at home but with someone to do all the work for you. We will definitely go again for lunch or maybe dinner the next time. I always like to order something that I do not normally make for myself at home so I had the Porcini Risotto which was excellent. One of our group tried the sharp upside down pizza and that will definitely be on my list to try at a future visit. The service was great, our server was very attentive and quick when we needed refills on drinks.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 13 February 2020

Thanks for the love, MaryAnn! We hope to see you again soon!

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JulieC
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buffet selections were plentiful
Shrimp were plump roast beef was perfectly cooked med rare.
The chef prepared my omelet to my requests!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 6 February 2020

Thanks for the love, Julie! We hope to see you again soon!

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Dannie
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We like Tavola not only for brunch but also for dinner, drinks, and celebrating.
I recommend you check it out 👍🏾

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 31 January 2020

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their brunches ! Great choice & cheap

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Responded on 31 January 2020

Thank you for choosing Tavola!

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Pickinicki
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & drinks were strong & tasty.
Salads are larger than normal - plenty of “leftover “!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 24 January 2020

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

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vipMimC
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Our waitress was so kind and efficient; we were kind of thrown at her because the hostess was occupied with a large walk-in group. We would definitely try Tavola again, food was good and so was my cocktail! The outdoor bar area looked like a lot of fun!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 31 January 2020

Thank you, Mim! We are happy you had a wonderful time.

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Shelly
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The food was luke warm, tasty but warm. Specifically the breakfast sausage. The last time I was there the breakfast sausage were in a covered dish over the sternos. This kept them hot! This time they were warm. Maybe they can go back to having them covered? Thank you

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 24 January 2020

We appreciate your feedback and hope you will give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

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RonaldS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

What a shame, as we were really looking forward to the Sunday Brunch, but overall it was a bad experience. It started when we arrived to a mostly empty dining room and the hostess promptly offered us a seat right next to the entrance to the rest rooms. After moving to another table we then went to the buffet. The selection looked great but looks do not translate to taste. The food was mostly bland and tasted like frozen food. What was supposed to be Eggs Benedict was absolutely inedible. Most everything else was similarly bad. The only things passable were the fresh made waffles and the prime rib (even though it was way over cooked. ) I would not return and would not recommend it to others.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 24 January 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We’re very sorry that you had a disappointing experience and will pass this along to our chef for his review and follow-up.

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RichardG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 2nd time here, My GF and I had a great time, we sat on the couch for few hours, talked and people watched.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 24 January 2020

Thank you for choosing Tavola! Happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us ☺

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SHolmes
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We went specifically because of restaurant week; I used the Center City District email, clicked on OpenTable and searched for a restaurant in the zip code unneeded for a business dinner 19036, which brought up Tavola. I’d been there before and enjoyed it. I mentioned prior to placing our order that we were there for restaurant week, and our hostess quickly denied the request. When I mentioned the email, she brought out the manager and they both stood over my shoulder for ten minutes while I searched through deleted emails to find the Center City District email. During this time he stated to my friend that Tavola and another restaurant never have restaurant week at the same time, yet the other business WAS listed. It was incredibly embarrassing to have both of them stand over our shoulders as if we were thieves.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 24 January 2020

Thank you for your feedback and we apologize for the inconvenience. While we utilize Open Table for reservation management, we are not responsible for their email marketing and search functions. We apologize on their behalf for the misinformation and hope that you will visit us again soon at Tavola.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

It took 1 hr to get the food. Served cold and horrible tasting food after an hr. Ordered crab cake and omelette. From their daily special. STD dishes. Nothing fancy. Will never go there again.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 17 January 2020

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We apologize for not meeting your expectations and your overall subpar experience.

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Shell
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service for great!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 17 January 2020

Thank you, Shell! We are happy you had a wonderful time.

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Dawn
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 January 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Was just average. We were hoping the quality of food would have been better being at the country club but our food was not very good....wasn’t terrible but very simple yet important mistakes. Calamari came out soggy, bruschetta was made with raw onions which kind of ruined it for us, stick with more traditional, the wings were definitely not jumbo, scallops very undercooked. The only great and unique thing was our dessert which was the ice cream sandwich, very good and I definitely recommend that...the whipped cream was lovely. Outside of dessert we had a very “meh” experience and won’t be returning. Was hoping for something a little more or at least foods to be cooked properly, especially simple go-to’s like calamari which is ruined or fabulous solely on the crispness of the breading.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 9 January 2020

We appreciate your feedback and apologize that the food was not to your liking.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Was seated quickly, but no server to be found. Quality of brunch food was subpar. I’ve had lunch and dinner here in the past and was quite pleased. If Tavola isn’t going to put the same effort into brunch, they should stop serving it. Not restaurant’s fault, but a table of women seating in the outdoor space were over the top loud.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 9 January 2020

Thank you for your review. We have shared your feedback with our management team. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The food definitely could have been better. But we loved the ambiance.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 9 January 2020

We appreciate your feedback and hope you will give us an opportunity to exceed your expectations in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went early for NYE dinner. Everything was delicious and friendly service. We started with the Cheesesteak Egg Rolls, best we ever had. I got the Chicken Italiano at the recommendation of our waitress. Perfect choice, actual chunks of crab on top of the chicken and I made sure to dip bread to soak up the delicious sauce! Hubby got Chicken Parm and he ate every bite. We will be back.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 2 January 2020

Thank you! We are happy you had a wonderful time :)

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VernelleL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I would not recommend right now. They would have to improve on somethings. Like, the temperature of the food, offer chicken or turkey products for breakfast & change the champagne for the mimosas.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 2 January 2020

We appreciate your feedback and look forward to exceeding your expectations in the future.

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vipfishwidow1
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Greeted when we walked in. We had a reservation and tables were available so we sat right down. We were at a small table for two in the corner and the hostess seemed genuinely concerned that the table might need to be pulled away from the wall a bit. Our waiter was very good he kept checking on us but not to the point of annoyance. For dinner my husband and I had sandwiches but both were very very good. I would definitely go back.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 30 December 2019

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

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blondie
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a large group and service was impeccable as was the food. Would definitely recommend to everyone!

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Responded on 2 January 2020

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

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Alivein215
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service and decent food and drinks.

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 30 December 2019

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

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JoeM
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for Christmas Eve!!! The wait staff were so amazing. And the food superb!

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Responded on 30 December 2019

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

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vipJlppsu
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

We made reservations weeks in advance of Christmas Eve for my Family. I get a confirmation call the day before and I confirmed. The next day I get a call around 12 confirming the 3:30 reservation AGAIN AND WARNING me that the kitchen closes at 4.
I couldn’t BELIEVE IT!?! There was no warning when the reservation was made and they tell me a couple hours bf?!? I asked her if she was telling me to change our reservation time and she suggested that. I had to call and check with the rest of our party. We get there and there is 1 large party there and NOONE else. The Hostess then tried to seat our party of 8 at a table for 7 RIGHT next to the large party. We asked to move to another table that wouldn’t be on top of the only other people in the restaurant and she said no that the other table was reserved. It wasn’t until we realized that there weren’t even enough seats for us that she consulted someone and have that table. 2 other tables came in after us much smaller parties. We were sort of rushed to order and we had to request bread a couple times bc 1 basket and 8 people wasn’t enough we were told they had to cook it. It was frozen. I was mid chew when asked if I needed a box of my chicken Italiano that was very bland and not arranged correctly, no fingerling potatoes. I said yes I WILL be needing a box soon and just like that utensils in my hand he takes my plate! My Mom’s order as wrong and no one else enjoyed their food except the kids chicken fingers.
Second time leaving Tavola’s where we couldn’t even find someone to ask for a bag and 2nd time I wore the white wine sauce. This time on a brand new $170 dress!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 28 February 2020

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're going to send you a direct message in hopes to connect with you further regarding this matter.

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vipMicheleS
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice - brought my staff there for a holiday celebration. Zoe was incredibly attentive. The whole experience was great, they let us linger and chat and have a really nice time!

Tavola Restaurant
Responded on 30 December 2019

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

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vipMicheleS
Philadelphia
40 reviews