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“Lobster salad, oysters, and cod tongue!”
Review of Tavola

Tavola
Ranked #25 of 401 Restaurants in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$8 - US$19
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Tavola's food is playful and original, drawing on the finest traditional techniques, but embracing local products and purveyors, reinventing classic dishes for a modern Newfoundland.
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Don't let the cod 'tongue' discourage you from going here, as there are many things to choose from. Having never had that, my husband & I had to try it. Kind of like deep-fried calamari but I didn't like it as well - it was good, but we loved the lobster salad and fresh oysters. Everything was so fresh, the service was good, and they were willing to turn down the music when asked (thanks). Their willingness to tastefully accommodate my food allergies was terrific (thanks so much). We had dinner here 2 nights during our stay in St. John's and will definitely come here again on our next visit. We've been fans of the "Great Big Sea" for years, and this restaurant is owned by one of the group members. He's definitely figured out the restaurant AND music scenes.

Thank Karmalita
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We had a great meal at Tavola. Our waitress was lovely and so helpful in accommodating our picky kids who couldn't find anything on the menu. We had the fish and chips - amazing!!! Fresh cut fries and seafood chowder. Great service and atmosphere- we'll be back!

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Excellent service and really nice food. Portions were appropriate and had a great selection of different foods.

Thank scott_the_canadian
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

We went to Tavola for Italian seafood and were treated to some of the best we've ever had. That's it. But when you go to a restaurant that's all you need, right? Who needs table cloths? Who needs linen napkins? Who needs clean cutlery after each course? Who needs bread to sop up their fantastic lobster sauce? Who needs a bill for $150.00. Ah well, we're on holidays

Thank bkrevi
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

We ended up at Tavola by chance after arriving in St.John's. Crystal, our waitress was extremely knowledgeable about the menu and how the dishes were prepared. Not being an avid fish eater, I trusted her suggestion for the seafood platter and the fried brussel sprout entrée. Both were outstanding. Who ever thought I would eat cod tongues, let alone like them. After travelling for a couple of days, dining at other wonderful St.John's restaurants, we decided to go back to Tyvola on our last night. Crystal was not there but Greg did a terrific job as our waiter and at the end, my wife and I asked to meet the chef so we could thank her for the fabulous meals we had enjoyed so much. We were surprised to meet Brittany who was so young and so talented. We couldn't have been happier with both experiences. Highly recommended for it's creative and delicious food, warm and attentive service and great value. The better restaurants are a bit pricey and although excellent, don't bring you the same value.

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Thank EdRudick
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