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Map & Directions 2323 Second Ave.
Seattle, WA 98121
  • Italian
  • Daily 5pm-2am
  • All Major Credit Cards, cash, ATM/Debit
  • Multi-Level, Private Party, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Late Night
  • Full bar
  • Accepted
  • No Parking


Seattle Weekly's Description

With its raw-cement walls and ultralate hours, entrees for two and crowd of bargoers waiting for seats, Tavolata is the party place in party town. Those willing to dive in to the experience will find that Tavolata delivers much of what it promises: honest, well-prepared Italian food; a reasonable check; and good odds of chatting up whomever the host seats next to you at the 30-person communal table. Chef Ethan Stowell's handmade pastas are supple and golden, soaking up flavor from the sauce but still leaving you something to chew on. The octopus salad is fantastic, as is his grilled fish, seasoned only with lemon and smoke, perfectly Italian in its minimalism.

Member Reviews

  • jraines1 wrote a review for Tavolata
    on 04/14/10


  • seattleweeklybestof wrote a review for Tavolata
    on 05/06/09

    Ah, a romantic evening out with your lover of all things deathly. A little Marilyn Manson on the stereo as you dress, an extra tug on your corset strings for a paler, more emaciated appeal. Perhaps you can drain off a vial of your blood, mixed with Spanish fly, to whet your beloved's appetite. Then, long after nightfall (but before midnight, when the kitchen closes), it's off to... More >>

  • JohnM4423 wrote a review for Tavolata
    on 09/11/08

    Named for its 30' x 3' giant table made from the cross section of an entire fir tree, Tavolata is local favorite Ethan Stowell's second and most popular spot. Located in the trendy and always happening Bell Town neighborhood, its is open every day from 5pm-Midnite. They only take reservations for parties of 6 or more so come early with your date and relax with the wine list. The... More >>

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  • The Seattle Times on 05/26/10

    Don't judge Tavolata by its appearance — instead, wait for its fine rustic food, like this veal carpaccio, of bubble-gum pink meat with olive oil, parsley, Parmigiano-Reggiano and anchovies.

  • Buster B. on 08/15/11

    Get a couple salady appetizers, the riggatoni, and a glass of Barbera. I've done it ~50 times and it has never disappointed.

  • Seattle Met on 06/30/10

    At Belltown’s newest hot spot the chef is working out the twists in the strozzapretti.

  • Stills on 01/25/10

    Try the new Mackerel bruschetta-- seriously tasty stuff.

  • Weslie M. on 06/23/10

    I try to branch out, but I can't NOT get the rigatoni with spicy Italian sausage. Such a reliable and delicious mainstay.

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