Tavolo Wine Bar & Tuscan Grille - Smithfield
Simply put, Tavalo’s is always the BEST! My 90 mile round trip is worth it! Incredible menu with the freshest seafood, tender meats, superb sauces and definitely the very best bartenders in the area. If I make a reservation, there is always a place setting ready! I like that! You will never find a better scallop anywhere.
Always enjoy going here! The food is wonderful and friendly service!
Hard to pick something bad here, great menu.
Beautiful ambience, nice menu variety, love the fish specials, love the halibut. Had the filet mignon last night. It was good but a little pricey at $33 for the portion. Came with just a few diced fried potatoes and small pieces of asparagus.
Very nice. Food and atmosphere great. Service at bar was poor. Bartender too busy chatting instead of waiting on new people.
Waitress at table ice, but it very attentive.
Very disappointed second time here the first was awesome. This time Filet came out rare when it came back it was all fat which is odd for a filet very tough as well. Fruitti di mar has no scallops in it and one shrimp. $150 wasted on what was suppose to be a great special night
We have been to Tavolo previously and have always had a good experience. This trip was no exception.
We used a Groupon which makes it more attractive!
This restaurant remains a favorite, from breadth of food offerings to location. Our server was lovely but having an “off” night; attentive but forgetful and not very knowledgeable on the food on the menu or the wine. We were trying some of the more serious glasses of wine ($23-28/glass) and the server’s description was based off of how sweet she thought they were - fortunately, our answers were just a google away and we were pleased with our overall choices. The beet salad was a perfect marriage of flavors, overflowing the plate but light on the palate. The spinach ravioli was delicious but my partner’s rib-eye, which was the special, was a thin cut and came out cold. The tiramisu was quite light and delicious but the cappuccinos came out after we finished dessert and, even then, mine came out 10 minutes after my partner’s. We intended to run errands after dinner, not expecting dinner to run 2 1/2 hours, but ran out of time. All in all, a very nice night with my charming companion and overall good food but Tavolo should decide if they want to go all in on the fine dining experience and associated prices or if they prefer to be a more laid back local spot in which case prices are a bit high. We will be back, interested in seeing what they do.
Great menu choices. Good food.
Our waiter was efficient. I wish that he would have returned after receiving our full payment & gratuity with a “Thanks “.
.waiter could have been more attentively
Great food as always . Service not the best last night .
Service overall slow and not great attention to detail. Restaurant wasn’t crowded and was surprised we had to ask for water refills 2x, waited about 15 minutes for waitress to acknowledge us once we were seated.
However food was absolutely delicious and wine choices amazing. Waitress picked wine and was given a range to work with. She went on the lower end which was a nice surprise and the wine was great.
Definitely will go back but don’t expect Davios type service and attention to details. Also very loud inside restaurant.
The food was good but the service was terrible. We had ask our waitress twice for everything that we wanted or needed because she would forget. She didn’t even apologize or feel bad that she’d forget. She was never around when we needed her. We had to ask other workers to go get her. We’ve been to this restaurant twice before and weren’t impressed so we thought we’d give it another try and I can honestly say third time is not a charm that’s for sure. Needless to say we will not be returning nor would we recommend this restaurant to family and friends.
It was our first time here and on Valentine’s Day. It was so amazing!!! Carol was the best waitress/server we have had in many years. We have typically gone to Providence for Italian food, but I think we just found our new go-to restaurant.
Thanks to Carol, we will be back soon.
Excellent as usual!!
The waitress was not welcoming she didn’t tell us her name and did not check on us. The food was cold when it came to the table and then I had to wait 10 mins to finally get our waitresses attention to get a fork which was frustrating. As well as waiting for refills on our drinks. It wasn’t even busy and we could hear people complaining around us.The portion size was small for the price. Will not return or recommend. I always give a second chance but will not with them.
Great food and Great service! Tavolo never disappoints!
Terrible experience. Our reservation was at 7:15. We were sat at 7:30 which is fine. Things happen. We finally decided to leave bc it was 7:50 and we still didn’t have our drinks. It was so noisy and packed. They simply couldn’t handle it.
Patricia, I wanted to reach out directly to you to offer my personal apology for your experience on Saturday night. As the owner ,I remember you specifically as I was personally working to get your table ready in a timely manner. I am disappointed to hear that you had to wait so long for drinks to come to your table and upset that I wasn't communicated about the delay by your server. That should never have happened and I regret that I was not able to speak with you personally last night.
Fantastic experience. We will be back. There was a large party (over 20) that was seated in the room with us and they were obnoxious. This had nothing to do with the restaurant or the server. In fact, the server handled it with grace and professionalism.
Usually have had great food and service in the past, even on a busy Friday night. Thursday February 6 the scallops were bad and service was non existent, restaurant was not busy. We were told to we could call owner on Friday to discuss the bad scallops. I am sorry, but that is not how customer service should be.
They had a special soup or salad, entree and dessert for $14. One of our group wanted the beet salad, but they didn't have beets. The waitress asked her if there were other vegetables she would like, and they made her a beautiful special salad. Each of us had a different entree, and everyone said their choice was delicious. I am particularly fond of their bolognese and I was not disappointed - it is always delicious.
Great meal, my waiter was outstanding
Maybe it was the 4PM dinner reservation, but It was an underwhelming experience at best. Went there to celebrate my son’s 16th birthday as two other local Italian restaurants were closed for the Super Bowl. First table we were seated at was dirty with food stains and bread crumbs on table cloth. Moved to another table and there was a dirty glass left on railing behind me. Food was good. Although noted in OpenTable comments and mentioned at the start of dinner they did nothing special for his birthday other than try to sell more desserts to the table.... should have waited for Trattoria Romana or Siena the following weekend.
My husband and I both tried a restaurant week special-appetizer, main course and dessert. I had an excellent beet salad with baby arugula, perfectly cooked pork tenderloin, so much that I brought half home along with my roasted Brussels sprouts. So full they allowed us to box up our desserts too. Service was very good and very fast. My only complaint was that the restaurant was too dark. I had to use the flashlight on my phone to read the menu.
Great food and friends! Enjoyed the Bolognese with Burrata ravioli
We love the food and the service at Tivolo’s, it is expensive but meals are excellent!
Food was delicious and waitress was pleasant and efficient at a VERY time. Would definitely return!
We always enjoy our dining experience here.
Tavolo is a regular for us - always excellent - never a disappointment - whether night out for something lite - a drink- or dinner - Tavolo is a great choice!
First time dining here with my family. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food. Waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable. We will be back :)
Celebrated my husbands birthday during restaurant week. Excellent food, service and ambiance!
Highly recommend! We were a little disappointed with the cold air blowing above us. We asked to shut off and they did. It would exercise every 15 minutes & had to ask them to shut off a few times. Other than that It was excellent! TY!
Lovely dining experience! Great food, great service, great ambiance! A winner in our book!
We love this restaurant. The food and service are very consistent and great.
Cheryl our server is hilarious
We always request her
She works in Smithfield Tuesday and Sunday
Food and drinks are fantastic
Great place and food, has the best Hot Olive oil to dip your bread in.
It was a good experience but I made a reservation there because they said online they were participating in the restaurant week that online said would be from January 11th on, and When I asked for the menu for the three course dinner He said that was not the right day .The advertisement was deceiving, attracting people for that reason and then denying them the service.We had dinner from the normal menu but I felt cheated out of the deal.Will not go back.
We would absolutely recommend Tavolo, especially for folks who need to eat gluten-free. The waitress helped my husband, who has Celiac, customize a pasta dish, which he loved! My spinach raviolis were fantastic as well.
Great place to have a get together. Food was great and the service excellent.
4 people in total - booked reservation for 8pm with Open Table . arrived 7:55 a little early . sat on couch in designated waiting area - at 8:15 hostess sat the people next to us who had an 8:15 reservation - my wife went up to the desk to ask what happened and that person said- " I am sorry the girl seating people doesn't pay attention sometimes , I will speak to her". We were seated 10 mins later at 8:25 - no problem and this didn't negatively impact us . Food for 3 people was good and enjoyed however the restaurant was out of several entrees and one was the Filet so I had to order the NY Strip . Unfortunately the NY Strip was terrible - I had to trim 80% off and could only salvage 20% to eat . I didn't say anything to the server since I didn't want to ruin the evening for the other 3 people . This meant I now had room for desert which was delicious . Overall 3 out of 4 isn't bad and I would go back and try the restaurant again . So my overall rating is good and not higher due to this experience .
Considering it was New Years eve and very busy the service was wonderful. Food was outstanding! Scallop rissotto and baked stuffed shrimp was very good.