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La Tavola

#101 of 1,127 Restaurants in Nantes
Certificate of Excellence
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18 rue de Richebourg, 44000, Nantes, France
+33 2 40 74 11 61
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Fri 12:00 - 14:00
Tue - Sat 19:00 - 21:30
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San Diego, California
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2015

We picked this Italian-style restaurant as it was close to our hotel. Menu is limited to three items and although our entre was excellent, the main course was disappointingly bland. Staff couldn't work out how to use our US credit card and we had to go back to the hotel to get cash as no banks were nearby.

1 Thank Cranbury46
Waterford, Ireland
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73 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2013 via mobile

Arrive in a major rain storm at 18.30 to find the door locked. A girl arrives and unlocks the door and says stay outside for 30 mins and you can come in! Enough said do they want customers? When will french people wake up that food in france is on the slide and service is going faster

7 Thank djsmyth100550
DidierViviane, Propriétaire at La Tavola, responded to this review

Dear Sir, It seems you've been out of your lovely country for a long time as you can't make a difference anymore between a storm an rain falling. The "girl" (you probably meant "the young lady) explained you kindly that we were opening at 19.00...and you left without saying "good bye"...I guess you forgot!!! I don't wear a "beret", I... More 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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43 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2013

Want to make a reservation ? The owner of this restaurant will make a transatlantic phone call to your cell phone in reply to your message left on his phone! And then, when you sit down in his restaurant, he will explain in details all his menu. The food was great. Great Italian food, rare in this French city. But... More 

Thank Pierre655
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2013 via mobile

My colleague had eaten here before so we headed straight for the restaurant. We had an extremely warm welcome (presumably the boss!) from someone passionate about his food! The menu is refreshingly short, with a selection of delicious dishes all which were enthusiastically explained to us. As a vegetarian it was easy for me to find something to eat which... More 

Thank nellnotts
Plymouth, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 May 2013 via mobile

My wife and I had a wonderful meal here, the menu was mouth wateringly and passionately explained that had you wanting to try everything! When the food arrived we were not dissappointed, the flavours were wonderful and the meals filling, can't say anything bad from the warm and friendly attention of the owner through to the fantastic meal made for... More 

Thank Chris S
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Last week we had the pleasure of discovering an Italian restaurant, la Tavola, in Nantes. It's rare to find a good italian restaurant that doesn't stick to pizzas and pastas! The staff was very professional, friendly and discreet, the service very smooth and the Italian wine we picked (a Ciro) to die for! As we were a bit lost, the... More 

Thank Jessica D
Nederland, Colorado
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216 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2011

This small restaurant is an amazing gem in an unlikely place. It is located on a quiet, non-descript, narrow street, behind the sex shops and mid-range hotels that front on the main street paralleling the train tracks, near the train station. Few other restaurants are nearby. The creation of Didier, it is a small place with umbrellas and a few... More 

1 Thank nedtraveler
Pasadena, CA
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143 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2011

I was at a meeting in Nantes and some colleagues invited us to try this place with them. It was a wonderful experience. La Tavola is located on a quiet back street between the Chateau and the train station. Didier, the owner, serves an eclectic menu that changes from night to night. Each dish is meticulously prepared and Didier is... More 

2 Thank Paul9876
Los Angeles, CA
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146 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2011

Offering French people non-French food (with the exception of pizza) is a tough sell, but this small trattoria succeeds, certainly for those who know good Italian food, even if that didn't appear to include a lot of the local French folks. Our meals started with a complimentary aperitivo (an Italianized kir royale) and a few olives and tomatoes. The chalk... More 

3 Thank AlanLosAngeles_CA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:00
19:00 - 21:30
19:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 rue de Richebourg, 44000, Nantes, France
  • Location: Europe  >  France  >  Pays de la Loire  >  Loire-Atlantique  >  Nantes
  • Phone Number: +33 2 40 74 11 61

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?