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Tavolata

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A.S. Fortuna St. | Design Center of Cebu, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
+63 32 505 6211
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was a real gem! Nice atmosphere, attentive staff and a great menu selection. Was amazed that they had Italian food this great in the Philippines! Went for my birthday and when the wait staff caught wind of this they gathered with a cake and sang happy birthday. Was a nice touch to a nice evening. Hope to return... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Travolta is a modern Italian restaurant with great food and ambience. The bruschetta was excellent with fresh tomatoes and savory olive oil. Service needs to be spruced up a bit. Otherwise, it was a great dining experience.

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Thank Ricky O
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all, they don't serve prosecco by the glass. That's so un-Italian. The dishes were good. We ordered spaghetti vongole. Although the pasta was eventually linguini as mentioned in the menu, the dish was okay. It didn't have that authentic Italian flavor but maybe that has to do with the ingredients more than the kitchen skills. Or maybe the... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

I had lunch with my wife and some friends. We ordered the 2 salads, 2 pastas, 2 pizzas, and several desserts. The whole dining experience was simply wonderful. The pastas we were told were made in house and not store bought and the crust on their pizzas were crunchy and crisp. Our entire group raved about everything and absolutely nothing... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We're looking for a nice dinner. Ordered Seafood Salad and a Parma ham pizza with a bottle of white wine. Great service, great food, will be back!!!

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Makati, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

On a quick trip to Cebu, I had the chance to host a dinner with some friends who recommended this restauran. Excellent choice. From the design of the place, to the service and the quality of the food served. We had pizza, soup , salad, steak, clams etc... Everything was perfect and we went home with a smile on our... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Good quality ingredients up to the standards you would find elsewhere in the world, large portions kind of comfort food. Salads also good, would go back considering there are very few restaurants in cebu worth a second visit that is really saying something.

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San Fernando, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Having been to Cebu a couple of times, this is the only time i am with my wife and a spare moment to spend for our intimate dinner date. Along the way we have passed a lot of pocket strips of restaurants casting doubts on our choice. As we arrived at Design Center Area, i feel a relief. The restaurant... More 

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We came with friends, and had a wonderful experience. All the food was incredibly fresh and very well prepared! Wonderfully diverse menu, and we all loved what we had so much we had to share around! Pissarro especially is fabulous, and it is very clear that the pasta is fresh made. Even the bread starter was amazing . . .... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! Our friends brought us here, as it is one of their favorites!!! The service was perfect, friendly, and very helpful! The staff was always attentive, waiting to help us! The garlic sourdough bread was a lovely starter. Meals are for splitting, and we enjoyed the crispy chicken pasta entree... And then several desserts!!! We can't wait to go back... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: A.S. Fortuna St. | Design Center of Cebu, Cebu City 6000, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Visayas  >  Cebu Island  >  Cebu City
  • Phone Number: +63 32 505 6211
Description
In the vein of a traditional Italian Trattoria – a casual, local gathering place for food, friends and wine – our menu reflects the purity of tradition by relying on the classical and effortless approach. The simple purity of our inspiration comes from the superior ingredients and technique of the Trattoria.Everything on the menu at Tavolata is handcrafted, using only the finest local and imported ingredients. Our pasta is made fresh daily from 100% semolina from Italy using our own bronze die extruder. Unlike the store bought pasta most restaurants use, you will find the delightful chewiness of freshly extruded pasta a wonderful experience. From the fermentation of the dough to the homemade toppings, you'll certainly agree that our hand-tossed pizzas are irresistible.The joy of eating, both simply and well, while among good company is the aspiration of Tavolata. It is with this simple thought that we invite you to sit, dine an enjoy life with those you love at our Tavolata!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?