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Tavola

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2500 Binjiang Dadao, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 2022 8288
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Singapore, Singapore
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1,453 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 600 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Situated in a standalone house, the entrance is dimly lit and difficult to find in the dark. Upon entering , we found the front desk desolate and the staff most disinterested Upstairs a few tables were occupied but the ambience too empty. We ordered the antipasti platter to share and it was ok. My main of beef fillet was a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great location on the river. Good for a romantic dinner The food is not so special, at least for an Italian customer like me Pretty expensive

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Thank Paolo M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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138 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I like this place because of the location. Just on the river with a great view. The buffet lacks choice but the mains are quite good. The wine is fine.

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Thank Paoloc0211
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

I really enjoy the dinner. Quality of food, presentation and the waiter was very pleasant and professional. The atmosphere was quiet too. I warmly recommend this place.

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Thank Laurent P
Shanghai, China
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I used to come quite frequently in the past and I just came back yesterday evening for the 1 st year in 2016. What happened ? Almost empty, inside and at the terrace, smiling staffs but all new to me, maintenance of equipment 😒,... Italian chef is the same , menu unchanged . Then ? Maybe because food is not... More 

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Thank PatriceDeShanghai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Couldn't fault service or food quality, scallops for starter the best I ever had, gnocchi main was fantastic Done now don't want to say over 100 chars trip advisor as I'm trying to eat my dinner

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Thank Darren L
Shanghai, China
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197 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

We sat outside on a Sunday in the beautiful weather and the food was very good. The fish was really tasty and the choice on the appetiser buffet was excellent. The service was friend and efficient. Overall a good experience for lunch over the weekend and the view on the outside seating was beautiful in the sun.

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Thank Jaime G
Shanghai, China
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197 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

This is a great restaurant for lunch , they have a really nice menu and the food is delicious. I really recommend this place for a business lunch or for even personal visit. The view is amazing

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Thank Jaime G
Sydney Australia
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87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

You can read the other reviews - as a business traveller it's a nice restaurant to get a view along with a good selection of view. I had the Angus Steak (220CNY) which ended up more like a 125gm portion. But the upside is there is an appetiser bar with a wide selection that makes up for any small portion... More 

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Ridgefield, New Jersey
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Have been coming here ever since it opened. Since the previous GM left, the quality of food and service have suffered. I was told the owner is not too foreigner friendly, unlike the previous GM who speaks 4 or 5 different languages fluently and was professionally trained in Switzerland, a very rare breed Chinese. Great view though!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$40 - US$80
Cuisine
Italian, European, Mediterranean
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 Binjiang Dadao, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Lujiazui
  • Neighbourhood: Lujiazui
  • Phone Number: +86 21 2022 8288
Description
TAVOLA Shanghai Italian Dining is an idea venue for business entertainment, and for sharing the nice moments with friends. Even before you lost in the nice food and good wine, you will already feel slightly tipsy from the cool breeze over the water.

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Lujiazui
When people speak of Shanghai’s futuristic skyline, it’s the financial district of Luiazui they are speaking of. Shanghai’s most iconic buildings are located in close proximity to Lujiazui’s elevated ring road and swanky eateries. Sky-high shopping and chic bars fill the highrises around the area. As is characteristic of a world-class financial business district, some of Shanghai’s best malls and hotels can be found in the neighborhood. While everyone on the famous Bund side of the river gazes in awe at these amazing structures, all the buildings here, as well as Lujiazui’s riverside promenade, offer great views of the historic buildings all along the Puxi side. The Lujiazui park often hosts music festivals throughout the year, and park goers can party and stroll in the shadow of some of the world’s tallest buildings.
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