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La Tavola

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$$ - $$$
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702 1st Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06708
+1 203-755-2211
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all the food is really good but every time we have been here for dinner the service has ruined our meal. The wait staff is clearly a bunch of armatures making p/t money on the side - maybe friends of the owner, who knows. No personality, inattentive, and slow. Also, funny - we ordered a dessert to share... More 

Thank Sidney2007
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67 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

One of my favorite more upscale restaurants in Waterbury. There is a lively bar scene and nice patio in the summer. Dining in is popular so I recommend reservations. Lots of delicious options on the menu. Parking can be difficult but you'll likely find a spot on the street.

Waterbury, Connecticut
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Best food in all of Waterbury. Great bar area, but romantic ambiance in the dining area. The chef just won best chef in CT and he's so deserving. Try the shrimp toast as an app and my favorite dinner is the scallops. Enjoy!!

Thank Jessica M
Waterbury, Connecticut
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

To make a long story short This restaurant is excellent, but it is expensive. They are also very busy. On a Friday night, with reservations,we had to wait 20 minutes,just to get a table. I had the veal shank, it was outstanding ! Once we were seated, the service was very good. I would recommend this restaurant to my best... More 

Thank donald_dailey
Wolcott, Connecticut
1 review
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Been to this restaurant before and found it to be outstanding. Last night (03-10-17) at a six o'clock dinner, we were very disappointed. The fried calamari was greasy and appeared to be fried in old oil. The sea bass had bones in it, and the vegetables were burnt and under seasoned. The waitress was excellent and tried to correct the... More 

Thank nmpltr
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We are from Trumbull and friends from the area brought us here last night. Wow! Food was fantastic. All four of us loved our meals and appetizers. Chicken was cooked to perfection. My husband's pasta dish was excellent. Can't say enough about our meal. We loved it and will be back!

Thank J L
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had an incredible dinner here. We started with the stuffed figs-prosciutto wrapped Gorgonzola stuffed figs. They were so good. He had the 20 Oz cowboy cut Ribeye cooked to perfection with truffle mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. Everything was flavorful and the presentation was beautiful. I had homemade ravioli that was out of this world. The... More 

Thank Elizabeth M
North Haven, Connecticut
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

After reading a dozen reviews, I was a bit negative going in. However, I was pleasantly surprised. Sunday evening, great service, very friendly and very informed. We opted tp do a bunch of appetizers. Excellent! We did roasted peppers, fresh homemade but should have been fixed with garlic and oil, freshly s;iced mortadella and sharp provolone, right off the slicing... More 

Thank Nick D
Farmington, Connecticut
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370 reviews
307 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This is not a place I would write home about. I am used to much better Italian. We were here for a business meeting so it was a convenient location. The best part of the meal was the wonderful salad. At $8 it was well worth the price since it was green and quite large. The shrimps I ordered were... More 

Thank Rohrshack
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

The only thing good about this place is the food . We had 8:15 dinner reservations in the bar since there would be no tables available in the dining room at that time. We arrive at 8:10 and stand at the hostess pedestal for at least 10-15 min and still nobody acknowledges us. We have to go hunt the hostess... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 702 1st Avenue, Waterbury, CT 06708
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Waterbury
  • Phone Number: +1 203-755-2211

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