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178 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
+1 709-754-1678
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“gnocchi” (19 reviews)
Opens in 6 min
All hours
Canadian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
178 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Meal was great; we had a big party so lots of small plates was wonderful. Loved, loved the seafood platter and the marinated mussels. The atmosphere is lovely, intimate and the waitress was a hoot!

Thank WideWorldTraveller
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Been here twice this month for brunch. Great food - a twist on traditional, boring brunch foods. Best toutons ever had outside Mom's kitchen. Also, really nice servers.

Thank HungryTownie
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We dropped in around 8:30 so they had already run out of a few things such as the cod tongues and oysters, but there was still plenty on the menu to tempt us. We started with the mushroom toasties and scallops, and followed that up...More

1  Thank WhippetGood
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Dined at Tavola on this blustery Victoria Day weekend (2017) for dinner. I was blown away by the seafood (figuratively) and the St. John's wind (literally). The meal was truly top-notch! Ordered the seafood-platter special for the evening, which consisted of a mound of steamed...More

1  Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Took my family for our wedding anniversary. We were attracted by the style of food which included many made on site charcuterie ingredients, pickles and pasta. We were not disappointed. The high light of our visit was the service provided by our server Crystal who...More

Thank Terrance H
Reviewed 3 May 2017

The food here is fabulous. Pasta is fresh made in-house, and pasta dishes change almost daily, They do excellent, fresh local seafood, I had the salmon and it was cooked to perfection. Service is fabulous, with staff who know the menu and can suggest nice...More

Thank Gastro-gurl
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick dinner, had the mussels special to start with which was great, followed it with some small plates including the gnocchi which was homemade! Would return to try more of the homemade pasta

1  Thank benpratt7
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and original drinks. Nice atmosphere and very caring and courteous staff. The place is obviously run by the owner and they have great pride in their establishment.

1  Thank MENBBB
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Had a fantastic meal here last night - it might just be my new favourite restaurant in the city. They were more than happy to accommodate my gluten-free and dairy-free diet. Make sure to try the brussel sprouts - they are delicious!

1  Thank Finelinetravel
Reviewed 21 March 2017

They have the best food especially the crispy brussel sprouts!!! I just LOVE this place! their specials are always so fresh and seafood is a must!

1  Thank Kelly R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$19
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 21:30
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 178 Water St, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Newfoundland and Labrador  >  Newfoundland  >  St. John's
  • Phone Number: +1 709-754-1678
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Tavola's food is playful and original, drawing on the finest traditional techniques, but embracing local products and purveyors, reinventing classic dishes for a modern Newfoundland.
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