La Tavola

Red Sauce Italian

  • 91
  • 2015 Best Italian
Overview

Italian trattoria La Tavola showcases classic fare like house-made spaghetti and veal meatballs, venison osso bucco and hearty salumi boards with pickled vegetables. This intimate, neighborhood gem (helmed by Fifth Group) in Virginia Highland features a cozy brick-walled dining room and upstairs patio aromatic with an herb garden. Drink offerings include craft beers, house cocktails and an Italian-centric wine list.

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Accolades

  • Atlanta's Best Italian Restaurants 2015 - Zagat
  • Zagat rating of 26 out of 30

Menu for La Tavola

Dinner

Antipasti

  • olives orange zest, chili, rosemary gf
    $5.00
  • salumi board house-cured and artisanal meats and pickled vegetables gf
    $14.00
  • burrata blistered huckleberries, pistachio, arugula, olio verde gf
    $14.00
  • brushetta spinach salsa verde, anchovy, lemon
    $11.00
  • braised beet salad olive oil poached turnip, carrot, horseradish yogurt gf
    $12.00
  • caesar romaine hearts, croutons, parmigiano mgf
    $9.00
  • kale and chard salad kumquat vinaigrette, ricotta salata, hazelnuts gf
    $11.00
  • grilled calamari chickpea ragu, tomato, lemon agrumato, sicilian oregano gf
    $13.00
  • cotechino beef and pork sausage, castelluccio lentils, radish greens gf
    $10.00
  • veal meatballs marinara, polenta, parmigiano
    $9.00

Primi

  • risotto milanese saffron, whipped marrow gf
    $16.00
  • spaghetti tomatoes, basil
    $13.00
  • tagliolini mushroom ragu, pecorino romano
    $16.00
  • squid ink spaghetti calamari, Calabrian chilies, garlic, Thai basil pesto
    $18.00
  • ravioli milk braised pork, ricotta, oregano, roasted cipollini
    $19.00
  • tagliatelle bolognese, classic beef, veal and pork ragu
    $17.00
  • whole grain rigatoni duck sausage ragu, balsamic, parmigiano
    $21.00
  • beet gnocchi sardi gorgonzola dolce, hazelnuts
    $16.00

Secondi

  • market fish seasonal preparation mgf
  • zuppa di pesce clams, shrimp, market fish, calamari, spicy tomato-shrimp brodetto, grilled bread mgf
    $21.00
  • roasted chicken black pepper-chili rub, Sea Island red peas, broccoli rabe, grilled lemon gf
    $19.00
  • braised veal shank chicory, currants, pears gf
    $36.00
  • saltimbocca alla romana veal, prosciutto, fingerling potato, anchovy vinaigrette mgf
    $26.00
  • ribeye roasted turnips and oyster mushrooms, balsamico gf
    $32.00

Contorni

  • roasted brussels sprouts, apples, pecan vinaigrette gf
    $6.00
  • cauliflower, romanesco, bagna cauda gf
    $8.00
  • roasted carrots, kumquat agrodolce gf
    $7.00
  • roasted fennel, preserved lemon, fennel pollen gf
    $6.00
  • sautéed kale, sweet potatoes, scuppernong vinegar gf
    $7.00

Dolci

  • meyer lemon olive oil cake lemon curd, candied kumquats, lemon sorbetto
    $8.00
  • tiramisu hazelnut-praline crunch, mascarpone mousse, espresso granita
    $8.00
  • flourless chocolate cake malted milk chocolate, almond toffee, sea salt, olive oil mgf
    $8.00
  • cannoli ricotta and candied orange peel, grated dark chocolate
    $8.00
  • semifreddo dark chocolate gf or lemon mgf
    $3.00
  • sorbetto seasonal, offered by honeysuckle gf
    $3.00
  • cheese tasting two with seasonal accompaniments gf
    $13.00

Brunch

Antipasta

  • Bostock pastry cream, pistachio
    $6.00
  • House-made Cannolo ricotta, candied orange, chocolate
    $4.00
  • Smoked Salmon Crostini pickled red onions, marinated olives, chive mascarpone mgf
    $9.00
    $12.00
  • Burrata blistered huckleberries, pistachio, arugula, olio verde gf
    $14.00
  • Salumi Board house-cured and artisanal meats, pickled vegetables gf
    $14.00
  • Cheese Tasting seasonal accompaniments gf
    $13.00
  • Caesar Salad romaine hearts, garlic croutons, parmigiano mgf
    $9.00
  • Kale and Chard Salad kumquat vinaigrette, ricotta salata, hazelnuts gf
    $11.00
  • Braised Beet Salad olive oil poached turnip, carrot, horseradish yogurt gf
    $12.00

Brunch Specialties

  • Poached Eggs Bruschetta pancetta, Swiss chard, Parmigiana-basil fonduta
    $10.00
  • Frittata of the Day roasted potatoes and mixed lettuces gf
  • Two Eggs applewood-smoked bacon, polenta and fresh fruit gf
    $10.00
    With Fontina $10.50
  • Hangar Steak polenta rustica, two poached eggs, rosemary sea salt, grana padano gf
    $15.00
  • Pork Milanese breaded pork scallopine, arugula-tomato salad and poached eggs
    $13.00
  • Grilled Pork Sausage fried eggs, semolina gnocchi, porcini conserva gf
    $12.00

Pasta & Panino

  • Spaghetti tomatoes, basil
    $9.00
    With Veal Meatballs $13.00
  • Baked Penne Rigate sugo, basil, ricotta salata, grano padano
    $14.00
  • Tagliatelle Bolognese housemade meat ragu
    $14.00
  • Spaghetti Carbonara housemade guanciale, black pepper, egg yolk
    $12.00
  • Tagliatelli Mushroom Ragu white truffle oil, fulvi Pecorino Romano
    $13.00
  • Panino mortadella, fried egg, fontina, arugula, roasted potatoes
    $12.00

Sides

  • Anson Mills polenta gf
  • WIld Fennel Pork Sausage gf
  • olives, rosemary, chili, orange zest gf
  • applewood-smoked bacon gf
  • seasonal fruit gf
  • roasted potatoes and onions gf

Cocktails

  • bloody mary
  • basil limonada
  • mimosa

Cocktail

Cocktails

  • Basil Limonada house-infused lemon vodka, basil, soda
    $9.00
  • Nothing Fancy Reisetbauer Austrian Blue Gin, Fever Tree Tonic
    $11.00
  • Piazza Cocchi Americano vermouth, St. George Raspberry, Maraschino and mint
    $10.00
  • Dual Citizenship Herradura Blanco, Cappelletti aperitif and Grapefruit.
    $10.00
  • Effloresence Robber Baron Rye whiskey and Sibona Chamomile, honey, orange bitters
    $10.00
  • Negroni Berkshire Gin, Campari and Cocchi Vermouth di Torino
    $12.00

Gluten-free Brunch

ANTIPASTI

  • Smoked Salmon Crostini pickled red onion, marinated olive, chive mascarpone
    $9.00
    $12.00
  • Burrata blistered huckleberries, pistachio, arugula, olio verde
    $14.00
  • Salumni Board house-cured and artisanal meats, pickled vegetables
    $14.00
  • Cheese Tasting seasonal accompaniments
    $13.00
  • Caesar Salad romaine hearts, Parmigiano
    $8.00
  • Kale and Chard Salad kumquat vinaigrette, ricotta salata, hazelnuts
    $11.00
  • Braised Beet Salad olive oil poached turnip, carrot, horseradish yogurt
    $12.00

BRUNCH

  • Frittata of the Day roasted potatoes, mixed lettuces
  • Two Eggs applewood-smoked bacon, polenta rustica, fresh fruit
    $10.00
    With Fontina $10.50
  • Hanger Steak polenta rustica, two poached eggs, rosemary sea salt, grana padano
    $15.00
  • Grilled Pork Sausage fried eggs, semolina gnocchi, porcini conserva
    $12.00

SIDES

  • Anson Mills polenta
  • wild fennel pork sausage
  • olives, rosemary, chili, orange zest
  • applewood-smoked bacon
  • seasonal fruit
  • roasted potatoes & onions

Cocktails

  • Bloody Mary
  • Basil Limonada
  • Mimosa
    $5.00

Gluten-free Dinner

ANTIPASTI

  • olives rosemary, chili, orange zest
    $5.00
  • salumi board house-cured and artisanal meats, pickled vegetables
    $14.00
    With Cheese $17.00
  • burrata blistered huckleberries, pistachio, arugula, olio verde
    $14.00
  • braised beet salad olive oil poached turnip, carrot, horseradish yogurt
    $12.00
  • caeser romaine hearts, parmigiano reggiano (request no croutons)
    $9.00
  • kale and chard salad kumquat vinaigrette, ricotta salata, hazelnuts
    $11.00
  • grilled calamari chickpea ragu, tomato, lemon agrumato, sicilian oregano
    $13.00
  • cotechino beef and pork sausage, castelluccio lentils, radish greens
    $10.00

SECONDI

  • risotto milanese saffron, whipped marrow
    $16.00
  • market fish seasonal preparation
  • zuppa di pesce clams, shrimp, market fish, calamari, spicy tomato-shrimp brodetto (request no bread)
    $21.00
  • roasted chicken black pepper-chili, Sea Island red peas, broccoli rabe, grilled lemon
    $19.00
  • braised veal shank chicory, currants, pears
    $36.00
  • saltimbocca alla romana veal, prosciutto, fingerling potato, anchovy vinaigrette (request no flour)
    $26.00
  • ribeye roasted turnips, oyster mushrooms, balsamico
    $32.00

CONTORNI

  • roasted brussels sprouts, apples, pecan vinaigrette
    $6.00
  • cauliflower, romanesco, bagna cauda
    $8.00
  • roasted carrots, kumquat agrodolce
    $6.00
  • roasted fennel, preserved lemon, fennel pollen
    $6.00
  • sautéed kale, sweet potatoes, scuppernong vinegar
    $7.00

992 Virginia Avenue Northeast
Atlanta, GA 30306

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Refined, Upscale
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (404) 873-5430
  • Private Dining Room: Yes