NYC Restaurant Review: Tavola NYC

Isn’t it funny how sometimes you stumble into a restaurant, not having planned it, made a reservation, or even researched it beforehand (yes, I do this) and it ends up being a 4 ½ star rated restaurant on Yelp with seriously awesome reviews and a pretty impressive chef/menu?

That happened during my NYC trip. Kait, myself and one of our new author friends, Ben, were wandering around Hells Kitchen looking for a place to have dinner when we happened upon Tavola NYC, an Italian restaurant inspired by Puglian, Roman and Sicilian cuisine. The restaurant specializes in its wood-burning oven roasted pizzas and has an extensive menu of Italian favorites.

There is no shortage of good food in New York, and I was so excited to see that we “accidentally” ate at this place.  We chatted over a bottle of delicious white wine, and freshly baked bread so fluffy and warm it basically melted in your mouth. When it came time to order dinner, I kind of went all out and ordered one of my favorite things ever — Frutti Di Mare. Grilled shrimp, calamari, and fish arranged perfectly over a bed of lettuce and vine-ripe tomatoes. The picture doesn’t do it justice, but I can still taste those tender calamari strips, plump jumbo shrimp, and succulent, refreshing fish all with just enough of a char to give them a little bit of a crust.

NYC Restaurant Review: Tavola NYC

Kait ordered a classic — lasagna filled to the brim with rich and creamy Buffalo mozzarella, ricotta, and a veal meat sauce. Ben ordered one of the handcrafted pizzas topped with prosciutto di parma and arugula.

NYC Restaurant Review: Tavola NYC

NYC Restaurant Review: Tavola NYC

One of the best things about NYC is the fact that walking from place to place is almost a requirement. It’s a good thing because it can lead you to some of the best food finds of the city simply because you just happen to be passing by.



Hello! I’m Shaina – a Delray Beach, Florida resident, foodie, and lifestyle blogger. I love exploring South Florida and beyond, and sharing everything from my favorite restaurants, products and more with you! See more by following along on Instagram:  @takeabiteoutofboca

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