Tavolo Ristorante

Experience what we call "Dorchester Italian"

Conveniently located next to the Ashmont station, Chris Douglass’ Tavolo Restorante offers up something we like to call “Dorchester Italian”. A casual, neighborhood spot to drop in, have a drink and enjoy a great bite of food. Centering the space is a large family-style tavolo (or table) that embodies our casual, down home approach to food and fare. The menu features a range of both large and small plates that include classic Italian specialties, artisan pizzas and chef inspired hand-made creations. The bar has become a “Dot” go-to favorite, serving up a diverse program of fresh cocktails, craft beers and worldly wines. And there’s always something new going on. Check out the weekly wine dinners and cicchetti nights that are always a fun break from the routine. Also on Twitter @tavolopizza.com

[02/13/20]   We have stopped taking reservations for Valentine's Day on Resy. If you are still looking for a reservation, give us a call and ask for Mike and he will let you know what slots, if any, we have open.

[02/12/20]   Tonight's Pasta Tour visits Puglia. Three courses for only $30 - get here before we sell out! See you to night.

ORECCHIETTE CON LE CIME DI RAPA
broccoli rabe, parmesan

BOMBETTE DI ALBEROBELLO
soppressata & fontina stuffed pork, evoo poached potatoes, grilled asparagus, balsamic

CASSATELLE
ricotta, cinnamon, chocolate, orange,
whipped cream

[02/07/20]   Chef Joe has come up with some delicious specials tonight. Also pouring a nero d’ avola and a red blend (80% gaglioppo, 20% calabrese) tonight. Doors open at 5. See you tonight!

Zuppa di Agnelli
braised lamb, carrots, onions, celery

Buratta Pizza**
kale pesto, prosciutto, pickled red onion, balsamic reduction, mixed greens

Gnocchi e Pesto con Pollo**
house made gnocchi, basil pesto, grilled chicken, parmesan

Baccala con Salsa Rosa
pan friend salt cod, garlic infused red sauce, poached potatoes, spinach

It’s #humpday and that means #pastatour Creative. Unique. Homemade. 3 courses for $30. You gotta get here early - fans line up at 5:00! #eatlocal #diningindorchester #lombardyitaly Chef Joe keeps bringing it!! @joseph.o.caruso

Having a blast!! @micky_blueyes filming a cocktail feature with our friends from @broadappealtv #drinklocal #dorchesterdrinks #happyhour

[02/01/20]   We're looking for an industry pro to help us manage the door - weekends a must! Sense of humor, love of wine & people required! Email [email protected]

[01/31/20]   Living it up, living it up oh yeah it's Friday night! :-)

STRAWBERRY BRUSCHETTA BURRATA 16
balsamic marinated strawberries & tomatoes, prosciutto, mixed greens, basil, strawberry balsamic, grilled bread

AGNOLOTTI CONIGLIA 30
stewed rabbit, broccoli rabe, asparagus, house marinara

HERITAGE PORK LOIN ROULADE 28
spinach & fontina stuffing, brussels sprouts, roasted potatoes, pan reduction

Panaforte. A little piece of Italian candy deliciousness. Homemade obvi. #dorchesterave is where it’s at. See you soon!

[01/24/20]   Chef Joe has come up with some amazing specials. We will also be pouring a delicious Cannonau! See you tonight!

Marinated Strawberry Burrata
prosciutto, mixed greens, mint, strawberry balsamic

Sausage & Lentil Soup
house sausage, beluga lentils, onion, carrot

Pan Fried Tilapia Piccata
corn meal crusted, lemon, capers, spinach, house bavette

Braised Lamb Shank
caramelized pear risotto, mint

[01/15/20]   Pasta Tour Visits Tuscany tonight! 3 course for $30. We know - it's a steal! See you tonight friends!

RIBOLLITA
mixed vegetables, white beans, grilled bread

PAPPARDELLE CON RAGU DI CONIGLIO
house pappardelle, rabbit ragu

PANFORTE**
chocolate, hazlenuts, cinnamon, ginger, chili powder, whipped cream

Braised Lamb Ragu with homemade Stuffed Shells. Chef crushes it again!! #dotavedelights #dorchester #ashmont #keepitfresh #delicious #treatyourselfyoudeserveit #foodies

[01/09/20]   Hungry? Cold? We got you covered. Big time!

BURRATA TARTUFO** 16
parma prosciutto, baby arugula, truffle honey, candied walnuts, shaved black truffles

STEAK & GORGONZOLA PIZZA 20
shaved filet, caramelized onions, scallions, mozzarella, gorgonzola cream sauce

GRILLED HERITAGE PORK CHOP 28
evoo poached potatoes, green beans, pan reduction

SEARED SCALLOP FETTUCCINE 31
sundried tomato cream sauce, green peas

Pasta Tour 2020 starts tonight! Join us for 3 regionally inspired courses for $30. Sounds to good to be true, right? 🍷💯🍝

[12/29/19]   Did you know that you can reserve bar seats for dinner on New Year's Eve?
Well now you know!!

[12/27/19]   We simply can't get enough of these black winter truffles!! We're in love!

CHITARRA AL TARTUFO 28
house chitarra, pecorino, shaved black winter truffles

Join us for dinner on New Year’s Eve! Last seating is at 9:00. We will be closing around 11:00 then heading over to the @ashmontgrill for their fabulous dance party! Celebrate Dorchester style!! Reservations via @resy or give us a call 617-822-1918 Flyer: @dkonstruxion Menu: @joseph.o.caruso Host: @mlawlor419

[12/26/19]   We're back from our little break & ready to roll!

LOBSTER & HANGER STEAK 36
butter poached lobster, grilled hanger steak, garlic butter, saffron risotto, snap peas

Ashmont Grill

Our friends at the Ashmont Grill are celebrating the holidays tonight - swing by!

We hope to see you tonight for wine, dinner, merriment & maybe some singing!
Happy Holidays to all!

These are #wintertruffles and they will blow your damn mind! Catch them on our #nyeve dinner menu. Book your table on @resy Dinner with us then dancing at the @ashmontgrill #newyearsamedeliciousfood #dorchesterma #dotave #truffleseason @joseph.o.caruso 🥂🎅🏼❤️

Tonight! Our weekly Pasta Tour is a Feast of the 7 Fish extravaganza - we’re doing it in 4 courses for $40. RSVP on @resy - available until we run out so grab your crew and get here early! Regular menu also available. #eatlocal #happyholidays2019 #joytotheworld 🎅🏼🥂

Panettone Bread Pudding for your dining pleasure. Enjoy this and so much more this holiday season ❤️🎅🏼🥂Chef Joe is crushing his #dessert game. #diningindorchester #dotave #shhhhhsecrethotspot #homemadetastesbetter #christmas

[12/13/19]   TONIGHT!
Guest Appreciation party.
Let us thank you in wine, meatballs & pizza!

Comfy. Cozy. Festive. 🍷 We just launched our catering menu for your dinner party dining pleasure! Email [email protected] for all the tasty details. @ Tavolo Ristorante

Our weekly Wednesday #pastatour is the #bestdeal in #Boston (shhhh don’t tell anyone) 3 creative courses for $30 Regionally inspired, expertly executed & served with a smile. Join us! #diningindorchester #ashmont #findoutforyourself

[11/30/19]   Just a friendly reminder that we are closed tonight for a private event. Hope to see you at our Holiday Sip & Shop tomorrow!

[11/30/19]   Just a reminder that we will be closed this evening (Saturday) for a private event.

[11/29/19]   Hey Friends, please note that we will be closed tomorrow, Saturday, November 30th for a private event.

We hope to see you at our Holiday Sip and Shop on this Sunday from 3-7pm!

[11/20/19]   Pasta Tour baby! Tonight we're inspired by hilly Piedmont - get here early for the best deal in town! 3 courses for $30 BOOM! See you later.

TAJARIN
pecorino, butter

BOLLITO MISTO
braised sirloin, tongue & pork shank, salsa verde, salsa rossa

BONET ALLA PIEMONTESE**
amaretti & chocolate pudding, nutella

Pork Shank with Saffron Risotto. 6 reds by the glass to choose from. What more does one need?? 😘 #dotave #shhhhh #hiddengem #nowyouknow #eatlocal #bostonfoodies

[11/04/19]   We are the perfect spot to host your holiday party. E-mail us at [email protected] for details!

[11/01/19]   Tonight's Dinner Specials for your dining pleasure! Book your table using RESY - see you soon!

MARINATED TOMATO BURRATA 15
12 moon farm cherry tomatoes, baby arugula, basil

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AGNOLOTTI 27
house made, sausage, broccoli rabe, pecorino

VEAL PARMESAN 26
fresh mozzarella, house marinara, bavette

Hey gurl hey ❤️🍷😘😍

[10/30/19]   Tonight we visit Parma!! Check it out. 3 course for $30. We know, it's a ridiculous deal for homemade pasta! See you later!

TAGLIATELLE AL FUNGI
mushroom cream sauce, parmesan, shaved truffle brussels sprouts

PUNTA DI VITELLO AL FORNO
stuffed veal, roasted potatoes, broccolini, balsamic

TORTA BAROZZI**
flourless chocolate cake, hazelnuts, almonds, whipped ricotta, blueberry compote

[10/23/19]   Shhhh.....The secret is out! Join the legions of pasta lovers who visit us every week for our famous culinary tour of one of Italy's regions. Tonight: FLORENCE. 3 courses for $30. Best deal in town.

CROSTINI TRIO
whipped honey ricotta base topped with eggplant caponata, truffled brussels sprouts, blueberry compote

PAPARDELLE AL CINGHIALE
wild boar ragu

SCHIACCIATA ALLA FIORENTINA**
grapefruit & aperol gelato

[10/19/19]   Get a load of this tasty treat! See you tonight!

PROSCIUTTO & TRUFFLE HONEY BURRATA** 15
baby arugula, toasted walnuts

[10/16/19]   Pasta Tour visits Turin: Turin is well known as the home of the Shroud of Turin, the football teams Juventus F.C. and Torino F.C., and as host of the 2006 Winter Olympics. See you tonight! 3 courses for $30! (also let's have cake for Brian's birthday!)

BUTTERNUT SQUASH AGNOLOTTI
parmesan, sage

BRASATO AL BAROLO
wine braised beef, carrots, onion, celery, potato

PANNA COTTA DE COCOA**
nutella

Living that #truffle life! Shaved Burgundy Truffles over house made walnut & herb pasta. #tgif Come and get it!!

[10/11/19]   Guess who doesn't care about rain? TRUFFLES! See ya'll soon!!

CAPONATA BURRATA 15
eggplant, baby spinach, soppressata, basil

ZUPPA DI ZUCCA 7
butternut squash, fresh sage, white truffle oil

SEARED DIVER SCALLOPS 33
roasted vegetable risotto, vincotto, lemon

CHITARRA AL TARTUFO** 32
house walnut & herb chitarra, fresh burgundy truffles, shaved pecorino

[10/09/19]   Tonight! Our weekly Pasta Tour is inspired by the port city of Genoa. Come see what everyone is talking about! 3 courses for thirty bucks!

FARINATA
rosemary, salami, balsamic braised cippolini onion

GENOVESE CHITARRA**
house walnut & herb chitarra, grilled chicken, butter, pecorino

TORTA MELE E CANNELLA
cinnamon, apples, whipped cream

[10/08/19]   New Menu Items Tonight - come check them out!

Cavatelli Zucca
house pumpkin cavatelli, grilled chicken, roasted pumpkin, pumpkin cream sauce

Anatra Autunnale
pan seared duck breast, mashed pumpkin, grilled asparagus, cinnamon

Sausage Pizza
sopressata, mozzarella, house pickled banana peppers

Fall Sangria
roasted apples & cinnamon, apple brandy, apple cider, sangiovese, ginger ale

[10/05/19]   Tonight we bring you a pumpkin treat!

CAVATELLI DI ZUCCA CON POLLO 22
house pumpkin cavatelli, roasted 12 moon farm pumpkin, grilled chicken, pumpkin cream sauce

Our first Fall Pasta Tour featuring #pumpkins galore! 3 course for $30. You can’t beat it! Tonight until we run out! RSVP to 617-822-1918 🍷😁🎃

Ashmont Grill

Dinner with us then walk across the street and hit this party!! Quite the sights to be seen!!

Halloween Dance Party
Saturday Oct. 26th
Can't wait to get creepy with ya'll!!!

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We had no idea - a whole month!! ;-)

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We SOLD OUT of this Eggplant Parm Lasagna is like five seconds. Chef Joe nailed it!! If you missed out don’t fret - you’ll see it again soon!! #eatlocal #diningindorchester #fresh #italian #shhhh

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1918 Dorchester Ave
Dorchester Center, MA
02124

Opening Hours

Monday 16:00 - 23:00
Tuesday 16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 16:00 - 23:00
Thursday 16:00 - 22:00
Friday 16:00 - 23:00
Saturday 16:00 - 23:00
Sunday 16:00 - 23:00
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