Restaurant review: Tavola in Hell’s Kitchen

Tavola Hell's Kitchen, NYC PizzeriaBack in the fall of 2013 I first visited Tavola, and I enjoyed myself so much that I wrote a restaurant review. I’ve since visited Tavola a handful of times but not recently so on my last visit to New York City I opted to grab dinner there.

Tavola markets itself as an authentic Neopolitan pizzeria and pasta restaurant that operates in a space that was previously an Italian grocery store on 9th Avenue in Hell’s Kitchen. This restaurant is not fancy but it is cozy and cool and may be my favorite place to eat pizza in New York City. On this visit I started with a Caesar salad, which is large enough to share (but I ate all on my own).

Tavola’s large Caesar Salad is $9.75

The friendly bar staff brought the pizza right from their massive wood burning oven so I had to let it cool for a minute or two before I could eat it. I had ordered Tavola’s Margherita pizza. While I do enjoy a pizza with different toppings, my absolute favorite is a Margherita pizza. I love the combination of the cheese, sauce and dough.

NYC Pizzeria, Tavola Hell's Kitchen

Tavola’s Magherita Pizza might be the best I’ve ever had and it only costs $14.75

Despite my best intentions to get a photo before diving in, my obsession with their pizza got the better of me and it was only after I had a slice in one hand and a beer in the other that I realized I had yet to take a photo so that is why you see a missing slice, which in my mind makes it look like a Pac-Man pizza. Needless to say, Tavola still makes a killer pizza and the informal, neighborhood-like atmosphere and approachable prices for dinner make this place a personal favorite in Hell’s Kitchen.Tavola Hell's Kitchen

BosGuy Rating: 5 out of 5 stars, Wicked Awesome.

Tavola in Hell’s Kitchen
488 9th Avenue  || (212) 273-1181
www.tavolahellskitchen.com

One response to “Restaurant review: Tavola in Hell’s Kitchen

  1. My neighbor’s kid just built an outdoor churrascaria/pizza oven. He had a pizza and pool party to show it off and must have invited every cute kid in Florida. He charges 10 bucks for a large pizza that tastes really good. I keep a tenner by the front door and have yet to turn him down.

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