"There's nothing more romantic than Italian food"
- Elisha Cuthbert

You could never go wrong with pasta and pizza! And you don’t need to visit Italy to taste the authentic Italian cuisine to satisfy your cravings. You could just dine in and savor the Italian food of Tavolata in the Queen City of the South, Cebu City, Philippines.

Tavolata – Design Center, A.S. Fortuna St. Mandaue City, Cebu

Tavolata in Italian means “table for sharing important people like your family and friends.” And it does not fail to deliver the true meaning of tavolata to their restaurant.

Tavolata Restaurant is one of the restaurants owned by The Abaca Group Company. They are a company driven by chefs, managed by chefs, and run by chefs. So you can expect from the smallest to the finest detail to be absolute perfection. From the operations of their restaurants to the food delivered to your plate, you can expect to get absolutely the best!

You may contact them through their FB Page or IG Page.

Here are 5 reasons why you’ll love Tavolata, Cebu’s Italian trattoria.

1. Best Location

Tavolata is located in the best places to dine your Italian cravings in the City.

There are two locations of Tavolata Restaurant within Cebu City. In Ayala Center Cebu or in Design Center of Cebu, A.S. Fortuna, you can choose which best suits your convenience at any given time.

Tavolata in Ayala Center Cebu

Operating Hours: 10:00AM – 11:00PM

Ayala Center Cebu is a large premier shopping and dining mall located in Cebu City. And Tavolata is located in this lifestyle destination shopping mall, where you can visit and dine at your own convenience after shopping or after watching a movie in the cinema.

Tavolata in A.S. Fortuna (Design Center of Cebu)

Operating Hours: 11:30AM – 2:00PM and 5:30PM – 10:00PM

Another location of Tavolata is in Design Center of Cebu, A.S. Fortuna St., Mandaue City, Cebu. This street is in between Cebu City and the resort island of Mactan where there are malls, restaurants, BPO companies, and cafés surrounding the area. Tavolata restaurant is one of those restaurants that can be seen along the streets.

2. Amazing Gastronomical Experience

Of course, pasta and pizza is the main reason why people love to dine in Tavolata! Take a look at their best sellers as we tried them with our heart’s desires!!

Pasta & Pizza in one table is such a sight to see!

We first had Calamari as our appetizer with a lemon on the side and a delish tartar sauce. The calamari is soft and chewy and you can really tell that it’s fresh.


Tavolata serves three types of pasta, each with its own unique texture & characteristic. You can choose between two house-made pasta (hand-cut – forty egg yolk or 100% Semolina – Bronze Die Extruded – Egg Free) or the pasta from Italy (100% Semolina – Pasta De Cecco – Egg Free). After choosing from the three types of pasta, you can choose your own sauce as an accompaniment to the pasta of your choice.

Norcina Pappardelle

We choose Norcina (Italian sausage, truffled cream, and wild mushrooms) with house-made pappardelle pasta. It’s perfectly seasoned and has a savory truffle cream. Their smoked sausage has a strong flavor, making it a perfect blend for Norcina.

Braised Beef – Pappardelle

One pasta isn’t enough to fill our craving for Italian pasta so of course, we tried another one!

The Braised beef with pappardelle pasta is a braised beef short rib, wild mushrooms, and veal jus. The beef is so soft and tender that you can tell that the beef was well braised for the right amount of time for it not to melt! *insert chef’s kiss*


We would never miss tasting their Italian pasta so we ordered the flavorful Capriocciosa!

Tavolata’s pizzas are hand-tossed and they start with their slow rice dough which has aged for over 36-hours. They use san Marzano tomatoes, garlic, olive oil & mozzarella! Capriocciosa has olives, artichokes, mushrooms, and prosciutto. Their dough is so chewy and the prosciutto compliments the pizza making it so flavorful! Talk about a yummy pizza!

Tavolata Menu

Here’s an open menu for you to choose your Tavolata cuisines when you visit this Italian trattoria.

3. Rustic Ambiance

Aside from its delectable Italian cuisine, the interior and ambiance of Tavolata also didn’t fail our expectations.

The Tavolata branches have a rustic and minimalist interior design that makes you feel relax and cozy. Both branches are similar with a high ceiling and surrounded by warm lights. It’s a great place to indulge yourself with pasta, pizza, and wine.

Tavolata – Ayala Branch

It’s perfect for date nights with your loved one…

night our with friends…

or with your fam!

Nothing beats a restaurant more than good food and a good place.

4. Bake-Sale!

Bake Sale of Abaca Company

The Abaca Group has their famous Bake-Sale every day for 50% off on all bread and pastries one hour before closing time, in all of their branches! Visit their branches and get counter goodies and pastries for half-price one hour before it closes! The Abaca Group always serves fresh and bakes more good stuff for tomorrow so they make sure that all their goods for the day are sold.

Visit either of their branches at the following:

  • The Crossroad, Kasambagan, Cebu City (032 262-0969)
  • Ayala Center Cebu, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City (032 410-9387)
  • Paseo Arcenas, Banawa, Cebu City (032 401-0502)
  • Robinsons Cybergate, Capitol Site, Cebu City (032 2685-885)
  • SM City Cebu, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City
  • IT Park, Lahug, Cebu City
  • Robinsons Galleria Cebu, North Reclamation Area, Cebu City

5. Amazing Reviews

Don’t miss out on how good Tavolata is from these reviews from online citizens!

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