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Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina, San Diego, CA

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina

4.9
4.9
250 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Now Open! Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina is a full-service, casual Pizzeria and Italian restaurant bringing a modern touch to family recipes, Sicilian Arancini, an ancient style of pizza called PINSA Romana and more. Join us inside, outside, or bring the experience from "tavola nostra" to yours using delivery or take-out services.

"The name came from all the years after my father passed visiting my mom every week in her kitchen/table with my brothers eating Italian food – us boys making pizza and pasta with her, including having friends and extended family over to share our table" – Jeff Oliveri

Tavola Nostra, which means “our table”, is owned and operated by Jeff Oliveri – a first-time restaurateur from a family of longtime restaurant owners. He hopes to honor his familial heritage and tradition with his Italian dining concept and experience.

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Booked 10 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Pizza Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (619) 310-5256

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Private party facilities

    Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina offers private and catering events. Contact restaurant for details.

  • Neighborhood

    Hillcrest

  • Cross street

    Off the 163, Take the Robinson exit towards University Ave

  • Parking details

    Parking inside the Hub marketplace. Located near Ralphs, Trader Joes

  • Public transit

    Drop off at The Hub- Hillcrest

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 250 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Diego

    Italian

  • San Diego

    Best Food

  • San Diego

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  • San Diego

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  1. LG

    LisaG

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This is a little gem in Hillcrest! Everything incredibly prepared with layers of quality ingredients! The pizza is exceptional….we try a different pie each time and they’re all great. Loved the pesto pasta, too! Along with great service, this is a must try!!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Everything was absolutely delicious!

  3. L

    Luvitaliano

    San Diego

    84 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We a,ways have a great dinner here. Delicious food and very friendly staff.

  4. MM

    MarkM

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice spot. I’ve dined here several times.

  5. P

    Patt

    San Diego

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Four for lunch to celebrate two birthdays. A lovely bottle of Merlot, tomato soup with delish small breads, Margherita pizza, Pesto Pasta, Salad and Gelatos all around for dessert. Always delicious with excellent service.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing experience ! Celebrating dinner 🙏🏽🎊

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and service were great! Will definitely be back again soon.

  8. MM

    MarstonMuncher

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    High quality, authentic Italian cuisine. Nice neighborhood spot. Definitely one of our go-to places!

  9. TM

    TiredMom

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious and very authentic. Food could be spaced out a little bit since it all comes to the table pretty quickly.

  10. KJ

    KJcruisin

    Central Coast

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I took my colleagues there a little over a week ago, and someone came up to me the other day and said we needed to go back! Tavola Nostra didn't disappoint! Food delicious! Service fantastic! Some of us left with goodie bags of Cannolis!

  11. s

    sopw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was so tasty and our server was amazing and even gave us free champagne for our anniversary!

  12. LV

    LeonardoV

    Querétaro

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great customer service!

  13. L

    Luvitaliano

    San Diego

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    As always, great food and amazingly friendly wait staff. Service is quick but you never feel rushed!

  14. LE

    LinnetE

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff provides a very family friendly environment. I loved all the dishes and wine options. Great service.

  15. KJ

    KJcruisin

    Central Coast

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    For Military Appreciation Month, my colleagues and I went to Tavola Nostra to celebrate for lunch. I am a repeat customer, and my colleagues hadn't been there yet. They were all super impressed with everything: food, ambiance & service. Ordered: Lasagna, Cesare Salad, Caponata Siciliana, Pinsas, Pizzas, Pasta Marsala, Calamari, cannolis & tiramisu...NOBODY left disappointed (nor hungry - lol). Everyone was super happy with the food - and we taste tested each other's food :-) Such a great choice! You won't be disappointed!

  16. MF

    MichaelF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing food and amazing service. Price was great as well.

  17. BM

    BMan1008

    San Diego

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We order some flat bread pizza, salad and pasta dishes along with some wine. The Spaghetti and Meatballs are delicious. There’s not many places that I would consider the sauce to taste like what I make at home. But they do and it’s delicious. Definitely order that dish. ❤️

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I always enjoy my time dining here…. Never miss out on a chance to eat the amazing artisan items of this pizzeria and kitchen.

  19. L

    Luvitaliano

    San Diego

    85 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is one of the best ‘trattoria” style restaurants around. Great food, service and reasonable prices. It’s not a huge menus (like in Italy) but what is on the menu is great! The Roman style pizza is amazing and something you will not find in other restaurants.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Nice and small little restaurant. I liked the food my girlfriend not as much. Waiter was very kind and was open to multiple questions

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Katherine was so friendly -we loved the pizza crust, arugula salad-pesto pasta 😃

  22. MR

    MarkandRita

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our friend invited us to Tavola Nostra a couple of Fridays ago, and we loved it so much that we introduced another friend to it a week later! Loved the Bruschetta, Loved the Nostra Caprese, Loved the Meatballs, and if you like Spicy - their Arrabiatta is for you - they even have it on a pizza - where the added Burrata helps to cool down your mouth a bit! But what I loved best of all was the Marsala - OMG - that's what I'm gonna get the next time we're there - and I'm not sharing it this time! The staff and service are also Amazing! The owner stopped by our table on both visits, just to make sure everything was to our satisfaction! Oh! And don't forget to try their Pinsa Romana (old world - ancient recipe pizza crust) - it's so good, you don't even have to have the pizza toppings on it - but it's even better if you do! Can't wait to go back! It's worth the drive from Oceanside!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4

    I’m pretty sure our waiter was high, he could barely function. Trying to pour wine and he spilled it. Couldn’t pronounce any food item we showed him. Anytime he talked it was very slurred.

  24. DW

    DerekW

    San Diego

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome so

  25. SC

    StephanieC

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice restaurant, the service was very friendly and prompt, the food is DELICIOUS, give it a try.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great! Staff was perfect! Food—AWESOME!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    We wanted to try out a new pasta spot and saw Tovala had pretty good reviews , it’s a quiet and not very big but had a nice charm to the place with some of the staff actually speaking Italian, I had a pizza with some pasta. The food was amazing .The Cacio e pepe was delicious, portion wise it was maybe enough to share. Hands down best Italian food in San Diego that I have had so far.

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing, food was incredibly good.

  29. SL

    StephanieL

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I took my friend here for her birthday lunch. The staff was friendly from the moment we walked in. We chose to sit outside which was cute and quiet. The waitress greeted us right away and helped with any menu questions we had. We were very satisfied with the yummy food. My friend had the tiramisu for dessert and said it was the best she’s ever had. I will definitely return.

  30. s

    sashim

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very Friendly staff and excellent recommendations from Menu.

  31. NL

    NLandLL

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent dinner. We will definitely return, especially before theater in Balboa Park.

  32. TN

    TimN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was outstanding from the moment we walked in, and the food was great. The polite and friendly staff quickly responded to any request. Met Jeff, the owner who made a point of ensuring we had an enjoyable experience. Will be back again soon.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Amazing experience! Sicilian / Italian restaurant managed by a family so you always feel at ease. Service was outstanding: our server helped us to understand the menu, gave us great tips on the food and recommended wine accordingly. We had pinza (special type of pizza), lasagna and pasta with pesto. All were amazing. If you feel like having a real easy Italian experience, you can’t go wrong.

  34. m

    miguelf

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great pizza, loved the set up and waiter was excellent. I remember the family from 30 yrs ago when they had a pizza restaurant in National City, I would order a torpedo sandwich every friday after work. Im glad the family is continuing in the restaurant business.

  35. AJ

    AnnJ

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was amazing!!!!! Our server, Sal, was so nice and attentive. I can’t wait to come back!!!! I will recommend to everyone

  36. CH

    ChaseH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food is absolutely delicious. The bolognese was rich and flavorful, the pizza crust was perfect and the bruschetta was super fresh. I wish we lived in California so we could eat here more often!

  37. JF

    JennF

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Took a bit for us to get seated but we were early. Hostess accommodating with our choice of table outside near heater as we had our dog with us. Food is magnificent. Special rustic pizza amazing-volcanic. Server Liz was wonderful. We will be back!

  38. DM

    DonnaM

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and great service! Had the pizza and spaghetti with meat balls, both were outstanding! Staff and owners were incredible friendly! Highly recommend!

  39. D

    Danodelightfulwhenfull

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food

  40. MS

    MauraS

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great food all around! Will be back!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina using the Order Online button. Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (619) 310-5256.

Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina is rated 4.9 stars by 250 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 10 times today
Google Map for Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina

1040 University Ave Ste B101 San Diego, CA 92103

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Off the 163, Take the Robinson exit towards University Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Hillcrest

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sun 12:30 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Wed, Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Pizza Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking inside the Hub marketplace. Located near Ralphs, Trader Joes

  • Public transit

    Drop off at The Hub- Hillcrest

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Owned/operated by

    Latinx or Hispanic

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (619) 310-5256

  • Private party facilities

    Tavola Nostra Pizzeria E Cucina offers private and catering events. Contact restaurant for details.

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