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2500 Binjiang Dadao, Shanghai, China
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+86 21 2022 8288
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Toulouse
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Ok to have a pizza. The view on the river is fine although one cannot see the whole Bund. Prices are reasonable for the area with good range and selection. Staff speaks good english which helps.

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Beijing, China
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62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I am a big fan of the Tavola Beijing restaurant. the menu is very extensive and it is difficult to actually choose some dishes as i wanted to try them all. the service was a mix feeling. the staff at the bottom entrance does not really welcome you (or say bye when you leave) and then you need to enter... More 

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Middleton
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267 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We stumbled on this restaurant while walking the riverwalk behind the Shanghai Ocean Aquarium. At first it did not look like a restaurant, but upon entering, were pleasantly surprised by the location, decor and food. We had the lunch buffet, which was a choice of entree and a buffet of side dishes. A good find!

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Singapore, Singapore
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1,810 reviews
1,109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 674 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Situated in a standalone house, the entrance is dimly lit and difficult to find in the dark. Upon entering , we found the front desk desolate and the staff most disinterested Upstairs a few tables were occupied but the ambience too empty. We ordered the antipasti platter to share and it was ok. My main of beef fillet was a... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Great location on the river. Good for a romantic dinner The food is not so special, at least for an Italian customer like me Pretty expensive

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Thank Paolo M
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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166 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

I like this place because of the location. Just on the river with a great view. The buffet lacks choice but the mains are quite good. The wine is fine.

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Thank Paoloc0211
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I really enjoy the dinner. Quality of food, presentation and the waiter was very pleasant and professional. The atmosphere was quiet too. I warmly recommend this place.

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Thank Laurent P
Shanghai, China
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

I used to come quite frequently in the past and I just came back yesterday evening for the 1 st year in 2016. What happened ? Almost empty, inside and at the terrace, smiling staffs but all new to me, maintenance of equipment 😒,... Italian chef is the same , menu unchanged . Then ? Maybe because food is not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

Couldn't fault service or food quality, scallops for starter the best I ever had, gnocchi main was fantastic Done now don't want to say over 100 chars trip advisor as I'm trying to eat my dinner

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Thank Darren L
Shanghai, China
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232 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We sat outside on a Sunday in the beautiful weather and the food was very good. The fish was really tasty and the choice on the appetiser buffet was excellent. The service was friend and efficient. Overall a good experience for lunch over the weekend and the view on the outside seating was beautiful in the sun.

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 80
Cuisine
Italian, European, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2500 Binjiang Dadao, Shanghai, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Shanghai Region  >  Shanghai>  > Lujiazui
  • Neighbourhood: Lujiazui
  • Phone Number: +86 21 2022 8288
Description
TAVOLA Shanghai Italian Dining is an idea venue for business entertainment, and for sharing the nice moments with friends. Even before you lost in the nice food and good wine, you will already feel slightly tipsy from the cool breeze over the water.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Lujiazui
When people speak of Shanghai’s futuristic skyline, it’s the financial district of Luiazui they are speaking of. Shanghai’s most iconic buildings are located in close proximity to Lujiazui’s elevated ring road and swanky eateries. Sky-high shopping and chic bars fill the highrises around the area. As is characteristic of a world-class financial business district, some of Shanghai’s best malls and hotels can be found in the neighborhood. While everyone on the famous Bund side of the river gazes in awe at these amazing structures, all the buildings here, as well as Lujiazui’s riverside promenade, offer great views of the historic buildings all along the Puxi side. The Lujiazui park often hosts music festivals throughout the year, and park goers can party and stroll in the shadow of some of the world’s tallest buildings.
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