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Aug 4, 2008 06:09 AM

Is Tavolo in Dorchester Open Yet?

If so, has anyone tried it?

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    1. re: C. Hamster

      Heh, I was also going to ask who, what, and why, but I guess it's those old Journalism classes clogging up my brain...

      BTW, as to what and where (and maybe who and when), here is a link that gives a bit of info:

      1. re: hiddenboston

        it opens Friday to the public. chris douglass of ashmont/icarus is opening. cheap italian food - pizzas, paninis, and pasta.

        1. re: hiddenboston

          it opens to the public on friday. chris douglass of icarus/ashmont is opening - inexpensive Italian food (pizza, panini, pasta).

          1. re: emboston

            Yesterday I sent an email to the place and received an email back that it opens this Saturday (August 9).

      2. I drove by the restaurant yesterday. I saw ladders inside, walls half painted etc. It would take a lot of very fast work to open in the next few days

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        1. I got 3 pizzas to go from Tavolo tonight. I got there around 5:30 in order to check the place out while waiting for the pizzas. The only negative I found came first off. Parking is going to be a difficult issue. Tavolo is extremely close to Ashmont station which will be a boon in the future, but during the current renovations, parking seems to be very tricky.

          Once inside, the place seems to have tons of potential, large, modern, extremely friendly staff. There weren't too many customers but there was a definite feeling that it was about to get busy.
          The menu seems to key in on simple food with top notch ingredients.Pizzas, Panini, 8-9 pasta dishes(Carbonara, Linquine w/clams etc.) and antipasti that they treat like tapas(small $2 portions)
          I was very surprised by the large bar that probably seats 30(?) Decent beer selection,(no time to check the wine list.

          I ordered 1. Fungi pizza(crimini, tallegio and rosemary) 1 Pancetta Pizza(pancettta, tomato, fontina, thyme) and a Arugla, proscuitto,and ricotta pizza. All done neopolitan style, 12" crust, thin.The pizzas could have been a touch crisper for my tastes but I'll chalk that up to eating them at home(10 minute ride).

          All three pizzas were very good with the Pancetta and Fungi being the standouts.

          Overall this place has tons of potential, I wish I could have stayed longer, but I had people waiting at home for dinner.

          I have every intention of returning to try more.