Is Tavolo in Dorchester Open Yet?
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.