A change of scenery on Friday evening brought me outside the city to the new-to-me town of Westborough, Massachusetts. Getting together with my best college girlfriends for the night, we were excited to dine at established neighborhood favorite Tavolino.Inside the tastefully done atmosphere we were seated promptly for our 8:30 reservation at a large rustic wooden dining table. It felt homey and cozy, and we commented this is the type of table we'd all want in our own dinning rooms! We were started with baskets of fresh bread and olive oil for dipping. Tavolino is translated as "Little Table" which is also the term in some Italian kitchens for the board laid out for rolling pasta and pizza dough. The name is fitting as specialty pizzas encompass the heart of their menu. First, I sipped a Melon Sparkler ($10) off the martini menus Frizzante section. The sparkler combines Jumbie Coconut Rum, pineapple juice and a maraschino cherry straight up with a pour of Midori melon liqueur and a Villa Sandi Prosecco float. For dinner we shared some awesome pizzas, the Prosciutto and Fig ($22) with fig marmelatta, thinly sliced prosciutto, Fontina, baby arugula and balsamic, as well as the Sweet Potato ($18) with pignolia spread, roasted sweet potato, gorgonzola and pancetta.
Our evening at Tavolino was flawlessly paced by our waitress Ashley who was full of smiles and bubbly energy. It is not often I find myself venturing to the metrowest area of the state, but if you live nearby or someday find yourself in Westborough, the folks at Tavolino will take care of you! They also have a sister location at Patriot Place in Foxboro.