Sunday, January 16, 2011

Tavolino | Westborough

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.
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16 comments:

d'Artagnan said...

This looks soooooooo good.

Tricia said...

great recap! too bad i missed out on the breakfast..looks delish!

Fun and Fearless in Beantown said...

You know that I can relate in not dining out too often in the suburbs without a car but when I do, I've had some wonderful meals! Both of those pizzas look soo good!

Corinne said...

What a deliciously lovely recap! I would do it all over again in a heartbeat white Russians sans lactaid and all. Thanks for coming out! :)

mr. pineapple man said...

i love your blog and the stuff you eat!!!

Megan said...

That sweet potato pizza sounds awesome. What a cute little place. It's always miraculous when my college girlfriends and I find a time we are all free to reconnect over dinner too.

MelissaNibbles said...

I've heard great things about Tavolino. I'll definitely go there now that I know they have fig pizza.

Peggy said...

Sounds like a great dinner! I'd definitely be interesting in trying that sweet potato pizza too!

Lizzy said...

So funny we went to the same restaurant and got the same pizza! I need to check out the Westboro one since its so close to me!! Next time you come out to the 'burbs, let me know! I still need to meet Corrine.

Laura said...

<3 this. Miss you all already. Wish we could do it every weekend! xoxo

shari @ little blue deer said...

So sad about the Pats! :( Restaurant looks awesome, but I'm more down with the breakfast the next morning, ni-ce! And I know, how hard is it to get six people together at once these days! XX!

Elizabeth said...

I heart the burbs. Those pizzas sound AMAAZING. I love fig and sweet potato on pizza. Yum

Emily @ A Cambridge Story said...

Aw, poor Pats! I have been hearing a lot about Tavolino. It looks fantastic. I'll have to make the trek out to the burbs sometime soon.

Alicia said...

that pizza looks sooo good!

Anonymous said...

Would you share the fig/sweet potato pizza recipe PLEASE..".

Daisy said...

I would if I had made these! I don't know the recipe, sorry :)