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Teri Hatcher

Simple and satisfying fare at La Tavola

Maybe because it's not on Little Italy's main street, La Tavola always tends to get overlooked. It shouldn't be, though, and I know people who swear by it. It is an easy restaurant to get to know, with a straightforward menu and a notably accommodating staff, the kind of empathetic servers who anticipate your concerns and questions.

The food is carefully prepared and simply presented, without flamboyance or artiness. La Tavola's strongest suit is its lineup of pasta dishes, a few of which can compete for top ranking in or out of the neighborhood. I'm thinking now of the linguine with Taleggio and fresh ground truffles, and the Fettuccine alla Romana, fresh green and white noodles...