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Tavola


The Cloister

You’re always welcome at our table.


Sea Island’s beloved Tavola features equal parts bright Italian flair and warm Southern charm. Beautiful hand-painted tile wainscoting, eye-catching pops of vibrant red, and cozy caramel leather banquettes are the setting for our Italian fare and warm, old-world ambiance. Chef Alan is committed to providing an authentic Italian experience that combines traditional Italian ingredients and flavors in new and creative dishes. Enjoy homemade pasta, fresh seafood, and, of course, delicious pizzas that you can watch the chef prepare as he tosses dough in the air and stokes the fire in our wood-burning oven in the open pizza kitchen. Dine al fresco year-round, thanks to an enclosed porch and garden courtyard. The bar is stocked with wines from all 20 Italian wine regions, along with spirits that pair exceptionally well with Tavola’s fare, as do classic cocktails that are reinvented to reflect the region. The soul of Italy isn’t just found on the menu. It’s around the table, as friends and family gather to recount their day’s adventures while experiencing an exceptional meal together.

Price Range:

$$$

Location:

The Cloister
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Attire:

Before 5 p.m., casual attire is acceptable. Tank tops and swim attire are not permitted.

After 5 p.m., a collared shirt is required for gentlemen. Well-kept denim is acceptable. Tank tops and swim and fitness attire are not permitted.

Reservations:

Recommended

In Chef Alan's Own Words

My earliest memories are of being in the kitchen with my mother and grandmother, who taught me that food doesn’t need to be complicated to be delicious. I grew up helping my aunt in her small restaurant, where she wanted you to remember not just her food, but how you felt when you enjoyed it with others. Because of that, in my travels around Italy, I always looked for small family eateries where I could eat like a local. “When I am asked how a Mexican chef became the head chef at an Italian restaurant, I explain simply that it’s because there are many cultural similarities between the two cuisines. It’s not just ingredients and flavors, but the strong focus on food and how meals connect family and friends, rather than just being about eating. And now, I hope that your time in Tavola will give you a delicious dining experience and that you will leave with a warm heart.

Beverages

Alcoholic Beverages

Specialty Drinks

Sides – $8 each

Cereal

Light Breakfast

Eggs and Sandwich

Griddle

Breakfast Buffet – $33 per person Fresh Seasonal Fruit, Greek Yogurt, Ripe Berries, Toasted Granola, Smoked Sausage Links, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Steel Cut Oatmeal, Canewater Farms Organic Grits, Buttermilk Pancakes, Assorted Cereals, House-made Pastries, Scrambled Eggs, Omelettes, Coffee, Tea, Fresh Squeezed Orange and Grapefruit Juice

Antipasti

Pasta

Pizza

Meat & Fish

Rosticceria

Sides – $9/each

Dolci

To Start

Pasta and Entrées

Pizza

Sides – $4 each

Dessert

*Our Sea Island Team takes allergies very seriously. Before placing your order or consuming any food or beverage, please alert a service team member about any allergy you or your party may have. Our product may contain wheat, egg, dairy, soy, fish, or other allergens even if not listed on the menu. As required by the State of Georgia, we provide this information: “Consuming raw or undercooked meats, Poultry, Seafood, Shellfish, or Eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.”

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River Bar & Lounge

The Cloister

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Georgian Room

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The only Forbes Five-Star restaurant in Georgia is also one of its friendliest. And local artisanal partnerships help us bring the finest ingredients to your table. A culinary highlight.

Southern Tide

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Dine oceanside overlooking the dunes of Sea Island Beach and out onto the Atlantic Ocean. Fresh seafood meets local charm in a casual setting.

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