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Italian Dining at The Cloister

Italian Soul, Southern Charm.

An authentic Italian experience, from the traditional Italian ingredients and flavors to the variety of dishes served, savored, and enjoyed around a lively table. Handmade pasta, fresh seafood, and, of course, delicious wood-fired pizzas you can watch being tossed in the air in the open pizza kitchen.

Handmade ceramic plates, Italian tiles, cozy booths. A well-stocked bar with wines from all 20 Italian wine regions, classic cocktails reinvented to reflect the country. And a bartender who is about to serve you your new favorite cocktail.

Dress code:

Before 5 p.m., casual or fitness attire is acceptable. Tank tops, swim attire, and gentlemen’s hats are not permitted. 


After 5 p.m., a collared shirt and closed toe shoes are required for gentlemen. Well-kept denim and Bermuda shorts are acceptable. Sweaters, including hooded ones, may be worn over a collared shirt. Resort casual attire is appropriate for women. Tank tops, sweatshirts, swim or fitness attire, and gentlemen’s hats are not permitted. 

Open Today
Breakfast :
7:00 - 11:00 am
Dinner :
5:00 - 9:30 pm

Reservations Not Taken for Breakfast. Recommended for Dinner.

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    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Rustic Italian Eatery

Tavola is full of life. You feel it as soon as you walk in the door. You can see it around every table. It starts with our culinary team, inspired every day to bring new ideas and new combinations to the traditional Italian table. We love to see tables full of delicious food and people gathered around them, the way Italians do. 

New and creative dishes, made for discovering. Authentic Italian meals, made for savoring. Stake your place in a corner alcove that feels like private seating without losing the pulse of the restaurant.  Dine al fresco year-round, thanks to an enclosed veranda and garden courtyard.

The soul of Italy isn’t just found on the menu. It’s around the table. We can’t wait to have you gather around ours. 

Tavola Pizza Oven


Located in The Cloister Main Building, Tavola offers authentic rustic Italian with Southern charm, family-style—tables full of food, meant to be savored and enjoyed with others. Plates of homemade ravioli, salads, and of course pizza fresh from the Mugnaini wood oven. And the soul of Italy around every table.



An authentic Italian experience with Southern charm, where delicious family-style meals are enjoyed around a lively table. Homemade ravioli, fresh seafood, salads, pizza fresh from the Mugnaini wood oven, a well-stocked bar with wines from all 20 Italian wine regions, and classic cocktails reinvented to reflect the country. From the river side of the Colonial Lounge in The Cloister, take a right down the corridor and Tavola is on your left.

Outside shot of the main entrance of the Cloister

The Cloister at Sea Island

Comprising of rooms in the Main Building, The Cloister Wings, and Beach Club, The Cloister offers vibrant rooms and suites on the lush Georgian coast. Here you’re surrounded by activity, and close to wherever your day will take you.


Beach Club

The heart of ​​fun in the sun at The Cloister, a short walk from the Main Building. Head out of the main entrance straight ahead and follow the lush path to discover three swimming pools, a waterslide, and splash pad. Poolside dining, our Snack Shack, Wonderland sweet shop, and delicious oceanfront seafood at Southern Tide. Home of two Sea Island shops, Sea Strike & Pub bowling alley, the Nature Center, Camp Cloister, bicycle rentals, and five miles of private beach along the Atlantic Ocean.

The Lodge at Sea Island

Forbes Five-Star boutique hotel in a secluded private setting. The Lodge is welcoming, comfortable, and the hub of its own Sea Island world. With championship golf right next door. Make your way to the stunning Avenue of the Oaks, Retreat Avenue, on St Simons Island, off the roundabout at Frederica Road and Kings Way.

Ocean Residences

The Cloister Ocean Residences

With one, two, or three bedrooms and an infinity-edge pool, The Cloister Ocean Residences comprise a private enclave within a second gate. With ocean and nature views.

pool area at one of the cottages

Sea Island Cottages

A home to call your own. Sea Island Cottages are self-contained and fully equipped. With the ocean at your feet and groceries delivered to your door. Renting a cottage is a treasured tradition for Sea Island families. Why not make it yours?