520-531-1913  2890 E Skyline Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718
Born and raised in Italy, where he earned his cooking skills from his mother and grandmother, Chef Massimo Tenino moved to the U.S. years ago. He spent five years cooking in Los Angeles, then five more in San Francisco before moving to Tucson and opening Tavolino in 2003.
Recently relocated to Plaza Colonial at Campbell & Skyline, Tavolino’s menu features fresh salads, house-made to order pastas, meats, seafood and traditional desserts. The wine list showcases an outstanding selection of Italian classics and boutique offerings with many wines by the glass.  The new larger space has inspired Chef Tenino to include additional specialty dishes, including rotisserie meats cooked in the Tuscan style over an open fire in the new brasserie fireplace.  Tavolino signature pizzas are available for both lunch and dinner fresh from the wood-burning pizza oven; and the addition of a salumeria (Italian meat market) will feature authentic Italian cured meats (salumi) including sausages, Mortadella, Prosciutto etc. sliced to order as an antipasto or to go. 
The private dining room that opens onto a private patio area is a great space for wine dinners and special events.  The “Chef’s Table” near the kitchen seats eight people and is available to guests who would like a more intimate dinner specially created for them. 

Reservations can be made by calling 520-531-1913.
about chef Massimo Tenino
Massimo Tenino
chef / owner
simple, classic, Italian