We enjoyed two appetizers
We enjoyed two appetizers one a goat cheese dish, the other like an antipasto dish. Both excellent. Remainder of food did not disappoint. Wine list offered variety at all price points. We would return.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been to Taberna several
We have been to Taberna several times and each time has been wonderful. Authentic Spanish tapas, paella,sangria are always delicious. We have never been disappointed.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food from Spain or Italy
Found this place on Zagat. You can choose from either Spanish or Italian inspired meals. Food was great, we had empanadas for an appetizer and the classic paella for two. Then the flan for dessert. Will definitely go back. Nice list of Spanish Rioja wines too.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic find that can't be missed
A real gem in Bridgeport. One of the best places to eat in Fairfield county with a solid fresh seafood menu along with pasta and tapas. Nice wine list to compliment their menu.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Deserves lots of press & diners.
It's an old house in what looks like a residential neighborhood - a facade that doesn't inspire much hope. But the food - wow. We had all small plates this go around: Grilled calamari, crabcake, prosciutto, carpaccio, empanadas and some how we can't remember the last dish. They were all excellent. We saw gorgeous plates of pasta go to other tables and will try some of those next time. The service felt like you were in someone's home as their guest, not a restaurant. It was warm and attentive.
We went at 6:30 on a Tuesday, not a high traffic time for just about any restaurant and it was fairly empty. I hope that was just the date/time and that Taberna is packed most of the time - because it deserves it.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The menu is Interesting and very accessible. The food was perfectly seasoned and delicious. While friendly, the service was slow and unprofessional. They not only need to add more wait staff but also to train them better - seemed like they were all young family members rather than "real" employees.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Unexpected find in near downtown
We discovered Taberna because it was the only "Bridgeport" restaurant listed on OpenTable. What a delightful discovery. We were greeted by and enthusiastic waiter who gave us the table of our choice. The menu was extensive but not overwhelming, creative but not over the top. Taberna definitely has a South American flavor and sprit so having just come back from a month in Brazil it was like coming home. The food was well prepared and presented and absolutely delicious! The staff was hospitable and gracious. What more could one ask for in a restaurant. We will definitely be going back and introducing our friends to Taberna.
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a most enjoyable experience
We had a most enjoyable experience in terms of food, service and ambience. We hope to return.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Happy Surprise in Bridgeport
Tucked into a residential section of Madison Avenue is the Bridgeport edition of the Lopez brothers' delightful Spanish/Italian/Tapas restaurants - frequent visitors to Norwalk's "La paella" this was our first trip to "taberna" and it was certainly up to anticipation. While the staff is not quite as smooth as in Norwalk, they were very hospitable and eager to be sure we were enjoying ourselves (which we were) and our dinners - we actually had two appetizers each, and a salad to start - were nicely presented, very tasty and too large for us to finish, otherwise we would have ordered still more, they were that good. Spanish rice pudding for dessert. NOTE: the "front" room gets loud, but the middle room is more normal.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to celebrate my daughter's 18th birthday last sunday. We came across this restaurant and were impressed with the menu.All the food that we ordered was excellent with the exception of the lobster ravioli
The service was excellent and the location is in a residential neighbourhood..
We definitely would recommend it to friends
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
There needs to be better co-ordination with the wait staff. Three different wait people asking about ordering drinks is a bit annoying.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another excellent experience
Taberna is consistently excellent. The food, service, and decor are exceptional and we have never been disappointed in any way. Thank you for striving so diligently to always please. it is greatly appreciated.
6/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
EXCELLENT GEM OF A RESTAURANT
EXCELLENT GEM OF A RESTAURANT IN BRIDGEPORT. THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING, PARTICULARLY, THE CERVICHE. PORTIONS WERE PERFECT AND THE HOUSE MADE RED AND WHITE SANGRIA WERE GREAT. WE CAME FOR A FRADUATION DINNER FOR 9 PEOPLE. EVERYONE WAS IMPRESSED WITH, THE FOOD, DRINK AND SERVICE.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really great food and service.
Really great food and service. there were 5 of us and we all left very satisfied with the food and friendliness of the owner and his staff (small but efficient). First time there and would definitely go again.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative menu and delicious from crab cakes to eggplant stuffed in phyllo dough to veggie pizza. Staff nice. Quiet for lunch. Mediterranean with spanish and italian character. Very accomodating. Neighborhood locale. Will return.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden Gem in Bridgeport
Taberna is excellent all around. The food, service, value, and atmosphere are all equivalent to or exceed other choices in the area. The food was freshly prepared, and of excellent quality. The service was friendly and highly attentive. Parking off-street was an unexpected bonus on Madison Avenue in a primarily residential area. The outdoor patio and open-air bar provided a great place for a pre-dinner drink! Visit Taberna! You will not be disappointed.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best restaurants I've been to in a long long time in southwest CT. A diamond in the rough. I intend to recommend to my colleagues in the area that are looking for a settling dinner for adults with superb food, great wine list, and perfect ambiance (perfect latin music in background)
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food in unlikely location!
We chose to eat at Taberna because we had an event in Bridgeport with friends. I checked it out on line and it looked interesting and had some rave reviews. When we dined there it was an excellent experience food-wise: all the dishes were well-prepared, tasty and generous. We couldn't believe this gem in an unlikely location in Bridgeport! It's a find. The only short-coming is that the server seemed overwhelmed as the crowd grew and the end of our meal was served slowly and in some disarray. It took a while to get the check and pay.
9/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
I took my daughter and her friend to Taberna before a show at the Webster Arena. We were in a bit of a rush and it was my daughter's birthday. They accommodated us to perfection - very attentive. The menu selections were fantastic and the food was well prepared and delivered.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Spanish gem in Bridgeport
Located in a quieter area of Bridgeport this is the real deal. Delicious Spanish and Mediterranean food, beautifully presented in a a nice and intimate dining room.
10/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We're long-time patrons of Taberna, and glad to see it's thriving (and now on OpenTable). Taberna's owner, Daniel, will always ensure your stay top-notch and memorable. As many have mentioned, this is a great find in Bridgeport, tucked away in a spot you'd never expect a restaurant to be. Don't fear the address. Dishes not to miss include the ceviche appetizer, seafood paella, lamb stew, or any special. There are a few dishes that are typically Italian (the pastas), but Taberna puts a fresh Mediterranean spin on them. We've never had anything but a top-notch meal here. Start with their fresh-baked rolls, trust Daniel to pick a wine for you, and enjoy your evening.
10/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
The staff is very friendly and personable, but they do often seem a bit discombobulated at time. Three different staff people asked to take our drink order after we had been sitting for what I considered an overly long time. Two of our party ordered tapas as our entrée but they were delivered as appetizers. I give them some allowance because it was a busy night with one big table, but still it should have been better service.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, atmosphere, and service
Tapas were delicious! Main course good, but not as good as the tapas.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
Do not overlook Taberna!
OK so Bridgeport is not exactly known as a gastronomic capitol, and not necessarily a place that one would think of if having a "where shall we dine tonight?" discussion. But Taberna is worth the trek into the North End of Bridgeport, and is located in a quiet residential neighborhood. There is no other way to describe the food but outstanding. The pasta dishes are all made fresh on the premises, and the sauces that accompany them are made to order as well. Particularly fabulous are the Ricotta Gnocchi - so light, and covered in the tastiest Bolognese you can imagine. We also tried the Veal Marsala (one caveat is that the "dairy-free" menu options are limited, and this happened to be one of the few) and it was also outstanding. Go!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food! Most definitely
Great food! Most definitely a place we would return to.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
it's all about the food
We love Taberna. The food and service are fabulous. They have Tapas if you are into that but we always order the pasta dishes that are made fresh on the premises.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful owner/chef w great food
This is a lovely small restaurant with a friendly chef/owner who sincerly cares about givng you an enjoyable experience. The owner recommended a wine to me which I didn't particularly care for but certainly I would not complain to the chef about. I guess he noticed my expressions and sincerely offered me to select a different bottle of wine even though the other was just opened and not spoiled. The food coming out of the kitchen had a "clean taste" to it, not overloaded with spices. We just loved to ceviche.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed a lovely dinner
We enjoyed a lovely dinner in this very pretty restaurant. The service and food were great-we really enjoyed the paella.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best food in Fairfield County
Would recommend to anyone looking for an exceptional and low-keyed dining experience. Everything is beautiful. The food is superb.
The ambience is warm and welcoming. The wine is just sublime.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM