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Taverna Italian Kitchen
Taverna Italian Kitchen

Taverna Italian Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: (306) 652-6366
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Enzo Pellettieri
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: YOUR PLACE, OUR FOOD
    Simply call the restaurant 306.652.6366, order and pick-up.

    Business (downtown)
    Delivery is available until 4PM. Contact us for details (charges may apply).

    Plates, napkins, and utensils are available if desired. If you need us to come and set-up your selections, charges will apply. At least 24-hour notice is preferred. Customized menus are available, a catering coordinator will help you make selections or give you ideas.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our spacious downtown location is an ideal setting for many occasions. Whether an intimate dinner party, a small social gathering, a corporate function, or an extravagant Italian feast - TAVERNA is the perfect venue for your next event.

    We have several semi-private/private dinning areas. We have custom tasting menus, pre-theatre menus, family style menus, or straight off the menu options.
  • Private Party Contact: Tasos Kangles (306) 652-6366

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 2nd and 3rd Avenue
  • Public Transit: Taverna is bolstered by strong public transportation links.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free Parking Monday-Saturday after 6 PM and
    Free Parking all day Sunday.
A word from Taverna Italian Kitchen
TAVERNA is nestled in Saskatoon's historic downtown core within walking distance of a number of major hotels in the renowned entertainment district. The building was originally a department store dating back to 1909. Taverna still maintains a historical charm and character, serving fantastic rustic Italian dishes since 1969.

This is a limited intervention style of cooking, inspired by family tradition. We don't try and upstage our ingredients with elaborate techniques or clutter them up with fancy sauces. It's just simple respect for intensely flavoured San Marzano tomatoes, fresh garlic, warm basil, thick golden oil of first pressed olives and the conscious effort to bring locally grown, organic, and sustainable ingredients to your table when ever possible.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This restaurant has consistently served good, authentic Italian food for many years. It is Saskatoon's best Italian restaurant. Its quality has not declined with a relatively recent change in owner, but, on the contrary, it has added more variety to its menu and has improved its wine list."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "great food especially the side rice with beef tenderloin."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "hi there we went to have a dinner with my boyfriend and our teen kids -excellent choice- food great , light was just right, service perfect! we all enjoyed the time and we will be absolutely back"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "I'm sure that on another night, this restaurant would do better.... But. Went for supper on valentine's day, a night that any restaurant should be prepared to make a memorable evening. We were seated quickly but it all went downhill from there. The restaurant seemed understaffed. We waited 15 minutes to order, then an hour and a half for our food. We were asked if we wanted some bread while we waited, then it was never actually brought to the table. When the food did arrive, it was honestly a little disappointing... All in all, definitely NOT the memorable valentine's day meal we were hoping for. With all the fine restaurants in our city, we likely won't try again. Sorry Taverna..."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Service wasnt that great. We were seated at our table and sat there for close to half and hour before our server came. He was very frie dly but he kept forgetting our drink orders and part of our meal. Had to keep reminding him that we haf ordered drinks and had not gotten then yet. Was nice to try once, but I probably wont return."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We made reservations for 6 on Feb 14, 2014 for our celebratory wedding meal. Our server was extremely friendly and very efficient at his job. The food was amazing. Many special thanks to the chef Enzo and his staff for going above & beyond with preparing us a delicious feast AND our own personal pan of tiramisu (which served as our wedding cake), to boot. We will definitely be back to try the wide selection of courses of authentic Italian dishes on the menu. Even the garnishes on the drink menu have a genuine Italian flair. Taverna made our wedding night memorable, a dining experience that we'll never forget! Thank you to all the staff for the service and the special family memory of our amazing wedding feast!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "To start with the service was outstanding; our waitress was well spoken, informative and very polite. The quality of the food was equally impressive. The ingredients were of high quality and the dishes outstanding. Truly a memorable dining experience."
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "We have been going to Taverna for over 30 years. It has changed ownership since then, and I will admit there was a rough patch when this occurred, but the food has been wonderful for the past year. I think some people complain because their old favourites are off the menu, but really new opportunities for delicious food are there if you keep an open mind. It is, and remains, our go to place fof leisurely meals with good friends."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Great atmosphere, super service and very good food. We always enjoy our meal at taverna!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013