Taverna

4.5
314 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Taverna offers homemade pastas, risotto, pizza, fresh seafood and family specialties in a relaxed setting. The restaurant features a full bar with an extensive wine and cocktail list, open kitchen and one of the best patios in Buckhead.
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Always a solid spot!

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JK
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal and service was excellent. We both had pasta and enjoyed every bite. This was our first time at Taverna and we will definitely be back.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

delicious food,great ambience and service was good

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S
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Parents of fiancé’s meeting for the first time

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PC
Atlanta
96 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was a little spotty. only 2 servers and 4-5 tables in the patio. other than that, it was a good experience.

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WP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Pizza was fair at best. Pasta was good but expensive. Very Buckhead experience---price by location not quality. Had an intro offer which made it less painful, but a pizza,pasta and 2 glass of wine meal (with a shared house salad) is steep at $70. Maybe acceptable if it was really great, but it was just okay. Maybe I spend too much time in NY-NJ where really good basic Italian is easy to find.

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BD
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our experience at Taverna. Great food in a fun atmosphere.

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JZ
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe both inside and outside dining. Excellent service from staff, stellar drinks, and outstanding food. With all the Italian in Atlanta all over the city, this is in my top 5 and I keep coming back. The squid ink spaghetti with crab meat is to die for. And the restaurant doesn't overdo it with portions. Everything is just the right portion size. Pizzas, apps, and salads are also all great.

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KS
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

I brought my 7 year old son for dinner. We were in Atlanta for a short getaway, and he loves Italian food. Our server was polite, but she never refilled our drinks, and I noticed a few tables that were seated after us getting service before we did. And the food, for the price, was just okay.

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t
Savannah
13 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

There was only one server and a bartender- services were slow and we had to waive our waitress down twice - no manager came by - sad experience for such good food

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K
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again amazing pasta and a great dining experience for our group from the office celebrating a birthday.

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Bad service. Bad food. Good luck. Not the first time either.

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SD
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and experience was great! Our waiter Paige was awesome and full of personality!

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Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Freezing inside the restaurant. Tables are too close together. Service was good and food was ok. Overall overpriced but still a fun place. Better for drinks/apps.

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J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! Love the outside seating.

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WW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Food was very mediocre. Featured Focaccia was a bland piece of dry bread with some cold Parma ham thrown on top. No olive oil anywhere to be found. Risotto was not property prepared (lumpy) and very over salted. Second tier ingredients -- not top draw items.

Now the service.

It took our waiter and bartender over 15 minutes to tell us that the wine we ordered (off the menu) was not in stock. Then it took almost as long to bring our second choice wine and we were half way through with our entrees by then. Waiter spent more time at the end of the bar than in their service area -- had to wait to have empty water glasses refilled.

And, finally, to top it all off, they could not take our credit card because their system was down.

Don't waste your time or money.

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and great service! The tiramisu was too die for, so light and delicious!!

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B
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was very good. Our server was not great. Didn't offer us water and when I ordered it I had to do it twice. My husband was between 2 dishes and discussed it with the waiter. They settled on one but when the food was brought he was brought the other. He decided to keep it since it was his second choice and it was good. We did however feel that the waiter was not paying us much attention

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a
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bruschetta was awesome

The tomato bisque was by far the best I have ever had and would go back simply for that.

The cappelletti in bolognese was on par with the tomato bisque in being one of the best meals I've had in a long time.

My only complaints are the louder-than-necessary dance music playing and the marinara sauce on my wife's spaghetti side was very tart, almost acidic due to an over abundance of tomatoes and lack of other seasonings. Regardless, I am definitely coming back

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MF
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nelson is a great host and manager! Taverna never disappoints!

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Ambiance is very nice. Too loud and hard to hear conversations. One of the hostesses was very rude and wait staff is slow to get food to table.

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MR
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place for business lunch.

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m
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great

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AH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

The highlight of our visit were the $2 mimosas. The food was underwhelming and came out lukewarm. I'd probably only be back for the mimosas. I'd completely pass on the food.

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B
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

On a busy Saturday night, we waited for a table 15 minutes past our reservation time and ended up with the worst table in the house. They accommodated our request to move and we waited another 15 minutes. We had poor and slow service at the table, asked another server to take our order in which one item was wrong. While food was OK, they brought the check before offering us dessert.

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DO
Atlanta
188 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

First time there, no expectations. Great surprise. Terrific food and service. Packed and very loud. Can't wait to try again.

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J
Atlanta
88 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Disappointed somewhat this time. We had a reservation and they wanted to seat us in the bar area, which neither my husband nor I wanted. Had to wait an additional 10 min. foer another table.
Waitress was a bit slow but the restaurant was quite busy.
Food was good as always. Just a bit disappointed at the beginning of the evening.

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Greensboro
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was amazing. I’m Italian and picky about my pasta...this place was delicious and the manager was great! Highly recommend.

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T
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner. The food and ambiance is perfect for that Friday night Italian dinner.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Waiter wasn’t very informed about the menu

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CG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I will for very casual, quick bite. No ambience, Clorox smell while dining, don’t expect to get your expensive bottle of wine pour in your glass every time is empty. Menu is very limited. Not what we were expecting.

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OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food but so loud

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DC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Definitely one of my favorites in the Atlanta area.

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The carbonara is amazing. Their chard selection is great. Cocktails are great too! Staff is so nice and friendly

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T
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 5

My boyfriend and I had a reservation on vday and the food was great, the ambience and vibe was even better. The only thing I'd say is that the space was a little tight in the table we were sitting at, and the drinks were a bit strong. Overall, our waitress was great.

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R
Atlanta
21 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Friendly staff, nice ambiance and good food.

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C
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the wait staff was attentive and prompt. Very nice variety on the menu.

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JM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 4

The man at the front desk, Chuck, was rude and not welcoming. we had reservations but he told us that we could not sit until all parties were present and treated us like we were bothering him. While we waited at the bar he came over and told us how busy they were and tried to be nicer but he had already tainted our evening. The server was great and the food was good but our evening was tainted by Chuck.

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A
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious food. A bit loud on Friday night but delicious salmon salad and gluten free pizza. Service was good. Enjoyed the evening

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SW
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Restaurant was very cold. Cameron our server took great care of us!

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