Taverna

4.5
343 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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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

If you want a great $2 mimosa, it is the place to go. Otherwise, don’t waste your time.

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JB
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Outside seating was great, service was excellent.
Octopus appetizer was excellent. Eggplant entree was a bit on the dry side. Fettuccine Frutti Di Mare was very good.

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AM
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Bruschetta appetizer was good, pizza good, my entree of Eggplant Parmigiana was ok and the service by waitress was slow and inattentive

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HT
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Just wishing there were misting machines on the outside terrace (similar to what is everywhere in Scottsdale AZ) to keep the al fresco diners a little cooler. The portions were very generous and fresh! The Chopped Salad was delicious and I love a fresh salad that is more than what I can make at home! We enjoyed an unhurried lunch. Park using Park mobile app but be sure to add enough time.

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RS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This was my first time at this restaurant. The place is quite nice with indoor and outdoor seating. We had an indoor table for three. The server was pleasant and she was training a young man. We ordered the food. The salads and the quality of the produce and burrata was excellent. Then came the salmon. Even though we had asked no butter or light butter, it came with gobbles of butter. We had to return one of the portions. We also ordered a Margarita Pizza to share which was tasty but warm to cold. Well, I like my pizza hot temperature wise. Clearly the pizza was cooked well but must have stayed on the counter too long and it cooled off. Finally, the pasta I ordered was mediocre at best. It was cold and the tomato sauce was dry and cold. I had to send it back for to reheat but by then I had lost my appetite when the food returned hot but very dry. We ordered deserts and tea/coffees and these were very good. Overall not the best experience.

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B
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service! Love the ambiance of the porch especially!

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SS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great time at Taverna, wonderful food and great service!

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Weather was perfect for outside sitting, food was delicious and unbeatable mimosas special for brunch

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t
Savannah
17 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Slow service -

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D
Atlanta
26 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for the wonderful lunch it was a wonderful afternoon.

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J
Atlanta
62 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Ordered the Rustica pizza. It had only 2 tiny pieces of eggplant on it. Really disappointed. The margarita pizza was fine as was the seafood pasta dish. Our Server was attentive and friendly.

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LS
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Our experience was horrible! I’ve been to Taverna before and it was decent but this time was the last time! We were sat down at 1 table and we moved to another but once we were moved to the new table, a server said she would be with us and ignored us for 30 minutes. We had to flag down the manager and then we were served. I won’t be going back!

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GS
Dallas
68 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty Basic italian Pasta and Pizza. took my son for his birthday dinner.

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was great

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AA
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing brunch.

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BB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

This was our 1st time at Taverna. The service was very good and it felt like a good happening spot in Buckhead prior to our comedy show at Buckhead Theater. We ordered the Fritto Misto for an app. Pretty good but a little greasy at the end. I had a pasta dish with meat sauce which was good but I like my pasta a little less cooked. Two of the ladies ordered the shrimp scampi and both thought is was ok. Overall it was a good meal just not blow me away good.

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AT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience and even better food!

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s
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Italian restaurant in the beautiful Streets of Buckhead. Love their salads and pizza's - plus all other items on menu. Wonderful outside seating, too! People watching as well.

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

service and food were very good and i am coming back tomorrow

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was great - we had young kids that were really welcome early. They gave the kids pizza dough to play with, which was a great touch - it kept them occupied. Great spot overall!

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v
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my wife here for her birthday and it was a great experience. The food was very good and the service was top notch. Can’t wait to go again

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M
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere! they open their doors, so it doesn't matter if you get seated inside or outside.

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CY
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

It’s was my 2nd time visiting this restaurant. We were highly disappointed in our waitress. She was beyond disinterested in our table of 5. We were sad because we were celebrating a 23rd birthday. I will return to the restaurant but make sure I don’t get the grumpy waitress again.

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SA
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely Amazing Food & Excellent Service... Taverna Is A Sure Win On My List of Choice Restaurants.... The Lombardi Family Has Done It Again! 5 Star

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JM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was very impressed with Taverna! We changed our reservation last minute to accommodate 4 people instead of the original 2. The food and drinks were excellent and the service was polite and attentive. Will return!

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PL
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Overall a good experience. Music was a little too loud.

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RB
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The foccicia was dry and boring even with the prosciutto. Drinks were exceptional..blueberry mule was my favorite. The pasta was good especially the Bolognese. Tiramisu was ok but the cheesecake was very good. I would recommend for happy hour for sure.

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OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambiance was great, the staff were great. My friends’ chicken was not cooked but the manager responded well and agreed that it was not cooked and comped his meal. Otherwise it was a goos experience.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter Brunch

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Always a solid spot!

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JK
Atlanta
43 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
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 on April 19, 2019
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
97 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
18 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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