Taverna

4.6
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425 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
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4.3
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went with a friend, service was amazing! Loved the food. Wish there were more heaters on the patio, it was so cold

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time here & it was a classy & clean place, very sweet host seated us & great server, overall the staff was super sweet & helpful. The food was delicious & we only waited maybe 10-15 minutes for our food. We rarely go out to eat and usually get terrible service but we had a great time, thank you. Would recommend & will return!

OT
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our Tuesday night spot! Beautiful setting, Great food and 1/2 price bottles of wine!

MD
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I had high hopes but was disappointed.

PARKING. Get ready to walk as you have to park in a lower parking deck, walk uphill to a side street and back down the main road. There should have been a pedestrian pass-through from the deck side. Needless to say, it was windy and we froze getting to the restaurant door. One positive is they did validate the ticket. There is a valet option but it is still on the next block over so still a decent walk. I dont mind it myself but I had a disabled friend with me so it was a challenge for the longer, windy, rainy walk.

RESTAURANT. Restaurant was full and very loud so patrons kept getting louder trying to hear each other. The sample fried appetizer was very greasy. Seemed rushed to get out and was not crispy. Table ordered a Beet Salad salad to share and before we could get to it, they showed up with the main course dishes. Very rushed. The main server did not even know they brought over the food, so it appeared kitchen communication was not managed well. The dining room manager (not sure of his title) kept standing next to our table, since we were close to the host desk area, pointing over our heads giving loud orders like, "we need to get that table turned". That was somewhat annoying trying to hear over him. It seemed like they were more concerned about rushing people out so they could make more money, versus ensuring the patrons were served and happy. I had the Lamb Chop Special and they were tough and fatty. A table guest with me had a pasta dish with clams but they were so tiny, he had to keep digging around to find them. The only obvious ones were the few on top in the shells for decoration.The Creme Brulee came out heated..odd..and the sugar on top was liquid and not the typical burnt crunchy texture I was looking forward to.

At an average of $81 per person, I think we could have had a better experience elsewhere.

CG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The food was just OK. I didn't feel it was worth the price tag.

K
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The food lacked flavor. The service was very good, the noise level was fine as was the ambience. But, for Italian food, it was just not very good. None of us finished our meal and none of us took a take away bag.

A
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Christmas Eve dinner with my Italian father. He loved the Osso Buco and the wine

EN
Austin
33 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

New gluten free dough is not good! Bring back the old gluten free crust!

DO
Atlanta
209 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I wish it had been better. Service was terribly slow and when dinner finally came ( this only after we waited 40 minutes and told the waiter we wanted to leave ), mine was good, but my wife's eggplant parm was tough and not properly cooked. The manager took it off the bill and offered dessert and coffee, which was thoughtful. I have mixed feelings about another tty.

JS
Atlanta
79 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, service and ambiance. I did find it to be a bit overpriced based on some of the quantities and offerings

y
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service...strongly recommend 🎄🤠 very cozy place.

OT
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience great food. Pasta made from scratch 👌🏼

AM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and great location. Waitress recommended the lobster and shrimp risotto special and it was great. Portions were big, huge pieces of lobster and lots if shrimp. Service very attentive.
Will definitely return!!

Z
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Waiter had not tried a lot of the dishes, which made him less than helpful in making recommendations!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! And great $2 brunch drink specials. A rare meal where the kids actually enjoyed and ate all their food, such a treat for all of us!

AH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food, awesome atmosphere!

s
Atlanta
67 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brent is a super bartender and the new management is better

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We always have consistent service & quality food

OT
Austin
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Happy hour apps were perfect. Can’t go wrong.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lasagna was exceptional as usual. My date said that their scampi was really good. The bread and calamari were very filling.

GN
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

At it's pricepoint it leaves a little to be desired. Amatuer service. Too loud, and a bit uncomfortable. Food was quite good, but not enough to outweigh other shortcomings. There's too much competition for great Italian in Atlanta. You've got to bring more than homemade pasta.

F
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a regular here and LOVE it. Any option is a great option

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Great spot for families in the shops but when the $6 kids Spaghetti was better than the $20 carbonara there is something more to be desired.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice menu,lot of options for appetizer and entrees, good draft beer selection. Had Frito Misti and carpaccio for apps, both were excellent
For entree we had two pastas and lasagna, all were good. Waiter was very attentive without being a burden and knowledgeable about menu choices

OT
Charlotte
40 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had lunch and were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food. I had the chopped salad with grilled salmon and it was delicious. Our server did a great job. I would recommend it for lunch.

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, amazing food and Superblocation, highly recommend it

CK
Fayetteville
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place isn’t known as a “hot” spot. But the food is always good and the location is great.

SS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

S
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dishes, staff is exceptional. Very welcoming vibe, nice patio

a
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It's good, solid food. Not great/foodie/awesome. Easy to navigate to across from the Buckhead Library - park in the garage and follow sign for "e paces ferry" exit and the exit is next to the front door. Seating is best on patio if you want a view of the passerbys. Bar is adequate. Banquets are comfortable. Go for neopolitan style pizza. Skip soup (small portion and disappointing for $10). Wines are good and varied. Salads feed two easily - wish they offered a 1/2 portion. Kid friendly.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

What’s happened here? This wasn’t the same place I’d experienced before. The food quality and preparation were noticeably different. The carbonara should have been described as a soup. Slimy overcooked noodles in what appeared to be a broth rather than a sauce. Disappointing. Hopefully just and off night.

s
Atlanta
67 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always enjoy Taverna. Good food, good Drinks and Great service by the team.

SR
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

Good service, mediocre food. You can get better Italian than this in Atlanta.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was too salty

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I ordered a pizza, the $2 mimosas are always good but even better on a rainy Sunday! It was a very relaxing afternoon.

LD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

My pasta was overcooked at high temp and noodles were stuck together. I couldn't eat much of it, but the flavor was good and the service and ambiance are excellent. I would go again but not for the food. The outdoor area is very nice this time of year.

T
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I did recommend it to a friend a few hours after I left and they went. Everything was nice the food was outstanding. The service was good. We were celebrating my niece two years as a Breast Cancer survivor.

OT
Oxford
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my sisters bachelorette night out and the manager of the restaurant brought her a glass of champagne to begin the night. Since we were in a rush for a show happening after dinner, our waiter Agusto was so great about rushing our orders and getting everything done so quick without making it feel rushed. Such a great atmosphere too and such reasonable prices. Always amazing service.

F
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Paige was an amazing server.

AB
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

wait staff has improved year after year...bravo!! I love have dinner with close friends there..special place.