Taverna

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399 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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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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Charlotte
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, amazing food and Superblocation, highly recommend it

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

OT
Las Vegas
4 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
66 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.

MW
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

There some negative reviews on here that had me a bit unnerved prior to my visit. There are some people telling untruths. The noise level did not disturb my business meeting and the food was superb. I thought the atmosphere was perfect for a sunny Saturday afternoon.

Go, enjoy, you will love it.

KT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excellent option for delicious homemade pasta, and pizza in an upscale part of town. If the weather is good, a table on the patio is the best spot to be. The ambiance is ideal. However, the value is a little overpriced, you can definitely get a bigger and cheaper plate of homemade pasta in other parts of town that is just as good.

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Not as busy as I thought it would be for noon Saturday brunch!

LR
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taverna is the perfect spot in Buckhead for a great meal in a casual yet chic setting. The food was delicious....from pizza, to fresh pasta to eggplant. Service was friendly and atmosphere was energetic. Sit inside or on the porch. Love this place!

B
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

i hosted a work dinner here and was thoroughly disappointed with our experience. service was consistently slow and inattentive the entire night--empty cocktail glasses or finished plates not cleared, lack of knowledge about the wine list. the restaurant was less than half full, so it didn't seem that our server was overworked, so i'm not sure why service was so poor. at one point it took 20 mins to get after dinner drinks, during which time we saw the host helping wash glassware while the bartender didn't appear to be making drinks at all. and when one of our party ordered a port from the dessert drink list, our server eventually told us they didn't have any port at all, despite having a list of 5-7 ports. some of the food was ok, but for the price and the lack of service, i won't be going back.

OT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Was disappointed in my meal. It was very bland. I ate the spaghetti w/turkey meatballs. The tiramisu was great though.

OT
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for a nice experience

MF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, nice ambiance, good drinks, great service, good value, especially on one-half price wine bottles on Tuesday night. Would definitely go back and recommend Taverna to friends.

EG
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The restaurant had great service and I really enjoyed my time there. The food could've been a bit better but other than that it was great.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience. A great way to bring friends together for birthday celebration.

PP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic staff. Bartenders and servers are on top of their game.

PC
Atlanta
102 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love taking our dog, sitting on the patio and eating lunch or dinner. The food is very good, the wines very reasonable and the service is always terrific

D
Atlanta
28 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

We added another person had a great experience loved our ladies lunch!

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Everything was great except it was too warm in our room. Manager was very nice to take pictures of our group. Food was great

S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Mediocre service at best and one server was rude and seemed like he was doing us a favor if/when he waited on our table. We were there to celebrate our daughter’s birthday with her friends and told the waiter about it. He said “we’ll make sure we treat her right. That did not happen. He never brought out her birthday dessert and meanwhile the table next to ours had a birthday as well and were celebrating with the fun bday dessert brought or by their waiter. That just made it even more awkward. We have dined here and the past and like it but it has really gone downhill. We won’t go back.

K
Orange County
59 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is an amazing restaurant with good food. The staff is always friendly and helpful. The restaurant is loud, so if you’re looking to have a nice conversation at dinner, maybe try the porch area.

Brunch is good.
Lunch is good. Great items for kids too.
Dinner is good.

Great location and TV’s to watch the latest games.

KC
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was incredible! They pulled out your chair, had a place for you to hang your purse, made sure your glass was never empty, kept your table pristine, and the food was delicious. Thank you Taverna team.

DD
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Beautiful restaurant with very nice ambiance! Great meal and excellent location too.

N
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was great, food was quite good, really hot inside with the windows open in 95 degree weather.
Fun, reasonably priced food at the Shops of Buckhead.

SF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location! Friendly staff-one of our favorite spots!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food and atmosphere!

a
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location with validated parking within the block. The open air patio is pleasant. This was my third visit and tried something new and loved it.

F
Atlanta
42 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from Nick: thank you

JK
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoyed our meal, particularly the pasta. We will definitely be back.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Service was poor