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Taverna Domain NORTHSIDE
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
I almost come here every weekend although I have other options!
Outdoor seating with good spread of tables, very good follow through with service and manager checking in. Food was excellent, recommend the tuna tartar as well as the risotto al pollo.
Super sweet staff celebrating my sons 8th bday! Thank you
When we arrived, we realized the tables were not socially distanced but were right on top of one another. We cancelled our reservation and went to a restaurant that is aware that we're in a lethal pandemic. Will never go back to Taverna. They don't care if I live or die.
Thank you for your review. I apologize that you felt uncomfortable with the distancing. We have taken extra measures in the past couple days to remove tables from the patio and space them further apart. Again we care about your safety and are doing our best to accommodate everyone.
Taverna has always been one of our favorite places to eat. We mostly go to the one downtown; this time we were in the Domain. The music in the dining room was bizarre -- more suited to a dance club than a restaurant. The drinks took a little while to arrive... I ordered the risotto with scallops, shrimp and one other item, but got the risotto with the scallops and artichokes. Maybe I wasn't specific enough when I ordered, but with two dishes so similar, I was surprised that our waitress didn't mention that there were two risotto dishes with scallops, and explain the difference between the two.
The risotto dish I ordered was a little too salty (as are most dishes in Austin restaurants for some reason). But the scallops were perfectly cooked. Our waitress was very sweet and fun and very knowledgeable (especially about coffee!) She also suggested an octopus appetizer, which we absolutely LOVED.
Great service. The Manger is very knowledgeable about Italian wines. We had a party of 8 and everybody’s food was delicious.
The quality of the food was so disappointing.
The best part of the meal was the wine I chose.
Our waiter provided us with a great dining experience.
Always amazing service and incredible food. We love their Italian old fashion and the grilled octopus was delicious!
Great experience. We were sat promptly and our server Sandra was amazing. We are ready to go again. Our gnocchi dish was great.
I was great being able to finally get out, with covid still around, and being able to sit outside and enjoy a good meal and drinks.
The outside seating was very nice and shaded. Tables felt a little close but acceptable for being outside. Our waitress was exceptional and the food was good particularly the tiramisu. Lots of things to try on the menu so we’ll be back.
This was our first date night since February and we had high hopes for Taverna. Having dined at the one downtown, I guess I had a different expectation. We arrived and were asked if we wanted inside or outside. We said inside because it was very hot outside. Another hostess comes back and tells me that I didn’t specify inside on my reservation and they didn’t have anything available. We said, “outside is fine then.” The table next to us actually got up and left after having been there for 15 minutes and no one had even come by to get their drink order or bring them water. The restaurant next door had music blaring the entire time and a line out the door like a nightclub but at 7:15 in the evening so that def put a damper on the evening. Our waiter was nice and we were definitely served more quickly than the couple that left. Caprese appetizer was just okay, my gnocchi rustici was delicious, my husband’s ravioli with lobster was tasty but the atmosphere was just not what we were looking for. The waitstaff were all very young and didn’t seem equipped to provide a nicer dining experience so it just felt like kind of a letdown. I’m sure everyone is trying to get back on their feet post Covid, so hopefully if we go back it will be a different experience.
We always enjoyed our visits to Taverna. One of the best places for risotto! Look forward to our next meal here
The Pork Osso Bucco was outstanding and the risotto with scallops was excellent.
Drinks were great, food was average at best. Holandaise sauce needs work, tasted like butter. We ordered different plates and neither was great.
Wine service needed to be better.
Can only comment on the risotto, as my guest and I both ordered it with scallop- yes, there was only one on the plate. I can guarantee it is not made to order, as any risotto should be. Good al dente texture, but lukewarm and very bland.
I love when you feel able to ask questions about the menu and get answers without condescension. Our server was attentive, but not invasive. Knowledgeable and approachable. The food was outstanding and felt special without being pretentious. We were there to celebrate a special occasion and the atmosphere was perfect. It would be just as appropriate for a date night or just a week night dinner and drink when you want some quiet and class.
Taverna Domain NORTHSIDE does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Taverna Domain NORTHSIDE also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 356-9420.
Taverna Domain NORTHSIDE is rated 4.5 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.