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Taverna Domain NORTHSIDE

4.5
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21 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Taverna is a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant that offers a truly Italian experience without having to go far. Our Italian chefs strive to create the perfect menu using seasonal ingredients for their surprising entrees. Every day we present a variety of northern Italian delights from simple comforts such as pasta and fabulous risotto to a delicate pan seared sea bass. A taverna in Italy is a special place where customers become friends and family. Here we celebrate the essence of hospitality and farm-to-table cooking reflecting our authentic Italian flavors in our rustic and welcoming interiors.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 21 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CedricM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I almost come here every weekend although I have other options!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Super sweet staff celebrating my sons 8th bday! Thank you

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FrequentlyDining
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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.

Taverna Domain NORTHSIDE
Responded on September 16, 2020

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.

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Bloomsberriette
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The Manger is very knowledgeable about Italian wines. We had a party of 8 and everybody’s food was delicious.

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StephanieG
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The quality of the food was so disappointing.
The best part of the meal was the wine I chose.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter provided us with a great dining experience.

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vipNugent
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service and incredible food. We love their Italian old fashion and the grilled octopus was delicious!

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IsaacC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We were sat promptly and our server Sandra was amazing. We are ready to go again. Our gnocchi dish was great.

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Siimplymiii
Austin
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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Rose
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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HorsepowerAndHeels81
Austin
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience1

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.

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vipAnaE
Austin
25 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoyed our visits to Taverna. One of the best places for risotto! Look forward to our next meal here

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing risotto!!!!

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Lovetoeat
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The Pork Osso Bucco was outstanding and the risotto with scallops was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Patio!

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NataliaM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Drinks were great, food was average at best. Holandaise sauce needs work, tasted like butter. We ordered different plates and neither was great.

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KellianneL
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Wine service needed to be better.

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vipBuster
Austin
16 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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JenniF
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

FAQs

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.