Tonight’s experience included a couple of nice wine selections to start. I opted for chicken soup instead of salad and I highly recommend it. My husband got hanger steak and I had smoked chicken. We both appreciate the sides that come with these two dishes. We wound up the evening with the cookie plate for desert.
Food was outstanding, as always! I love their menu, as they offer a wide selection of delicious salads for lunch. The service was friendly and efficient. We were sitting outside, and when it became clear that a rainstorm was approaching, the wait staff unhesitatingly moved us to a different table. One of my favorite restaurants in Jacksonville!
Excellent meal. Their soups are so good and the salad was perfect! I had the chicken soup and greek salad. THe ration of veggies, to olives to lettuce was right on!
Dropped in for lunch with my wife - the food was delicious and the service was good. I've been here a dozen or so times in the past and it's one of our favorite lunch spots for a nice meal.
Very positive as always. The only aspect that continues to be unfavorable are the booths. Add an additional cushion to the bench seats! The wood ledge on the outside of the bench coupled with the low, sharp edged table is hideous. Bruised thighs and backsides are a sure thing if patrons don’t know what’s coming. Please make a change to the seating
As always we love Taverna. The food and service are outstanding. We did not like the table we were originally given but were given s much better option upon request. They always are ready to tweak our meals if we ask.
It was a bit pricier than expected, but the food was DELICIOUS!!! Definitely a perfect “special occasion” place to go!!
Excellent food. Good service.
Desserts not so great. Don’t waste your $. Very LOUD ! Need some buffers.
Great food as always
Great location with beautiful day outside seating. The brunch menu is pretty basic. Most of the options are just a fancy way to do eggs. The breakfast pizza was super yummy though. Not overpriced. Decent Bloody Mary
This place has OK food but it is incredibly noisy. We had a gift card so that's the reason we went.
Great but a bit noisy
Taverna was our favorite spot for a long time, but lately the quality of food has been deteriorating. My funghi pizza was too salty and the hash brown sausage dry and tasteless .... they used to be great. I hope that they can get their act together again.
Amazing food! Fabulous server!
Thank you !
In town in business and wanted to experience a local stop. Very happy we decided on Taverna. I had the Seafood Stew and couldn’t have been more pleased with that selection. A must stop if you’re dining in the Jacksonville area.
The place is nice and the food is ok. The noise, however, is too much. If you are in a group of four or more and your table is inside, it is nearly impossible to hear the conversation. There is nothing on the walls to diffuse the noise which makes it unbearable at times. if you find a table outside, then it is great!
Great service. Table too small and noise level very high. Food good but somewhat over priced. Same for desserts. But staff very attentive and caring and efficient.
Consistently good every time!
Great food and service. Worth driving from the beach to enjoy!
Great food, staff and ambience!
Happy hour is a great value. The homemade ravioli are spectacular. To mitigate the noise level request a booth.
Service was great, waiter friendly and patient ...food didn’t disappoint
I go to Taverna for certain things; this time their smoked chicken and root vegetables. The service is friendly and efficient and consistent so no matter your server you will not notice a difference in quality. My husband had hanger steak which he has ordered frequently. I also love the ambiance of this beautiful old building; this is such s great break from a week of kitchen chores at home!
Risotto is a must side. The orecchiette (add the scallops) was divine. Service was just right and the wine was reasonably priced. Taverna is always at one of the top places to dine in Jacksonville
Taverna is great food, terrific atmosphere and exceptional service. Give it a go!!
Our server Emily was the best! Food drink and atmosphere is top notch!
Great restaurant. Food was excellent and service was even better.
I have never had a bad experience at Taverna! The food is always perfect- atmosphere alive and comfortable- service impeccable. The staff make me feel like I’m someone special! It’s my perfect night out- I love it.
The food was good but I thought there would be a bigger menu selection. Especially if Spanish items.
Quite a nice lunch menu! Wonderful soup and grilled cheese sandwich.
Exceptional service and wine.
The food was outstanding. We tries several small plates and each was as good as the other. I can't wait to go back!
Our experience this time was far superior to our last visit. The food is always delicious. We will be back again soon.
Taverna is one of my go-to restaurants. It is consistently good and has the best brunch menu around. Staff is always friendly and accommodating. Can't beat it!
The chef special veal chop was absolutely fantastic. The wine list presents many good options at a good price
Food was delish. Server was Dakota who was great!
Fantastic dinner. Waiter was friendly and knowledgeable. A wonderful dining experience. We will be back again.
Had another yummy lunch outside at Taverna yesterday !
Taverna is one of our long-time favorites. It is the only Italian restaurant worth visiting in this metro area. The food is consistently excellent, with seasonal choices, and enticing entrees. Particular incentives to dine here are the options for small plates or full entrees or make up your own charcuterie platter....so you can eat big or small with ease. The wine list is excellent as well. Prices are in line with the quality and quantity. Reservations are a good idea, especially in the evening. Outdoor dining is available too, although right next to the sidewalk. We take our out-of-town guests here, and heartily recommend visiting this fine restaurant.
Luncheon pasta special was the best meal I have had in a long time