You could tell the Food was prepared by a real chef. All the ingredients melded together rather than overpowering each other. Definitely a Great experience.
Great lunch and delicious fungi pizza!
This has become one of our favorite restaurants when we are in the downtown JAX area. Been there four of five times and every meal (lunch or supper) has been superb. Service is always efficient and the menu and food preparation are outstanding. Parking can be a challenge with so many restaurants in the area but even that worked smoothly this time for lunch. Definitely go back again when we are in the area.
Service, ambiance, food, price, wine, menu choices were all highly satisfactory. We shall make it a point to return more frequently even if Taverna is not on a regular route around Jacksonville.
Pleasant staff, great service, delicious food, affordable prices.
We had a wonderful dining experience celebrating a special occasion, Thank you, Taverna.
Food was excellent. Server was terrific. My only complaint would be the tables. I am short and had to sit on the edge of my seat to reach the table.
Never disappoints! Good, service, atmosphere are consistently amazing!
First time at Taverna. Excellent food and atmosphere. Good wine list.
This restaurant was close to our riverside hotel, and highly recommend, so we decided to go for a late afternoon lunch. It was not crowded when we got there, so we were immediately seated. Outstanding service. The pasta and salad were delicious. Good choice. Left a package under our table when we left to catch our Uber out front. Our waiter found it, immediately brought it to the hostess, and she ran outside to catch us just as we were leaving. So impressed!
I have to admit, this was a first date and the first time I have been to Taverna. My date has life threatening allergies (but she’s super cute), so when we sat down, our server was nice enough to listen to my date’s needs and went to the chef to discuss options. The special of the night was a wonderful tile fish with a Mediterranean type of sauce. Fortunately, it was in my date’s criteria for survivability and absolutely delicious. I was so impressed with the meal and the service. I wish I could remember my serve’s name. She was excellent! Drinks were refilled quickly and she was very good at her recommendations for dessert. Both of us loved it and I have a feeling we will be back soon. Thank you, Taverna. It was a great first date.
Great food, fantastic service. Super place! Each dinner was delicious. The fig & cheese appetizer is out of this world! Our server was absolutely wonderful!
We have visited here many times and always enjoy our meal. This visit we ordered a few things we did not enjoy at all and our server didnt say anything about us not eating it. Usually a server would question why something was ordered, not eaten and not taken home, but she didnt even ask how it was or why it wasnt eaten. We also had to hunt her down a few times and correct our order where she said she didnt hear me order something. We also felt rushed this time and we usually dont at all.
Not a normal visit, we usually enjoy everything including the service.
What we love here..... the charcuterie and cheeses, obviously, the truffle fries and the hanger steak is soooo good! We will be back, but hope the server we had was just having a bad day.
This is my “go to” restaurant when I have company in town and just a great go to anytime!! Love the vibe and the food is outstanding.
Taverna is an extremely well run restaurant and as a result their quality of Food and Service is exemplary. My request for no apples in my soup nor almonds in my main dish was not a problem for Taverna. The main drawback for Taverna is lack of parking and if you find a parking place on the first go around count yourself lucky.
We went for an earlier dinner (at 5:45) and it couldn’t have been better. We had an amazing waitress that pointed us in all the right directions with anything from suggesting the right wine to have with dinner, to the dessert we should chose. And each suggestion was perfect! Taverna is currently my favorite restaurant by far.
We have only been a couple of times over the years, but have always had a positive experience.
We loved the excitement of the restaurant- the decor was pleasing to the eye- the rustle and bustle of the wait was a wonder in itself - the food was outstanding and out waitress was perfect - we really enjoyed the experience -
Excellent food and service as usual. Extra birthday treats much appreciated. We will be back.
A favorite spot. Always good and staff is well trained, friendly.
First time visited this restaurant and impressed with layout, service staff and wine selection as well as food choices. Will go back again, and suggest a visit there to experience it
Wonderful neighborhood gem of a restaurant. Clean delicious inventive food with lots of flavor. Very nice friendly staff and super accommodating. They really aim to please. Would highly recommend for all sorts of occasions.
Traveled in to Jacksonville for first time; this place was the best meal we had while in town. Wish we had found it sooner.
Always have great food and drinks! The wait staff is personable, knowledgeable and professional.
Sausage homemade in taverna hash?
As always food was awesome and service great. We did get seated during a time when lots of seats were available and the next patrons got sat immediately to us where they could’ve been placed a seat away. It was odd.
We enjoyed our meal at Taverna. The food was interesting, and each of the four meals was well prepared. We were rather amused that my husband’s vodka and tonic came with a one dollar up charge for “ the small batch tonic.” It wasn’t the extra money, it was the lack of warning that a simple vodka tonic came with an extra charge that surprised us. Our server was attentive, but not too attentive. Each person in our party found the pew like booths difficult to get in and out of. The low seats, lack of space and the angle between seat and table required the skills of a contortionist. We will ask for a table the next time.
Highlights were the ability to order a variety of cheeses and meats for a platter, and the small plates menu. Overall it was a nice evening, and we will go back.
It was very noisy in the building. The food was sub-par for what I paid.
The food and drinks were great! Was a little bummed at first that my husband and I were seated by a large party but as the night went on the busier they got so the noise level didn’t really matter. The food and drinks made me forget about the party anyways. The service was awesome as well! Definitely would like to go back :))
As always, Taverna shines through! Ryan, our server was fantastic! A lot of personal service and friendly demeanor... I love that we can walk to this great neighborhood restaurant..
Taverna is one of my favorite restaurants. I can go there often and not worry about having to order the same thing as the menu is seasonal and they always have great specials. My husband and I had the fish special (black Grouper) which was so tasty. Every bite was eaten and I practically licked the plate! The wait staff is very attentive and the manager always comes around asking if all is good. Well it was more than just good. It was excellent!!! The wine list is very good as well with many reasonable selections.
The service, food, and overall sense of warmth surround you making it difficult to leave. The food is impeccable, and the music was surreal! Cannot wait to eat there again!
Excellent service and great entree recommendation from our server. Wonderful salads, sandwiches and pizzas. They're kid friendly too and helpful.
Great food and great service, can’t wait to go back very soon.
Outstanding food and service but expensive.
excellent food and service - can't wait to return. located in a very nice area of jacksonville
Best Scallop Dish in Jacksonville comes with Congaree and Penn middlin risotto, mushroom, peas, truffle. Divine!!
GreT food and service
Had a great time at Taverna. Great atmosphere, service, and food.
Great menu and delicious food. Service was great!!