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Taverna

4.7
1138 reviews
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$30 and under
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European
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Located in historic San Marco Square, Taverna specializes in handcrafted and Seasonal Italian cuisine. Chef Sam Efron's menus highlight classic Italian flavors while utilizing regional produce and meats, imported ingredients, and house-made pastas and mozzarella. At the bar, Taverna offers handcrafted classic cocktails, local microbrews, and a carefully curated selection of wines from Italy and beyond. Private dining, quick casual lunch service and business lunch deliveries are available.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
European, Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday
11:00AM - 3:00PM Lunch
5:00PM - 10:00PM Dinner

Friday
11:00AM - 3:00PM Lunch
5:00PM - 11:00pm Dinner

Saturday
10:00AM - 3:00PM Brunch & Lunch
5:00PM - 11:00PM Dinner

Sunday
10:00AM - 3:00PM Brunch & Lunch
5:00PM - 10:00PM Dinner
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Phone number
(904) 398-3005
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Sam Efron
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Atlantic Boulevard
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1138 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.6
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vipJFamily (Jacksonville)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Food was great & our waitress Blythe was fantastic !

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RobertPVB 
5.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Stopped in for dinner before a concert downtown. Waiter was fantastic and the food was exceptional. Would recommend to everyone to try it out.

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CraigY (Omaha)
3.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

Appetizers and salad amazing. Bar and drinks amazing. Waiter and entrees slow and overdone. Table behind us got birthday surprise. I entered my birthday on Opentable and not as much as a mention from our server. Clearlt hit or miss here.

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Susan (Pittsburgh)
5.0
Dined on January 4, 2018

One of our favorites in the Jacksonville area. Great food and drinks!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

Wonderful dinner, great wines. Only inconvenience was a strong, cold draft from the exit door.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We came here for New Years Eve and the service was great. There was no wait and the food was delicious! Great atmosphere as well.

Only critique I have is the mushroom risotto appetizer had a surprise chunk of meat in it, which was not supposed to be in it. The table next to us also had the same thing happen. I am vegetarian and do not eat red meat, so this was very disappointing to see.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We went to Taverna for New Years Eve and overall the experience was very nice. The salmon was well seasoned and cooked perfectly, as was the flat iron steak. I like the ambiance very much, although we sat near the door to the patio this time and got a major whoosh of cold air every time the door opened. The service was good except for not getting bread in an appropriate time. Generally a nice evening at a very good restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

We were seated by the entrance. No restaurant should have table before the hostess desk.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

As usual, Taverna was great! My wife and I made reservations two weeks prior for a romantic NYE dinner. We were a few minutes early and they seated us immediately! Absolutely no wait and our waitress was exceptional! I have never made reservations for NYE that were on time from the restaurant’s perspective. I will happily make future dinner plans there, as they seem to be very organized for a night that can be otherwise busy! Also, I highly recommend the short ribs!

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OpenTable Diner (Naples)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

Our server, Hunter was quite personable and he made great wine suggestions! We truly enjoyed our meal!

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