Taverna

4.8
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1832 Reviews
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$30 and under
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European

About

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.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taverna is a wonderful spot for brunch. The food was amazing. My daughters and I had a fabulous time. I had the omelette and my girls had the hash and lemon ricotta pancakes. Everything was so tasty and beautifully presented. Definitely a must for brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Came here in January for my birthday and the server completely forgot to ring in our orders and remembered after we were sitting there for an hour. Nothing was compensated for the mistake. Thought I would try it out again for a special occasion that occurred Wednesday evening and the server was flat out rude and made us feel like a burden. This used to be my favorite place but sadly, things have changed. Hopefully they get a better staff soon.

MJ
MickeyJaxFL
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You are doing EVERYTHING right! And I am so grateful.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have eaten at Taverna multiple times and it’s one of our favorite restaurants in Jax! Service and food is always top notch! Some favorites are the fungi pizza, ravioli and of course the orecchiette (make sure you add goat cheese!!!).

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vipcanalien
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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NormaL
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is delicious. Really tasty and great quality. The service is excellent also. Currently they have a smaller menu with less items but the quality has been maintained. During this time when it could be dangerous and scary to venture out for dinner, I felt safe. All employees are wearing masks and mostly have gloves on. The tables have been distanced. The outdoor patio offers that outdoor experience that also adds an element of safety. We had a great evening and enjoyed every dish.

JC
JimCox
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful trip to Taverna! Wonderful Fathers' Day meal, but I got stuck with the check again!!

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AKing
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food!
The salad is amazing, the coffee is delicious and the lemon ricotta pancakes are heaven.

JW
JulieW
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely Father's Day brunch! Food, service and atmosphere were perfect :)

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vipDella
Jacksonville
33 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A picture says it all

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Wacho
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As good as always! Love the place. We’ve been there several times. Never dissapoints!

TB
TaraB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THANK YOU FOR WEARING MASKS. I appreciate you following CDC guidelines and having outdoor seating reservations!

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vipcamper
Jacksonville
46 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

excellent care taken by staff to ensure cleanliness and safety. Food was excellent as always!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Manager was rude to us. Service was pretty bad too. Food was no good. Did not eat it. We’ve been here before and loved it, but this time it was no bueno.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, experience at Taveena, excellent!

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Lobsta7
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Outside seating, great team service. Cocktail drink My Pair Lady was worth the price of admission alone; excellent drink. Wow.

JC
JimCox
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taverna is always a wonderful place for to share a yummy lunch and a bottle of wine!! Try it!!
Coxes

JW
JackW
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Taverna. Food is great and service professional.

LM
LynneM
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside in the fresh air because of COVID. The tables were smoky spaced and u set a fan which was appreciated with the hot weather. Our waiter wore a mask and was very friendly and attentive. Our drinks arrived quickly and were delicious, as was our food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely brunch!

DD
vipDawnD
Jacksonville
23 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We had a reservation; stood for 5 minutes ( no big deal) to be seated but then 15 minutes before anyone ever approached our table.... once served, our waitress was great and the food was excellent. We will go back again ... but would like a little bump up on service

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vipoliviaf
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite stop for work or play. The food, drinks and service are always amazing.

KW
vipKimberlyW
Jacksonville
14 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience as always! The chefs choice cheese and charcuterie board was awesome. I was able to try some things I wouldn’t normally and was not disappointed!

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vipDella
Jacksonville
33 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My dinner at Traverna was just the same as it was before the virus. There are strategies in place for safety purposes but they really don’t affect the experience at all. This time I ordered the roasted Brussels for dinner because I’ve always liked them as a setup with the chicken. This time I ordered them with grilled shrimp; delicious! I haven’t been to many restaurants lately so I really enjoyed this break from my own cooking!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went with my wife for our anniversary and it was spectacular. The staff were amazing, the food was incredible and they treated us so well. A perfect night out, I couldn’t be happier!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Happy to dine in at Taverna!

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KrisO
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Peter was very kind and timely. Food was incredible.

RM
vipRonM
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taverna is a great destination for nice casual dining. The outside seating is amazing anytime but they have expanded the outside for social distancing and the setup is perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

For not going out to dinner for a long while it was a perfect experience that I won’t forget. The charcuterie was amazing and I highly recommend having a drink with your dinner

OT
OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Mother’s Day

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vipOpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was simply painfully slow. Would have expected the opposite during these times. We go there often enough, disappointed.

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Donna
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother’s Day amazing . Great service Peter and staff . Yummy food . Delicious drinks perfect atmosphere and setting felt very safe

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so great to be here again!!

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vipDella
Jacksonville
33 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finally! My meal plated instead of bagged! That in itself was such a nice treat but in addition the food, service, and drinks were also stellar. It was Mother’s Day and my husband and I made a reservation for the two of us on the patio. The food was cooked perfectly and came quickly. The service was friendly and attentive with all staff wearing masks. Welcome back a Taverna and staff!

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SamanthaS
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve never had a bad dish here - food and service is always excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
7 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Taverna is always even more amazing than you can hope it will be. The food is perfection, the service is attentive, ambiance is the perfect balance of lively and content. We always leave better than we arrived. Our favorite place to celebrate, go on a a date or recharge.

JP
JonP
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The noise level was way too loud for good decent conversation.

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Lorenzo
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Sauteed calamari and venison special were superb. The blue-crab bucatini was missing something, even with the waiter-suggested addition of shrimp. Not bad by any means but not special. The Mad Violets pinot noir was a great recommendation as well. Ask for bread with the calamari – the liquid too good to waste.

MJ
MickeyJaxFL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their special, the venison chops, was easily the best meal I have had ALL year!

DJ
DinerinJax
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal, perfectly prepared. Love seeing more
Healthy options. Would like to see biodynamic and organic wines. Like the options for 2 ounce pour of the great wine from Sardinia.

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Taverna is rated 4.8 stars by 1832 OpenTable diners.