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Taverna

4.7
1179 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 1179 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
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4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined a day ago

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 -

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vipHungry (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Excellent food and service as usual. Extra birthday treats much appreciated. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

A favorite spot. Always good and staff is well trained, friendly.

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RonL (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

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vipnyfoodie (Montreal)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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MichaelA (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 19, 2018

Traveled in to Jacksonville for first time; this place was the best meal we had while in town. Wish we had found it sooner.

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AEvans (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Always have great food and drinks! The wait staff is personable, knowledgeable and professional.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Sausage homemade in taverna hash?

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vipJacksonvilleregular (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

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MPTW (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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.

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CodyY (Jacksonville)
3.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

It was very noisy in the building. The food was sub-par for what I paid.

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KBretton (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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 :))

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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..

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vipiluvgoodfoodandgoodwine (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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WIlliam (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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