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Taverna

4.7
1170 reviews
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$30 and under
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European
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  • Neighborhood Gem (31)
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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 1170 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 hours ago

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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 11 hours ago

Sausage homemade in taverna hash?

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MPTW (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

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 
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

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KBretton 
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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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MGWSSI (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent service and great entree recommendation from our server. Wonderful salads, sandwiches and pizzas. They're kid friendly too and helpful.

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RickP (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great food and great service, can’t wait to go back very soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Outstanding food and service but expensive.

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john (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

excellent food and service - can't wait to return. located in a very nice area of jacksonville

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JBB113 (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Best Scallop Dish in Jacksonville comes with Congaree and Penn middlin risotto, mushroom, peas, truffle. Divine!!

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

GreT food and service

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JaimieM 
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Had a great time at Taverna. Great atmosphere, service, and food.

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vipTTXEQP (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Great menu and delicious food. Service was great!!

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OpenTable Diner (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Absolutely wonderful meal! Great service! Can’t believe it took us this long to find this restaurant. We’ll be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Excellent!! Food, Service & Atmosphere was excellent.. would definitely recommend.

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vipweebism (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Staff was friendly and helpful, food was great, fun night with my husband!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

All in all my husband and I enjoyed our night. The ambiance of the restaurant is very romantic and cozy. We ordered drinks, appetizers (the burrata was my favorite) and entrees. My husband ordered the soppresetta pizza which was amazing and would be worth returning for again and again. I only give the restaurant 4 stars for service. Our waiter was nice but never introduced them selves or mentioned any specials. I figure a restaurant of this caliber would have better trained wait staff.

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