Taverna-Legacy West

4.6
983 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Taverna is a warm and inviting neighborhood restaurant that offers a truly Italian experience without having to leave Texas. Our Italian chefs strive to create the perfect menu using seasonal ingredients for their surprising entrees; every day we present a variety of northern Italian delights from simple comforts such as pan seared sea bass to delicate pasta and fabulous risotto.

Risotto is indeed our flagship dish. We only use Carnaroli rice – the “king of the rice”; thanks to its particular characteristics and firm texture the Carnaroli grain maintains its shape during the slow cooking required for a perfect and creamy risotto. Our broad offering includes truffle oil and Parmigiano risotto, bay scallops with home made pesto and an inspired Vin Santo risotto with asparagus and prosciutto.

A taverna in Italy is a special place where customers become friends and family. Here we celebrate the essence of hospitality and farm-to-table cooking reflecting our authentic Italian style.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable and our waiter was so very nice. The Risotto is to die for! Absolute perfection! My husband had a pizza and he said it was one the best ones he’s ever had. We will def be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

I have been to Taverna a few times now. I went yesterday with my brother and sister-in-law for lunch. Always get the bread. Always. It is the best honestly. And they switch it up a little bit from season to season. I love the menu was never the same just altered to fit the time of year. Everyone is always so nice, and accommodating.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came to Taverna for the first time with my husband and his sister for a mini birthday dinner. Our waiter was Mario and he was absolutely pleasant! He made some really great recommendations and provided such a great service to us. We were very pleased with our meal, thought the atmosphere was warm and welcoming, and I was glad we chose Taverna to spend my birthday evening.

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vipDallasfoodie77
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!

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JoyceS
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taverna is a go-to place for us. We always enjoy our dining experiences there.

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AngelaG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Nice ambiance, however wasn’t impressed with the food. Now, maybe mistake is on my part for ordering brunch (lobster Benedict and chicken and waffles) at an Italian restaurant, so I’ll go back to try their Italian entrees. However, I’d skip their brunch. Honestly, the best part of the meal was the free bread and pesto they give to each table. Server wasn’t rude, but didn’t feel hospitable either. Someone how i assume was the manager stopped at every table but ours to check on how the meals was going, etc. again not that impressed

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Carpaccio is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Unfortunately, our experience was not good.

- We had a reservation for 8, but were seated at 8:40 (we were told that the folks at the specific table assigned to us were not leaving)

- Our server took so long to come to our table, that another server finally asked if we were helped at all and took our drink order

- We were not asked if we wanted to order appetizers, we had to tell him that we wanted to order some

- Our meal was ok. Bruschetta was really good though.

- After dinner was done, our server asked us if we were ready for the check, again without asking if we wanted to have dessert. Once again, we had to ask if we could have the dessert menu

The whole experience made us feel like we were not their “ideal” dinners maybe ??

This was our first time at Taverna to try it, but we will not be going back.

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tallkool1
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was very bland, not cooked properly. Store bought pasta and sauce is much better

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Fitzy
Austin
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Anniversary

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vipwinedivva
Dallas
72 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The service was terrible. They were out of crab, limited options for anyone who has food intolerances (dairy, gluten).

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an absolutely lovely experience. We enjoyed our meal and the ambience was perfect. After waiting a little while we had the perfect table on the patio just as we had hoped for. Devin our server was delightful, attentive and totally on point. We are regulars at the Dallas location and this was our first time at this location… and it did not disappoint. We will return for sure.

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vipBethB
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything always terrific at Lombardi restaurants!
Patio so nice and wonderful arrive too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Food was AMAZING, but the service was really weird... Was super annoying when everyone but 1 person (who was stuck in Legacy West traffic) showed up ON TIME for our reservation and they wouldn’t seat us until the last person was physically in the building. I know it’s policy, but I would reconsider this policy for the future if I was Taverna.

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OpenTable Diner
Springfield
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

HOCO. Kids felt rushed. Had food within 15 min of sitting down

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vipKelseyL
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the outdoor area is very nice! had a great vibe to it

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JaneH
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Amazing service.

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CathyD
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We had a lovely time out. We enjoyed our food and ambience but not anything special - except maybe the Italian old fashioned. Yum. Loved the open doors so we could enjoy the outside but still be inside. The Bolognese was decent and short rib was delicious. The polenta and meatballs were average. It won’t make my list of favorites to return to but a lovely dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Very expensive for the portions of food.

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Okaggie
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and we loved the half price bottle of wine on Mondays!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and enjoyed sitting on the patio.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We love taverna! The food is always fabulous, but this time was a bit salty.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was good. Food temp could have been a touch warmer.

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vipJimmyR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done from service and food. Great location too.

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vipGuyD
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager, Giona, and our server, Gabriel, made this brunch on our anniversary a special experience. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

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ReadingO
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an outstanding restaurant…. A must!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great! Food was delish and the blood orange margarita WOW!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was greeted with a nice hello, the hostess help me with my change of reservation from 2 to 3, without a hesitation. Server was on point over our dinner and drink needs. Live this place! Food is delicious! A bit pricey, but you get what you pay for. :-)
Definitely be back!

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Novicefoodie
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the service was spot on! I always have a great experience when I go to Taverna.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in town!

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vipemma
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delightful and delicious…

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vipAjaxD
Dallas
20 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating Ajax’s birthday at Taverna was very special! The food was excellent as always and Haley took great care of us! Thank you!

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vipBdaygirl
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Cute restaurant, excellent service. Food was just ok - we got the cacio e pepe (fine, nothing special, not worth the cost), branzino (hard to eat in the pan that it arrives in, relatively bland, again not worth $35), and the scallop risotto (scallops were great! Risotto was ok, not super flavorful). Food was fine - not bad, but not good enough to come back for.

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vipTammyM
Dallas
32 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taverna and Lombardi et all just never disappoints! Our shrimp appetizer was DELICIOUS (sub for the crab claws due to the crab shortage). Veal parm - yummy!!!

Always a great meal and great time!

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AngieMHiegel
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding experience at Taverna. Excellent, above and beyond service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my husband’s birthday. The waiter was very attentive, meal was outstanding, and drinks were great.
At the end of the meal they brought a delicious dessert with a lit candle and made the whole experience that much better. This place is one of my favorites because everything it’s always so good and the attention to detail makes you feel special when you come here.
Pastas are the die for, truly great.
Thank you!

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Diesel
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Attended Sunday brunch. Nice ambience, not too noisy or overcrowded. Friendly service staff. Reasonably priced with decent menu options although limited vegetarian choices. Great location, plenty of parking and adjacent shopping. First time dinning and would likely return again for brunch or other dining options.

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dodgygeezer
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

went for brunch, and the dishes were either too sweet or lacking in taste. 4 of us - none of us took our food to go.

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LauraL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was fantastic. Food excellent. But be prepared for a noisy active ambiance.

FAQs

Taverna-Legacy West does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Taverna-Legacy West also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (469) 969-0099.

Taverna-Legacy West is rated 4.6 stars by 983 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.