Taverna-Legacy West

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626 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Specials

Bertarose Wednesdays

Come enjoy 1/2 off a bottle of our Bertani Bertarose! Every Wednesday, ALL DAY! Indulge with a bottle of rose on our patio and soak in the sites of Legacy West. We hope to see you soon, seats are limited on our patio so reserve your table today.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 8, 2019

Ends: July 9, 2118

Availability: Wed 11:00AM-10:00PM

Brunch Saturday and Sunday

Every Saturday and Sunday we offer our limited Brunch Menu and $3 Mimosas! Brunch on our beautiful patio is a special experience at Legacy West. Our patio seating is limited so make your reservation today!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 7, 2019

Ends: July 8, 2118

Availability: Sun 10:00AM-3:30PM
Sat 10:00AM-3:30PM

Half Priced Reserve Wines

Every Monday, come join us for 1/2 priced bottles of wines from our Reserve Wine List ALL DAY. We have a lovely selection of limited wines and great food. Bring your family and friends and reserve your table today!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 7, 2019

Ends: July 8, 2118

Availability: Mon 11:00AM-10:00PM

1/2 Priced Bottle of Wine Night

Join us ALL DAY Tuesdays for our special, 1/2 off bottle of wines. All bottles of wine under $100 are 1/2 off. Come choose from our wide selection of wines and enjoy our patio with family and friends. Seats are limited so make your reservation today!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 7, 2019

Ends: July 8, 2118

Availability: Tue 11:00AM-10:00PM

Daily Chef's Specials Menu

Our Executive Chef creates a Daily Specials Menu, featuring fresh available seasonal ingredients. Join us for cocktails and a nice meal with family and friends just to see what our Chef is creating daily!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 7, 2019

Ends: July 8, 2118

Availability: Daily 11:00AM-10:00PM

Prix Fixe Dining Menu

Enjoy a mid-afternoon, early evening, 3 course dining experience for $26.95 per person. Choose one of each, appetizer, salad and entree from our prefixed menu. This weekly special is offered Monday through Friday from 11:00am - 5:30pm.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 7, 2019

Ends: July 8, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:00AM-5:30PM

Happy Hour At The Bar

Enjoy $5 drink Specials and Discounted Appetizers from 3:00 pm-6:00 pm Monday- Thursday!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 14, 2019

Ends: July 15, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 3:00PM-6:00PM

What 626 People Are Saying
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JO
Dallas
76 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was good too, just not great.

MT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food and service was great, but I was there for a business meeting the the music was a little to loud and made it hard to talk.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mario , Leo and Karen made our dinner experience amazing.

b
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delicious food! We had the charcuterie board, salads, risotto del mar and pizza. Great wine selections. Loved the casual and cozy atmosphere. Hip spot in Legacy West so fun to walk around before and after dinner.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Wasn’t really that great; won’t go back. It was a busy night, but no attention for guest w reservations. The wait staff was not prepared for the rush. We waited while our food got cold for eating utensils. Salad never came, had to ask them to remove from the bill. Disappointing. The lasagna was the best ever... was ordered after another entree was returned . Order that to GO!

BB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful when we join them for dinner!

V
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great did, great service! The managers are extremely attentive and on top of everything. Highly recommend.

DM
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

When arrived we were stuck at a table on the patio with no heat. The next couple at a table were 3 inches from us. The music was rap music. Hardly Valentine experience. I made me reservation through Open Table and they never found it. We sat there for 10 minutes and never got a server. When she finally came we ordered wine and she just brought glasses, no wine! We had to ask another server for our wine. Food was not bad, but with everything else they did wrong made it taste horrible. It really is nothing more than a glorified Chili’s.

OT
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

With almost an empty restaurant they seated us at a very terrible location. Right behind the reception stand. That lead to a lot of noise and traffic. I felt like they could have cared less. Had there been a lot of customers with few tables left I might have been happy, but if there were tables galore open.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience4

The food was disappointing for lunch. $19 salad (rocket plus shrimp-only 4 of them) was tiny.

Always had good dinners there so this was surprise.

LH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place! Perfect for biz lunch meeting or date night.

TL
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday fireworks were a special treat to end a wonderful meal. Try the panna cotta!

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite spots. Always have had great service. The food was delicious!

GT
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Risotto was fantastic along with the raviolis and the Filet. I highly recommend trying Taverna!

SD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The atmosphere was typical but nice. Service was very good. Food was average and way overpriced. I had approximately 2 cups of a chopped salad that was described on the menu to have more than just lettuce, but it was not discernible at all, except for a couple of quartered cherry heirloom tomatoes at a price of $15. I asked for a particular salad dressing, but the salad was nearly dry. I ordered that shrimp be added to the salad. I got 4 medium, a bit on the mushy side, shrimp for $10. So I had a very mediocre salad for $25. Not happy at all. Other guests at my table felt the same way. Over all the place is nice but food is over priced. Maybe it is the location they makes the restaurant feel they should price it like this. I will not go back.

BG
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the personal attention from the management team. Antonio, Jonny and our server (can't remember her name but she was from Moldavia and she was great! Enjoyed the ambiance the food and the spectacular service. I'll be back for sure!

KC
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Very impressed with our server and the other staff. The food was tasty enough, but for some reason it didn't really look fresh. (Probably a little harsh, but it looked like leftovers.) It may have been the sauce, but the plate didn't look as good as it should. The dessert on the other hand looked and tasted great.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a wonderful way to celebrate my mother’s birthday. She adored the ambiance and our waiter and all the staff made her feel so special with the birthday song and dessert presentation. It’s her new favorite spot. The food was unbelievable as usual. Looking forward my next visit.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great selection and food, great wine selection and fun atmosphere

BP
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall1food4service1ambience5

Probably the worst restraurnt experience I've had in quite some time. There were a couple errors that had they been handled appropriately the experience would have been completely fine. Unfortunately they were not handled appropriately by any member of the restaurant team, from server to Manager. I can not express more how disappointed, embarrassed, and offended my experience made me and my wife feel. To add to the situation it was our wedding anniversary.

OT
Fayetteville
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in Legacy West! The food is amazing.

MP
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate the special: appetizer, salad and entrée. For lunch the servings were too big. We had to bring home at least half of each of the courses. No problem with that but some people may not be able to "take care of to go boxes" at their work or hotel.

C
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dining location for a business meeting. The staff was courteous and respectful.

HS
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful experience, we were made to feel like lost lost cousins... We loved it!

D
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Taverna is great food but I would recommend the location on Knox or over in Ft. Worth. Legacy West is very loud. If you like that or don't mind it then this is fine but I'll pass on Legacy West in general in the future.

GM
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value on a decent bottle of wine at $ 65
Had the risotto Del Mar
Excellent Appetizers were good
Portion small but adequate
Service reasonable for a Friday night
I was impressed that the honored the reservation
On a Friday night. Many restaurants are weak in this area
Difficult to talk in group of four
Noise levels are high by design not sure I understand
This trend? Overall a nice night and pleasant dinner.
We will return ...

JC
London
13 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mike the server was amazing!!

RC
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and food. The staff is always on point, they check on you. I've always had a great experience there.

e
Dallas
40 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Brunch was amazing! Great Server Pierre was very super, gave god suggestions & very attentive .

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Disappointing Saturday night experience. Took 35 minutes to get first drink. Did not have our order taken for almost an hour then had to ask for bread being delivered to other tables because it was almost 9pm and we were hungry. Thought food would make up for if.. it did not. Salmon special was so bad it was left on plate, lobster pasta was cold, and appears chicken pasta uses left over rotisserie chicken. Been to taverns in Knox multiple times, not even close. I was hoping this would be a go to place in Plano, but was not what I expected.

s
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was terrific, service was great, just a bit noisy

OT
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome restaurant and Julie was a great server! I had the salmon special with lemon capers on top of pasta with spinach and mushrooms. It was seriously the best salmon I've ever had!

TW
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was a quiet night so it was easy to carry a conversation. The service was a bit slow but the food was good.

OA
Dallas
24 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

From previous experience tonight wasn’t the same! Not attention to detail. Food not the right temperature. Maybe next time

B
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took the family to Taverna last night and had an excellent dining experience. We were greeted and immediately seated when we arrived, and our waiter appeared promptly at the table. We started with the Frittura Mista Di Mare, which was a great mix of shrimp, calamari and veggies. The waiter then cleared the table and refreshed our silverware, which unfortunately doesn't happen in many restaurants these days. For the entrees we had the gnocchi, fettuccine bolognese and the tagliolini with seafood. Everyone loved their dishes and my wife said it was the best gnocchi she's ever had. Dessert was a tiramisu which was also great.

Not only was the food excellent, but the service was as well. The two hosts/managers made it a point to visit our table, but the waiter was outstanding. He was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely be asking for Francisco at our next visit.

KP
Dallas
38 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son loves your lasagna. first time for our friends. They had the seafood risotto. They loved it and Taverna has instantly become one of their favorite restaurants.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Nothing to write home about. Our waiter was so hard to understand as he mumbled monotonously under his breath. No excitement or energy in explaining specials. Make me excited about your specials...they are SPECIAL. We told the waiter we need a minute to look at the menu, so he went and stood in the corner and watched us. Then he came up and asked if we had any questions....no, we haven’t touched the menu yet. So we ordered drinks. That went well. The margherita pizza tasted good but it looked like dough with cheese and a shred of basil here and there. Definitely lacked presentation for the price. We also got a porcini risotto...$24 plus $7 for chicken. I didn’t see the chicken there as the risotto came in a lump ball of white something. We picked at it but let it be for the most part. Round 2 of drinks...was forgotten....then recalled 20 minutes later. Not the place that’s going to the top of my rotation. Maybe it was an off night but so it was...

OT
Fayetteville
8 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service!

D
Dallas
153 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quiet Monday night dinner w business associates. While they bill themselves as (and their menu) reflects an Italian theme, the preparations struck me as more Mediterranean than Italian. Server did a nice job recognizing our desired pace, quickly cleared empty dishes, and was friendly. Pasta and seafood dishes ordered by our party were enjoyed by all, and their 1/2 price reserve wine special on Mondays was appreciated. Would definitely return.

D
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The BEST Italian restaurant, delicious food 😋 and Excellent service 👌🏾 A bit noisy.