Taverna-Legacy West

4.6
769 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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RyanR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Took my wife here for her birthday and it was an outstanding experience. Our waiter Jeremy was well knowledged on every item and gave us excellent service. We sat on the patio and it was very comfortable due to the heating stands they have stationed in a way that every table would feel the heat. The Oberon Cabernet wine and food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our anniversary and our first time eating here. The food was wonderful and the service was even better! We will definitely be going back.

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dannaf
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my very favorite places! It's my boyfriend and I's place!

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vipNewInFrisco
Dallas
16 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service is always exceptional. My wife and I usually dine here about once a month and on special occasions.
Last Saturday was my wife's birthday and as always, we bring in our birthday cake.
I was a little taken back that I was verbally told there would be a $15 cutting fee but nonetheless agreed.
Once there, I was charged $20. I did not dispute but not certain if I'll return for special occasions.

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EthanB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was very good, perfect portion sizes. Not overwhelming but just the right amount of creaminess.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience5

Fish was terrible, remainder of food acceptable. Service barely passable. Nice location. Will not return

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vipLuis
Las Vegas
31 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

They are NOT practicing any kind of social distancing. The place is jammed packed as usual. Several of the staff had their masks hanging below their nose, and the manager never said a word (even though he interacted with them). Our server hovered too much for my taste. I felt rushed. Food wasn't as great as previous visits.

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vipKarenB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for a birthday celebration with friends. The atmosphere, especially the outdoor space, was great, and the food was divine! They also included a birthday dessert and candle, and sang happy birthday to our table.

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vipMaryC
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Sole was overcooked ; however, we were not charged for the entree.
Even though Zeus forgot our appetizer, he was a good waiter.

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viptxmomof5
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Irina was AMAZING! She recommended a fabulous wine, helped create the perfect risotto dish too! IHifh

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BrianaW
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Took about 10 min to get my drink order, well really before a waiter came over at all. The manager ended up taking my drink order. The food was just okay. Disappointed because I used to love this place. Might stick to the Uptown location.

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vipBarred
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue given all the entertainment going on around the restaurant. Can be a little noisy but ambiance wise was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our waiter hovered too much and was a little pushy. He was nice but constantly interrupted our conversation etc.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Taverna is one of my favorite restaurants and we love to sit on the outside patio. However, this time one of the managers kept going out to smoke very close to the entrance of the restaurant. This manager is always there...short, dark hair, usually wearing jeans a a sport coat and flirting with all the women. The smell of cigarettes sadly ruined our meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 25th anniversary literally couldn’t of been better ! Perfect dining experience ! Service ambience quality of food and value all exceptional.

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DougW
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Taverna and are regulars. Ask for Irena, she is great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was great. I got a risotto dish and my friend got linguini. Our server seemed a bit..... inconvenienced by us. I’ve been a server before and I get it; things can get busy. But it just wasn’t the greatest service ever. Wine seemed a bit over priced for a basic Tempranillo. I’d give this place another shot. Just wasn’t amazing.

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vipSydneyGuy
Dallas
45 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Taverna food was amazing - and the service exemplary. A fantastic part of the whole Legacy West experience. Will definitely be back!

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vipAnonymous
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Service and drinks were great but food was heavy. My 2 yr old daughter had the cheese pizza and loved it. My wife and I had muscles, lasagna and pesto gnocchi. My wife and my meals tasted ok but did not wow us. Overall, the experience was average compared to other Italian restaurants. I wouldn’t avoid it in the future, but it would not be my first choice.

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vipClevelandcosar
Dallas
144 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent, authentic food! Celebrating my friends birthday and our server surprised her at the end with a lovely dessert after an excellent meal. I can't wait to return. The Lombardi's know how to cook!

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vipSceneSiren
Denver
55 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A surprisingly delicious meal with wonderful service. The risotto was cooked perfectly and shockigly good!

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vipMaryC
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great people-watching restaurant. Service by Jonathan is always spot on!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was good overall

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ClaireB
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food here was incredible!! It was my birthday and they gave me a free dessert and sang happy birthday to me which was the nicest surprise.

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StarrC
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious and service is great. The portions are a bit small.

DM
vipDandM
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

excellent service and food was fantastic as usual!

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JeffreyS
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed getting to sit on the patio and people watching their prime location.

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sctrojan99
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time and the service and food were amazing! We will definitely be coming again.

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vipdatenight
Dallas
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall1food5service1ambience2

I had a 6:30 reservation. When I arrived the hostess would not seat me until the whole party was there. First time I have encountered that at Taverna. However, five minutes later when my husband arrived she seated us even though the whole party still wasn’t there. Talk about discrimination! In addition we asked for outside but she proceeded to take us to the table right by the kitchen - but when my husband asked for outside she took us outside.

In addition she was completely inappropriately dressed. I don’t my short dresses or even a bit revealing are cute. However, her way too short coulotte dress was pulled up in her back side crack and her front side as well. It was just gross and really not appealing.

Between her rudeness to me and her attitude and dress - we will not be returning. Too bad as my husband is an acquainted with the owner and was going to request a new restaurant be built in a new multi-use development. Such stupid mistakes can be very costly.

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Dave
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food as usual was excellent! The service was also great and Gianni actually stopped by to say hello, as my daughter worked for him years ago and we caught up.

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vipHollyLuvs2Dine
Dallas
25 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service both at the bar and our table. My husband enjoyed a filet and my Dover sole was delicious! The bottle of Chianti was the perfect addition to a wonderful patio dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love! Best service I’ve had in a long long time!!! Worth every penny.

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LenP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the total experience when we dine there.

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vipGrimmy
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our daughter’s birthday here and the service was outstanding and the food was spectacular! We’ll definitely be back!

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Jack
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

OK place to eat as a single. Bar drinks leave a lot to be desired. Place lacks an experienced bar tender who knows how to make, mix and present alcoholic drinks. Too noisy to carry on a comfortable conversation with another regardless of the quality of the food or service.

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vipJohnS
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had a great time and Jeremy took great care of us. enjoyed the seating outside with the beautiful weather. Food was delicious and cocktails were not too much or too little. Spacing was great as we should expect these days. Highly recommend for friends and family gatherings as well as casual dining out.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Perfect location to eat and people watch with friends!

CR
CarolinaR
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

It was okay, but I don't plan to come back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. They focus on quality and service. One of my favorites! Nice gluten free pasta options, accommodating of dietary restrictions and friendly wait staff.

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You can order delivery directly from Taverna-Legacy West using the Order Online button. Taverna-Legacy West also offers 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 769 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.