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Taverna Rustic Italian - Newark, Newark, DE

Taverna Rustic Italian - Newark

4.7
4.7
802 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
With the opening of Taverna, Platinum Dining Group brings to life its highly anticipated version of the “neighborhood gathering place.” Rustic and simple in conception but well crafted and high minded in execution, Taverna brings to Newark a casual sophistication that sees reclaimed wood and exposed brick on the wall. Polished marble rest atop the overstretched bar which boasts eighteen draft beers and the state’s first ever “tapped wine” system. A seemingly humble menu is carefully considered with homemade pastas, coal-fired pizzas, and daily “features” that will bring a smile to the most discerning grandmother’s face.

**A NOTE FROM THE RESTAURANT**
Reservations are not required. We welcome walk-ins.
Please contact us directly at 302-444-4334 , if desired reservation time is unavailable or a party size is larger than 5.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (302) 444-4334
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Christa Carlton
  • Neighborhood
    Newark
  • Cross street
    Center Street
  • Parking details
    Guest parking is available on the street with meters. Municipal lots are located within walking distance. Their entrances are accessible from Center Street.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 802 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Delaware

    Best Service

  • Delaware

    Good for business meals

  • Delaware

    Kid-friendly

  • Delaware

    Good for groups

  • Delaware

    Italian

  • Delaware

    Most Booked

802 Reviews
  1. NickW

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely smashing! Great service and food; wonderful recognition of our birthday - a magnificent celebration. GM Michael is spectacular! Thanks you!

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  2. SusanD

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time. Grilled artichoke appetizer beyond delicious!! Antipasto also a ten. Some of the best we’ve tried. Our server Alexis was the epitome of grace and efficiency, speed and positive pleasant service. Highly recommend. Visited with family for a long lunch and light nibbles. Can’t wait to return.

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  3. RonaldB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious and service was excellent. I asked the waiter for food recommendations and did a good job. First time here. I like trying restaurants I haven't been to.

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  4. Lavoy

    Baltimore

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a dependable meal and great service with nice wine selections.

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  5. JustinD

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've been wanting to try this restaurant for quite some time and I'm glad we did. It was a great find and the food and service were fantastic

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  6. David

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant has great service and great food every time we visit.

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  7. AliceL

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and delicious food . Visiting from out of state for college visit , this restaurant was recommended by other parents . Worth the visit .

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  8. Ilona

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Taverna! Came here on our first date 10 years ago as undergrads at UD. Now for our anniversary, we returned to find that the food had only gotten better. Whipped ricotta and grilled bread is our favorite app.

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  9. AndrewC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Aidan was very kind and helpful. Our meal was delicious as always!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hands down, Taverna is my favorite Italian spot in Newark, Delaware! From the moment I walk in, I know I'm in for a treat. The warm and inviting atmosphere sets the tone for a delicious meal. The pasta dishes are always cooked to perfection, and the sauces are rich and flavorful. I'm particularly fond of the chicken parmesan - it's crispy, juicy, and served with a side of marinara that's to die for. The service is top-notch, too - friendly and attentive without being overbearing. Whether I'm in the mood for a hearty bowl of pasta or a quick slice of pizza, Taverna never disappoints. It's my go-to spot for Italian cuisine in Newark, and I can't recommend it enough!

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Taverna Rustic Italian - Newark using the Order Online button. Taverna Rustic Italian - Newark also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 444-4334.

Taverna Rustic Italian - Newark is rated 4.7 stars by 802 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Taverna Rustic Italian - Newark

121 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Center Street
  • Neighborhood
    Newark
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Guest parking is available on the street with meters. Municipal lots are located within walking distance. Their entrances are accessible from Center Street.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Christa Carlton
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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