Taverna Rustic Italian - Newark
**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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
spinach, roasted tomato, mozzarella, goat cheese, chili oil
pickled chiles, tomato jam, lemon aioli
pan fried peppers, onions, asiago, pesto
Food is sub par for Italian. Not homemade! Saw boxes of boxed pasta in the kitchen.
Food was very good. Service was excellent. All around a very good experience
While were staying in Newark for a few days we decided to experience a restaurant in the heart of this University town. It was easy to make a reservation via Open Table. Public parking lot directly behind the restaurant is your best choice because street parking is limited. The hostess seated us immediately and our waiter came over promptly for drink orders. We dawdled too long over the menu, so our shared appetizer came out with the entrees instead of before. The two house made pasta entrees we ordered were both excellent. Rigatoni with sausage in a rustic red sauce was very enjoyable and the hand cut fettuccine a la' Carbonara with prosciutto and peas was wonderful. The chef accommodated me by substituting the fettuccine for me instead of spaghetti. Our waiter was very friendly and gave us excellent service. If we are ever in Newark again, we will definitely dine here again. The pizza be served at other tables looked delicious!
It looks small from the outside so did not realize that the restaurant had so many tables. Very nice ambiance and great waiter. The appetizers and main entrees were delicious. We split two desserts between the 3 of us. Death by Chocoate and Tiramisu were wonderful. Will definitely go back.
The food was delicious, very tasty. The server was efficient and helpful. We would definitely go back.
Wonderful meal and service during a visit to UD. Highly recommend. Inside has great ambiance.
Terrific experience (as always)!!! Service was excellent!
Great place for dinner.
Fantastic! (As always) our usual server (Tyler) was off that evening but Danielle took very good care of us.
She was fantastic and fun to chat with.
Food was on point (it always is)
Great atmosphere great service great food
Love the roasted pepper appetizer and the carbonara!
Great overall, but waiter appeared too spread out to look at each table needs.
Great food and great service , my husband and I love to eat dinner a little pricey but is all worth it
Great meal and excellent service as always! You can't go wrong at Taverna!
Had lunch there while visiting my daughter at college. Menu had lots of options and a nice wine selection…
The food quality is always exceptional. Love the pizza, mac & cheese, bread and pasta dishes. The service is always great too.
Great pizza, very good food and great service by Gabrielle
Easter dinner with family
We had a wonderful Easter lunch at Taverna. Many options available. All wonderful choices. Food was delicious and service was great. Eager to go back and try their pizza!
Great meal for my son’s birthday while visiting him at UD. Food , service and atmosphere were all great. Would definitely recommend.
We love Taverna. It’s been a go to spot for us ever since they opened. Food, bread, wine, dessert, ambiance, service...all great!
Excellent delicious food - some new items on the menu this time. Friendly and professional service. One of our favorites!!
Wonderful meal. Service was great! Ambiance very nice! We didn't feel like we were on Main Street.
Great food and atmosphere!
Great food, great service!
Nice meal outside, good service and food was very tasty. The meatball appetizer was the favorite thing we had. would return!
Love the vibe and decor. Very nice staff. Great food
My husband and I enjoyed our Saturday night dinner at Taverna, Newark. I had the rigatoni with sausage, my husband had the chicken parm. Both entrees were delicious. We shared a caesar salad which was a perfect portion for each of us. All staff we encountered were friendly, our food was served in a timely way without feeling rushed. Any time we have visited Taverna, we have always had a good experience.
Too Limited menu
Waiter was so attentive and professional
Never disappoints. The food, thanks to the chef, Krista, even with our slight alterations is always on point. We always request our favorite server Tyler, who knows what we like and always takes great care of us.
The hostess Gianna couldn’t be any sweeter.
It’s our go to spot
We started with calamari, nicely prepared and presented, then my wife had the Spicy Grilled Shrimp and I had the Chicken Taverna. Both entree dishes were quite good.
Love the food and service. Will definitely go back again and recommend to others!
It’s a great choice for casual atmosphere and great fresh food. Food has so much FLAVOR - everything we had was wonderful! Prepared and cooked perfectly. Outstanding gracious service by Pryia and and an excellent manager Michael. We went back the next day for brunch - it was that enjoyable!
Waiter, Tyler was friendly and went over all of our questions.
Very flavorful dining, friendly service, a little different menu selections, very welcome, and comfortable, really pleasant dining room decor! Thanks for the good experience!
We dined with neighbors who thoroughly enjoyed their first visit toTaverna. Service is great. Gold Star for expediency to our server Demetrius. Food is plentiful and priced right. We've made a reservation to return to Taverna again on Thursday. Keep up the great work.
There were not a lot of vegetarian options. It was a little pricey.
Food was tasty but not memorable.
Also, most of the seating was closer than 6 feet apart.
We loved the chicken Marsala from the restaurant week menu! So good!
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 4.8 stars by 353 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.