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Taverna - Wilmington, Wilmington, DE

Taverna - Wilmington

4.6
4.6
607 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Taverna - Wilmington is a “neighborhood gathering place.” Inspired by both the casual watering holes and belly warming kitchens found within homes all throughout Italy, Taverna suggests a rural approach to refined Italian cooking.

**A NOTE FROM THE RESTAURANT**
Reservations are not required. We welcome walk-ins.
Please contact us directly at 302-384-8552, if desired reservation time is unavailable or a party size is larger than 6.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Contemporary Italian
  • 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) 384-8552
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Jen Mason
  • Catering
    Please contact us through our website.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us through our website.
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • Cross street
    Silverside Road
  • Parking details
    Ample parking in front and rear of restaurant.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 607 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Delaware

    Neighborhood gem

  • Delaware

    Italian

607 Reviews
  1. Chris

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    First time at Taverna. Disappointed in the food, lacked flavor. Service was ok, not our servers fault, she was pleasant the restaurant seemed just overwhelmed. We ordered several glasses of wine, all were above room temperature and tasted like that have been opened for days.

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  2. Foodie112

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the service was great. Super busy night and service was still very good.

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  3. Dori

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. The server, Brittany, was helpful and friendly.

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  4. Ryan

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food atmosphere and owner/manager was super nice

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  5. DavidC

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the service was excellent. Love the ambiance of the restaurant. Will definitely be going back.

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  6. MichaelL

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My entrees were rushed to the table as I was just finishing the first course. The bread that was served was stale and the Brasata dish was loaded with oil which made the risotto base unbeatable. I had past experiences at the restaurant but after this experience this will be my last.

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  7. YummyTummy

    Philadelphia

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceeded my expectations. Very delicious and fresh

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  8. VickiL

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We had to wait 20 minutes (with a reservation). Parking is a real challenge but the food was excellent. The flatbread and carbonara were excellent. Can’t say the same for the Caesar salad.

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  9. AShley

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Our reservation was for 6:15. We checked in at 6:19. We weren’t seated until 6:50. Our waitress never checked back in on us after receiving our food.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A little pricey but worth it in the portion size and quality of the meal. Drinks are bit pricey though but not a requirement, of course. A little loud and sometimes hard to hear the conversation at your table but we always enjoy our time at Taverna.

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  11. alif

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice menu and they are very accommodations with special requests.

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  12. DavidK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our first time at Taverna, and we will definitely be back. The staff was friendly and attentive, and the food was well-crafted and plentiful. I recommend the Mediterranean salad which was delicious and was large, and the mushroom pizza was amazing.

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  13. MaxxR

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful! A perfect date night, everyone who works there is super attentive. Water, new silverware, anything you need, you don't even need to ask for, they are there! The food is outstanding! I was going with my fav Cacio e pepe, but Jane our server, who was great, gave me a recommendation for the sweet potato ravioli... Delicate, and full of flavor, a super creamy center that isn't overfilled, is now my favorite dish! My wife got the Saturday special gnocchi gorgonzola with short rib and broccoli rabe, she couldn't even talk to me, she was in heaven eating this dish. I was an afterthought once the food hit the table. I'm ok with that. Thank you Taverna, you made our long week, so much better! Keep doing what you're doing.

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  14. Voorhees

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I like both Taverna venues. The menus are varied, the service is really fine, and the price is right. What's not to like?

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  15. Louey

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Taverna and go a lot. Always a pleasure to have Emily (Server), she is always so nice.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal Excellent Service!! Everyone at our table loved the food and their drinks are great too!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food & service. Definitely recommend for a nice date night or night out with family and friends.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    New favorite Italian restaurant . Everything was fresh and tasty. We had the fried calamari lightly battered and delicious. The main dish was braised meat and pasta .. yum !!!

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  19. Brooks

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our dinners were delicious! The setting is very peaceful. Andrew, our server, was very kind and attentive. Great evening all around!

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  20. IgalF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They did a decent job in the pasta special. Everything else was pitiful. Similar to very bad dive bar food. Will never go back.

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  21. butch

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was fantastic the food was good and overall dining experience was good

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  22. RobinB

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience & service. Food was outstanding!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved everything about this restaurant! The food was so amazing and the martinis were even better!! Service was fast and personable. Even have been back to enjoy a seat at the bar.

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  24. RyanC

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We had NYE dinner at Taverna. Was able to get same day reservation. Only issues is that it took almost 25 minutes between the time we sat down to the time we got our drinks. Food was pretty good all around, and service was great after the initial hiccup. We will definitely be back.

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  25. TerryD

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully decorated for New Year’s Eve. Staff was festive and friendly as they always are. Food was exceptional.

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  26. JulieC

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice variety of items for all, enjoyed artichoke appetizer, steamed clams and delicious meatballs. Entrees were also very good, traditional Italian dishes.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic, service was on point, just a touch noisy in the restaurant where it was a little hard to hear people at our table, but other than that, another great experience!

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  28. DEVD

    London

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Chicken Taverna was about half the portion we received of Chicken Parm during our previous visit. One of the deserts was so so. Overall fine but not outstanding.

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  29. ChFdT

    Philadelphia

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were taken for our reservation as soon as we arrived. We sat at the bar. Service was prompt and professional. It was a very enjoyable date night for my wife and I.

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  30. SteveP

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Food is Average at best. 17.00 glass of wine is outrageous for this place. Much better options in the area .

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  31. neighbor

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy Taverna-Wilmington. The food is top notch and drinks are great.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Surprisingly nice place. Great atmosphere. Comfortable seating , room temperature was good too. Service by Jane was outstanding and our meals were good ( except for the chicken which was a little dry and over salted). We will return.

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  33. MaryS

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. We especially loved the roasted artichokes.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    The service was good but the pasta carbonara was too salty for me. We ate in the back of the restaurant where the chandeliers had no shading around Edison light bulbs and the lighting was harsh and glaring

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  35. veram

    Philadelphia

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant. The food is outstanding and the service is great. Have been there several times.

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  36. veram

    Philadelphia

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time celebrating a birthday. Our server Tyler was awesome!

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  37. Dave

    New York City

    60 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    1st time there. Picking up daughter from uD. New yorkers, so we know good italian food. Very nice decor, atmosphere. Seated promptly. quiet tuesday night Came really for the coal fired pizza. Ordered a pepperoni pie. Was disappointed did not come out well done or charred at all as coal fired should be and the advertise it as so too. Thought about sending back but didn’t. Plus had way too much cheese. I like cheese but too much. Oddly, many of the pepperoni were burnt. It wasn’t bad but def should have been better. my wife had chicken parm. Was the thickest cut of chicken i’ve ever seen. She enjoyed it, good but not great. Waitress was ok, not very friendly but efficient and fine. If in area, would prob give another shot. Fair prices though $16 wine glass little high. nice to have no taxes in DE.

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  38. Gabriella

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is very good and the ambiance is lovely. The manager and the waitress were exceptionally kind and thoughtful during my last visit. I will definitely go back with friends and family! Thank you!

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  39. OlenaT

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Italian I have ever had! Great service, top notch quality of ingredients, lovely atmosphere- we had a wonderful meal!

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  40. MaryC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous as always! Excellent food and friendly service. Loved it!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Taverna - Wilmington using the Order Online button. Taverna - Wilmington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 384-8552.

Taverna - Wilmington is rated 4.6 stars by 607 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 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Taverna - Wilmington

3549 Silverside Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Silverside Road
  • Neighborhood
    Wilmington
  • 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, Contemporary Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Ample parking in front and rear of restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Jen Mason
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (302) 384-8552
  • Catering
    Please contact us through our website.
  • Private party facilities
    Please contact us through our website.
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