Taverna - Wilmington

4.6
257 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 257 people are saying
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCaptain333
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a night out with another couple for dinner. Food and service were excellent. Pricing was a bit high for the food/area. Never heard of wine from a tap, but they have it. Didn’t try that though! I live close and would probably go more often if the prices were a bit more reasonable. No apps or dessert, two standard cocktails. Pasta dish and salmon dish, no sides. $86 for two. (Includes 20% tip). If we had ordered our normal apps and dessert we’d be well over $100, value isn’t there.

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Bda8w5
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was awesome. The chicken ravioli was awesome

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LBMcG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It was average to good in all aspects. The server (Alex) was very nice and personable. He needs training (as most do these days) in the finer points of service. The table was set with a chipped b&b/appetizer plate which I used for bread and my shared apps. Caesar was very good, chilled romaine and homemade croutons. Shells Aurora was very rich (which I liked), but with only a hint of spinach and the chicken was over cooked. Our drinks and wine were good. I might return, but won’t rush back.

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vipLouD
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

First time at Taverna North. We had high expectations since we frequent Taverna Newark and Capers and Lemons in Wilmington.
Unfortunately, we were disappointed, especially with some parts of our experience!
We were greeted promptly and graciously by a bright eyed hostess. Not being familiar with the layout, we were guided to a booth yin the bar area…we made reservations…
After being seated, I noticed our location was in the pathway of the restrooms, so lots of traffic…
The waitress was friendly and professional. We ordered and I stated we are not in a hurry so don’t rush our courses. Our appetizer was good and we we’re almost finished when the entrees were delivered by a runner. So much for nit rushing!
Then I noticed that my entree plate gad 2 large chips instead the rim…I questioned the runner… didn’t anyone notice the plate that should have been discarded? Nope, not even the chef. I told him to take it back to the kitchen… My new entree was delivered by a manager who just stated… here is your entree… no apology, no nothing, she turned and walked away.
Shame on management for obvious lack of training….
Almost ruined our Anniversary Dinner!!!

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vipDisappointed
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was rushed out since we weren’t aware closing time was 9 pm
Had to hand salt and pepper to server when requested. That should never happen
Salad was good
Shells aurora was too saucy and almost gummy thick
Dessert was fine ice cream learned last week the others weren’t as good

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food was awesome’

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Mark
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The salmon was cooked perfectly and my sandwich was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my teenage kids who are so picky and they loved it! The food a d service were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The liquor drinks were ok, appetizer peppers was also ok. Salmon and salad were great. Service was great. Location and ambience are very nice for us.

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AllenL
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Taverna! We go there often because the servers, food, bartenders etc...are amazing! Great place and we love the outdoor seating!

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vipAngel
Philadelphia
275 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor patio dining for lunch. Diverse lunch menu with lovely salads, sandwiches and appetizers. My Shrimp Panzanella was served on a bed of arugula with generous mozarella, cherry tomatoes and onion with a delicious vinaigrette. Lunch menu more reasonably priced than dinner but a great find.

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LaxDude
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent!

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BretteLM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I tried the chicken taverna tonight, but thought it needed more lemon and was very heavy. However, I did get a few bites of my boyfriend's sausage and rigatoni. Let me just say the spaghetti and tomatoes as well as the rigatoni and sausage are 2 of their best dishes. The sauce was INCREDIBLE and absolutely made up for my dish. We saved some for leftovers tomorrow for dinner and I can't wait to eat it all over again! I'd also like to add that the server we had tonight was excellent and did a phenomenal job.

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vipDisappointed
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was unimpressive
Caesar Salad was brown and wilted
Dessert pudding was liquid
Tiramisu was runny
Did a fridge break down?
Shells Aurora was not great
It used to be our favorite
Sauce was thick and sticky perhaps too much flour
What happened
Was one of our favorites places but seems to have lost a chef

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vipFood4u
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Sadly the bar couldn’t seem to keep up. My drink had to be cancelled because it didn’t make it to the table before we finished eating. Manager never visited to apologize despite having to void the charge on our check. Our waitress was very nice but this was out of her control. Food was decent.

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Mark
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and the service was great.

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alex
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Ambience and service was excellent but I was expecting much better food. There is nothing of Italian, just few food names. My coal fired pizza tasted like a pan fried pizza, oily and too soft. The side fries were good.

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MartinH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service, what more can you ask for!

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vipDiner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent! We’ll definitely be back.

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vipDebbie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good and our waitress was wonderful

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PeggyO
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our group lingered for quite a while, was pleased there wasn't pressure to have us leave.

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BriannaR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner! high quality meal, great menu options!

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mariaA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Our server was overwhelmed with too many tables to handle herself. Therefore we did not get very good service. Two of the entrees had to be returned because the chicken was overcooked and the pasta was tasteless. Its too bad because in the past we did not have these issues. I hope that you can fix them before we return. We used to like going there alot!

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AnastasiaE
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food,drinks, and staff! Love at first bite!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day dinner. Amazing food!!

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Mimi
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!!! Wonderful meal!!!!

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Nanny
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu! Service was excellent. Will not hesitate to go back again.

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BethanyT
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside. Great service and the food was very good

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hjbwildel
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was good, although nothing special. Steam clams were sort of bland. Potato and Gnocchi was good, but tomato based instead of creamy which was a bit odd.Rigatoni & Sausage was good. Crispy Meatball pizza was fair - nothing special. Service was very good. Over all the experience was okay. Would visit again, but won't be first on the list.

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ReneeE
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great dinner, we love Taverna’s. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Graduation.

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation celebration for our Blue Hen. Outstanding meal, beautiful restaurant, wonderful staff.
Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Graduation

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AnneC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So I had a great experience. The restaurant took very good care of us, we were a group that included four cancer survivors. They set us up outside per our request, the outside patio is lovely you would never know that you’re sitting on Silverside Road. The food was exceptional, and the staff was amazing. I am highly recommend the restaurant.

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Rusty
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner and great service. We had been taking out from Taverna during the pandemic, but it was better in the restaurant. We both had the shells aurora and it was delicious. Our server was very attentive and helpful. We highly recommend.

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vipwinelover
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Taverna. Really friendly bartender, gave good menu advice and can make a great drink. I would like to see the wines by the glass menu expanded a bit. Four of us then had dinner. Service was good - not rushed. Calamari appetizer as well as the roasted peppers were delicious. Our entries from pasta to chicken all cooked perfectly. Prices are what you expect to pay considering all places are raising theirs. Worth a visit!

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vipRatherBeMountainBiking
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always nice dining at Taverna. They need to improve the selection of wines by the glass and a few more mixed drinks to the menu.

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vipCowhead
Philadelphia
61 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good food at reasonable prices for North Wilmington. Ambiance is nice and very open with big windows looking out. Outside seating available. Parking sometimes an issue currently due to ongoing construction in other parts of the complex (has many spots blocked off) … so if going with friends, perhaps “carpooling” is a good idea for the short term.

Overall very good experience… will plan to return!

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CaryP
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants - it never disappoints... you can’t go wrong with any of the Platinum dining group’s restaurants

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vipDisappointed
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Nice outdoors
Waiter was great!

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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 257 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.