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Taverna Italian Kitchen
This is a limited intervention style of cooking, inspired by family tradition. We don't try and upstage our ingredients with elaborate techniques or clutter them up with fancy sauces. It's just simple respect for intensely flavoured San Marzano tomatoes, fresh garlic, warm basil, thick golden oil of first pressed olives and the conscious effort to bring locally grown, organic, and sustainable ingredients to your table when ever possible.
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Excellent food and drinks, great service. Not a fan of the ambiance in the back part of the restaurant - it is much nicer at the front.
Great location and great ambiance at a fair price. Some dishes were better prepared than others, but the flavours were all there. Unfortunately our service was lacking. Our server was friendly, but she seemed a little scattered and unable to focus clearly. We waited over 20 minutes to be welcomed with water and drink orders on a reservation on a Wednesday at 630pm. I would return, but I don't know if it would be my top choice. My overall experience was good but not great.
Food was excellent, nothing left on the plate. Highly recommend.
The food was perfect and the service outstanding! Always a date night favorite.
Excellent! I would recommend, and be back for additional meals
Drove in from rural SK to Saskatoon for our 1st Wedding Anniversary. It was a fantastic experience. We will definitely visit again!
Love the food. Service was excellent, friendly and professional:
Best Italian restaurant in Saskatoon. The lasagna is fabulous.
It was my fiance's birthday and we are glad we went here. It's pure authentic Italian food
You definitely won't go home hungry as the portions are big enough to fill. We had great service and an attentive waitress . We'll definitely be back soon.
Finest Italian food in Saskatoon. Quality. Price. Service. All great!
amazing food and service. Can't wait to go back. Lobster Ravioli is the best!
Great food. Staff knows the menu if you need gluten free.
Food was excellent! Portion sizes were good with the exception of the Spinach Ravioli dish.... Service was very good. Pasta Alfredo dish was very very good...
Great food, amazing espresso. Service was excellent.
It took a long time for someone to come with water and then never refilled the water once. You could not find the chicken in my sandwich. With very little people in the restaurant, the service could have been much more attentive.
This was our fist time going there, we got caught in construction and they were very pleasant to help accommodate us. The people were incredible and loved the fact they had hand sanitizer at the tables. Big props goes to our waitress who had to hear a gentleman pretty much scolding her for wearing a mask. Not once at all she never lost her cool and was so much more respectful that I know I would have been! I would come back in a heartbeat and I know I’m telling others they need to go!
We went to Taverna at a bid of an odd time, at about 1500 hours, kind of between lunch and dinner service. Initial impression of decor upon walking in is positive, but it looks like the front half of the restaurant has gotten a modern face-lift, but they haven't continued it through the rest of the building.
Food was great, highlights were the croquettes, margherita pizza, bruschetta, and the fennel sausage pasta. Calamari underwhelmed unfortunately.
Server was pleasant, but the service fell short of what I would expect at the price point. I'm willing to chalk it up to the odd time of the reservation, as it appeared they had a skeleton crew working.
I would give Taverna another chance during dinner service, before I could make any recommendations.
A fantastic place to dine if you’re craving an authentic Italian experience.
food is yummy but the menu is slightly rattling when you don't know Italian lingo....
Great service and outstanding food.
I am never disappointed when I eat at Taverna. I see lines for an hour at places like Olive Garden, but I never have to wait at this local Landmark. While chains are reliably good, the food at Taverna is reliably OUTSTANDING. I recommend the Scallops as an appetizer and my favourite dish is the Angelhair with Shrimp.
Pretty much my favourite place to eat in saskatoon. The Drinks are amazing, the food is amazing. I have never been disappointed whether we order or eat in. Highly recommend
Our only problem was items we wanted to order were unavailable. Lasagna and canneloni
Service was slow. Food was good.
Very good chicken Marsala- the best in the the city. The steak was tender, juicy and cooked to perfection. A pleasant surprise for an Italian restaurant. The server was able to answer any questions we had. The shrimp appetizer consisted of three tasty shrimp in a lemon garlic butter sauce. However, shrimp did not come with warm buns or bread for dipping. The server when asked did find two small pieces of sliced garlic toast, thankfully. The decor seemed a little dated but excellent food made up for it. Food 9 out of 10, service 9 out of 10, price point 7 out of 10(a little on the high side for this location) environment, decor and location 7 out of 10. Downtown is not the preferable place to dine anymore due to safety issues and parking. Food quality makes it worth the trip downtown.
Very nice, quiet atmosphere. Great food and great service. Definitely recommend for a quiet evening out or for a special occasion. We have also had lunch here on occasion and was not disappointed.
Great meal, the carbonara is fantastic, and they have a great selection of Italian wines.
Never disappointed. My first stop once restaurants were allowed to open!
A very relaxing evening- the restaurant and staff have adjusted beautifully to the restrictions. It was almost just like “pre-covid”.
Excellent as always. Glad to be able to sit inside again
Food and service were great! Sydney is a wonderful young lady who always displays her passion for care and customer service!
As the first person to greet diners my only suggestion is not having a host/hostess wearing a baseball cap backwards. If I wanted a Five Guys hamburger that’s where I would’ve gone. Hope that’s helpful. Keep up the great cuisine!
Delicious food and our server was very friendly and helpful. We will go back again!
The food here is absolutely delicious and the customer service is even better!
10/10 would recommend
This place is always great! Food is the best Italian around!
I made a reservation for 7:30 and was told when we arrived that the kitchen was closing at 8:00. The meal was under-welling and over priced; so disappointing . I always liked Taverna but i don't think i will go back.
Always enjoy our evening here!! Food was delicious!!
Love this place! Amazing food and amazing service!!
Taverna Italian Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (306) 652-6366.
Taverna Italian Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 514 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.