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Taverna

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Italian, European, Spanish, Pizza & Pasta, Greek
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1986 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207 (Atlantic Boulevard)
904-398-3005
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Taverna specializes in seasonal European cuisine heavily influenced by...
Taverna specializes in seasonal European cuisine heavily influenced by Italy and Spain using the freshed local ingredients.Our wine selection mirrors this philosphy with a focus on terroir driven wines from Spain and Italy and an emphasis on quality.
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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Weekday Lunch

We had lunch at this modern restaurant in the San Marco area of Jacksonville. We were on the way to the airport and found this restaurant while shopping. They have an excellent choice of craft beers (though one Stout beer was oddly served in a wine glass), a simple menu and competent servers. I had... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Leonard R
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We had lunch at this modern restaurant in the San Marco area of Jacksonville. We were on the way to the airport and found this restaurant while shopping. They have an excellent choice of craft beers (though one Stout beer was oddly served in a wine glass), a simple menu and competent servers. I had the Herbed Ricotta fig compote,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

What makes a restaurant special? Good food? CHECK, Good Service? yes Christy is the best CHECK, Priced Right? CHECK, Ambiance? CHECK, when you add the local ingredients, house made special drinks, and outside seating overlooking the square.... Yep Special, I say GO! DJ

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

While on an escape weekend to lovely Jacksonville with another couple we had dinner after a day of sightseeing. Based on the recommendation of a local couple we dined at Taverna and we were not disappointed in any way. We ate at a sidewalk table in the waning hours of the day and thoroughly loved the warm atmosphere of the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The food and service at Taverna was top notch! My husband and I ate at Taverna for my birthday. The hostess greeted us promptly and was friendly. We did not have a reservation so we decided to sit at the bar while we waited for our table. The bar tender was friendly and knowledgeable. The drinks were delicious. Once we... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, Usa
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128 reviews 128 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I don't know why it's taken me so long to return to Taverna, but I'm so glad that a friend recently suggested we have dinner here. We enjoyed our experience from beginning to end. It was really nice weather so we were able to sit outside and enjoy the evening as well as the lively and historic San Marco square.... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Stopped at Taverna Sunday evening after the movies at San Marco Theater. Both of our entrees were wonderful. The food and the venue were great. The service got a little spotty after the restaurant filled up particularly as our server had a table of 12 right next to us.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very metro-chic and a young crowd.Met our son for Sunday lunch. Had never been here before. HIstoric San Marco was surprisingly crowded for a Sunday! Had the Cobb salad, agree with another reviewer- nice but not special. Would not recommend the bloody mary. too much of something, horse radish? couldnt identify it. Others had the cuban sub and the grilled... More 

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Ponte Vedra Beach
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Get the cheese & charcuterie appetizer! Brenda was an over the top excellent server. Go, dine alfresco or inside in the hip restaurant.

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Jacksonville, Florida, USA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We went to Taverna for the 1st time for our anniversary and were wowed! We only ordered the specials. They are seasonal and were fabulous! We have been back 3 times since and each time the food has been great!

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Carrabassett Valley, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We were just looking around the Jacksonville area and came into San Marco area looking for a late light lunch and saw Taverna so decided to give it a try. How lucky we were! I had the daily soup which was a hearty Italian soup which was delicious and my wife had the Margherita Pizza. The waiter was very attentive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1986 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207
    (Atlantic Boulevard)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: 904-398-3005

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 32
  • Cuisine: Italian, European, Spanish, Pizza & Pasta, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Taverna specializes in seasonal European cuisine heavily influenced by Italy and Spain using the freshed local ingredients.Our wine selection mirrors this philosphy with a focus on terroir driven wines from Spain and Italy and an emphasis on quality.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?