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1986 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207
904-398-3005
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Ranked #28 of 1,783 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $7 - $32
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
Cuisines: European, Italian, Spanish, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Atlantic Boulevard
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.
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Palm Coast, Florida
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278 reviews 278 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I went here for lunch with business colleagues today and I want to return! San Marco neighborhood in historic Jacksonville is a nice surprise and this bistro is very popular. I had the Greek salad with shrimp $12 and tasted their squash soup. AWESOME! And the other lunches were equally beautiful and well presented!

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This wonderful restaurant is located right in the middle of San Marco Sq. in Jacksonville, FL. It has year-round outdoor seating also. There are intimate booths inside as well as a lively bar scene. I love their menu which also has an extensive wine list. I've been here on Saturday nights when it is very busy and on slower Tuesday... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went in for a cocktail lunch on New Years Eve. Ended up spending about two hours here having drinks and lunch. The service was very strong and the food was great. I would definitely go back the next time I'm in the area. Good for a date or out with friends.

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Naperville, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

This is a neat restaurant that could be much more. We ordered the calamari appetizers which were marginal, however the two main courses I tried of pasta fettuccine alfredo and Osso bucco were really good. I also wish they had a better selection of wines by the glass, however they wine menu seemed to be better stocked. Friendly staff rounded... More 

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Columbia, SC
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96 reviews 96 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We were looking for a quality restaurant that served had a little of everything for a picky husband and wife. Taverna was recommended to us and we gave it a try. We were pleased to find some interesting light options, although I would hardly call them a health-food restaurant (they serve pizza and had a 14 oz ribeye steak on... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

My wife and I shared an excellent meal with good friends from Jacksonville in the contemporary style restaurant. The Taverna made the evening. The wine list was broad including 20 wine by the glass. The menu was not extensive but concentrated on European fare, My wife had a half order of the homemade ravioli as a starter and I have... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Loved the food! Had a couple of great mimosas! But the down side was the hostess up front. The first person you see when you walk in should be happy or atleast have a smile. She seemed miserable. When we asked if had mimosas her response was somewhat in ? Instead of "yes we can fix you up" it was... More 

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Canton, Michigan
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We stopped here for a birthday dinner, ordered two drinks and an appetizer....then decided to leave as it was too upscale/expensive for us. We ended up spending $40 on the items...they were good, but not worth the cost.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

My husband and I dined here on a Monday night and enjoyed our experience. Our waiter was very friendly and helpful and the food and drinks were fantastic. We started with the meat and cheese board and it was fabulous. What a fun appetizer. I had the osobucco and my husband had the steak special. I especially loved the polenta... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We had brunch. Everything came out perfect. Try the lemon-ricotta pancakes they are soo fluffy and with the side of lemon ricotta it was just simply delicious. My girlfriend had the hash w sausage snd fingerling potatoes. So I guess it was a pretty good idea to switch plates half way in. It was very modern and comfortable. Too bad... More 

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Additional Information about Taverna

Address: 1986 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Phone Number: 904-398-3005
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
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
Average Prices: USD 7 - 32
Cuisine: European, Italian, Spanish, Pizza & Pasta

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