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Taverna

1986 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207
904-398-3005
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Ranked #28 of 1,723 restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $7 - $32
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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English first
St. Johns, Florida
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have always loved Taverna for lunch, dinner, and brunch. Great food and wine selections. Service is normally responsive to time of day. This time (6:30pm on Monday) it took almost 3 hours to get through a pretty simple dinner for 3 people. Food still great. Maybe just a short staff on Mondays??

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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Pleasantly surprised to have the option for brunch even if well after 1 pm. Poached eggs and fresh coffee flavorfully filled that breakfast hankering that I had. Friendly staff, historic building, and cutlery with heft. Will be back again when in San Marco!

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia, Usa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

I'd really suggest that you visit Taverna. This is a "top notch" dinning establishment! They seem to get it on all levels; stellar service, comprehensive menus, great food and nice prices. The best sautéed calamari I've ever had, ditto for the 12oz rib eye. Try the outdoor "heated" seating and fear not the cold. BTW - excellent wine list by... More

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Atlantic Beach, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

WE had the lamb belly for dinner six or so weeks ago and it was terrific. We went Friday after the mid day symphony for lunch and had wonderful steak and fries. Some had the Steak salad and pronounced it delicious. A great bottle of sangiovese. Brian the manager and partner chatted a while and helped the girls pick a... More

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Jacksonville, FL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

I have heard about Taverna for some time and it was just one of those things where you never end up going. Anyway, last night we went with friends and it was a great time. The place has a cozy feel about it and the staff are very friendly. The menu was quite varied and there was indeed something for... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Taverna recently underwent a little "face lift", with additional seating added. Nice, modern décor and wonderful eats. Many entrees are "home made", such as the pastas - and they are delicious. The nice thing about Taverna is you can have a regular meal, i.e. starter, entrée....or you can have Tapas-style. Many of the dishes are offered in full size or... More

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Would recommend for a casual night out. Food superb, staff attentive. Would recommend reservations on weekend.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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253 reviews 253 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

I was in town for business recently and stopped in for dinner and was pleasantly surprised. Pretty decent menu options and my steak was cooked very well. Nice wine list and good service. Sitting at the bar is just fine in case the tables are all full.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

They make their own food-including pasta. It's so obvious (and wonderful) when food is fresh. They do a wonderful job.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Had pizza and a salad. Loved the décor and food was great as well. In a little shopping center of San Marco, but glad we chose this restaurant.

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