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Taverna

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European, Italian, Spanish, Pizza & Pasta
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1986 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207 (Atlantic Boulevard)
904-398-3005
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 46
    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
Most recent review
Great Find - Glad we tried Taverna

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Al K
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Carrabassett Valley, Maine
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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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 NEW

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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Jacksonville, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

After several visits enjoying different menu items, I'm increasingly impressed with the quality of Taverna's food and the wine. Choices are limited, but everything served is a masterpiece in flavor and balance. Most recently, I selected the 'Baked Half Chicken'. It was a high quality, gently seasoned perfectly done wonder. I don't often order chicken when dining out, but the... More 

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Georgia
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129 reviews 129 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Located in the attractive San Marco area, Taverna is a pretty restaurant with delicious Italian food. It is only fifteen minutes from the Times Union center which makes it perfect for dinner before the theater. While the marinated olives are just okay, everything else was very good. My husband has the pork shank osso bucco and found it to be... More 

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Atlanta
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ask your server for cheese recommendations and order a cheese plate to start. The Hanger steak is excellent and the daily specials are outstanding.

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Santa Barbara
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Friendly bar . . . great wine selection . . . excellent food . . . creative menu items . . . gracious, eager service . . . tasty desserts. I eat here often -- inside and at tables in an outdoor covered area. The pace is leisurely, if you want it that way, or quick service if you're in... More 

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Barney, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Had signature Cobb salad. Okay but not anything to get excited about. Service a little inattentive. Cold coffee delivered. They fixed it when brought to their attention. Too long between server checking with us.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner at Taverna on Sunday February 8. Our waiter was UNBELIEVEBLE ARROGANT and incompetent. He should not be in the service business, because he does have the wrong personality. They did not have any Chardonnay, at 5.30pm. Then he suggested another wine, and we said ok. He came back 10 minutes later he told us that that one... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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301 reviews 301 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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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: European, Italian, Spanish, Pizza & Pasta

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?