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Taverna

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Italian, European, Spanish, Pizza & Pasta
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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: 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
  • 78
    Excellent
  • 47
    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
Trendy San Marco

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
Rangerk1
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Jacksonville, Florida
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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146 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Jacksonville, Florida
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 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
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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136 reviews 136 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 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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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

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?