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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, 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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  • 80
    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
Delicious Find!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Sarah Y
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Jacksonville, Florida
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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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 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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137 reviews 137 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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12 reviews 12 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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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?