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1986 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207
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Ranked #24 of 1,746 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $7 - $32
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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The Woodlands, Texas
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317 reviews 317 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a very good restaurant. Certainly on top of gluten free. We started as usual....two glasses of Prosecco and we were not disappointed. Shared the caprese as a starter which was quite nice. Then for our mains....half smoked chicken and the seafood medley....both deserve a repeat order. And then the finale......butterscotch pudding....super! Too bad we found this restaurant on... More

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North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

First time visit to Taverna. Our waiter was outstanding, the atmosphere was very pleasant but the food was disappointing. Out of our party of 5, only 2 enjoyed their meal and 1 was a grilled chicken salad (hard to mess up). Seems the menu worked hard to make sure some of the traditional named dishes were not prepared anything close... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Taverna has to be one of our favorite spots in town to have dinner. A lot of it has to do with their menu and the quality of the food. The atmosphere is great, lighting is just right and the servers are knowledgeable. The prices are reasonable, too. Highly recommend Taverna.

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've been to Italy and Jacksonville is very lucky to have Taverna in town. The restaurant itself is hip and very comfortable. Modern italian! The pizza is simply perfect italian crust with the freshest hand made cheese and toppings. The best italian I've had in Florida. Yes really. If you think Pizza Hut is great pizza please skip this place... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This restaurant serves very good pizzas, although it is not a pizza place they are very good. Their entrees are also very good and priced accordingly. The atmosphere is great and the service is excellent. Their Monday special is an personal size pizza and a beer for $15.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

I have visited twice. Once for brunch and the other for dinner. Both times I felt leaving the food was good but was overpriced. For dinner, I ordered the homemade ravioli. The full dinner portion had 8 ravioli and was over $22! The ravioli were the size of a half dollar so you didn't get much for the amount they... More

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Rochester, New York
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1,314 reviews 1,314 reviews
858 restaurant reviews
396 helpful votes 396 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Taverna is a very good Italian restaurant that imposters as a Spanish kitchen, (or so I felt). Everything about the place reminds me of some of the better Spanish places in which I've dined. The interior is an interesting fusion between modern (with electronic menus up front) to provincial-era Spanish, with the rough-hewn beams exposed throughout the dining area. We... More

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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123 reviews 123 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The highlight of my recent trip to Jacksonville, FL (my first and likely last trip there) was dinner at Taverna! I had the scallops. They were perfectly cooked, as was the risoto! The server did a PERFECT service. The atmosphere was beautiful and comfortable. Highly recommended!

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Parrish, Florida
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153 reviews 153 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We met our daughter here for brunch. Honestly, I can't think of a single complaint. I loved the basket of pastries, especially the prosciutto scone. My wife and daughter split an order of pancakes, which the restaurant served on two plates for them at no extra charge. Oh, I think they have the best pancakes in the world. Well... maybe... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I went to Taverna for Sunday brunch while in a trip to Jax in June. The bar was open to sit at, a great option for a solo traveler. The fruit salad was excellent. Eggs and coffee were delicious. Restaurant was clean and a bit trendy. While eating another diner sitting near me had an argument regarding her food with... More

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