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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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  • 81
    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
Maybe it's become too good.

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??

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2014
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St. Johns, Florida
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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St. Johns, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
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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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29 reviews 29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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127 reviews 127 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
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4 restaurant reviews
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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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366 reviews 366 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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18 helpful votes 18 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?