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“Great Dinner!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Taverna

Taverna
1986 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207
904-398-3005
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Ranked #17 of 1,740 restaurants in Jacksonville
Price range: $7 - $32
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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112 reviews 112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Great Dinner!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

We ate here on a Friday evening with friends. Our server was very knowledgeable and attentive. The food was excellent. My husband and I shared a couple of tapas--the patatas bravas, meatballs, and squash bisque were wonderful. We also shared the chef's special for that night--short ribs. It was excellent. I couldn't resist dessert--the homemade apple empanadas with caramel were the perfect ending.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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139 reviews 139 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
“Very fresh!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

Met friends or lunch. Food was excellent - what kept this place from getting 5stars was the forks..... Crazy to say but true. Had to use them more as a spoon to pick up the salad as the tines are round and would not stab the lettuce. Salad was excellent very fresh ingredients and dressing was very light/mild flavor

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Jacksonville, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“excellent tapas”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Very nice, relaxing. Able to sit outside or inside. Multiple fresh tapas menu as well as a menu of the day. The food was outstanding and freshly prepared. Many authentic Spanish tapas dishes as well as others that were creatively prepared. Sauted calamari was a refreshing change from the usual fried variety. It was prepared with israeli couscous, fresh tomatoes and spices. The brussel sprouts were very good but the substantial added fat from the bacon was a little much for my taste. The caldogallego was very good but with a little more tomato than we are used to and not enough beans. That being said we would definitely order it again, it was otherwise very good. There are lots of wines offerred by the glass but the prices seem somewhat high. If you go here plan to have a great meal, or tapas, but plan to spend accordingly.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

Stumbled upon this for lunch while at meeting in Jacksonville. The food was excellent, the staff very attentive and the restaurant a great place for a lunch meeting. I had the soup and pasta dish which were both out of this world. Fresh ingredients, and very tasty.
I highly receommend this restaurant.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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195 reviews 195 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 75 cities Reviews in 75 cities
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
“Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I recently had a business lunch here and I have to say I was blown away. The atmosphere is cool, the menu is unique and inviting, and the service was wonderful. I got a mushroom pizza that was just to die for. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal and the food was reasonably priced. Although I didn't partake, they looked to have a great wine list and definitely had a nice draft beer selection. I'll be back on my next trip to JAX

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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