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Taverna

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Thu, 7/18
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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STARTERS & SIDES
6
Marinated Olives
mixed olives, garlic oil, orange zest, chives
10
Herbed Ricotta
fig compote, grilled ciabatta bread
16
Burrata Caprese*
burrata with marinated heirloom tomatoes, basil, prosciutto, grilled ciabatta
10
Meatballs
tomato-basil sauce, parmesan, grilled ciabatta bread
12
Gambas Al Ajillo
shrimp, garlic, chili
14
Sautéed Calamari^
israeli couscous, tomato, capers, kalamata olives, lemon zest
18
Sautéed Mussels and Clams^
saffron chorizo broth, corn, tomatoes, fingerling potatoes
6
Patatas Bravas**
fried fingerling potatoes, spicy paprika, aioli
12
Risotto
Congaree and Penn middlin risotto, peas, mushrooms, pea puree, truffle
9
Parmesan Truffle Fries**
truffle, parmesan, aioli
SOUPS & SALADS
Add chicken $6 / shrimp $7 / scallops $9 / salmon $9 / steak $10
7
Corn Chowder
bacon, crab, potatoes, celery, onion
7
Gazpacho
chilled tomato soup, bell pepper, cucumber, marinated shrimp, avocado, cilantro
9
14
Wedge Salad
hearts of romaine, bleu cheese crumble, bacon, red onion, heirloom tomatoes, bleu cheese dressing
9
14
Citrus Marinated Beet Salad**
arugula, endive, goat cheese, orange segments, marcona almond
9
14
Antipasto
chopped romaine, spring mix, mixed salumi, piquillo, artichoke, kalamata olives, heirloom tomato, cucumber, red onion, pepperoncini, feta, greek vinaigrette
12
Watermelon Salad
heirloom tomatoes, pickled red onion, cucumber, feta, mint, basil, cilantro, red wine vinaigrette, balsamic reduction
PASTAS^
Add chicken $6 / shrimp $7 / scallops $9 / salmon $9 / steak $10 Gluten Free pasta available for additional $2
23
House-Made Fettuccini
tomato cream sauce, fresh basil
18
27
House-Made Ravioli
herbed ricotta, mushrooms, peas, asparagus, kale, parmesan cream sauce, truffle
18
25
Orecchiette
pork ragu, broccolini, pine nuts
33
Spaghetti Frutti di Mare
shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, crab, spicy tomato sauce, fresh basil
28
Crab Carbonara
buccatini, crab, asparagus, peas, kale, bacon, tomatoes, poached egg
ENTRÉES
20
32
Scallops
Congaree and Penn middlin risotto, peas, mushrooms, pea puree, truffle
26
Salmon
corn succotash, bacon, heirloom tomatoes, haricot vert
32
Sicilian Seafood Stew^
shrimp, mussels, clams, calamari, crab, tomato fennel-broth, grilled bread
27
Sautéed Mussels and Clams^
saffron chorizo broth, corn, tomatoes, fingerling potatoes
26
Smoked Chicken
roasted summmer squash ratatouille, fingerling potatoes, ricotta salata
30
Smoked Short Rib^
israeli couscous risotto, mushrooms, peas, pearl onions, oven roasted tomatoes, truffle
29
Grilled Hanger Steak
broccolini, mushrooms, fingerling potatoes, bacon, truffle bordelaise
21
Portobello Confit
sauteed kale, quinoa, roasted summer squash, balsamic reduction, pine nuts
PIZZAS^
Gluten Free crust available upon request additional $1
15
Traditional Margherita
fresh mozzarella, san marzano tomato, fresh basil
16
Fungi
roasted mushrooms, truffle, fontina
17
Soppressata
italian dry salami, fried egg, house-made mozzarella, san marzano tomato
About
Taverna draws inspiration from the simplicity and warmth of rustic Italian kitchens. Located in Jacksonville’s historic San Marco neighborhood, this rustic, yet sophisticated dining destination has earned many accolades since opening in 2009.
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $32
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Drinks, Late Night
CUISINES
Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Table Service, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My Wife and I went for dinner but neither of us was very hungry, I was disappointed to se they did not have a Caesar salad on the menu so I chose the wedge salad and asked them for an Italian dressing because I don’t...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Ken H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was highly recommended by friends that go there often. It was definitely good but not out of this world good. I had a pasta carbonara with crabmeat, which is not traditional, but seemed like an interesting combo of flavors. the crab was scarce...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Theodore V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I thought the food was excellent ANd service was also good. Based on this I would have given me place a 5. However the ambience was very poor as the restaurant was extremely noisy and sound carried from other tables. it was difficult to carry...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank robertmaster123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this place showing some friends san Marco. We had no reservation but got right in high top table nice atmosphere with unique trendy setting. Pricey though! Was going to get a burger but had the scallops for $20 I only got three scallops...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Letsrolltimes5
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started with happy hour and appetizers...good...and we enjoyed the restaurant setting which was pretty and modern. Our entrees were the kale salad with salmon cooked to perfection...very tasty!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ProgressiveGal
Reviewed May 24, 2019 via mobile

Although we had read that Taverna was noisy, we were unprepared for the high decibels inside! Fortunately, a table became available outside for us to dine. Our server was friendly and helpful, and we very much enjoyed our meals of the burrata and the beet...More

Date of visit: May 2019
Thank IndianaSweetpea
Reviewed May 7, 2019

This is a restaurant other restaurants recommend. That says a lot. The selections are unique and well done.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ginger W
Reviewed May 2, 2019

The meatballs for an appetizer are to die for. The bartender was friendly and poured strong drinks. The restaurant is very busy and incredibly loud so don't expect to have a romantic quiet dinner.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank tmaudsley
Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

The food and cocktails were very good! The ambience and service was great! We had the truffle parmesan fries to start. I had the special for the day, coffee crusted venison with puréed potatoes and asparagus. This was one of the best dishes I have...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank drewmjax
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

I visited Taverna with my husband for our anniversary dinner. The hostess asked if we were celebrating a special occasion and when I said yes, she sent over free bubbly. Very nice touch. We both ordered the fettuccine which was delicious. We also ordered the...More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Saturday brunch is at 10:00 and Sunday brunch is at 10:30.
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