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Reviewed February 27, 2021 via mobile

My wife and I live this place. The food is always delicious and they have interesting specials on the weekends. The service is always spot on. I wish I could recommend one thing from the menu the most but there are so many great options...depending on what you’re in the mood for. Their appetizers are all good and most are discounted during happy hour 🍻 👍🏻More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed February 12, 2021

Brunch, lunch, happy hour, dinner. We've been to Taverna on many occasions and always have a good time. The past time we caught brunch at the bar, and their menu was stellar. The cocktails were fun and tasty. I got the Ramos Fizz which the...bartender explained was basically a science experiment because of the way the cream and egg white have to work together. Not only did it look cool but tasted phenomenal. Like a creamsicle. We also got the proscuitto scone, banana bread and bruleed grapefruit. All three were great. I never want to eat grapefruit any other way again! For our meal we got the sausage and peppers pizza and the kale cesar with the additon of steak (seriously, if you can add steak to anything here, do it, they cook it perfectly). I'm not a huge kale lover but something about Taverna's salad makes me enjoy it and even crave it. The pizza was meh to me. My husband enjoyed it, but it wasn't anything special. Not when you had that beautiful steak to contend with. With friendly, efficient service, and great food we will continue to come back despite the higher price points.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed January 1, 2021

Very nice setting in beautiful romantic location. Service was nice and COVID safe. The bathroom is small but matches the small restaurant. I loved the spiced margarita and the butternut squash soup was delicious.

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed July 3, 2020 via mobile

My fettuccine and shrimp was good and homemade, but it all cost about $42 (with tip) and without a drink. It is definitely a fusion restaurant, it is not really Italian. They only had one kind of pasta and it came with creamy clam sauce....The meal was good but not for me worth the price. The ambiance is trendy, dark, not really my kind of place but young people with money seem to like it. Service was a bit overwhelmed even with limited seating during the pandemic.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed March 12, 2020

My wife and I were in the San Marco area looking for a place to have lunch. I consulted Tripadvisor and saw that Taverna was highly recommended. So we tried it and it was evrything we were looking for in a local restaurant. It's in...a great location and even has outside seating on Town Square. Service was excellent, especially from our server Kayla H. Menu was diverse with daily specials. Best of all, the food was fantastic from the presentation to quantity to taste. I opted for the Grilled Salmon Orzo Pasta and my wife the Traditional Margherita Pizza. Both were beautifully plated and served at just the right temperature. We both said that our choices were the best we had ever had. I am so glad we found Taverna. BRAVO!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 9, 2020

Wonderful modern Italian food in a great, walkable neighborhood. Service is right on... pay just enough attention without hovering.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

Sometimes we forget to say "thank you" when a restaurant is consistently excellent; and Taverna certainly is. This visit was at noon on a Sunday, so right in-between breakfast and lunch. We started with the Ricotta and fig spread on grilled ciabatta bread. Light and...fluffy, with the perfect amount of lemon zest and some scallions, we could eat this fabulous starter every day forever and never tire of it. Spectacular. Main courses were a Breakfast Pizza with eggs, mushrooms, spinach, bell peppers and mozzarella. Always a perfect crust, this was an "out-of-the-box" set of ingredients with scrambled eggs and was yet another excellent course. Although too large for just one person, I did try and almost finished it. I wanted to, it was that incredible. House-Made Fettuccini with tomato cream sauce and basil was my wife's selection and reported it to be literally perfectly cooked and seasoned. Comfort food indeed - this house made pasta is just fabulous. This locally owned family restaurant is a neighborhood gem we will enjoy for years to come. Thank You Taverna!More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 19, 2020

This was our first time here and we were here with 3 other people. All 5 of us had different salads and all 5 salads we delicious. I had the Cobb salad which came with grilled chicken, hard boiled egg, bacon, avocado, tomato, blue cheese,...and red wine vinaigrette (which I substituted with blue cheese dressing). My wife had the baby spinach salad with seasonal fruit, blue cheese, candied walnuts, bacon, red onion, and red wine vinaigrette. One of our friends had this same salad but added scallops to it. Another had the Greek salad with cucumber, tomato, feta, red onion, red bell pepper, pepperoncini, kalamata olives, mixed greens, and Greek vinaigrette. Another friend had the Mixed Greens salad with tomato, cucumber, red onion, parmesan, balsamic vinaigrette and she added shrimp. Service was very friendly and efficient. will definitely be back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 16, 2020 via mobile

After a weekend of volleyball the team went one way and my wife and I went another 🙂. Checked Trip Advisor for local recommendations, and oh my... It was a little trip from the hotel, but it was excellent. say at the bar, had a...couple of drinks, the roasted pear salad and a couple of half orders of pasta... DeLightful. Go enjoy. Nice room, friendly service and some creative cocktails... a perfect little night for my wife and I... Nice find in JAX, bravo!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 8, 2020

While it has a fairly limited menu, the food is scrumptious and I have heard the specials are great! The risotto was to die for and the handmade ravioli was better than any I have had in years. Excellent service, nice ambiance and the best...Italian in Jax.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Saturday brunch is at 10:00 and Sunday brunch is at 10:30.
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  • Yes, Taverna offers takeout services.

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  • Taverna is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4