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“Good food & atmosphere”
Review of Taverna

Taverna
Ranked #5 of 364 Restaurants in Newark
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed June 15, 2014

Wine and beer on tap meets both my husband & my own sweet spots -- and happy hour pricing for both appetizers and drinks made for a great early dinner at the bar after a busy Saturday. We had the whipped ricotta (delicious), meatballs (very tender) and antipasto (fair -- tough mozzerella and overly sweet eggplant carponata). We also ordered a pizza -- which was a bit burnt. Nice mix of modern and farmhouse decor -- we ate at the bar which allowed for some people watching. Service was mixed...we were early enough in the evening that no one was in the place yet had to constantly signal one of the two bartenders on duty to wait on us. That said, they were then speedy and pleasant so we may have just caught them during "set-up". Will go back and give it another try!

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Thank Leslie M
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

We were taken here as an end of year "teacher " gift. Our party of five shared calamari and grilled artichokes. Both were delicious. My chicken over angel hair pasta entree was scrumptious and I took a lunch-sized portion home. I also enjoyed the donuts for dessert. The prices were reasonable and the service was helpful and quick. We'll definitely go back.

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Thank mrsh8b
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Reviewed April 16, 2014

Lovely atmosphere and wonderful service. Food was delicious but some of our orders were pretty small for the price. Brunch options looked delicious. Huge Bloody Mary bar with lots of toppings. Food was all great, just wished there was more of it.

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Reviewed April 2, 2014

Not your typical college-town restaurant even though it's smack dab in the middle of Main Street, Newark. The interior is cozy, but with a very upscale feeling. Our server was super friendly and very informative about the menu items. And the food, well, it was worth writing about. Can't wait to go back! The Chicken Taverna is yummy!!!

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1  Thank GingerSnap317
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Reviewed February 12, 2014

The food had great mediterranean tastes. It was just way overpriced for the small portion sizes. The prices need to be lowered. It is a fun place to go with friends and share different appetizers etc. It also has a natural atmosphere with reclaimed barn wood on the tables and walls.

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1  Thank Options4U
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