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“Terrific chicken and salmon dishes”
Review of Taverna Blu

Taverna Blu
Ranked #1,296 of 4,832 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $5 - $22
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed November 3, 2012

We took our friends here because our first experience at this restaurant was so good--the gyros plate had been delicious. We were delighted this time around as well. Both house-special chicken dishes were excellent and our friend praised the salmon dish he ordered. Another friend enjoyed the vegetarian dish, saying the carrots, squash, and broccolli were cooked just right and had real flavor. All of us were impressed with the lemon rice that came with the meat dishes. The atmosphere is pleasant inside where we ate on our first visit. We ate outside on the glass enclosed patio tonight. The metal chairs outside were a bit cold on this chilly night despite the overhead heaters. Also, the car lights from nearby traffic might be distracting for some. Dine inside if tables are available. The restaurant filled up both times we were there. Next time, we will try the lamb kabob plate that we saw at a nearby table.

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Thank lindymiles
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

Being a foodie, it is tough to be impressed, but Taverna Blu is phenominal! It has fabulous food, attentive yet personable service, an incredible design and energetic vibe. It does have a so-cal feel mixed with a european flair. If we lived down here it would be a weekly place to visit. The food is clean in ingredients and flavor. True, authentic and flavorful. There are some twists that tickle the taste buds. You are lucky if you live here. This is a "must experience" restaurant and fun. TB's focus on small plates is a way to taste and share alot of "Large" flavor.

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Thank Debiben
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Reviewed September 1, 2012

Went to eat here after church, the staff was extremely helpful in allowing us to order prior to arrival so we could eat quickly since we has several children in our party. The food came very quickly and the service was way beyond expectations in making our family meal enjoyable. We especially enjoyed the meatballs, chicken gyro and shrimp gyro. We also got a regular gyro to go, which was somewhat of disappointment the meat had some grizzle in it. We ate outside which was quite pleasant.

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Reviewed March 7, 2012

Went to the restaurant and it was about 1/3 full. One waitress acting as the bartender too. Very poor, slow service. We placed our order and she went back to bartending. We waited and waited - over 35-40 minutes, only to find out she never put in the order and lost it. The food was mediocre, the staff was only concerned with cleaning up to leave, the manager was too busy looking at his Blackberry. The "I'm too busy for you" waitress apologized, and took $5 off the bill. We'll never go back and with all the restaurants opening around them, I don't think they'll make it long term. There are plenty of other choices right around them.

Thank Helen60750
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Reviewed March 2, 2012

What a find! Lovely indoor or outdoor dining, great food and wine selections and wonderful service! Don't miss it!

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Thank 2vbinrb
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