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“Nice Brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Taverna

Taverna
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Ranked #26 of 1,994 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $32
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Parrish, Florida
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156 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Nice Brunch”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

We met our daughter here for brunch. Honestly, I can't think of a single complaint. I loved the basket of pastries, especially the prosciutto scone. My wife and daughter split an order of pancakes, which the restaurant served on two plates for them at no extra charge. Oh, I think they have the best pancakes in the world. Well... maybe just best in Florida. I had the Taverna Hash which was excellent as well. Too bad that I would have to drive to Jacksonville to eat there again.

  • Visited August 2014
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wolfp10
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great Brunch and excellent staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2014

I went to Taverna for Sunday brunch while in a trip to Jax in June. The bar was open to sit at, a great option for a solo traveler. The fruit salad was excellent. Eggs and coffee were delicious. Restaurant was clean and a bit trendy.

While eating another diner sitting near me had an argument regarding her food with the bartender/server. Got a little heated. The diner stormed off while the staff held their composure and were professional. They even apologized to me afterwards. I would eat here again.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank wolfp10
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Jacksonville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Consistently excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

I love their soup, whatever soup they are serving, its wonderful and that is what is great about Taverna. Their food is consistently great. There isn't one terrific signature dish and a lot of wannabe's. Its ALL good. The fettucini with shrimp has tons of shrimp and great red sauce and perfect (tastes like fresh) pasta. The chicken salad sandwich makes me happy and the cuban puts me in a good mood all day. Its reliable, the service is friendly and attentive and the environment is relaxing and kinda cool.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Charis N
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Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Food Allergies Handled Flawlessly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014

The entire staff--from reception to server to chef--pay very close attention to all food allergy restrictions. What a joy to find pizza I can eat that I didn't have to make myself! The salads and homemade gelato are also terrific. Again, the server and chef checked over all the ingredients to make sure they wouldn't cause any problems with my allergies. The food is delicious. The service is excellent. Be sure to make reservations for dinner, especially if there's a concert in town, because this place can really fill up quickly as people come in to grab a great meal before the performance.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank D H
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Simply delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014

The menu selection is broad covering vegetarians to carnivores. The homemade pasta was excellent as was the simple but flavorful margherita pizza. The wine selection, while not expansive, is perfectly suited for the restaurant with a great range in types/heaviness. The service was spot on! I found the prices to be reasonable and the portion sizes to be large.

  • Visited July 2014
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