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1986 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3212 (Atlantic Boulevard)
+1 904-398-3005
10:00 - 23:00
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Sun 10:00 - 17:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 10:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was in Jacksonville for the night and couldn't bare a hotel meal. A friend and I took and Uber here based on Trip Advisor ratings and were so happy we did. Had delicious food, although we chose small plates. We had meatballs, which were very good, the burratta plate that was divine and the most delicious butterscotch dish for dessert.... More 

Thank yank715
Lexington, South Carolina
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We like to break up our trip with dinner in Jacksonville- I did a little online research & Taverna had a 4.6 rating. I used OpenTable reservation & glad we did-- very busy at 7:45 pm on a Saturday. Location on San Marco Blvd very "happening" ~ moderately difficult to find parking. Decor very eclectic - loved that! Waiter friendly.... More 

Thank Xpect-the-best
Jacksonville, Florida
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This restaurant gets the service right. We were visited by several people asking if everything was good. I wanted to say that our meals were "ok"--- but it didn't seem the time was right. We had a pasta special with chicken, short rib w/ orzo and the meatball appetizer. The short rib was the best, the meatball sauce was forgettable,... More 

Thank Debbie C
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We Love eating here for so many occassions! Brunch, Lunch, Dinner with friends, Date night. It can be somewhere we dress up for or just stroll in on a saturday afternoon. We also love ordering their boxed to go lunches during the work week. My favorite is the chicken with orzo. It comes with a cookie and tea. If there's... More 

Thank Victoria C
Sebring, Florida
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314 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed lunch at Taverna. The food was tasty and service was excellent. Lovely decor. I had the wild mushroom truffle pizza cooked perfectly. I recommend this restaurant when in the San Marco area of Jacksonville.

Thank Nancy M
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Many fun Mediterranean options on the menu with knowledgeable staff. Good ambiance and not too loud. (Avoid the tables directly in the front entrance at all costs).

Thank Sheehanphoto
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We ate at Taverna twice during a short stay in Jacksonville. During dinner we were a little disappointed. My pasta was a little too al dente. My husband ordered the sautéed mussels and clams. His dish was very small for the price but very tasty. We returned to the restaurant the next day for Sunday brunch and were very pleased.... More 

1 Thank Linda K
Jacksonville, Florida
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Chic decor. Farm to table cuisine. Delicious entrees. Reasonable, but not cheap, prices. What's not to like? And, they make a pretty darned good dry martini. This is a great neighborhood restaurant.

Thank Higgie44
St. Augustine, Florida
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The restaurant is loud, noisy and not conducive to a pleasant dining-out experience, If you want a quick meal with the "in-crowd" perhaps this is the place. The menu is limited in variety and scope. Salads are large but not unusual. The beef and chicken dishes are perhaps their best offering.

Thank adsilby
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86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I waited a month to cool down enough to write this review. We arrived n time and looking forward to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We were seated next to a table of ten folks who had obviously been over-enjoying the cocktail hour. they were so loud we could not hear each other much less our server. I went to the... More 

Thank Bill H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$32
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, 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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1986 San Marco Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207-3212
    (Atlantic Boulevard)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Jacksonville
  • Phone Number: +1 904-398-3005
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.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?