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Taverna

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453 Calle Carlos Le Brum, 00765-3107, Puerto Rico
+1 787-438-1100
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17:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 17:30 - 21:00
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Washington, DC, USA
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59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2016

I've only ever ordered the pizza here so I can't speak to their other entrees but I do love their pizza. A large was plenty for three hungry people. There is nothing fancy about this place but the service is friendly and efficient. And by the way, they can get busy and do take reservations so play it safe and... More 

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Thank DCnative94
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Had to sit for a long time just to get attention to order drinks while the servers where chatting with the locals at the bar. After a long wait we ordered food and drinks. My friend, who doesn't eat carbs, looked forward to a carbonara with zucchini pasta instead of ordinary pasta. Of course they were out of this option,... More 

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Thank Millihenry
Winchester
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7 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

Italian food (much more rare in Vieques than back in the states). The hours leave something to be desired but no reservation was necessary. Both our dinners were very good and I would definitely recommend this place! I wish they had outdoor seating, however, or even a bit more indoor ambiance.

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Thank Julie N
New York City, New York
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2016

I had a Greek Salad here that was large, fresh and delicious. My husband had the zucchini noodles, which provides a nice alternative for gluten-free folks or those who just want a lower calorie meal. We went back the next night and got the the vegetable pizza to-go, which was really good. Nice service, and easy to get a table.

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Thank Jessica M
Northampton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

One of the few restaurants on Vieques where you can get decent food at reasonable prices. They offer basic Italian food, including a thin crust pizza. The other restaurants on Vieques seem to be BBQ or expensive fine dining menus.

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Thank AnnNorthampton
London
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49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

Great place - huge pizzas, fresh pasta and innovative ideas. A nice change from the average PR fare. Friendly service and a good lime pie for dessert. Recommended and good value too. Little tricky to find in town but worth the effort.

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Thank teejarillo
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

No matter how hard these people try, when you Had real Italian food you just kindly pay the bill and wish you never came. Place is clean and ok for those whom think Italian food is chicken parmigiana and spaghetti with meatballs or that a lasagna is made with ricotta cheese and prego sauce. Sorry.

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Thank Giulio B
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

So glad I was convinced to try La Taverna—I wasn't too sure about Italian on a tropical island in the Caribbean, but this place was so solidly delicious. Service was excellent, and dinner was even better. Ambiance was meh- but the food is what mattered most and it did not disappoint once. Antipasto was flavorful and thoughtful— lots of little... More 

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Thank waterwillow1320
San Juan
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Love the zuchini noodles! I went with my hubby, and have a real wonderful evening, love this place, the price, the service...excellent!

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Thank Yazmin S
Winston-Salem, NC
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250 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016

Ordered takeout pizza -- to walk back to our rental home for a group of ten of varying ages and tastes. So, the crust was a bit soft due to travel time (on us). But, the pizza -- even for those of us from Chicago and NYC -- was exceptional! All were delicious, but the Mediterranean was the winner...by a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 453 Calle Carlos Le Brum, 00765-3107, Puerto Rico
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Puerto Rico  >  Isla de Vieques
  • Phone Number: +1 787-438-1100
Description
The islands only authentic Italian restaurant. Featuring classic pasta dishes, fresh salads, New York style pizza (with our famous whole wheat crust), daily specials and desserts. Available for sit down dining or takeout. Street parking, AC, WiFi, and only a two minute walk from the ferry. Located off the plaza in Isabel Segunda, open for dinner only. Reservations recommended

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?