Taverna Italian Kitchen

Taverna Italian Kitchen

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Hours
Mon
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tue
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wed
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thu
4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Fri
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Sat
4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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Ratings and reviews
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.5 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
$24.00 – $50.00
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
meals, features
Menu

Antipasti
Olive
assorted warm marinated olives, rosemary, thyme, lemon, garlic
C$13.95
Arancini Siciliani (2)
carnaroli rice croquettes, arrabbiata sauce
C$17.95
Add Extra Arancini
C$8.95
Polpette (3)
signature sicilian meatballs, spicy san marzano tomato sauce
C$17.95
Add Extra Meatball
C$5.95
Scampi (6)
prawns, olive oil, garlic, butter, white wine, lemon, peperoncino, parsley; also available "fra diavolo style"
C$17.95
Capesanté
pan seared nova scotia sea scallops, olive oil, garlic, butter, parsley, herb breadcrumbs, lemon
C$29.95
Bruschetta (3)
crusty country italian bread, tomato, basil, garlic
C$13.95
Add Extra Bruschetta
C$4.50
Burrata Bruschetta (3)
crusty country Italian bread, wild garlic pesto, grape tomatoes, burrata cheese, fresh basil, extra virgin olive oil, balsamic glaze
C$19.95
Add Extra Bruschetta
C$6.50
Salumi
local and imported cured Italian deli meats sliced to order: mortadella, capocollo, soppressata, calabrese, prosciutto cotto, prosciutto crudo, grana padano cheese chunks, aged fontina, mostarda, olives, peperoncino
C$37.95
Mozzarella alla Caprese
fresh bufala mozzarella, roma tomatoes, warm basil, sea salt, balsamic vinegar, evoo
C$17.95
Add Pesto Genovese
C$5.00
Add Prosciutto di Parma
C$11.95
Calamari Fritti
sea salt, pepper, garlic greek yoghurt sauce, lemon
C$19.95
Pizze
limited availability
Margherita
san marzano tomato sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, fresh basil, evoo
C$24.95
Marinara
san marzano tomato sauce, roasted garlic, oregano, evoo, fresh basil
C$22.95
Add Anchovies
C$7.00
Taverna (Dal 1969)
san marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, crumbled italian beef, onions, mushrooms
C$34.50
Quattro Formaggi
san marzano tomato sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, caprino goat cheese, fontina, asiago
C$32.95
Add Arugula
C$5.00
Capricciosa
san marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, mushrooms, artichokes, prosciutto cotto, kalamata olives, grana padano, fresh basil
C$34.95
Prosciutto
san marzano tomato sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, prosciutto, arugula, shaved grana padano
C$33.95
Calabrese
san marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, spicy calabrese salami, chilies
C$31.95
Add Mushrooms
C$5.00
Salsiccia
san marzano tomato sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, house made fennel sausage, roasted green pepper
C$33.95
Lucania
san marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, calabrese salami, fennel sausage, mushroom, green peppers, onion
C$35.95
Burrata
san marzano tomato sauce, mozzarella, arugula, fresh burrata
C$39.95

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About
Taverna Italian Kitchen is nestled in Saskatoon's historic downtown core within walking distance of a number of major hotels in the renowned entertainment district. The building was originally a grocery store dating back to 1907. In 1969, Taverna started serving fantastic authentic Italian dishes in this charming setting.
PRICE RANGE
$24.00 – $50.00
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, BYOB, Family style, Gift Cards Available
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles381 reviews
Excellent
192
Very good
105
Average
42
Poor
19
Terrible
23
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Laura
Winnipeg2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 solo
Wanted to try a place that we don’t have in my home city. We were a table of 3. Service was slow, prices in the menu link on this page are incorrect - they were actually mostly over $20 for a pasta dish - portions were small. Food was average, we had to ask twice for a coke, I asked for lemon wedges in my water and never got them. Water was luke warm when it was first served(no ice), then we were given a bottle for the table that was a little cooler. Super loud, but the place was packed. I’ve been to other Italian restaurants where the food is plentiful, delicious and great service. This was not one of those places. I’ll likely not visit it again.
Written August 28, 2021
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tarasm0m
222 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 friends
Taverna Italian Kitchen is a long time staple in the Saskatoon food scene. After many years as a family run operation it changed hands a few years ago, at which time the quality of the food suffered. Last night we attended at Taverna and had wonderful service and the food was good. I had Beet and arugula salad with Scallops. The Scallops were small but cooked well and the beets and goat cheese tasty. I would have preferred a mix of greens but overall the meal was good. My companion had a bowl of minestrone soup which she enjoyed followed by the angel hair pasta with shrimp. The shrimp were large and beautifully cooked, but the sauce on the pasta was not as rich as it once was. Taverna was very busy last night and quite noisy as we were in the centre of the restaurant but overall it was ok. I won't rush to return to Taverna but if I'm with people craving Pasta this would be a good option.
Written February 2, 2020
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Nikeya V
Kindersley3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
Taverna is the best pasta in Saskatoon. We haven’t tried their other dishes so can’t speak to that but we went for lunch on Valentine’s Day and it was the best choice. I had the lobster ravioli and it was AMAZING, I only wished I had more. We ordered off of the lunch menu and the portions are small but it was also refreshing to not leave over full. I’m not sure if you can request the evening menu earlier? My boyfriend had the Alfredo penne with chicken and loved it too, he made a comment about it being small but later said he felt good not over eating. We also got the bruschetta to start and it was delicious along with the complimentary bread and oil. We were in and out fast and the service was great. Will definitely return.
Written February 15, 2020
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César G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 family
I went to visit family in Saskatoon and we decided to go to this place to have some Italian dinner, the pasta was delicious and the chicken so tasteful, pizza and wine was on point. And the staff was very kind and attentive to our needs. I can totally recommend this place to any Italian food lover.
Written February 16, 2020
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RayMeredith
Edmonton188 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 couples
My wife has been telling me for many years what a great restaurant this was when she lived in Saskatoon. After over 30 years, we went back last night, because she always raved about their Carbonara. Needless to say, when we went, she ordered the Ensalata Mista, half size, and the aforementioned Carbonara. I started with their Garlic Shrimp and had the Cannelloni. Oh my goodness, the salad was delicious, so much so, we bought some of their salad dressing to go and her carbonara, was spectacular. Everyone seems to have their take on it, it was very flavorful, baconee (not a word, but you get my drift) and quite creamy. She didn’t finish, luckily we brought a cooler to take home the leftovers for dinner tonight. My shrimp were cooked perfectly and seasoned excellently. I am used to getting 2 large cannelloni’s, but this dish had 4 smaller ones. The Bolognese sauce was delish, and the beef/veal filling was excellent as well. I couldn’t finish either, so again, great leftovers…. Due to staff shortages with COVID, no pizza was available as not enough people to run the oven, etc. Maddie was our server, and she was terrific. Attentive, engaging and helpful. All in all, a wonderful experience and we will be back next time we are in town. If I could have rated it 4 1/2, I would have!!!! Definitely recommend this restaurant.
Written September 26, 2021
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Ada
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 friends
There is nothing italy in this restaurant. Everything taste like garlic it doesn't matter if you have an appetizer or an entree. Pasta? Just swimming in sauce and again I just taste garlic. I had to give 1 because 0 is not in the choices. Don't reccomend it.
Written March 11, 2020
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Lori Gill-Landry
St. Catharines665 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Was looking forward to a nice authentic Italian meal but I unfortunately found the food and service a bit lacking. The caprese salad I had had too much dressing and the pizza although pretty to look at was lacking a bit in flavour. It needed a little something (a drizzle of fig, truffle or even a sprinkle of fleur de sel). Server did not seem concerned that I found it lacking and offered no apologies or suggestions.
Written January 28, 2020
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Bonnie B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 couples
Date night… looking forward to an evening out enjoying fabulous pasta. Unfortunately, the result was a disappointing evening. When our meals arrived, my husband’s meal was cold and they brought me the wrong dish. When they finally brought the correct dish, it was too late. My husband felt bad eating his dish while I waited too long for them to bring the correct dish. The waitress apologized but offering 50% off my meal wasn’t sufficient. Did I say disappointed?
Written February 18, 2022
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pinnacle8850
Warman790 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 none
We have eaten at Taverna several times over the past few years. The consistency and service is what has kept us coming back. If it wouldn’t have said Taverna on the bill, I might have thought we were in the wrong place. Food, service, pricing, all much different than in the past and left overs that were so over salted you didn’t want to take them home. They forgot about our salads, but did offer to send some home with us, so maybe a 1.5/5 for the effort.
Written May 8, 2021
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Steve S
Maple Creek228 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
Great atmosphere, great service and great food. We started with Polpette (Sicilian meatballs, in spicy tomato sauce) and Bruschetta. Both were excellent and flavorful, perfect size for sharing with your wife. We then had Tortellini and tomato basil soup, again both were full of flavour. I would recommend both, Tomato soup was nice and thick. the wife had the Margherita pizza which she though was great. I had the rack of lamb and risotto. The lamb is done in a lemon butter type sauce, the risotto was good. Never had it before and would definitely have it again. Sidney was our server and she completed our experience with her demeanor and knowledge of the menu. I would suggest you study the menu before you go because it is written in a Italian/English type style and if you old like me you need to use your cell phone light to read the menu because it is a little dark in there. Highly recommended.
Written January 24, 2020
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gizbot
Airdrie452 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 family
We went there as a table of sux to celebrate my wife’s birthday with family. The decor has not changed for ever and needs a facelift. The menu is small and over priced for a pasta restaurant. My mother ordered the pesto gnocchi and it was cold and very over cooked. We informed the waitress of this but still paid full price for a sub par meal. The rest of the meals were good but one of the parties had veal and pasta and it cost $40 dollars. It was ok but overpriced, serve was good.
Written January 22, 2022
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Lisa K
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 family
Taverna was once our favourite go to for Italian in Saskatoon but after our experience tonight we won’t be back. The tomato soup appetizer was so hot with pepper that we had to send it back to the kitchen. It wasn’t replaced. The olive oil with the focaccia tasted rancid. The side shrimp ordered with one of our dishes didn’t arrive until 20 min after the entree, which was then cold by the time the shrimp came. $182.00 for a three person pasta dinner with bad service and disappointing food seems a bit much. We will give it a miss in the future.
Written June 7, 2024
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DancesWithPantses
Saskatoon3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 none
I had lunch with a dear friend today - reserved a table on-line. Taverna has something for everyone. For those of us of a "certain age" particularly those raised in Saskatoon, most everyone has a story about a great meal there. Today did not disappoint we both enjoyed our meals and a cocktail. Amy our server was lovely! There's a reason Taverna has been in business since 1969! For two friends who have worked in a hospital forever, a very clean washroom is always appreciated. Neat pictures on the walls and lovely music in the background. As it's dimly lit you hardly notice staff in masks. Well done - next time my friend will try the always fab lasagne!
Written September 23, 2020
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Barbara W
Saskatoon1321 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
My husband and I ate here in the summer and we enjoyed 3 of the small appetizers before our main course. All were delicious. I had Spaghetti Bolognese as I almost always do. Very good. My husband had the lasagna of course. He loves their lasagna. Also we love their starter salad. Always fresh with of course, homemade dressing. Well spaced out table and excellent service.
Written October 16, 2020
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John F
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 friends
Confusing menu and servers, overpriced, chicken was rubbery and sub par, risotto was runny like baby puke, all for the tidy sum of 110 dollars. I don't mind spending cash for good food and atmosphere, but Olive Garden is cheaper, better, and easier to order. 4/10 poor I would not recommend, esp when I can make plain spaghetti at home for cheaper than 22 dollars.
Written April 2, 2023
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