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Taverna Italian Kitchen

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Sat., 03-23

Ratings and reviews

Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Pizza, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

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Aperol, Padova, Italia
orange, rhubarb, licorice, fennel, aniseed
1 Oz 5.95
Campari, Milano, Italy
seville orange, herbs, spices, fruit peels
1 Oz 5.95
Cinzano Rosso, Torino, Italia
marjoram, thyme, achillea moscata
1 Oz 5.95
Martini Extra Dry, Torino, Italia
chamomille, nutmeg, gentian
1 Oz 6.95
Punt e Mes, Torino, Italia
hints of quina, toffee, cloves, zesty orange
1 Oz 7.95
Carpano Antica, Torino, Italia
notes of vanilla, licorice, figs, cinnamon
1 Oz 7.95
Cocchi Americano, Asti, Italia
cinchona bark, citrus peel, elderflower
Bellini (5 Oz Wine)
Fresh peach puree, chilled LaMarca prosecco, white peach slice
Rossini (1 Oz Spirit + 5 Oz Wine)
local Raspberry, Sour Cherry or Saskatoon liqueur, chilled LaMarca prosecco, fresh berries
Fragolini (1 Oz Spirit + 5 Oz Wine)
Fragoli wild strawberry liqueur, chilled LaMarca prosecco, fresh strawberry
Sgroppino (1 Oz Spirit + 3 Oz Wine)
Grey Goose citron, lemon sorbetto, LaMarca prosecco, fresh hand-torn mint
A Perfect Pear (2 Oz)
Grey Goose La Poire, St Germaine Elderflower liqueur, fresh squeezed lemon
Martini (2 Oz)
Tanqueray 10 gin, Martini Extra Dry vermouth, manzanilla olive
Vesper (2 Oz)
Grey Goose vodka, Hendricks's gin, Cocchi Americano, lemon twist
Hemingway (2 Oz)
Appleton 12-year-old rum, Luxardo maraschino cherry liqueur, agave nectar, hand squeezed lime
Manhattan (2 Oz)
Woodford reserve bourbon, Carpano Antica, Montenegro, amaretto soaked amarena cherry, orange twist
Negroni (3 Oz)
Hendricks gin, Punt e Mes, Campari, flamed orange peel
Mastijito (1 Oz)
Mastiha, Bacardi white rum, fresh lime, fresh mint, Canadian club soda
Sicilian Old Fashioned (2 oz)
Averna amaro, Bulleit Bourbon, orange slice, amarena cherry, splash soda
Americano (2 Oz)
Carpano Antica, Campari, chilled Canadian club soda, orange slice
Aperol Spritz (1.5 Oz Spirit + 3 Oz Wine)
Aperol, LaMarca prosecco, soda splash, manzanilla olive, orange slice
Milano (1.5 Oz Spirit + 3 Oz Wine)
Campari, fresh squeezed orange juice, chilled LaMarca prosecco, orange slice
Sorrento Sip (2 Oz)
Campari, Costiera limoncello, Ketel One vodka, fresh-squeezed orange juice, lemon twist
Cesare della Casa (1 Oz)
Lucky Bastard vodka, clamato juice, Worcestershire, Tabasco, celery salt, pepper, hand squeezed lime, manzanilla olive, bocconcino, grape tomato
Red Sangria (1.5 Oz Spirit + 3 Oz Wine)
Galliano, Cointreau, Sangiovese, cranberry juice, soda splash, blackberries, orange / lemon slices
Shaken Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade
fresh brewed green tea, agave nectar, peach puree, hand squeezed lemon juice, mint, wild berries, lemon slice
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Appleton Estate 12 Year, Jamaica
1 Oz 7.5
Havana Club 7 Year, Cuba
1 Oz 6.95
Kraken Black Spiced, Trinidad & Tobago
1 Oz 6.95
Bacardi Superior, Puerto Rico
1 Oz 8.95
Ketel One, Netherlands
1 Oz 9.5
Grey Goose, France
1 Oz 9.5
Grey Goose la Poire, France
1 Oz 9.5
Grey Goose Citron, France
1 Oz 6.95
Lucky Bastard, Saskatoon
1 Oz 8.5
Hendrick's, Scotland
1 Oz 8.5
Tanqueray 10 Year, England
1 Oz 10.5
Black Fox Barrel Aged, Saskatoon
1 Oz 11.95
Patron Anejo, Mexico
1 Oz 9.95
Don Julio Reposado, Mexico
1 Oz 8.95
Espolon Blanco, Mexico
1 Oz 8.95
Glenfiddich 12 Year, Speyside, Scotland
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Glenlivet 12 Year, Speyside, Scotland
1 Oz 8.95
Glenmorangie 10 Year, Highlands, Scotland
1 Oz 15.95
Oban 14 Year, Highlands, Scotland
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Highland Park 12 Year, Island Malts, Scotland
1 Oz 8.95
Bowmore 12 Year, Islay, Scotland
1 Oz 11.95
Lagavulin 16 Year, Islay, Scotland
14 Oz 6.75
Original 16 Canadian Pale Ale, Saskatoon, Canada
two-row Prairie barley-best in the world-five choice hop varietals, 100% Copeland malt [5%-pale gold color]
14 Oz 7.5
9 Mile Legacy "Hybrid Vigour" Saskatoon, Canada
German Marzen-inspired ale [5%-amber gold color]
14 Oz 7.75
Peroni "Nastro Azzurro" Rome, Italy
No. 1 premium lager in Italy and has been or over one and a half centuries, intensely crisp and refreshing, Italian style in a glass. [5.1%-pale gold color]
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.
US$15 - US$35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Pizza, Italian
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We go to this restaurant for special occasions ...probably 3 times per year. The food is fantastic, (have you heard the definition of "European heaven"?...where the lovers are French, the cars are German, the police are British, and the FOOD is ITALIAN!) The service is...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Wes D
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My hubby and I came here for dinner on a Monday night. It was a quiet night and we got seated right away. We ordered olives, arugula beet salad, and seafood pasta dishes with cream sauce. They also give you complimentary warm bread. The pasta...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank jane_wanderss
Reviewed 1 week ago

My family accompanied me to Taverna for lunch. I ordered the bruschetta for appetizer and chicken scallopini for my meal. My daughter ordered the penne with a red sauce and added grilled chicken, my husband ordered lasagna and added meatballs. We all had water to...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Canadienne5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being there as an Italian from Montreal on business, didn't know what to expect. The food was delicious and the waiter Tony was a true professional. The owner came over to see us and even offered my colleague and I some grappa for digestifs. I...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank FrankR099
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I went with friends from work and we were so pleased with the service and food. I had the special - ravioli with lamb and veal ragu - and it was completely delicious and satisfying. Many in the group had the same and were equally...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank hansonkg
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Table for six on a Friday evening. Service was excellent. Meals were definitely Italian in name and presentation. We will return.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

We went to Taverna to celebrate my wife's birthday....and my gosh it was absolutely amazing. We had Luigi as our server and he treated us like royalty. He suggested a tasting menu that he chose for us. That was an amazing call. We started with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 306brentk
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

Food was awesome. Atmosphere was awesome. Make sure you are served by Luigi. We didn’t even look at the menu. He knew exactly what we wanted right from the wine selection right to desert. He just brought it. Definitely recommend Tavernas and food was delicious.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank 742dougp
Reviewed February 1, 2019

Lovely atmosphere. I was dining alone and was paid very good attention by my server., making sure I had everything I needed but also leaving me alone with my book. :) Delicious food, form the starters to the mains. Caprese salad was wonderful as was...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank PamG655
Reviewed January 27, 2019

We enjoyed a kind greeting, a helpful waiter, terrific drinks and even better food. A true 5 star experience in every respect.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Erica P
December 8, 2018|
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Response from Milton B | Reviewed this property |
yes they have cannoli... and it was authentic Italian and well worth ordering... I'd be hardpressed to push any of their items off the menu.
Denise M
August 7, 2017|
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Response from tasosk406 | Property representative |
Sorry, we are closed for renovations until August 21.
Charlie B
July 2, 2017|
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Response from tasosk406 | Property representative |
Yes, we are a family restaurant.
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