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US$28 - US$77
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Pizza, Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed May 8, 2021 via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed February 4, 2021 via mobile

The food and service at this restaurant is fantastic. I have been to Italy multiple times and would say that the food at Taverna is just as good as it is in Italy. Probably my favorite restaurant in the city!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed December 8, 2020 via mobile

We spontaneously picked this wonderful place to celebrate our 29th anniversary. They completely respected my food allergies and treated me to a wonderful seafood pasta dish. Our waitress was beyond helpful and thanks to her I have a new favourite red wine. It was the...perfect evening!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed November 24, 2020

My husband and I on a spur of the moment ate at the Taverna for the first time. Our server was friendly and attentive. We have travelled much of the world and been to Italy many many times and enjoy Italian cuisine. My husband was...skeptical when we went in thinking it would be just your typical North American Italian food, to our surprise it was if we were eating in Italy again. Thank you for the amazing food, wine, the extra garlic (we love garlic) and lovely experience. We will be back!!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 16, 2020

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.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed September 23, 2020

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!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 21, 2020

Absolutely no ambiance.... wooden tables; paper napkins, no candles... Food... i cook better at home , greasy pasta , no cracked pepper she brought a salt and pepper shaker....ummm embarrassing i brought company from Niagra Falls, wanted to do local just terrible,,, greasy Caesar salad,...tasteless tomato sauce, tasteless food...the cost is over the top for sub standard food.... where is your manager... service was terrible....... ok want to charge big prices for lousy food you will never have repeat customers. Personally you could not pay me to come back to this lousy experience...I rate your restaurant overall 3 out of 10, You have a lot of work to do or you can continue with your business and reviews like mine that will bring you 0 business. Honestly i can come in do a 160 and make it an Italian experience.. Just so disappointing and not an experience i want to repeat..More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed July 22, 2020 via mobile

Went there for a late lunch today. I must say it was absolutely delicious and the service was fantastic. Had the lobster ravioli, a spicy risotto to start and I had a fantastic pizza and my wife had chicken Cesar salad. We finished with a...tiramisu. Thank you Kristie for the attentive but non intrusive service. It takes a great server to know the balance between the two. We will be back for supper soon, and can’t wait to try some other options as well.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 7, 2020 via mobile

The food here is amazing! So much flavour and so fresh! We watched our waitress handle an out of line customer very well and had him removed from the restaurant which made our experience even more enjoyable. Thank you for a great anniversary supper! Too...bad they were out of tiramisu.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed June 6, 2020 via mobile

The pasta here is to die for and the tiramisu is the closest I’ve had since my trip to Rome. The staff is amazing and very accommodating. Highly recommend the meatball and lobster ravioli appetizers.

Date of visit: June 2020
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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.
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August 7, 2017|
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Response from tasosk406 | Property representative |
Sorry, we are closed for renovations until August 21.
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July 2, 2017|
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Yes, we are a family restaurant.
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Taverna Italian Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5