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Pizza, Italian, Southern-Italian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wouldn’t say it’s a real Italian but food was pretty good. Personally I went for scaloppine parmeggiana and it was really taste. Service was really nice too.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 18, 2022

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?More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed January 22, 2022 via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 21, 2022 via mobile

The food and service were top notch! Great food and a charming little spot in the heart of downtown Saskatoon. A must go!!

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed January 6, 2022 via mobile

Our family ordered a wide variety from their menu, and all felt that they did a terrific job creating an authentic Italian meal. The menu is very extensive. The pasta was all cooked to perfection. Awesome flavours. Our server was very friendly and helpful. She...new the menu exceptionally well.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed December 11, 2021 via mobile

We went out with a group of 8. The food was mediocre, the service was below average, the drinks were very expensive and gratuity was automatically charged at 20%!!! We definitely won’t be going back. There are far better places than this for the quality...of food, service snd price.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed December 11, 2021

With a table of 8 ,there is a automatic 20% tip.it showed with our waitress. Not friendly at all ,it was a chore when we asked for something we wanted. Out of 8 meals only 3 where happy.My pasta and veal was swimming in oil,and...not much taste.Same with my wife’s meal. Way to much oil or butter,couldn’t tell. We had a bad experience a few years back. Thought we would try it again…Never again.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed September 26, 2021 via mobile

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.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 19, 2021 via mobile

Ordered takeout. Everything perfect and tasted amazing. Our order was prepared really fast, about 20 minutes or so. Such amazing quality of food for the price.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed September 11, 2021

WHY is the so called Manager (or Owner) so damn unorganized and can't even manage the front counter properly. You have reservations. No reason to not be ready for them! Pitch in and help your staff. And.....get rid of the black hat and gum! Look...professional! Taverna has always been a favourite restaurant for us but everything has gone downhill. I would not recommend this restaurant any time soon. This is our second attempt under new management and it was a disappointment for the second time!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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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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341denisem
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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Charlie B
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: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5