We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Taverna Italian Kitchen

219 21st St E | Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0B7, Canada
+1 306-652-6366
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good28%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (52 reviews)
“gamberi” (3 reviews)
“arancini” (4 reviews)
Closed Now
Pizza, Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
219 21st St E | Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0B7, Canada
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (260)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 257 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

After a long day of driving we booked into the Hotel Bessborough in downtown Saskatoon on a quiet Sunday evening. We wandered around looking for a spot for dinner and were pleased with our choice of Taverna Italian Kitchen and Bar. The hostess and wait...More

Thank Joanne T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oh how nice to go to a pasta restaurant where they actually make their own pasta dishes and not reheat sauce and noodles. They make their own noodles - that’s the way it should be. We were here on a busy night and enjoyed a...More

Thank Clintski
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a gem! The scallop dish and tomato salad was simply outstanding! When in the toon, it’s a must. The main dish, lasagna, was also good. Just do it... can’t wait to revisit. Only one comment, at times the server seemed distracted and disconnected...More

1  Thank MagicShammy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everything about this restaurant was good from the greeting upon entry to the service and the food. Tried a couple of the starters with the eggplant Parmesan being my favourite. For the main meal I had gnocchi and the server suggested a spicier twist to...More

Thank Luapekralc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was working in Saskatoon and was actually headed to Aiden's when I stopped and looked at the the menu here and decided to stay and eat there. I ordered the bruschetta and arancini as an appetizer and herbed ricotta ravioli with sausage vodka sauce...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

At last! I found it. Real good Italian food with the right ambience right here in Saskatoon. Most other Italian claiming restaurants in North America does what Chinese restaurants do - water the real cuisine down to satisfy the generalized taste buds of the public....More

Thank gulietta
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a seafood pasta (the special that night). The mussels tasted like old fish tank water and tainted the entire dish. There was not enough acidity, flavor, or sauce. I do have to give props to the waiter, who realized I was not happy with...More

1  Thank h0rsed0ct0r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was thrilled with the recommendation to eat at Taverana. The fennel sausage tortellini was to die for! Tony brought it out for us as he knew we would like it. Maybe we didn't see it on the menu on the first pass? We had meatballs...More

Thank lara s
Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

First of all the decor is stuck in a time warp. The benches were so dirty and it smelt musty. The food was extremely overcooked- the pasta was like mush. From one plate of mush to the next...The food was way too salty. Italian food...More

Thank Brittany K
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has been around for years. It has been updated. They have added doors at sidewalk to open up to outdoor patio. Nice atmosphere. Good Italian food

Thank EMcCdn
Nearby HotelsSee all 42 hotels in Saskatoon
Hotel Senator Saskatoon
180 reviews
.04 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon Downtown
790 reviews
.31 km away
Radisson Hotel Saskatoon
1,162 reviews
.31 km away
Delta Hotels by Marriott Bessborough
659 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Bon Temps Cafe
383 reviews
.08 km away
The Rook and Raven
392 reviews
.09 km away
Sticks and Stones
84 reviews
.06 km away
Nearby Attractions
Meewasin Valley
161 reviews
.40 km away
Persephone Theatre
40 reviews
.47 km away
Remai Modern
77 reviews
.50 km away
9 Mile Legacy Brewing
23 reviews
.63 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Denise M
August 7, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Tasos K | Property representative |
Sorry, we are closed for renovations until August 21.
Charlie B
July 2, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Tasos K | Property representative |
Yes, we are a family restaurant.
January 28, 2015|
Response from Tasos K | Property representative |
Yes, we have penne rigate imported from Italy. You can have this pasta with anyone of our sauces. All our veal and chicken dishes are made to order and are also available gluten free. Thanks for your interest.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 21st St E | Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Saskatchewan  >  Saskatoon
  • Phone Number: +1 306-652-6366
  • E-mail
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.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing