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Taverna Italian Kitchen

219 21st St E | Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0B7, Canada
+1 306-652-6366
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (32 reviews)
“pollo al” (2 reviews)
“crostini” (3 reviews)
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Pizza, Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
219 21st St E | Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0B7, Canada
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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent pasta, sauce, and meatballs. Nearly authentic. I suspect the pasta is homemade as well as the other items. It came out very quick. The atmosphere is quite dark, you feel like you are underground which you sort of are. My only complaint was my...More

Thank Nupester
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We've been to Taverna before but it was over 20 years ago. It was good but with small kids we thought it wasn't the best location. His time it turns out I needed a location downtown and thought I'd give it a try. Turns out...More

1  Thank Saskexplorer
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

We had the best food of our lives at Taverna! My hubby and I came for the day and had to visit, as I had been before and been impressed but hadn't had the chance to sample much. We had the cichetti, with meatballs, crostini...More

Thank Breana D
Reviewed 15 June 2017

We've often meant to stop by because Taverna's food gets great reviews. We finally found our opportunity tonight and were very pleasantly surprised with our host Luigi and his recommendations for the evening. He asked us about our eating interests and then directed us to...More

Thank retreever64
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Ok, cannot say enough great things about this restaurant, and in particular, Luigi. Easily the best dinning experience we've ever had, and we were a group of 12, 5 of those being young kids!!! Luigi picked our wine, AND our food!! He was incredible!! Got...More

Thank Melissa C
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

We can't say enough about this gem in downtown Saskatoon. In town on business, we weren't too excited about our anniversary. Luigi made it special for us. My husband is Italian and very picky about his food. We had Luigi pick out everything for us,...More

Thank YourCarGirl
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a few dinners at Taverna. Everything was delicious and the service was outstanding. Servers Victoria and Luigi were most friendly and helpful!

Thank Debbie r
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant in Saskatoon. The food is fantastic. Authentic Italian food and a great dining experience. We had the combo dinner and it was just the right potions. Food prices are reasonable but drink prices are high. We had lots of time...More

Thank slhowse
Reviewed 7 May 2017

This place does well on Yelp, which how I chose it, but it's really average and pricey. I think I read that they will undergo a major renovation, which is a good thing. I hope they upgrade their food along with their look!

1  Thank moonsammy4
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Taverna has been a staple in Saskatoon for as long as I can recall. It did change hands when the owner retired, but the recipes stayed with the restaurant. We arrived without a reservation for lunch and found the food to be very enjoyable. There...More

1  Thank Marie K
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Denise M
7 August 2017|
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Response from Tasos K | Property representative |
Sorry, we are closed for renovations until August 21.
Charlie B
2 July 2017|
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Response from Tasos K | Property representative |
Yes, we are a family restaurant.
28 January 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.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$36
Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
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
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Tavern will be closed from July 1- August 14, 2017 for a major renovations. Have a great summer and thanks for your interest. 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.
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