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Taverna Italian Kitchen

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$$ - $$$
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219 21st Street East | Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0B7, Canada
+1 306-652-6366
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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Saskatoon, Canada
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this place. The food and service is outstanding. We go with a large group a few times a month and no one is ever disappointed. For a special treat ask for Luigi to serve you. If you want a great meal in a fun setting please go!

Thank tylernolan2
Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here years ago and got a great meal. When I went a second time it was like Chef Boyardee. When a friend suggested we go again I was nervous. However, it was a very pleasant and well done Italian meal. I was pleased and will go back. They clearly have a new chef.

Thank SebastionSt
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wasn't overwhelmed but was pleased. Just enough without stuffing yourself. Was quiet and staff were friendly

Thank tracyhR5815NC
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went there for my sons birthday dinner with the family...four of us. Had no idea what to expect...This is what you do.... Step 1.) Book a reservation at Tavernas downtown and request Luigi as your server. Step 2.) Turn in your menus without looking at them and say "nutro me im morire di fame" (feed me I'm starving) Step 3.)... More 

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123 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We loved all the experience, nice staff nice ambience, gorgeous food, nice choice of beer and wine. I had the raviolis it was absolutely nice, will go back for sure

Thank frankyvw
Prince Albert, Canada
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Very good food, excellent customer service, we had Lou for a waiter and he set us up with several courses. Each one better than the one before. Wine list was pretty good too tried a couple bottles of Italian red.

Thank pldt2016
Wynyard, SK
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271 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

Took my oldest son here after we couldn't get into our first 2 choices because he's under 19. I ordered the cannelloni he had the pesto and spinach gnocchi. Both were quite good but I think I prefered his a little more. Had a delicious glass of Montepulciano wine with the meal. You can tell from the inside that this... More 

Thank Sheldon K
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended!! Pleasant decor, Excellent service, exceptional quality, delicious and very generous portions. First came fresh baked warm bread with an oil and herb dip. Wow!! I could have made a meal if just that!! We ordered half size pastas and it was plenty!! I had the penne alibriata, spiced just right!! Also the arugula salad, perfect!! My husband had... More 

Thank Elfrieda C
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74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Yup, it's true... it must be the best calimari in town. You get quite a large sized platter which is easily shareable with 4 people. Perfectly crisp and golden, yum! (Hit the "Helpful?" button below if you agree) The calimari in combination with their other mini appetizer plates (they have a name I cannot recall) set the night for a... More 

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Regina, Canada
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310 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Tried several pasta dishes with cream and or cheesy sauces all were too think and goopy. Turned the pasta into a hard mass in the bowl, stick to tomato sauce pasta dishes and try the meat dishes they are excellent

Thank Nakodo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic
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 Street East | Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Saskatchewan  >  Saskatoon
  • Phone Number: +1 306-652-6366
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 department store dating back to 1909. In 1969, Taverna started serving fantastic authentic Italian dishes in this charming setting. Taverna's limited intervention style of Italian cooking is inspired by the spirit of relaxed enjoyment. We don't try and upstage our food with elaborate techniques or clutter things up with fancy sauces. It's just simple respect for ingredients in their most elemental state. We strive with great passion to strike and ignite balance between rustic authenticity and subtle sophistication. Never losing touch with the romance of the old world.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?