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121 Main St., Newark, DE
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (49 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
121 Main St., Newark, DE
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best restaurants we have been to in a long time. Food was FANTASTIC. We were there visiting our Granddaughter and she recommended Taverna. We shared 3 apps, Cardozo, zucchini lasagna & ricotta with balsamic & toast. Our main courses were...More

Thank Denise K
Reviewed 10 November 2017

In the tradition of the Platinum restaurant group, Taverna is equally as special as their other offerings.The braised short rib, Pappardellle, Brociole, I could go on but everything on the menu is a treat.

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Tavern it is my go-to restaurant in downtown Newark. There's something for everyone. Their day-of-the-week specials are always excellent as are their pizzas and the daily specials are usually very creative and interesting. Never had a bad experience there. I recommend it highly.

Thank Joy302
Reviewed 7 November 2017

We came here during parent's weekend at UD so maybe it was not the best time. The service was extremely friendly, but very slow. We waited a long time on the table for someone to take our order and to bring the beverages. The food...More

Thank MariaVale12
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Came for a school visit and had a nice dinner here with our large group. Good food and nice atmosphere. I would go back:-)

Thank sabrinager
Reviewed 11 October 2017

This is a new to me restaurant, but has been open for nearly 5 years. It is very nicely decorated. Nice ambiance, it's as if you are not mere steps off of Main Street!!! Service started off very slow. We had to ask for beverages...More

Thank Tracy47232
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Had a great dinner there with another couple. I had rigatoni with sausage which was excellent it had the right taste not to spicy. the Chicken Ravioli was a new dish for us and we where surprised on the taste and sauce which was very...More

Thank Lstapen
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Great place to go to dinner before the theater at the University of Delaware. The food was delicious, everything we had was fresh. Service was outstanding. We will be back next time we are in Newark!

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I'm not sure where to start. Nice little place in a smaller town - busy Main Street just adds to the overall ambience. One page menu with a whole host of real Italian dishes, pizza to pasta. I only wish we could have had ten...More

Thank Joe_Dozzo
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped here while visiting family in Delaware. Plenty of street parking in area. Busy college town. Lots of attractions and stores in area. Staff are extremely friendly and attentive. Food is served quickly. All our dishes were very good. Including the white pizza special. Our...More

Thank Pil255
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David D
7 October 2015|
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Response from jkbreretongmailcom | Reviewed this property |
If you want romantic I would go to Sofritos on Kirkwood Highway. It's less of a tavern atmosphere. Food is excellent
Rosemarie P
6 September 2015|
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Response from pestew | Reviewed this property |
There are municipal lots not far from the restaurant. You can ask for parking voucher from the host/hostess on your way out. Depending on how long you stay and how generous the host/hostess may be feeling, the voucher may... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Main St., Newark, DE
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: 302-444-4334
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