Taverna Rustic Italian - Newark
**A NOTE FROM THE RESTAURANT**
Reservations are not required. We welcome walk-ins.
Please contact us directly at 302-444-4334 , if desired reservation time is unavailable or a party size is larger than 5.
The menu looked great the place is really good looking but it just lacks something. And the food is not terrific.
Great! Server was very attentive and knowledgeable
In a town with many above average restaurants, Taverna Rustic Italian continues to stand out. In spite of the disruption being caused by the roadwork just outside, it is quiet and almost secluded inside. The food is delicious, the service is a step above the ordinary, and the entire experience is enjoyable. Every person in the restaurant that the diner interacts with is pleasant, knowledgable, and enjoyable to talk to. It is our favorite restaurant in Newark.
Nicely prepared traditional Italian. Good wine selection at reasonable prices. Informal dining with very professional service.
Delicious food great service Kyle provides a great experience
Went for sons birthday. Great food and service.
We have recommended it to extended family and they are also fans. It's always been a great experience and we will of course be back. The food is always fresh, with a combination of classic and innovative dishes. Thank you for such a consistently enjoyable experience.
Went to Taverna for my wife’s Birthday and did not regret it. Food was outstanding and the ambience was great. We will certainly go back again. Kids loved it as well!
Their potato gnocchi will melt in your mouth!!! Service was exceptional!!!
This restaurant used to have phenomenal food, but the quality has really deteriorated. There seems to be a difference in the amount of detail that goes into the quality of the food. For example, we had a bowl of soup and the pasta in it was inedible and undercooked. I will not be going back for a long time as it is not worth the cost.
Great service and food!
Alway great. Our favorite local restaurant.
Me were celebrating our daughters 21st birthday and had Tyler as our server. He was awesome!!
Food was awesome and we loved the relaxed atmosphere. Service was also prompt and friendly.
Thank you for not succumbing to the current trend in restaurant management where they fill their places with a din of fake, highly amplified ambient noise. I've been to so many restaurants who have this obnoxious practice and I could barely have a conversation with my table mates. I don't know what sort of experience they think they are providing to their diners with with this, but I think it's dreadful. In the worst cases, I've left feeling like I'd spent an hour on the business end of a jet engine.
Fantastic Meal! Everything thing was spot on from the service to the food. The Chicken Gnocchi soup was one of the best soups I ever had...we were tempted to get a quart to go. The grilled artichokes over arugula was very flavorful. The bread and oil dip were great. Our entrees of the Taverna Chicken and d\spinach and ricotta agnolotti were equally cooked to perfection. We look forward to a return visit.
We enjoyed an exceptional meal in a fun setting! Our waiter was engaging and very attentive. Thank you, all, for an excellent evening out.
From our family walking in to being seated in our experience met our expectations. Our server, exceeded expectations with great detail to food items and recommendations. Much appreciation to the attentive staff including chef’s/cooks completing our requests
Perfect evening! Sat on time, waiter knowledgeable and helpful! Just the right attention to the table! Food as expected, great! We will return!
We were there for my son’s first birthday. They were very accommodating. The food was awesome and I’m a super picky ItAlian so trust me, it didn’t disappoint!
Patrick our server was wonderful! Super attentive and kind. Food was delicious as always!
Wouldn't go back. Way over-priced for the experience.
the food was very good. We had an assortment of apps that included excellent calamari, flatbread, and grilled artichokes. Entries were all good. Our Server was informative, engaging and very personable. Wish I could call him out by name, sorry.
Overall a very good experience. Food is delicious and the wait staff is always friendly and accommodating
Excellent service and delicious meal! Will definitely visit again.
Friendly staff, delicious food!
Food just marginal. No fresh pasta . Ambience was very nice . Salads were very good. Felt dinner was overpriced for quality of the food.
Another fantastic dinner. We have been here several times and it is consistent with good food and good service.
Great food and wine- as always. One of our favorite Italian restaurants
The best Pizza in Newark, great service and pasta dishes.
Food was amazing! Service was excellent as well. One of my favorite restaurants!
Excellent service and food!
Nice meal, but extremely noisy. Hard to hear the person directly across the table from me.
Good Italuan food. That said, go for lunch or an early dinner. Don't sit near the bar. By 6:30pm, noise level makes conversation difficult, even on a weeknight. Might be quieter during university breaks and summer vacation.
Always enjoy my visits to Taverna. Warm, casual atmosphere, fresh flavorful dishes, and attentive staff.
The service started out well but then we didn’t see our waiter again until we got up to leave. The pizzas did not have much flavor and one came out burned. Compared to other brick oven pizzas these were average. The price was excessively high. The manager was attentive and the ambience was nice.
Food is always fresh. I’m hooked on their calamari. Service was perfect , quiet on this occasion.
Amazing every time. But, seems as though portions seem to be getting smaller. Anyways, great service and even better food!
Great food, great service, really nice atmosphere.
The food was fabulous. I had the Thursday special chicken parmigiana and loved it. My daughter had pizza and it was excellent. Luckily we saved room for the warm chocolate cake fir dessert-so worth it!!!!