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.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
spinach, roasted tomato, mozzarella, goat cheese, chili oil
Spaghetti & Tomatoes
hand crushed tomatoes, fresh basil
pickled chiles, tomato jam, lemon aioli
Great atmosphere and food! Loved this place!
Taverna is a no-brainer if you want a creative and savory italian dish. The apps, pizza and pasta are all fantastic.
Food & service absolutely perfect!!!
Great food, service & overall experience 👍
Wonderful evening made extra special by our server Mia and nearby sax player, Khari Hayden. Thanks to Tom and Barb Pantoni for joining us.
Excellent food and service.
Always Fabulous! I have never been disappointed. The staff is very professional. The food is always perfect. It is my go to spot when we are up north!
Great dining experience, our waitress was great.
Very good food and completely attentive service. Would definitely come back!
Very disappointed. Had an 11 AM reservation on Sunday. Open table clearly shows a brunch menu. No brunch menu, however, and because I relied on this reservation didn’t have one anywhere else. Didn’t want lunch at 11am so left and scrambled for another place to eat. I my opinion if you are taking reservations for 11am on a Sunday and you have a brunch menu, should serve brunch.
Great food And service. We will be back
Food was fresh and awesome! Went on Family Weekend and had reservations. Sat outside, our choice, so noise level was a little high due to Main St.
The location (right across the street from where Khari Hayden plays his sax), the nice side walk ambience, and a great wait staff (Gabrielle was excellent last evening) make this the best restaurant on Main Street Newark, DE. We have dined there dozens of time over the last couple of years. The one negative is that the menu rarely changes, so frequent diners like us get bored with the same items. So please guys, add some different foods, especially seafood.
Great food, great atmosphere every time!
My friend and I had a great meal to celebrate my birthday! Food and drinks were excellent. It was her first visit and it won’t be her last.
Truly enjoyed the dining experience.
Wonderful meal, drinks and service
We enjoyed a delicious Saturday afternoon lunch at Taverna. The waitstaff was very attentive, but not overly so. I cannot say enough about how delicious the meal was. I had grilled shrimp, which was perfect, and because I am watching my carbs, it was suggested I get more vegetables. That was perfect for me. This is a gem of a restaurant and I look forward to returning soon!
Outstanding food. Attentive service. Highly recommend.
I have been to Taverna many times but this past visit was the best. Our server, Molly, was terrific and the food tasted like heaven. I can't wait to return!
Food was fantastic service was top-notch! Large portions with leftovers for the next day.
We love it here. Had our first date here a year ago. Came back this year several times and had the same great service and food quality.
The food is absolutely amazing. The wait staff are friendly and knowledgeable. The decor and ambience is superb!
Good food, great service
Love this place. Consistent quality, service and offerings
My family and I love going to taverna. We have never had a bad experience here, they really are exceptional in their execution of both food and service! It’s delicious, great quality and an enjoyable atmosphere.
Molly was a great server. I had the veal parm sandwich special. It was terrible. Just enough meat for about 1/2 of the roll. Incredibly dry and the meat was very tough. The buddino, which I love, tasted like it had been sitting for days. It was grainy and watery. Not my best experience here.
A little disappointed with the hostess but our server Mia and the manager went out of their way to make us happy. Great food and drinks.
The food was excellent. We had reservations for the evening of UD Move-in day and the restaurant was extremely busy, but they did a great job of keeping things moving. The noise level was quite high as a result of the large crowd and it was difficult to hear each other, but other than that I would recommend it highly. Just not on UD move-in day!
First time for dinner and it was excellent....Hope you reopen for Sunday brunch again....Highly recommend this wonderful place
We go here every time we drop off or visit our daughter at UD. Great atmosphere, service and the food is always top notch!
Pretty place. Great food! Friendly staff! We’ll definitely be back!!
Had lunch yesterday during UDel drop off for our freshman. The restaurant was very inviting, with a great selection of food and drink. The staff was attentive and professional. Our food was absolutely delicious. I had the Chicken Milanese salad - so good! My son had the pizza and loved it. My husband has the spicy shrimp. We all oved our dishes. We will be back!
This outdoor setting is really nice, the best on Main Street, particularly on al fresco Wednesdays. But the one item that really tops things off is when Khari Hayden is playing his sax across the street in front of Walgreens. His music is great for dining. Not so loud ( like the group playing last night at Gelato’s) so that dinner conversation is not impeded. But just the right volume so that you can clearly hear the great music.
Good location (although no dedicated parking lot). Pleasant casual atmosphere. Chairs could be more comfortable (not a fan of hardwood chairs with no cushion). Food was good overall. The grilled artichoke appetizer was excellent. The beef brasato was not as expected and received mixed reviews as the combination with the risotto in the same plate made it feel more like pooridge. I liked it but my wife wasn't thrilled about it. Our son had the baked rigatoni and meatballs and thought it was very good. Desserts (tiramisu and lemon sorbet) were good as well. Overall a nice experience on a Saturday evening. I appreciated that our table was safely distanced from others.
Awesome. As usual. Love this place !!! The homemade gnocchi are wonderful.
Jule took great care of our late evening dinner. We never felt rushed at all,, even though we were the last customers to leave that night. Great food & ambiance too.
Excellent good, service and location.
Great food and drinks, lovely server and support staff. Taverna rarely disappoints!
Wasn't busy and everything was delicious.
Server was very attentive.
You can order delivery directly from Taverna Rustic Italian - Newark using the Order Online button. Taverna Rustic Italian - Newark also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 444-4334.
Taverna Rustic Italian - Newark is rated 4.8 stars by 441 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.