Taverna - Wilmington

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95 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Taverna - Wilmington is a “neighborhood gathering place.” Inspired by both the casual watering holes and belly warming kitchens found within homes all throughout Italy, Taverna suggests a rural approach to refined Italian cooking.
What 95 People Are Saying
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4.7
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vipMisha
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and would return! Tiramisu was outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Taverna and have never had a bad experience

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AssuntaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner out at Taverna for my husband’s birthday!

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KristinM
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to get a chef's sampling of four entrees, which were all excellent: Gnocchi Fra Diavolo, Grilled Spicy Shrimp, Chicken Taverna (which someone recommended before our visit), and Cavatappi Mac & Cheese. The atmosphere is modern and comfortable, and our servers were extremely friendly and helpful. We appreciated that the chef was willing to speak with us and offer a sampling so we could taste more than two delicious entrees. Highly recommend!

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viploveroffood
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

first of all, the staff is extremely welcoming. the server took the time to explain anything we asked. and the lemon sorbet to end the meal- wonderful!

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RickR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and delivered hot to the table. Service was outstanding. As soon as I walked in, someone gave me their attention and showed us to our table immediately. Friendly guests, friendly staff, great food....excellent experience!

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KenY
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Small menu that never changes

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vipskvdl
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The menu has changed. Not for the better - mostly chicken now. Had a bowl of tomato bisque- nice. Also had the chopped salad. Nothing special- overcooked chicken, Gorgonzola that you could hardly tell it was even there. I asked for no onions - it came out with onions. We were only 2 in restaurant...service not great.

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Sarahw
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Atmosphere, drinks, service was great. Food had no flavor

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First meal outside of quarantine

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LouandEllen
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good menu selection even if it is abbreviated due the current restrictions. The food was delicious; we had the broccoli rabe flatbread and the chicken bites as appetizers. The flatbread is wonderful! The chicken not so much as it was not crispy and the pieces small. The Chicken Taverna we shared and they divided it perfectly on two smaller plates. Our server, Sam, was friendly seemed genuinely glad to greet and never let us have to wait for anything! A great experience!

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AnneS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, wonderful service. Good prices. A go to restaurant at any time for any reason.

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NAD1
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Best Calamari ever: tender, crunchy.. delicious. Mac and Cheese upscale: cheesy, bacon bits, cavatappi-- YUM! Staff was solicitous, quick, polite and pleasant.

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CACP
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

this was our first time back to Taverna since reopening after COVID. we sat outside which was very pleasant. Danielle is always friendly and attentive which we love.
the food however, was not as good as in the past. i had a salad with grilled shrimp and the lettuce pieces were very large, slimy sections in the dish and seemed sparce. my husband had mushroom pizza but thought there was a skimpy amount of mushrooms. we will likely be back but would hope for a better experience.
thank you

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Cass
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A friend and I chose to eat outside and it was fabulous, the food was delicious and our waiter was awesome and very professional but yet friendly and informat8ve on our menu selections

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vipDebJoe
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was very good and the service was excellent. We were surprised to see that the prices on the check we several dollars higher per meal than we saw on the on line menu.

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viploveroffood
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Sbervice was outstanding! I think our server was Angelo? Definitely going back

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vipBusinessMeal
Philadelphia
62 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Just back from coronavirus quarantine so it wasn't loud at all, but it was good to be out again!

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LouandEllen
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was the first day that Taverna Silverside opened after the government mandated shutdown and they created an atmosphere that was comfortable all while following the governor's guidelines. The staff was genuinely friendly, professional and helpful. The menu was abbreviated but the choices where well thought out. The food and service, excellent even under the strange conditions!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved being back to one of our favorites! The staff and servers did it right in their reopening efforts! Was wonderful to eat out again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was great eating at a restaurant again. The atmosphere was great and the food was ok.

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LisaMcG
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 2 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have dined at Taverna before, and couldn’t wait to go back once it reopened. The service and food is always outstanding!

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robertwcook16
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would definitely recommend this place. Cool vibe with great food. Nice selection. Had a pizza for appetizer which was tasty with great crust. For entrees, we had the tuna and cannelloni. Both were exceptional !! Service was wonderful. Waitress was very knowledgeable and perfectly friendly. Very nice place for dinner on a Sunday early evening.

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vipMLHEM
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the chicken Parm and homemade gnocchi and they were both delicious. Gnocchi has a touch of spice which was a nice addition. Our friends shared a pizza which they enjoyed. Great service from Leah, who offered some helpful suggestions. Thank you!

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jshel
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ambiance was cozy and comfortable. Cocktails were good, wine was just ok. Food was great! Enjoyed the experience and will be returning again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have no complaints- we asked to turn the music down some and they did, and I server MAX was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Seated promptly and service was very attentive and efficient.

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ChristineF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The ambiance, food and service was very good. We had a waiter who was very attentive, friendly and respectful. I had the eggplant lasagna. It was excellent! I liked it better than the lasagna I make, and I'm of Italian decent! Sauce was also good. The manager came over a couple of times to ask how we were doing! All staff was friendly and even the bartender who didn't wait on us thanked us and wished us a good night (as did the waiter and manager). We'll definitely be back to this one!

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vipBberg
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious meal. The service was good. I had the pasta with sausage and I highly recommend you come hungry when you order that! My MIL had the Sunday slow-roasted pork so I will definitely be returning to try that!

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Dolton10
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Appetizer of arugula and artichoke was nice. Both dinner entrees we ordered were very good as well. Service was attentive ( water refills, questions of need at right times, etc.) Will certainly return

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Louey
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our food was very good. Our server was on point, he honestly made the dining experience awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME! Great service lovely atmosphere and fantastic food

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NancyC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and safe dining. They took every precaution and were wonderful. Great food and service

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ColinD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well organized, and executed. Management was involved throughout.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angel was a very attentive waiter. He greeted us quickly after being seated taking our drink orders. He then returned to tell us the specials a little bit about the restaurant and to tend to our questions. It was a birthday celebration that was meant to be a surprise, and he pulled it off expertly! In addition to great service the food is pretty good as well. My husband loved the calamari and my daughter loved the pizza. We will definitely be back

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vipDelawareGirl
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our dinner at Taverna in North Wilmington. Even though the restaurant was packed, I truly appreciated the maitre d’ of the restaurant honoring my request to be seated at a cozy booth near the bar - I know that wasn’t easy for him to finagle. But he did, and it meant a lot to us. The food and wine choices were simply outstanding. I had the homemade pasta special which was delicious. Our waiter was attentive but never made us feel rushed, which I also appreciated. It was a wonderful dining experience. I highly recommend Taverna.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had reservations for 5:30 pm on a Saturday and were seated in a nice corner take away from the main eating area by the kitchen. There were 4 of us. The food was amazing and the bread and dipping oil delicious. I had the rigatoni with 3 big meatballs which was perfect... large enough serving to take some home for lunch. It got Very crowd and the noise level got quite loud by bar area and kitchen so we were thankful we had a quieter table sorry could talk. Our waitress was attentive and delightful... sort I can’t remember name. Definitely would recommend and we will be back!

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vipMLHEM
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was really good. Food delicious. We had the whipped ricotta, which was really light, then the chicken ravioli and pasta aurora. Our server Leah was friendly, efficient and knowledgeable. She was great. A really enjoyable experience.

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vipStephanL
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Menu was fairly limited. Food did not have a lot of flavor. Disappointed us.

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vipEmilyP
London
30 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great Italian food n wine -service super-new site -nicely done inside-great entrance

FAQs

Taverna - Wilmington offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 384-8552.

Taverna - Wilmington is rated 4.5 stars by 95 OpenTable diners.

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