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Taverna Italian Kitchen

4.7
4.7
870 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Italian
TAVERNA 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 grocery store dating back to 1907. Taverna still maintains a historical charm and character, serving fantastic rustic Italian dishes since 1969.

This is a limited intervention style of cooking, inspired by family tradition. We don't try and upstage our ingredients with elaborate techniques or clutter them up with fancy sauces. It's just simple respect for intensely flavoured San Marzano tomatoes, fresh garlic, warm basil, thick golden oil of first pressed olives and the conscious effort to bring locally grown, organic, and sustainable ingredients to your table when ever possible.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 16:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–23:00

  • Phone number

    (306) 652-6366

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Simone

  • Catering

    YOUR PLACE, OUR FOOD Simply call the restaurant 306.652.6366, order and pick-up or Delivery is available. Contact us for details (charges may apply). Plates, napkins, and utensils are available if desired. If you need us to come and set-up your selections, charges will apply. At least 24-hour notice is preferred. Customized menus are available, a catering coordinator will help you make selections or give you ideas.

  • Private party facilities

    Located on Saskatoon’s famed 21st Street, just steps away from an array of shops, variety of hotels and the gorgeous South Saskatchewan River, Taverna is the ideal setting for many occasions.

  • Private party contact

    Tasos Kangles: (306) 652-6366

  • Area

    Saskatoon

  • Cross Street

    downtown Saskatoon between 2nd and 3rd Avenue

  • Parking Details

    Free Parking Monday-Saturday after 6 PM and <br />Free Parking all day Sunday.

  • Public Transit

    Taverna is bolstered by strong public transportation links.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 870 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Awesome service and good!!
  2. BP

    BreannaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was craving carbonara and coming to Taverna was very satisfying.
  3. TB

    TaraB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous. Was the best meal our server Maddie was awesome. Love this restaurant. It’s a family favourite.
  4. WG

    WendyG

    Denver

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 15 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place. Great food and service. Also a great location easy to get to
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great pasta and pizza! The food was fast and service was amazing. Love coming here. A tried and true Saskatoon gem.
  6. VT

    VernT

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was amazing! Glad we found this place.
  7. L

    Louise

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant. Great food. Great service . If you have room for dessert, I highly recommend the pana cotta .
  8. TN

    TerryN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Italian restaurant in the city. Great food and excellent service. Prices on the high side but you get what you pay for. The night we were there was quite noisy and lighting could be better.
  9. J

    Janny

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 June 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience1
    Front entrance lights dirty. Could use some Reno’s. Our waitress was excellent. Drinks expensive. Food very goood.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just excellent food and service, we really enjoyed our meal!
  11. JE

    JackieE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went with our family. Had a wonderful meal. Food was very tasty &amp; rich, high quality. Great service. Highly recommend.
  12. D

    Demi

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and beautiful, romantic atmosphere. It is very busy and noisy, so highly recommend booking an early or late sitting if you want a more mellow experience.
  13. p

    paulm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server had a great smile, knew the menu, and broguht us everything we asked for within a reasonable amount of time.
  14. K

    Kathy

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on 27 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Friends 80th birthday
  15. TD

    TriciaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were amazing! We would highly recommend.
  16. J

    Jlester

    Saskatoon

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 21 May 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We visited Taverna a birthday dinner with friends. Our server and food was excellent but there was a large group - seemed to be a hockey team with smaller children less than 9 years old id guess and they were very loud. The children were less than well behaved and I know this isn’t the fault of the restaurant I was just surprised that it would attract a group like this. When I think of Taverna I think of upscale Italian dining with wine and adult conversation. The ambiance last night was more like an Olive Garden or Old Spaghetti Factory. Made for a disappointing experience in our overall evening. Conversation was tough over the noise.
  17. C

    Clay

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Continues to meet our high expectations, our favorite go to restaurant.
  18. J

    Jackson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed, everyone loved their food. Will be back!
  19. r

    russm

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is an excellent restaurant with a fabulous server. The food was top notch and we didn't feel rushed at all, which was great as we were visiting with out-of-town family. The menu is extensive so everyone found dishes to their liking.
  20. SG

    StaceyG

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Food was great but the gentleman who greeted us wasn’t warm and welcoming and the server wasn’t ever available and forgot to put in our appetizer. She also lacked any personality. The experience wasn’t our usual taverna. It’s always had fantastic service in the past.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had another great meal this evening for Mother’s Day!
  22. LS

    LoisS

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Service by Amy was outstanding! Knowledgeable pleasant and efficient!! Very busy.. so noisy however appreciated the booth to sit in!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it there. One of the best places in the city
  24. SB

    SilviaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    I requested a desert for my daughter’s birthday and they forgot. I had to remind them infront of my daughter. Was disappointed!! I phoned the day before to remind them about the desert.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 May 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Mother’s Day Meal
  26. D

    Daniel

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 April 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Apparently marinara isn’t red lol. Server was cool, food was below expectations. Table was also falling apart
  27. d

    danthebridalman

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 22 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. Salad was super fresh. The veal piccata di limone and pollo di limone were delicious. Very nice meal.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our go to place for excellent service and food
  29. MC

    MichaelC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We arrived 30 mins early for our reservation and were still seated immediately. Wait staff was prompt despite being busy. Food was delicious, but got a bit rich after a bit. Lighting is a touch dim which made reading the menu a bit difficult. However overall it was a great visit and will return.
  30. t

    terryw

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was so delicious and plentiful. Well worth the price.
  31. KS

    KieraS

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Taverna is our favourite restaurant in saskatoon 😊it’s not only a great date night place but we also enjoy going as a family☺️We Had a lovely experience last night. I really appreciate how our server took our appi order and once it came she took the rest of our order.
  32. C

    Clay

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great dining and service experience. We'll be back soon.
  33. TD

    TannerD

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Under staffed, hostess/host was not very friendly
  34. CR

    CrystalR

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was our first visit to Taverna and will definitely go back! Versailles took great care of us and helped us get exactly what we wanted even though it wasn’t on the menu. Can’t wait to go back. Try the warmed Olives for an appetizer, you won’t be disappointed!!
  35. EW

    ExWinnipeggers

    Saskatoon

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Out of town friends.
  36. L

    Leah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome experience, would recommend this his restaurant.
  37. DY

    DerekY

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 April 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Restaurant has nice seating arrangement. Waitresses should introduce themselves and ttake a minute to get a feeling for their customers. Our waitress was good. At the end of our meal while paying she was very chatty which is wonderful. A bit pricey for what you get. But overall a good experience. Will try other restaurants before returning.
  38. LK

    LizK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was amazing as always! A bit pricey but you don't leave hungry that's for sure. Amazing quality, fantastic service.
  39. T

    Thali99

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They took care of our table extremely well and accommodated the person with food allergies. The meals were absolutely spot on fir taste and the amount of food.
  40. C

    Clay

    Saskatoon

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service ! Our go to place for consistent quality throughout the menu items. Love the pizzas and the pastas are always perfect.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Taverna Italian Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Skip The Dishes. Taverna Italian Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (306) 652-6366.

Taverna Italian Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 870 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 18 times today
Google Map for Taverna Italian Kitchen

219 21st St E Saskatoon, SK S7K 0B7

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    downtown Saskatoon between 2nd and 3rd Avenue

  • Area

    Saskatoon

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 16:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–23:00

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Free Parking Monday-Saturday after 6 PM and <br />Free Parking all day Sunday.

  • Public Transit

    Taverna is bolstered by strong public transportation links.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Simone

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (306) 652-6366

  • Catering

    YOUR PLACE, OUR FOOD Simply call the restaurant 306.652.6366, order and pick-up or Delivery is available. Contact us for details (charges may apply). Plates, napkins, and utensils are available if desired. If you need us to come and set-up your selections, charges will apply. At least 24-hour notice is preferred. Customized menus are available, a catering coordinator will help you make selections or give you ideas.

  • Private party facilities

    Located on Saskatoon’s famed 21st Street, just steps away from an array of shops, variety of hotels and the gorgeous South Saskatchewan River, Taverna is the ideal setting for many occasions.

  • Private party contact

    Tasos Kangles: (306) 652-6366

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