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“I don't know if the word "Delicious" is good enough!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taverna

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Ranked #22 of 1,982 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$32
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Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Atlantic Boulevard
Description: Taverna specializes in seasonal European cuisine heavily influenced by Italy and Spain using the freshed local ingredients.Our wine selection mirrors this philosphy with a focus on terroir driven wines from Spain and Italy and an emphasis on quality.
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“I don't know if the word "Delicious" is good enough!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2010

We had been meaning to try this for some time, we finally got the opportunity on a recent weekend and I can not even tell you how much we enjoyed this dining experience! First the menu is "purposeful" - not filled with too many choices, or overwhelming, but enough to offer a perfect variety for just about anyone's palate. We started with a cheese & charcuterie plate, beautifully presented with lovely accompaniments, fig jam, truffle honey & grainy mustard. We also ordered the hummus which was excellent but too much for 2, I would suggest this for a table of 4 if you're ordering other small plates. The entree list had such interesting choices, we chose the skirt steak, which came with roasted peppers/onions and perfectly roasted fingerling potatoes, ask for a side of the garlic ailoi - Delicious! The steak was a melt-in-your mouth perfect medium with an incredible chimichurri sauce, we can not wait to go back again. The wine list is also well thought out and again "purposeful" is the word that comes to mind. This entire menu and its accompaniments are well planned AND most importantly well executed! Bravo!
Our only concern - we ordered dessert, the special was chocolate torte with brulee banana with banana ice cream. Our waiter forgot to mention that the chocolate torte had peanuts, which for one of us it was just a matter of not liking peanuts, but if someone with a peanut allergy had ordered, it could have been problematic. That said, it was to-die-for delicious! So just and FYI to the wait staff, be clear on the ingredients. Oh, and the house made seasonal shortbread cookies, perfection! Truly one of the best dining experiences I have ever had.

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