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Taste, Starkville, MS

Taste

4.8
4.8
542 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Taste Italian Kitchen is a welcoming place to dine for all guests. From the traditional Lasagna to the elegant Lobster Risotto to the hearty Ribeye, there is a dish for every appetite. We also offer a variety of dietary accommodations, listed on our menu. In addition to our diverse food menu, we offer a large selection of domestic and imported wines, as well as over 100 types of bourbon, rye, and whiskey. Come check out our 16 pastas for $16 and Sandwiches at lunch from 11 AM - 4 PM!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (662) 270-0700
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Shannon Lindell
  • Neighbourhood
    Starkville
  • Cross Street
    Located on the corner of Lincoln Green and Locksley Way
  • Parking Details
    We have a large parking lot as well as additional parking at the building behind the restaurant at the end of Lincoln Green
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 542 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Mississippi

    Good for business meals

  • Mississippi

    Good for groups

  • Mississippi

    Good for special occasions

  • Mississippi

    Most Booked

  • North Mississippi

    Best Overall

  • North Mississippi

    Best Food

  • North Mississippi

    Best Service

  • North Mississippi

    Best Ambience

  • North Mississippi

    Best Value

  • North Mississippi

    Good for business meals

  • North Mississippi

    Good for groups

  • North Mississippi

    Neighbourhood gem

  • North Mississippi

    Great for fine wines

  • North Mississippi

    Romantic

  • North Mississippi

    Good for special occasions

  • North Mississippi

    Lively

  • North Mississippi

    Most Booked

542 Reviews
  1. Deanna

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and service. Beef carpaccio was delicious!

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  2. WadeB

    New Orleans

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I love coming here as it's always dependable as far as excellent ambiance, food, and service. They may occasionally be out of something, but that's been going on everywhere since 2020. I love the beef carpaccio or world famous meatball to start, then either their filet, Italian poboy, or the fra diavolo - always excellent.

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  3. Brandan

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great atmosphere. I wasn’t too crazy about the balsamic vinegar and olive oil that they serve with the bread. I would recommend serving the bread with olive oil, grated Parmesan, and fresh ground pepper. The main course was delicious. We ordered spaghetti and the pork chop.

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  4. Bryan

    Mississippi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We have visited here a few times and always fairly solid. However, this time was bad. Both pasta dishes were bland. Appetizer was average at best and one of our bar drinks was messed up. Service was very good in spite of food quality. Expect more for price point.

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  5. JackieM

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vivian, our waitress, was wonderful! We had a great experience!!

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  6. BrandonD

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff was very friendly and made the night super easy to enjoy. Best place for Valentines day!

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  7. PhilI

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our table wasn’t what we had reserved. We were placed in the bar against a wall. I specified main dining area. That was our only complaint.

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  8. RobertR

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent, fast, and friendly service. Ambience is very pleasant with high ceilings. Highly recommended.

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  9. MichaelM

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Taste is consistently good. Pasta is wonderful! Lots of different wines to try

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  10. Brian

    Alabama

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great all around service and food selection, excellent drink selection

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  11. Brian

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lasagna with a bowl of lobster bisque (soup of the day) was very nice. Server was excellent.

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  12. RyanF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, drinks and service were the best we have ever had!

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  13. TerriH

    Baton Rouge

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dining experience!!! Highly recommend Taste!

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  14. Mochabob

    Atlanta Metro

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Quiet date night fun. House Pinot Noir has low viscosity and not much flavor- should you just want one glass of red- it’s the only one available by the glass. I personally think it’s an over priced restaurant serving everything à la cart. It is a great date night/special occasion restaurant though. Our server was attentive.

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  15. Ipintado

    Alabama

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service have always been good here. We have never been disappointed.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was excellent and service was outstanding from the minute we arrived to the minute we left. I will definitely be going again.

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  17. KristenH

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Customer service was kind and outstanding. Our food was delicious!

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  18. BriannaO

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was awesome, server was immaculate! Food and drinks are top notch! I will be coming back.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed I will be back food was very good and the atmosphere was nice!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    TASTE was absolutely amazing for our anniversary dinner selection! The quiet, elegant atmosphere mixed with a great wine selection really set the tone for the evening. The food was very “tasty” for the price and our waitress was attentive and professional throughout the course of our meal. I highly recommend TASTE as an excellent dining choice in Starkville, MS.

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  21. Golfofficial

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The pork chop was one of the best pork chop we have had. Bar service was unusually slow as it took about 15-20 mins to get our initial drinks

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Alabama

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Please consider adding more spices to your food!

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  23. KarlaZ

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service. Great food. Amazing decorations. We love Taste.

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  24. ClayE

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time as always! Food, Drinks, and Service was great as always!

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  25. Golfofficial

    Dallas

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a great lunch there Saturday. Server was excellent

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  26. PriscillaD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Taste is one of our favorite places to eat in Starkville. Food and service are consistently good. Make reservations - they usually have a wait.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service and our meal was second to none! Simply outstanding

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  28. TiffanyL

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Taste is our favorite spot in Starkville. The food never disappoints and the staff is amazing!!

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  29. Rick

    Nashville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Patrick is the best at the bar! Brett is also fantastic! Thanks to John for always making us feel at home and working to accommodate our needs!

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  30. RobertW

    Mississippi

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Well…. Had a reservation for 7:15. Arrived at 7:30 and let them know we were there- were finally seated at 7:4- 30 minutes later we had to flag down wait staff to find out who was supposed to wait on our table. Good came out Luke warm. My husband’s veal was so tough he couldn’t eat it. I had the Shrimp Gamboretti- it was barely warm. My husband had to get up twice to go to the bar to get wine bc wait staff never came w the bar order. There must be better places to eat in Starkville.

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  31. MichaelM

    Atlanta Metro

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently good. Pasta is great! Really smooth service

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic food and service. I just wish they would invest in some acoustical panels. Thankfully everything else made up for the rude people next to us.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was phenomenal, everyone was amazing. The food was disgusting, the Alfredo had no flavor and the espresso brownie tasted like a Betty Crocker mix that had chocolate drizzle on it and no espresso in it.

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  34. BullyMac

    Mississippi

    47 reviews

    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious, and our server “Grant” was awesome!

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  35. mackenzieb

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great server , atmosphere was calm , music was great for the environment . fast service , PASTA was great .

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  36. Rick

    Nashville

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service are always excellent! A favorite for a great dinner!

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  37. Peacock

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    TASTE is a reward! A reward for your friends, your family, your clients and for YOU! So reward yourself any time!

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  38. Coach

    Alabama

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, service, the entire experience could not have been any better.

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  39. AshleyW

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere! Great Service! Food was delicious!

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  40. CathyD

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server, Madison was outstanding! Very helpful!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Taste is rated 4.8 stars by 542 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Taste

208 Lincoln Green, Starkville, MS 39759-3839

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Located on the corner of Lincoln Green and Locksley Way
  • Neighbourhood
    Starkville
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 11:00 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    We have a large parking lot as well as additional parking at the building behind the restaurant at the end of Lincoln Green
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Shannon Lindell
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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