Taverna Italian Kitchen
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.
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.View Private Dining Details
We really do enjoy the food and the service.
My only complaint is the wine is very over priced.
I do not tip on the bottle of wine.
Great time and great service. Family style dining is the way to go. Our whole group loved all dishes we picked. We will be back!! Thank you for great evening.
As it was a beautiful day in Saskatoon we made a 7:00 pm reservation at Taverna through Open Table. Our request was confirmed. When we arrived we were told no outdoor tables were available and they had all booked prior to our reservation being made and confirmed. Had we known that we would have gone somewhere else that had an outdoor patio. Our sever had blue jeans on which we did not think was appropriate for the type of restaurant Taverna aspires to be. All other personnel were dressed professionally. Blue jeans are fine if you want to work at Montana’s!
It was an amazing experience! It was the best service we’ve ever had. Thank you to Tony and the other staff.
Food was ok. Presentation needs work. The arugala starter looked like it was made by a teen- arugala in a bowl with thick shavings of cheese, a small drizzle of balsamic reduction with an additional side bowl of dressing. The cannelloni was buried in sauce which overpowered the flavour of the stuffed cannelloni. Had an attentive server so service was great.
Service was excellent and the food as well, nice to see things are still very good.
We took our two kids (11 & 9) with us to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Tony, our waiter, was helpful with drink and food recommendations. The kids shared the Alfredo, while my husband and I enjoyed selections from the features menu. All in all it was a fantastic evening. We will definitely be back.
Always an excellent experience here and never disappointed by any part of my visit.
Our meal was outstanding and our server Kasen, was the best server we have ever had at Tavernas.
Our waiter Steve was outstanding, we had a problem reading the menu with the small print and low lighting. Steve recommended dishes by asking what we liked! Portions were great! Had left overs! Overall, I would get a seat by the window next time! Hopefully we can read the menu!
Great food and service!
Amazing Food! Amazing Atmosphere! Highly recommend Taverna for your next night out!
Food was amazing as usual. Our server was Victoria (I think that was her name!) She was super friendly and attentive but not overbearing. We enjoyed our supper!
Food was great; a little noisy at times. Service was excellent.
Expensive for what we ordered. Had more of a family restaurant vibe than we were hoping for for our date night. I don’t think we’ll be back for a while.
Always great food and great service. I visit every time I’m in Saskatoon.
No surprise its been in business 50 years. Fabulous food.
Haven't been there in a while so we decided to go for our anniversary. Forgot how good this place is. Our 8 year old says they have the best spaghetti in the world.
Food was delicious as always. Big portions.
Have your waiter create a meal for you based on your hunger level and interests off some menu ideas! They do amazing!
Maybe we just happen to dine on a bad night but our experience wasn’t good. The AC was not working which made dining very in comfortable and couldn’t wait to get out of there. Asked for table salt for the food and where told they only use high quality salt to prepare the food thus we could not have any to use at the table.
Based on the menu and prices they want to present themselves as a higher end Italian restaurant which they are not.
They should have stuck to there roots as a good family restaurant that is reasonably priced.
The food was delicious!!! The squash stuffed ravioli was so good! The one drawback was that it was extremely hot in the restaurant.
Our server was very friendly! We had a great experience!
Everyone loved their food. The only negative was that We found it quite hot sitting on the upper section in the back.
Great service and food!
Our food was delicious and moderately priced. Service was great!
Was extremely disappointed with the pizza, really did not expect tasteless flavour and way too much, yucky sauce. Probably the worst pizza I’ve ever had. Entire table was disappointed with the meal and aren’t sure where the reviews come from.
Wonderful food and excellent service. We felt very taken care of and enjoyed every moment.
Great ambiance. Music would be nice. It was a terrific evening ... but no excuse for lukewarm food. Re baked items should come out piping hot. That is elementary for any kitchen. The lasagna and ravioli were barely re heated. We will always return to Taverna... it has been around a long time. Not many dining options in Saskatoon anymore
Taverna is consistent.
Meal was very good - waiter very knowledgeable and helpful in our choices. Will go back.
I love this restaurant.
I've never had a server that wasn't helpful or amazing and the food is always stunning. Any time I am entertaining a guest from out of town, this is my go-to reservation. Even when i chronically show up 30 minutes early...always, I am afforded a warm welcome and kind pre-dinner service.
PS. This is the only place in town that knows how to show off garlic's true beauty!
We celebrated our daughter's university convocation and had a wonderful meal! Tasty food in a lovely setting.
Always amazing service and food!! Our go to restaurant for a night out or lunch! Very nice sized portions.
Perfect food with perfect service!!
Table reservation works well !
Our party of four visited from out of town. We thoroughly enjoyed our meals in this nicely decored and busy restaurant. We had appetizers, main dishes and wine. Next time we will order one less dish and share. We really liked that each plate was bountiful.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Taverna. Our server, Tony, was friendly and knowledgeable, and took the time to provide us with detailed explanations about menu items. The menu has many enticing options, and his recommendations helped us to choose the perfect meal.
We started with the mozzarella caprese and the meatballs. Both were very tasty. I had the butternut squash stuffed tortelli with brown butter sauce as my main. It was rich and delicious. My husband had the veal saltimbocca, which he enjoyed very much. We indulged in dessert of panna cotta and dark chocolate pudding. Both were scrumptious.
Overall, we were very impressed by the service and food at Taverna, and will be back again.
We always enjoy Taverna... the food is great and we always have great service. The wait staff are knowledgeable and their suggestions are appreciated
Excellent service. Appreciated that they were willing to accommodate all tastes with "off-menu" items. Seafood dishes made me forget I was in landlocked Saskatoon, and the pasta was perfectly done. Will definitely go back. Thanks, Tony!
too busy of a night so staff rushed and overwhelmed. usually better