Taverna Rustic Italian - Newark
**A NOTE FROM THE RESTAURANT**
Reservations are not required. We welcome walk-ins.
Please contact us directly at 302-444-4334 , if desired reservation time is unavailable or a party size is larger than 5.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
spinach, roasted tomato, mozzarella, goat cheese, chili oil
pickled chiles, tomato jam, lemon aioli
eggless caesar dressing, garlic-parmesan croutons
Another great alfresco dinner at Taverna’s on Newark’s Main St Alfresco Wednesday. These events are very enjoyable with nice weather. While several restaurants do a great job with their outdoor seating ambiance, Taverna has the best, especially when sax player Khari Hayden is playing just across the street.
Special thanks to Erin, our hostess, Tyler, our server, and Ryan, a manager who always makes sure all is good.
One minor criticism is that it always seems to take longer than usual to get our drinks. A second comment applies to all the local restaurants, “please add some variety to you menus”.
Clean, quiet establishment with good selection of food and drinks
Disappointed overall. Bread was cold and stale, it took a long time for server to come back in between courses to offer more drinks or refill water.
The cannelloni were very dry and the pizza crust was really tough and chewy.
Poor value for the high costs of eating here.
The food was great. Homemade pasta was delicious. The service and atmosphere were exceptional. Will definitely be back to try other dishes.
Great food and service. Nice timing of order to table.
Fantastic food and impeccable service. There is a nice variety of offerings on the menus for all types of food choices. Make sure you try the oil and bread for the table! The Soups were fresh and hot. Leave room for dessert! A great experience.
Great location on Newark’s al fresco Wednesday. Our server Evan was very attentive. And a big plus was great live music by Khari Hayden, just a few feet away.
Service was outstanding and food was delicious😋. Tiramisu was amazing. Cesar salad dressing was great!
Our waiter Joey was very attentive.
First time there. Service, Food and Drinks were excellent. Will definetly go back.
Comfortable atmosphere. Attentive staff. Good food.
Hostess greeted us upon entry & was personable, polite. we were seated right away. restaurant was clean, ambience was nice. server was pleasant/polite however getting our meal was extremely slow. the pasta carbonara was very greasy. the Samies were very good. we thought the price was a little high for sandwiches & alcoholic drink way too high $. Not sure if we’d dine there again. However, service time could have been an issue specific to that day. Diners should try the restaurant as their experience may be different. I was hoping for nice Italian meal but did not enjoy the pasta dish. So for me, it was disappointing.
My husband and I enjoyed our date night out at Taverna. The ambience and service was excellent. We enjoyed every item we ordered…drinks, appetizers and entrees. We will be back.
Very good as usual. I’ve been addicted to their fried mozzarella lately.
Mia, our server, was really great. Ryan, a manager, also stopped by and made us feel welcome. The Ahi tuna (ordered medium) was a bit dry.
Very interesting Italian. Calamari fabulous as all dishes
Excellent service. Food was good. Noise level a bit high but we were seated in the bar area so to be expected.
Great service and food, so great management!
I am a native New Yorker, born and raised in Brooklyn in an Italian family. I know Good Italian food. Taverna's food is the best in Delaware and can compare with some of the best NYC Italian restaurants! The service is great, and their menu is fabulous ; with great pasta, fish and meat selections. Their bar is great with some creative cocktails. Not quite my mama's cooking ; but still some of the best around. Really worth a try.
Service was excellent and good was good. Had daily special.
What a gem. I've been eating my way through PA, NJ, and DE desperately trying to find good local food especially a good pizza, and omgosh!! Finally...it was slightly charred, great toppings with flavor. We had the white chicken pizza with fresh roasted tomatoes, goat cheese and added basil. Incredible! We started with their special salad that had grilled watermelon, arugula, pancetta and goat cheese, wow! I had one of the most refreshing cocktails, the Fresca, it's my new favorite summer drink, it's with tequila, lime and grapefruit soda. I also need to say we had the most wonderful, attentive and overall pleasant servers, her name was Annie. Me and my husband can't wait to be back in Newark some day as this is a definite!!
I checked in and my visit was listed as a no show??? Please fix it! I paid to park in front and still have the receipts.
Excellent meal and great service. Always consistent
Great food and service
Taverna is one of our favorite restaurants in Newark. We always bring our son and daughter-in-law to the restaurant when they visit from Washington, D.C. We also go with our daughter-in-law's parents when they are in from NYC. All of us love the food, the ambience and friendly, professional service. The menu is varied and everything that we have had so far has been excellent. We will continue to be repeat customers.
Glad to be back! We missed you!
Food and ambiance were great as usual. Service for drinks is always a bit slow compared to other restaurants on Main St. Food was really late this time. Obviously something happened with our order as nearby tables seated 30 minutes later got served first. I don’t mind that it happened, but would have preferred an honest apology rather than some bs about the kitchen being busy.
Was there for lunch, food was great and service was attentive without being intrusive.
Everything was great until our waitress became very clumsy. My friend came out of town to visit me and I suggested this place based on reviews. We didn't finish our meals and decided to take it to go. My friend didn't even eat half of her meal and was planning on taking it home. The waitress took our plates and box them up. When she came to bring it to our table she dropped my friends polenta and shrimp brunch dish. Food fell out and salsa splattered all over the floor. She apologized and took it away. She did not deduct anything off of the check for it and did not bring a replacement of the dish that she dropped. I had never seen this happen before in any restaurant where the patrons were not offered a discount or something to compensate. My friend didn't want to make any waves, and so we just paid our bill and left. I can understand accidents happen, but she would definitely didn't try to make it right. Then to add to it, she split our checks incorrectly by putting all of my items on my friend's check and all of her items on my check. By then we had to get going because we had only a limited time left on our parking.
Great food! Highly recommend this restaurant. You will not be disappointed.
Food came out extremely fast which I don’t know whether that’s a good or bad thing.
We enjoyed our first visit to Taverna and will return soon with some guests. Tyler was an excellent server. We sampled many appetizers and dessert.
The food was unique and delicious! My favorite restaurant in Delaware. The staff was very attentive, and it was an overall wonderful dining experience.
Table of 4. Every meal we ordered was delicious. We will definitely return.
Always great. Tyler always takes great care of us. Decided last minute to eat outside. Other than the occasional super loud car
, it was nice.
Drinks were delicious and service was great.
It was excellent all around!
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Taverna Rustic Italian - Newark is rated 4.8 stars by 401 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.