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.
spinach, roasted tomato, mozzarella, goat cheese, chili oil
pickled chiles, tomato jam, lemon aioli
pan fried peppers, onions, asiago, pesto
We loved the chicken Marsala from the restaurant week menu! So good!
Very good meal and service in a covid-safe atmosphere.
Fresh, homemade authentic Italian food. NOT an "Olive Garden" type of experience. Smaller menu, fun cocktails, and open rustic atmosphere.
Great place. Great food, service and quality. Quiet in the back dining area.
The food was delicious and our server was very friendly and attentive. We will definitely go back.
Great choice if you are visiting your child at UD!
Awesome rustic Italian on Main St. Spicy shrimp, chicken dishes, and pizza were all great! They even handled some special requests with ease. Highly recommended!
Great overall experience. We will be back soon!
Had their chicken wing special appetizer--very good. Had Calamarata Pasta...chicken, spinach, blush cream sauce with shell pasta--also very good.
We shared a great Ceasar Salad. Excellent Carbonera and Malacaba (sp?). I enjoyed a glass of the Tuscan Blend wine. But skip their bread and oil - never tastes fresh and it's really boring!
Taverna needs to expand their menu!! It’s extremely expensive and way to light on their options! I brought my family for a true Italian experience and there was hardly anything. It’s time you get back to some of your old menu!! Covid is here awhile, let’s go. And the prices, wow! Way over priced!
Great place, good food, helpful staff and good value!
Excellent food and service - always delicious meals served by wonderful staff
The manager always comes over for that extra attention
Very good, always has been. Carbonara awesome!
Friends visiting from out of state -
Our server Tyler was fantastic (as always)
This was our first time, and we loved it! The food was perfect, the service outstanding, and we felt comfortable inside! We will definitely be back!
Service was great, food was great. The cheesecake could be the best I’ve ever had!!
Food was really good. Waiter was great. Tables were spaced out so we felt safe.
Manager Jamie stopped at our table. She was lovely.
Service and atmosphere was great. Id absolutely recommend this restaurant!!!
As usual dinner was very good. Spicy shrimp could have been spicier.
New Years Eve!
Warm and inviting !
Great dinners. We had enough for leftovers.we shared the artichoke and arugula appetizer. I ordered the lemon chicken w capers on linguini. My husband had the red pasta and sausage dish. Very quiet Sunday evening. Menu shorter than usual...but appropriate for the COVID times. All staff wearing masks and keeping distance from guests. Nice to not have to cook dinner for sure!
Patrick, the bartender was very personable and gave great food recommendations. Thanks
The food was excellent. The service was excellent. And they have done an amazing job to provide a clean and safe dining experience.
Excellent appetizers and entrees. Attentive, knowledgeable service that wasn’t afraid to give us opinions.
It's our favorite restaurant! all of the Platinum Dining locations are amazing. Great service, excellent food and always feel like we're "home".
Everything was amazing!
Excellent service. The food was amazing. First time my wife and I have visited this place and we would definitely be back!
Our waitress was rude and her service was poor. Often feeling like we were bothering her when asking for necessary things like a knife in order to cut meat.
The food was outstanding along with the service. This was our first time & we will definitely return. Great service also.
Taverna has some of the best calamari that I have ever eaten. My fiancé and I get calamari at every restaurant we go to if it is available on the menu and the calamari at this restaurant blew everyone else out of the water. Not only were the sauces they pair the calamari with excellent but the calamari itself was so flavorful. If you are a wine drinker but are horrible at pairings like myself. I would strongly recommend asking them what they recommend because they recommended this red Italian blend that paired really well with my pasta and my fiancé’s pizza. Overall this place was amazing and my fiancé and I have found our new favorite Italian spot.
Food and waitress were great! Beer I believe was old and got food sickness that night from it.
We have never been disappointed! Drinks were great and the food came out piping hot! Our server, Evan, was attentive but not pushy! Highly recommend!
My husband and I went in for dinner on a Thursday evening. We were able to make our reservation on OpenTable quickly and easily. Our server was prompt and very pleasant. She repeated back to us everything we ordered, so there were no mistakes. We were checked on as needed by our server and the manager. We were given fresh silverware, plates and napkins with each course we ordered! We went heavy on the appetizers because we couldn't narrow down from the great choices. We got the veal meatballs, whipped sweet ricotta, truffle garlic bread and the fried calamari. I would go back every week and order the same thing! We shared the special for the evening, which was a, fried, I think, chicken leg with a roasted red pepper sauce, sweet potato cornbread and sautéed spinach. Perfect size to share after four appetizers. Lastly, we shared the cheesecake with the amarena cherries. Everything was so delicious and the night was just perfect!
Food was hot and great!!!
Food and waiter were both fantastic. Great place to go for our 29th anniversary.
Our server was excellent! He was knowledgeable about the menu, he made us feel welcomed but didn't overwhelm us with too many stops by the table. We sat outside during the Wednesday night Main Street event and the ambiance was great. I hope the weather and the City of Newark allows for these events well into Fall!
Excellent food and service. Will be back!!!
Taverna Rustic Italian - Newark offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 444-4334.
Taverna Rustic Italian - Newark is rated 4.8 stars by 311 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.