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Taverna Italian Kitchen

219 21st St E | Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0B7, Canada
+1 306-652-6366
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pasta” (32 reviews)
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Pizza, Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
219 21st St E | Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0B7, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Great food! We had a table of 10, made reso's approx an hour before, the restaurant does get busy since its on a popular street. Awesome open patio as well! I had the calamari and pasta. Both were delicious and huge portions! My friends tried...More

Thank Chelsey G
Reviewed 6 days ago

A large group of us (19) went to Taverna Saturday night. We had a reservation. The waiter suggested that he would "make us happy" rather than have us order from the menu. What we got was a glass of wine, two small plate of different...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

New look and vibes after renovations. The food remains top notch and very authentic. The service is good and the hospitality great. Always our no.1 choice for us and to recommend to friends. You must try the lemon chicken! Taso, Loui and Antony, thank you...More

Thank Zeljimir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...since my last visit to Taverna. This experience was definitely underwhelming. Went for lunch and we were seated very quickly. That's when everything took a tumble - the wait staff totally ignored us even though we were right in the middle of the restaurant. It...More

Thank Kitti1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for the first time since renovations. The food was fantastic. Our server was knowledgable and extremely professional and polite. We will for sure be going back.

Thank SaskatoonShelly
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are on a "staycation" and have been behaving like tourists in and around the Saskatoon area. We decided to check out the newly renovated Taverna restaurant. The service was very attentive and the food was beyond our expectations. We started with...More

Thank Kathy A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nothing overly fancy but to this day some of the best Italian food I have ever tasted. The service is friendly without being fake and the staff go out of their way. Fresh, tasty, and have enjoyed every visit.

Thank sab30
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food here was way better than we were expecting. Nice ambiance and helpful waitstaff. However, we were a little confused by our waiter who offered to give us a "sharing size" portion for our ravioli and ended up charging us far more than it...More

Thank PieCity
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Excellent pasta, sauce, and meatballs. Nearly authentic. I suspect the pasta is homemade as well as the other items. It came out very quick. The atmosphere is quite dark, you feel like you are underground which you sort of are. My only complaint was my...More

1  Thank Nupester
Reviewed 22 June 2017

We've been to Taverna before but it was over 20 years ago. It was good but with small kids we thought it wasn't the best location. His time it turns out I needed a location downtown and thought I'd give it a try. Turns out...More

1  Thank Saskexplorer
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Questions & Answers
Denise M
8 August 2017|
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Response from Tasos K | Property representative |
Sorry, we are closed for renovations until August 21.
Charlie B
2 July 2017|
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Response from Tasos K | Property representative |
Yes, we are a family restaurant.
29 January 2015|
Response from Tasos K | Property representative |
Yes, we have penne rigate imported from Italy. You can have this pasta with anyone of our sauces. All our veal and chicken dishes are made to order and are also available gluten free. Thanks for your interest.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$37
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Digital Payments
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 219 21st St E | Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0B7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Saskatchewan  >  Saskatoon
  • Phone Number: +1 306-652-6366
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Tavern will be closed from July 1- August 14, 2017 for a major renovations. Have a great summer and thanks for your interest. Taverna Italian Kitchen is nestled in Saskatoon's historic downtown core within walking distance of a number of major hotels in the renowned entertainment district. The building was originally a grocery store dating back to 1907. In 1969, Taverna started serving fantastic authentic Italian dishes in this charming setting.
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