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121 Main St., Newark, DE
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My friends and I love this restaurant. Great food and atmosphere. The bar area can get quite crowded with folks waiting for their dinner tables but we rarely hang out in that area. Request a table by the open kitchen if you're in a large party.

Thank Stacey C
Havre de Grace, Maryland
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When asked for a recommendation of where to eat in Newark, this is it. I have probably eaten here 20 times and every meal was wonderful. Keep up the good work!

Thank kyle302
Wilmington, Delaware
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have never had a bad meal here. In fact we've had some of our most enjoyable meals here. Unfortunately it is a bit of a drive so anytime we are remotely close we go! Tonight I had the mac & cheese which is always one of my favorites. Creamy and HOT (heat not spice!). Just the right touches of... More 

Thank SMGleb
Hockessin, Delaware
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67 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my 2nd visit expecting to see some improvement. They have wide selections of wines and decent beer selections. Coal fired pizza is their specialty, but pizza that I have tried didn't have full flavor, feeling something missing. Service was great as receptions, servers and the manager were all very attentive and responsive quickly.

Thank hahnyc1234
Newark, Delaware
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Took my family several times,mainly for special occasions as there's usually a wait unless you have a reservation for four or more. We've tried many different items from the menu and they always have specials. There always delic..

Thank Dan S
Newark, Delaware
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Went to Taverna to celebrate our twin birthday. It was crowded for a weeknight, but the service was good. The food was soap and a little on the expensive side.

Thank delhawk
Newark, Delaware
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This was only my second time at Taverna, and I almost hate to give it a good review because I feel as though it was my own personal discovery. And now it may be too crowded to get in when I choose to go. However it was a good meal both times. I certainly plan on continuing my visits there.... More 

Thank MHH31
Newark, Delaware
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

On our first visit, we took some of our family members with us to try this highly rated Italian restaurant in downtown Newark. We were anxious to see if our experience was as good as the reviews we had read. We enjoyed the food and the service was excellent so I'd say we did agree with the reviews. Our family... More 

Thank Mary Lou S
Wilmington, Delaware
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I have been to Taverna a few times now and have been consistently pleased!! Price, atmosphere, food and service are very good! My only complaint is it's very loud!!

Thank Honey002
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Friday night and sat at the bar since the wait for a table would be a while. The bar service was very attentive and they made a mean Margarita! We ordered the white bean chilli for an appetizer, which wasn't that great because the beans were crunchy! The bartender could tell we weren't enjoying it so she... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Main St., Newark, DE
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: 302-444-4334

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?