Taverna - Wilmington

4.6
186 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Taverna - Wilmington is a “neighborhood gathering place.” Inspired by both the casual watering holes and belly warming kitchens found within homes all throughout Italy, Taverna suggests a rural approach to refined Italian cooking.

**A NOTE FROM THE RESTAURANT**
Reservations are not required. We welcome walk-ins.
Please contact us directly at 302-384-8552, if desired reservation time is unavailable or a party size is larger than 6.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 186 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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chaddsfoodie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, cocktails and service were great. Chicken Taverna and pasta special Bolognese were great.

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AP123
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Easter Brunch. The food was delicious and our server Emily was fantastic!

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cmc0007
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was our first time there. I had the Salmon, which was excellently cooked. My husband had the Saturday night special, which was the Rigatoni and Meatballs. Our friends both had the Braised Short Ribs with risotto. They all enjoyed their meal. If I remember correctly, Angel was our waiter and he was a pleasure and rolled with our comedy hour, joining in the banter. The beers were cold. The tomato dipping sauce was delicious. We ordered calamari, which I never had, and based on others in our party having had it before stated it was very good. Given that, I also agreed. Only snafu was them bringing out a third braised short rib dinner for my husband, which he didn't order. That situation was quickly correctly with sincere apologies from both management and staff. We will definitely go back. Good atmosphere and good food value. Good size portions all around that we all left satisfied. Thanks for a great dinner.

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KathyO
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and service was excellent. All the staff was VERY friendly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was fantastic. Can’t wait to go back!

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RebeccaO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I've been here a few times now and each time the staff is very nice, and the food is delicious!

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vipNancyB
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My first time for brunch. Excellent! Our server was very accommodating and friendly.

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Shoegirl331
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Limited menu due to COVID but what was available was plenty to choose from. Food was unbelievable! Would definitely go back again!

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NoelleS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food and service was awesome. We had a great date nite.

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vipEDoc
Philadelphia
148 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

After watching the CNN Special with Stanley Tucci and Italian Cuisine, we had to have the Spaghetti Carbonara. I have this dish many times in a variety of Italian bistro, but this was fantastic. My wife had the Grilled Salmon Spinach Salad which looked awesome and was delicious.
Our server brought bread with a tomato, basil and olive oil mixture prior to our meals which was absolutely delicious!!!!!!
All of this with wonderful wines made for perfect lunch!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall2food3service5ambience5

Potatoes with red sauce was a side with the salmon and looked like something from Denny’s. Salmon had bread crumbs on top like it was baked chicken. Salmon should be seared or blackened.

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MIROW
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely, safe dinner at Taverna. Angel, our waiter was attentive and sweet, and my special request was readily accommodated. A wonderful experience!

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Rebecca
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

We always enjoy our time at Taverna. The only drawback this time was a drunk, loud woman at the bar who was cursing quite a bit who detracted from our experience.

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vipLouisaB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service I’ve experienced in a long time. Bravo to the service manager Alexis!

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vipVinceB
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great bar scene. Jordan the bar tender was excellent.
A little disappointed in price/value of flatbread. Too samll for price. One added item on second flatbread was $2!

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ChristopherV
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 3rd visit to Taverna and every time we have been completely satisfied. Nice selection of wines, delicious food, and a friendly staff. Our waitress Sam was excellent and had great recommendations. It was a wonderful atmosphere for a Valentines Day dinner. We will certainly be back!

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vipMLHEM
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner. Started with the artichoke salad, then on to gnocchi and shrimp/pasta special. Everything really good. Sauce for bread was excellent. Server Leah was terrific-offered great suggestions, wine recommendations and was very pleasant! Great evening. Everything spaced out well, felt very safe, too.

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ecun
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Made my sons Birthday desert with sparkles and he loved it.

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AP123
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful experience here. Great atmosphere and delicious food.

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vipConnieP
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone is always very friendly and the food is always good!!

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CaroleS
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food we will definitely be back!

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Becca
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Felt very safe! Delicious food and drinks

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was exceptional.

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StaceyS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have not been out in a long time and when we decided to go out to celebrate a life event, we wanted to have the whole experience. We enjoyed drinks, appetizers, main dishes, desserts, and coffee. All of the food was served fresh and timely. Our server Daryll was awesome and I cannot wait to go back and try more food at Taverna!

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vipgrace
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Limited options on the menu. Pasta and Pizza. Coal fired pizza is 12" - too big for one and not big enough for two people. Staff was nice

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MichelleZ
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great!! Food and service always 5 stars!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere! Easy process making reservations.

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vipBaconIsAVegetable
Philadelphia
123 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we’ve had there yet! The gnocchi fra diavolo was the perfect proportion with the perfect amount of spice. Didn’t need to add any red pepper flakes and had so much flavor. Also, their antipasto platter starter features the best of all worlds: roasted peppers, prosciutto, parm and bread crisps. We would and will order it all again on our next visit. The meal was also expertly paced with excellent service. Can’t wait to return.

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JoAnnaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here but we will definitely be back. Great service, excellent food and relaxed atmosphere!

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Kevin
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent recommendations, and fully compliant with all of the COVID restrictions. I felt safe, enjoyed my food, and appreciated the friendly service. Great first experience at this location and will definitely return!

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vipJohn
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very tasty and the service was great. Never disappointed when we eat at Taverna.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely love Taverna in Wilmington! Emily is always a great server, she’s very attentive and extremely nice!!! The food is wonderful, the atmosphere is inviting and all of the staff make you feel welcome from the moment you walk in!!! We visit about 3 times a month and are always very happy with our experience!!!

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ChristinaD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of three. We all very much enjoyed our food and our server was very friendly and efficient. We were happy with the price point of the items on the menu and felt that it was a good value. It was overall a great experience.

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vipRickV
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Darrell was an awesome server and bartender. He made us some perfect martinis and gave us some suggestions on the menu. We ordered the ricotta app that was phenomenal and followed with entrees that were delicious and well plated. You can tell the kitchen staff prepares their creations with passion and we thoroughly enjoyed every bite. The atmosphere was relaxing and rustic. We also liked the teamwork concept. When Darrell was busy at the bar, our food was still promptly delivered hot from the kitchen. We absolutely love this place and we’ll be back.

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Goodfood
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience.

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vipUnique
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

NYE dinner and first time here. Cute place, good food and drinks, and as expected. Only thing was the seating. We had reservations, arrived on time and they weren’t ready. No biggie but the way they handled was annoying. They had room at bar to have drink, but said we couldn’t sit there too many people? Interesting bc we didn’t see that but ok we’ll go with that. Then they offered us an undesirable table next to the door for our dinner, or we could wait outside in car until they were ready. Hmmm, still odd. We asked if we could sit at the table by door, and we have a drink while waiting. No they can’t do that. Outside we go to the bar across street. Immediately seated, started to order and Taverna calls table ready. Literally 5 mins after we left to “go wait in your car” We go back and they seat us at a table that was open when we originally arrived for our reservation. I know things are different bc of COVID, but they need to be more organized with their handling of it.

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Sparkle1022
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very enjoyable New Year’s Eve, we went early and had a pleasant dinner, even though it was just the two of us, we felt like we were celebrating with friends, everyone was so nice. :)

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JenniferQ
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there! Love it!!! Would highly recommend this place!!!

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vipRich
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific meal & delightful service.

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JodyJ
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very enjoyable experience all around.

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You can order delivery directly from Taverna - Wilmington using the Order Online button. Taverna - Wilmington also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 384-8552.

Taverna - Wilmington is rated 4.6 stars by 186 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.