Taverna - Wilmington

4.6
326 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 326 people are saying
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NikkiO
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a date night. The atmosphere was casual and relaxed. Josh, our server, was great. The food was really good, we had hand cut fettuccine and spicy shrimp. Highly recommend!

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AraY
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Dined out just because we didn’t feel like cooking. Immediately was annoyed there was zero parking spaces within
2 “blocks” of the restaurant. Knowing this was a newly developed area w/apartments and another restaurant in next building, identified parking might be an issue and it sure was. I know it’s not restaurant’s fault but a newly developed area w/o enough parking to accommodate is insulting. We had 3 apps, grilled artichokes which were fabulous, veal meatballs which were just ok (seemed to lack flavor?) and truffle oil garlic bread. Ordered the bread bc we love the truffle flavor but disappointingly, it tasted simply like garlic bread w/o truffle flavor. My entree was spinach ricotta agnolotti. It was very good but again, could have been outstanding if I was able to taste a hint of truffle butter as described in menu! She had the special consisting of pasta w/cubed mortadella and peppers. While it was plentiful, it lacked flavor. I wish I remembered our waiter’s name because he was the star of the dinner. He did a great job waiting on us. He’s an asset to the restaurant (he had dark hair, beard, maybe late 20’s). Will probably give the restaurant another try and seek him out to serve us again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came in later than we thought and everyone was so accommodating. Our waitress was awesome!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall3food1service4ambience4

We go here often and find it a good restaurant. Last night I ordered the fettuccine with braised pork. Although there was no mention of anything hot in it, it had so much spice that I ate very little of it. I don’t deal well with spicy food. I do not understand why chefs can’t be honest about the dishes’ ingredients on the menu. If I see any spice in a dish, I don’t order it. It will be awhile before we go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Thouroughly enjoyed this experience. Food was very good and service was incredible. Although I forget the server’s name (started with a “D”), he was so very nice and funny too. Water was always filled, which was great and the music was fun and not too loud. I will definitely be retuning!

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vipnogarlic
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are frequent customers. Food is great and staff is very accommodating to allergies. Service is excellent, wait staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Rustic bistro atmosphere is warm, welcoming and fun.

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RonaldA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, excellent tuna and shrimp dishes, moderately priced wine list make this an excellent choice for a fun dinner.

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vipMojoswife
Atlantic City
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jess our server was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and had a great experience. Food was delicious, service was great and the restaurant itself is beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food, good drinks!

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LeahL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Definitely overpriced. Bread for the appetizer was burnt and the pizza was very greasy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new addition to North Wilmington! This place has a trendy city vibe with great food and a comfortable atmosphere! Highly recommended!

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Rich
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Hubby wanted meatballs and only avail certain nights. As an Italian restaurant suggest meatballs be available each day of week.

Thank you for helping us celebrate our anniversary in style. You made it a memory :)

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had another great meal at Taverna last night!

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CEP1
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for our family holiday celebration. Service, food, drinks, and atmosphere was outstanding.

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vipBaconIsAVegetable
Philadelphia
134 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ravioli as always. Amazing charcuterie board as well (get the roasted peppers). Will return soon.

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Ilikemysteakrare
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my Birthday and it was our first visit there. Waiter was attentive and gracious. Entrees took a little bit to come out but given it was a busy Saturday night, we had no complaints. Will be going again!

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vipLeeD
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to and enjoyed Taverna in Newark many times. This was our first trip to the Taverna in Wilmington and we very much enjoyed it. The decor in this newer restaurant is quite nice and the quality of food identical to that of its sister venue. The service was good and the overall experience was very positive.

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vipGlennH
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with my cousin. It was our first time there. It won’t be our last. Excellent server

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Lulu
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

amazing experience. Our first time and the food was amazing!!! everything was tasty, and amazing service. We are definitely returning!! Our new favorite restaurant.

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SharonM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good, and so was the service. Lovely atmosphere!

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ChristinaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant atmosphere, friendly staff and comforting food. Overall we enjoyed and we will return.

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EileenC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The restaurant was warm and inviting.
Prompt and pleasant service. Would dine again.

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vipJeannineD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the wait staff was excellent.

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LisaM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating my son’s report card & was surprised with a sparkling bowl of whipped cream after dessert

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MShaa
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

We are huge fans of the Taverna in Newark. We were visiting Wilmington and decided to try the Taverna there. The service was awful, the waitress had no idea what she was doing, and the food took almost an hour to arrive. When the food finally arrived, 2 of the meals were wrong and the 3rd one was under cooked! Needless to say we will not be returning!

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Kathleen
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. The staff were definitely there to wait on our table. We felt special with such great food and service. Can't wait until the next visit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time, we loved the food and it’s a nice location

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
53 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lunch place during the week-- not too crowded-- great food!

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vipMarjan
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food generally good, especially calamari and pepper appetizers. Entrees solid but uninspired.nice ambiance and patient waitress

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Atlast
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience5

I would like to have seen the restaurant require patrons show proof of COVID vaccine and IDs at the door. Also would have preferred to have the wait staff and food preparers masked. Just returned from a weekend in New York City where EVERY place required vaccination proof and ID.

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Tina
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was slow possibly due to being short-staffed. 1st drink tasted like syrup; other drinks were not cold enough. Food was fine but nothing to rave about. I would give the place another chance and hope that they've worked out the kinks.

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Iris
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This has become one of our favorite places to dine. Friendly staff and delicious food.

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ColleenD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We understand the shortage of servers being spread thin. A little slow, but very understandable during these times. She was very
Good and did check on us several times

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time at this location. We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere.

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Aqualady
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was outstanding; best I’ve had in awhile. Staff were pleasant. The only negative was a large party sitting near us were celebrating a birthday; they were quite loud and made it difficult for us to hear each other at our table. Management should have offered them a separate room.
I can’t wait to go back and try another wonderful entree.

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RickO
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

Nice service and presentation but the food lacked flavor, of all things! I had the chicken cannelloni. The cream aide lacked and was thick. I couldn’t taste the prosciutto. My wife had salmon. It wasn’t bad just average but it was over little squares of potatoes that lacked flavor and needed ketchup, unfortunately. The chocolate dessert was good. Leah did a great job and came back at just the right times and was friendly. Btw, SUPER loud in the restaurant and I’m Italian so I don’t mind speaking loudly but it was too much.

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DaveS
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food, as usual! Our "go to" place for Italian food.

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vipLisa
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were able to get a table without waiting, and the service was great as well as the food. The waiter was able to make recommendations, which is so helpful when you’re visiting someplace for the first time which we were.

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Jdurb
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated promptly, service was excellent. Menu seems to have been upgraded, with many choices. Food was served in a timely manner. Food was delicious, I had the agnolotti with truffle butter sauce. Definitely will return.

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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 326 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.