We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Taverna Italian Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
219 21st St E | Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 0B7, Canada
+1 306-652-6366
16:00 - 22:00
Open now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

168 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 166: English reviews
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We made reservations on a recommendation from my husband's co-worker, based on his experience the last time he was here. The reservation was for our anniversary dinner. We were really excited to have authentic Italian, as it's difficult to come by. From the start, I could tell our waitress had no interest in us. I asked her what she recommended... More 

Thank Sacha W
Regina, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're looking for the best bruschetta in Western Canada this is the place to go. You may think I'm overstating this but I've travelled all over for work and every time I always indulge in some Italian cuisine while on my travels. For the past 5 to 10 years of trying different places for bruschetta I can't help myself... More 

Thank Nathan R
Level Contributor
29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were celebrating our 10th anniversary and what better venue to observe this special day in our lives but Taverna. We have been here before and have never been diappointed. The food was sublime, the decor inspiring and the server was attentive without being intrusive.

Thank Jeanne T
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
Level Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service are the best here! Authentic italian pasta and pizza. Been so many times my wife and I lost count. Love it!

Thank Oscar Federico S
Saskatoon, Canada
Level Contributor
85 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had not eaten here for several years. The food was TOO salty so I stopped eating here. Heard they can now serve gluten-free meals so gave it a try. Not disappointed and will come back. Our server Luigi was a breath of fresh air and charming. He recommended a gluten-free lunch dish that my companion said was delicious and did... More 

Thank HIB306
Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

We had a wonderful meal at Taverna recently. Our server, Luigi, was a delight and designed a fabulous selection of appetizers followed by a main course with 3 selections being pollo al limone, spaghetti aglio olio and a ravioli. Fabulous food at a great value. Luigi's wine selection was also good value at a reasonable price.

Thank MurrayD1708
Saskatoon, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

They say they are family friendly. Had 3 children with us ages 3 to 9 years. The 3 year old spilled her Shirley Temple. Waitress asked her if she wanted another one. Of course she said yes. Charged another $2.95 cents. The 9 year old had a pop, asked would you like a refill of course he said yes charged... More 

Thank unhappy290
Saskatoon, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We had a small business meeting just before christmas. Our waiter was very good and we left our entire meal plan up to him from selecting the wines to food selection. He was outstanding and his selections were bang on. it turned out to be about 7 courses but it was to die for. It did turn out to be... More 

Thank 490bartr
Level Contributor
20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Excellent, authentic Italian dishes. Everyone ordered different pasta dishes and they were all very tasty. Next time I'll leave room for dessert.

1 Thank 911Lady
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

Went here for the first time last night with my girlfriend and had a great meal. All of the staff were extremely pleasant and seemed to love their jobs. The staff just seemed to be genuinely personable, unlike many other restaurants. Our waitress was great and was well-versed on the menu and recommended some great picks. We were able to... More 

Thank yxe-eats

Travellers who viewed Taverna Italian Kitchen also viewed

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Been to Taverna Italian Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$34
Pizza, Mediterranean, Italian, Seafood
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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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
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 department store dating back to 1909. In 1969, Taverna started serving fantastic authentic Italian dishes in this charming setting. Taverna's limited intervention style of Italian cooking is inspired by the spirit of relaxed enjoyment. We don't try and upstage our food with elaborate techniques or clutter things up with fancy sauces. It's just simple respect for ingredients in their most elemental state. We strive with great passion to strike and ignite balance between rustic authenticity and subtle sophistication. Never losing touch with the romance of the old world.

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Taverna Italian Kitchen and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Taverna Italian Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?