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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Taverna Italian Kitchen

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

164 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 162: English reviews
Saskatoon, Canada
Level Contributor
84 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I come here at once every couple months, the food never disappoints. The staff are welcoming and in interior is warm and inviting. We love their version of mussels with a spicy tomato garlic sauce, absolutely delicious. Unfortunately I don't think it's on their menu anymore, or it may have been a seasonal item. Bring them back!!!

Thank megkath
Saskatoon, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

We love this place. The food and service is outstanding. We go with a large group a few times a month and no one is ever disappointed. For a special treat ask for Luigi to serve you. If you want a great meal in a fun setting please go!

Thank tylernolan2
Las Vegas, Nevada
Level Contributor
40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I went here years ago and got a great meal. When I went a second time it was like Chef Boyardee. When a friend suggested we go again I was nervous. However, it was a very pleasant and well done Italian meal. I was pleased and will go back. They clearly have a new chef.

Thank SebastionSt
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Wasn't overwhelmed but was pleased. Just enough without stuffing yourself. Was quiet and staff were friendly

Thank tracyhR5815NC

Travellers who viewed Taverna Italian Kitchen also viewed

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
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
Steakhouse, Pizza, Mediterranean, Italian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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 Street East | 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?