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800 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2412
+1 650-304-3840
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good12%
  • Average12%
  • Poor25%
  • Terrible12%
20 Jun 2018
“Cute New Greek Restaurant”
5 Jun 2018
“Light dinner ”
Open Now
17:00 - 23:00 Hours
Mediterranean, Greek
€€ - €€€
800 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2412
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Reviewed 17 September 2018

The service is this restaurant was appalling, the food just OK, wine list limited and over priced - in fact our whole experience was not up to par! Wanted to order the Bifteki and asked if I could replace the fries with salad and was...More

Thank Ellie B
Reviewed 16 August 2018 via mobile

Taverna is just the atmosphere . The service is ok but the variety of Food is very limited specially concerning main dishes . Greek Salad is not authentic & over prized. If u want to go as for the ambiance it’s nice but if u...More

Thank NorthStar115948
Reviewed 10 July 2018

We went here for a dinner before a concert, so could get one of those early tables. It is mostly Greek inspired food, in a lovely setting. It is not a quiet restaurant, but conversation is much easier here than in nearby Evvia. They first...More

Thank Wanderdogs
Reviewed 20 June 2018

The place is small but very well done and the food is delicious. The staff is very attentive. We shared the chips, whole fish special, fries, greens which were all very good and the presentation was great. The tables are very close together and there...More

Thank Territhetripp
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

It’s a small restaurant, tables are packed. The only tables available were at 5:30 or 9pm on Sat night. We picked the 5:30 slot, so we were not hungry to try more dishes. The cheese plate appetizer had enough choices. The grilled octopus was very...More

Thank savorymom
Reviewed 3 June 2018 via mobile

First, the good news: the place is very cute with a friendly staff but a bit pushy. However, it turns out the dishes we had (appetizers & small plates) were generally mediocre, except for the grilled octopus. In addition the prices for both the food...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 15 May 2018

We had an excellent dinner last night at Taverna, a terrific new addition to downtown Palo Alto's ever-expanding restaurant scene. This modest-sized corner restaurant combines the lightness and cheery informality of a Greek taverna (blue and white decor, wooden tables, black & white wall photographs)...More

Thank Scott K
Reviewed 7 May 2018

Excellent creative Greek food. We passed on the entries and made a meal from the bites and small plates. The carrot soup was outstanding with all the different flavors melding together. The pork and land dishes were also exceptional with flavor combination somewhat off the...More

Thank Chetzi
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Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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  • Address: 800 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2412
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-304-3840
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