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121 Main St., Newark, DE
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (42 reviews)
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121 Main St., Newark, DE
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Reviews (211)
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is the hidden gem of Newark. Fresh seasonal ingredients mixed with a rustic Italian flare. Try the corn flatbread if your lucky enough to catch it in season.

Thank Jason H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Better than average Italian food. The service was attentive without hovering. The lunches that we had were fine quality and well-presented. This is clearly a place that is committed to quality food and a quality dining experience. A little more expensive than the usual Italian...More

Thank travelguyPa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Coming off RT 95 after our battle to get through Washington and Baltimore it was great to find Taverna in Newark,DE. The calamari was the best we have ever had. Our waitress Sammy was a great help with her recommendations. The chef Lauren has a...More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect dinner location in heart of Newark for visiting child college. Pizzas were yummy and crusts thin as they should be. Service attentive and managers float by to ensure everyone is happy. Wait staff friendly and not rushed. Warm lighting and warm people. All around...More

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the special chicken dish. It was good. My friend had pizza which she enjoyed. This is the third visit at this restaurant..

1  Thank Dianejac
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We have eaten dinner twice at this restaurant while visiting my daughter at UD. Both times the service was terrific and attentive. The food is quite good (we are from NY and are used to good restaurants), and the prices are very reasonable-- and the...More

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at Taverna. I had salmon over spinach. The salmon was grilled and seasoned to perfection. The seasoning was not too much but just right to enhance the flavor of the grilled fish. The atmosphere was very nice and fairly quiet...More

Thank Lisa D
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is a nice restaurant offering a varied selection of salads, sandwiches, pasta, fish dishes and much more. Service is good with a nice selection from the bar. One of my favorites in Newark, DE.

Thank pinkkatla
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We have visited Taverna on a few occasions, both for lunch and for dinner. The waitstaff is upbeat and efficient. All questions about the menu were thoroughly answered. We especially enjoyed the short ribs and polenta on the dinner menu and the veal meatball appetizer....More

Thank mayflower1949
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

Great happy hour at the bar, but for lunch or dinner one of the best in Newark for nice dinner, time with family (they have kids menus and high chair), or bringing a business colleagues. Love the artichoke and calamari appetizers

Thank DEtraveler83
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David D
How is this restaurant for a first date for two young college students? Is it the right setting and is it romantic enough for a first date? If not is there a place near by you'd recommend?
8 October 2015|
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Response from jkbreretongmailcom | Reviewed this property |
If you want romantic I would go to Sofritos on Kirkwood Highway. It's less of a tavern atmosphere. Food is excellent
Rosemarie P
Is there free parking in the area of the restaurant?
6 September 2015|
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Response from pestew | Reviewed this property |
There are municipal lots not far from the restaurant. You can ask for parking voucher from the host/hostess on your way out. Depending on how long you stay and how generous the host/hostess may be feeling, the voucher may... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 121 Main St., Newark, DE
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Newark
  • Phone Number: 302-444-4334
  • E-mail