Taverna

4 recent ratings
$$ • Restaurant
Reported to have a gluten-free menu
Reported GF menu options: Bread/Buns, Pasta, Pizza
Safety Rating
4 ratings

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258 W 2nd St
Austin, TX 78701
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Symptomatic Celiac

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Went to Taverna before heading out of town after a weekend in Austin. I saw they had gluten-free focaccia on here so I needed to try it! It was good, however it’s best fresh out of the kitchen. We brought the leftovers with us on the plane. Although most items like this from a restaurant probably aren’t that good a few hours later. Lol. We would go back here so I could try some of their other gluten-free dishes, such as pasta. But I was very excited to have focaccia!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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I went here on New Year’s Eve and…wow! I can’t wait to go back. I felt so safe eating here. The menu is marked clearly and the server was clearly very familiar with GF and celiac. My date and I enjoyed risotto, pasta, pizza, and the panna cotta for dessert (yes, so many carbs). It was amazing! My date is not celiac and he really enjoyed the pizza, as did I. I’ve been looking for a celiac-friendly place to get a pizza out and was so delighted to have a lovely experience here.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Dedicated gluten-free space in the kitchen
  • Other dedicated kitchen equipment (oven, toaster, pots, pans, utensils, etc.)
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions
  • Staff will clean kitchen space or change gloves if asked

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for breakfast/brunch
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good for takeout
  • Good vegetarian options
  • Offers outdoor seating
Updated 1 month ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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So yummy! Staff was very knowledgeable about gf food and there are tons of options that are naturally gf as well as dishes you can alter to be gf. Had gf focaccia bread, and delicious gf pasta, as well as a blood orange margarita mocktail.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 7 months ago read full review

This establishment is NOT a dedicated gluten-free facility and may not be safe for those with celiac disease. Please contact the establishment directly to inquire about safety precautions.

Gluten-Free Features

  • Reported to have dedicated kitchen space
  • Bread/Buns
  • Gluten-Free Menu
  • Pasta
  • Pizza

Categories

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Dairy-Free Friendly
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Restaurant
  • Takeout
  • Vegan Friendly

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Gf hash for brunch!
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Celiac

They mark the menu for what cannot be made GF.

1 year ago

More Reviews


Overall Rating

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Delicious and safe! Staff is very knowledgeable and they are able to assure you about the kitchen protocols they have! Have gone several times and had never had a problem!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Separate gluten-free menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Updated 10 months ago read full review

Celiac

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Server double checked with manager to confirm gf and answer my questions. Food was good...lots of gf options.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Good

Updated 2 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Manager and server were very knowledgeable and reassuring. I had the black truffle oil risotto and it was delicious. This was our second time here after a great experience durning our visit last year.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Gluten Intolerant

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The pasta dishes are my go2 here! I love the Bolognese and I love their house salad!!

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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The server was very knowledgeable about their gluten free options and happy to accommodate. The pizza was very good although the crust was not a crunchy as I had hoped, the pasta was good but not anything better than we make at home. However, it was very expensive, they charged an extra $3 for the gf pasta as well as an extra $4 for gf pizza crust. Would definitely eat there again just not very often.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 4 years ago read full review

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Updated 5 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Had the mozzarella and tomatoes as an appetizer and vegetable risotto. All good!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Let me start out by saying Taverna is expensive. But, we knew that going in. I have a gluten allergy and I heard thru the grapevine that Taverna offered a lot of GF options and Italian is my favorite food so we wanted to give it a try. We split the house salad and had the GF focaccia bread to start. The salad was amazing. The bread was $9 with the GF up-charge which is ridiculous but it tasted pretty good! I was glad we tried it but we wouldn't get it again because of the price. I had a glass of Pinot and it was $10. It was really good. For the main dish I had the bolognese with gluten pasta--it was amazing! But again, $2 extra for GF noodles. It sucks having an allergy because everything is extra and it's not like I want to have this problem lol. Anyway it was a good sized portion and tasted amazing. My husband tried it and loved it. He had the carbonara with regular noodles and loved his too. The total with tip was almost $100....so yeah really pricey for what you get but really good GF Italian food for me. Best part, I didn't get sick at all after eating anything and service was on point!

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Ate here last night for the first time. The menu is extensive. The server steered me clear of the pizza since I have celiac but recommended several other options and double checked with the kitchen twice.

I always appreciate that kind of awareness. I had the risotto, which was wonderful!

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 6 years ago read full review

Celiac

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Amazing!!! We had pizza and Scampi pasta. So tasty. My husband had the best "mule" ever!!! Thank you Silvia for your fun service:)

Updated 6 years ago read full review

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Best dang spaghetti I've had in my life. And it's gluten free. Amazing.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

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Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 7 years ago read full review

Celiac

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They have a dedicated GF menu, but my server was clueless. I tried to have a conversation with him about what I would be safe to choose from the menu (I'm also allergic to dairy) and he pretty much ignored me. He brought out my salad and I found a crouton in it about halfway through. Even the main dish that I ordered came out different than it was described on the menu (Frito misto breaded in garbanzo flour -- just came out steamed (?) with vegetables). If you brave this place, ask for a manager.

Celiac friendly?

No

Updated 8 years ago read full review

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This place was perfect while we were in the area and didn't know where else to go. Their gf menu was very easy to navigate, and made my options very easy to chose from. (It's always nice when there is a totally separate menu) The risotto with shrimp and pesto was wonderful, and the portion was very generous. There was a bite of shrimp for ever bite of risotto, and that's not usually the case with most higher end restaurants. Our waiter was very easy going, and the atmosphere was very relaxing. And although I opted for a glass of vino, they had Omission beer on the menu. Thumbs up. Would definitely come back again at dinner and give their gf pasta dishes a try.

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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Celiac

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Amazing menu selection, staff extremely knowledgeable. Got a delicious pasta dish with mushrooms and chicken and a pizza with arugula, chicken and avocado.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 9 years ago read full review

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They have an extensive gluten free menu but they tried to charge me a different price than was on the gluten free menu & then they said it was because its a $2 up-charge from the menu - deceptive! And the service was horrible!

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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I went to Taverna pretty excited to be able to get a decent-size gluten-free italian menu and wasn't disappointed. I'm celiac but don't get sick, so I can't speak to cross contamination, but the waiter was knowledgeable enough to help me out with questions. He also waived the two dollar upcharge for the bread (which still isn't listed on the gluten free menu, so in some ways it was the right thing to do). The food tasted delicious, and I'd definitely go back next time I'm in Ausin. Food-wise, rich, tasty, and delicious. The gluten free foccacia seems to be a commonly found gluten free pizza crust that they've customized, but it's very good still and has their own touch to it.

Celiac friendly?

Yes

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Went here for lunch yesterday while visiting Austin. They had special bread which was delicious and I ordered a pizza which was also very good (although later that afternoon I didnt feel well so I wonder about contamination - I didnt mark down for this as I'm not 100% it was them but I thought I would note that for future diners). The problem lies in their menu. They have a dedicated GF lunch menu which they clearly need to have re printed. The manager came over to "point a few things out" on the menu before I ordered. Those things were even though the prices were clearly listed on the menu they charge an "upcharge" of $2 more than what the menu says for GF items such as pizza and pasta. I was also tomd that although they have 5 different pasta dishes listed each listing a different noodle, they dont really have those noodles… so your feticcini alfredo would actually be served on their 1 GF pasta option which is a penne. Reprint your menus so they are accurate! Why have a different menu if everything on it is wrong?? I still gave 4 stars because my meal was tasty, as was hubby's non GF pizza.

Updated 10 years ago read full review

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Taverna has an excellent gluten free menu! They have gluten free focaccia which is excellent, multiple pastas and pizza and entrees. The wait staff was very knowledgable as well! They have gluten free desserts listed!

Updated 11 years ago read full review

Symptomatic Celiac

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Updated 11 years ago read full review

Reviews of this Chain

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I’ve had fantastic, knowledgeable waiters here (s/o to Seth) and then some lackluster ones who bring out my order with bread or hand me gluten pasta. Eaten here many times, though, and only been glutened once. Just be diligent and ask questions. Wouldn’t recommend the pizza because of cross contamination but the gluten free pasta is amazing!

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Overall Rating

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Full gluten free menu. Every pasta dish on the main menu has a GF equivalent. Service is outstanding and the food is delicious.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Symptomatic Celiac

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Had such a lovely experience here. The service was very nice, the waiter was so reassuring of no cross contamination with my meal. I had the chicken and truffle pasta. It was so good. 😮‍💨

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Very

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Celiac

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Be careful. They claim to have gluten free pasta and pizza but when asked if they make pasta in separate water, at first waitress said she thought so, but she asked and was told they cook pasta in same water with gluten pasta! Not safe to get pasta here. Did get a nice dish of tasty risotto prepared in a separate pan which was good so didn’t leave hungry, but less options than what they touted if need to be strict like me.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— No gluten-free information on the menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Some

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Average

Overall Rating

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I love this place. Waitress was aware of gluten allergies and notified the kitchen. The pasta is fabulous and so is the pizza. Great GF Italian options.

Safety


How confident are you that this establishment takes safety precautions against cross-contact?

— Somewhat

Safety Feature Ratings
  • Staff is knowledgeable and can answer questions

Quality & Quantity


Is there a gluten-free menu?

— Gluten-free items are marked on the main menu

How much of the menu is available gluten-free?

— Most/All

How would you rate the taste and quality of the gluten-free food you tried?

— Excellent

Other


Other Characteristics
  • Good for dinner
  • Good for lunch
  • Good with other allergies
  • Offers outdoor seating

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