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Description: Welcome to Taverna Wood Fire Kitchen! We are excited to present Southwest Florida’s newest hot spot! Family owned and operated, this Italian kitchen offers a variety of true Neapolitan wood fired dishes made fresh daily and a variety of pasta, made in house! Our extensive wine list will satisfy even the most discerning palettes. Our constantly rotating craft beer selection from local businesses and the most sought after crafts will have your taste buds hopping back for another round with your closest friends and family! Come on in to Taverna for your next dining experience and you’ll surely become a regular. See you soon!

Rating (according to Yelp): 4.5

Opened: July 2017

Best review (according to Yelp): “Been here 2 times now. First time we had the octopus (AMAZING). I have had octopus a decent amount of times, and this was just about the best I have ever had. The fruit compote was an amazing addition. Had the lobster risotto, and wife had the lobster ravioli. Both were excellent. I was not super fond of the sauce on the lobster ravioli, it had a bit of a strong onion flavor, and I HATE raw onions. This is a taste thing, not a dish problem. I loved my risotto, and gladly sucked the heads of my perfectly cooked shrimp. Had the cannoli for desert. Perfect.

“2nd visit was pizza. I had sausage, mushrooms, and ricotta. Wife had cheese. They were excellent and the crust was perfect. Crisp and chewy in the best way. Already thinking about my next meal. Go check this place out, you will not regret it. This is EXACTLY the type of restaurant we need to support here the the Cape. We have enough chain restaurants. Support local!” – Michael D, Cape Coral