Garlic, Balsamic Vinegar
Bacon, Braised Pork, Italian Sausage, Peas, San Marzano Tomatoes, Cream
Blue Crab Meat, Chickpeas, Chiles, Tzatziki
Cameron and the whole staff did a great job on their last open night until Valentine's Day.
Food was delicious, atmosphere was great and service was great.
We had great food, attentive service and mediocre wine in a casual atmosphere, with some rowdy folks at the bar. We ordered grape leaves, warm arugula salad with egg, meatballs and trout. The grape leaves were the best I've had in a while! The trout was also nice; the rice with it was fine; not as good as the trout. The wine (one had red; one had a white) was not the best. Maybe next time I'll ask the server's opinion!
Another amazing dinner at Taverna Rossa!! Chef Frank never disappoints!!
Our group of four dined at the bar, as the table we were offered was right next to the outside door...and it was 30 degrees outside. The bar was comfortable and well stocked. The food menu offered something for everyone. Two of us chose the rigatoni, one the trout, and I had the paella. Everything was excellent, including the service. We enjoyed our experience and will go back.
Taverna Rossa is a hidden gem. We enjoyed the diverse Mediterranean dishes (including Spanish patatas bravas, Italian spaghetti pomodoro), the great wine selection, and the desserts. Server Carlene was friendly and helpful. Definitely a place we will want to return to in future trips to Saugatuck.
Great variety of food to choose from and great quality and taste!
Service was amazing! Wine selection great also!
Excellent service and the wine and food were very good. The paella was outstanding.
Excellent service and the food was amazing.
First time back since early summer for my wife and I (age 68). It filled up by 7:00 on a Friday. They have tried to address the noise issues with some acoustic ceiling treatments, but it’s still noisy with a lot of hard surfaces. The decor lends itself more to a summer crowd than a cozy spot on a cold November night.
Our waitress was very good. Wine list has expanded, though not very good quality or value given all the good wine that comes from these countries.
I was looking forward to the scallop dish but it was dropped from the menu. The daily fish special was not available. My lamb shank was different but I wouldn’t order it again. My wife enjoyed the crab cakes.
We’re very glad to have a choice that is better than bar food. Please keep improving!
Very good first visit and we will certainly be back
The small plates are really good at this restaurant. The main entrees are fine. Nothing to rave about and a bit pricey for what you get.
My wife and I celebrated her birthday with dinner here and it was a delicious experience. Hummus, calamari, crab cakes, rigatoni bolognese, all excellent! Not our first visit and certainly not our last, highly recommend 💙
They did not have our reservation and insisted that I had probably booked for another day and time. I had received a confirmation via text so I am not sure what happened. They were able to seat us anyway. Foos was great! The artichokes and lamb were amazing!
We were greeted and served by one of the most personable bartenders. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening which included excellent drinks, appetizers and main dishes that were recommended by her.
Great newer restaurant. Location off the beaten path but findable. Couldnt get a reservation for sat pm so booked sunday pm. So make reservation plenty in advance. I would almost drive to Sagatuck from Chicago just to eat there again. That good!
Superb. 😋 Incredible and fortunate to have this restaurant in our neighborhood.
Booked a dinner reservation on opentable for 10/31 birthday /girls trip to Saugatuck. When we got to the restaurant it was CLOSED!! Not exceptable!!!
Ms. MIranda, We did attempt to contact to let you know that restaurant was closed on Sunday and has always been closed on Sunday. I only had the email on file to try and reach out to you. I am very sorry for the confusion and disappointment with this reservation.....and are willing to make on the inconvenience next time you are in Saugatuck for a girls weekend. Best regards, Taverna Team
Everyone enjoyed their meal and we had a great time.
StacyK, I was excited to hear not only you enjoyed your dinner.....but had fun. Food, Family, Friends and Fun.....that's what it's all about. Thank you, Chef Perkey
Great place and the food is excellent!
WadeK, Thank you Thank you We will continue to work hard to make sure every dish is top notch. You and your Guests deserve that! Glad you enjoyed your visit. Chef Perkey
This was our second time at this restaurant. It was great the first time and stellar the second time. We will definitely be back. Great service, food and awesome staff.
LisaNoss, Thank you for your comments and shout out to the team. We all enjoy working together and delighting our Guests. Hope to see you again, Chef Perkey
Amazing food and great service, definitely my new local favorite!
Kimberly, Thank you Thank you You are one of our favorites too! Glad you experience was 5 star! Chef Perkey
Cameron was amazing and attentive as a server. Great menu knowledge and very accommodating. The menu is fantastic and my exchange daughter from Spain said the Spanish items (we ordered all except the Paella) were 100% authentic and delicious. My exchange daughter from Germany said it was the best tiramisu she had ever had. These girls eat like birds normally and tonight they couldn't put their forks down. Totally worth the drive up from our South Haven farm! Thank you Taverna!
AmbCher, WOW....you made our day. I'm glad Cameron was able to interact with you and your family, we think the world of him. AND Yes, we will have the Paella this weekend. It is so flavorful and filling. It would be our privilege and pleasure to serve you again. Chef Perkey PS: Cameron is working this weekend as well. Feel free to request him again if you wish.
Food was below average and way too expensive. Wine was not good either. Very disappointing
Anonymous, I am surprised by your review and comments. We make everything in house and fresh daily. I am always available to chat if you would like to discuss your visit in more detail. We want all our Guests to leave more than satisficed. Give either Chef Biondo or I a call at 269-455-5725 if you would like. We would appreciate the opportunity to make it right. Chef Perkey
Friendly and helpful staff, nice wine list and good food. The gnocchi could use more gnocchi amidst the vegetables, but the rigatoni, filet mignon and chicken Marsala were all quite good. Our server, Cameron, was very helpful snd attentive.
Anna, Thank you for the valued feedback. I will share your insights with my culinary team. We believe in continuous improvement....and are here to make your dining experience the best possible. Lastly, I will pass along your shout out to Cameron. Hope to see you again. Chef Perkey
Service was beyond bad
The service was ok. Our pasta was over cooked. We enjoyed the evening. The Chef just need to be better.
All I could say it wow! We had 6 people and all of our food was amazing. Really spectacular. The place was packed and the service was fantastic. Drinks were awesome too. Very reasonable prices for what you get.
FredG, It was our pleasure to serve you and your Guests. Thank you for the kind remarks on the food. We are a made from scratch kitchen....more work yes....More flavor absolutely! Glad you enjoyed you visit. Chef Perkey
The bartender was very helpful guiding our wine selection. The server was on point and pleasant. The food was fresh and prepared perfectly, beautiful presentation.
Chris, Thank you for spending time with us at Taverna. I am happy to hear you enjoyed your evening and that our staff was attentive to you. My vision for Taverna was to have great tasting food served friendly in a comfortable environment. I will share your comments with the team. We hope to get another opportunity to serve you. Chef Perkey
This was our first trip to Saugatuck and we really didn’t have any idea where to eat. The Taverna Rossa was fantastic we had excellent service and the food was just delicious!!!! We will be back here again for sure!!! Excellent Mediterranean cuisine!
MichaelK, I'm glad you found us! But even happier you enjoyed your visit and experience. My team is committed to quality and service....and making sure we create a memorable experience. Come visit us again when in the area....we plan to be open all year! Chef Perkey
Food was very good and our waiter was mostly attentive, once we were moved to an outdoor table as we requested. But bread ordered and then entrees took forever to come out of the kitchen. There was no sparkling water or coffee available. Really? Hostess was outstanding.
Anonymous, Thanks for pointing out ways we could be better. We appreciate your honest feedback and will work to make improvements that will exceed your expectations. I want your visits to be 5 star....and will work to get them there. Thank you, Chef Perkey
We heard good things about Taverna Rossa and we were not disappointed. Our waiter was wonderful. He answered all of our questions and gave us great suggestions. Great experience.
Mary L, Great to hear we meet or exceeded your expectations; that is our goal each and every visit. And since you said "waiter", I'll make sure to share this review with both Cameron and Tyler, it had to be one of them. They come to work every day trying to make the dining experience memorable. Thanks again for your support. Chef Perkey
We had a great meal at Taverna Rossa tonight. This little find was a happy surprise! Although not fancy inside but clean and simple, the food and service were some of the best we’ve experienced!!! From the baba ganouj to the leek and potato soup to the mouth watering spaghetti and meatballs YUM!!! Malachi was patient as we asked about the different specialties. The desserts didn’t disappoint either! Thank you Malachi for a wonderful evening! Also try the Michigan Riesling. It was a nice dinner all around!
Thank You Thank You Malachi is wonderful. He knows how to make folks feel welcomed....and loves what he does. We appreciate your comments on the food. Chef Frank and team are very picky about what gets served each and every plate. Hope to see you again, Chef Perkey
Our server was great and took time
To chat with us and very nice. The food was very good and great atmosphere overall. Will look to come back.
ChadB, Thank you for taking time to leave a review. It pleases the team when they know they were able to meet or exceed expectations. Hope you come our way next visit to Saugatuck. Chef Perkey
Bravo to the kitchen and Cameron! We celebrated a birthday dinner and had an amazing evening! The appetizers and entrees were a huge hit with all our guests. So glad to have such a culinary delight in Saugatuck.
Pleasant atmosphere. Very good food and service. Exceeded our expectations.
Excellent wine choices! Disappointed that they were out of pasta. We absolutely loved the crispy artichoke shareable. The greek salad was good and the bacon salad was very good! The paella had a nice spice to it and was quite good. The gnocchi was good - except we were looking forward to pasta so it wasn’t our first choice. Everyone there is very friendly and it’s a quaint little restaurant!
This place is awesome! The food, the drinks and the service!
ReneeD, We enjoy having you, your family and team visit our restaurant. We know you and Chris are a world class restauranteurs yourself; so these comments mean a lot to us. Always Welcome. It's a privilege to serve you, Chef Perkey
We were lucky to get a reservation at the last minute. Food was amazing, I’ll remember that rigatoni for years.
We will be back whenever we are in town.
Frqntdiner, We were lucky to have you as a Guest! My team makes the rigatoni fresh every day as well as the sauce. It's more work, but worth the taste. We too hope you come visit again when you are back in town. Thanks for giving us an opportunity to serve you. Chef Perkey
This place was short staffed so service was very slow. I liked the beat salad but the hummas was terrible and we had to send it back. Also we split a serving of rigatoni with which was pretty good.
MarkJ, We are very strict and error on the side of extreme caution when our employees claim they are not feeling well. During the week of your visit, we had two folks out. Since most of our reservations are made in advance, we did our best to serve our Guests. Happy to say, we are at full force and everyone is very healthy. AS it relates to the food, I will personally chat with my kitchen team. They pride themselves in excellence and will review your comments and make needed corrections.
OpenTable ダイナー157名によるTaverna Rossaの評価は4.5☆です。