1986 San Marco Blvd.
AWARD: Golden Spoon
Old World flavors and artisanal traditions thrive at Taverna. Seasonal and local, the menu changes but sticks close to the coast of the Mediterranean. Brick oven fires up rustic pizzas, and pastry chefs produce cookies, ice cream sandwiches, pudding and other sweet pleasures. Next year, the gang adds a Japanese tavern, Izakaya, in San Marco.