Sam Efron

Sam Efron

There are some restaurants and chefs in Jacksonville that just do everything right. The food is simply created and designed with love, the menu is reflective of Jacksonville, and the atmosphere and service sync together to create dining that leaves guests with a smile and a peace of mind that they have left with an experience and a memory. Chef and owner Sam Efron has developed Taverna San Marco under that description. Highly awarded in the culinary scene and with local publications, Taverna is a restaurant that tows the line between a neighborhood casual hang out with the ability to be a special occasion destination as well. Sam, with his wife Kiley who serves as the wine director, opened Taverna with the intent to provide a restaurant experience that could bring diners back every night of the week. Taverna’s menu paints a beautiful picture of familial Italian with its appetizers of olives and cheeses, to entrees of pizzas, pastas, and seafood complemented by local produce.

Taverna San Marco 

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