Definition of taverna in English:



  • A small Greek restaurant or cafe.

    • ‘Step inside the restaurant and you'll be transported to a Greek taverna, as the wonderful aroma of Mediterranean cooking fills the air.’
    • ‘A string of restaurants ranging from fine dining through to a Greek taverna and a pizza terrace dot the seafront, with its classical views out to the island of Zakynthos.’
    • ‘Visitors can expect high standards of accommodation, friendly locals, a good choice of restaurants, bars, tavernas, nightclubs and shopping.’
    • ‘Now it is a narrow, bustling thoroughfare of Greek tavernas and kebab shops.’
    • ‘14th century Byzantine ramparts radiate from here, mostly overlooked by 20th century apartments, tavernas and cafes, yet it feels more like an overgrown village.’


Modern Greek, from Latin taberna (see tavern).