• Top Places
  • All
0 Ratings
+ Share On... Facebook Twitter

Taverna Blu

Map & Directions 81 Fortune Drive, Ste. 155
Irvine, CA 92618
  • Sun 11:30am-3pm, Sun 4:30pm-8:30pm, Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm, Mon-Wed 4:30pm-9pm, Thu-Sat 4:30pm-9:30pm


OC Weekly's Description

If there’s any dish you must order at Greek restaurants such as this one, it’s saganaki. Despite being served in a Teflon pan whose surface has been scratched up by the scrapes of too many metal spoons, the square of fried cheese still comes with the requisite theatrics of a tableside flambé and shouts of “Opa!” by the servers doing the igniting. The restaurant offers two kinds: Both have the outer surface of the firm cheese seared to a savory brown crust, but opt for the honey glazed saganaki over the original. This way, you’ll have something to mop with the extra pita bread when the last morsel of cheese is history. It’s best to spend most of your money and appetite on Taverna Blu’s other small plates. There’s a bowl of Greek meatballs, four orbs that yield two mouthfuls each, smothered in a bold, chunky tomato sauce tart enough to pierce through the densely packed fists of ground beef. For the Green Eggs and Gyros, a perfectly cooked, sunny-side-up egg wearing a halo of pesto sauce drapes the shaved petals of the spit-roasted gyro meat, the whole thing riding a single crostini that you’re supposed to cut up yourself if you intend to share it. The kitchen won’t disturb the perfect state of the yolk by doing it for you, but it does slice up the short-rib crostini into quarters, which is the perfect size in which to eat them since the meat gets a little salty in larger amounts.

Member Reviews

No Reviews yet, leave the first one below!

Your Review:

Your Rating:


Tips from foursquare

  • Smily F. on 07/14/13

    Ask for Michelle, she's cool :D

  • Popeye V. on 11/14/13

    Great food! Fresh, healthy and tasty Greek!

  • Amber K. on 07/28/13

    It was extremely cold inside, waitress spilled a cup of water on us. Food was only okay. Try the spicy feta! My favorite of the night.

  • Julie J. on 06/17/13

    Service was excellent!! The Athenian Greek salad was quite delicious.

  • Brian H. on 02/24/13

    Way better then I expected!!

Check out Taverna Blu on Foursquare

More Restaurants in Orange County

  • Old Vine Cafe
    Costa Mesa

    This tiny eatery impresses with an affordable small-plates menu, breakfast-through-dinner hours and a wine list that belies its... More on Old Vine Cafe >>

  • Sol Del Sur Bistro
    San Juan Capistrano

    A gem of a find tucked into a remote plaza north of Ortega Highway, Sol del Sur Bistro offers a Europe-heavy culinary trip around the... More on Sol Del Sur Bistro >>

  • Com Tam Tran Quy Cap
    Fountain Valley

    The destination for hungry Vietnamese folks in search of com tam, a dish of steamed "broken" rice with various toppings. If you go,... More on Com Tam Tran Quy Cap >>

  • Marche Moderne
    Costa Mesa

    Even if it weren't in the toniest part of South Coast Plaza (above Tiffany's), Marche Moderne would still be one of the best French... More on Marche Moderne >>

  • Bangkok Taste
    Santa Ana

    Located in a Big Lots parking lot, all you can hear are the clangs of a wok and the smells of good home cooking coming from this respected Thai restaurant.

  • Thai Nakorn

    This venerable institution has a loyal following willing to follow it to Stanton, or wherever the cooks may end up, so long as they can feast... More on Thai Nakorn >>

See More Restaurants in Orange County

Reviews and News


More Greek Restaurants

Today's Daily Deal

$50 worth of food and drink at Cucina Alessa View more Voice Daily Deals

Events Nearby

Restaurants Nearby