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  • Address:
    3556 Saint Johns Ave
    Jacksonville, FL 32205
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

Biscottis Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://biscottis.net
  • Phone: (904) 387-2060
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch Daily: 10:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Comfort Food, Dessert
  • Executive Chef: Steve Gaynor
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Talbot Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Biscottis
In 1993 Karin Tucker and Barbara Bredehoeft opened Biscottis as a cozy 37 seat coffee house. It quickly became a landmark success and now seats 100 in a beautiful turn of the century brick and wood interior building. Offering casual comfort, innovative cuisine (try the fabulous Sunday brunch), and with a personality all its own, the Avondale eatery has expanded to accommodate its citywide clientele. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I went there for desserts. Our reservation was ignored and several people who came in after us was seated. When we were finally seated they placed us all the way in the back corner by the door leading outside that several waiters/waitresses would enter and exit out of, while there were plenty of tables still open in the restaurant. This led to anything loose and light on the table being blown off. Our server seemed attentive at first but once the words "We are here for desert only." left our mouth we never really saw him again. This was a big disappointment overall for my husband and I as this place has such great reviews. The desserts definitely lived up to reviews but the service did not (in our opinion)."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Awesome is the only way to describe. Specials are great. Service is great. Food is excellent and the desserts are so sinful. I will be back........ A lot."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We had a large group for a birthday lunch on a Sat. and the service was excellent and all the food was yummy!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Biscotti's always, always has the best Thai Chicken Salad. My guest loved the Salmon Salad. The bread is so sweet and fresh. Truly a timeless lunch spot!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We always look forward to dinner at Biscottis. On this evening we checked the online post of the dinner specials and were thrilled to see Wahoo listed. Unfortunately ion arrival they had changed it. We selected two other entrees, neither of which was quite up to the usual standard. Nothing wrong, just not what we were looking forward to. In future I will call ahead to verify what I see online."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "After living in the neighborhood for 8 years, I am a semi-regular at Biscottis. This most recent visit was for brunch. My go-to dish is the vegetarian omelet. Packed with delicious vegetables, it feels no less delicious when I ask them to prepare it with egg whites only. This also allows me to order the cheesy grits as a side and not feel at all heavy (or guilty). My dining companion ordered the corned beef hash, which was a hit on this occasion, and others. Beyond the brunch offerings, you will not be disappointed with their lunch or dessert options. The only think that mars the food at this neighborhood gem is the rather disappointing bread that accompanies their salads and soup"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We hadn't been back to Biscottis since 2008 as we moved from the Jacksonville area to Texas. The décor is slightly different; albeit, extremely comfortable. Reminds me of restaurants in California and Toronto. Food is excellent as are the staff. I shouldn't have written this review as it may be hard to reserve a table with Open Table in the future!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We each enjoyed something different - crunchy fish tacos, salmon blt, new south quesadilla - and no one left a crumb. Got desserts to go - fork-licking good. One of Jacksonville's best for dessert. Service was prompt, polite, helpful and attentive. It was bordering on noisy (every table was full), but we didn't have trouble hearing people at our table and we didn't overhear others' conversations..a lively environment. We'll return as often as we can. Worth the drive from the beaches!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "superior restaurant -Food and Service- convenient to walk from neighborhoods nearby and you can almost always get a reservation. My 94 year old Mother loves the Apple Tart with ice cream and Coffee Mocha with lots of whipped cream. She grew up in the house with the very large Oak Tree on Shadowlawn---- she has been part of this venue a very long time. Sunday after church it's where she wants to go for Brunch."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "I have eaten at Biscotti's twice. The first time was to treat a friend to a birthday lunch. I had the special that day - braised short ribs - and they were the best I've ever eaten...fall off the bone tender, delicious flavor. They were served with really good mashed potatoes and perfectly cooked Green beans. My second visit was a Sunday.brunch. I enjoyed the made from scratch corned beef hash along with scrambled eggs. Again, the hash was delicious. My only complaint is that the toast was cold. Otherwise, the coffee was very good, the service excellent. There were five of us and all said their meals delicious. We were all very pleased."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "My only complaint is that one of the overhead ducts was dripping water on my table, albeit at a slow pace, but still annoying."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We ate lunch at Biscotti's to celebrate a special occasion. The food was absolutely delicious! We were seated across from the counter, which was a bit of a disappointment and the restaurant was a bit noisy."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Great little find in the heart of Jacksonville. Hip location. Perfect for friends and families."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed Biscotti's more than any restaurant in a long time. From our waiter, Stephen's, attention to detail, to the time he took explaining the menu, our entire visit was MORE than memorable. My wife enjoyed the tomato and mozzarella pizza, and I indulged in the tasty wahoo with orange glaze, swiss chard, okra, and andouille bread pudding. For dessert we shared the decadent cappuccino chocolate cake. Though mainly renowned for their desserts, Biscotti's overall package is what impresses. Oh, and the walk through the quaint Avondale district, as well as the drive down the mansion-lined streets was the "cherry on top" of the evening. We will tell our friends and return each time we are in Jacksonville. What a treasure!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Atmosphere is great. Smaller build-out which is makes it more personal. Cool art on the wall by local artists. Cool menu with a good wine list. Definitely go here for the desserts. Tucked in the beautiful Avondale neighborhood."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Ate there twice on a recent trip. lunch scene during the week. Noisy and crowded on Sunday. Service was good and food was very good. Because of the brick walls and wood, sound is amplified. I guess if I had wanted something quiet, I would have gone to Cozy Tea. "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We were recently at Biscotti for lunch. I had the salmon salad with lentils. Delicious, healthy and all fresh ingredients. Would definitely go back"
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We love Biscottis! Nice servers,good food,convenient location near our children's home. We enjoy coming and we eat with you often."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Everything is always great! We come here often! Service was great as usual. My only request is that a changing table be put into at least one of the bathrooms. I don't always bring my ten month old daughter, but I do bring her enough to find it inconvenient not to have one when necessaey. I find it odd that there isn't one considering it is a family/neighborhood restaurant and I always see atleast a few children there regularly. Other than that I have loved biscottis for going on 22 years! Been coming since I was about 6. 😃"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "I have NEVER been disappointed! When a friend suggests Biscotti's for lunch, it's a yes from me. My absolute favorite is the warm salmon, lentil salad. The staff is always very pleasureable and attentive. What more can I say. Yum!!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Overall a very good place to eat. The deserts are out of this world crazy good! The only down fall on this visit was that the staff failed to deliver a gift card to our table, which had been prepaid and prearranged by our son. They later apologized and provided him a refund."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "The menu is extensive and there is something for everyone. They even have a Gluten Free menu. Great sandwiches, soup and salad. Brunch is excellent as well. Their desserts are so yummy and you should leave room for the bread pudding. It's a busy place, so you may want to make reservations. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "I absolutely LOVE this place. Nice vibe and great food. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We recently had lunch at Biscottis after my daughters graduation from JU. All three legs of dining were outstanding. The manager on duty that day made sure we had the best table for a small party, our waitress went out of her way to be helpful, the decor was fun and the food was OUTSTANDING. A must when in Jacksonville area. Also the best Sangria ever!!!!! THANK YOU BISCOTTIS for a delightful experience and lunch. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had a wonderful time!! We had a really nice server named Charlotte. She handled our large party and busy babies! 😊 The food was ON POINT!!! From the bruschetta, sweet potato soup (mmmmm), sweet potato fries, pizza, all the way to the key lime mango, pistachio pie!! And I can't forget the tropical tea and chicken satay. The place is loud but it was perfect b/c we had kids with us. We liked the casual science. We will definitely be going back!!"
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "My husband and I joined friends for a late birthday dinner for me. It was so much fun and our meals were excellent. Best of all, the desserts were brilliant. I had Biscotti's white chocolate raspberry cake for my birthday! Yum!"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Perfect for a last minute date night, Biscottis sat us quickly and our waiter had great recommendations from the menu. The ingredients even in a simple salad, really satisfy. Though we were too stuffed for dessert, we sat with some tea and planned our next trip there where we will be sure to try the mouth watering cakes that draw you in as soon as you walk in the door. We weren't rushed, nor were we overwhelmed by the wait staff. Prices were more than fair, too! It was a great evening, and we can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We arrived just before our reservation time and were taken immediately which surprised us as it was Easter Sunday. Our table was ready when we arrived and even the request I made to have the Brunch menu although it ended before our reservation was at our table. The server was friendly, joyous and took excellent care of our group. The food was great as always and the desserts never disappoint."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Food was very tasty and cakes so good we took home four pieces for later. Toasted coconut cake light and fluffy but can't beat signature chocolate with dark chocolate ganache "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "You can never go wrong with Biscotti's. Everything I have ever ordered has been excellent."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Very enjoyable lunch and server was graciously helpful with food recommendations. Also gave me best directions back to I-95 N. and back home. Great menu with much variety."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Very nice brunch with great food !! All the food was very well prepared using the freshest ingredients. "
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "One of our favorite spots! Food is delicious!! Good idea to have reservations. We we seated immediately with them while many others were waiting."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My wife and I had a wonderful meal for our 15th Anniversary. my wife had a special mozzarella topped fillet that was melt in your mouth tender, and I had my first Pompano fillet (I'm usually a mahi mahi or salmon kind of guy), but the pompano was out of this world. The sides were well presented, and very good. We of course couldn't even think of leaving without a trip to the dessert case. We both had a slice of confection heaven, my wife had the vanilla bean cake, and I had the mango cheesecake. Both were crazy good. Biscottis is always a great meal."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "As usual the food was creative and delicious. We have been coming to this restaurant for at least 15 years and have always had a good meal and good service. These folks know how to run a restaurant."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "It's been a while since my son and I have connected... I wanted to spend some special quality time with him, and there literally is no better spot in the Avondale community that relaxing, provides great food options and quality service... Opps almost forgot the desert menu. I love Biscotti's and always bring special people to this dinning experience."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Beautiful place I always feel like a millionaire when I set foot into this restaurant. The food is always delicious and rich. The service is wonderful, every single person is nice and attentive. Never not once got an attitude about from servers for having excessive requests."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food was amazing from the bakery all the way down to the drinks everything was fantastic my only small observation was our waiter was not the most friendliest also he forgot to bring back my husband's food that we wanted to go my husband only ate half of his breakfast sandwich and the waiter said that he would box it up for us and he never brought it back."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Biscottis has always been a favorite of my husband & mine; the food is always excellent. I was a bit disappointed my favorite menu item had disappeared, one of their specialty pizzas. I think it was called the Rustica? Regardless, the food was piping hot, delicious, and the server was very attentive. Noise level as always was a bit high, but we could still have a conversation. It was busy at 12:15, as expected. There were a steady stream of customers flowing in and out. Glad to see it's still a local favorite!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Biscotti's is a favorite. Service was great as always -thanks Danny!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014