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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Biscottis is a time tested establishment in the Avondale neighborhood. The unique menu items are delicious and the atmosphere is comfortable yet classy."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We had a girls dinner on a Saturday night. With our Open Table reservation, our table was waiting for us so we had no wait. The grouper fingers were insanely good. We all ordered more than we could eat as the portions are healthy. We also had a great bottle of wine. Would definitely recommend for another special occasion."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Made a reservation for Sunday brunch. It was our first time here. We were 30 minutes early but they still sat us right away. The service was great. The waiter recommended the blueberry waffle with potatoes and bacon and on their regular menu the meatloaf. Overall experience was good. I would go back again."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "The food is good, but the desserts make this one of the best restaurants in Jacksonville. Saturday brunch is a great time to be at Biscotti's The service is always good and this was no exception, The serve was knowledgeable, friendly and despite being very busy, she was attentive to our every need. If you try the brunch, I can recommend the braised beef hash with eggs."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "I will have to make the trip across town to Biscottis more often."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "Enjoyed a quiet early Sunday brunch at this restaurant (10 AM). During our meal the restaurant began to fill. Food and service were excellent. Menu is creative with some wrinkles on traditional items."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "We love the uniqueness of Biscottis. My personal favorite is the salmon BLT with pesto pasta salad. Waitstaff has always been friendly and efficient. And who can forget the desserts! Huge pieces of cake to share."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Enjoyed brunch with a friend! Food was great our waitress was the BEST...she even made a rose with the Strawberry on my Sangria...very talented!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Heard of Biscottis in 2013, shortly after moving here from MI. The owners were on the local tv news due to a small fire at their place, but promised to reopen quickly and be better than ever. It took us a few months and a visit from an old neighbor before we selected Biscottis for a Sunday breakfast. I so wish we'd come sooner, but now that we know it is every bit as great as others have reviewed, it will become a regular montly breakfast or lunch place for us!!! The bakery display is out of this world and I can't review that yet. I have plans to enjoy a slice of cake and a lunch on my upcoming 60th birthday. It's in the heart of a beautiful neighborhood and I so wish we had a Biscottis in my neighborhood!!Great staff as well!!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Our server, Michael or Mike, was an absolute delight. Every recommendation was exactly as promised and delicious. Carrot-ginger-curry soup, Turkey Salad, Meatloaf open-face sandwich and extra hot double cappuccinos. His coworkers, hostess, management or perhaps the owner, literally drove us out of the restaurant with their attitude issues. We had a prime table at the window in a quiet corner and loved the view. Unfortunately, a party bigger than one room could contain needed every available space, including ours. Mike kept his composure and sweetness toward us, they made it abundantly clear for us to leave. Ironically, that party canceled and all had to be rearranged yet again. That bad flavor stopped all desire for Biscotti's desserts."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "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