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Enza's Italian Restaurant
Enza's Italian Restaurant

Enza's Italian Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.enzas.net
  • Phone: (904) 268-4458
  • Hours of Operation: Hours of Operation Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm: Closed Mondays.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Michael Huff
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Let us cater your next party from 20 to 200, we can help make your next party or event a success.
  • Entertainment: Live music on our Baby Grand Piano at "My Husband's Bar." Tuesday through Sunday, Live Jazz events and wine tastings throughout the year.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Open Mother's Day May 12, 2013 at 2pm with Live Jazz

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hartley Rd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Enza's Italian Restaurant
"Classic Italian Food served in a relaxed, contemporary atmosphere."
Visit "My Husband"s Bar" a Full Service Bar featuring a large selection of Beer, Wine and Spirits. Born in Palermo, Sicily, Enza serves Italian Comfort food as well as variations on Italian Classics such as Lobster Ravioli, or Seafood Lasagna, combine that with Owner/Executive Chef Michael Huff's passion for food with such dishes as the Pennette Ryan or Homemade Bolognese sauce or Chicken Caprese as well as familiar favorites like Veal or Chicken Parmesan,we also serve fresh fish daily like Grouper, Chilean Sea Bass, Scottish Salmon and Dover Sole, always cooked to order, we also offer Gluten Free Pasta, and homemade desserts like Chef Mike's Banana Cream Pie, creme brulee and tiramisu, so come in, sit down and experience Enza's Italian Restaurant.
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Diner Reviews
  • "I have dined at Enza's several times and have always been very pleased with the food and dining experience. On my last visit, the mussels were so small, there was nothing to eat and several didn't even open. I sent them back. The specials consisted of several typical types of fish prepared anyway you want them, and a pork dish that they were out of. One of my guests ordered the grouper Parmesan which came served smothered under heavy marinara sauce and cheese. My shrimp dish, which was served with angel hair pasta, was good, but lacked flavor. Enza, you missed it on this night."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "We continue to receive fantastic service and awesome Italian dishes! We love Enza's and highly recommend!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "My family has been eating here since the restaurant opened up (and ate at the parent's restaurant before then). We can always count on the food being consistent and of very high quality. It's a place where we feel right at home and we are treated like family. The staff is always on the spot, refilling drinks, bringing more bread. Specials vary and we enjoy the appetizers as well. A great place for special occasions or just a place for dinner. Very reasonably priced. We are very lucky to have the best Italian restaurant also be a local gem."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Fabulous food, pleasant atmosphere, exceptional service, all at reasonable prices. My favorite place to dine."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Enza never disappoints! My only complaint is that it was a little noisy because they were so busy. It was a little hard to hear the others at out table. The six of us were all felt our meals were outstanding - typical here."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Just a friendly neighborhood place that has some of best Italian food you will fine. We normally have a veal dish which they have maybe twelve or more. They seen to always have special of fresh seafood also, which they will fix as an Italian dish or plain grilled. Fortunately they expanded their dining area so they can take large groups, which seems to be gaining popularity. Highly recommended by this diner. Full bar also!!!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We have been coming to Enza's for almost 7 years! The food is wonderful, the staff are like family, and the atmosphere is comfortable. Enza's is my go to recommendation to friends and business associates when someone is looking for a special dinning spot! As Bill's grandmother would say..."Mangia!""
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "THE FOOD WAS ONLY BEATEN IN QUALITY BY THE SERVICE - ABSILUTELY THE BEST OF BOTH - I HAVE NEVER EVER HAD A BAD MEAL OR BAD SERVICE THERE - ENZA, THE OWNER, AND HER HUSBAND MIKE, ALWAYS GO OUT OF THEIR WAY TO BE SURE YOU ARE HAPPY WITH THE FOOD AND THE SERVICE AND THEY DO THE COOKING - 100% OF EVERYTHING"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "As good as it gets outside of Italy. Wonderful menu. Great family run restaurant."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We were pleased with this restaurant in that had a large menu of traditional Italian-type dishes yet was in a very upscale atmosphere where you could feel at ease in a sport coat or shorts. White table cloths, uniformed wait staff, live piano (quiet) player made this location just right for our anniversary dinner. Cost for two, with appetizer and tip, without wine= $76"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We had a large party and they were very accommodating to our needs as we had some people not stay for dinner. We had a toast champagne for my daughter who graduated. We brought the bottles asked if it was ok and they said yes only to see that our bill had a $24 corkage fee. I would have been OK with this if they would have told me. I brought this to their attention and they took out of the bill. Other than that the food was good just way too much salt. It over powered all the meals. It wasn't just mine. Plus for the prices of the meals it wasn't really worth it. It is labeled as an elegant Italian restaurant but it really isn't. So I continue to look for a good Italian restaurant in Jacksonville. Its probably in my own kitchen."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "One of our party only eats steak or lasagna, and the lasagna met his expectations. The food was not over-priced, the live music was a perfect volume and had it not been for the table full of "Girls Night Out" types sitting next to us, the evening would have been perfect for the anniversary meal. The noise level was very high, but in all fairness, the place was packed. Out server apprised us of the delay possible in getting items from the kitchen and then proceeded to attend to our needs along with the rest of her tables. Overall, a great evening out and I will certainly be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great meals again! Love this place and got sat in piano bar area which is my fav!! Thanks Enza's!!"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Good food & great service with reasonable prices of food & wine. Gerard our waiter was excellent."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We have eaten here many, many times, and we have NEVER been disappointed in any way! The food is delicious, obviously homemade, the owners are on sight, your drinks are never empty, they do not rush you at all. Very welcoming. This is not a chain! Great place, and takes reservations. We use Open Table for reservations to as many places as we can."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Loved it! Was our 1st time and can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "told friends about Enza's they all said they knew about it, but weren't sharing because didn't want to spoil it, well, nor do I, but its too good to keep a secret any longer! outstanding food and staff, great place!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "It's a good place but know what you are getting into. It's not a quiet romantic Italian restaurant. In fact, the Friday night we were there it was crowded and felt a little more like fast food Italian. The quality and service suffered as a result."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Enza's is a delight! Stephanie provided great service, the entrees were scrumptious, the sauces divine, the pasta so tender, even desert was decadent. Home-cooked taste from owners who truly care. Don't let strip mall location put you off: Enza's has style, live piano music and delightful cuisine. Chocolate cake was a winner!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Enza's is our favorite Italian restaurant. Everything about it is first class. The entire staff is welcoming and genuinely glad you are there. The menu has many choices and everything is fresh. The food is simply delicious and there is enough to take home and enjoy again. The wine list has something nice for everyone along with a full bar. It is always a perfect evening."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This was our 5th or 6th visit to Enza's since we found it about a year age. It NEVER fails to delight us!!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The quality of food was outstanding and the staff went out of their way to make sure we received everything we wanted. From the friendly greeting at the door when we arrived to a great meal we thoroughly enjoyed our evening"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Superb Food. Very good waitress but she failed to mention any specials that we later heard another waitress telling a couple in next booth. Annoyed because I love Gazpacho that was a special unknown to me when we ordered. Very flavorful & best Italian food in the area"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Booked this for our 43rd Anniversary and even though this was our first time dining with them we were welcomed in a warm and friendly manner, really made us feel welcomed. The waitress was very responsive and met our needs perfectly. The food was outstanding, probably the best and richest tasting sauce I have ever had. The house wine was very good and I can recommend the Enza Salad. We will be going back many times in the future!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "We ate at Enza's for my wife's birthday. We never miss a chance to eat here, the food and service is always outstanding and this was no exception! We love Enza's"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "They try hard. No matter my issues below, you get the general sense that they are really working hard to make something nice. The door host when you walk in makes the whole place! great touch! They are missing some basics like grated parmigiana, antipasto plate, Italian music and the like. You really have to ask for extra extra spicy if you want it spicy at all. My wife likes just a little and they couldn't even do enough for her. The food is by and large pretty good. At the end of the day it's okay food, at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We were extremely satisfied with the delicious food. The wait-service was one of the best I have experienced in Jacksonville. We certainly plan to visit the restaurant again. The entire staff is very friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Enza's is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant with great food, specials and nice wines. Service is excellent. We go there often! The entertainment is very good and one can tell they have a lot of regulars who love the place."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "For a party of two on a Friday evening with reservations . It took 80 min from the time we sat down to be served our main course. Total dinner time without having dessert was 2 hours. Food was above average."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We went to Enza's, my wife and I, to celebrate my birthday. I was a perfect dining experience. The food was wonderful, the best Scampi I have ever had. Our server was Amanda, and she was the best, she made us feel welcome and even sang happy birthday to me. She is our first choice for a server when we go back, and yes we will go back often."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "This is a great local restaurant. The owners/chefs on site every night. Long time patrons and employees make this a wonderful place to be. Monique was our server this time and she was excellent."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "I made reservations at Enza's Italian Restaurant for Father's Day. The food and atmosphere was fantastic as usual (have been 5 times now). The service was not great. We had to wait 30 minutes for our salads, 45 minutes for our meal and another 25 minutes for our desserts! The meal took 2 hours from start to finish! I was told by our waitress that they were short-staffed in the kitchen. Seems to me that a holiday such as Father's Day would have required more staff to handle the flow and meal orders. I was disappointed this time. I will go back however, the food is great!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food and the service was outstanding. Will be back...loved it and will recommend it to everyone"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "This is my 4th trip to the restaurant and the food has been consistently of high quality. You will find no better veal in the city. There are 2 different dining rooms. One is in bar area and has nightly music, the other a glass walled off traditional dining room. Being music lovers, we always opt for the bar area. While noisier you can still have a conversation and enjoy the music. Prices are somewhat higher than your usual mom and pop Italian restaurant, but so is the décor and food. This has become our go to dining establishment."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Enza's Restaurant is a true Comfort! Our young waiter was a superior server with a comforting gift for conversation. That "set up" our first experience at Enza's. His knowledge of the foods we were interested in surprised us. Our endearment to this eatery continued to flow all the time we were there. We have decided to bring our family and friends who visit us in Florida to Enza's tables to share excellent Italian dishes and perfect wines!"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "been eating at enzas for a very long time- keep coming back-- friend,guests and family love it the service is top notch as the food"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "I live about 20 minutes away and the food and service keep us coming back!! Everything is so amazing!! If you haven't tried the Alfredo sauce, it's a must!! You will literally feel like you are in heaven when it hits your taste buds!! The service is impeccable-they follow all the traditional old school steps of service, and the owner, chef or maître de always stop by to check on you!! This place is a Jacksonville gem and I can't wait to go back next time!!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Seafood combo for $26.95 was a little pricey but very good. Special of the night a Lamb Osobucco was also very good but probably would have been better served over Risotto or Polenta rater than the small serving of pasta. The Seafood Lasagna was overpowered by the taste and smell of Imitation crab. To be honest the use of Imitation crab in this dish was obviously stated on the menu and my 16 year old still ate every bite, I would have returned it for something else. Spaghetti Carbonara was delicious but lacked a full bowl of Pasta ? When I pay $ 15.95 for a Pasta dish I expect the get more pasta than I can eat. Meatball App was delicious, Pasta Fagioli was good and the Service was excellent. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Another "go to" place we enjoy! The seafood combo is outstanding! Ask for Anna - a wonderful and attentive server. Justin at the bar knows his wines!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "My wife and I were dining at Enzas on our anniversary and we happen to stumble up on the place through searching google. I must say that we have dined at many Italian resteraunts and this is better by a long shot. We don't always like big chains so we gave this place a shot. We even had a live pianist singing some great songs lightly in the background. We will be back for sure when we are back in town. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014