Enza's Italian Restaurant
Enza's Italian Restaurant

Enza's Italian Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.enzas.net/
  • Phone: 9042684458
  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Enza's Italian Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (85)special occasion (72)fit for foodies (54)romantic (53)good for groups (51)notable wine list (30)vibrant bar scene (23)hot spot (19)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (8)great for outdoor dining (4)great for lunch (4)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Damn good.
    Acola
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We absolutely LOVE Enza's. We now have a 45 min drive to get there so we don't go as often as I would like, but will gladly take the drive when we can. The chicken noodle soup, as simple of a dish as it is, is absolutely devine. I often get cravings for it and always take an extra bowl home to have for lunch the next day. The gnocchi in vodka sauce is superb along with the staff. My birthday is coming up in October, and I think that will be the perfect excuse to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was fabulous as always. We love dining at Enza's and frequently bring out of town guests there. We know the food and service will be wonderful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not spectacular
    Ranobo
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    After reading prior reviews, we expected an above average Italian restaurant. First off, our booth was so tight, we could hardly move. The salads were limp and dressing subpar. The soup, pasta fazziole, was excellent. Although the entrees were well prepared and tasted good, they were too big which tends to be a trend in some Italian restaurants. This to me can be unappetizing. The wine selection was good. We had no dessert. We would give it another try but would not make a special trip. Try La Strada in Saint Augustine Beach for real good Italian food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How could I have missed this place?
    Bertster
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    What a find! Lived in Jacksonville for over 20 years, and just tried it for the first time. Great food, excellent service, and we'll definitely make it a regular place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian at it's finest.
    dinninggator
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I love the way you are made to feel you are family and to say the service is outstanding is an understatement. The fried calamari and fresh fried mozzarella balls are our favorite appetizers. Their fish is always fresh and they will prepare it with any type of sauce. Our favorites, when they are available, are the Chilean Sea Bass and the Haddock. The rack of lamb is always a good choice. They have a good variety of pasta dishes along with chicken, veal and other seafood entrees. Save room for their banana cream pie. This is one of our favorite places to eat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening!
    gigi
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Delicious food, personal service, and a good value.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointing
    eatoften
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food service was extremely slow, the food was bland and the place was entirely too noisy...or let's make that entirely too energetic!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great Restaurant
    spdracr5
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    A friend and I have been coming here for years. Enza's never fails to live up to our expectations! It's hard to find a place when friends have a gluten allergy, however, Enza's comes through every time. I would recommend this restaurant to everybody. Try their mussels for the appetizer, they're amazing!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Ten years we have been in Jacksonville, and up until our visit we could honestly say we had not found an Italian restaurant that reminded us of our hometown of NY. Food, ambience, service, everything you would find in a classic nyc Italian eatery. Thanks for a great meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful ambiance
    Marco
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    What a great experience. Entire staff was attentive, food was unbelievable, wine list was superb. Could not ask for better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Greata Fine
    visitfrombeaufort
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Went to Jax for a weekend and found a great restaurant. The food and service was outstanding
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • lrlnole
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Have eat there many times and have always enjoyed the food, the service and etc. Have on many occasions recommended same to numerous friends and assoc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Husbands Bar
    BarPerks
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Sitting at the bar allows quick service & you get to examine the intricate details of your surroundings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent!
    CullNAiry
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This is one of the finest Italian restaurants in Jacksonville. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just Great Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Food was excellent. Staff was really friendly. No downside.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    From the moment you walk in great service and three food is amazing
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We've visited Enza's several times over the last few years to entertain our out of town guests because the food was always good. This time around the food was slow to arrive and it was poor in quality. I believe this may have been a trend since it was Saturday night and there were many empty tables which had not been the case in the past. I will say the staff were quite attentive and the Enza's salad was as good as usual. Unfortunately, those 2 reasons won't be enough to bring us back for dinner.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Sicilian (Italian)
    MCarletta
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Being a Sicilian American from NY, I can't express the need for a place like Enza's in Jacksonville. It fills the gap of quality Italian good and authentic taste and style.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enza's was having an "off" night
    neighborhooddiner
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Impressed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    It was our first time there. I was able to make reservations an hour before, which makes them accommodating. The service was great and very attentive. The portions were big and tasted delicious. My only thing was the bill was pricey for the three of us. I know I can't take my family of five there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed!
    lookingforgoodfood
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Entrees was disappointing which was not what we read from reviews prior to visiting Enza's . Buca and Maggiano are much more consistent.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic meal again!!! Love!
    LuvthisplaceVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We continue to receive fantastic service and awesome Italian dishes! We love Enza's and highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best neighborhood restaurant
    WeluvEnzas
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappointed
    Steve
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Fabulous food, pleasant atmosphere, exceptional service, all at reasonable prices. My favorite place to dine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent, as always
    MGilleVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great neighborhood Italian Dining.
    WeluvUrml
    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!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mangia!
    JanetVIP
    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!"
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BEST OF THE BEST
    PICKY
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Italian Wonder
    RonSVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    As good as it gets outside of Italy. Wonderful menu. Great family run restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale Italian
    onetimer
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can you say SALT
    fausto
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasure Fulfilled
    spdgoat
    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.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome meal again
    LuvthisplaceVIP
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • enza's dining
    FLFOODVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Good food & great service with reasonable prices of food & wine. Gerard our waiter was excellent.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • love to travel
    LovetotravelVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasantly Surprised
    Squeak904
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Loved it! Was our 1st time and can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden treasure
    Buster
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not a quiet romantic spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Italian food in town!
    Irishmama
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    FancyVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.