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Poppy's Italiano

Poppy's Italiano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.poppysitaliano.net
  • Phone: (904) 273-7272
  • Hours of Operation:


    Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm


    Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

    Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

    Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Loros Yousefzadeh
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: If you would like to serve up an authentic, Italian dinner somewhere else rather than in our wonderful restaurant, we are here to help make your event a success.Poppys catering will give you selected highlights from our menu for as many people as you may need. Whether you are hosting an intimate dinner at home for 10, or a corporate event for 200, Poppys catering department will work with you on every detail to make you the star of the evening.
    Once the food arrives, we will leave it up to you to serve your own guests in your own way! We can make you look like a great Italian cook!
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Yousefzadeh (904) 273-7272
  • Entertainment: Live accordion player Friday & Saturday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: ATP Tour Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Poppy's Italiano
At Poppy's, you're here to eat with us, drink with us, relax with us, and enjoy authentic Italian Cuisine that will leave your belly full and your heart wanting to come back for more. You'll enjoy our generous portions of classic Italian comfort food in a relaxed atmosphere. Come in, sit down and enjoy your evening with friends and family.
If you're here to explore the limits of your senses with amazing food at affordable prices, you have found the right place. From appetizer to dessert, we promise your dining experience will be all it should be.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "And lots of it....well-prepared and served with a smile...."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Good neighborhood restaurant with solid service level and consistently good food."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "We had the chicken parmigian and penne alla vodka. They were both very good"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Great tasting Italian cuisine with huge food portions. At first sight Garlic Bread appears oily but don't be deceived, it is the best I have ever had. If you still can't get passed the oil, they serve the bread plain which is also very good. I have been there 3 times so far with food quality and service always at 5 Star level. Our servers have all been pleasant, attentative and professional. I hope they decide to expand with a second restaurant in my neighborhood of Julington Creek. This restaurant is a sure bet!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "We had the pleasure of dining at Poppy's while visiting the beach. The location is unassuming.... Don't let that fool you. Everything from start to finish was exceptional. Food is authentic, served promptly and blazing hot. Service was attentive and above par. So glad we found this great spot! We need a Poppy's in Atlanta, please!!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "It was our first time at this restaurant and read about it on Trip Advisor. We had 6 in or party and I think they all enjoyed it. I thought it was little pricey for Italian food but most thought it was worth it. We had good service and they were pretty busy when we were there st 6:30."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "The food was great and the wait staff wonderful. I needed a Friday night casual dinner and it fit the bill"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Nice ambience and Italian food. Will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I moved to Florida from New York 15 years ago, and I've been searching for an Italian restaurant that could match the authentic food, atmosphere and service I was use to at my favorite New York restaurants. I just found that at Poppy's Italiano. A great find. Can't recommend it more."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Very much improved over 4 years ago. We came back because of recommendation by friends. We gave you another try and it was great!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Poppy's has become one of our favorite restaurants. The food is delicious. The staff is great and the atmoshpere is delightful. We love to go on Fridays or Saturdays when they have an accoridan player playing old Italian songs. It's very busy onh the weekends. Make reservations--even during the week--to make sure you get in."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Most of us had not been there before. We were warmly welcomed by all your staff and our server (I'm so sorry, I can't remember her name) was terrific. She was very efficient but friendly. She was also very patient with us. Since your menu selections were varied and numerous, we were slow deciding. This and the fact that there was ten of us, made her patience especially appreciated. One thing that stood out for me was the strong evidence that the ingredients were FRESH, setting Poppy's apart from other Italian restaurants. This group meets for lunch monthly & tries different restaurants in Jax/Jax Bch areas. I'm sure we will be returning for another pleasant experience. Thank you."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Have not had a disappointing evening...all 4 proved to be as good as the ones before. Tried the veal, eggplant special...wonderful..I am fussy about eggplant parmesan, Poppy's passed the test. Tender veal, moist, but not soggy eggplant, just the right amount of cheese...Wedding soup received a "very good" from my granddaughter who remembers the from scratch made by her Nana...Five of us give Poppy's an A+. Oh, mustn't forget the awesome garlic ciabatta and a thank you to our server Dolores, for recommending the right wine after I told her my taste preference"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Wonderful dinner. Food was absolutely fabulous. We will not return to SawGrass with returning to Poppy's Italiano. Also, very reasonably priced. You don't want to miss it! Enjoy!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Excellent place for good food, good service and comfortable settings"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Salad was very fresh. I love fresh salad and not preproceesed type that most places serve from a bag. Bread was great and waitress was very nice. My only problem was my spaghetti with oil and garlic had way to much oil. I actually filled up entire dish with all the oil I strained out. If the manager can use this feed back and correct amount of olive oil or perhaps put a little in and customer can get more, then it would be near perfect. my wife had a different meal and enjoyed it very much. We actually went back the next day."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Arrived on time and was told they gave our table away to a walk-in, had to wait 20 minutes. My fish was way over cooked. It was the most expensive item on the menu. My wife.....strangest saltimbocca she has ever had, but tasty."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "This was our second dining experience at Poppy's - and both were disappointing. At the one referred to in your email, we ordered pasta fagioli soup which turned out to be decent navy bean soup - but no pasta. We also ordered veal piccata and shrimp scampi. The veal was tender and plentiful, but the lemon sauce was much too heavy - more like a gravy. The shrimp (Mayport) were excellent, but the pasta had too little garlic, which is an essential ingredient for scampi, and the sauce was too gravy like."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • " Friends were extremely disappointed food; risotto looked & tasted like cottage cheese. Chick Marsala -oily & Alfredo - floury. Parm was overly deep fried. The pasta w/olive oil was floating in garlic & oil. The basic Italian food is ok. Majority of food is tasteless. Raw not roasted garlic is used in a lot of dishes. Garlic bread - too much red pepper & RAW garlic. 3 different occasions we have taken new neighbors to Poppy's & the people didn't like the food & wouldn't eat here again. Previously, every wk 2 other couples & us would eat here. The other 2 couples don't here b/c of the bland food. He has lost 2 regular customers & 3 potential customers b/c of the above. Pls this review & make the necessary corrections."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Casual place with well prepared food Be warned Portions are large and garlic is strong"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Coming from New York to Jacksonville is quite an adjustment. After living here for 10 years I have finally found an Italian restaurant that reminds me of the GREAT food back home. You will not be disappointed trust me."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Moving to Jacksonville from the north I have eaten in many good Italian restaurants and Poppy's fits into this category."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "We have had great experiences at Poppys which is why we went back. Saturday was very slow. We waited about 45 minutes for our food and my fish was overcooked. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The former Santioni's space finally has a better than worthy replacement. Traditional menu which is fine with us. We are happy with every meal here. The garlic bread is outstanding and comes hot out of the oven! They have made the space very peasant."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We had a good meal occasion here. Waited 15 minutes past our reservation time but fine with that as it is not a huge place. Lots of locals it seems frequent. No bar. Atmosphere and decor are decidedly strip center, older crowd, family style digs. I love garlic but the bread soaked in butter and garlic actually made me ill after the meal. Next time will order the plain bread which they offer. Pasta dishes, salads and our server were all above board and the menu had a nice variety as well. You do need dressers here. Would return if in area."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We eat at Poppy's each time we visit the Ponte Vedra Beach area. The food is great and plentiful, and the prices are reasonable. We recommend this restaurant highly!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Food was better than the first time we came. First time wasn't bad but this time it just tasted better. Need all pastas homemade including tortellini"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We ate here with our two teenage sons The quality of the food matched the quantity and our server was fabulous If we are back in ponte Vedra we will make a point to dine here again!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "4 of us had dinner at Poppy's on Saturday. We were early for our reservation but were seated immediately. Each of us had a different dinner and all were delicious, served piping hot, and let's just say that no one would leave there hungry!!! We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Some of the best Italian, we've ever had. Don't let the strip mall presence put you off. Inside is a family decor with some of the finest Italian food imaginable at 1/2 the price of one of the Italian restaurants with more impressive decor and location."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "Excellent Italian food with awesome service. One of our favorites."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "This restaurant has wonderful food and service but they try to fit so many tables that you almost eat together with the table next to you. We have been there for lunch and dinner and the food has always been great. "
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Lasagne was the best. All 5 of us enjoyed an excellent meal."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The garlic bread and oil wasw fabulous, my wife wanted to take some home with us. The setting was quiet and casual, and the food was exceptional."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "My wife & I enjoyed it. I had the shrimp & scallops with fetticuinne sauce with a hint of marinara. It was great! Service was good and the reservation through Open Table could not have been easier. All the staff was very pleasant."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Our meals were ok. My angel hair pasta very light on the sauce, and maybe a little overdone. Other three meals were good. Stephano was our server- exceptional."
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "Poppy's does not disappoint and has quickly become one of our "go-to" places for dining out when we're craving excellent Italian food. The staff is always friendly and accommodating and the variety is such that you'll always hit on something that appeals to you. If there was one small criticism, it's that we have had trouble the last two times in getting the bottle of wine we wanted. It's on the wine list but out of stock. Not a huge problem, but can be a bit of a letdown when you've decided on something and then can't have it. No matter - we'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Always and in all ways excellent.....from the moment we enter and up until the moment we leave we feel as though we are special. What a wonderful group of people...food, service, wine choices so GOOD...definitely love the ciabatta...only disappointment is that it is not geographically located to us...nonetheless it is well worth the drive"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Our 1st time there brought visiting couple, unusual event, everyone had a different dish, and all raved over the tasty and quanity of great food!"
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "This was our first time at Poppy's and we'd certainly go again. Unbeknownst to us, they had an early bird special. If you order before 5:30, they have a two-page portion of their menu available at lower prices and including a glass of wine. What a deal! The food and servers were all excellent. Kudos to Helen, our server."
    Dined on 1/26/2014