Enza's Italian Restaurant

4.6
1783 reviews
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Voted Jacksonville’s Best Italian Restaurant by Florida Times Union 3 Years in a row, Enza has served up fresh made to order Italian Cuisine and great service since 2004. Live Piano Music every evening at My Husband’s Bar. We also cater private parties for Corporate and Family events in our Banquet room. Enza was born in Palermo Sicily and loves to meet her customers.
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Jacksonville
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you ever get a chance to go and eat here, please do. I've never had a bad experience here.

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S
Jacksonville
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Had high expectations based on other reviews, and these were not met. The experience was just OK. Neither the food, the service, nor the ambiance was outstanding. IMO the menu is too broad, and perhaps should be reduced to fewer available options that are outstanding.

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EO
Miami
66 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great people and Piano Bar setting. Old style Americanized Italian but very good. Service and ambiance was absolutely great for Jacksonville. We eat Italian 80% of the time so when visiting Jax this was a throwback lovely experience ! We have found a new fun and lovely place with lovely staff. Piano player and bar made after dinner drinks special.

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RM
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Best Italian food in Jax

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BL
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome food combined with excellent service made for a great night out on my wife's birthday. I only wish the restaurant had an open floor plan. We could hear the fantastic sounding piano player, but couldn't see him because of a wall. Seems like the restaurant is broken up into 3 sections with only the center section having a view of the piano player.

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GG
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at Enza's was wonderful in all ways. The food was excellent and the portions generous. Service was prompt, friendly and informative, even though the restaurant was at capacity. The ambiance was excellent, with a live pianist playing tunes from the American Songbook. I would strongly suggest making reservations early … they are quite popular, and for good reason.

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DS
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ciao Amici’s. We had JoJo for our server & she was so personable & attentive. We really enjoyed talking with her.
The food was very delicious & well presented.
We love Enza’s & often visit. Grazie!

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MC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our very favorite restaurant. This is an oasis in our culinary wasteland of Jacksonville. Many other restaurants you convince yourself it's OK, but Enza's is the "real deal".

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CC
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always! They were very busy and our entrée came out a little slow, but it was delicious as we expected! Great service and nice ambiance as well!

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S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great entertainment. The Maitre d’ was welcoming and stopped by each table to make sure your experience was pleasurable.
The pianist was outstanding!
My husband and I make sure when we are in town to always eat here.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, excellent food and excellent service. Great family owned Italian - never disappoints. Live piano music by Brian Iannucci makes it even better.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant will exceed your expectations. They are the standard for what dining is supposed to look and feel like.

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OT
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS a wonderful meal at Enza’s!

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G
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! The service, food, and ambiance! Will certainly be back

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants. However, on the night my family dined at Enza's, they were off their game. Reservation was for 7:15. Arrived at 6:45. Finally was sat at our table at 7:45. The waiter was excessively slow. We did not pay the check until 9:30PM. Food service was unbelievably slow. Took 30 minutes for the salad to be brought to our table. Took an hour for the entree to be brought to our table. The soup I ordered never arrived. The quality of the food and the ambiance of this restaurant is excellent. I am not sure if the kitchen was slow or the waiter? Either way, it was disappointing. Will still go back to the restaurant because they have been so good in the past.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Made a reservation for our 34th Anniversary. We were warmly welcomed and seated promptly. Staff was aware of our anniversary and the service and meal was exceptional. We are always expecting a delicious meal and are never disappointed. Enza's is Jacksonville's finest !

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JR
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and service was prompt. The genial owner walked to every single table, spoke with diners, and stayed near the door to hold it open as people came or went.

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MB
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

We went there for our 23rd anniversary we tried to do something special every year. Not to be rude but don’t waste your time or money the frozen manicotti Was undercooked to say the least We pasta was very Chewy and my wife had the chicken marsala which was very bland not at all like a marsala. The waitress was very sweet and tried to make up for everything and brought me some spaghetti and took the manicotti off my bill . Bathrooms were nice and clean the overall Decore Is probably late 80s early 90s Manager never visited my table to apologize for the food. Just wish it would have been a better experience .Oh well you live and learn oh well you live and learn.

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OT
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian food! We had a friend give us some gift cards and glad we finally checked this place out! Food was so great! Scallops were cooked to perfection and I loved the spicy kick I had in my meal and my husband enjoyed the spicy kick in his chicken parm as well. Will revisit again!

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TI
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for a birthday celebration, wanted it kept low-key (no singing). So the waitress quietly brought out a birthday dessert at the end of dinner... perfect! Had a reservation so no wait, service was wonderful, and the food was absolutely fantastic! If you like cocktails, try the pineapple upside down martini - YUM!

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M
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Approved for assumption loan! My house, All mine.

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TK
Jacksonville
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were over the top! We always have a great experience but this weekend seemed to be better than ever. Amanda is an amazing server - polite, happy, informative and just all-around wonderful. Enza has a great restaurant and we love going there as a family for special events or just to have dinner casually.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food excellent service

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W
Jacksonville
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the tiramisu!!!!

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ML
Savannah
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It wasn’t my first visit and I don’t plan to make it my last. We were warmly greeted as we entered, had a knowledgeable waitress, enjoyed great food, all while listening to beautiful music from the pianist. There were four of us and we enjoyed the evening.

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CC
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had been to Enza's before, and had the lamb, the best sauce I have ever tasted. Every year a group of us women, who were born in Dec. get together to celebrate our birthday. This year Dec. was too busy, and we didn't make it. So I said, we can celebrate our birthdays anytime, let's go to Enza's in Jan. which we did and enjoyed it even more. The food was delicious, the ambiance wonderful, the dining staff delightful, and topping it off, a fabulous pianist to play our requests. The perfect night.

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DR
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like to dine here when we can as the food is always amazing and portions are great. Moderately priced, but detail in the service is wonderful and well oiled. Best to have reservations but we have been known to show up early evening and be accommodated with a table. Highly Recommend!

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m
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and good service. Always enjoyable. The meatball appetizer is delicious.

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G
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 5ambience 5

Had reservations thru opentable and requested a booth (it was early evening 5 ) it was raining so I dropped of my wife ,she was told by lady at the front desk that she only had a table. When I came in I toldthe women at the front desk that we had requested a table ,then she looks at the book an said with an attitude ok here's a booth .As we were going to sit down there were 4 booths avaible???? My wife was upset with her smugness .When I left l asked her name ,with an attitude sure its,Chris ( maybe related) but still needs a lesson or two about customer relations. Have been to Enza's many times this is the first time we had a bad experience

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VO
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

third time here in two months...keeps getting better! food is outstanding..

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SE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was slow. It seem like we were waiting a long time. Resturant was also hot.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a great night. But the wife didn’t like her entree but the waitress was nice of enough not to charge us for it. It was the baked seafood dish

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MH
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Create meal in a nice ambiance highlighted by live piano music. Excellent service.

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AA
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Place was packed but we were seated promptly per our reservations. Nice variety on menu. We all ordered different entrees and all thought they were very good. Courses were served as we completed the prior, not pushed early, allowing for conversation and a relaxed pace. Owners circulated through room asking how they were doing....very customer oriented. We had a lovely evening.

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SD
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always!! Mozzarella balls, bread, salad, chicken parm and chocolate cake... perfect!

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B
Jacksonville
47 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall good Italian food - Eggplant Parm and Penne Ryan were very good. Service was fine but they never acknowledged my wife's birthday. If the restaurant will not participate in "special events" then Opentable should not let you enter it in the reservation. Would have been 5 stars if they at least had the server say Happy Birthday.

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CS
Jacksonville
11 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enza's is the best restaurant in town. Whether off the menu or special offerings, the food is always delicious. On this night, we both had Veal Milanese and Fettuccine Alfredo. Excellent! We also had the special mushroom soup and minestrone. For dessert, salted caramel cheesecake. Heavenly! Ida, Stephanie and Franco are very attentive. They constantly check all the details to ensure we don't have to ask for anything. Enza also stops by to make sure we are doing okay. She is so gracious! Brian at the piano knows the best volume for the crowd. Not too soft, not too loud, just right! Enza's is the best restaurant in town.

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JO
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Seafood lasagna WINNER

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OT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Book club that meets monthly. Food was delicious an the place was pretty busy considering a Tuesday night but it didn’t matter, the service was still great.

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L
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

We were celebrating a birthday on a Sunday night and the service was painfully slow.

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