About 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 as well as live music on our piano every evening. Cooking Demo's and catered events in our Banquet room. 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 Chicken Stephanie, Penne Ryan 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 and fresh jumbo scallops, 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.

10601-109 San Jose Blvd
Jacksonville, FL 32257
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian

Hours of Operation:
Hours of Operation Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm: Closed Mondays.

Cross Street:
Hartley Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 268-4458

Website:
http://www.enzas.net/

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.

Catering:
Let us cater your next party from 20 to 200, we can help make your next party or event a success.

Executive Chef:
Michael Huff

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Live Cooking Demo's Monthly

Enza's Italian Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (42)
Authentic (40)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
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Good for Anniversaries (39)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Good for a Date (33)
Live Music (28)
Worth the Drive (28)
Casual (23)
Comfort Food (23)
Romantic (23)
Good for Groups (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Cozy (19)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Business Meals (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Fun (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Kid-friendly (8)
Notable Wine List (7)
Healthy (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Seasonal (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Live Sports (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

Enza was off and the taste of the dishes we ordered was different ! A different cook makes a difference. All dishes were still good but fell short of our expectations. We will return to experience Enzas' cooking !!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined 4 days ago

The waitress was very nice, and new alot about the menu and their wine selection. I got the meatball appetizer. The waitress praised it as being the best appetizer on the menu. The meatball was rubbery and tasteless. It was one of the worst meatballs I've ever had in my life. I think I'have had better out of a can. Then I had the eggplant parmesan for my entree. It too was one of the worst I've ever tasted. The sauce was bland, and there was more bread than eggplant. At first the waitress served me someone else's dish, as I was about to cut into it, she took it right out from under me, and put the eggplant in front of me. I guess she must have given the original plate to another customer. We had the banana cream pie for dessest which was the best thing I ate at this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined 4 days ago

We love Enza's. It's always our Special Occasion choice as well as just an any time treat! I love having the door opened for guests, live piano music, and excellent food and service.

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·Dined 6 days ago

Delicious food, pleasant service. Thank you for making our Anniversary dinner so nice. We will certainly be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Fun
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined 7 days ago

Food, service and atmosphere always excellent! A real neighborhood gem with a friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great food and service! I have food allergies and the chef, himself, came to our table to address my needs. Then he created a delicious entree that I could eat that I thoroughly enjoyed. To top it off, he came back at the end of the meal to ask if my meal was good. WOW!! Talent AND customer service from the Chef!! Win/win!!! Will go back again.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was impeccable, fresh, and prepared to order. The pasta was fresh and homemade. Service was excellent. We can't wait to go back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Casual, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our fourth dinner at Enza's and everything was just right once again. Seems like we have settled into a pattern of dining at Enza's every two weeks. The holiday time can be a stressor for restaurants, but even though Enza's was busy with a holiday party (maybe an 18-top?) and sending out catering orders, the food and service were superb once again.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I ordered a fish dinner (grouper) and it was extremely salty. The chef should try the sauces before serving them. The restaurant was very loud making it hard to have a conversation with our friends. I left the restaurant with a headache.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Visited while in Jacksonville for a military function. Pleasantly surprised with a great ambiance, gracious hosts, great food and very reasonable pricing. There was even a live pianist filling the place with elegant music. Couldn't have asked for more. Will definitely go again when I'm in Jax again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

The food and service were excellent. Definitely going back, soon.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

When you dine at the best Italian restaurant in town at least 3 times a month, that should be an indication how consistently good your experience will be at Enza's.

On this occasion, we went for our daughter's second night birthday celebration. Stephanie was our server (shhh! That's Enza's daughter) and was a delight as always.

We ordered Chicken Piccata, Chicken Ala Rosa and Chicken Parm. Everything was spot on. And the side salad has been enhanced with shredded carrots and tomatoes. :)

Below is a picture of my Chicken Parm dish. I got through about 1/3 of the dish and took the rest home. Mama Mia!

And they are on Open Table. Go to their website and click on the link to make a reservation. You'll need one, or you will definitely wait...

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Live Sports, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Live Music, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Happy Hour
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Enza's has always been one of our top choices when planning on going out for dinner. It is always an excellent experience. Staff is always pleasant and helpful. And of course, we look forward to being greeted at the door by the gentleman in the wonderful suits. We always have a bet as to what color he might be wearing.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic dinner for an anniversary date night. We will be back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Enza'a has been one of our favorite regular restaurants ( >2-3 times a month). Food usually good & service usually decent depending on waiter. On this occasion however we had a terrible experience, mostly related to our waiter.
After seated waiter appeared then disappeared. Eventually returned to take drink order, we received drinks 40 min. after seated.
As diabetic I had medicated in anticipation of food within 30-40 min. When drinks arrived I requested bread. Waiter returned 10 min. informing us bread was in oven. It arrived 10-15 min. later. I asked about salads & that was another 10-15 min. When asking are: salads, almost an hour after sitting down he looked very puzzled.
My meal included a side of pasta, I was asked what kind + what sauce but SIDE OF PASTA NEVER DID COME! We eventually told him to forget the pastaMy wife was p.o.'d, asked him to remove any charge for the pasta to which he somewhat rudely advised that "the side of pasta was free."
Enza herself was in the room, visited a total of 2 tables (of about ? a dozen), one for a lengthy time. That was pretty tacky! IF she was going to check on tables she should have stopped at every one, to do otherwise is disrespectful. I would have loved to discuss our service and displeasure.
IF we ever return to Enza's it will only be if I can request a specific waiter. One has been awesome, some not good at all, and although this server was new, that is no excuse for the awful service + "with an attitude."
They should have made some "adjustment" for food we were supposed to receive but did not. He should have at least pretended to check with someone!
I have met Enza many times, have a "mutual friend" who is there at least weekly. She needs to pay more attention to the "Service" and avoid the very long delays in serving drinks, and food.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Everytime we eat here the food is amazing, the staff is friendly and attantive. The ONLY thing I would suggest is the seating at the booths, for larger individuals and elderly (my FIL came for a visit), there is not alot of space between the booth and the table, difficult to manuver. Other than that, zero complaints and we eat here a couple of times a year.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Spicy, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Our third dinner at Enza's and everything was perfect. We shared an appetizer of Calamari Fritti that for the third time was served at just the right moment. Hot, tender rings breaded lightly and paired with a delicate fresh marinara. I had the Shrimp Fra Diavolo and my partner had the Shrimp Scampi on capellini. Both entrees were cooked just right. My pasta was served with a complex tomato sauce that was a fine blend of heat, richness and flavor. We shared a tiramisu that surprised with a chocolate flavored cream topping. What a great meal!

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food and service was excellent.

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·Dined on November 16, 2017

If this was not the best meal I have ever had, then I surely do not recall a better one. I had the Veal Ravioli which I have never seen offered before elsewhere. It was outstanding. This was a birthday dinner with my wife. I indicated it on the reservation. The waitress was wonderful and my wife received a free desert option. The deserts were even more delicious than the meal. I would recommend Enza's to everyone.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Alex our server was fabulous. Enzas is always one of our favorite places to eat.

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Live Sports, Healthy, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Had a great evening and the service was excellent. Thank you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very disappointed with prep time & timelines of us receiving our food.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Acoustics made it noisy no sense in having piano music which otherwise would be nice atmosphere. Food was excellent. Waiter was nice but forgot to tell us about specials we'd already ordered when I overheard another waiter give them to a table.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food and service was great. Considering catering a party with them

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Some of the best food in Jacksonville. We are celiac and the gluten free options are endless. This place is worth the drive over from the beach.

Tags: Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

BEST AUTHENTIC ITALIAN CUISINE in the entire area! Unable to find good Italian food since relocating from RI (Providence & Westerly - both know as "little Italy"), I finally felt like I was home! This was my 2nd (w/many more to come) visits to Enza's. Enza & her husband are fabulous hosts, chefs, & all around great people who truely care about their patrons & the quality of their food & staff. If you are looking for REAL AUTHENTIC ITALIAN CUISINE this is the place to enjoy it. The flavor, ambiance, owners, & staff are excellent & very personable! Pricing is reasonable for the quality AND quantity of food served. An A++++ establishment for everyday dining, special occasions (we celebrated our 15 yr. wedding anniversary), or company functions that is sure to please &I highly satisfy your craving for true authentic Italian cuisine. Thanks Enza for your superb hospitality & cuisine!!!!!!!

Tags: Business Meals, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Live Music, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Love this place! The food is very authentic and tastes great! Prices for the food are very reasonable too.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food fair to good but waaaayyyy to noisey. Getting tired of going out for an expensive meal and having to yell across the table to my partner. For that I need to be paid by restaurant to eat there!

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We arrived right on time, it was a little hard to find the first time.We got seated right away.Server
was good/adequate.It was busy so liitle slow getting our food.The food was just Ok, nothing
great.Definitely , would go back if not for the pricing.Everything was at least 20% higher
than other competitive Italian restruants we are accustomed to.We had a special,grouper,and
veal parm,with a bottle of wine.

Tags: Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Please don't miss the chance to dine at Enza's. Five stars for the excellent food and the great family who prepare and serve it!

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were there on a Friday night at 6:45. It took 30 minutes to bring our bread and another 5 to bring our salad. 15 minutes later our entrees arrived. My husband ordered chicken francaise and it had no flavor other than salt. I ordered veal Stephanie, it had good flavor, but was also over salted. When the bill arrived my husband's meal was $1.50 over the advertised price. When we inquired as to the reason we were told that although it comes with a side of pasta, he requested oil and garlic in the pasta and they charge $1.50 for that. The waiter did not tell us that when he ordered it. There was no ambiance, lighting was bright and service very slow. We will not return.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Fine Italian dining that just keeps getting better. Enza's is the only place to go in JAX if you want real Italian. The service is outstanding. Recommend grouper parmesan. Wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Enza's is always reliable. Food is wonderful, service excellent, and they are flexible with any requests. The prices are very reasonable, and I like that they allow you to use the happy hour prices in the dining room. Will definitely continue to patronize.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The red sauce was a little bland. Also the pasta was slightly overcooked and soft.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Well, we were traveling from Atlanta ga to St. Augustine, & needed a place for dinner. I checked out their reviews and it sounded terrific . It was a perfect neighborhood gem , from the server , to the HOSPITABLE OWNER, ENZA..& the delicious food, and I do mean capital D for delicious! Enza treated us like family, as well as our courteous server .... they bend our backwards to please u !
We wish u were in Palm Beach...so we could go more often...thanks for a great meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

My wife and I were on our Date night. We heard about Enza's from a friend of mine. Well when we walked in we new this was going to be good. It was cozy, the Piano player was Great, we loved the low lighting, it was quiet, we didn't have to yell to hear each other. The food was fabulous. We started out with the Big meatball it was Great. I could make a meal out of that and a salad. But we had a wonderful meal, the service was impeccable. We would Definitely Recommend Enza's to others. What a Great dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Live Music, Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We had out of town friends meet us here for dinner. We dine here often. Our wedding dinner and daughter’s graduation dinners were here. As always the food was delicious. Enza stopped by the table to say hi. Our guests were very impressed with the staff and the meal.. especially the eggplant parmigiana that I highly recommended prior to that night.
I always refer people to Enza’s for delicious Italian cuisine. 😊

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Great atmosphere. Has become my better- half and I's go to restaurant for date night. Love the pianist, the food, the wine. Servers are very friendly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fun, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Wonderful food, great service as always - only glitch - had to wait to be seated

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food , service , and ambience. I really enjoy this restaurant .

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