About 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.

832-1 A1A
North Palm Valley, FL 32082
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:

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


Dinner:

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

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

Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
ATP Tour Blvd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(904) 273-7272

Website:
http://www.poppysitaliano.net/

Entertainment:
Live accordion player Friday & Saturday evenings from 6:30 - 9:00 pm

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!

Executive Chef:
Loros Yousefzadeh

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Poppy's Italiano Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.4

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (35)
Authentic (24)
Casual (24)
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Comfort Food (21)
Special Occasion (20)
Good for a Date (18)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Good for Groups (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Notable Wine List (6)
Cozy (5)
Fun (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Romantic (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Live Music (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined 3 days ago

My husband and I went in for the Early Bird Special! It’s the best Italian food and greatest deal in town! Everything was fresh and hot and delicious! We enjoyed for a simple night out!

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined 4 days ago

What a great night. The food was so tasty (as always).

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 (Western KY)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 11, 2018

IMO the best Italian in the Jacksonville/Saint Johns Area and we have been to many. Having come from the NY/NJ area that says a lot. My wife and I and our dinning friends always enjoy going to this restaurant. We have been there many times and have never been disappointed. Reserve a table online and you wont be waiting in line for one at 7 PM. Needless to say we will be going there often.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on February 10, 2018

My wife, daughter, granddaughter and I had dinner at Poppy's the night before the DONNA Marathon to carbo-load for the race. We selected Poppy's based on the positive reviews from other diners since we were unfamiliar with the Ponte Vedra Beach area. We couldn't have been more pleased with the restaurant. It is a true Italian restaurant with a excellent food, very friendly ambiance, and exceptional service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Authentic
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 10, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants because the food and service is always great. Renata was our waitress and she did an absolute a great job. We had a variety of meals from the chicken parmigiana, cheese tortellini, to the lasagna and chicken picatta. Everyone loved their food and the fresh garlic bread is always great. A great local restaurant and we love that we can make reservations in advance. Always a good time when we go there.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall the food was good. Was sold on the limoncello cake that turned out to be a lightly-flavored lemon chiffon cake that tasted more vanilla than lemon so left most of it. Was looking for that bold lemon alcohol flavor. Flounder special was excellent. And who ever thought bringing s screaming baby in at 8:30 was a good a idea needs their head examined. Not the restaurant's fault but certainly affected the ambiance.

Tags: Casual
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 (Orlando)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Everything was good but one of my chicken cutlets was burnt and the he waiter pretended he didn’t know what I was talking about. “Burnt ??” I should not have been served a burnt chicken cutlet. He handed us our check before even checking checking if maybe we wanted dessert. We had to ask him for dessert menu

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The food and service was outstanding. Waiter was very helpful. Portions are very generous. Will eat there again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service. We went on a weeknight and we were pleasantly surprised with the quality and quantity of the food. It was a relaxed atmosphere.
We will definitely return!

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

First timer and sorry I haven’t been a regular. Generous portions and exceptional flavor. Recommend seafood risotto. Will return to try just about everything on menu.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and excellent service. Good value for the money.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Both the food and service were excellent. The hot baked garlic bread was wonderful. The salads were nice size and tasty. Both salad and bread came with meals. The shrimp scampi had plenty of large fresh Mayport shrimp and was large portion. The chicken parmesan was tasty and large chicken breast was so tender. We couldn't eat all of it and took some home for the next day. We definitely will go back to this restaurant. The service was wonderful too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Western KY)·Dined on January 22, 2018

We had chicken piccata and shrimp scampi. Both were excellent. Our waitress was very pleasant.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Haven't been at Poppy's in a while. We really missed it. Always professional service and friendly atmosphere. Music on Saturday evenings which is wonderful. Great wine. Delicious garlic bread. Nice specials along with the favorites. Never disappoints.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Definitely up to Poppy’s high standards. Salads were cold and crispy, calamari absolutely delicious and plentiful, main courses marvelous. Bread was fantastic. Our service could not do enough for us...applaud, applaud...applaud. Thank you very much.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Poppy’s never disappoints! Excellent food and top notch servers!!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Repeat customer.
Olive oil and garlic shrimp appetizer was excellent as was the Grouper Picatta special. Outstanding food server.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Food always good. Noisy today with accordion player and several birthdays. Server was excellent.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 12, 2018

We always have a great meal at Poppy's. This reservation was for six and included four guests from out of town who we were entertaining. The evening was perfect and our guests were very impressed with everything. We especially enjoyed the live music (an accordion player) on a Friday night. We try to make a reservation talking advantage of their early bird special which is a significant bargain. It was wonderful to have four dinner (two couples split their order) which included salad, bread, entree and a glass of wine) for under $75 including tip.

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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We always have a great meal in a cozy ambiance with friendly service

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 9, 2018

This is such a wonderful place to meet if you would like to be able to converse. Friendly atmosphere and helpful servers.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Authentic Italian fare. Appears to be family owned and operated. Good service, attentive. A casual dining atmosphere. It can be a little difficult to find so have gps available. I found it well worth the drive and there was enough left over for dinner the next night.

Tags: Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Best Italian that this New Yorker likes so far. Dishes made a bit different. Lemon butter sauces thick rather than liquid. Veal is very tender

Tags: Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We have not dined at Poppy's for a while and the experience was wonderful. The food was exceptional and the prices were reasonable. The waiter was very nice but just a little too attentive. We will certainly return.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Great food and service. Took family of 7 and service and server were excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was amazing!The best Italian food outside Italy.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We have found it extremely difficult to find a reasonably priced, restaurant with good food, where you can have a delicious meal and quiet conversation. There were no pesky fans blowing cold air on us and there was no bar noise to contend with (and still have our alcohol) nor loud tv's and loud music. This is a place where one can actually dine at tables with white linen tablecloths. For us it was a breath of fresh air.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was outstanding and very large portions. The service was exceptional. Large and varied menu something for everyone.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love Poppy's. The food is excellent and the service is fantastic. Very reasonable prices. Great place for large groups or dinner for two. This little restaurant is such a gem that you will need a reservation most of the time in order to get a table.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Outstanding menu, large portions and professional service, great childrens menu

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Seasonal
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vip
 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

They messed up OpenTable and forgot to change their close time to 8pm instead of 9pm. Our reservation was for 8:45. We were called and texted asking if we were coming and I told them yes. They said “OpenTable messed up and took reservations after their close time which was 8pm”. I immediately hoped that we would still get a good meal, especially since the reviews for this place were so good. Well besides the server, who was amazing, everything else was a huge disappointment. We were the last ones in the restaurant and all we could hear were how much money the servers didn’t make and if they were going to have a beer while they cleaned up. The manager on duty wanted nothing more than for them to hurry up so she could get out of there. As an Italian who runs restaurants and has vast knowledge of OpenTable based on our experience we will never be back. Also to the Chef.... too much raw garlic is spicy and overpowering to the mouth. Either roast it or cook it with the meal more.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food is always great. Service is very good. Great Italian neighborhood restraurant!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food and service was excellent.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We are italian and this restaurant is far away from our Italian cusine. The cusine is adapted to the ameeican style and I am sorry to say we didn’t enjoy it

The seafood risotto was a soup with arborio rice and seafood on the top. Fish should have been incorporated in the risotto.
The calzone was stuffed with too much cheese and lots of spinaches. No tomato.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Good selection of tasty Italian dishes. Service is always pleasant and on point. We sometimes arrive in time for their Early Bird menu, it is an excellent value. Our go to favorite.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 10, 2017

waitress was knowledgeable and efficient...great experience for a moderate fair price

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 9, 2017

We love the food here and take out of towners here when they visit. They are so busy that sometimes, the waiter will pick up the wrong food. The last two times I was here, I ordered chicken scallopini and got veal scallopini and the last time I ordered Shrimp Scampi and got Shrimp and Scallop del Rosa. Both were very good but make sure you get what you order.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food was good but not great. The service was the star of the show. I went on Friday night the place was busy but our table was ready.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on December 2, 2017

As usual, dinner at Poppy’s was outstanding. Service was attentive but not overbearing, allowing for uninterrupted conversation with old friends. Grouper bada bing was great.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Comfort Food, Authentic, Live Music
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