Pozzi Coffee Wine Bar and Bistro

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41 reviews
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Pozzi Coffee and Wine Bar is a new “Old World” style restaurant. Espresso bar and café by day and a restaurant and wine bar by night. We feature house made pastries, espresso drinks, blended shakes, specialty beverages, and sandwiches each day. In the evening, come and taste charcuterie, cheese, and wine, or enjoy a relaxing meal in our dining room or on our outdoor patio. We feature a simple but varied menu of appetizers such as onion soup and baked brie and main courses of beef, chicken, crab cakes and lobster. Listen to Frank Sinatra in the background or watch old movie clips while you relax and enjoy a night out at the Pozzis’. Top off your evening with one of our house made desserts. Our goal is to make everyone who dines with us feel like a member of the Pozzi Family. Come and experience “La Dolce Vita” as we bring a little bit of “Old World” charm to Fernandina Beach!
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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit to Pozzi, just as good as first. Love the onion soup, a whole sweet onion in delicious broth. Giant rib-eye steak could have fed two people, was cooked to perfection. Husband had catch of the day, cobia in a brown butter sauce, said it was fabulous. Shared the awesome coconut cake for dessert, yummy. Great wine selection. Looking forward to next visit!

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JH
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great little place. Food excellent. Friendly ,prompt, courteous service.

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CB
Orlando
9 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, great service and dinner! Recommended restaurant for Fernandina Beach.

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RM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we live in Beaufort SC. Took a chance on Pozzie's on Ash st. while visiting. Had a most enjoyable meal. The B&B at Ash and S. 7th added to the scene. We found the three day weekend very relaxing and returned home refreshed. A good respite. Ruth and Rob McBrayer

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OT
E. Tennessee
27 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent, well prepared and well presented. My wife and I ordered two wedge salads and one order of two "large lump crab cakes" to split. The owner came to inquire if we wanted to split the sides too or to have two full sides with the split entre for a $10 upcharge. We chose to split the sides thinking the crab cakes would be big enough to fill out our meal. Turns out the crab cakes were large lump crab meat in very small crabcakes... Way too small for a $39 entre price, in my opinion. I thought the wine too was over-priced. It's a lovely restaurant with a nice menu, but the pricing is not competitive with other fine restaurants in the area.

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MM
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best crab cakes within 2,000 miles!!!
Great wine selections.
Great service.
Always a fun evening here.

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SV
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Candy and Steve are gracious hosts. Having grown up on cold-water lobsters, I am so happy they routinely have them on their menu. Their filet mignon is also terrific.

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EK
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So glad to find Pozzi open Sunday evening after very favorable review from a couple at our B and B. Great location in historic area, near water and within walking distance from our B and B made for a good start for our evening meal. The place was quiet, nicely appointed and had Gene Kelly on the screen above the bar. Nice! The food and wine were divine. One of us enjoyed the 1/2 lobster offering and the other the steak salad. Yum, yum! The wedge salad was sooo good, too. We would love to dine again at Pozzi next time we are on Amelia Island.

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JA
Miami
60 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

FIrst visit with friends. The menu is a bit limiting; the mains are a bit on the "high side" for the venue; the crab cakes were excellent but small. The people who own/manage it are very nice

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R
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Three words; excellent, excellent, excellent. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and attention to detail. High quality food and ambiance

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a
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

We had dinner at Pozzi last night, and overall it was a very pleasant experience. The restaurant is lovely - it makes you feel as though you’re dining in an intimate European restaurant, transformed from its daytime coffee and wine bar atmosphere with crisp linens and attentive service. The owner was our server and he was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine selections.

The menu is limited, which we thought was smart. They try to do a few things well in their small open-air kitchen so you need to go in with the right attitude. We shared a charcuterie and cheese platter, and our friends had the filet, which they gave 2 thumbs up - while we enjoyed the crab cakes. The sides included risotto and slim green beans. The crab cakes were absolutely fabulous, and the reason we’ll be back. They were jumbo lump crab with little more than a light sauce holding them together, and cooked perfectly. Compared to the bready, minced crab cakes we’ve had elsewhere on the island there’s no contest.

Couple of little things they could work on. First, the special of the evening was Osso Bucco, but it was only offered as part of a 3-course meal. Our friends love Osso Bucco but didn’t want the other courses - the request was refused. There was nothing special about the other courses included in the meal - they were all offered a la carte, so there was really no reason our friends couldn’t have had the meal they really wanted. This lack of flexibility was a missed opportunity for Pozzi and left sour taste for the guests. The second thing they could take another look at is the risotto. Since it’s the standard side, it needs to be awesome. It tasted okay, but I don’t think they used the proper rice because instead of the typical creamy, smooth texture, it was very starchy/gummy. Easy fix.

We’ll definitely be back to Pozzi, for afternoon coffee or wine, and for dinner. Keep it up guys - there’s nothing else like you on AI and you have a good thing going!

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BS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Knowlegable host. Food was served timely with all of the ambiance and attendance to presentation.

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i
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Fabulous food, good service, great access to the owners and chef.

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DT
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service. Expensive

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A
Jacksonville
10 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If you are looking for white tablecloths and candlelight, this is not your place. If you want really good food paired with interesting and reasonably-priced food, though, check this one out. We tried the charcuterie board followed by the lobster entree, and both were excellent. The crab cake also looked really good. We will definitely go there again. The place is small, so I recommend making reservations.

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BO
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time visit and was impressed. Food was excellent along with wait staff. We would return without question.
Only criticism was the limited menu . Hope for more offerings or frequent changes to menu.

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CK
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Would recommend only to try once. Very expensive, limited menu and food not special.

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NC
Pittsburgh
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Intimate setting. Friendly service.

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i
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food in a small m, intimate setting. The owners and the chef were accessible and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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JA
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Pozzi Coffee Wine Bar and Bistro - I just wish it had a different name. The "coffee" in the name leads my friends to think its a coffee shop. I arranged to meet a friend for lunch and she said "i didn't think they did lunch - thought it was coffee and wine bar". We went for lunch - the tuna salad was very nice but we were the only patrons. After I recommended it for lunch for another friend heard a complaint about having to pay for refills for iced tea. She said - "definitely not Southern"

We made reservations for dinner the following week and I worried all week that we would be only patrons again - but - nice group of customers and the owner hosting and running the dining room made the evening wonderful! Good food - great ambiance.

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SZ
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Pozzi for the first time last night and definitely will be back. The steaks were melt in your mouth & the lobster was delish and beautifully plated. The owners and staff were delightful. We’ll be back soon!

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N
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A unique and appealing atmosphere. A limited but delicious menu - the presentation was nice and the flavor delicious! And the crab cake was authentic Maryland with Old Bay seasoning - a first for us in Florida. The proprietors are personally involved which is a very nice touch. A little expensive so not a weekly dining destination. But we enjoyed it much.

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L
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was outstanding. Our table had the lobster, a filet, and the daily special - hanger steak,

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Whole meal was amazing. The crab cake reminded me of the crab cakes I use to have in Maryland., no filler. Staff was very friendly. Great wine list. We will definitely be back.

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A very good Valentines dinner. We will be back to try their breakfasts.

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DR
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is definitely our new “go to” place for an overall excellent experience. Owners and staff are delightful, and the food outstanding!!

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CF
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Restaurant is small & cozy. Limited entrees but food was very good. Good wines with excellent service from start to finish.

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F
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed our Anniversary dinner at Pozzi’s. The food was phenomenal and the wine selection was amazing. The number of good bottles of wine available for $30-$60 was impressive. Most places only offer a few mid priced bottles to choose from. And if you don’t recognize the names just ask owner and he will be happy to help you find a great one to go with your meal. Limited dinner menu but there was something for everyone. And the food was amazing. Not just the meat, but the potatoes and green beans might have been the best I’ve ever had. Can’t wait to go back.

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S
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful new restaurant and wine bar in Fernandina Beach. Pozzi’s is a real gem! The owners, Steve and Candy are on site, and are very gracious and open. Steve is very knowledgeable of Italian varieties and other nice selections of wine.
We had the large charcuterie plate, which was outstanding with a variety of fresh Italian meats and cheeses . My partner had the filet mignon, which is as good as anything we’ve ever had, tender and seasoned just right. We can recommend this restaurant with five stars. We will be back again soon.

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SH
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was fast and friendly and food was well prepared. Strong international wine list.

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BP
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Surprised that the owner was wearing a white polo pullover with a big red wine stain on it.
When I looked at the regular menu prices my impression is that they are too high and inconsistent with the ambiance. The place is a cafe and very stylish but the menu prices are closer to David's, where there are white tablecloths and well dressed wait staff. I think the coffee is good, wine was good, staff was nice, and the old movies are a great touch, too. I think this restaurant size and comfort level is suited to small plates of delicious fresh pastas, antipasti, soups and mouth-watering desserts. We enjoyed our steak and salad from the restaurant week menu.

Pozzi Coffee Wine Bar and Bistro
Responded on February 1, 2019

Bob- Thank you for your feedback. Being a new restaurant that is how we improve. While we are not a white table cloth restaurant, we take pride in offering the best ingredients we can. Our Maryland crab cakes are made 100% from Jumbo Lump, Lobster is from New England, Filet mignon is center cut and aged 45 days, our Rib Eye steak is USDA prime corn-fed Nebraska aged beef, and our prosciutto is aged 600 days and shipped from Parma, Italy. Sorry about the wine spill. It was a busy week!

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SV
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

New restaurant in Fernandina. Nice casual place. Very good Restaurant Week menu. We will return and try their regular menu soon!

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E
Jacksonville
62 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the restaurant week menu. Lovely owners go above and beyond to provide a great experience. Loved the unique onion soup. Presentation added flare to the meal. Small restaurant so make a reservation to guarantee your table.

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OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food, service, and owner attention were excellent. The filet was so tender I could have cut it with a butter knife and was perfectly prepared to my “rare plus” specifications. Only two small issues and that were that the asparagus was a bit over cooked and I went home smelling like the kitchen due to the small space. But I can tolerate these when we have such a wonderful addition to the restaurant scene with attentive and fun owner/operators and great food. Thank you Steve and Candi for such a nice night. We will be back soon!

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H
San Antonio
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a charming place with good food and friendly owners and waitstaff. It is an intimate setting which I enjoyed. I did think it was a little pricey but I will definitely go again. I think it is a great neighborhood addition. Wine recommendations spot on!

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OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The seating is a bit tight, hard to have a private conversation. The staff was friendly but felt like they were rushing us. The food was definitely the highlight and we will go back.

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R
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great new addition to Amelia island. Excellent service and food. I had filet, wife had crab cakes. Both were cooked perfect. Wine menu also top notch.

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TM
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and staff were wonderful! The staff was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list! We will be back.

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AH
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food! Owners were great. A little pricey though.....

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