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“Ok Italian” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Poppy's Italiano

Poppy's Italiano
832-1 A1A, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
+1 904-273-7272
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Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pizza & Pasta
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: ATP Tour Blvd
Description: 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.
Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Ok Italian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

The restaurant was recommended by our shuttle driver. The service was good and it was suitable for our large party. As far as Italian food, we had better.

Visited August 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Florida
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Little Italy in Florida”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Last week several friends that live in Jacksonville, knowing we really enjoyed Italian food, suggested we have dinner at Poppy's in Ponte Vedra. We thought it would be o.k. at best. What a nice surprise it was!
Located in a small strip of stores on highway A1A, Poppy's has a pleasantly decorated interior, albeit with faux "old world" touches. It was immaculate and the staff was friendly, knowledgeable and efficient.

Several of us had the chicken Marsiella and the seafood with risotto. The chicken could have been a bit more tender (it may have been "free range"). The seafood mix was excellent. The risotto was delicious - incredibly so. It could have been a little more al dente, but not a morsel was left. Portions were very adequate, but not wastefully huge. The wine selection was limited but offered several enjoyable varieties for every palette and food choice and was priced fairly, for a restaurant.

The evening we were dining there was an accordion player that accompanied himself with a sound system. He was talented, personable and the music was immensely more enjoyable than any canned music could have been. A nice little touch reminiscent of small Italian cafes.

Overall, Poppy's is a nice, family run, true Italian restaurant. We'll definitely be back.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Worth trying”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

The value was great... Pizza.. Phenomonal! Scallop and Shrimp dish I had was mediocre, daughters lasagna..Tasty and husbands fettuccine alfreado was yucky and tasteless he left it mostly uneaten.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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upstate NY
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141 reviews 141 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
233 helpful votes 233 helpful votes
“Pleasant Surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Ate here not expecting much and was very pleasantly surprised. The staff was very friendly. Wine list much better than I expected and reasonably priced. The food was very good with decent prices and large portions.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sarasota, Florida
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Really tasty, real good service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

Main dishes were excellent -- veal francese with risotto and veal scarparella over spaghetti. I never had risotto before, and it was delicious.

Companion had the pasta fagioli and commented about underseasoning, and my house salad was unexciting. We got some tiramisu to go and comments may follow on that.

But, the Vivaldi music was loud, and I believe repeated. The Four Seasons is nice at moderate volume.

So, high grades on the food and service, the place is really attractive (we thought it was going to be an upscale pizzeria).

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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