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“Great food, "cozy" atmosphere, excellent service.”

Effina's Tuscan Grill
Ranked #1 of 35 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Jacksonville
1 review
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“Great food, "cozy" atmosphere, excellent service.”
Reviewed January 24, 2009

My wife and I enjoy Effina's regularly. The open kitchen is part of the charm of a Tuscan Grille. The food is excellent, and the price is less than you would pay for the same dishes in a larger city. Try the Grouper, you will not be sorry.

If noise bothers you, just ask for a table away from the kitchen. There is usually a wait for dinner on the weekends but that is to be expected for food this good.

Do yourself a favor, check it out.

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English first
Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Good Food But Won't Be Back”
Reviewed November 29, 2008

This is a newly built restaurant. The food is excellent, but a bit pricey. Sadly, the layout of this restaurant leaves much to be desired. The kitchen is open to the eating area. It's very loud and there is yelling going on back and forth about the orders. It's impossible to relax and enjoy your food. Everyone is packed into a very small dining area. They also have a small bar which nearly hits you in the face when you walk in the door. There is an upstairs which we have yet to see. Hopefully, it is quieter, but one has to feel sorry for the servers who must climb these stairs constantly. Jacksonville waited a long time to have a top rated restaurant. It's sad that someone didn't think clearly when choosing the design of this brand new facility.

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