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“A great local restaurant!”
Review of Picasso's

Picasso's
Ranked #52 of 2,026 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Jacksonville
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A great local restaurant!”
Reviewed January 18, 2013 via mobile

This was my first time eating at Picasso's and it was excellent for several reasons. The menu selections were creative and varied. Almost everything on the menu looked great and I can't wait to go back and try something else. The atmosphere is relaxed and casual with a variety of patrons from older groups to 20 something's on a date. My wife and I enjoyed cold beer and cheesey bread as an appetizer. My wife had the gumbo which had the real creole brown sauce and I had the ultimate ham and cheese. It was great. The portions were ample but not unreasonably large. Although there are some negative comments on TA I found this to be a great spot and I will definitely return!

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English first
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful option tucked away in Mandarin!”
Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

Lunch is order at the cashier station, seat yourself and dig in! Love, love love the eggplant stack ... And the hamburger was such a fresh, old-fashoned offering!!!
My parents returned for dinner and reported an excellent experience! Reportedly the best chicken parmesean they ever had!

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Level 6 Contributor
265 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
“Simply Yum!!!”
Reviewed December 24, 2012 via mobile

Had dinner there with my hubby last night. Spinach salad was excellent with a pleasant mix of strawberries, green apples, bacon, red onions and goat cheese. Followed by a pizza with artichokes, shallots and fresh basil. A true foodies dream!

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St. Augustine, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“One of the few really good restaurants in the area!”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

During a dinner at another restaurant in the Jacksonville area. We were complaining about the food and service and the folks at the next table suggested Picasso's and said we wouldn't be disappointed and they were right. Hubby and I have been here several times and have decided this would be the place to take guests from out of town. In a city where chain restaurants and bad BBQ is the norm, this is a breath of fresh air.

On our last visit, hubby had Chicken Parmesan with angel hair pasta. He was very impressed and loved the homemade angel hair. I had the gnocchi with pork tenerloin ragout. I have only one work - outstanding!! It's hard to get homemade gnocchi to taste light and fluffy - and these were little tasty clouds! Bravo to the chef. We will definitely be back to Picasso's because the food is wonderful and the staff is friendly and gracious.

We thought the prices were reasonable considering this is not a chain. If there is a downside, I'd say the desserts weren't my cup of tea but then I'm not big on sweets. I did get a slice of Coconut cake to take home - although it was good, it wasn't great. Same goes for hubby's bread pudding - of which he is a connoisseur. That said, I still give this restaurant 5 stars. I could really care less about dessert.

  • Visited December 2012
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Jacksonville, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Never had a bad meal there. The pizzas are the best. The nightly specials are a delite. The shrimp and grits are the best I have ever had and I am southern

  • Visited December 2012
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