1161 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville Beach (249-7787). Chef Toni Acireale prepares a “mix” of Italian favorites and Asian-inspired fare. Look for pulled pork sushi rolls, wood-fired pizzas, bacon-fried oysters, grilled house-made sausage and white chocolate pound cake. D, FB, LE, RA, TO, WA, $, all.
110 1st St., Neptune Beach (249-5573). Serving pan-seared scallops, Togarashi tuna, grilled pork chops with chipotle raspberry sauce, gourmet pizzas as well as nightly specials. D, FB, CB, RA, RS, O, TO, WA, $$, ALL.
11380 Beach Blvd., Southside(645-0081). An authentic Italian cucina with warm Mediterranean hospitality to match, its menu features all the classics including house-made pastas and tiramisu. Casual. L, D, B/W, RA, RS, TO, WA, $, ALL.
5912 University Blvd., W., Southside (731-0338). Serving Jacksonville since 1975 with traditional Italian dinners, lasagna, eggplant parmigiana, chicken parmigiana, pizza, meatball cheese sub. Family. L, D, B/W, TO, WA, $, ALL.
10601 San Jose Blvd., Mandarin (268-4458). Family-owned eatery’s specialties include seafood lasagna, chicken parmigiana, grouper Francese and housemade tiramisu. Live piano music. D, FB, RA, O, TO, LE, WA, $, ALL.
4260 Herschel St., Avondale (387-6213; mypastiche.com). Chef-owned Avondale charmer features French-influenced American cuisine that varies with the seasons. The covered patio in the garden is great for lunch. Try the sweet potato fries. L, D, B/W, RS, O, BR, TO, LE, WA, $$, ALL.
3630 Park St., Avondale (381-0909; restaurantorsay.com). Bistro serves a variety of French favorites including croque madame, steak tartare, mussels frites, coq au vin and house-made patés. Upscale. D, SB, FB, RS, TO, WA, $$, ALL.
10920 Baymeadows Rd., Ste. 103, Baymeadows (519-8000, broadwayfl.com). Huge menu is laced with all your Italian faves including hand-tossed pizzas baked in a brick oven, calzones, antipasti and more. Open until 2 AM and later. L, D, B/W, RA, O, TO, WA, $, ALL.
9802-8 Baymeadows Rd. (620-0777). The lunch buffet is a favorite at this family-run staple of the Baymeadows dining scene. The menu is both mild and spicy, featuring traditional dishes like lamb korma, fish vindaloo, shrimp bhoona and chicken tikka masala. Casual. L, D, B/W, RA, BR, TO, WA, $, ALL.
13475 Atlantic Blvd., Intracoastal West (221-7066; zaitoon grill.com). Extensive menu reflects the rich, regional diversity of the Mediterranean with dishes such as beef kebabs, Sicilian chicken, spanikopita, falafel, tabouli and baba ghannouj. L, D, FB, RA, O, TO,LE, WA, $, ALL.