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“Awesome Taste”

Bella Union Restaurant & Saloon
Ranked #3 of 26 Restaurants in Jacksonville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We ate an early Thursday evening dinner as the stores had just closed (they close @ 5 :-(). We were seated promptly inside, and drinks supplied quickly. We took our time looking through the menu and had trouble determining what to order as so many things sounded so good. So take some time to look through it. The waitress was very patient with us and answered all our questions well. We decided on the Quail and the Red Snapper. Both meals were very, very, good, the quail the best we've ever eaten. When we go again we plan to be seated in the garden area. The Wisteria covering the garden area is awesome, making the setting very comfortable.

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Thank Mark K
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

Good service and good food too in a beautiful outdoor setting - no bugs or bees either! The Rueben was delicious and so was the nice weighty hamburger. Green salad with blue cheese came with mozzarella - oh well. Water on request. Inside lovely water colors from a local artist, now gone. Music on the weekends.

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Thank Maureen F
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Reviewed 7 August 2014

Ordered pizza for take out. Enjoyed good selection of draft beer. Turn of the century decor was very pleasant. Pizza was good. More upscale topping selection. Nice bar. Dining room and outside seating available.

Thank HiltonHeadFisherman
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

We ventured to Jacksonville for a lunch at Bella Union for my mother's birthday celebration. We were seated promptly and asked what we'd like to drink. The attendant who brought out half of the drinks slammed them down and when I inquired about the other drinks she looked irked with the question. She then said: "Your server will bring them" and walked off. I assumed she was our server, but apparently she was busing tables.

Our server was pleasant and took our order, but we only saw her twice more; when she brought our food and when she brought our ticket and a free birthday dessert.

There was no refilling of water or drinks. No checking in to see if the food was OK; it was, but it's always nice to get an ask on that front. The food had arrived later than we'd have expected it to for sandwiches and although the room we were in was not busy, maybe other parts of the place were and we just didn't see it?

Prices are average ($13 for a sandwich) with soda ($2.75). Our bill for four lunches was $63 which I thought was pretty high considering the lack of service and waiting time.

This has always been a good place to eat in J-ville, but this experience wasn't our best. I'll give it another try one day, but maybe after the summer and Britt Festival seasons have passed. Maybe the servers are just worn out and tired of smiling this late in the season?

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1  Thank Tartallini
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Met here for our friend's wedding rehearsal dinner. The pizza was amazing, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere was very fun. The Rogue and Balzarini Pizzas were my two favorite. Great place for a get-together!!!

Thank Kevin S
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