Sarnellis Ristorante

★★★★☆

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  • Open 7 Days

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First time eating here. From the moment we walked in, the servers/hostesses were great. They were so nice and very prompt with service. The owner was so friendly. We were not dressed as nice as we should have been for a beautiful place

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★★★★★

First time eating here. From the moment we walked in, the servers/hostesses were great. They were so nice and very prompt with service. The owner was so friendly. We were not dressed as nice as we should have been for a beautiful place

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We have eaten here on numerous occasions and still go back. The food is low end authentic Italian, aptmospere is like "low rent" classy. Most authentic Italian run establishments have a much better attitude about service. The Sarnellis are

3
★★★★★

We have eaten here on numerous occasions and still go back. The food is low end authentic Italian, aptmospere is like "low rent" classy. Most authentic Italian run establishments have a much better attitude about service. The Sarnellis are

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This is as close to an actual Italian restaurant as Ive ever gotten. The care taken in the decor blew me away. I went with a freind and we were not treated "Rudely" (I personally dont like to be patronized, even if i pay more I pay for the food. Not to be loved) They actually do the table setting the way high class restaurants do. i was very impressed and I was given good service

The food. was good but it did not WOW me. It wasnt really spicey or anything and I thought the portions were small. I am American though , but dont go here expecting a plate overflowing with food. you will get european portions. I do not really like judging food but I will say I thought my little side dish of pasta had some really bland sauce. almost just tomato paste

This would be a great place to take your girlfreind as it is VERY Romantic. Pink cloth napkins and roses on the table. She will definately be impressed. If you do not score after taking her here then you need to find a new girlfreind.

I ended up taking a drinking buddy so that ended up being akward

2
★★★★☆

This is as close to an actual Italian restaurant as Ive ever gotten. The care taken in the decor blew me away. I went with a freind and we were not treated "Rudely" (I personally dont like to be patronized, even if i pay more I pay for the food. Not to be loved) They actually do the table setting the way high class restaurants do. i was very impressed and I was given good service

The food. was good but it did not WOW me. It wasnt really spicey or anything and I thought the portions were small. I am American though , but dont go here expecting a plate overflowing with food. you will get european portions. I do not really like judging food but I will say I thought my little side dish of pasta had some really bland sauce. almost just tomato paste

This would be a great place to take your girlfreind as it is VERY Romantic. Pink cloth napkins and roses on the table. She will definately be impressed. If you do not score after taking her here then you need to find a new girlfreind.

I ended up taking a drinking buddy so that ended up being akward

Pros: Decor, tablesetting

Cons: Small portions

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Ambiance is like a tired old living room, it smells musty.
Extremely rude management. We got the feeling they were very self important and we were in the way.
I read another review that chalked this up to European attitude, I lived in Europe and was never treated this poorly. This is just an excuse to treat the customers like they are in inconvenience.
The homemade mozzarella is very rubbery and there was much too much Grand Marnier in the sauce, it over powered the dish.
Save your money - skip this one.

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★☆☆☆☆

Ambiance is like a tired old living room, it smells musty.
Extremely rude management. We got the feeling they were very self important and we were in the way.
I read another review that chalked this up to European attitude, I lived in Europe and was never treated this poorly. This is just an excuse to treat the customers like they are in inconvenience.
The homemade mozzarella is very rubbery and there was much too much Grand Marnier in the sauce, it over powered the dish.
Save your money - skip this one.

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I have been to Sarnelli's on 10 to 15 occasions. We find that Rosaria Sarnelli, the owner, is the hostess (dare I say it) and is CHOOSY on who she acknowledges and how she treats people (good and bad). On some occasions, she is delightful (it helps to be in a dress for ladies and a suit jacket for gentlemen). On others, we are scowled at. We are professional people and spend money at Sarnelli's but were told one night that she needed to attend to another table because they were doctors. Who cares!

The service staff follows her lead.

I would say honestly that the food is very good. But in these economic times, it would be nice with the staff of Sarnelli's treated EVERYONE with respect. We all have choices in food, where we eat and how much money we want to spend at these items.

Parking is good.

1
★★★☆☆

I have been to Sarnelli's on 10 to 15 occasions. We find that Rosaria Sarnelli, the owner, is the hostess (dare I say it) and is CHOOSY on who she acknowledges and how she treats people (good and bad). On some occasions, she is delightful (it helps to be in a dress for ladies and a suit jacket for gentlemen). On others, we are scowled at. We are professional people and spend money at Sarnelli's but were told one night that she needed to attend to another table because they were doctors. Who cares!

The service staff follows her lead.

I would say honestly that the food is very good. But in these economic times, it would be nice with the staff of Sarnelli's treated EVERYONE with respect. We all have choices in food, where we eat and how much money we want to spend at these items.

Parking is good.

Pros: Food

Cons: Attitude

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I recently organized a birthday dinner for my wife at Sarnelli's which included sixteen people. We had a delightful dinner and I can say that the service and quality of food were excellent. What's more, the total tab was much less than I expected it to be. I heartily recommend this restaurant. I am aware of some of the negative comments made and can only say that I have patronized this establishment for a number of years, have had many dinners there, and have never had a negative experience.

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★★★★★

I recently organized a birthday dinner for my wife at Sarnelli's which included sixteen people. We had a delightful dinner and I can say that the service and quality of food were excellent. What's more, the total tab was much less than I expected it to be. I heartily recommend this restaurant. I am aware of some of the negative comments made and can only say that I have patronized this establishment for a number of years, have had many dinners there, and have never had a negative experience.

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Our family tried to eat at Sarnellis based on reccomendations from friends. We were ignored upon arriving for 10 minutes. (There were 5 empty tables plus we had reservations) We had to ask the waiter about the specials. He had to ask us to repeat everything we said 3 times minimum. We asked for a refill and our glass wasn't returned. After 30 minutes of waiting on our drink, we asked about it and we were told by our waiter that it wasn't his job. By that time I needed another drink too, and he refused to take my glass. The food was fair at best. The service was unacceptable. It's not my concern who's job it is to fill my empty cup. If you want to spend $$$$ to eat frozen shrimp, be ignored and treated like 2nd class citizens, by all means, go for it..

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★☆☆☆☆

Our family tried to eat at Sarnellis based on reccomendations from friends. We were ignored upon arriving for 10 minutes. (There were 5 empty tables plus we had reservations) We had to ask the waiter about the specials. He had to ask us to repeat everything we said 3 times minimum. We asked for a refill and our glass wasn't returned. After 30 minutes of waiting on our drink, we asked about it and we were told by our waiter that it wasn't his job. By that time I needed another drink too, and he refused to take my glass. The food was fair at best. The service was unacceptable. It's not my concern who's job it is to fill my empty cup. If you want to spend $$$$ to eat frozen shrimp, be ignored and treated like 2nd class citizens, by all means, go for it..

Pros: Small, Intimate. Could be a good thing if they treated you like more than an inconvenience.

Cons: If you ask for a refill, the waiter might give you lessons on who's responsibility it actually is to get you a drink!

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Best EVER!!! Make a reservation, or you will not get seated and then enjoy. Everything is sooo fresh and tasty. I have to drive an hour but it is worth every min. My in-laws make it there first destination when coming in town from PA. Yea - it is that good!

2
★★★★★

Best EVER!!! Make a reservation, or you will not get seated and then enjoy. Everything is sooo fresh and tasty. I have to drive an hour but it is worth every min. My in-laws make it there first destination when coming in town from PA. Yea - it is that good!

Pros: Best Italian around

Cons: you have to have a reservation

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This place should be in a "BIG" city like Hotlanta, not a little place like Orange Park, but what can you do? Haven't found anyplace in ATL that can touch Sarnelli's, chef Manuel Sanelli is "World Class" He should get on that Iron Chef show and open up a case of u-know-what on Iron Chef Morimoto or Mario Batali! I am glad to read in the local newspaper that "Manny" is opening a new place just south of Sarnelli's and going to call it "The Blue Grotto"
Can't wait!
Gregg

2
★★★★★

This place should be in a "BIG" city like Hotlanta, not a little place like Orange Park, but what can you do? Haven't found anyplace in ATL that can touch Sarnelli's, chef Manuel Sanelli is "World Class" He should get on that Iron Chef show and open up a case of u-know-what on Iron Chef Morimoto or Mario Batali! I am glad to read in the local newspaper that "Manny" is opening a new place just south of Sarnelli's and going to call it "The Blue Grotto"
Can't wait!
Gregg

Pros: Food, Service, Ambience

Cons: Can get packed sometimes, but what does that say to you?

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Three of us travel annually to Jacksonville on business and we always eat at least once at Sarnelli's. In our view, it is the best Italian restaurant in the southern U.S. We actually plan our stay around dining out at this exemplary restaurant. The food is painstakingly prepared, the wine list is outstanding, and the service wonderful. Mama Sarnelli has gone out of her way to ensure that we have our favorite dish--mussels. Fine dining in an unlikely place is what one experiences here. It is not fast food and for that we are grateful. Our next visit is in two weeks and our mouths are watering just thinking about it.

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★★★★★

Three of us travel annually to Jacksonville on business and we always eat at least once at Sarnelli's. In our view, it is the best Italian restaurant in the southern U.S. We actually plan our stay around dining out at this exemplary restaurant. The food is painstakingly prepared, the wine list is outstanding, and the service wonderful. Mama Sarnelli has gone out of her way to ensure that we have our favorite dish--mussels. Fine dining in an unlikely place is what one experiences here. It is not fast food and for that we are grateful. Our next visit is in two weeks and our mouths are watering just thinking about it.

Pros: Food, Service, Ambiance

Cons: Parking

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We tried to dine at Sarnelli's. My husband, son, and I walked in and were glared at by an older female that was seating another couple. We were not welcomed or greeted in any way. A couple minutes later, she came back back and bluntly asked, "Do you have reservations?" We replied that we didn't and she walked away. Another woman came back and said "We're totally booked, sorry." We thought it was strange because of the rude vibe we got. There were only a few tables full and 60% of them were empty. I called the restaurant from the parking lot and asked if I could make reservations for 6:30PM that night. (At the time we were sent away, it was about 6:10PM) The man said that it wouldn't be a problem! Of course, we didn't return. We can only wonder why we weren't seated.

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★☆☆☆☆

We tried to dine at Sarnelli's. My husband, son, and I walked in and were glared at by an older female that was seating another couple. We were not welcomed or greeted in any way. A couple minutes later, she came back back and bluntly asked, "Do you have reservations?" We replied that we didn't and she walked away. Another woman came back and said "We're totally booked, sorry." We thought it was strange because of the rude vibe we got. There were only a few tables full and 60% of them were empty. I called the restaurant from the parking lot and asked if I could make reservations for 6:30PM that night. (At the time we were sent away, it was about 6:10PM) The man said that it wouldn't be a problem! Of course, we didn't return. We can only wonder why we weren't seated.

Cons: Unfriendly

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At Sarnelli's you feel like you have gone to visit your Mom in Italy. Rosiara Sarnelli is always on the floor to make sure that your dining experience is just that "An Experience"! If you have any concerns whatsoever Mrs. Sarnelli wants to know if you don't LOVE your food Mrs. Sarnelli is not happy. The "FRESH" homemade Mozarelli with Beefsteak Tomatoes along with fresh herbs and olive oil is out of this world. The Grand Marnier Fresh Snapper/Grouper and Shrimp is so great that you feel you are on the shores at Naples. Of course the Lasagne, Chicken Cordon Bleu and other dishes are prepared and presented with just as much flare. I say "You Can For Get About" not having the Dining Experience of your life at Sarnell's Italian Restaurnt In the Heart of Orange Park. Mama Mia... Also VERY ROMANTIC-- Fresh Flower and Candles at EVERY Table...

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★★★★★

At Sarnelli's you feel like you have gone to visit your Mom in Italy. Rosiara Sarnelli is always on the floor to make sure that your dining experience is just that "An Experience"! If you have any concerns whatsoever Mrs. Sarnelli wants to know if you don't LOVE your food Mrs. Sarnelli is not happy. The "FRESH" homemade Mozarelli with Beefsteak Tomatoes along with fresh herbs and olive oil is out of this world. The Grand Marnier Fresh Snapper/Grouper and Shrimp is so great that you feel you are on the shores at Naples. Of course the Lasagne, Chicken Cordon Bleu and other dishes are prepared and presented with just as much flare. I say "You Can For Get About" not having the Dining Experience of your life at Sarnell's Italian Restaurnt In the Heart of Orange Park. Mama Mia... Also VERY ROMANTIC-- Fresh Flower and Candles at EVERY Table...

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Since having been stationed in Naples, Italy and in Catania, Sicily over 20 years ago I have been looking for an Italian restaurant that has the authentic Italian flavors and textures that made dining in that beautiful country such an enjoyable event. The search is over! Restorante Sarnelli is the answer. A bit pricey when compared to the chain Italian restraunts like Olive Garden but the atmosphere and the food are well worth it. The management goes out of their way to ensure you have an enjoyable dining experience.

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★★★★★

Since having been stationed in Naples, Italy and in Catania, Sicily over 20 years ago I have been looking for an Italian restaurant that has the authentic Italian flavors and textures that made dining in that beautiful country such an enjoyable event. The search is over! Restorante Sarnelli is the answer. A bit pricey when compared to the chain Italian restraunts like Olive Garden but the atmosphere and the food are well worth it. The management goes out of their way to ensure you have an enjoyable dining experience.

Pros: Individual attention, Good parking, Not crowded

 

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