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Delectable spaghetti and shellfish dish at a restaurant near The Hawthorne in Jacksonville, Florida



While everyone loves a hearty portion of spaghetti with meat sauce, you can find some inspired takes on this classic dish at the Italian restaurants in Jacksonville.

Find some of the best spaghetti in town at one of the following bistros:


At Maggiano's Little Italy, the menu is inspired by traditional recipes and cooking techniques only known to Nonna. Executive Chef Tyler Griffin makes everything to order, and no meal is complete without one of his delectable desserts. He graduated from Le Cordon Bleu and gladly customizes any dish to suit your personal taste. The restaurant is the site of many celebrations, and guests can enjoy a sunny day on the cozy patio. Try the spaghetti with the Margherita flatbread.


Taverna is where both the chefs and bartenders create modern interpretations of Italian classics. All of the meals are made using authentic ingredients and local, seasonal produce. The restaurant boasts a four-star rating on Yelp, and it comes complete with chandeliers, dark wood accents, and picture windows. Happy hour is offered weekdays between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., and the specials are some of the best in town. The spaghetti frutti di mare can be enjoyed with a glass of red wine.


Born in Sicily, Enza came to the United States at the age of 10. Today, she owns the restaurant with her husband Mike, and they're proud to offer a casual setting where guests can enjoy a leisurely meal. The portions are large, and the chefs will prepare your dish any way you want. Try the spaghetti carbonara served with the choice of soup or house salad.

In addition to these restaurants, The Hawthorne is also near top shopping destinations and world-class museums. If you're searching for the perfect place to call home, please contact us. We would love to give you a tour of our apartment community.