The best way to capture a wild, rampaging meal is to hook it with a gigantic pasta lasso. Test your throwin' arm with today's deal: for $9, you get $20 worth of pizza, pasta, paninis, and more at Brucci's. Your Groupon is redeemable for dine-in, take-out, or delivery (extra charge applies) at the Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, and Fruit Cove locations.
Brucci's large menu of authentic Italian fare is sure to whet the appetite of your neighborhood Pirandello scholar or anyone who's ever sampled Italian cuisine. Hand-tossed New York–style pizzas are served up by the slice (starting at $2.10) or by the pie (starting at $10.10), and traditional pastas are smothered to perfection in family-recipe sauces such as the ricotta-stuffed shells ($8.50) or the chicken parmesan ($9.85). Paninis are served on bread from local bread makers and include the Tuscan, with salami, provolone, roasted red pepper, red-onion tapenade, oil and vinegar, and black olives. Fresh-made salads result in dignified garden parties in the mouth. Stromboli and calzones (starting at $6.90), as well as tiramisu ($3.95), round out the menu.
The modern décor at each Brucci's features bold colors and open kitchens, and the friendly staff add to the lively atmosphere, evocative of the frenzied electrical undercurrent that ripples through Roma on the eve of a big football match or a Ferragamo-tassled-slipper release.
Reviews of Brucci's are mixed among diners, but they lean toward the positive. Brucci's Ponte Vedra Beach location gets four stars from nine Citysearchers and 3.5 stars from three Yelpers. Eighty-four percent of Urbanspooners recommend the Fruit Cove location.
- Brucci's is one of the rare finds we discovered on a recent trip to Ponte Vedra. Being a native New Yorker (and always complaining about the Pizza in the South) we were ecstatic after one bite of our pizza. – maryann6303, Citysearch
- I enjoy Brucci's in PVB. They have a friendly and relaxed environment with good food. I eat there at least once a week and have not tired of the food. – John G., Yelp
Though Brucci's Pizza owner Bruce Jackson was born in Syracuse, New York, his grandparents hail from Italy, and he grew up feasting on Italian recipes that had been passed down through generations. At his restaurant, the chefs follow the same timeworn recipes as his grandparents when dishing up Italian favorites with a New York–style flair. They whip up lasagna layered with meatballs and italian sausage, grill paninis, and hand-toss housemade dough for pizzas, strombolis, and calzones. Their specialty pies include the Brooklyn—topped with diced tomatoes and fresh basil—and the Syracuse Stuffer—laden with sausage, beef, pepperoni, and ham, as well as green peppers, onions, and mushrooms.
But Brucci's Pizza is more than just an eatery—it's also a gathering place. In addition to weekly specials, the three locations host regular events. The Ponte Vedra and Fruit Cove locations host a Monday kids' night, and the West Beaches location facilitates live music twice a week, played by bands that are not made up of animatronic rodents. The chefs also issue a standing challenge: if any guest can devour a double-thick, 16-inch Fuhgeddaboudit pizza—smothered in seven toppings and gobs of extra cheese—within an hour, it's on the house.