Owner Marcello Villani had plans to make the Bistro X bar space into a separate restaurant since buying the San Marco restaurant in 2019. | Dan Macdonald, Jacksonville Daily RecordOwner Marcello Villani had plans to make the Bistro X bar space into a separate restaurant since buying the San Marco restaurant in 2019. | Dan Macdonald, Jacksonville Daily Record

Bistro X adds sister restaurant: Limoncello Ristorante

Published on December 5, 2023 at 11:48 am

Restaurateur Marcello Villani is bringing an Italian tradition to Jacksonville while paying tribute to his late mother.

Villani owns Bistro X at 1440 San Marco Blvd. On Nov. 24 he opened Limoncello Ristorante in the space that had been the Onyx Lounge in Bistro X. 

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The two restaurants are the same building and share the same address. Bistro X is more high-end and Limoncello offers more affordable prices.

It is a similar concept to the restaurants his parents owned on the island of Capri on the Amalfi coast.

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Lead image: Owner Marcello Villani had plans to make the Bistro X bar space into a separate restaurant since buying the San Marco restaurant in 2019. | Dan Macdonald, Jacksonville Daily Record