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235 S. Main St., Suite 107 (Behind the Hippodrome), Gainesville, FL 32601
352-373-1919
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Ranked #16 of 470 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 2nd Place and E. 1st Street
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English first
Wisconsin
Top Contributor
95 reviews 95 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Cozy dining room. The menu is large and varied. Our waitress was friendly and efficient. The night we were there there was some kitchen issue which delayed our food, but we were offered free wine and an apology and because it was handled so well we were not even bothered. The food was worth the wait. Well-prepared, nicely presented. Do... More 

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Okemos Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

My husband and I received excellent service the minute we walked in the door. Nice wine selection and a delicious veal Marsala and a tasty grouper. I only give 5 stars rarely...so this is my top score. We'll be back!

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Gainesville, Florida
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My husband enjoyed our dinner at Amelia's so very much! The food was beautifully prepared and plated. Everything was so fresh and served at the perfect temperature, We enjoyed the 'non-fussy' atmosphere and the light jazz music in the background. Our wait person was great and the pacing of our meal was perfect as we never felt ignored or rushed... More 

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My husband, vegetarian teenage granddaughter (who was celebrating her birthday) and I enjoyed dinner at Amelia's during an overnight stop in Gainesville. Our food was delicious; nice plating, hot and fresh. (We had the chicken francese, chicken parm and a portobello vegetarian dish.) This white tablecloth restaurant had an elegant, yet relaxed ambience. Service was pleasant and professional. The chef... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Great atmosphere and friendly staff. If you are in the mood for good Italian food I had the Veil Marsala and it was excellent. The chef who is also the owner takes the time to personally check on you to ensure you were happy with your meal. The night we went there was also two gentlemen playing some soft Jazz... More 

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Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We ate here after reading the reviews on tripadvisor and once again they where right. The food is fresh and great quality. The service is very friendly and professional. The chef come and check on his guess and he is very friendly. A nice find that we will Visite more often and recommend.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The food was very good. We had a table outside, so we could people watch while we had dinner. The only part of the meal that was lacking was the service.

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The Villages, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We have eaten at Amelia's about once/month for a few years. It is conveniently located behind the Hippodrome Theatre. The menu hasn't changed in years, but why should it when it is perfect! The food is consistently delicious and the service is excellent. The chef/owner, Andy, will play the saxophone for birthday celebrations and will select a special dessert for... More 

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We were spending a couple of days in Gainesville with some friends and this was our choice on the second night. It was a good choice. One of our friends has dietary restrictions but these created no problem for the restaurant and it was all dealt with without fuss. The food was superb and a discounted bottle of wine made... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I went there today for the first time to celebrate my bday, I was in a big group and most of us thought the service was poor. They took 45 mins to bring the bread and the wine. When the food arrived was salty. In general, the service was poor & slow.

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Additional Information about Amelia's

Address: 235 S. Main St., Suite 107 (Behind the Hippodrome), Gainesville, FL 32601
Phone Number: 352-373-1919
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: European, Italian, Seafood, Vegetarian

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