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235 S. Main St., Suite 107 (Behind the Hippodrome), Gainesville, FL 32601
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Ranked #15 of 462 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
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
Christchurch, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Emiliano's continues as a Pleasant and reliable. Someone commented, the atmosphere is clean and pleasant. The service is always excellent. The chef came around to ask about the dining experience, which we were appreciated. It would be nice to see some new dishes on the menu. The routine has stayed very much the same for many years. There is always... More

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Naples FL
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

First of all - the restaurant is clean, white table cloths, with excellent servers and service. Having a table for 2, we were nestled next to wall - very private feeling even though we were in a very busy dining room. There is a very robust menu...seafood, veal chicken, pasta...quite a variety. I ordered a special with grouper & clams... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Group booking. Friendly service with chef introducing himself to all of us. Prompt food delivery. Wine good. Food well cooked. Good choice for all courses. Mainly Italian style for. Local foods used. Would definitely consider going there again.

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Gainesville, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I've never been disappointed by a meal here. Service is always good as well (a tough find in the 'hipster' ladened city of Gainesville). For a while this was the best Italian place in town. And while I don't believe this is the case any longer (not due to their decline but rather to a couple new places opening that... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This restaurant is awful and the food they server is terrible. Has NOTHING to do with the Italian cuisine. Everything is overwhelmed by the amount of sauce they dump on every single dish. That applies for all the dishes we ordered. The sauce on my Veal Scaloppine tastest like BBG sauce. The only good thing was the espresso and the... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
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68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We were visiting the campus of U of Florida. Coming from Maryland, we relied on Trip Advisor for recommendations and were not disappointed. Amelia's was a wonderful find and we enjoyed an excellent Italian dinner. All aspects- appetizers, salad and entree were well presented and prepared. We happened on a 1/2 price wine night which was a nice bonus. The... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a quaint little Italian Restaurant in the heart of downtown. Just walking in and you are quickly swept up in the feel of a fine restaurant in an Italian village. The chef knows how to please even the most staunch Italian. We usually visit once a month and are always treated as if we are appreciated. The food... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The one item we ordered that was very good was the lasagna I took home for my son. It was a little spicy which was unsual and very tasty. Other than that, not really impressed. Decor, carpet, everything definitely dated. Prices okay, selection of wine very good. Staff were excellent, but I would honestly not go back. Was not worth... More

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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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