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235 S. Main St., Suite 107 (Behind the Hippodrome), Gainesville, FL 32601
352-373-1919
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Ranked #10 of 465 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
Palm Harbor, Florida, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
45 helpful votes 45 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
22 helpful votes 22 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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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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