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Amelia's

235 S. Main St., Suite 107 (Behind the Hippodrome), Gainesville, FL 32601
352-373-1919
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Ranked #9 of 462 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
London, England, United Kingdom
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104 reviews 104 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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New Port Richey, Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Like most Italian places the portions are large, but they had the option to split a meal, which is handy when you can't take a box back to a hotel. It was enjoyable though where to park was confusing. Be careful as towing is frequent in a college town.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I have eaten at Amelia's twice in the last month. Once for lunch and the other for a celebratory dinner. Both meals were great. The lunch menu is great value and they promise prompt service. For dinner we started with martinis and bruschetta, which were delicious. Our salads were cold and fresh, and our entrees were perfect. We finished off... More

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Rochester, NY
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Great italian food at reasonable prices with great service. The breads are crusty and flavorful, the calamari is tender, and the sauce was spicy, but not overwhelming.

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Gainesville
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Great food, love some of the new items on the menu. They may not be that new but havent been for quite a while. Went twice in the past month and enjoyed just about everything. Was there last week and they were pretty dead so thought it would be fast considering what I ordered but it was rather slow service.

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