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Pomodoro Cafe

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9200 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32606
352.380.9886
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 68
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  • 31
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  • 11
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great pasta, good price!

Came for lunch. Chose randomly and am very pleased with the pasta. We had a lunch special amatricciana. Staff very friendly. My dog was also very welcomed (small breed in a proper dog case, few barks here and there...). Will definitely come back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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High Springs, Florida
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The owner of the restaurant really knows how to exceed customer's expectations . . . from the kitchen to the cleanliness to the wait staff; all are topnotch. The Italian menu and atmospheric surroundings makes you think your dining in Italy. Hard to beat his recipes for some of the best Italian food in the area. Portions are oversized, prices... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We went as a group of five on the recommendation that this place had the most delicious homemade salad dressing in the world! Yes, it does! And that's not all! Fine Italian food at reasonable prices! Regular menu and daily specials! First the waiter brought us fresh baked bread with an amazing dipping sauce...Two of us ordered the ribeye steak... More 

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Ocala
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

On a Sunday afternoon we decided to take the advice of Trip Advisor reviewers and visit Pomodoro Cafe in Gainesville. We were not disappointed. From the minute we walked in the door our experience was wonderful. We were greeted by a manager named Simone who was so gracious and welcoming. We felt like we were entering the house of friends.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

They have great food and specially made. I enjoy stopping by just to grab something for dinner and still treated with professional friendly service. I love the pasta and it is made authentic and take out or eating in you will have great food and service. Take the time to enjoy the atmosphere

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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Have been coming here since the restaurant opened and have never, ever, had a bad meal. And I am Italian! From pizza pick up, to business luncheons to catering family events, Pomodoro has delivered. Even when I want to mix it up by ordering from somewhere else, my colleagues and families request "what we had last time"...usually Chicken Piccata, Caesar... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Came for lunch. Chose randomly and am very pleased with the pasta. We had a lunch special amatricciana. Staff very friendly. My dog was also very welcomed (small breed in a proper dog case, few barks here and there...). Will definitely come back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Went there on anniversary. Picked it because they had a promotion, dinner for 2 for $30 -one appetizer, 2 entrees, 1 desert. Our server, Bok, was awesome!!! Best service we had in Gainesville. Atmosphere: well lit together with soothing music. Bread was OK, and the balsamic vinegar sauce was delicious. Servings were huge, we had plenty to take home. My... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Great atmosphere, friendly knowledgeable waitress. Nice crusty bread and balsamic reduction dipping sauce delivered to the table right after you are seated. My friend had a clam dish that she stated was delicious, I had chicken and shrimp carbonara very tasty and had lots of shrimp. The only negative was when I entered the restaurant the person at the counter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

I really enjoy the atmosphere of this place. The bread they give you before the meal is so good! And I love the cannolis!

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Had a really good time at Pomodoro. The pasta and vegetables were very fresh and the sauce was delicious. The restaurant decor is eclectic and fun. We did not eat dessert, but the desserts look fantastic! We will be going back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9200 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32606
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352.380.9886

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?