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Pomodoro Cafe

9200 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32606
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Ranked #45 of 463 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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74% Recommend
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We have been to Pomdoro Cafe several times over the past few years, but are by no means regulars. We were looking for a place to celebrate a birthday, we chose Pomodoro and are very happy we did. The food was delicious. I ordered a grouper picatta -- wow! It was fresh and delicious. My wife ordered a vegetable pasta... More

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Flanders, New Jersey
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We were recently in town for a softball tournament and ate food from here a few times. We went in for dinner one night to just grab pizza for the hotel but decided to stay and eat in. The dinner specials for $11 were a great value including soup/salad and desert. Two nights later we ordered a bunch of pizza's... More

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Alachua, Florida
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My wife and I enjoy Italian food so we like two restaurants in town. We like Manuel's Vintage Room for intimate dining but we like Pomodoro's for a place to take friends and family. We've been going to Pomodoro's for several years and always find it a pleasant experience. The food is very good; so good that we've never eaten... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My husband and I eat out about 5 days a week and this used to be one of our go to places for Italian. We ate here yesterday and it was terrible. I ordered the encrusted chicken pecan salad and could not eat it. The chicken was way overcooked and dry and not encrusted but merely sprinkled with a few... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were charged $7.00 for a cup of tea. When complained, we were told that because we asked for several tea bags, each bag of tea needs to be paid for. We were treated with extreme rudeness by the young manager. We travel a lot and have never experienced this type of rudeness at a restaurant.

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Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Pomodoro is an old favorite, but a bit out of our way way West on NW 39th Avenue. The service is first rate, the food is the best Italian in the area, and the ambiance is super. Friendly wait staff, tasty food, and elevator music that features not some pop-rock thump-a-tub, but Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald intermixed... More

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Daphne, Alabama
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stopped here on the recommendation of the front desk of the local hotel we were staying at. It was apparent we were in an Italian restaurant, but it was not overly done. The dining area was clean and there was little noise. The service was very good. I ordered the Veal Parmesan. It came with a side of Penne... More

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Whitby, Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stopped in here on our way to Madeira Beach, just fancied pizza.....it was ok.....nothing amazing but all through our meal I was very aware of music, way too loud to have a conversation, the owner who was in the restaurant obviously loved it, but even for me, at 65 it was depressingly old.....O Sol o mio .....santa luccia ......sorry... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We eat here every Sunday after church, the food is usually good and the service is always average or above average. They have pulled their restaurant quality up a lot over the past few years and seem to e continually improving. My one complaint is that their pizza is a little greasy and is occasionally bland, however their balsamic bread... More

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Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We were driving from Atlanta to Orlando. We hit Gainesville and were looking for a lunch stop We went into the Pomodoro It was bustling with a lot of local diners A very helpful waiter guided us through the menu We had a variety of choices my wife going for salad and soup, one daughter for the pizza another for... More

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