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Pomodoro Cafe

9200 NW 39th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32606
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Ranked #44 of 462 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
1 review
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
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76 reviews 76 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
96 reviews 96 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Cheerful and attentive service. Pasta may be a little overdone but sauce was very good. Balsamic dipping was original and very tasty. All in all a very positive dining experience.

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Inglis, Florida
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I went here with my daughter, sister and mother and had a delightful time. We went for lunch and I had a slice of their pizza with some minestrone soup. My mom had their open face calzone which was served with a generous portion of sauce on the side, and my sister was happy with her sandwich and fries. What... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Sometimes a restaurant gives a huge discount coupon because they want to show their loyalty to the customer, other times they give it because they need the business. I think the latter int he case of Pomodoro. I signed up and received a $10 off $40 coupon. We ordered the "specials' so we didn't reach the $40 mark. The server... More

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Ocala, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

When ever hubby and i are in Gainesville we always stop here for lunch.very friendly staff ,fantastic real Italian food. And we really love the decor and Italian music which is played while dinning.

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