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Manuel's Vintage Room

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6 S Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
+1 352-375-7372
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 183
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Old world in Gainesville, who would think it?

Manuel's is as real a class dining experience as you might find in Rome, with better wine. The food is excellent, service is very good and the place is small and charming. Manuel himself is often there greeting guests and monitoring the operations. Be sure to call for a reservation, but even if... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
JHudsonGainesville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Manuel's is as real a class dining experience as you might find in Rome, with better wine. The food is excellent, service is very good and the place is small and charming. Manuel himself is often there greeting guests and monitoring the operations. Be sure to call for a reservation, but even if you forget stop in and beg forgiveness.

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Thank JHudsonGainesville
Annapolis, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walked into this quaint Italian restaurant and immediately immersed in an authentic real Italian Restaurant.Look no further than at the adjacent table sat he owner finishing up his dinner with a nice bottle of Chianti at his table. We came over and we had a real conversation of what he suggested for dinner and which wine would be a great... More 

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Thank dra1232
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dine here anytime we are in Gainesville. Consistently great good service and atmosphere. The owner is always on site and welcoming. The food is the highlight: mushroom bruschetta, calamari, and the specials were awesome. Can't edit for our next trip!

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Thank Ktulane84
Ocala FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I at at Manuel's last night. Such a small room with big personality. Love the bricks on the wall, real tablecloths, and overall atmosphere. We were seated and shortly thereafter, Manuel himself came by and greeted his guests. He knew some by name and was so welcoming. Don't see that happening much anymore. I loved that we... More 

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Miramar, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went there to have dinner on our own and even though the place is tiny, it was nice. So we decided to make reservation for our daughters graduation dinner. I called way ahead and they said it was too early. I sent an email and nobody reply. I called a second time and they said they were in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was traveling through Gainesville & passed this restaurant many times, never knowing about it! I decided I deserved fine dining, after driving from NY, and immediately liked TA's reviews! Oh my, I will have a hard time not stopping anytime I am driving by now! Quaint Atmosphere, superb service, and exceptional Italian cuisine! Would certainly be a regular, if... More 

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1 Thank BOREK E
Weston, fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Decided to check out Manuel's for our anniversary dinner, and see if this place was worthy of its top rating. Rest assured it is. It is easy to miss--just a small red awning with the name on the side--a very tiny restaurant. However, from the moment you walk in, you sense that you're in for a wonderful evening. We were... More 

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1 Thank Wizrapp
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Stumbled upon this place as a restaurant to celebrate my daughter's 21st. We were a party of 8 people so I got to sample many entrees. The food was delicious,I had the duck and it was the best I've ever eaten. Jimmy was our waiter and we were so impressed with his professionalism and attentiveness.My only regret is that I... More 

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Hampstead, Maryland
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Wow, we arrived for dinner to a very lovely candlelit dining room...the appetizers were awesome...especially the one with the pears! Everyone was happy with dinner Especially me. The salmon was outstanding. The server, Jimmy, was attentive and thoughtful. A definite " go back to place" in Gainesville

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Thank Cindy W
Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Do you have some favorite dining spots where you go to celebrate with your special person? Manuel's is one of those places. This is not a restaurant to bring a big group-it's an intimate setting (tiny, really!) with exceptional food, excellent service and wonderful wine. The food is prepared with exquisite attention to detail. We like to get a series... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 S Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-375-7372

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 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?