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Manuel's Vintage Room

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6 S Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-6215
352-375-7372
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 137
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food but so so service

I read the reviews here and decided to make a reservation for my son's 25th birthday . I was quite hopeful as I was called several hours before our meal time and asked if we wanted to have a dessert brought to the table and was told they would put some birthday confetti on the table . When we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 23, 2015
michelle89064
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Gainesville, Florida
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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175 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Gainesville, Florida
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I read the reviews here and decided to make a reservation for my son's 25th birthday . I was quite hopeful as I was called several hours before our meal time and asked if we wanted to have a dessert brought to the table and was told they would put some birthday confetti on the table . When we arrived... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a very small restaurant, even by Gainesville standards. We were seated right next to the kitchen and suffered all through the evening because smoke, steam and fumes. I actually had to leave the restaurant because of an allergic coughing fit, returning only when I was under control. Our dinners were all good, very tasty but not to the... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

OK, on Valentine's day two couples go to Manuel's Vintage Room. Valentine's day is likely the worst night for quality food in the world. Known for extravagantly priced meals at some of the (normally) best restaurants in town. Not the case here. This was one of the most fabulous meals that these world travelers have ever experienced. Four very picky... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The whole experience was amazing and the food was incredible. A few of us went there to celebrate a birthday and all tried different items from the menu. The portion size was great with enough to share with everyone at the table. Both the wine steward , chef, waiter all made us feel welcome and special. It was the first... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food at Manuel's was fabulous. We enjoyed nice warm bread dipped in olive oil while we waited. We had flatbread pizza as a appetizer. This was wonderful! I then had the shrimp pasta with a red sauce. Yummy! The wait staff was super attentive. I would definitely go there again!

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Alachua, Florida, United States
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We went to Manuel's for my wife's birthday. Wanted something special and not a "chain" restaurant. This place is truly "cozy". Not much seating and we were kind of cramped in to a small table, but it worked. The wine steward was very helpful finding a wine for my wife. The food was very, very good. She had veal picatta,... More 

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Palm City, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

The Rustic Salad was just beyond amazing.......I'm speechless to describe it. Their wine list is impeccable. The chef can be seen creating his masterpieces just out of eyeshot. Interior is cozy yet spacious! Incredible meal!!!

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

We were overnighting in Gainesville on a Sunday night on our way south. After checking Trip Advisor reviews, we decided to try Manuel's Vintage Room. We could not have more been more delighted with our dining experience at this quaint, classic Italian establishment. Good range of menu options without being too large to deliver quality. Garlicly snails as an appetizer,... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is an adorable place tucked into old downtown Gainesville. The steaks are absolutely delicious and the rustic interior makes you feel like you're in a small European town. Definitely a go to place for a romantic dinner. ALWAYS make a reservation.

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Miami, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The best restaurant in Gainesville, classical, vintage atmosphere and food is made to perfection. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance. We had Lobster Ravioli, Chicken Parmesan, mushroom penne pasta, and shrimp scampi. Antipasto delicacy snails, and salad. Service was exceptional.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 S Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-6215
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352-375-7372

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?