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Manuel's Vintage Room

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Italian, Mexican
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6 S Main Street, Gainesville, FL 32601
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, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 144
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 5
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  • 4
    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
Great Food, Intimate Dining

We went here for a graduation celebration and it was delicious. All of the food was great, the pear purses and escargot were great starters. I had the lobster ravioli and it was one of the best past dishes I have ever had. The ravioli had huge chunks of lobster meat inside, normally you just get a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
DaisyDot24
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Atlanta, GA
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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185 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Atlanta, GA
Top Contributor
391 reviews 391 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We went here for a graduation celebration and it was delicious. All of the food was great, the pear purses and escargot were great starters. I had the lobster ravioli and it was one of the best past dishes I have ever had. The ravioli had huge chunks of lobster meat inside, normally you just get a pureed mess that... More 

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Lowell, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We researched Manuels while looking for restaurants in Gainesville. The website showed us a great photo of the pear purses, and believe me, they were as fabulous as they looked in the picture. A bite of pasta, a bite of cheese, and the finish was the sweetness of he pear --- Yum! Jimmy, our server, was perfect, attentive but not... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Very rude Hostess--Riza. --very crowded , elbow to elbow. Kitchen very small, slow to serve. Food good but kitchen staff from a biker's gang. And soooo slow. If owner was there more often he would know to fire Riza. Need to space the tables out, etc etc. Go to Harry's or a host of other restaurants without feeling your a... More 

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Gulfport, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

The food was amazing and so was the service. I had the Gnocchi, my wife had the Tortelini and my nephew chicken parm. Excellent food. Yum!

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Gainesville, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This reminded of a small restaurant in the heart of Milan, Italy, but in Gainesville, FL. The service was amazing, the wine list was amazing, the bread and herb dip was amazing, the food was amazing, everything was amazing, tasty, delicious. I am definitely coming back here for a nice meal. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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Gainesville, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We have been living in Gainesville for a couple years now and this is without a doubt the best meal that I have had anywhere in town. The restaurant doesn't have many tables and is very popular so you need to make a reservation ahead of time. This all creates an intimate atmosphere where you are well taken care of.... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Almost a non-american experience for me! The food is so good you can still recall the flavours one week later. The prosecco is nice and they serve a great variety of wines from US and other parts of the world. Make sure you leave some room for desert!

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Gainesville, FL
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77 reviews 77 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We dined at Manuels on March 17. It was to be a special treat for my husband's birthday. The restaurant was very busy that evening and it appeared to us that the wait staff was having a hard time keeping up. The staff is well trained and very professional. We were given menus right away along bread and dipping oil.... More 

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Ellisville, Missouri
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194 reviews 194 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We had a reservation, were greeted promptly at the door and seated immediately. We shared a Rustic Salad because our server told us the salad was large enough to share (he was right). My husband had the snails as an appetizer and really enjoyed them. I had the pear purses and there aren't words to tell you how yummy they... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Excellent Italian food, but smoke poured out of the kitchen from the cooking, lowering the air quality in a recent visit there. A friend said that the ventilation problem is a regular occurrence there.

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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: 352-375-7372

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

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