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Manuel's Vintage Room

6 S Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-6215
352-375-7372
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Ranked #1 of 462 restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Thank you TA for this find!! Passing through Gainesville for one night on a road trip and stopped here. Definitely happy I had read reviews to make a reservation as others were turned away. Quaint little place with an open kitchen. Bread arrived with a basil infused olive oil. We had Tuscan bean soup with Rosemary which was full of... More

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Tampa, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We ate here back in June..wonderful fresh homemade pasta! Food and Service was excellent. We have tried many restaurants in Gainesville and this is the best! Going back in a couple of days!

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Gainesville, Florida
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We had the pleasure of dining for the first time at Manuel's for our wedding anniversary. Since moving to Gainesville a couple years ago, we had heard talk of how wonderful Manuel's is. But now we know firsthand that it is worthy of all the accolades. The service, the food and the value are all top-notch. The restaurant is small... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I took a window seat in Manuel's Vintage Room and the fun began. As a lightening storm flashed outside the window the chef had marvelous dishes flaming within view in the kitchen. We ordered snails for our appetizer and out came more snails than we'd ever seen in one place before. The snails were delicious and buttery.... More

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Alachua, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This visit to Manuel's was our first but won't be our last. The food was especially delicious, far above the taste of any other restaurants we've tried. The service was equally good as was the setting, small and intimate. It costs a little more than other good Italian restaurants in Gainesville but is worth the greater price. I recommend it... More

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Largo, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

This is a fantastic restaurant. When we came to eat Manuel himself stopped by our table and chatted for a bit. The place is very small and homey, and I highly recommend calling ahead. The parking sucks, but thats downtown Gainesville for you. All of the food was amazing, but I have to add that the clam chowder was some... More

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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Their food was very good and their service was excellent! The desserts were to die for. We will definitely come back as soon as possible.

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Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

We go here for special occasions. Extensive wine list. Freshly made pastas and only the freshest seafood. The lemon chicken is wonderful, so is the grouper (when available), and the pesto gnocci is some of the best I've had. When Manuel is around, he's friendly and loves to chat with guests. Servers are professional and knowledgable. The setting is intimate... More

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Had a wonderful anniversary dinner here with my girlfriend on June 12. The food was spectacular, especially the Gnocchi Daniela and the Macadamia Chicken. We had a bottle of Francis Coppola Chardonnay that was delicious and smooth as well. Our server, Ray, was fantastic, very attentive to our needs, and very informative regarding the food and wine selections. He also... More

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Fincastle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A friend and I went here on Thursday night before Memorial Day. We did not have a reservation, but they seated us right away. This place is charming...as in, tiny, but very nice atmosphere. Extensive wine list, most were on the expensive side, but we got a nice bottle for about $50. We had snails in garlic which were good.... More

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