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“Fresh Food, Interesting Flavors” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Civilization

Civilization
1511 NW 2nd St, Gainesville, FL 32601-2229
352-380-0544
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Ranked #15 of 432 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: International
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Wonderful place.
Gainesville, Florida
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Fresh Food, Interesting Flavors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We loved this place. Great wine menu and beer list. Small, comfortable space inside and also nice patio dining area outside. Everything we tried was amazing! Eclectic, global menu. Lots of vegetarian options. Attentive, friendly staff.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Hawthorne, Florida
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Another hidden gen”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Heard about this restaurant from a friend. We spent a few minutes driving in circles before finding it, hidden behind a fence with minimal signage. Unique converted building with pleasant ambience, and patio seating. The menu was creative, and has vegetarian options. Good beer/wine selection, with paired suggestions on the menu. Service was a little slow, but pleasant and helpful. We'll be back to explore the rest of the menu.

  • Visited August 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Aromatic and Restful”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

This is my favorite quiet dining place. The rich aromas, gentle lighting, unintrusive service, and ability to hear dinner coversation are unequalled in Gville. The dishes are inventive and overall excellent, though there are a few disappointments. Love brunch and their usual menu, not so much international night menu.

Visited July 2014
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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256 reviews 256 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
“A good different restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This is a Co-op restaurant. Atmosphere is not real bright but interesting with high ceilings. Good variety of vegetarian entries and the food was good. Portions were good for the prices charged. Everything was cooked to order and service was a little slow but friendly. Don't go here if you are in a hurry. Sort of hard to find off a side street but a very pleasant unusual restaurant that is worth a try.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Can't believe veggies taste so good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This is a fusion restaurant, so while there may be American, Indian, Thai or African, this restaurant puts its own stamp on a cuisine. While most entrees are vegetarian there is almost a fish or other choice. Breads are fresh from the bakery. This one-time auto-repair site has elements of its origins in its decor. The place not fancy, but the food is.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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