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Wed, 1/23
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings


pompeii salad
Romaine lettuce, roma tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, olives, marinated vegetables, grilled chicken, light Italian vinaigrette
roma salad
romaine lettuce,‏‏ diced roma tomatoes, basil, garlic, fresh mozzarella, parmesan cheese, olive oil
chicken caesar
salad romaine lettuce, herbed croutons, grilled chicken, parmesan cheese, house-made caesar dressing
spinach salad
fresh spinach,‏‏ toasted almonds, sun-dried cherries, honey-balsamic vinaigrette
minestrone milanese
root vegetables,‏‏ cannellini beans, pasta, parmesan, tomato & chicken broth
escarole soup
escarole, parmesan cheese & chicken broth
pasta e fagioli
cannellini beans, garlic, pasta, tomatoes & herbs
capalletti en brodo
cheese tortellini in chicken broth
select any soup & any salad from above (smaller portion)
tortellini pesto
cheese tortellini in basil, parmesan, pine-nut & garlic cream sauce
penne a la vodka
penne w/ spinach, portobellos, pink vodka sauce
linguini tuscany
linguini w/ olives, roasted peppers, garlic, basil, sherry wine
ravioli al forno
baked cheese ravioli w/ house sauce & mozzarella cheese
ravioli provencale
cheese ravioli sauteed w/ garlic, spinach, pine nuts, & parmesan cream
ravioli salmone
cheese ravioli w/ diced salmon, portobellos, sherry cream sauce
eggplant parmigiana
thinly sliced‏‏ eggplant layered & baked w/ house sauce & cheeses
chicken marsala
breast of‏‏ chicken w/ marsala wine & mushrooms
chicken parmigiana
breaded chicken breast baked w/ house sauce, parmesan & mozzarella cheese
shrimp bettina
jumbo shrimp sauteed w/ mushrooms, roasted peppers, olives, artichokes, & sherry; served over linguini
$15 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Italian, European
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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All reviews grouper pasta spumoni bread salmon special manicotti stuffed mushrooms cake chef andy italian cuisine nice wine list slow service too salty fine dining anniversary dinner mouth watering downtown gainesville
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amelia's is open for Christmas and this was such a pleasant change from the usual routine of Chinese or Thai food. You need to make reservations as I believe the restaurant closes early that night. You order from their regular menu--no buffet nonsense like some...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Wizrapp
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner on a Sat when their was a home game. The food was really great. Very fresh with a lot of flavor. Desert was chocolate mousse cake made in house-very good not the chocolate cake with tons of ganache. Service was slow at...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GGreene25
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

We were on our way down from Blue Ridge, Ga and wrote to Andy the owner & Chef asking for fried artichokes the way my Mom made coming from Bari. He totally surprised me making them for us and were delicious. We had the pasta...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank V2355MPtinaw
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

I visited Amelia’s Italian Cuisine in Gainesville and it was great! I was totally craving chicken carbonara which wasn’t on the menu and they made it just for me! My family enjoyed their meals as well and my mother in law ordered the grouper and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Reggie B
Reviewed September 7, 2018

The best restaurant in town. Had the grouper special which spoiled me for fish anyplace else. Fish was wonderful and don’t forget the mushrooms in the salad or mushroom pasta. Chef/owner is wonderful host. Service very attentive without being intrusive.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank KBM212
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

This was my 4th time dining here. The food is fresh and always homemade tasing. Marinara is nice and thick. Desserts are made in house and so good. Sometimes service is a tad slow but well worth the trip

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank FMK05
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

The dinner was amazing! I ordered a special, which was Salmone Andaluccia. The fish was a good size, covered in sauce with sun dried tomatoes, garlic and mushrooms. It came with a good sized salad and a side of pasta. The chef is a sauce...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Helene H
Reviewed July 18, 2018

My wife and I were traveling thru Florida and stopped for dinner. What an amazing experience. We were treated like royalty. The Chef personally brought us champagne to congratulate us. Both of us had veal dishes which were outstanding. The evening ended with complimentary desserts...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank artaline
Reviewed June 25, 2018

I had a salad with oil and vinegar, super bread and butter. The Veal Parmigiana was very good and worth getting again. The sauce on the penne pasta was not very flavorful and the least enticing of the meal. My wife had the veal pecatta...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank FloridaNative1944
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

I was not impressed during this, my fist visit, to Amelia’s. To begin with, the restaurant felt very cramped. My table was so small and in the corner, with one side against the wall. It was very tight to maneuver through the tables. Our server...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank LoveUFLoveFLA
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