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Amelia's

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235 S. Main St., Suite 107 (Behind the Hippodrome), Gainesville, FL 32601 (2nd Place and E. 1st Street)
352-373-1919
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Wed 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 11:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 119
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  • 41
    Very good
  • 15
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  • 5
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Whole lot of Lunch

Took mom out to lunch and there was an awful lot to love about this lunch. The service was prompt and attentive, dining room decor elegant, we had two delicious and very generous salads of fresh vegetables, cheese, tomatoes, grilled chicken with an outstanding dressing. The side of fresh baked warm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
CFoleyBrinza
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Gainesville, Florida
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Gainesville, Florida
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took mom out to lunch and there was an awful lot to love about this lunch. The service was prompt and attentive, dining room decor elegant, we had two delicious and very generous salads of fresh vegetables, cheese, tomatoes, grilled chicken with an outstanding dressing. The side of fresh baked warm bread was an awesome accompaniment. Will be back again... More 

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Thank CFoleyBrinza
Ormond Beach, Florida
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201 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed a birthday meal here. Chicken Parmesan was delicious. House sauce was nice and tangy. Tortellini Alfredo was enjoyed by my son. They make a tasty bruschetta and many homemade desserts. The chef came around to greet us and make sure we were enjoying the meal.

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Thank gatorRPH1990
Gainesville, Florida
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185 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great dinner and efficient service getting us out to the theater on time without any "rush" feeling. Strongly recommend the chicken Marsala or veal Milanese

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Thank KBM212
Summerfield, Florida
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Ate here before the show at the Hiippodrome. Many restaurants to choose from in the quaint area of G"ville and we choose Amelia's. It did not disappoint. From the food to the servers everything was fantastic. Menu prices were average to higher price range so fits every ones pocket book. Menu has a good variety.Food is so fresh and hot... More 

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Thank ladydragonfly3531
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Worst ever. Ordered 2 dinners with soup and salad at 5 PM. Picked up at 5:30. When unpacked had put all the dishes on top of each other in flimsy cardboard topped containers. Rolatini smashed and unrecognizable , sauce oozing out of containers. Heavier soup on top leaking into food. A terrible mess that could have been avoided with careful... More 

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Thank Christine J
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

White table linens and wait staff in black & white set the stage for a casually elegant dining experience. Everyone in my party of 4 loved their food. One of the highlights was our 80-year-old waiter who has worked there for 19 years and navigates around the restaurant like a 50-year-old. He was excellent and a true inspiration. Ultra professional.

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Thank Michele J
Rhode Island
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106 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Five of us dropped in on a Friday evening hoping to find a table, and the hostess was able to accommodate us. We started our meals with bruschetta and sautéed portobello mushrooms, which were excellent. I had a simple manicotti filled with spinach. The regular salad that came with the meal was nothing to rave about, but overall, the meal... More 

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Thank genevaRhodeIsland
Boca Raton, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This was my 2nd time eating here and the food was very good. From the hostess up front to the wait staff they really know how to treat a guest.

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Thank Hal D
Gainesville, Florida
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69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is the kind of fine Italian Dining that you take your girl friend to so you can propose or celebrate an important occasion. You need a reservation most of the time so plan ahead. The atmosphere is amazing and relaxing. They have live music sometimes and they treat you like royalty. Dress nice and expect to have your mind... More 

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Thank ShabbyChicChick
Nashville, Tennessee
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

Amelia's has been a "default" restaurant when I'm in town for Florida Gator football games for many years. They take reservations which are easy to make. Their wine list is excellent as well as the many Italian entrees featured on the menu. My wife and I are always pleased when we walk out of the restaurant at the end of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 235 S. Main St., Suite 107 (Behind the Hippodrome), Gainesville, FL 32601
    (2nd Place and E. 1st Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352-373-1919

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?