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235 S Main St, Suite 107. Behind the Hippodrome, Gainesville, FL 32601-1818 (2nd Place and E. 1st Street)
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Manager and staff were extremely accommodating for a birthday dinner for 10. Service was great and they let us bring in an outside birthday cake. Atmosphere enabled great table conversation and everyone enjoyed their meals. Great location in downtown Gainesville.

Thank Jeffrey E
Gainesville, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great food, drinks & wine. Service was perfect. Happy Birthday on the saxophone was over the top !! Will be back !

Thank Brian L
Boca Raton, Florida
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Being a food snob from NJ and now living in south Florida, I could not predict that an Italian Restaurant in Gainesville would be anything to write about. Quite honestly, I was hoping for decent. But to my great surprise, this restaurant is really good. We were lucky to find this place and we eat here every time, we visit... More 

Thank sslootsky
Raleigh, North Carolina
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456 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has a nice atmosphere with white linen table clothes. The space is a little tight however, with not much distance from the entry way to the closest table. Prices are about $18-19 up for Pasta which isn't a real expensive item to fix. Of the four of us I got the Salmon with spinach which was excellent and... More 

Thank Don N
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten at Amelias many times and it is always amazing, the chef is super nice and alwasys comes out and greats guests and thank them for coming to eat! I am all around impressed, only down side is they are closed on Mondays but I guess they need to rest for one day.

Thank Linda J
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73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

Enjoyed an magnificent dinner before the Thomas Center Blue Grass Concert. Four of us shared a bottle of wine and then a 1/2 carafe which complimented the meal nicely. We shared a calamari appetizer which as truly great. George had the Surf and Turf and raved about the steak several times, the last as we were leaving the concert. His... More 

Thank BigP34
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

We just left Amelia's. I found this restaurant because I needed to find a place that could accommodate our dog as we were traveling through the area. Our children had to eat and we could not leave the dog in the car especially in the Florida heat! We did not want to eat fast food. Anyways, I called and spoke... More 

Thank Tina L
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Food was very good. Fried calamari, the best crispy, good portion. Chicken inviter no very good My wife had scaloppine, my son Chicken Parmesan no complains. Tiramisu amassing Caramel flan not that great. Price fair. Service needs some improvement Definitely go back

Thank Jackitoss
Gainesville, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Maybe i expected too much but this food was not worth my time or money. Blan appetizers, house salad lacking flavor and anything but chopped greens.... my wifes pasta entree was a starchy mess. We will not be returning and I am upset that I have lost 1 meal out of my life to this establishment. I would rather have... More 

Thank cline2574
Gainesville, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

The uninspired food at Amelias cannot make up for the poor service and rude pretentious behavior of some of the staff and the management. After several visits, we have seen no improvement and have been left with a sour taste in our mouth from the dining experience there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $30
Italian, Seafood, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 pm - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 235 S Main St, Suite 107. Behind the Hippodrome, Gainesville, FL 32601-1818
    (2nd Place and E. 1st Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352-373-1919

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