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235 S Main St, Suite 107. Behind the Hippodrome, Gainesville, FL 32601-1818 (2nd Place and E. 1st Street)
+1 352-373-1919
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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Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Upscale Italian dining in downtown Gainesville. Consistently very good and creative meals. And, the only place I know of where the chef will play a sax for you on your birthday.

Thank ChuckB32605
Ormond Beach
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a family, after Graduation in Dec. We were all tired, and very hungry. To our delight, the food was excellent, and so was the service. There were ten of us, and all the food came out together and hot, as it should be. Would highly recommend this restaurant. Can't wait to go back.

Thank 730rita
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

The food was great, the service was very good, but when we walked in the place appeared to be a bit like your favorite local economical diner with its commercial ceiling tiles. Don't be alarmed - you're like the food. Wine by the bottle reasonablely priced.

Thank WChesterGreg
Anderson, South Carolina
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Great local Italian restaurant . The food was fresh and amazing taste. Owner came out and spoke with us. Highly recommend

Thank Mark3800_12
Fairfield, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

I have been traveling to Gainesville regularly for business lately and make it a point to always stop by Amelia's. They have a great variety of Italian dishes, salads and libations. Personally I love their marinara sauce on selections such as Fra Diablo, eggplant and chicken parmigiana but you can't go wrong with their lasagna, pesto or other dishes either.... More 

Thank thomash788
Gainesville, Florida
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

The dining room is nice and neat, white table clothes add some elegance. The staff was good and the food was yummy! The food was very very good. The chef came around afterwards for a quick check and chat. We visited to celebrate my wife's birthday. We left happy.

Thank dave1960fromyork
Tallahassee, FL
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My wife and I visited Gainesville for the first time. Amelia's was a short walk from the B&B (Camellia Rose Inn) that we were staying at. The food and service was excellent. We will recommend and revisit.

Thank tally4u2
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Not what we were led to believe by the reviews. We had a reservation for 9 and were seated promptly. Everything after that was slow. It took 2 hours and 15 min from the time we were seated to get our entrees, and mine was wrong. I ordered veal and got chicken. When I sent it back, it took less... More 

Thank Meg S
Longwood, Florida
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

I remember dining here about 25 years ago and said I would never go back. But after 25 years I had forgotten why I would never go back. You see I know how to cook Italian cuisine and really I have never been to a good Italian restaurant from Central Florida on up to the Florida Georgia border in the... More 

Thank UFGator71
Tampa Bay
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

My son was graduating from UF in August, and I wanted to have a nice dinner for him with our family and friends. After having researched and read the reviews, I chose Amelia's. Of course, I was somewhat nervous, having booked the reservation sight unseen and never having dined there. Well, I can tell you that not only was the... More 

Thank ADW1990

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Romantic
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: +1 352-373-1919

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