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Pomodoro Cafe

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9200 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606-7331
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was my second visit, my husband's first, and we're in agreement that we're going to keep returning until we speak fluent Italian. The food is beyond good. It's eye-rolling delicious. Tonight's special was all-you-can-eat pasta (your choice of 6 different types) with your choice of sauce (4 kinds: Alfredo, marinara, Mama Red, and one other I've forgotten the name... More 

Thank CJ K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Being Italian I am pretty picky. This place is pretty good and I have not been disappointed yet. It's not spectacular food but for Gainesville, I think it's decent. Everyone raves about it. They have some rustic dishes that are great. The balsamic reduction sauce for the bread is great and they are quick. Very friendly and always checking to... More 

Thank Cathy C
Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have always enjoyed Pomodoro and have never had a bad or disappointing experience. Our server, Amy, did a fine job this visit and our food was delicious and adequate.

Thank jelsrtrav
Gainesville, FL
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is top notch. The Bistecca salad is to die for - steak was cooked perfectly. Bruschetta is wonderful. I've been to several catered events and the food is always hot and delicious!

Thank kcb51
Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I dined out with my parents a few nights ago. It was a delicious meal. We had a little issue with the gluten-free pasta for my wife, but the manager came out promptly and discussed a solution with us. I was impressed with the service from our server, Alexis. All told, good experience, I'd recommend it.

Thank psyclone241
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A "gem" in a nice strip mall, across the street from Santa Fe College. Always clean, upbeat, and customer-service oriented. Mike, Manager, is excellent. Jackie is the TOP server in my opinion. Nicole and Keri are great servers as well. The Hostesses are pleasant and quick. The Bussers are fast and efficient; they also smile at the customers. FOOD: all... More 

Thank Elena B
Baltimore, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and service but a couple folks in the group said the dressings and sauces had too much sweetener. Maybe sweetener in every thing is a desired trait for rtger

Thank solomonknibb
Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Too my mom, friend and my son there for lunch one saturday afternoon. I ordered the steak salad. Perfectly cooked steak, very large portions. My mother ordered the turkey wrap and could not finish it all. My son ordered the chicken parmigian which he loved. The wait staff we had was amazing. The staff behind the counter near us were... More 

Thank Hollie S
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

Nothing to write home about. I had the mixed grill (salmon, shrimp, chicken, and steak). The salmon and chicken were overcooked and the steak was undercooked. I could have made better at home. I tasted my friend's pasta dish: cold and mediocre. I had the flan for dessert: again, just okay. My friend had chocolate cake and it wasn't very... More 

1 Thank Sarah J
Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

Pomo's has great Italian food which leans a little to the Tuscan side. Lots of fish and seafood dishes as well as the usual great pasta, pizza and calzones. Great lunch and Sunset dinner specials make it very affordable. Love the Salmon salad and their award winning soups and hot fresh bread are a meal on their own.

Thank everinghamc2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9200 NW 39th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32606-7331
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: 352.380.9886

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