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Reviewed October 2, 2022

I went to Pomodoro Cafe on a Saturday night for dinner with a friend. The restaurant was busy and we had to wait maybe 10 minutes for a table. When we got a table, our waiter was very nice and attentive, bringing us bread and...making sure our drink orders were in. For my entree I went with the San Francesco Da Sisi, which is a capellini pasta that includes assorted roasted peppers, caramelized onions, diced tomatoes, spinach, chicken breast slices, and shrimp. The flavor was bountiful, especially with freshly grated cheese over the top. Pomodoro has so many tasty menu items that it will make it hard for you to choose. I already know what I would order next time and I can’t wait to go back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed September 19, 2022 via mobile

I’ve been coming here for about fifteen years when I’ve traveled to Gainesville and at one time I considered it a topnotch Italian restaurant. (I used to go to their Ocala version before this one opened.). On this last visit, it was clear they are...cutting corners. The pasta was definitely not homemade and the quality of the meatballs and sauce were much diminished. The service is still great as is the decor, even the bread is still very good. I just think they’ve taken shortcuts with their “meat and potatoes”. It’s not worth the expense and the long drive for me at this point, more a run of the mill Italian joint.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 21, 2022

This restaurant, which is located in a strip mall in NW Gainesville, features an extensive menu of Italian entrees and pizza. Prices were very reasonable, especially in the current hyper inflation environment. Everyone in our group of 8 really enjoyed our meals.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed April 20, 2022

What a wonderful dinner. Staff was friendly, efficient and attentive. And the osso bucco was delicious! I make it a habit to dine here frequently and am never disappointed! Hi

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 5, 2022 via mobile

Our servers made the night fun! They helped us pick the right wine and we thoroughly enjoyed our dinner experience. Unfortunately, I cannot recall the name of our servers… both names started with a ‘B’ and one was training the other. Thank you ladies!!

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 2, 2022

First visit was dine in staff was awesome! The manager came and sit with us showed me how to eat and order the cuisine. My second visit was take out still the same GREAT FOOD!!! I will be going tomorrow for take out again!!!

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 23, 2021 via mobile

I try to eat here whenever I visit Gainesville because their pasta itself is very good; I believe it’s homemade and the sauce is quality. Meatballs are just fair, the portions and entree prices are conducive for me for lunch. The bread before the meal...and the pasta fagiole are tasty. I generally get good service and the restaurant itself is very charming and clean. They have remodeled considerably over the last 15 years.More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed September 19, 2021 via mobile

While menu has been reduced every selection is perfection ! Calamari - followed by chicken Alfredo & of course fresh pasta & rolls ! Delicious

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed August 17, 2021 via mobile

Very cozy beautiful restaurant in a strip mall near the Santa Fe college. Amazing food, desserts and great service too!

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 6, 2021

We have always enjoyed this restaurant...just me and my husband but this week we had a table of ten to celebrate our grandson's graduation from UF. The service was perfect. The food was all delicious and they catered to some special requests for our gluten...free folks. I cannot say enough as to how much we enjoyed this evening!More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed April 30, 2021 via mobile

We enjoyed great food and excellent service here with a party of eight. On a Monday night, it was 2-4-1 wines, which was a nice surprise. We sat on the patio in pleasant weather. The ticket says “Brandon” was our server; very professional and patient....Our meals ranged from Shrimp Pomodoro to Pizza to Nonna Pasta with chicken. The Cafe is in the Springhills Publix plaza off NW 39th Avenue near I-75. Off the beaten path, but definitely Worth a visit!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed April 22, 2021

I had been here before and ordered a sub that was excellent, unfortunately I forget which sub it was. I came back and ordered the lasagna as take-out. I only live 5 minutes away and by the time I got home, the lasagna was already...cold. The bread and the soup that came with it were really good though.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed March 22, 2021

ordered pizza and the toppings looked they were dumped in the middle. Not the place to go for pizza.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed December 16, 2020

Had dinner with family here. The food was just ok. My lasagna tasted ok but was cold. The tiramisu was alright. Service was good. Prices were a bit high.

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed December 8, 2020 via mobile

Looking for a good lunch after doctor's appointment. This place is great. Warm bread and dipping sauce was immediately brought to the table. Salads were fresh and delicious with the house dressing. Wife had fettuccini Alfredo and I had penne' with Momma sauce, both were...delicious and more than enough to eat. Definitely a place we will return to.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Not sure. Eaten inside only.
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Hi! Pomodoro's phone number is 352-380-9886, and the weekly specials are listed at their web site, which it won't let met share here. Go to google and search for pomodoro cafe gainesville florida. It will list the "Weekly... More
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Pomodoro Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4