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“Not just a neighborhood restaurant: great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of O!O Tapas & Tinis - CLOSED

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O!O Tapas & Tinis
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Dining options: Waitstaff
Description: (352) 331-6620 Restaurant is upscale with excellent service, delicious food and great wine. It has been open a year or more and there is no excuse for you not listing it.
Gainesville, Florida
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448 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
“Not just a neighborhood restaurant: great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

My colleague and friend said he would treat me to dinner as both of our wives are out of town. When we walked in a duo was preparing for their gig. Surprising as it's a Tuesday evening but no complaints here as the duo proved to be excellent musicians and singers. Beatles songs, mostly. 
We sat at the round bar, very nice seating. My house pinot grigio came in a full glass: that's a nice pour.. BUT I noticed that the white wine glass had shrunk in size compared to previous visits. So the price by the glass may have stayed the same but the quantity went down. A hidden price increase—NOT NICE!!
We both ordered tuna steaks rare/medium with mashed potatoes, and sautéed spinach. Excellent!! 
It is very encouraging to experience a restaurant keep its goal in sight over the long haul: consistently high quality food served professionally, without fuss and pretense.
Word to the wise: discount days are advertised on lawn signs all over the entrance to the shopping plaza but ask before. Two fers and happy hours are added incentives to visit this gem.

  • Visited April 2012
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Thank tatliturk
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English first
Tampa, Florida
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“Awesome Food!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2011

Food was good, service was as well. I will be back!

  • Visited August 2011
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Thank jamesmoon2
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Gainesville, Florida
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2011

O!O Tapas & Tinis is one of best in Gainesville.
My wife and I go often and enjoy its high quality food
Gourmet food at good prices

  • Visited June 2011
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Thank BobW46
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Gainesville, FL
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Consistently great food & wonderful place to go as group or couple”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2010

We have taken several people here and all have had great experience with consistently good food. The crab cake with sauces, smoked gouda "fondue" and hanger steak are some of our favorites. Just had the dark chocolate mousse and my friend said it was the best she ever had. You can order either tapas sized plates or dinner size meals. The martini selection is very extensive and seems to be a popular draw on weekends. The music nights are fun and can attract often large crowds. Depending on who's booked, it can be a "soft music" night or more fun themed nights. The manager is ever vigilant and appears to be doing a terrific job in maintaining consistency. Not sure what the other reviewed chose to order, but we frequent here often and have never been disappointed.

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2 Thank gottaGOanytime
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Florida
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48 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Not good food.”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2010

Tinis are ok, food not acceptable. I want to like this place as it is a neighborhood restaurant and we live close. Tried it twice. That's two times too many.

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Thank xrgator
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