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“The perfect blend of amazing, incredible and excellent.”
Review of Satchel's Pizza

Satchel's Pizza
Ranked #1 of 568 Restaurants in Gainesville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $24
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Orlando, Florida
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“The perfect blend of amazing, incredible and excellent.”
Reviewed June 18, 2013 via mobile

Combine a great philosophy of love, amazing pizza and salad, and wonderful drinks - then put them in a charming eclectic atmosphere. What could be better? The kids loved eating in the vintage Ford Falcon van in the garden.

  • Visited June 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
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164 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“You have to visit this fun restaurant!”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

We were recommended to this establishment by some locals who worked at an attraction we were visiting, upon asking a few of them together of their recommendations for a fun, funky and good local restaurant that we and the kids in our group would enjoy, they all in unison said "Satchels!" So we knew we had to give it a try! We were not disappointed.

We had pizza and calzones, which were great, but the best part was the decor, we kept seeing new cool things all night long! The entire place is a work of art using recycled materials!

They had a great live bluegrass band also. In our opinion if you go, try not to sit in the front of the restaurant, you can go to the back of the restaurant where they have the live music. We didn't know this and were in a 10 -15 minute wait for the front, when one of us wandering around found the back part of the restaurant where there was no wait and live music, a playground for the kids right next to our tables, great beer selections, there was no table service you just ordered what you wanted from the bar. There were various seating arrangements out there also, including a tree house table. There was also a bocce ball court to entertain you or the kids while waiting for your food or afterwards if you wanted to hang out for a while and enjoy the music longer. Upon leaving we saw there was another playground over on the other side of the restaurant. We hear that some people like to eat in the bus that they had on the outside in front of the restaurant, it was really cute, but looked a bit cramped to me. This is a fun place to go and had really good food also!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank Lifeisagr8adventure
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Largo, Florida
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great pizza, great experience”
Reviewed June 2, 2013

OK, so this is just a pizza place, but wait a sec, EVERYONE loves pizza! And this is such a unique experience. Cash only, but the fee for the ATM machine inside goes to charity. Great pizzas, have a wonderful salad to start. We've heard that the calzones are awesome too, we just can't stop eating the pizzas. Lots of tables inside (the large room in back often has live musicians and a bigger beer selection than you can get from your server) and outside. The room out back is fresh air too.

  • Visited May 2013
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2 Thank SvenskaGirl
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Gainesville, Florida
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38 reviews
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“A Gainesville Institution in the making”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

If you don't like pizza, get the salad. Best ever and that alone is worth the visit. Getting the pizza by the slice, the way you want, is the best. And be sure to look online before you go for the music in the back. The Irish traditional music on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays is as good as any in Ireland. Interesting tasty beer selection and satisfyingly eclectic.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Costelr
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Philadelphia
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Artsy environment w yummy food!!”
Reviewed May 29, 2013

Satchel's is like going to an awesome art museum for hipsters...and then you're served the most amazing food and drinks. Everything is homemade- from the salad dressing to the soft drinks. If you're not sure what to get, you can't go wrong with their salad and any pizza made the way you like it (including deep dish!). This place is a MUST SEE when visiting Gainesville!

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank magnum15
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