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235 S Main St, Suite 107. Behind the Hippodrome, Gainesville, FL 32601-1818
+1 352-373-1919
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“grouper” (21 reviews)
“pasta” (23 reviews)
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Italian, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
235 S Main St, Suite 107. Behind the Hippodrome, Gainesville, FL 32601-1818
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

Came here last night with friends for dinner and we were not disappointed. The welcome was warm, as was the ambiance. The place was quite busy (Wednesday) so reserving a table might be advisable. The menu structure is standard Italian with dishes of the day...More

Thank Revduncan
Reviewed 17 January 2018

We're fairly new to Gainesville, and still looking for really good restaurants. So far we've been disappointed. Here's my take on our anniversary dinner at Amelia's: Pros - The two versions of grouper entrees we had were very good and well-prepared. The wait staff was...More

Thank Gerald P
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Friendly atmosphere, well informed server on the food, and delicious! We would definitely go back when in town next

Thank Minirodder
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

We were a party of 6. And we were seated in a back room where the noise level was unbelievable. A large party of 30 year olds were out celebrating and we could not talk across our table and be heard. Service was slow. Salads...More

Thank washashorecapecodma
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Literally everything deserves a 5 Star. The food, the service, the wait time (or lack thereof).... couldn’t recommend this place more. The chef/owner came by and checked on us, even played with my 9 month old a little (usually people hate kids but this certainly...More

Thank Gabby S
Reviewed 22 December 2017

A Downtown Gainesville fixture, we had dinner at Amelia's before a movie at the Hip and left satiated but disappointed. Here's why. An intimate dining setting, we were promptly seated and attended to by our waiter, Drew. He went into his recitation of the specials,...More

Thank doctorbobster
Reviewed 20 December 2017

We were a party of nine - mostly Italians ( so we know good Italian). We'd heard good things and weren't disappointed. The calamari was excellent as an appetizer. Several had the lobster fra diavolo and all were bragging on their choice. I had the...More

Thank jeannem702
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We came here due to reviews and were immediately greeted as if we were beloved family members. You can’t go wrong with any choice on the menu and the knowledgeable servers will help you out. The soups were great, the linguini and clam sauce best...More

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 12 November 2017

Amelia's is one of the best Italian restaurants we've eaten at. Thanks to tripadvisor reviewers for this wonderful discovery! Everything about our dinner was perfect. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was lovely, and service was friendly and well paced. We chose an appetizer for...More

Thank karen0706
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Four adults had a wonderful lunch. We each had a pasta dish and split the salad amount the four of us. The ravioli was wonderful as was the fra diablo. We all enjoyed the Roma salad. While tablecloth and nice white napkins showed a lot...More

Thank Nelsonfl
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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