Amelia's Italian Cuisine

4.9
1137 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Gainesville's Finest Italian Cuisine for over 30 years! Located downtown in the Sun Center (Behind the Hippodrome). New (September 2007) Chef/Owner Andy Fass brings Amelia's back to its roots with top quality food, service, and ambiance. Nightly food and drink specials to complement the extensive Northern Italian cuisine menu selections. Please wear a face covering if entering the restaurant. Please bring a device to scan our QR code menu or view it now at menu.ameliasgainesville.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1137 people are saying
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vipCarlos1636
Jacksonville
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was closed because of an emergency. No diners could enter.

A note was hung on the front gate to the restaurant. It expressed apologies for being closed. And it asked for understanding about what was happening to their family.

Amelia's Italian Cuisine
Responded 14 hours ago

Thank you for your understanding. Our Chef and Owner passed away unexpectedly. We are working diligently to inform guests that we are currently closed and are saddened that we were not able to inform you prior to your reservation time. Please accept our apologies and we appreciate your understanding during this difficult time. We hope to have Chef Andy's food back in front of guests as soon as possible.

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MattG
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful experience with delicious food and a tranquil atmosphere. The service is unbeatable

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Maria
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great birthday dinner experience.
Thanks, Amelia!

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Zach
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place for our group of doctors to connect and enjoy some time outside of the hospital.

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GaryJ
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amelia's is one of the best Italian restaurants in Gainesville. The eggplant parmesan is the best I have ever had at any restaurant.

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vipccd2
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Servers are attentive and personable. Food is excellently prepared. The atmosphere is always friendly. Dishes tend toward the imaginative, particularly the seafood. For instance, the salmon dish we order frequently is made with sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms and a sherry-basil sauce over spinach. Grouper is fresh and prepared in a variety of ways. We just like the place and drive from Ocala at least once a month.

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JackM
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone was friendly. The food was excellent. The service was enjoyable.

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KetoJ
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing food, fantastic dining experience in Gainsvillle!

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vipRobertM
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was delicious. Service was great we well. Excellent place for dinner, but make sure you have a reservation.

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WAREIAM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Italian? Not in my book! Really not good. Cesar salad little to no taste. Soup was funky, never had pasta fagioli like that. Service and food was so slow an hour just to get our salads. The biggest disappointment was the 27 dollar veal parm! Seriously was hard to find the veal! Really just a big pile of breading that was soggy and fell of the little bit of veal and way to much sauce very little cheese and sauce was not good.

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RobertB
Savannah
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Food thoughtfully prepared and warmly served.

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KerryA
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I recommend this restaurant to anyone that is visiting this town and don’t know where to eat.

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KathyT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its always been a delight. It's difficult to break away from ordering our favorites though. Exceptional appetizer, Veal Rollatini, and Grouper entrees. Staff and Owner-Chef Andy are very skilled and welcoming.

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vipBobA
Orlando
29 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service. The chef/owner stopped by to check on us which was a nice touch. He clearly cares about his customers. This was our first time but will not be our last. Highly recommended.

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CATED
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed the meal and resturant. The food is fresh and tasty and abundant. I wouldn't say it's flashy but good wholesome Italian food. Love the atmosphere and wait staff. I'll be back for sure.

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Hanric
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. The owner was very friendly. I would definitely visit it again!

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btmt
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent high quality meal! Good food, attentive knowledgeable server. Excellent value! One of the best Italian meals I have had in Florida. First class!

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steve
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really fantastic food and very personal service.

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BrianC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding dinner, food is always exceptional. Chef Andy runs a wonderful restaurant. Our go to for any celebration or special occasion, never disappoints.

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vipGrateful
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food was outstanding!!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was excellent! Service was exceptional!

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vipelias
Minneapolis
40 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Italian dishes are excellent. From the veal marsala to the fettuccini Alfredo, all are prepared to old world standards. The wine selection is adequate and of course, features Italian wines which are reasonably priced.
Their specials are particularly good. The Grouper Posilipo was quite tasty. The sauce enhanced the flavor of the fish. without overwhelming it.
The chef/owner is amiable and courteously greets all the clients as time permits.
Overall, one of my favorite places to eat in Gainesville.

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RobinK
Savannah
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience, food, and service were superb. Our waitress was funny and gave us time between courses so we didn’t feel rushed. We always come to Amelias for important occasions and are never disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfection.

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CoolMamba
Orlando
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I thought everything was great. My wife was even more impressed.

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Jesika
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

More salad would be nice. Other than that best eggplant parmesan I’ve ever had.

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vipDean
Orlando
68 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and outstanding service from Drew and India!

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CherylT
Orlando
7 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our family had a graduation celebration dinner here. The service was excellent, food was delicious and the ambiance was quiet and intimate. It was a nice evening. Highly recommend.

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EWilliamsLeslie
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband & I go to Amelia's for every celebration we can! They're the perfect place for a romantic meal. Their food is so good that I feel truly joyful eating there. Compliments to Andy, the chef! Thank you for always going above and beyond our expectations!

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Kati
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amelia's is a wonderful restaurant for special events or just a great place to enjoy a quiet dinner. Chef Andy makes an effort to come out from the kitchen to greet his quests personally - making sure every person who visits Amelia's feels special and happy with their dining experience.

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JaniceW
Greensboro
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Italian dinner we’ve had in a long time! Prosciutto with melon delicious, and lobster ravioli special spectacular.

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vipJerryL
Key West
77 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant - very friendly and professional service. Outdoor patio dining was very pleasant. Enjoyed the great food and the 1/2 price wine bottles on Tuesday!

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vipnaplesgourmet
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

We enjoyed dining at Amelias. The Veal Picata was outstanding. Our server was very nice. The owner and chef came out to greet us, a nice personal touch. The service was a little slower than we would of liked but that would not deter us from going again.

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DhyanaO
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Slow service not clearing old plates in a timely manner. Small cramped tables. Oil placed with bread but no pepper or salt on the table to add. Good entrees very fresh. Expected more of a well dressed dining room not cut off Jean shorts. Dinner service took about 2.5 hours. Was my first time eating here and it was just okay.

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RichardK
Boise
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding authentic big cit Italian cuisine in Gainesville FL. Waiter, Drew and Andy, chef and owner made sure everything was fresh and perfectly prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was grest.

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vipGeorgeB
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

reliably wonderful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience to me delicious food

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BrianB
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice dining room, good menu, and very competent wait staff.

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vipelias
Minneapolis
41 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

the food is always excellent. great italian. dishes are tasty and flavorful. ingredients are fresh. preparations are per request. wine prices are reasonable. Owner/chef is friendly and helpful.

FAQs

Amelia's Italian Cuisine offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (352) 373-1919.

Amelia's Italian Cuisine is rated 4.9 stars by 1137 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.