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Amelia's Italian Cuisine, Gainesville, FL

Amelia's Italian Cuisine

3.9
3.9
1397 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Gainesville's Finest Italian Cuisine for over 30 years! Located downtown in the Sun Center (Behind the Hippodrome). Amelia's brings you back to its Northern Italian cuisine roots with top quality food, service, and ambiance.


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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (352) 373-1919
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Andy Fass
  • Private party facilities
    Depending on availability, our Tuscan Rose Room can accommodate your party of up to 40 people.
  • Private party contact
    Andy Fass: (352) 373-1919
  • Neighborhood
    Gainesville
  • Cross street
    Behind the Hippodrome Theatre! Make sure to park in a non-numbered space
  • Parking details
    Free parking available in the Sun Center East Parking lot (East lot is near Alter-Ego Fitness accessable off 2nd place)
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • 1/2 OFF Bottled Wines

    Multiple dates available
    Tue - 5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    Bottled wines are 1/2 OFF menu price

What 1,397 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.9
3.9 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orlando / Central Florida East

    Romantic

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Good for groups

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Healthy

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Romantic

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Most Booked

1,397 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was absolutely outstanding! Food very good and nice cozy atmosphere. It was a little cold in there though so take a sweater!

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  2. GaryM

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Veal Marsala was pasty because it was heavily floured. Not good!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Possibly the longest I’ve ever waited for food. Over 90 minutes and that’s only because the server was trying her best to push them along. Another table near us waited even longer and finally just paid for their drinks and left!!! At 10pm I told her to just box it up so we could eat at our hotel. Our server said every table she had that night complained so I have to assume this is standard practice. Food was ok, the sweet server was lovely and tried her best. What a mess.

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  4. LauraZ

    Western NC

    25 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We were so looking forward to a lovely evening. 7:30 seated and my daughter and I didn’t get our meal until 9:00!!!! Thankful for the server who desperately tried to follow up. Major efficiencies in the kitchen- I think only 1 Chef. Manager was completely overwhelmed and didn’t really know how the handle anything. My chicken Marsala came out cold. Daughters Baied Ziti was good. Sadly disappointed!!

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  5. Stevea

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Calamari appetizer serving was huge AND excellent. Both Grouper entrees were also excellent

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food quality was excellent. Each of the six in our group had something different from grouper and veal to manicotti. I thought the required gratuity at 21.5 % was a bit high so additional tip was minimal. I get mandatory service fee but staff would be more motivated if required was 18% to allow customer to show appreciation by adding 5-7%.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious entrees and incredible portion sizes. They need more waiters, bartenders, and bussers. Also they got the butter in tin foil cubes like you’re at a Carrabba’s 🤨 It’s cutesy and tucked away from downtown. Lovely little date night if you’ve got a little extra cash to spend on your spouse, but nothing to write home about. Save the money, buy a bottle of wine and cook spaghetti together instead.

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  8. LynneK

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    waiter was a bit scattered he served us unsweet tea instead or sweet and then took a long time to bring us splenda bartender was amazing food was awesome as usual.

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  9. producerpete

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Amelia’s! It’s an absolute must every time I’m in Gainesville!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Sadly the overall experience was not as expected. We had calamari for an app and it was undercooked. The Cesar salad was flavorless. Then to the main course…. Veal sorentino with pasta. The sauce was good and the pasta was cooked right. Good size portion (would not go home hungry). Unfortunately the batter for both the veal and eggplant tasted like plain flour, which detracted from the overall taste of the dish. We were never offered refills on our wine and after the meal there was no dessert offering. High hopes at the beginning of the evening with lackluster results.

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  11. ChloeL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing as always!! Will be back soon for sure!
    Amelia's Italian CuisineResponded on March 5, 2024
    Thank you for dining with us Chloe, salute!

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  12. PVBfoodie

    Jacksonville

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service!!

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  13. carob

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Salad was not as fresh as it should have been, lettuce seemed wilted. Surprised they did not have angel hair pasta. The web site indicated that entrees came with penne pasta, but that is no longer the case.

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  14. Fbuzz

    Pittsburgh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What outstanding food and service…..can’t wait to go back.

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  15. AnnRae

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Amelia's has been my favorite dining spot for years but recent changes in routine and presentation have saddened me. Now the Entre with sauce is plated on a bed of pasta rather than a small side bowl of pasta with tomato sauce or olive oil. As a result, everything tastes of the sauce whether piccata or Marsala or cream etc. A rather large amount of pasta in piccata is rather overwhelming and creates a one flavor meal. So hopeful they will return to previous standards of a fine restaurant.

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  16. ChloeL

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is marvelous but definitely over priced. The service was decent. One of the entrees was incorrect, and the food took a while to come out. The staff was friendly and it was a quiet and intimate experience.

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  17. GregoryC

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious meal. Although the preset/limited holiday menu brought an initial frown, our options were sufficient, and the Veal rollitini did not disappoint.

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  18. Lola

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We waited a crazy long time for our food. We got there at 7:30 and we got our food at 9 pm. When we did get our food, nobody got the right order. We have dietary restrictions and the waiter completely disregarded our orders and brought us all the wrong dishes, with the allergens we specifically asked to avoid. It was one of the worst experiences I have ever had at a restaurant.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    No notification of limited menu for Valentine’s Day (even though Valentine’s Day was 3 days ago) was expecting full menu and was extremely disappointed by the options

    1 person found this helpful

  20. Patrick

    Miami

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was pretty slow even though not many people were there.

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  21. Sofia

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server made us feel uncomfortable. She was checking in but didn't bother to stop walking to check in, just kept walking past us and didn't let us know when out food was coming when we waited over 1.5 hours. The environment was calm and the bread and appetizers came at a decent time, however our entrees were not worth the wait and cost.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    the best part of our meal was the free bread and dessert, our entrees were boring and incredibly over seasoned making it almost uneatable. the service was ok but our waiter seemed to be ignoring us. would not really recommend for anyone celebrating anything special, i was truly disappointed (especially for the high prices)

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  23. MaritzaR

    Miami

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was average to below average. The service although friendly went from slow to non existent. Our appetizer dishes were never cleared. We took our main course to go. The jazz music was good and the perfect level so we could have normal conversation. We’ve been here several times and each time it has gotten a little worse.

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  24. Foody

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Authentic Italian meal. Quaint little spot. Relaxed experience with delicious food.

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  25. Dave

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic, our waiter was very informative and helpful explaining the timing of the coursed out meal. Started with the calamari which was a delight. The Caesar salad was worth the small up charge, delicious. Entree portion was generous and I was able to take home left overs. Great experience!

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  26. DawnC

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amelia’s never disappoints! Food was excellent… we had linguine with puttanesca sauce- delicious! Our waitress was great, and accommodating. Only downside for this evening was the limited wine list and no top shelf gin for cocktail. Apparently ran out. However, I was not disappointed with my wine choice.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!! Food was delicious perfection!!!

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  28. Luzia

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a nice little restaurant! The food and service are amazing. Good for a date or quiet dinner.

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  29. MarkR

    Jacksonville

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was OK. House wines were not good. I’m unsure if dinner was worth the money.

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  30. RubemD

    Exclusive

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I made a reservation at Amelia's to celebrate our 9th anniversary with my wife. I included this information on OpenTable when making the reservation. Regrettably, it seems we were the only couple not asked if we were celebrating a special occasion. Other couples were specifically inquired about such occasions. We spent $130 for this special celebration, but unfortunately, we won't be returning to celebrate future occasions at Amelia's. We've had better experiences at less fancy restaurants on previous occasions.

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  31. HollyA

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good, service efficient and friendly. We would go back.

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  32. ElysseR

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amelia’s food was outstanding and the staff was extremely accommodating to our large party moving us inside when an unexpected cold snap came through.

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  33. Diana

    Orlando

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amelia’s is an old favorite, tradition. Absolutely delicious food prepared with love. Servers are all very professional, friendly and pleasant. Definitely Gainesville’s best Italian!

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  34. Wonderful

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been going to Amelia's for special anniversaries, special occasions, pre-Hipp dinner and just because since moving here almost 20 years ago. We have seen several changes in ownership (we miss Chef Andy and his sax serenading for our anniversary), but Amelia's continues on with no real changes - and that's a good thing!

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  35. EddieP

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is always delicious and the atmosphere has an upscale feel with the white tablecloths and professional service.

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  36. Keukamimi

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A second visit to Amelia’s was as excellent as the first. Everything was perfect and the food, delicious.

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  37. CindyR

    Orlando

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really great place for graduation lunch. Staff was very accommodating. Not noisy so very easy to have conversation with everyone! Would definitely go back if ever in Gainesville area again!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall not a great experience. The restaurant went from a hidden gem to a small town dump. Food was extremely salty, service was slow, and the menus were falling apart. Noted a special occasion in my reservation, nothing was mentioned nor offered to be done. Not even a anniversary greeting as we sat down. Hope for a better experience in the future.

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  39. Disappointed

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We have gone to Amelia's for many special occasions over the years. I couldn't wait to take my family to celebrate a graduation. Unfortunately, it was not the exceptional food we've enjoyed in the past. The entrees were covered in thick sauce. The salmon was overcooked and completely covered with sundried tomatoes. My father had an upset stomach all night. I don't know if they were just having a bad night, but it definitely wasn't the same. Our server was very nice and attentive, and we did enjoy the appetizers.

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  40. Doug

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service were excellent. But large groups for graduation made it very noisy. Our one complaint is they did not have decaf coffee available, which struck us as very strange for a quality Italian restaurant.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Amelia's Italian Cuisine using the Order Online button. Amelia's Italian Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (352) 373-1919.

Amelia's Italian Cuisine is rated 3.9 stars by 1397 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Amelia's Italian Cuisine

235 S. Main Street #107, Gainesville, FL 32601

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Behind the Hippodrome Theatre! Make sure to park in a non-numbered space
  • Neighborhood
    Gainesville
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–8:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Seafood, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Free parking available in the Sun Center East Parking lot (East lot is near Alter-Ego Fitness accessable off 2nd place)
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andy Fass
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (352) 373-1919
  • Private party facilities
    Depending on availability, our Tuscan Rose Room can accommodate your party of up to 40 people.
  • Private party contact
    Andy Fass: (352) 373-1919
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