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Amelia's Italian Cuisine, Gainesville, FL
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Amelia's Italian Cuisine

4.2
4.2
1256 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

9:30 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Seafood, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 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 45 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, Happy Hour, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,256 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Neighborhood gem

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Great for fine wines

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Romantic

  • Ocala / Gainesville

    Most Booked

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  1. B

    Bryan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server, Lupine was the highlight of the experience. Service like that is few and far between. We were celebrating our 26th anniversary as a male couple and we felt incredibly welcome and at ease. (Not always the case) The food was marvelous. At first we both ordered the steak and was disappointed that only one was left but luckily we chose the lobster ravioli which gave us the opportunity the share both. So glad for that. Thank you for a lovely evening. We will be back.
  2. B

    Bigred

    Miami

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Second time having dinner here. My wife and I love the food and the service is great. Our go to for Italian food in Gainesville!
  3. GC

    GordonC

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Surf and Turf entree was excellent and was easily shared by my wife and I with a little steak leftover. The almond ice cream and Amaretto was a delight and also easily shared.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice dinner for our anniversary. The food was delicious and plentiful.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Italian food from soup to entree. Very nice servers, not rushed thru dinner very relaxing. Everything served was piping hot and made to order. Will be back.
  6. JU

    JULIEH

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful, quiet place among the chaos of the University
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent since we arrived. The waiter asked for allergies, mention recommendations, answer questions. The drinks well served and the food delicious. A place to go back!!
  8. S

    Sean

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a very pleasant dinner at Amelia's. +Friendly service, tasty dishes, great Caesar salad and dessert -Sauce on the chicken was a bit salty, house wines could improve, would have been nice to be offered additional bread
  9. B

    Barbie

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only thing I can say is there was one other couple in the back dinning room with us and the front dining room was full which made the service in the back a little slow .
  10. W

    Wonderful

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Amelias for 15 years. It is our favorite special occasion (sometimes any day of the week is a special occasion) restaurant and the food and service have always been wonderful. We miss chef Andy but are glad that he lives on as very little has changed.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I went for our anniversary. Extremely good food and service.
  12. SS

    SteveS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    Dirty and poorly maintained. Food was delicious. Service terrible
  13. GW

    GlennW

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I am not a 5-star guy but most people would give them 5 stars. Best Italian food in Gainesville. All 6 of us really enjoyed out meals. Highly recommend.
  14. J

    Jacqueline

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, good service.
  15. NB

    NicholeB

    Coastal Georgia

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience1
    Amelia's is in desperate need of some ambiance! The bright lights and vintage decorations need some work. Not terribly inviting. Food was decent, service was slow. Probably wouldn't go back.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    Food takes sooooo long
  17. SW

    SusanW

    Orlando

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! A great place to dine for a special occasion or before heading to the Hippodrome.
  18. SL

    StephanieL

    Birmingham

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience1
    It took 1hr and 40 min to get our food for two people. And we had a reservation… The food was good enough but by that point we were just ready to leave and felt that it was not worth it. Also, sitting right by the door when there were several other open tables was not great. Would not go back
  19. W

    Will

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place for a special date night, which is what my wife and I were there for! The wait staff is very friendly and the food and drink choices are excellent! It is very cozy for the indoor seating, which means the toom fills with noise quickly. However, it is not a distraction from the great dining experience!
  20. j

    jerrym

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Food as usual was spectacular. I had the chicken piccata and it was moist tender and delightful. This is the first time in years I have eaten inside and found it very crowded, tables are way too close to each other.
  21. r

    rlj23

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Restaurant had no veal for veal dishes. so we had pasta bolognese which was excellent. Restaurant had no Cab savig by the glasss! instead had the house pinot noir and merlot. Brand was Folonari which i didn't care for but maybe just me. Parking close by is a pain. You have to download an app and log on to pay. Restaurant will reimburse for parking.
  22. D

    Diners

    Tampa

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We had an outstanding meal, great service despite the fact that there were only 2 servers. The owner helped them and they couldn’t have been more efficient. Her recommendations for our meals were perfect! The 1/2 price bottle of wine was a bonus. We would definitely come back again. Wishing you all the best!
  23. M

    Matt

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Portions seem to have gotten smaller since we last visited. My wife's meal was extremely small considering the cost. Dress code is not enforced which affected the atmosphere to a degree. Food tasted very good, but between the portion sizes and lack of uniformity it was not what we remembered or expected.
  24. SS

    SherylS

    Fort Lauderdale

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Honored reservation time to be seated. Was backed up in kitchen so slow to get cold soup bread came with meal because they ran out and needed to warm more Heard that mentioned at all tables around us. Food was nicely prepared but my dish came out a full ten minutes before my dates and eggplant parmigiana was cool, cheese already firmed up, or never melted 😕 Nice size restaurant with seating indoors and out but kitchen was not able to keep up with diners.
  25. MR

    MarkR

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in North central Florida. Superb Italian food, great menu choices, and wonderful service. I had the Veal Zangara, and I highly recommend it.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    The food was absolutely gross. Of the large party, no one like their food. It was the worst Italian meal I’ve ever had, specially for the price. Beyond over priced, wouldn’t eat there for free. Chicken parm over cooked, bolognese looked and tasted horrid, the side pasta seemed like it was flavorless red sauce out of a can. Waited over an hour for the terrible food. Bathrooms were extremely dirty. Place is just very bad! Runaway while you can.
  27. b

    bugsy4

    Philadelphia

    72 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Our server was very nice but seemed a bit stressed. The food tasted very good. We all had pasta dishes. Only comment was the pasta was undercooked. It needed a another minute to Al dente. But otherwise was a lovely dinner.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience5
    Waited over an hour for food. Salads never served
  29. DC

    DawnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Scrumptious food… awesome staff… love outdoor seating. What’s not to like here! Always enjoyable!
  30. S

    Shad

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Our server was on point! She went above and beyond. The food was ok. We order the spinach and artichoke antipasti, it was good but the crostini that came with it, was too salty. The main course was good but not for the level and value they advertise. We order chicken parm, it was a little burnt, under seasoned, too much sauce and little cheese, the veal florentino was seasoned good but it felt that was reheated. Pasta was not al dente, it was undercook and cold. Drinks were serve in the same cup, not even rinse. We waited too long for our food to arrive, thinking it was fresh but it felt like chain restaurant quality, but no from one that promote as a fine Italian cuisine.
  31. SM

    SebastianM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food5service2ambience1
    All the tables were so close together, it honestly felt claustrophobic. The service was extremely slow. Food was great but overall disappointing.
  32. B

    Buffy

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious and freshly prepared. Lovely evening to eat out on patio. Service was wonderful. Highly recommend Amelia’s for great Italian dining.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This was the first time me and my boyfriend ever went to a fine dining restaurant and we are easily pleased. This was our 2-year anniversary and this place made us feel special. It took us a while to get our food, but they are short staffed; give them a break. They have OUTSTANDING, AMAZING food. We only had a small issue with the Lobster Ravioli, my boyfriend didn’t taste too much of the lobster, but he still enjoyed it. My Fettuccine Alfredo: MWAH. It was better than all the other ones I’ve ever had. I love how small the restaurant is, it’s a very intimate environment where if there were many people in it, it must feel so alive and comfy. Thank you Drew, our waiter, for serving us and to the host being so lovely. My parents are definitely looking forward to coming here! :)))
  34. RP

    RPW2117

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was awesome. Our server was outstanding tonight. Sat out in the patio and she was great. Look forward to coming back.
  35. G

    Garys

    New England

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Took a long time for our waiter to get to us. After complaint, hostess got us going w beverages, water and bread. Caprese salad ok; but florida has better tomatoes than the ones I got. Note to chef: buy local. Eggplant parmigiana was tasty, but not real hot; linguini was kinda soft, not Al dente, for sure and warm. I guess they have a thing about “pacing your meal” but please, pace the prep to match. We had a nice time. The locals were out on Halloween eve for the last day of a festival. People watching was good. I’ll end on a positive: the cocktail pour is generous. So we left full and glowing.
  36. TV

    TedV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always visit Amelia’s when we are in the area. Like to have a reservation to make sure of availability. Excellent meal and service. Never have been disappointed. Waiter was new to us and provided excellent service. Even pointed us in “the right direction” when we really got turned around due to streets being closed because of three different musical events. Definitely recommend.
  37. M

    Maura

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Parking is confusing and a nightmare... Not Amelia's fault but does discourage downtown visitors.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m in town for a week while my husband is in the hospital. I have been here 3 times. Everything I ordered was amazing. The atmosphere was perfect. I’ll probably eat there tonight as well!
  39. BL

    BillL

    Naples

    102 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Food was good - linguine vongole and veal piccata. Service was mediocre - served a martini at room temp; brought chicken piccata instead of veal piccata. Took almost three hours for dinner -not sharp.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Slow service. Total of 2 hours for our meal of appetizers, salad, and main course. Not all of our mains came out at the same time Average at best for food. Definitely would not recommend.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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 4.2 stars by 1256 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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–Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm

  • 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, 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 45 people.

  • Private party contact

    Andy Fass: (352) 373-1919

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