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Amelia's Italian Cuisine

4.8
766 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
Gainesville's Finest Italian Cuisine for over 20 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. View our menu online at www.ameliasgainesville.com
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Lunch:
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:45pm

Dinner:
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Hours May Vary -- Please make a reservation to ensure availability!

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Phone number
(352) 373-1919
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Andy Fass
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Private party facilities
Depending on availability, our Tuscan Rose Room can accommodate your party of up to 45 people.
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Private party contact
Andy Fass: (352) 373-1919
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd Place and E. 1st Street
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Parking details
Free parking available in the Sun Center East Parking lot (East lot is near Alter-Ego Fitness accessable off 2nd place); Free validation at 2nd Avenue parking garage! Bring your parking ticket please!
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Entertainment
Wednesday Nights: Live Jazz with Gary Swanson Duo! 6-9pm
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Special events & promotions
We do not accept reservations through OpenTable for New Years Eve, Valentine's Day, or UF Graduations. Please call us directly at 352-373-1919 for these special events.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Amelia's has an extensive menu, delicious food, and great service. We dine there every time we are in Gainesville. Located directly behind the Hippodrome Theater, Amelia's is within walking distance from the theater and you don't have to move your car. Andy, the owner/chef, always comes out of the kitchen to greet his guests and will play the saxophone for special occasions.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food and service was excellent. I would like a wider variety of wines by the glass. That is my only recommendation. I arrived early and had the restaurant to myself. The amount of attention I received was perfect.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I would recommend this restaurant for a special occasion or an outing with a loved one or friends. The atmosphere is comfortable situated in an area that is rather quaint.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

We had another enjoyable evening at Amelia’s. The staff were great and the specials of the evening; delicious

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Every time we come to the Hipprodrome Theater, we always have dinner here. We also enjoy coming here for special occasions since we live in Ocala and it is about a 40 minute drive, but it is well worth it. The food is always fabulous and very authentic Italian. We have never been disappointed with any of our experiences and neither has anyone we have brought with us or recommended. The service has always been top notch and very friendly and accommodating. It is a small space, but they manage it well.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

All the food was excellent but the tortellini was the best. Service was friendly. Chef was attentive. Very enjoyable evening.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

Dinner and desert was delicious! For our friend’s birthday the chef played happy birthday on sax. Very fun.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Food excellent server outstanding!!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2018

This was our 2nd visit to Amelia's. Both times the Food was Amazing, both in Taste and Quantity. It is an hour drive each way and well worth the trip. We pass many restaurants during the trip and we doubt any could compare !! Planning to make a 3rd trip in the near future. Planning on trying their Lasagna!! Enjoyed chatting with Owner/Chef Andy Fass!!!

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Good calamari and tortellini alfredo! great service. Chef Andy gave his time to meet the customers and gave a personal touch to the restaurant. Great place to celebrate birthdays or anniversaries with family or friends.

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2018

good food, reasonable price, nice location and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Some of the best Italian food around.. And my party goes to some of the best in Boca Raton, Fl.

Fantastic, can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

My favorite place to eat in Gainesville Andy and his staff make it very special experience

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

This was our 1st time at Amelia's. We had 2 birthdays to celebrate. The food and service were excellent. Value is good. The owner is also the cook and he comes out and plays saxophone to celebrate people's birthdays! Excellent for a romantic evening, dinner with the friends or celebrating an occasion. Vegetarian friendly and very accomodating.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

The food and service was exceptional! I would absolutely recommend it to everyone.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Grouper special was fantastic and any pasta dish won't disappoint.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

We went with friends after Hipp play. The food was delicious. Two of us ordered one of the specials and we both thought they were delicious. We had dessert, which was great. I especially like the almond custard with cherries. Different and tasty.

Will definitely eat at Amelia's again.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Always reliably good meal and good service.
I will definitely come here again as I have been doing for years.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Always great!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We spent our 50th wedding anniversary there. EVERYTHING was wonderful. Beyond our expectations
We will definitely go back even though it’s a two hour drive

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Always a great dinner. Chef Andy makes every occasion a special memory.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

This place was great and so was our waitress. She made recommendations based on the menu and quality of the dish and not on the price tag next to it. It was very refreshing to feel like someone was taking care of you. I would give the service a 5+ and the the food a 5+ as well.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

They have the best veal marsala I have ever eaten!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We have dined at Amelias several times over the years and he never been disappointed. Management and servers are cordial, food is consistently good, and pricing is very favorable.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food was amazing and service was excellent. We were a party of 8 and everyone was very happy with everything.

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Overall the experience was quite nice, the food was tasty, and the service was welcoming. I do however have to mention that for what you are paying, the food portions were lacking.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

As an Italian I am always leery about eating Italian out. But I was pleasantly surprised. I ordered cheese ravioli with red sauce. It came with a house salad which was very tasty.
If you are in Gainesville, I recommend you search this one out.
Not the easiest to find but worth it.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wonderful food great atmosphere! I will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Just a TERRIFIC meal...consistently real good food and real varied selection.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We drove 90 minutes to see a concert in Gainesville. I looked at Open table and was easily able to make a reservation. Open table is the best. The restaurant had ambience, a good menu and wonderful service.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Amelia's never fails to impress with their outstanding food and service. Chef and owner Andy personally greets each guest at some point during your meal making your dining experience a more intimate one than the usual "here is your food/hope you enjoy it" approach found at most restaurants. We will definitely continue to frequent Amelia's.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Had a wonderful time, wonderful meal with friends. Enjoyed the sax from Andy and treat for birthday. Great experience. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We eat there often and are never disappointed in the quality and service.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Good meal. Felt like we were dining home in New York!!

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2.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very disappointed...our 35th anniversary celebration. No special mention or service. Restaurant ran out of bread. Asked for a quiet table which was not provided. Wine was opened by waitress but never attended to thereafter. Extremely noisy. Will consider another place for our next special occasion. Food was good but somewhat lacking without bread.

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

There for dinner during weekends away with friends. Food was very good service by a water well into his eighties was awful. The worst I hAve ever experienced. I asked the manager for help and she seemed unscathed and never came to the table to even check on progress. It was a terrible thing to do to a good kitchen

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

we Loved the food , the sauces are truly authentic.
They made time in a busy evening to have the Chef play the saxophone or my daughters birthday. This is our second year in a row going and we will be back next year !!!
Thank you

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Delightful dining experience. Cozy atmosphere. Excellent service. Outstanding food. Creative chef.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Amelia's is fantastic....my favorite restaurant...even though it is quite a distance from my home!

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

Always a great place with great food. On the list each time we visit Gainesville

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