Immediately seated, friendly but non-intrusive wait staff, reasonable wait for excellent food, amazing evening special menu—perfect all around!
Food was terrific! I had Lasagna (meat) and Chocolate Mousse cake for dessert. The cake was so big I took half back to the hotel and ate the rest for breakfast. Knowing that was waiting made getting up easy!
Next time I'm in Gainesville, I'm definitely eating at Amelia's again.
We dine here two to three times a year on special occasions. Food is always good and service impeccable.
We have dined at Amelia's for over 20 years and have found it to be one of the nicest restaurants in Gainesville. Although numerous Italian restaurants have opened in town, Amelia's has remained best on our list. On our most recent visit, however, it appeared that the consistency of of the menu has slipped somewhat. The bread was slightly burned, the soup over spiced, and the entree heavily salted--not what we expected of Amelia's. We will try again to see if things improve, but it is possible that Francesca's has moved to the tops spot.
The Ambiance of the restaurant was very dated. Carpet on floor helped with noise but was many years passed needing to be replaced! Service was personable and great . They had delicious gluten free bread, but the rest of the meal was a huge
This is our favorite restaurant. The chef and owner Andy is amazing. His recipes are fantastic. I had the veal chop special with asparagus and mashed potatoes and it was delicious. The sauce was rich and tasty and the veal was juicy and tender. The perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
Always a great meal and great service! Favorite every time we are in town
Absolute best food and service anywhere in Gainesville area and beyond. Very homey feel and very welcoming. Amazing place
Had a great meal and excellent service prior to hitting a show at the Hipp!
Chef Andy is a talented and inovated master of favor. He carefully plans all aspects of your dining experience. He makes you feel like he prepares your dinner service just for you. We are repeat customers and he makes us feel like friends who come over to his house for a great meal.
Wonderful service from Donald and a fabulous meal.
We had a wonderful time at Amelia's Italian Cuisine. It was a great evening of food, wine and great friends! I would highly recommend this restaurant.
The top quality of Amelia’s is the food. Service was slow, but it didn’t bother our group of 6 since we were deep in conversation. Great location downtown.
We go here on occasion when in Gainesville. Always an enjoyable evening. The owner/chef is very attentive with the crowd and interacts with everyone. His attentiveness is shown in the ingredients and preparation of the meal, which is always of good portion, fresh, hot and delicious! We will be back! Well done Amelia's.
Service was very slow. Waiter did not seem knowledgeable. Waiter neglected to bring the side of pasta that the menu indicated came with each entree. Bottom of manicotti shells were rubbery, however the filling was tasty. I’ve had better Italian. The house Pinot noir was average.
We went there for my lovely girlfriend's 20th birthday as we had been there before, and loved it, and we weren't disappointed. This is a fantastic place and we will definitely be coming back again.
My family and I enjoyed Amelia’s. The ambiance was really nice, but the service was a little slow. The food, however was authentic and delicious.
It was a busy Fri night so the service was a little slow but the food was delicious.
Amelia’s never disappoints. The food is delicious, the service is personal and always very friendly, the atmosphere is cozy and conducive to conversation. We love going there!
We went for a New Year's Eve dinner. We normally order wine or mixed drinks, but then I saw the "MOËT IMPÉRIAL" champaign on the menu, and had to order a bottle (we love Moet but had not tried the Imperial before). It was the best champaign I ever tasted, and I like it better than Dom Perignon.
For the dinner, I ordered the Scaloppine Francese, which was outstanding. My wife ordered a Lobster dish that was a New Year's Eve special, and she loved it.
I would definitely go back to this restaurant!
Awesome place! We always enjoy our experience here.
Amelia's is our favorite restaurant - bar none! It's our go-to restaurant for special occasions. We go for our anniversary - every year since moving to Gainesville in 2005, pre or post attendance at The Hipp, and whenever we have family or friends in from out of town. Chef Andy does a spectacular job with the menu and the overall atmosphere and ambience. The Grouper I had last week was the best I have ever had while my wife had her "every time we go" lobster ravioli. Thanks. See you in 2018!
Excellent meal, attentive and friendly service, comfortable ambiance. Their house salad dressing is simple but perfectly balanced to bring out the taste of the vegetables. All of the grouper dishes looked terrific, but I chose the one with a butter sauce and capers. It was scrumptious. The chef came out to see how we were enjoying the meal. The wait staff was excellent.
Amelia’s was better than we expected. Chef Andy came out and asked if we had questions and made fabulous recommendations. We all had different food and the huge portions were great for sharing. Be sure to save room for the desserts. Each one was fantastic. Can’t wait to come back
Second time in this nice restaurant
Service was excelente, food outstanding,
Thank you we had a great time.
The owner/head chef was awesome. Made his rounds through the single dining room a few times throughout the night, including once to perform happy birthday on his saxophone! Service and selection were great, and with the exception of one particularly loud guest at a nearby table, it was a very quiet and comfortable atmosphere
Outstanding food, service, & ambiance! Highly recommended.
Great food, great service. Highly recommended.
We were late for our dinner reservation due to traffic. Andy, the owner/chef, quickly prepared our food, and Drew, our server, provided excellent service. We were able to make it to the theater on time and well fed!!
A great restaurant. Excellent food and attentive service.