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Amelia's Italian Cuisine

713 reviews
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$30 and under
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 1:45pm

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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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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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.
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gisele (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Immediately seated, friendly but non-intrusive wait staff, reasonable wait for excellent food, amazing evening special menu—perfect all around!

5.0  Dined 4 days ago

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.

5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

We dine here two to three times a year on special occasions. Food is always good and service impeccable.

Unch (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
2.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

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

Fred (Jacksonville)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

Mkk12 (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Always a great meal and great service! Favorite every time we are in town

AdamUf (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Absolute best food and service anywhere in Gainesville area and beyond. Very homey feel and very welcoming. Amazing place

jodic (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Had a great meal and excellent service prior to hitting a show at the Hipp!

Starman (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

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.

vipEdandKathy (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful service from Donald and a fabulous meal.

JeffreyG1968pm (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

vipFGTG (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

vipKnightdiner (Orlando)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

KCTM (Kansas City)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

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.

DaphB (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

TomK (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

It was a busy Fri night so the service was a little slow but the food was delicious.

vipKatie (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

markserrano (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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!