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Manuel's Vintage Room

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6 S Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-6215
+1 352-375-7372
17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 21:00
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Orlando, Florida
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food was good, but they need better ventilation I couldn't even enjoy the food because I could not breathe and when I left my clothes smelled.

Thank abbiew84
Gainesville, Florida
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious, with a lovely, quaint atmosphere. They also have an extensive wine menu! I would definitely visit here again.

Thank Shelby M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went for our anniversary and were greeted by owner Manuel who was charming. The wine list was more than adequate and reasonably priced. My husband ordered a pasta lamb specialty that he enjoyed. The grouper special that I ordered was awesome. We shared pear purses which were great. Service was good but ventilation of open concept... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great evening, start to finish. The staff were gracious and knowledgeable. Ben was helpful navigating their extensive wine list. Every course of our meal was fresh & flavorful. We had a romantic table for two. Including outdoor seating, they can only seat about 40 people, so call for a reservation. Owner Manuel show old-school class by greeting and thanking all... More 

Thank ricketsonmichelle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

So glad I read TA and made a reservation. We had a show to see and really did not have enough time to really enjoy the full ambiance of our visit. Our waiter, Chris was excellent, his recommendations were spot on. The food was superb, it really did feel like we were back in Little Italy enjoying a great meal.... More 

Thank 1228dw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Beautifully prepared, presented and delicious meal. Caesar salad was large with crispy Romaine lettuce and nice crispy chunky croutons. Pasta with pesto and shrimp (one of the specials that night) was excellent...so was my friend's steak and another friend's pasta. They also enjoyed the snails. No loud noisy corny music. Excellent wait staff. Be sure to make a reservation. What's... More 

Thank GalleryStars
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Holy smokes folks. Got right in excellent service from entire team. Extensive wine list, proper red wine crystal. Started with poached pear purses, outstanding. The on to lobster ravioli, used bread to soak up the plate. One of the best experiences ever. Manuel came by to thank me for dining here, what a wonderful gesture.

Thank Bill N
Tampa, Florida
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

The biggest compliment I can give this place is that it feels like one of those nice quaint, owner run restaurants that you would find in a major city. Very good Italian fare, with an engaged team that seems like they have been there a while. They have been very willing to accommodate my custom (and sometimes odd) requests. The... More 

Thank Bryan C
Ft Walton Beach FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

I've been coming to Gainesville for years, never impressed with the dining options here. But a client alerted me to Manuel's and could not believe I hadn't been yet. So I made a reservation for two and went at 7pm on a Tuesday night. It's a small place in a row of storefronts downtown, easy to miss. I walked over... More 

Thank wjtinfwb
Gainesville, Florida
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Pear purses. Eat them. You're welcome. No further description necessary. As for the rest of the experience, the wait staff if very knowledgeable and professional. The small group works as a team, which is refreshing, compared to other high-end eateries that are somewhat cutthroat. Wine list lacks imagination and variety in comparison with the food. The snails were average. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Italian, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 S Main St, Gainesville, FL 32601-6215
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-375-7372

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?