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“One of Our Local Favorites!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of O Sole Mio

O Sole Mio
Ranked #1 of 33 Restaurants in Newberry
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gainesville, Florida
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“One of Our Local Favorites!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2013 via mobile

This small restaurant with a giant menu dishes out plate after plate of Flavor Packed entrees, appetizers, salads, and of course desserts. The entrees are served steaming hot and will never leave you feeling less than satisfied. The servings are flavor-packed and never lack for taste. We have never tried their pizza...only dinner entrees. It is a small restaurant and it is best to eat early or make a booking to avoid a long wait. Waiting is no fun as there are only a few places to sit and wait. Service has been inconsistent...the waiters have been generally good but the support team have failed to serve soups and salads in a timely manner...aggravating. It can get noisy too. My advice, eat early when they are not jammed up. The food is really good. Cheers!

  • Visited September 2013
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English first
Gainesville, Florida
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“A Good Value, Excellent Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

There was a 15-30 minute wait so we ordered drinks and sat outside. A very pleasant serve brought our drinks in what seemed like about a minute. We were seated at a table after about 15 minutes. Garlic rolls were excellent. I had the penne alla lunanegra and it was tasty. The portion was large. The servers were all friendly and attentive without being overbearing.

  • Visited July 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Perfect evening”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

We invited another couple to join us for dinner on a Saturday evening. We were politely greeted, and allowed to choose where we wanted to sit. We had excellent service the entire time and the food - wow-awesome! I tried the soup of the day, a tomato base with feta cheese and vegetables and it was very tasty. Two in the group ordered the special, an eggplant lasagna, and I ordered penne ala maria. The lasagna was superb - definitely way better than an ordinary lasagna. My penne had a very rich sauce, and came with Italian meatballs and sausage. Delicious and plenty for a second meal the next day. It is a nice medium price point and a very generous serving. We enjoyed our meal and will definitely return.

  • Visited May 2013
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Gainesville, Florida
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“2nd Chance = Fail”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013 via mobile

After walking out the first time there because we were completely ignored, we decided to give them a 2nd chance. The host checked us in gave us a 20-30 min window to be seated, served us a glass of wine and left us for dead. Several later arriving parties were seated before us. I inquired and to my surprise, the host never actually wrote our name down. He then asked for our name and put us behind three other groups. When we arrived, we were the 2nd party waiting. After 30 minutes, we were put 4th on the list.
The manager offered me a free dessert for our "inconvenience". We paid for our drinks and again walked out before eating.

This was your second chance. There will not be another. Aweful, simply aweful. BTW, Napaletano's was delicious and closer to home.

  • Visited May 2013
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“Nice Sunday dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2013

"Come on in. Sit anywhere!" We were very pleased, after hearing excellent word-of-mouth reviews to try O Solo Mio. The parking is ample and the place itself is bright and cheerful.
The menu had a number of items we wanted to try. We chose penne alla burina which was flavorful and nicely presented. The spaghetti with meatballs was a more-than-generous portion and very good.
If you don't want the garlic rolls (which we didn't) you may ask for plain rolls with butter and they are happy to oblige.
The soup to start off was quite good - the day's special a creamy chicken and vegetable.
We were too full for dessert but the dessert menu looked inviting with a lot of variety.
The service was attentive and efficient.
We took the leftovers in to-go boxes and will definitely return again.

  • Visited April 2013
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