Restaurants in Gainesville


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Pepperoni's dishes out a bevy of oven-baked delights using authentic recipes and fresh, hand-spun dough. Customers can practice jousting skills with a serving of hand-rolled breadsticks ($3.99) or challenge jaws with a mozzarella-, ricotta-, and parmesan-cheese-stuffed calzone ($6.99), jam-packed with a customizable confection of traditional and gourmet toppings ($1.00 each). For duos or larger groups, Pepperoni's hand-tossed cheese pizza comes in four hunger-sating sizes, from 8 inches ($5.99) to 18 inches ($13.99), and enables clientele to personalize their steaming hot pie with a smattering of toppings, including pepperoni, beef, green olives, spinach, anchovies, and more. Although predominately fixated on dough-and-cheese creations, Pepperoni's crisp salads and buffalo wings enable guests to gobble up mixed greens and keep wandering bison from ruining airplane flight patterns and smashing into windows.

845 NW Santa Fe Blvd
High Springs,
FL
US

CiCi’s Pizza combines the variety of a buffet with the thrill of bottomless pizza. Each pie is crafted with dough made from scratch daily and then slathered with homemade marinara and showered with toppings ranging from traditional pepperoni and Italian-style sausage to creative combinations including buffalo chicken and mac 'n' cheese. The buffet is stocked with a plethora of fresh pastas, as well as signature salads with the option to put tossing talents to the test at the salad bar. After they've feasted on savory options, diners can revisit the buffet for dessert including freshly baked brownies, slices of apple pizza, and cinnamon rolls drizzled with icing—or they can eat dessert first, thereby tearing an irreparable hole in the space-time continuum.

3246 SW 35th Blvd.
Gainesville,
FL
US

La Fortuna's lunch and dinner menus form a delicious congress with representative dishes from Latin countries including Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Ecuador. The lunch menu churns out speedy, custom meals such as the Carnival ($6.99) and Fiesta ($5.99), which allow diners to select an entree, such as coconut fish, lechon, and spanish beef stew, and accompanying sides, including red beans, sweet plantains, and yuca with mojo sauce. Dinners at La Fortuna offer savory à la carte entrees including carne asada ($8.50) and pressed sandwiches such as the Cuban, with ham, roast pork, swiss cheese, pickles, mayo, mustard, and an average July temperature of 28 degrees Celsius ($4.99).

125 NW 23rd Ave
Gainesville,
FL
US

Maui Teriyaki infuses ordinary bowls with extraordinary dollops of tasty proteins and veggies available in made-to-order configurations. A Power Bowl features chicken soaked in teriyaki sauce, napping on a bed of cauliflower, broccoli, bamboo shoots, and water chestnuts ($6.99; additional $0.50 for steak, pork, or tofu). Patrons can build custom bowls on a base of white rice and three vegetables and outfit them with fried, teriyaki, and crispy chicken in the triple-chicken combo ($8.99) or fill up a bowl with steak ($7.99 for medium) and get energized for a long day of filling a neighbor’s pool with Jello packets. A smattering of burgers and tasty sides such as brown rice ($0.50–$0.75) is also available. The restaurant’s sleek, Hawaiian-themed digs provides diners with a laid-back spot to enjoy a filling meal or hide from a landlord when rent is due.

3105 SW 34th St
Gainesville,
FL
US

Peer up at the menu, and jump-start your morning with a breakfast pita, such as the Morning Glory ($4.99), comprised of avocado, eggs, tomatoes, grilled green peppers, onions, your choice of cheese and zesty sauces, and served with hash browns. Don't feel ashamed if your morning happens to be what other people call the afternoon, since breakfast pitas are served all day. If it's lunch or dinner that you prefer, you can stay traditional with a gyro ($5.99), or unhinge your jaw and try the Dagwood club with turkey, ham, and roast beef ($6.39), or the Chicken Crave with chicken, ham and melted American Swiss cheese ($6.39). Vegetarians can also find delicious items on the menu, such as the falafel ($5.99) or hummus ($5.49) pitas. If your nonconformist stomach refuses to be satiated by any of the menu items, build your own pita and choose from a potpourri of stuffings, including pickles, mushrooms, jalapeños, pineapple, tzatziki, barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, and wishes.

1702 W University Ave
Gainesville,
FL
US

Steamers has been feeding hungry UF students and faculty for almost 30 years. We serve Curry, Fried Rice and a selection of unique hot sandwiches. It's loud, cramped, hot, but oh so good.

1618 NW 1st Ave
Gainesville,
FL
US