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The Fat Tuscan - CLOSED

725 NE 1st St, Gainesville, FL
+1 352-505-5648
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good41%
  • Average22%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
3 Apr 2016
“Good food in historic Gainesville”
29 Aug 2015
“Lovely Lunch”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
725 NE 1st St, Gainesville, FL
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1 - 10 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 3 April 2016

A converted home offers interesting cuisine in various rooms and the patio. Nice wine selection and food that is a little off the beaten path. Set aside some time to dine here as the service is not fast.

Thank John H
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

This has become a favorite when visiting family in Gainesville. Haven't done dinner, but lunch is phenomenal! They've just added amazing sweet potato fries and the sangria is some of the best we've had!

Thank Wisemanls
Reviewed 6 June 2015

service was excellent, sam our waitress was awesome. the price was just right as was the quality and quanity of the selections. my wife and i drive from cedar key, 60 miles away to enjoy the victorian house charm the tuscan is located in.

Thank thomas m
Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

Local foods. The owner/chef lives on top floor. Beautiful house turned into a restaurant. Artwork for sale adorns the walls. The outside patio area is very nice. The owner's husband designed/created the working fountain. Sandwiches come with a side and drink. They and the salads...More

1  Thank Nan T
Reviewed 24 April 2015

It's like a So Cal restuarant right here in Gainesville. The waitsaff is very attentive and friendly. The food is delicious and fresh. I love the iced tea, soups and the ham and cheese panini- YUMMY! Quiet little rooms with a antique flair. You must...More

1  Thank Jayna M
Reviewed 28 February 2015

Third time here and we were again not disappointed. Food was excellent as always and the service was attentive. The Spicy Shrimp Arrabiata was outstanding and the Eggplant Stack to die for. We always send out-of-towners here. Bon Appetite.

1  Thank Ronnie F
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Visited for lunch and was really disappointed with the amount it took for our food to be served, Food was good but a bit pricey. Great acoustics as you could listen to every ones conversation. If you are limited for time at lunch, I would...More

1  Thank gator2510
Reviewed 10 January 2015

We had not eaten here for a while when we tried The Fat Tuscan the other day. It is handy to downtown (for what that's worth), and in a nice old house, but the food is really not very good The concepts are good, but...More

1  Thank George E
Reviewed 10 December 2014

My wife and I picked this restaurant on a whim and we're glad we did. Food was excellent and the service maybe better. A real winner...we'll be back.

1  Thank hartbeat4
Reviewed 3 November 2014

My daughter goes to Univ of FL and likes this restaurant, and she is a pretty picky eater who appreciates non-chain restaurants. She recommended this for a group on a Saturday of Homecoming weekend, and the restaurant was not ready for a group of 9....More

3  Thank NoFranchisesAloud
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 725 NE 1st St, Gainesville, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Gainesville
  • Phone Number: +1 352-505-5648
  • E-mail
The Fat Tuscan Cafe is located in the downstairs portion of the completely restored Historic 100 year old plus Vidal House built in 1908. With its warm wood floors and historic features the Fat Tuscan Cafe is the perfect spot for lunching or dinning with friends. The outside Courtyard with its french inspired Lion fountain provides the perfect backdrop for a relaxing experience on nice days. The cafe is located just 8 blocks from downtown Gainesville and is on the edge of the NE Historic District and Beautiful Thomas Center Gardens. We recommend strolling through the neighborhood after dinning.
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