Located directly on Highway 441 and just 4 miles south of Micanopy, Antonio’s Italian Restaurant brings the finest Italian cuisine and signature dishes to North Florida.  Antonio, who is native to Italy owns and operates the restaurant with his wife Arleen a licensed clincal social worker and psychotherapist. Opened in September of 2013,  Antonio’s quickly became the place to go for authentic Italian food, house made mozzarella, sauces and other signature dishes you won’t find anywhere else in the area.

Considered to be a “Culinary Rock Star” by Ocala’s Good Life Magazine Chef Antonio says that “the ingredients have to tell a story. Mine started in grandmother’s kitchen when I was 9 years old.”

Winner of the 2015 – 2020 TripAdvisor Award of Excellence and considered by some to be a destination location, Antonio’s s is well worth the drive!

Come in and enjoy our little slice of Italy, right here just south of Gainesville, located just 4 miles south of downtown Micanopy (According to Huffington Post; one of the “12 cutest small towns in America” ) located directly on Highway 441.
22050 N. US 441
Micanopy, FL 32667

We can no longer guarantee an open table without a reservation so be sure to secure a table before you come out. Antonio’s restaurant would love to have the opportunity to serve you!

Having a special get together? Let Antonio’s cater your next event!

  • Weddings/Rehearsal Dinners
  • Private Dinners/Luncheons
  • Outdoor Events/Business Meetings

Exceptional tastes from the Isle of Ponza

Antonio’s Story

Chef Antonio was born on the island of Ponza in his grandmother’s house. His passion for Italian cooking began in her kitchen when he was only 9 years old.  He later owned and operated his own restaurants in Milan and Ponza.  “When I came to the states in 1999, I stayed true to my heritage of producing the kind of Italian food I cooked with my grandmother.  Essential ingredients and techniques set my food apart. My recipes are simple and fresh, just like in my grandmother’s kitchen.”

Chef Antonio makes his very own mozzarella cheese, dipping oil, sauces, dressings, Italian Cheesecake and Tiramisu.

“In almost two decades of covering local restaurant, this is, without a doubt, one of my most memorable meals.” – Ocala’s Good Life Magazine

An Italian Dining Experience.

The Italian dining experience has a rich cultural heritage. In Italy, we don’t rush through our meals. We savor the time with each other, the food and the wine.

My goal is to bring that same experience to my guests. ~Chef Antonio

“The restaurant that all of Italy is talking about isn’t in Italy. It’s in Micanopy, Florida.”

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Come Enjoy a Unique Fine Dining Experience, Visit The Depot/Speakeasy or Order you tailored off-site Catering!

Antonio’s Phone: 352.591.4141

Restaurant Hours
Monday – 4-9
Tuesday-Wednesday – Closed
Thursday–Saturday – 4–9
Sunday – 4–8

We can no longer guarantee an open table without a reservation so be sure to secure a table before you come out. Antonio’s would love to have the opportunity to serve you!

The Depot/Speakeasy: 352.591.0145

Thurs-Sat – 11-10

Sunday – 11 – 8

Monday – 11-10

Tues-Wed – Closed

Both are located directly on highwayy 441, just 4 miles south of downtown Micanopy.

22050 N. US 441
Micanopy, FL 32667

When you dine at Antionio’s Restaurant you can expect to receive the highest levels in hospitality coupled with authentic Italian dishes made with the freshest ingredients.
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