Amore Victoria
Amore Victoria

Amore Victoria

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.amorevictoria.com/
  • Phone: (612) 823-0250
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday & Sunday: 4:00pm -11:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am (Bar is open until 1:00am); Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 9:30am - 3:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Alex Victoria
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Casual and Formal Events. Call 612-823-0250 for details.
  • Special Events: Two rooms available for Private Dining. Our Wine Cellar which seats up to 60pp, and our Boutique, which seats up to 50pp. Please contact us for details or visit the Open Table Private Dining Page.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Irving Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is ample parking in the private lot behind the restaurant. Parking is free.
A word from Amore Victoria
Amore Victoria is a locally owned neighborhood restaurant hand-crafted by the owners themselves. Jenna & Alex Victoria have created a unique, timeless, old world space built and designed with their own hands. Serving scratch Italian classics which run the gamut from homemade Gnocchi, Frutti di Mare, and Chicken Marsala, to more contemporary fusions, like Mushroom Passion, and Pear Risotto, you are bound to find something on the menu to suit your taste. Our signature Lasagna and Tiramisu have been labeled "excellent" and "near perfect" by critics from both Mpls St Paul Magazine and the Star Tribune. ~A Word About the Menu ~ We believe in food with integrity. Our produce is hand-selected by the owners themselves, many times organic and/or local to the region. Our chicken & veal arrive fresh and all our meats natural and hormone free. Seafood wild, never farm-raised. Our full menu offers progressive variations on classic Italian dishes, and a chef’s page that evolves with the seasons
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Amore Victoria reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (74)special occasion (51)fit for foodies (50)romantic (49)great for outdoor dining (36)good for groups (30)notable wine list (23)hot spot (16)late-night find (13)great for lunch (10)scenic view (10)vibrant bar scene (9)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (4)Show More
  • Could have been better
    ceejVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    Hubby and I were celebrating a special occasion and also had a soon to expire coupon. Made an early reservation with the hope that it would be quiet. On arrival, the host sat us at a small table next to a large group of boisterous women. I really should have asked to be moved but my Minnesota nice kicked in. We ordered a bottle of wine, appetizer and salads which we assumed would come after we were done with the app. Not so. We shuffled things around on this small table top and made do. I think I might have said something to our server. In her defense this timing issue was probably a kitchen issue. From then on, our courses arrived in more of a timely manner. The food was good, noise level at times a little over the top for a scantily full restaurant, but a great value so I shouldn't complain. Would give Amore Victoria another try but maybe this summer when we can sit on the rooftop patio.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amore Victoria
    Luckyy
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Great food and service. We did not like the seating downstairs. It was cold and seating was cramped with other guests. More booth seating would be preferable. I made reservations for a booth and did not get one. They only have 4.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Chicken pasta dish was very tasty but dry. When I mentioned this to our server she told me to put olive oil on it and she would check back. Didn't happen.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, rude host
    DivaDinerVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    The "host" has mastered the art of ignoring guests. We stood at the host stand and watched him pass by several times -- each time looking away so he wouldn't make eye contact. When he finally came over he didn't acknowledge that we had been standing there. As we left that night he was standing again at the host desk practicing the art of ignore as we left the restaurant - no smile, thank you for coming, enjoy you evening. Our waitress was very helpful and the food good but the first and last impressions of rudeness made it unlikely we'll soon return.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were very impressed and will be back!
    gillyor
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    It was great that they accepted reservations. Our table was ready and the service very attentive. Fun atmosphere. Nice and cozy. The food was excellent! We had 4 in our party and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience at Amore Victoria.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    IndeedIam
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    This was a great spot. Artichoke dip for apps. Rosa di pesto is a hot menu item for a good reason. The ribeye was delicious as well. Great service by Danny!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    Kris
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    The food was great and so was the service. The only thing slightly negative is that it is a little loud and tables are too close together. This will not stop us from going back however. Food and service outweigh the negative.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We had a delightful experience using our Living Social coupon. The staff members were friendly, attentive and helpful. The food was ample and absolutely delicious. Parking is available in back. The restaurant is old and darling and comfy!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie53
    Foodie53
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Nice restaurant. All ages accepted. Menu choices very deep. Noise level very high.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Liked this place but were rushed
    Sneezers
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Our first time dining here and really liked the food and menu. Other than being rushed through dinner (salads were brought while we were still eating appetizers - main courses brought out while we were still eating salads!) we will give Amore Victoria another chance. They had a private party in the back room which caused a backup for seating in the main dining area. However, that is not a good reason for rushing patrons through their meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service was notable
    Crustoldguy
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    While the food was good the experience was not good due to inattentive service
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  • katieVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Other than waiting over 45 minutes with a reservation, food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dine4two
    dine4two
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We came for a birthday celebration. We had a nice large booth facing the bar area. It was extremely busy, vibrant and romantic. We had a living social deal. Our server was outstanding!. He was very polite, friendly and made us feel very comfortable. The food was out of this world. Amazing restaurant would go back in a heat beat.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Few Bumps
    DougVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    2nd visit and food and service were excellent! Shared app of mussels prepared in a delicious garlic-wine sauce, great for dipping the accompanying crusty baguette. I ate them right from the shell because I had no silverware, but this was promptly remedied. A shared cucumber salad was beautifully presented, scrumptious, with very fresh endive, tomatoes, peppperoncini, and kalmata olives. But there were no cucumbers! This oversight was quickly corrected by our terrific and efficient server, Molly, who shared a great sense of humor! For entree, spouse ordered chicken marsala. The chicken was buttery tender and the sauce and mushrooms were fantastic. I chose tortellini alla panna, in a rich alfredo sauce which was delectable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pretty good
    Chitowneats
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Service/drink/food was good. nothing to write home about but everything tasted good, came quickly and service was solid
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yum!
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Amore Victoria is excellent! The depth of flavor in the wonderful sauces, the beautiful presentation of the food, and the variety of delicious menu offerings makes Amore Victoria a great place to eat. I dream with anticipation of which dishes I will enjoy on my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal!
    KenSVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We are frequent visitors but had a terrific night there this past Saturday. We were delighted to put at their special "curtained-off" table, and we ordered their special Veal Pot Roast with Pumpkin Squash Tortellaci. Think... Osso Bucco without the shank. The sauce was wonderfully complex and it was all I could do not to lick the plate... YUMMY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Stephen
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    made reservations online for a private dining cove and was placed in regular boothe. Wanted the romantic vibe but was told afterwords that you need to request it...which is what I did online. Needs to be communication between the online and resturant staff and management. Also, if a customer sends in email questions. Please respond next time.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night
    Moosegal235VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We had a wonderful night! Our food was great as always. We had an appetizer of gnocchi, we each had a salad and both loved our entrees...one was the veal stuffed pasta (AMAZING...a definite order) and the scallop risotto special. Will definitely be back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    I have been to this restaurant several times. My dish pot roast was excellent my husbands pasta dish was not what he expected so that was disappointing. Need to choose wisely next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Diverse Italian Menu - Great Food
    Oldtravelady
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food is always really good, with lots of choices. They have real Italian entrees of meat and seafood, not just pasta entrees. The only menu changes I'd like to see are: more pasta choices with more veggies and without meat (i.e. pasta as a first course as in Italy) and more veggies with entrees. My husband and I like to share a pasta and then an entree so that we can try more things. We don't really need double meat and would prefer more veggies with the entree, and in the pasta rather than meat. But, wonderful food overall and a marvelous menu that has lots of choices for everybody. And, if you prefer to have pasta as your entree, this is a great place for that because most pastas do come with a protein.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it but higher prices,less food
    LovegoingoutVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This restaurant has been a favorite of mine for years and go there for special occasions, after church for lunch with parents in their 80's, or a romantic date. I have to commend them on making efforts for gluten free eating. But, what I've noticed recently is that the portions are MUCH smaller as I used to be very impressed with needing to take food home and appreciating the value, where now I'm hungry after dinner. It's a significant portion size smaller and I'm very small. I ordered gluten free pasta and the up charge was a bit high, but felt even higher because I was still hungry as my portion was so small for the extra money. I miss the old A.V. They've raised their prices too much. I loved the service that day & I will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never again
    EasyDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Returned to Amore Victoria because we really enjoyed a previous visit. Service was terrible (wait staff could not agree whose section we were seated in); 1 of 3 drinks didn't show up; we had to ask for an ice-bucket for the wine. Bread basket showed up after appetizers were done. Food was very low grade. Risotto took my wife back to college meals of Rice-a-Roni; my son was convinced his pizza was DiGiorno; Veal Pot Roast special seemed to be all fat & gristle. All plates were left on the table with 50%+ untouched. We hurriedly declined the offer to box anything. Should have stayed home and saved $110 by cooking the same "back to college" meal for $20 in Cub Foods packaged foods. Never again.
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  • excellent food
    ahoritica
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    love the food and atmosphere. service is a bit slow.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservations don't matter
    NODiner
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We arrived at 7:00 for our 7:00 reservations. We were told that they regularly overbook because they expect that not everyone with reservations will actually show up. They said they should be able to seat us in about 15 minutes. It took 40 minutes before we actually got our table. While we were waiting we heard them give the same story to several other groups.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor service
    annikajoyh64
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I came with a group of 6 high school seniors before our last homecoming dance and we got just about the worst service in the world. He rolled his eyes numerous times, acted very condescending towards us and never once cared enough to check up on how we were doing. We saw him few times.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 5 year anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    My wife and I had a remarkable and memorable meal here on our 5th year wedding anniversary! The sangria has no equal in the Twin Cities, unless it is someone's private concoction. Mussels were smaller than anticipated yet well seasoned and joyously prepared; possessing firm but yielding texture (aka - NOT rubbery). The scallops were what I would expect from fine dining locally, abroad, or from my Italian grandmother's kitchen. Our server (Nicole? Nikki?) had impeccable timing - it was as if she knew exactly how to anticipate whatever we wanted and provided it when we needed it. She took such pride in her work that she enabled us to have an even greater dining experience with her candor and professionalism.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cold Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Two of four entrees arrived cold and when they were replaced they were still cold. That was the unacceptable part of the experience.
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  • special occasion
    maryb
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Great food, great service and reasonably priced! Definitely worth a visit!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just found it!
    SusieFoodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    What made the evening: the food (skirt steak dish was wonderful!); wine (never had a Tempranillo that was so good and our server Wren (she was attentive, reviewed the entrees very thoroughly, and stopped to check on us just often enough).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DateForTwoOutOnTown13
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    "Great food" every course came in timely manner. All the dish were splendid. I would go back again with family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Patio - Dog Friendly!
    Dustpuppy
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Had dinner upstairs on the patio, and brought along the dog - they were very friendly! Gave the pooch his own water bowl, and most of the staff wanted to stop by and say hi to him. For being on Lake St. the traffic noise was quite limited, and patio was large, but cozy and intimate at the same time. The food was quite good, and I was pleasantly surprised by the wine selection. All in all a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lovely evening meal
    platinumbeard
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Great starter, the salads were lovely and light, the main course a bit heavy - the pasta had a little too much butter & cream, and the reasonable bottle of house read was quite nice. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disorganized, careless
    IronLadysbiggestfan
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Employees ignored us for almost ten minutes when we arrived for our reservation. Someone finally came to answer the phone ringing off the hook and didn't even greet or acknowledge us. Menu different than one online, no real explanation given. Server disappeared for ten minutes or more at a time. Riesling tasted like bad Pinot Grigio. Lasagna was very good but not nearly good enough to warrant a return trip. Thanks for crapping all over our anniversary.
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  • Uptowndiner
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Very good food. Too big portions! Service was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Alydar
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We felt like we had been invited to a friend's house for dinner, it was truely spectacular. The service and food were amazing! I brought my mother in law there for her birthday and she keeps asking when I'll take her back their for lunch. We plan to return soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trib
    unimpressed
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    We have been there twice lately. Our waiter provided better service than our waitress did. Both of them served warm bread, flavorful salads, and richly flavored pasta dishes. We will be back. Great rooftop space.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    Raya
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I love Amore Victoria. I have been there several times and their food is really good. Last year they opened the rooftop and I absolutely recommend it before it gets cold.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good Italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    First time in Twin Cities so wasn't sure where to go. This was a good find in the up and coming Uptown neighborhood. Good menu with lots of choices, good wine list and the food was very good with good portions. Would revisit next time I'm in town.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing food
    CLR13
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was amazing! They make their own pasta and it was delicious. The whole experience was great. Our server was energetic and made some great recommendations. Overall, I highlyrics recommend it. Next time I would love to try eating on the rooftop.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.