Caffe Dell'Amore
Caffe Dell'Amore

Caffe Dell'Amore

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.caffedellamore.com/
  • Phone: (239) 261-1389
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Nightly: 5:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Brian Kozak & Billy Richardson
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have had the pleasure of hosting many private events here at Caffe dell" Amore. We can accommodate groups of 38-40 people. If you're looking for a small, elegant, quiet dining room, with plenty of off street parking to hold your special event...Caffe dell' Amore might be the perfect solution. For more information or to discuss the possibilities...please call 239-261-1389 today!
  • Private Party Contact: Billy 2392611389
  • Entertainment: In our dining room we play a mix of Italian and Jazz dinner music.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Banyon Blvd. Across from Lowdermilk Park
  • Public Transit: We are located across the street from the public beach access at Lowdermilk Park.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have plenty of parking directly in front of the restaurant.
A word from Caffe Dell'Amore
In creating our Cafe, we wanted to bring a piece of Italy to Naples, Florida. As in Italy you'll find a small, family run restaurant, where the owners are the chefs. Our menu is not large, but what we offer is undoubtedly of the finest quality available, made with passion and love! There are no trans fats, no preservatives, no pre-made sauces or artificial flavorings. The recipes and ingredients are as they were 100 years ago. As one of our guests said, "Dining at Caffe dell'Amore is like a trip to Italy, without the passport". Our Chef/Owners passionately dedicate themselves to seeking out the very best ingredients, hand selecting locally grown, organic produce for ripeness and flavor and they use only organic meats and wild catch seafood. Fragrant Italian meats and luscious cheeses are flown in daily. Scrumptious bread and deserts are lovingly baked every morning. All served in our award winning, romantic, well appointed dining room, that was hand painted by an Italian artist
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Caffe Dell'Amore reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.6
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.6
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (32)neighborhood gem (27)fit for foodies (26)special occasion (26)notable wine list (18)good for groups (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Simply the best
    John
    Dined on 11/24/2014
    This is one of the best restaurants in Southwest Florida and certainly the best Italian restaurant. In fact, it is quite possible the best Italian I've ever had. A quiet, well laid out, romantic restaurant with a friendly and attentive wait staff. What a find!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Wine were excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Small restaurant with great italian atmosphere! Food and Wine were excellent!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Small and cozy setting. A bit on the high end but the food quality was superior. Serves only beer and wine but you can bring your own spirits and they will serve. Worth a try if you like fine Italian dining.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just great
    SCLC
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Always outstanding. Would be good if some more new dishes were introduced but outstanding as is.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GrampyVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Grouper Putanesca was very good. Service was great and we will definitely come back to try more of the menu. Was a bit pricey though, more like downtown than the neighborhood experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another Great Experience
    Mare
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great service, great vino, great food, great owners. Another enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Italian !
    Atruefoodie
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Excellent food, beautiful decor, wonderful service. The restaurant is hard to find, a bit hidden away, but it's worth the search. We highly recommend eating there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mario
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Food was very good as was the service. Very small and quite restaurant with only 10 to 15 tables.
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  • Wonderful
    Rajtires
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Was amazing from the start. Great service, Great atmosphere, Great Food... simply Great. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointed
    suzi
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Our first visit was lovely, which brought us back for a second. Salads were very tasty. Nicely dressed. The snapper had a spicy tomato sauce which smothered the fish. Too much. The putanesca sauce didn't match our first visit. Too expensive for what we got.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine dining in Naples!
    JacksgrammyVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    This is a seriously good, gourmet-level, authentic, intimate Italian dining room, off the beaten track. Tiny but formal room, team-service staff providing constant attention to all 50 diners. Eclectic menu includes "lasagna-flavored air" entree---the lightest, ricotta-free, tomato sauce-free lasagna we've ever encountered---divine. Strangely addictive, softly delectable spinach balls, lightly sauced in butter and parmesan cheese to start. Nice bottles of Italian wines the servers know to suggest with your meals make the dining experience perfect. Everything we tried was cooked as we asked, the seafood was extremely fresh, each dish was stove hot. The tabletops are attractive, but we'd still appreciate linens to match the nice wine glasses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wonderful!!!
    naplesgal
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Great menu and wonderful service. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • like a little cafe in Italy
    love
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    However, Lighting too bright and table cloths on all table s would have been nice
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect like always
    SWFLTravelers
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Another wonderful dinner at Caffe Dell’Amore and met Dominic. Our waiter was extremely familiar with every item on the menu and wine list. The meal was fantastic. We will revisit this fine establishment and will be sure to enjoy another great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Made our special night magical!
    Max123
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our anniversary by dining at Caffe Dell' Amore. Once we arrived we were greeted by one of the owners, Dominic, who made us feel like he knew us and we felt welcome immediately. Once at our table, there was an anniversary card, which was a very thoughtful added touch. The waiters, Martin and Kasha, were attentive to our every need and made great dinner suggestions. Dinner was prepared by the other owner, Brian. Every dish we ordered surpassed our expectations. We couldn't decide on 1 appetizer so we ordered 3! We started off with the Tuscan soup which felt like it was made by an Italian grandmother, so good! The mussels and clams in a tomato based sauce was quite the highlight! Our entrees were amazing as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fpbjpbVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Excellent pasta! Appetizers were great and the sorbet was outstanding. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • outstanding experience
    Geeksavy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Upon arrival Martin handled our reservation well. Service was excellent. Food outdtanding. Fine dining by any standards
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistantly Amazing
    JoePVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    When we come from NYC to our home in Punts Gorda Isles It's always worth the trip to Naples. The food, wine & service is amazing & always consistent. It's a perfect world dining here. Don't miss out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste of Italy
    JimmyVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Delightful, charming venue. Excellent food and menu choices. Service is always impeccable. Caprese salad and lasagna are must haves.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    PetitionVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Although 4 servers were handling entire room ( only 52 seats ) our table of 7 individuals had to request service several times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Heaven on Earth
    CardFanVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Having just been to Italy in July, we had been in no hurry to go to an Italian restaurant. However, we were in Naples for 2 nights on business, so we booked a table at Caffe Dell' Amore, always one of our favorites. The meal was out of this world. My wife had the Insulata Caprese while I had the Sformati with blue crab and fennel. The Caprese was as good as any we had in Italy. The Sformati was equally good, the fennel adding both aroma and flavor. My wife had the Grouper and I had the Snapper Amalfi. We both had special requests and they were glad to accommodate. The fish was fresh, cooked to perfection. Flavors were outstanding! Pasta was cooked to perfection. Naples is blessed with many very good restaurants. This one is GREAT!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • annie17
    Annie17
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    While this was not our first visit to Caffe Dell'Amore, it was the first for our daughter who has celiac disease and requires a gluten-free menu. We cannot say enough how thorough Martin was in going over the menu and double-checking with the chef to be absolutely sure of her choices. She even had a choice of TWO desserts (flourless cake or pear in wine sauce) which is always difficult. So if you are in need of a gluten-free menu and want to experience fine dining, Caffe Dell'Amore is not to be missed!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    mike
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    A wonderful meal, great staff. The only problem is it is small. That wasn't a problem on August 1, but will likely be a problem in the winter when reservations will be a must. We let the staff guide us through the menu. The spinach balls are wonderful. We both had the evening ravileoli {sp} special which was splendid. Nice place, we will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 327 reviews are from the Caffe Dell'Amore reviews archive.
  • Disappointing food
    NaplesNativeVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    This is a small restaurant conveniently located in our neighborhood, so we WANT to like it. Sadly, the food just isn't very good. My husband had the wild boar ragu - it was unappealingly plated (looked like nursing home food), flavorless, dry meat, bland polenta, weak & watery sauce, sigh.... My lasagna with béchamel was delicate and simple, not outstanding. We paid $110 for 1 side salad, 2 glasses of (not expensive) wine and 2 entrees --and left with 3/4 of the food still on our plates. Even in off-season the restaurants in town that serve consistently good food are quite busy. The Thursday evening we were there it was VERY quiet. The chef/owners need to take an honest look (and taste) at what is coming out of their kitchen.
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  • Perfect dinner at Caffe Dell’Amore
    SWFLTravelers
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner at Caffe Dell’Amore. We had spoken to Dominic while booking the reservation and asked for a few special accommodations, which he was able to deliver. Our waitress was extremely familiar with every item on the menu and wine list. The meal was fantastic. For appetizers we split the spinach delize, meatballs and sformati del giorno which were perfect choices. For dinner we had the wild boar alla cacciatora, grouper alla puttanesca and white truffle sacchettini. Each entre was perfectly cooked, aesthetically displayed and delicious. We finished our meal by splitting the Poached Pear alla Caffe Dell’Amore. We will revisit this fine establishment and will be sure to enjoy another great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Exceptional.
    Feightner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    One of the best Italian restaurants I've been to. Every item on the menu is crafted with unique character, and could serve as their signature dish. Their owners are front and center (one is the Ex chef, one is the General Manager) and they add a personal touch to each guest's experience. Homemade bread to start, handmade pasta and authentic sauces rooted in old world Italian recipes make this place a home run. If you don't try it, you're missing out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Second visit just as good as first. Staff is very professional and well versed in menus, wine and how to treat customers. Food is creative Italian using seasonal produce. Dominic, the owner is a delight
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • annie17
    Annie17
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Caffe dell'Amore is a superb Italian restaurant in Naples. It can be a little hard to find but once you have found it, you will never forget how to get there! Dominck and Brian have wonderful offerings with a blend of flavors throughout each entree. The wait staff is SO attentive..Martin, David and Cassa were each well-versed in all phases of the menu. My husband had fish that was so light (not breaded) and I had gnocchi (with asiago cheese). Dessert was lava cake with white chocolate ice cream. Devine. Restaurant not to miss when in Naples.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We loved everything about Caffe Dell Amore! The food was wonderful and the people very friendly!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredible food
    GatorFanVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Decided to give this place a try after seeing such high praise on Trip Advisor and we were not disappointed. The food is organic and so fresh. Tried the spinach balls app and surprisingly enjoyed them even though I am not a fan of spinach generally. I had the sausage and peppers which was awesome. My gf had the eggplant ravioli which was amazing as well. The tiramisu was a fitting end to the night and was well done. The service was great as well. Marisa was very attentive. Overall, I think anyone would enjoy this restaurant. Give it a shot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Wine Enthusiasts
    SoSadVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Awesome food with fresh ingredients. An expanded "by the glass wine list" which was great for those of us that don't want a whole bottle. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb, as usual
    Roland
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We can always rely on this being a wonderful evening. The quiet, quaint atmosphere, wonderful service, and outstanding food make this a dinner to remember.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Naples Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The restaurant was a great dining experience. The service was as good as it can get. The food was delicious. The wine list was very good. The restaurant also has corkage which is a very important to me when I choose a restaurant. I was able to bring a special bottle for diner. The veal was exceptional good. This restaurant is a gem and a must place to seek out.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A delightful experience
    westerner68
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    We went to Café Dell A more to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. We had been curious about it, being attracted by its small, out-of-the-way character. Our experience was a very happy one. The food quality was excellent, our waiter very attentive. The atmosphere was quiet, warm, and intimate. (We detest dining in places where shouting is necessary to be heard over the din around you. That was not the case here.) This is a wonderful spot for a special occasion or simply a peaceful and enjoyable meal. Delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Captivated by Taste and Charm
    Ette
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    I was very impressed with my entire experience at Caffe dell' Amore. This is a charming restaurant with ambiance that makes you feel like you have left the area. The food is superb; exactly as described and it excites your palate with a variety of fresh ingredients. From the moment you enter the doors, you are greeted with a warm welcome and served by a staff of three. I cannot wait to go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cozy place for fabulous food
    chicajillVIP
    Dined on 5/27/2014
    This is a small restaurant which we prefer. Somehow every thing seems my personal & warm with a place this size. This is a good spot for a romantic dinner. My husband had the shrimp alla Siciliana which he loved. The spaghetti squash that substitutes for the pasta was a super way to have Italian without the carbs. I had a ravioli dinner that was a special that night. It was very good.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian Gem
    Laurapick
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I found this restaurant through TripAdvisor and was amazed that it rank number two out of 788 restaurants in Naples. I was further taken aback by the restaurant location which I would have expected to be in the trendy 5th ave or in the bay front area. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised to find such a wonderful upscale restaurant with incredible food and wines. The decor, music and the ambiance instantly transports your thoughts to memories of Italy. The food and service is exceptional. I ordered the house specialty spinach balls in brown butter and the lasagna bolognese for the entree. The dessert was also phenomenal poached pears in a wine reduction with mascarpone cheese. This restaurant is a must do while in Naples.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Wonderful Place
    CityFolkVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We brought friends who had never been to celebrate our birthdays. For us, it was as lovely and wonderful as ever. For them, they were very thankful to learn about Caffe Dell'Amore. The food, the service, the wine, and the charming decor make an evening just perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • AMAZING ITALIAN CUISINE
    AlliQVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We have dined in Italy, and we have dined at Caffe Dell'Amore, and it is ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE to tell the difference! Caffe Dell'Amore's AMAZING cuisine is fresh out of the Italian countryside. I cannot choose a favorite dish, as they are all OUTSTANDING, as is their soup, appetizers, and desserts. We have dined at Caffe Dell'Amore 4 times in the last month, I have tried 4 different dishes, and do not have a favorite. We HIGHLY RECOMMEND dining at Caffe Dell'Amore if you are in Naples! Be sure to make a reservation, as the small, quaint restaurant fills up quickly. ENJOY YOUR DINING EXPERIENCE!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ted S
    tanddVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Try not to miss this restaurant whenever we are in Naples. Food is fantastic and it's like sitting in a restaurant in Italy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.