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L'Amore
L'Amore

L'Amore Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lamoreitalianrestaurant.com/
  • Email: lamorerestaurant@cox.net
  • Phone: (602) 381-3159
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Greg Rose
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can tailor any occasion. Our specialty is designing an event to meet your needs. From a small house party, to a large holiday event or rehearsal dinner, we are experts at helping you make your catering event one that will be talked about for years to come.
  • Private Party Facilities: Having a party? Give us a call to set up your party at L'Amore. We can accommodate 100+ people. Rent the entire restaurant or just part of it. We will custom design an event that you will never forget. Ask us for an appointment to sit down and design your private party! Lets start having some FUN!
  • Private Party Contact: Greg Rose (602) 722-0987
  • Entertainment: Thursday through Saturday night you will be entertained by local musician Jimmy Matthews who has played at our restaurant for over 8 years. Enjoy his music, while still being able to talk and enjoy your conversation. Jimmy plays the guitar and piano, and sings a variety of music from Buffet and Santana, to Sinatra and Willie Nelson - requests are always welcome!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 32nd Street
  • Public Transit: City buses are available.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located on the southwest corner of Lincoln Drive and 32nd street. We have plenty of parking and handicapped parking. If you need special assistance, please call us ahead and we will accommodate.
A word from L'Amore
L'Amore Restaurant is a family owned and operated neighborhood Italian restaurant located in the heart of Phoenix. We offer fine dining with a family atmosphere. We personally operate the restaurant being there to meet and greet each guest as if they were entering our own home. Here's a secret - we are told we have the best Cioppino in town.

Enjoy the formal dining room, the friendly bar with great, live, soft music from our musician Jimmy who plays on Thursday - Saturday night, or sit in our beautiful tree-lined patio over-looking the Phoenix Mountain Preserves. We're happy to serve your every need. If you're on your way home, call us for a take-out dinner, or if you're thinking of a holiday party, set up an appointment to speak to us about our catering.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "It was mine and my daughters first time to the restaurant, and everything was great!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Wonderful dining experience and a special thank you to Larry our waiter"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "A little gem in the desert. Great neighbourhood restaurant. Food, service were all fabulous. The owner is great and adds a really personal touch to dinner."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great food, staff and special greeting by owner Greg Rose. We enjoyed our early dinner with friends."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This is a fabulous local gem. Food is outstanding. The owners are the host and hostess, and they are wonderful and hard working. They make us feel special and part of a family anf friends."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The restaurant is one that we visit twice each year when we stay in Paradise. Valley, Arizona. Great food and the owner talks to each table, not to annoy but to offer suggestion on choices. We will be back!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "L'Amore is a local favorite and for good reason! They have excellent service, a friendly staff and wonderful food. Always something special on the menu, and the salads are fabulous! Love the crusty bread, great wine selection, and fabulous owners. They always seem to be there to greet and make sure your evening is perfect ! Love this place !"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The halibut special was outstanding. The service friendly and helpful. When we visit Phoenix this restaurant is always a treat"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Waited for just a few minutes at the bar before we were seated, very pleasant atmosphere, nice piano music, good wine. Food was very good. I was with a friend that I had not seen for a while and we talked a quiet a bit, our waiter was extremely patient, never felt rushed just being well cared for. I am looking forward to my next visit."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We were here in March and sat on the patio, which was absolutely lovely. In contrast we observed the indoor seating was noisy, dark and kind of stuffy (not enough fresh air flow). Service was outstanding with friendly likable staff who made the deliberate effort to connect with us. Entres were delicious (halibut, spaghetti bolognaise) or very good (lasagne) but one was so-so (veal picata - the veal was not tender)."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The first visit was great. I took my family there and they were disorganized so much so that the owner talked about a special that the waiter had no idea was being offered. We were ignored until I spoke up about getting service. Shame."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Best cioppino in town! We have taken many of our friends to this place and they, too, are now regulars! Give L'Amore a try - you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "The persnal touch service was truly noteworthy. The food was exceptional. This is definitely a place that goes on our must return list every year when we visit for Soring Training."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "This is the second time I have enjoyed dinner at this exceptional restaurant. Last year when I came to Phoenix for Spring Training I brought some friends and family here and had a wonderful evening. This year we had a smaller group and once again the owner Greg met us at the door and ensured we had a nice table. Everyone enjoyed their dinners which featured several seafood dishes that were fresh and filled with flavor. A wonderful dessert accompanied by a perfect espresso added the finishing touch. I didn't get to say goodbye before we left but you can count on seeing us next year Greg."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We had a great dining experience at L'Amour. The staff was extremely courteous and attentive. The special of the day, ravioli with Italian sausage was delicious. The pasta was made in house and very light and flavorful. Maybe just a little too much sauce, but very good. Three of our party are very carb conscious and they were very kind about substituting the pasta for steamed spinach. The Sea Bass and crab special was perfectly cooked, moist and light. Quiet neighborhood restaurant that is perfect for a delicious dinner out with great service and reasonable prices."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "We were in town and wanted to get away from the resort-type restaurant. This was a great place! There were 8 in our group & we had no problem making a reservation. We were promptly seated and service was wonderful. One of our party had an unusual allergy to a food group so they offered to make a special dish not on the menu to accommodate her. The shopping center is undergoing a face-lift so the lack of signs made the restaurant a bit hard to find but I'm so glad we did! I will definitely return the next time I'm in the area."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I've been to L'Amore a few times and most recently was my Valentines date with my boyfriend. The service was very good expect a table wasn't ready immediately when we arrived despite the fact that we had a reservation. We didn't have to wait for long and just had a drink at the bar. A few different tables cleared out at the same time but a different couple that walked in got first pick on the tables even though we had been waiting. This was a little disappointing. We ended up with a table right next to the musician who has been playing there a few nights a week for fourteen years. Even though we were right next to him, it wasn't too loud and very pleasant. He took requests and it was a fun time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "All good. Food well prepared, hot and tasty. Wine good Ruta 22, Argentinian Malbec, 26 dollars per bottle. We enjoyed a lot, recommend to anyyone. A bit pricy, cost for two for Dinner, wine, desert, double expresso approx. 135. dollars for two, well worth the price. Excellent patio."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The service was very good, but the food was outstanding. The mussels appetizer was as good as it gets. They were decent sized and incredibly fresh, and the sauce was terrific. The cioppino was filled with fresh savory seafood and we were offered the opportunity to "spice it up". Fra Diavolo at it's finest! We've driven by the restaurant for years, but only tried it the first time around the Christmas holidays. It was a bit swamped that time, but our second visit this past weekend was much more reasonable. Filled, but not overflowing. Great Italian restaurant! We'll definitely add it to our list of favorites."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My fiancé and I went here for a Valentine’s Day dinner, thinking the evening was going to be pleasant with great food. But the service was bad from the owners to the waitress. They did not stop by our table to ask how our food was or do we need refills for our drinks. We were new there and were treated with disrespect unless you are a senior citizen or well-to-do. They also did that to two other young couples that were there. I do not recommend this place to anyone. We plan not to go back there."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent food and service, we had a memorable evening at L'Amore and will definitely return. We had the cioppino and the sea bass, both were wonderful. We highly recommend this restaurant ... if it's your visit, try the cioppino, it's truly outstanding!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great Ambience, food was excellent, staff was very attentive."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This is our regular go -to spot for those special occasions. Our 8 year old absolutely loves coming here, and the staff and owners are very kind and welcoming. The food is excellent. Best Cioppino around!! One of our favorite places to eat."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great looking restaurant that delivers great food at very fair prices. Not to be missed!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "We used to go to L'Amore often, but then got out of the habit to try some new restaurants. It's good to be home again. L'Amore never disappoints. The food is always so fresh and delicious and the staff so friendly and accommodating. You can see they have a lot of regular customers because Greg, the Manager, greets everyone personally. They have live music, but it's not loud so you can still carry on a nice dinner conversation without shouting. Tonight we had the special Sea Bass and the Cioppino - both excellent. We highly recommend this great neighborhood spot."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We went here for Valentine's Day and it was about a 30 minute drive from Tempe, but totally worth it! Amazing chicken parmesan and fettuccine alfredo a great atmosphere!"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "i get to the Phoenix area 2-3 times a year and always look forward to a visit to L'Amore. Never been dissappointed."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was absolutely wonderful. We enjoyed the seafood salad, calamari,,mussels. In the past I have had delicious pastas. Staff was outstanding.Darren was our very attentive server. This place is a Gem. All around perfect service. I had a friend in from California who was there for the first time and she was really impressed and said she would definitely return, when in town."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "We stopped for lunch based on a friend's recommendation. Our server Cliff provided great service and the owner Greg stopped by to greet us. They provided guidance on our dining choices. Every dish we had was delicious...the split pea soup, the grilled salmon, the short rib and the lemon desert. A definite return to!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "We were visiting the area from New York and found L'Amore on opentable. It is owned by a husband and wife, who both doted on us and on all of the guests. The waiters were terrific. There was soft live music playing in the part of the restaurant we chose to sit in. The food was wonderful. I strongly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "the food was very mediocre, and compared to other restaurants not worth the prices. pretty much overpriced ($4.00 to split a salad)...unacceptable. the staff were very nice and attentive, but we won't be going back."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "L'Amore is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant, and a pleasure to visit ! The staff is excellent, and food is exceptional. Always something good on the specials list, but the standards are great, especially the comfort food. We'll return , and would highly recommend to anyone who has not yet visited!"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Food: beef carpaccio that was actually frozen, good caesar salad, veal marsala w/ gluey sauce--chicken piccata too salty, also sauce a bit gluey. Food only warm on plates, pasta on those plates almost cold Dessert unremarkable. Excellent hot coffee. Service: too attentive, waiter kept interrupting us to see if everything was good, did we want anything etc. Very friendly host, runners and waiter--just a little too much. Atmosphere: very nice, quiet dark, nice furnishings--but not enough to make up for food."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "I would strongly recommend that you visit this restaurant, if you're looking for great food in a nice, intimate setting. Very cozy yet classy atmosphere, with table linens and decor. Live soft music in the bar area added a nice touch. Restaurant owner and staff were fantastic and really sincere in their customers enjoying their visit. Don't let the strip mall location fool you. You walk into a totally different atmosphere of great food and people."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Two of us had the Filet Mignon, which was wonderful, and the other person ordered the chicken parmesan, which he said was also wonderful. They ran out of the mashed potatoes but offered a choice of pastas instead. I found the house salad a little awkward because the spinach leaves were so giant and had big stems. Our server was really busy, so we had to call out to him a couple of times to get his attention. We loved the lemon cake at the end of the meal."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "It is always nice to return to L'Amore; it also participates in United Mileage Plus Dining Rewards program. The Cioppino was great. As a reminder again, the house salad that accompanies the entree needs to be served chilled. I had to pay extra for a small caesar salad, but it was more tasty and served well chilled. Server Cliff was attentive."
    Dined on 1/13/2014
  • "Appetizers just ok.......like most other restaurants. Entree nothing special. Would not return."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "We came from out of town, had never been here before, and had a lovely New Years Eve--great food, service, and ambiance. We noted that the average crowd age was over 65, and this is clearly a local gem for many people."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "From the owners, staff, service and food, this restaurant always provides a great experience. We eat there regularly because of the high level of satisfaction"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "L'Amore is a lovely spot to enjoy a terrific meal in a warm and inviting atmosphere. All the classic Italian dishes are there and a nice wine list to match. We will be return customers."
    Dined on 12/26/2013