I found the dishes offered to be creative and delicious. The cod with shaved sautéed fennel and roasted grape tomatoes was very good. It made dining at Amore exceptional instead of ordinary. The service was excellent and the waitress could answer my question about how the fennel was prepared.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nicely done
Most new restaurants have some kinks to iron out, so we usually wait a while to go. Amore has not been open very long, but they certainly had their act together. We were very impressed, it was just what we were looking for for Sunday night dining. Everything we ate was excellent and we had any number of things we could have happily ordered.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The staff and the chef are
The staff and the chef are very willing to make menu accommodations, including making dishes suitable for vegetarians. The potato gnocchi were the best I've ever eaten. There is a good attempt to emphasize seasonal vegetables. The wine list is short but interesting and distinctive, letting you buy a glass at a time of something you may never have tried.
7/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful! Freash and tasty. Delicious pizza, expert server happily satisfied out request to have the delicious pizza modified. Very pleasant. Decor is beautiful especially the warm wood and fantastic plasterwork. The private dining room is oustanding. Service and Food is Great!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with Friends
Amore is a great place to go for lunch with friends! Atmosphere was great. Our server was friendly and helpful with suggestions from the menu. Loved the private dinning room.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
An enjoyable dinner outing!
First time at Amore. Atmosphere was lovely. I met a friend I hadn't seen in a while and we sat at a table in the bar. It was quiet and comfortable. We had no problem carrying on many a conversation. Our server, Dave, was outstanding; attentive, but, not overbearing. He knew just when to come to our table. He was very knowledgeable about the menu. Our zucchini appetizer was one of the best tasting... presentation was also great. We each ordered a pizza for dinner & shared. While they were both very tasty, I was a bit disappointed in the temperature; mine was only lukewarm. Being a Wednesday evening, the restaurant was crowded, so, it was quiet and very nice. Overall, a very, very good dining experience. I will be going back!!!!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
we had a party of 4, we were seated promptly and the wiatress came over, introduced herself (Kayleigh) with a great smile.
she was very attentive, but not too much, she recognized that one of our party has a gluten free diet and she suggested several options that worked for her. Jigmed stopped over to the table and really made everyone feel comfortable and made a great impression on my friends. the atmosphere was fun, the restaurant was busy but it felt comfortable. The selections on the menu satisfied each of us and the food was just fantastic. Desserts were Awesome!
Chef Andy was there keeping an eye on the food prep. :)
Keep up the great work.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place for friends to catch up.
Server - Casey was very attentive & knowledgeable on the menu items. Was able to have a nice atmosphere to catch up with a friend not feel overwhelmed by those around us. Never any pressure to 'rush' our meal. Meals were very good and accommodating to go make a substitution.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
To no surprise... Amore was AWESOME!!! Everything Wegmans does is just pure perfection... Our food was top-notch, the service was spot-on and the restaurant was absolutely beautiful...
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Place- Neighborhood Friendly
Nice new place, good food, not the traditional fare alone, but interesting takes on favorites. Could be a little more upscale, and the decor does not seem to match the theme of the restaurant. All in all, however, a very nice place.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Who thought you'd find fine
Who thought you'd find fine dining in a grocery store! Food & service were excellent. Prices are very reasonable. Excellent wine list for this type of location. Very fresh Italian fare.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots to love at Amore
Great pizzas and salads. I was able to split a salad with my husband. Our friend would have liked to have been able to order a small dinner size salad to accompany her pizza but only the large size salad was available. The wood chairs are not particularly comfortable so you won't linger over your meal but it's a good place for quick casual meal.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Computerized reservation system
Computerized reservation system works very well, by all means use it. Their appetizers and dessert items are definitely top notch and not skimpy. The cheese and meat board app is a "must!" The entrees however were good, but not great - I don't know if it was because they were relatively busy at the time, or if it was simply because they weren't paying attention when they prepared them. E.g., I had a pizza, which was good, but light on the pepperoni and somewhat greasy. The food prices are reasonable and overall worth it . While they have a nice selection of wines, they are by-and-large, overpriced.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Lunch Spot
Meet some friends here for lunch and was very pleased with our meal and service. Server was attentive throughout the meal, but was respectful about giving us space and privacy to chat amongst ourselves without many interruptions. Was able to comfortably get in and out in about an hour without feeling rushed at all (kitchen was quick and server was prompt with check and receipt). Would definitely consider dining here again for lunch.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Before going I had heard good and bad about this restaurant...but after going I have to say it was one of the best places I've gone in a while. Great food and a great atmosphere!! I felt like I was in the middle of Italy!
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service was wonderful
The food and service was wonderful - loved the decor. The only issue my lunch party encountered was that it was very noisy where we sat; also, the music speakers were directly over our heads. Other than that, the service was great and loved the fresh food. Will definitely go there again!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
What? I can't hear you!!
Everything tasted great . But somebody messed up when designing the place - they didn't take into effect the acoustics. Because of the design and lack of sound buffers, the noise level in that place is extremely high. Almost hurtful. Could not hear the waitress even after we asked her to speak up. I went to a NFL game the next nite and that was no where near as loud.
Adding everything together, including the noise and the place is way over priced. Fix the noise, and then it's just 'a little pricey'.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful addition to Rochester
The look alone of Amore is worth the trip. Its beautifully sedigned and the food is spectacular. You really get the feeling that they wentout of theior way to get that training in Italy. SIMPLY AMAZING..We had a magnifcent time .. When the waitress found out we were celebrating my birthday she brought over a bowl of the mose delicious assorted sorbets i have ever had with a candle. SO SWEET
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I honestly had no complaints. Loved everything about my experience at Amore. We had a waitress and a waitress assistant, which meant never waiting for a single thing. The food was cooked to perfection and the prices were reasonable. Highly recommend!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Amore for dinner, not expecting much, as it was supposed to be a restaurant inside of a supermarket.
For our surprise, in spite of being connected to the supermarket, they were able to create an independent ambient, with a very nice and creative decoration and furniture.
The service was outstanding, as expected from a Wegman's business. The menu isn't long, but has plenty of options for all tastes. The prices were reasonable, in line with other similar places in the region.
The food was another nice surprise: good sized portions (not huge, not tiny), quality ingredients, great presentation and taste.
We enjoyed Amore a lot and will make sure to dine there regularly.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding time with friends
I want to Thank Russell Furguson and his team for a wonderful dinner and time with friends. The food was outstanding and the service was great.
My guest and I were very impressed with the complete experience and the statement was made that the Amore` will be our new regular dining spot.
Breaking bread w/friends
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not really Impressed
I heard great things about "The Next Door" (The other Wegmans' restaurant) and I was hopeful that this one would be as good. There definitely was something missing from the experience. Perhaps it was because they just recently opened and have not yet found their groove. The bright spot was the wait staff at the bar and table side. Don't get me wrong the food was ok, but it seemed like it could be better. Maybe the chief was off that night. The oil for the bread was not seasoned and the spicy meatball pizza tasted like meat loaf.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had heard about Amore by Wegman's
Had heard about Amore by Wegman's in trade pubs and know that anything Wegman's does is top notch. From NJ but in Rochester with family. Had to go. Food was outstanding - borrowing from Wegman's fine Italian products, coupled with innovating twists, a solid knowledge of todays trends and clearly setting the bar high for others to follow. Pizza topped with figs, prosciutto, and gorgonzola; a choice of items for a charcuterie and cheees platter, unusual pasta specials, and home grown natural & organic vegetable selections. And to top it off, a really unusual wine list with top-notch Italian choices. The 4 of us loved it, and the bill was only $130! Danny, please put this concept in your stores in Northern New Jersey ---SOON!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food in a quirky atmosphere. reminds me of Tastings before it was converted to the Food Bar. The only thing that I would change is the waiters 10 minute speech on how everything is Wegman's Classico Brand and that is why it is so good and such high quality. You don't need the extra advertising.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food but pricey and noisy
The food and service here are great. However, everything is a la carte, and the price of some of the items are high for the portions you get. Nothing is included with entrees other than the main dish. Prices should be adjusted accordingly, or add sides/salad to some of the entrees. Also, keep in mind this is a casual restaurant inside of a grocery store, not a standalone fine dining establishment, so prices should reflect that as well. Also, I would suggest they add some draperies or something to absorb noise. The Italian themed surroundings and surfaces act as an echo chamber and it can get quite noisy in there, especially as the seats fill up. Also, some people may not enjoy the open kitchen concept as it adds to the noise.
8/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
a gratifying experience
Amore charmed us with the food, the service, and the ambience. We sat near the open kitchen, and enjoyed watching the activities there. Our dinner showed that every aspect of the restaurant experience had been carefully thought through. Best of all, the prices were consistent with what you would find at the ordinary Italian restaurant.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food fun time
The only thing I could complain about was when we walked in we wanted to sit outside and we had never been there before... The hostess overheard us talking an says "that's not our seating outside so you have no choice". I just thought she could of rephrased that sentence.. I have worked in the restaurant and done the hosting and serving and it takes a different way of talking to people. Martina was great and the good was excellent :)
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent. Will definitely
Food was excellent. Will definitely go again soon.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good but not amazing
Food was good for sure but the explanation that they use all the Italian Classics from the store made it a bit less special. It's not that tough to through ravioli into a pot of boiling water and add sauce. That said, food was definitely good and the salads (which I did not order) actually looked really amazing and I'd like to try that. Dessert was over-priced and although tiramisu was very good the chocolate mousse was quite odd and the cookies are the same as at the bakery outside the store at a much lower price. For the price of the meal it doesn't make it to the top of my list.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best dining experiences
My husband gave me a gift card to Amore for my birthday and it was one of the best gifts ever! The atmosphere is a perfect blend of old world Italy with touches of modern updates. The service was great our waiter was prompt and paid attention to every detail. The food not only looked beautiful it just about melted in your mouth. The manager came over to bring us our entrees and made sure we had everything we needed. I seriously not wait to go again! I will say it is about $50 for each one of us to eat, but that included several drinks, appetizer, entree, and dessert. If you are looking for a great date night, treat yourself and go!!!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simple, Tasty Food and Great Wine!
A Small group visited for lunch. Food was very good (not fancy). Wine list is comprehensive. Service was appropriately paced for lunch. We enjoyed the calamari (very tasty with the unique fried lemons), and several of the pizzas. Enjoyed the atmosphere and the ability to easily prepare the menu items at home. Nicely done Wegmans!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Warm and welcoming
This was our fourth visit to Amore, and each one has been fantastic. The service is welcoming and upbeat, the daily specials offer value and distinctiveness, and the everyday menu has lots of options--it can be hard to choose what to order. We especially liked the wine special--when we ordered a bottle of the excellent Valpolicella they were serving, they gave us antipasti platters--scaled to accommodate our 8-person party--with delicious salumi, cheeses, and olives. And we received two complimentary flatbreads as an appetizer. Plenty of reasons to keep coming back!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Staff and service was great. Very attentive and polite. Efficiently cleared dishes and replenished water. Nice atmosphere. The wine comes in a glass and 2.5 oz option. The bar tender did not mention this when we ordered so something to be aware off. The 2.5 oz (approx 2 glasses of wine) is only $2 more. Definitely the way to go if you don't plan to order a bottle or you and guest are drinking different wines. Somewhat pricey. Food was good. Not huge servings if you have a big appetite.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
everything was good about the food and service.i did not like the fact that I bought a $24 meal and did not get a salad with the meal.it was $6 extra.that is not the dining experience for a Italian restaurant.every italian restaurant I have ever been in a salad or soup was included in the price.this is a grocey store,not the top of the tower.i will tell all my friends about my dining experience and the no salad included dinner.that fact alone will not bring me back or all my friends anymore.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We dined at Amore for my wife's birthday and I was very happy with the experience.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great night out!
This was our first time here and we will definitely come back. Our server was amazing-attentive, friendly, and made great suggestions.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you try nothing else (and can eat seafood), you have GOT to try the calamari! Not only was the calamari cooked to tender perfection, but they also deep fry quartered lemon slices...Divine! I got the Fra Diavolo which was pretty good, could have been spicier, but I liked it. We were seated close to the kitchen and could watch everything being prepared. If you like wine, I recommend getting the quartto size, if you are going to get two glasses, then you will save money.
Downside? Because of their volume, if you arrive a little earlier than your scheduled seating, you will not be seated early.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special dining experience
My daughter and I went to Amore for the first time and had a terrific experience. The entire staff was extremely attentive. The food was excellent- we especially enjoyed the pasta clam special. There was a special zucchini appetizer brought to our table which was a stand-out.
We will definitely be back!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went specifically to try the pizza at Amore and found it to be great. The pizza dough was so good- a very light dough. We will definitely go again.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Try it - You'll Like It
The food was outstanding, service was prompt apolite and friendly. The noise level was a bit much, but tolerable. Definitely worth return visits.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Amore
LikeTagtings used to be in that you completely lose track of the fact you are attached to a grocery store. Great menu, we both chose specials. Nice wine pairings by our server. Will definetly return.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, Wegmans excels in service. There were always waiters filling water glasses and checking in. We made a couple suggestions about the food (for example, a balsamic drizzle or lemon over the brussel sprouts would have been great) and the waitress seemed very eager to take suggestions. The atmosphere is a little more casual than Next Door, but if you like Next Door, this your next stop.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about our dining experience was great except the noise level. It was like dining in a night club, we could barely hear each other. Also, there was a child screaming it's head off a few tables away....and I mean screaming. It continued for a least a half hour. I understand your predicament when it comes to clueless parents, but it certainly effected my experience. The food and service was excellent.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Already rated at restaurant.....
Wiggly table. Minor.
Nice concept, attached to wonderful grocery, visited in advance of reservation.. Reasonable price.
Very nice about accommodating our time crunch, getting on to a performance.
Will definitely be back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
My first time at Amore
This was the first time I tried Amore. It was a Monday night after work and, as expected, finding a parking spot was difficult. But the people I dined with said that when they arrived (about 10 minutes after me), there were many open spots. I liked the ambience...very "European". The server gave us friendly service, but had difficulty explaining one of the entrees and my spaghetti arrived with no spoon (for twirling!) or grated cheese, both of which I had to request. I gave him a break since the place is so new. All of the diners in my party enjoyed their selected dinners (eggplant parm, boccatini, ravioli) and the wine selection was good, prices reasonable for the portion sizes. Overall I liked this place and would definitely go back.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Overall, a good experience
Food was excallent, and well presented - servedhot when required. Service was prompt, efficient, courteous and friendly
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food; great service
The menu is not as carb-heavy as some Italian restaurants. Can definitely stick to your diet and still enjoy great food. We loved the veggie sides (cauliflower, brussel sprouts) and desserts were excellent. The place is cozy and comfortable.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was with friends who had never been there. They loved it (they're foodies) and were already planning to come back with guests from out of ton.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best pre-Thanksgiving dinner!
Perfect portions and options for family style dining on the eve of Thanksgiving! Completely relaxing with excellent service and great tasting food! So glad we went and was able to pick up the "last minute" something at Wegmans store too :)
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Incredible dining experience!
I asked for a rose and a card for my girlfriend on the table and Amore had that all set up and ready to go for me. It made my girlfriend extremely happy and earned me many browny points. We really enjoyed our wine and our meals. Specifically, her steak was amazing and my tuna disappeared from my plate in about 2 seconds. The seating area is really beautiful and I would not change a thing about my experience. Thank you Amore and staff for making my experience very memorable!
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM