Brought back my childhood
I didn't know that I talian-American restaurants like this still existed especially "off the baten track" in North Rockville! This was like the places my father would always take the family back in the 50's!
The dark wood panelling, startched white tablecloths (at lunch!), the "mature" wait staff - everything just as I remember it. As was the menu. None of your high tech food, this was solid pasta, chicken/veal (parmigiana, saltimboca, marsala, etc) all well prepared and promptly served. And reasonably priced!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great traditional Italian dining
My husband and I come to this restaurant every month or two, and although the service is sometimes not perfect due to change in staff (often get new waitstaff), they are always extremely pleasant and accommodating and they fix any misunderstandings. The food is typical Italian fare, delicious and hearty, always cooked correctly. Management is always present and supervising service, which is so important. We can always count on a great meal in a pleasant atmosphere with excellent wine choices.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had been to the restaurant
We had been to the restaurant many times and always found if an enjoyable experience. This time the food was as expected - well prepared, flavorful and a good value. That said however, the service was lacking. Our food was well presented and tasted well although a requested item was not present. The big problem arose when a glass of tea was spilled on the table and clean-up assistance was needed. There was no one to be found - not immediately nor 10 to 12 minutes later. We were able to get the attention of a bus person from the adjacent room, but no waiter appeared until check time. Had it not been for this oversight of attentiveness, the experience would have been to the normal excellent standards of this fine establishment.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
That's Amore began some twenty-five years ago, or so, at this flagship location in Rockville. At its peak, it expanded to seven locations in the greater Baltimore-Washington area. After the business was sold, it went through a metamorphosis, with locations closing one at a time. The Columbia, MD location was the penultimate location to close. And now, the Rockville location remains its first and last location. Excellent southern Italian food served individually, or family style; just like Sunday dinner at my Italian grandparents' home. Chicken Vesuvius is my favorite: char-grilled half chicken with roasted garlic potato wedges. I always get a garden salad to start, and a side of Spaghetti Bolognese. I highly recommend That's Amore.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our high school girls went to your restaurant for an after Homecoming, surprise birthday party. It was a great venue for the girls to wear their pretty dresses.
Our family has been coming to That's Amore for Christmas Eve dinner for many years. It has become a tradition. We Love it!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Looking forward to returning...
Visiting the area, I needed to find a nice lunch spot for a friendly meeting. The online information was helpful, with easy reservations and great menu viewing. The menu had great options, the food was delicious and plentiful, the wait staff had perfect timing, and the prices were just right. I also appreciated the staff's effort to help us with transportation. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to others and plan to go again when I'm back in the area.
Thank you for an awesome lunch!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a Living Social deal
We had a Living Social deal for That's Amore. We each got a salad; my husband was very pleased with his Amore salad that had cheeses and meats in it. The only negative was my salad-- a Caprese salad which is tomato slices topped with fresh basil and mozzerella. The tomatoes were bland in color and taste. I feel that, unless you can serve a dish the way it's supposed to be presented, then pull it from the menu. Tomatoes are very seasonal. I hoped the would have some that weren't the hothouse kind.
Our meals were so generous we each had lunch the next day. I got the shrimp and scallops in a pink sauce -DELICIOUS! My husband got a steak, but it was slightly overcooked (more medium well than the medium rare he ordered.) Desserts--YUM~
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM