We had a large group that
We had a large group that ordered a variety of meals and everyone enjoyed their meals. The salads were excellent and the wait staff was attentive.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
We were quite pleased with
We were quite pleased with Cafe Amante. The food was good and at a very reasonable price. I loved the portion sizes. They gave you an adequate amount of food that fit the price. The atmosphere was nice. It's a good place to go when seeing a show in town. We will frequent Cafe Amante again.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable meal in the city
This was the first time we ever dined here. We enjoyed our meals, the service was very good, and the prices are reasonable. I would definately reccomd.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A good second visit
The included salads aren't anything to write home about, but they aren't bad either. Overall the portion sizes are very reasonable, as opposed to some of the finer dining establishments where they sell you an entire steer. I shall return!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amante is within walking distance
Amante is within walking distance of our home which is great, but the food is great and the service above par.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a gem! In town for a
What a gem! In town for a conference. Excellent food reasonable prices!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I always choose Caffe Amante
I always choose Caffe Amante when I want to have a good, reasonably priced lunch in a quiet environment which is conducive to having a good conversation
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great pre theater spot
Waitress was excellent - actually listened to us and made specific and appropriate suggestions that made our pre theater experience enjoyable and relaxed. Will definitely go back based on her service. Food was good.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for pre-concert dinner. Great food at unbelievably great prices. Efficiently, friendly, and professional service. Relaxed atmosphere. Try the Veal with peppers or the Virginia Spots. Highly recommend.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Cafe Amante. We had our pre-race meal there prior to running the Pittsburgh Marathon. We had a reservation and we seated immediately by the friendly hostess. Our waiter was enthusiastic, attentive and very professional. The food was excellent, seasoned perfectly and served promptly. I would recommend Cafe Amante to antone who enjoying a quiet dining experience.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Salmon salad is always a winner. Was having a business lunch and only had 1 hour. That was no problem. Service was prompt and food was very good.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
There are several reasons besides good food that I would recommend this resturant but most of them are not on the checklist for this survey. They are as follows:
The price of the food is very reasonable and the portion size is just what I like, not so big you have to take half of it home with you but still enough to fill a big eater. They validate parking which makes dinner and a show in town very attractive. The tables are spaced out so you can have a conversation without screaming at each other. They have an area separate from the rest of the dinning room that would accommodate a larger group and would not interfer with other dinners. The bar area is also separate so it does not interfer with dinners who do not like a noisy environment.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious food. Quick service. Portions will not satisfy a big eater, but prices are right.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Pre-concert Location
Great food, great prices, great service, great location. Perfect for pre-concert dinner if you're going to Heinz Hall.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Grid Lock in Downtown Pittsburgh
Because of Parking difficulties, my husband was 1/2 an hour late getting to the restaurant. The Hostess and our waitress were so kind and concerned. Once he arrived we were able to relax and enjoy a delicious meal with great service.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server, service, and food
Our server, service, and food were very good I will recommend this restaurant to my friends snd family. Thank you.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Veal and sauces are specialties
We have had the Veal Parmesan and veal with peppers more than once. Truly outstanding quality. The Cesar salads are also excellent. The prices are reasonable for the quality. I can't wait to have Veal Parmesan there again.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time diner
I would just like to say this was a perfect spot for my wifes 50th birthday party. We had a perfect table in a spacious room, and we came across excellent service. We were greeted kindly by management, and the rest of the staff. I would definitely come again.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious. Freshest fish ever.....and so low priced it was amazing. A hidden gem.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Looked online for a place to dine in the Theater District and found this restaurant. Great location. Food was good. I had the Chicken
Pastina soup and then Chicken Parmigiana ( but I may have recieved Veal Parm. .---not sure) , regardless it was very very good. Broccoli could have been served warmer. Salad was good and then I ordered a pecan ball for desert. My husband and I ate for less than $50 ! And they would have validated our parking ticket had we known to park in their building. That would have saved us another $7. Noise level was within reason. Room was a bit cool. Would definitely recommend this restaurant for anyone going to the Theater.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was very good and
Service was very good and the team greets you by name keeping to the professional friendly environment.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I liked my chicken picatta
I liked my chicken picatta but there was a little too much lemon for me. The appitizer we had was good. I was suprised that at 6:30 there was not more of a crowd on a Friday night, but it is summer and people have other things to do.
We will return for another meal.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding service/Excellent interesting salad. Very accommodating and responsive to questions about menu items. The chef even stopped by to answer a diner's question.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Special Theater night
I took my 9 year old daughter here before a show at the Benedum. I wanted it to be a special night and dining at Caffe Amante made the whole experience better. We had a wonderful dinner and the service was great. We did have an early reservation and the dining area was not crowded at all, however, we were seated near the bar area and there was some bar conversation that was perhaps a little inappropriate for a 9 year old but I kept her talking and she didn't seem to notice. Next time I will request a seat away from the bar area.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Café Amante is a great place to dine especially if you are in town for a theater performance. You get a nice meal for a reasonable price. Three of us had veal dishes which were very good. The other member of our party had the salmon and also enjoyed it. Thanks for providing good food, service, and prices that don't break the bank!
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
girls night out
Prior to going here, reviews were mixed...but food was excellent, our server was friendly and attentive, and the atmosphere was perfect for our group to sit and talk. Plus the price was reasonable. A bonus for us was the server's knowledge of gluten free; the chef prepared especially for us altering their recipe to be GF....highly recommend!!!
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice place to dine while in Downtown Pittsburgh.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent pre theatre choice. Great menu, outstanding service and convenient location. Would definitely return.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for a meal before the symphony or ballet!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great price for location
Half size apps, salads included with all main course, good food and service and price is best for that location of downgown
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
the menu is limited but the
the menu is limited but the food is very well prepared and was very well served. The prices are very reasonable.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good location great food & service
Able to get in on short notice with a company of five. Everyone was pleasantly surprised by their dinners. Also they did not make us feel rushed at all, and got us out in time to make a 7:30 curtain.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything was great..food atmosphere, server..but the chair were a little uncomfortable as thought the cushions need to be replaced.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Caffe Amante great place
We ate here on Saturday night before a show and the food was excellent and the prices were outstanding. We would have paid much more for the same quality of food at another downtown restaurant. It's close to the theater and the atmosphere was great because of the windows all around you.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service was a little slow
Service was a little slow on this visit compared to previous ones, perhaps because restaurant was almost full. Food was of usual good quality. Free parking is definitely a bonus - especially on nights when there is a lot going on in Pgh.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good comfort food
WE enjoyed our dinner at Caffe Amante. We booked at Caffe Amante at the last minute and found good, unpretentious Italian family-style fare. Nothing terribly innovative or earth-shaking going on here, but I don't think that's the idea. You'll find all the old favorites, and what they do, they do well-- incredibly reasonable prices, large servings, and well-prepared food. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly without interfering with our meal. The wine list was small, but it had several food-friendly wines at very good prices. One question: Why do they close at 8 p.m. on a Saturday evening?
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is very good, and
The food is very good, and it is reasonably priced. I particularly like the Virginia spots. The amount of food served is just right. It is the perfect place to eat prior to going to the theater. I have recommended this restaurant to many of my friends and have taken several there, and they have all agreed that it is one of the best downtown.
11/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food at extremely reasonable prices. Perfect spot for a pre-concert dinner. Service is efficient and personable. The veal with peppers is fantastic. Validated parking is a plus.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
As soon as we entered the
As soon as we entered the restaurant, we were seated immediately and our server greeted us with a smile and wine and appetizer suggestions. The fried zucchini and calamari were delicious and paired wonderfully with our wine and meals. Our server was well informed about the menu and guided my guests and me as we made our decisions. My shrimp Diavalo pasta was perfect and my guests felt the same about their pasta and other dishes. The ambiance of the restaurant and the overall experience made for a very special evening!
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The dinner was great - we were only the second table filled in the dining room. The waitress was excellent -very attentive and my chicken piccatta was amazing. My dining partners had the crab cakes and the salmon - both excellent choices.
We'd definitely go here again - park free in the parking garage at the Highmark Building.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for a quiet business lunch
A colleague/friend and I needed a quiet place to do some planning for a special project over lunch. Caffe Amante was perfect. It's very quiet, no music, no boisterous crowds. The food is excellent (I had the crab-stuffed salmon) and very reasonably priced. Our waiter was excellent, both attentive and discreet. Although we didn't spend much time looking out the windows, there are a lot of them, providing plenty of natural light and views of Downtown. We couldn't have had a better experience.
12/1/2013 4:00:00 PM