In town for a convention and
In town for a convention and looking for something that only the locals would know. Open Table helped me find this special place, tucked away in a fairly nondescript center, but in a lovely part of town and right on the main road by the beach. Old world greeting and food descriptions and although we ordered many different things at our table of 6, everyone said their food was very tasty, as described and satisfying - a table of clean plates! It was quiet enough (although full) that we could talk to the whole table without raised voices. A lovely dinner!
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food was delicious. We
The food was delicious. We had the sole from holland with a crab sauce. It was to die for. The staff was attentive but not intrusive. A small and intimate spot.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our group of six had a great
Our group of six had a great dining experience. It was my husband's birthday and I could not have picked a better place for his celebration. Everyone in the group will be back!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Outstanding food and intimate quiet
Dominick and staff excelled at providing a most enjoyable evening for our party of 10. The Italian venue was outstanding from appetizer to desert. The atmosphere is quiet and intimate with a restaurant capacity of 40. Our group of snowbirds meets several times in season and this will be an annual return. Reservations are required well in advance. I was looking for great food in a nice atmosphere with a private quiet setting. The Italian in our group raved about Lasagna and my Sole seafood special was superb. The set up of restaurant tables varies from night to night depending on group sizes. The focus is Italian from food to wine, with very limited beer selection. Pricey but worth it. Remember it is your trip to Italy without the passport.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
This was our first time here and it was amazing!!!! Food was outstanding!
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Service the best we have
The Service the best we have had in Naples. Wine selection great. Will return often.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
The Best meal we had in Naples!!
The Best meal we had in Naples!! Food was fresh, flavorful and delicious. We can't wait to go back.
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've been to Cafe Dell Amore
I've been to Cafe Dell Amore several times and have yet to have one bad meal. The lasagna is absolutely fantastic and one of my favorites. The wine is excellent and the dinner choices are all ourstanding. I would not hesitate to give this restaurant a solid review. They are a small restaurant, maybe a dozen tables, so a reservation is highly suggested and in season, can be hard to come by.
5/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
More spinach balls, Please!
A small, obscure, but charming place, with excellent food. The spinach ball appetizer is exceptional. The lasagna was also a pleasure. The dishes are semi-traditional, but prepared with care, flair, and flavor.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Naples Hidden Gem! Love
A Naples Hidden Gem! Love this place! Food and service are always outstanding!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best dining experience in Naples
What a hidden gem. The atmosphere is perfect. The food is incredible. And Dominic the owner and chef comes to your table answering any question with personality and wit. Highly recommend this place to anyone. Absolutely wonderful dining experience
5/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Secret Gem
I had never heard about this restaurant until I received a gift certificate. The service was slow in the beginning, but when we mentioned we were headed to a movie, they moved us right along. The veal was great as was the white truffle pasta. Smaller portions, but was perfect for me because I didn't feel the need to stuff my face for the fear of feeling guilty leaving food behind. I will definitely go back!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very quaint.ziti excellent. Very unusual food list. Lots of wines to pick from. Very quiet.
Dominic the owner very nice & our waiter Andre was superb.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A local favorite
This place is a hidden gem. I am a local and didn't know it existed, as it blends in with the Gulf Shore Blvd. neighborhood. The owner Dominick gives you great attention. His food and wine recommendations were great too. We thought the spinach balls were fine, but preferred the mussels as an appetizer. We shared the truffle mushroom pasta and the lasagna...perfect! We will be back!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding food & great wine list!
We have gone here for special occasions and truly enjoyed the service, the outstanding food & fabulous wine list! Homemade, authentic italian, love the spinach ball appetizer and eggplant tower! Don't be in a hurry and enjoy the food.
6/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Caffe Dell'Amore is Fantastic
On a recent visit to Naples, my wife and I truly enjoyed an exceptional dining experience at Caffe Dell' Amore. This is a small, quaint, charming restaurant that was decorated by an Italian artisian who was flown in to stain the walls and tables . The menu is varied and each dish is a creative epicurean experience, which the owners say are authentic, 100 year old, family recipies. And if this isn't all enough, the restaurant's small size provides guests the opportunity to kibbitz with Dominick, one of the owners who is charismatic and funny. This is a great dining experience.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I'm usually reluctant to pay
I'm usually reluctant to pay the price premium that many restaurants in Naples command, but I must say, the food and service made Caffe Dell'Amore worth it! The spinach balls are so simple, yet outstanding, and the lasagna - the best! The service was very personal and accommodating. I would not hesitate to eat here again the next time I'm in Naples.
7/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
You will like this place
The food is very fresh and the extra attention to your table is great.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
THe food was outstanding and
THe food was outstanding and the service impeccable!!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding unique Italian
My wife and I ate here for the first time recently during a vacation trip to Naples. We chose it based on OpenTable reviews. To say the least, we will return in the future! As others have stated, the spinach balls appetizer is an amazing delight, but the exceptional food just starts there and continues to the end. They offer unique twists on classic Italian recipes (lasagna made with several different meats, ravioli with beef short ribs--we had a salad that included cherries that exploded with an unusual flavor). Dominic, one of the owners, served us and was just terrific. He gave us great recommendations (including a wine to our taste) and was extremely friendly. Extremely nice atmosphere. Just a delightful, wonderful experience.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS AND EXCELLENT!
WE RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AN AUTHENTIC ITALIAN DINNER AND A WONDERFUL SELECTION OF WINE! THE SERVICE WAS SECOND TO NONE ! WE WILL DEFINITELY RETURN WHEN WE ARE BACK IN NAPLES!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious italian cuisine!
Great food and service! We decided to go based on other positive online reviews and they were spot on, everything was great. Rating a 4#star for atmosphere just because it is located in a strip mall and the view outside our window seat was an office in an office building. But overall great place.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and service
We went to the restaurant for a birthday celebration for a friend . All the food we ordered was amazing. The lasagna melted in your mouth as did the Torta di Manzo. The grouper was very good and my husband raved about the mussel special. The boar was a split decision as some of the meat was incredibly tender and some bites very tough. We shared a stacked cannoli dessert which was plenty for a couple of bites each. We also brought our own wine and payed the corkage fee. All in all, a great experience.
8/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Nice little gem tucked into
Nice little gem tucked into a nondescript building. Ambiance was very pleasant, especially the hand painted frescos which truly reminded me of being in Italy. Extremely friendly and professional service with the owner and chef coming to every table to explain the menu. Food was delicious. Only downside is that it is quite expensive ($28) and up for entrees but that's how it is in that part of Naples. Great for once in a while/special occasions.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Very Good
Very innovative dishes. Difficult to choose!
My wife and I were made to feel more welcome by the owner and entire staff than anywhere else I have ever been.
Easy parking in an area that can be difficult!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small dining area with nice decor. Waiter was thorough, but too snobby, like he was doing us a favor by waiting on us. My wife ordered iced tea and his reply was "We don't serve iced tea." Marissa was very helpful, offering to brew some fresh hot tea that could be poured over a glassful of ice. It was wonderful. The food was very good: we shared a delicious mixed greens salad, lobster ziti, and a side of spaghetti squash. We thoroughly enjoyed every last bite. All dishes were a bit pricey, but quality was worth it. We would go back, but hope there would be a different head waiter.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Savory and delicious
Caffe Delle'Amore is a very quaint and hidden gem located directly across the street from Laudermilk Park. The owners take great pride in their menu as the food is prepared with great passion and is reflected in the savory Italian sauces, very creative and tasty menu. Everything we had was delicious. The prices are moderate to high for an Italian restaurant, but definitely worth it to treat you and that someone special to a very nice, romantic Italian dinner. My partner and I will definitely eat there again!
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone had a welcoming attitude! It's a small restaurant with BIG FLAVOR! Make sure your try the specials! We will definitely go again the next time we visit naples!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in naples
Tucked in deep in the heart of Naples a precious diamond. Dominic was great with service like your own family. Food was impeccable. Ingredients were all shipped in from the old country and you could tell. Must come and see for yourself.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A first time experience & the only disappointment was the missing B'Day candle request for his dessert. The dessert, itself was incredible and so was everything else. Just great!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Remarkable Italian cuisine, impeccable and personal service! But be prepared for the bill. Entrees are around $25-30 each. Meal for two with wine will run you nearly $150. If you have the cash, there is no better Italian food in Naples.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
As Usual, Caffe Dell'Amore Delivers
Another fine meal with our gracious host Dominic. The lobster pasta special was extraordinary and the shrimp cacciatore was unique and delicious. We have yet to have a disappointing experience here.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we had the attention of the staff. We loved the food and cannot wait to return to try other menu items...
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We live in Naples but had never been to this restaurant. A friend suggested and we went. Small and just across from the beach. We had a fantastic meal that was not rushed which was even better. Impressed by the guidance of our waiter who knew both the wines and the menu and was able to make suggestions. We've already identified items we wish to try on our next visit.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden Gem in Naples
My husband and I have lived here for years and recently stumbled upon this restaurant! Everything about
this is perfect . . .food, service, wine, prices! If you want "Food Channel" food , this is the place! The
menu is unique, not your typical Italian. I felt like I was in Italy again!
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
This charming Italian restaurant has very little curb appeal and is probably why we have overlooked it in the past, however it has just been awarded culinary recognition and as the foodies that we are we decided to go with our foodie friends. The restaurant had been closed for the season, we were the first customers of the new season so the place was quiet just one other table of two. We wondered if there would be a full menu available, we were not disappointed. Wonderful wine and food and a very informative manager/owner made our selection easy. We will all defiantly be back to this neighborhood gem.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time. The
This was our first time. The food and service were outstanding. A real hidden gem. Would highly recommend to anyone who enjoys Italian food.
10/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of the best in town.
First time there and couldn't have been more pleased. Dominic, the owner, received us and seated us. Small environment with probably a dozen tables. Excellent service with about 5 wait staff. Food was some of the best Italian we(4) have had..
Pasta very fresh. Mussels and clam appetizer to die for and a very different kind of pasta with various meats.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely a MUST.
Our first time there but certainly will not be the last. The food was outstanding and service was equal to the task. This is now my favorite restaurant in Naples.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Discovered this restaurant on a drive to Naples from Punta Gorda. So glad we did. Their menu is refreshingly true Italian - Spinach Delizie, simple yet amazing, melt in your mouth appetizer, Mussels and clams in a beautiful tomato broth, delicious, and then an Eggplant tower, tender slices of eggplant stacked with fresh mozzarella and just enough sauce. We rounded out our meal with the perfect wine and while truly satisfied still couldn't resist trying the Italian cheesecake, with an expresso of course. Another pleasant surprise on the dessert menu is the Vin Santo. Dominick and Brian have a great place here. Happy to have met them and absolutely plan on going back again, and again.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Upon arrival, we were greeted by owner, Dominic. He and his entire staff was warm and welcoming. We felt like we entered a friend's home. After a short wait, we were led to a quiet, corner table. Our waitress came over quickly, but service was definitely not rushed. Dominic came and told us about the specials while we were sipping our wine. Food was delicious. I had the lobster a la forno while my husband had the veal osso bucco. Both meals were very memorable. We will definitely be back! Thanks Dominic!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our dining experience from the moment we walked through the door and was greeted by Domenic. The food is excellently prepared and delicious and the service is delightful.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
a feel of dining in Italy!
From the warm welcome from the owner to the awesome Italian wine through the wonderful Italian "home made" cuisine the warm Italian spirit is constant! This will be a regular for my wife and I !
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to celebrate!
Surprised my wife with a night out to celebrate her recent promotion. From the greeting to the tandem wait staff to the great food the night was memorable. We would definitely recommend Cafe Dell'Amore!
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Like a neighborhood restaurant
Not our first time or last. This place reminds us of a small neighborhood Italian restaurant in any city. Owner works the room, food is fresh and well-prepared. Certainly worth checking out, we will be back.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Gem in Naples
My husband and I had a wonderful dinner at Cafe Dell'Amore the other evening. Upon arrival we were greeted pleasantly
by the servers and then one of the chef/owners greeted us and escorted us to our table. The restaurant is small and intimate
with a very inviting atmosphere. The servers are very knowledgeable about the food and wine and the pacing of the service
was excellent. Every dish from the soup, salad, main course and dessert was simply delicious. We are returning again this weekend with friends and can't wait to try something different.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Consistently great food
It has been a couple of years since we were able to get back to Naples,Florida; but the food is still prepared wonderfully and a delight to eat. The management is very accommodating to our slight addition of people to our party in their small place. The staff are pleasant to talk to and go out of their way to help you enjoy the special evening.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful experience every time
We always make this our first night dinner when we arrive in Naples. When we are greeted by Dominic and the friendly staff, we feel like we are home again. Our favorites are the spinach deliche and the clams and mussels to start. The entrees are all wonderful , but We are especially fond of the eggplant and the osso bucco. I highly recommend dining here and it's a good idea to make reservations in season.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small intimate restaurant with warm attentive staff. Everything is delicious and they are eager to make the experience memorable. Quiet place, easy parking, out of the way of the busy downtown.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Biggest surprise in very long time.
We dine out in Naples several times a week. This was the most pleasant surprise in a very very long time. The moment we walked in the door the staff made it a romantic and wonderful dining experience. Service was great, the food was 5 star plus, the wine they recommended was a very nice surprise, the desert was the best my wife has ever eaten. An amazing night out.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM