That's Amore Italian Cafe
That's Amore Italian Cafe

That's Amore Italian Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thatsamoreseattle.com/
  • Phone: 2063223677
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Sunday: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    Lunch: Friday & Sunday: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Sunday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Paul McMillion
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Cafe, Entertainment, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Each off-site catering is custom designed for your event from 30 to 250 people. We can drop off or provide full-service catering. Chef Paul is very flexible in working within your budget.
  • Private Party Contact: Paul 2064780223
  • Special Events: Starting the second Thursday in January of 2011, we'll have Andre Feriante flamenco/classical guitarist. Join us Thursdays at 7:30 and check our Facebook page for specials.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Atlantic
  • Public Transit: Our bus stop is just across the street!
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free Parking! And a beautiful unique park to wander through just north of our building to see the sparkling lights of Seattle below.
A word from That's Amore Italian Cafe
Welcome to Seattle’s only Neighborhood Italian Cafe with a city/water view. Just minutes from downtown Seattle, you'll enjoy classic Italian dishes with a modern twist. Local partners assure you of the freshest ingredients possible. Casual and cozy, you'll love the experience!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
That's Amore Italian Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (41)scenic view (37)fit for foodies (17)romantic (15)great for outdoor dining (14)special occasion (14)good for groups (9)kid-friendly (8)notable wine list (4)hot spot (3)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Birthday dinner with girlfriends. Perfect by the window with view of Seattle at night. Would do it again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALWAYS hit it out of the park
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Once again, we had an amazing experience at That's Amore. Food was amazing, staff is always amazing, wine and friends were amazing. If you want to have an amazing time all around, visit Thats Amore. They put 'Amore' into everything they do.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Noied
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    As always, we had a wonderful meal here. We love the food. The restaurant is unpretentious and reasonably priced. It has a fantastic nighttime view of Seattle if you make your reservation far enough in advance to get near the windows. It is a great place to bring out of town guests, with free on street parking in the neighborhood, and friendly, attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely meal
    southender
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Had a great time and lovely meal. Special mushroom risotto and spinach-tiger prawn risotto were delicious. Service prompt and friendly. Wonderful place to go around sunset; view of downtown,Sound, and the Olympics is neat. Limited window tables, though, sotalk to them well ahead if you want to make sure to get one.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great cuisine
    mazamagirl
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We used to live in Columbia City and would dine frequently at That's Amore. Now it is our number one restaurant destination when we come back to Seattle 3 or 4 times a year. We are never disappointed in the quality of the cuisine or the experience. This time we ordered fruiti del mare (mussels were outstandingly fresh, calamari and shrimp) and pasta pomodoro con pollo, ensalta mixta and for desert tiramisu. We drive away wondering when we'll get the next chance to enjoy a wonderful meal!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Worthy of repeat visits
    CabernetFlashVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We travelled out to this little gem from downtown trying to avoid another expensive downtown meal. It was well worth the taxi ride. Delightful food and cheery and timely service. Only issue is a limited wine list.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a gem!
    neighbors
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    We have lived in the area for 5 years, but just discovered this gem. The food was exceptional, far beyond our expectations and the location and ambiance was beautiful. Very quaint, traditional Italian, sweet and romantic spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Neighborhood Gem!
    JJH1
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Fun, fresh, and flavorful - perfectly consistant and affordable price-point!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing find close to Leschi area
    Mike
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We went to That's Amore two weeks ago with some friends. We were shocked that he hadn't been there sooner. The food is amazing, and the service is perfect. We loved it so much that we keep bringing our friends so they can experience this little gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Pricing
    trishrn
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I ordered the steak special for that day. I believe it was the New York strip? steak. I was very surprised at the price. Although I did not ask in advance, the waitress also did not offer prices. I believe it was overpriced for a neighborhood restaurant. The steak was cooked as I requested but not tender, the asparagus was limp, and I believe it was Gnocchi was terrible. I expect a higher overall significant improvement was called for a dish priced at $35.00.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot
    SeattleLocal
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We love this restaurant as a great little neighborhood spot. So much so that the waitress was letting everyone know about the gorgeous sunset so we could walk to the outlook next door and enjoy the view. I thought that was really fun. And the food is excellent!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We'll be back soon! We had a pleasant evening dinner outside on a balmy summer evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MattVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This small neighborhood Italian restaurant is a gem. The food is fantastic and very reasonably priced. The portions were big enough for a hearty eater. The waitress was great. Everyone was very friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant and will be coming back again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Personal Touch
    Louattle
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Not even 5 minutes after I made my reservation I received a call from the restaurant and they were calling to assure me that they could accommodate my anniversary reservation request for a window. Once there the wait staff made me and my family feel welcomed and invited, we weren't guest, we were family. They gave us a nice card commemorating our special day and they also provided dessert on the house. It was a great experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard to find and worth it!
    love2eat
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    After searching the neighborhood for 30 minutes and 2 calls to the restaurant, we finally got to the restaurant (obviously we are not locals and our GPS took us to the wrong location!). the search was certainly worth it! As a group of 9, we ate off the entire menu. The salads were fresh and the dressings very good. The pizzas and appetizers were very good. The entrees were, for the most part, original (not just the same everyday fare) and all were individually prepared and all tasted great. The waitress was very attentive and made sure everyone was taken care of. The view is excellent with the only problem being the glare of the afternoon sun despite the sun shade on the window. Truly worth the trip!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 27 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 156 reviews are from the That's Amore Italian Cafe reviews archive.
  • neighborhood find
    2citizenshipsVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Came highly recommended for the view. It is scenic but I guess I just expected more. However, forget the view and go for the food. Our waitress was prompt and personable. Food was tasty and arrived hot. What a concept!! In the middle of a residential neighborhood so it kind of just blends in until you eat here. If we were locals, we'd be regulars for sure. Thank you for a delicious meal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Views
    MandM
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Make sure you request a table by the window. The view from the top of Mt. Baker is beautiful!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hard To Beat
    SurfSwitchVIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Quite possibly one of the best Italian restaurants in all of Seattle. The view is fantastic from the table windows (which are worth waiting for) and the staff is so friendly and nice. Service is quick, wine is great, and everything n the menu is delicious. I have absolutely zero complaints. They made our evening perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Terrific neighborhood Italian. Unprepossessing from the outside, no fancy decor inside--but quality food and a thoroughly friendly atmosphere. If you happen to secure one of the small number of tables with a spectacular view, that's a very nice bonus. But go for the food. I just wish it was in MY neighborhood.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still exceptional
    SeattleRalph
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    I've been eating at this restaurant for years. And although I haven't eaten there for a few years, returning there a few days ago, was like coming home. The food was top notch, served with expertise by wait staff that were personable and sharp to notice details that make a difference. I left satisfied, relaxed and happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We are so glad to have this restaurant in our neighborhood! The food is very fresh and tasty; and the service is always friendly and attentive. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Favorite spot
    foodieinseattle
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    We dine here all the time and are never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More than Amore
    Geos
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    That's Amore continues to be one of our "go-to" Italian restaurants in Seattle. The food is great, and the service is professional, and fun. Everyone is having a good time, and it is a pleasure to dine there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic Italian
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great food. Had a fantastic Pollo Parmiagiana and Pollo Piccatta with great sauce on the Penne Bolognese. Great service to boot. Just a fantastic dining experience. View would have been spectacular if not for the classic Seattle rain.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall Great Experience.
    GoodCook
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great food, view and service. I have been to That's Amore several times and never been disappointed. The pasta was fresh. Wine was good and well priced. This is a neighborhood restaurant, wish it was in my neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Will be going back soon!
    Jenleehi
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Loved the view, the food and the staff. Sounds like other patrons tried to steal away our reserved table (as I had requested near the window with the spectacular view) but the staff kindly told them it was reserved and kept their word. We made a 7:45pm reservation and it was a beautiful place to watch the sun go down. I'd say the food was casual (but delicious) Italian dining. Nothing fancy which makes it great because you could come for a casual dinner or for a special occasion (as we did). I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Waitress delightful
    barney99
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Our waitress was a delight. Very helpful, great sense of humor and efficient. Food was excellent. Three of us had pasta and one pizza. One had the Wild Boar Pasta and it was excellent. A very pleasant experience. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal!
    desserthound
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    Went for a special occasion, not only was the view gorgeous, the food was great, the service OUTSTANDING and they even made us a little "congratulations" card and bought us a piece of their delicious tiramisu to celebrate.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood dining room w/ a view
    AmorousEater
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    We were delighted to waltz into an excellent table near the window at That's AmoreCafe after reserving a table only 30 minutes before arrival on a Sunday evening after being refused a table at SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle. We didn't give up anything when it comes to having a sweeping view of downtown Seattle and the sun setting in the West, over the Olympic mountains. Based on reviews of SkyCity, we likely improved the contents of our plates. While not expensive, the menu at That's Amore Cafe offers a nice selection of special plates for the adventurous palate as well as classic pizza, calzone, and pasta. If one insists on a wine selection that will set them back a few Andrew Jackson's, That's Amore Cafe does not dissappoint.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always wonderful
    vetr
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We have been here several times and the food Is always incredible. They were kind of busy when we went Saturday night but once our waitress got to us she was amazing. Super friendly and attentive to every detail.. everything you'd want in a restaurant experience. When we were almost done another waitress came over and remembered us from our last time there. We had had a looong and tiring day and this provided the perfect respite. They know how to provide a wonderful dining experience overall. Good job you guys!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian food at it's best!
    Luvsvino
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    That's Amore Italian restaurant is the best neighborhood place in the Seattle area! Great food, always delicious specials plus all regular menu items are fantastic. Nice wine list with many choices for wines by the glass. The best thing about this restaurant is the service, soo friendly and you genuinely feel like they are happy to see you again! By far my favorite place to go for a night out for a delicious dinner and overall great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food. Amazing view.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The antipasti platter and bruschetta appetizers we're wonderful and perfect or sharing! We had a party of 8. Everyone's entrees were delicious. In particular, we cll loved the Wild Boar Ragu and the Pok Chop. A delicious dinner and very fun evening! (And, wow.. That view!)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Seriously, I'm very picky
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Seriously, I'm very picky about my Italian restaurants, and this place is top notch. A little too pricey to be an every-night spot for most folks. But for even semi-special occasions? This is an absolute must. Get the polpetta. Seriously.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite of ours
    Annie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We love coming here. It's a great spot with great service. View is spectacular too!
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentines disappointment.
    Disseff
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    So I made a Valentines reservation here almost two months ago. We show up and were seated fairly promptly but were never informed prior that they were doing a price fixe menu. They insisted they called us, which is not true and did not offer any apology or accommodations. I love this restaurant but this ruined my wife and I's first married valentines day. My wife wanted a vegetarian option (not available) and I wanted a chicken dish but the only one available was $45 and did not even come with pasta. We went elsewhere and had a full meal with drinks for the price of one meal was being served here. Quite disappointed in a place we even had our rehearsal dinner at earlier this year. Recommended for regular dining but this was quite a letdown
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • V day
    Switched
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Disappointed that they didn't advertise their limited menu for valentines day. The price was also about 3x their regular menu. It felt like they were taking advantage of diners when they got you in the door.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok - but not a remarkable meal
    Brett513
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was ok and middle of the road. The menu was limited for Valentine's Day. I had the Caesar salad, which was fresh, but otherwise average. My main coarse was a lamb shank with polenta and spinach. The polenta was very dry and tasteless - obviously cooked to long from serving. The lamb was very good, and the spinach was average. For desert I had a torte - it was very dry and tasted store bought - not restaurant fresh. My wife had the soup - which was good - but unmemorable. Her main coarse was spinach gnocchi and scallops. The gnocchi was mushy, overcooked. For desert she had chocolate cake. We both had the same conclusion - the food was acceptable, but not memorable since it tasted like it was reheated and not fresh.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Valentine's Day Surprise
    anonymous
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We chose That's Amore restaurant based on previous customer ratings. To our surprise we found that our dinner options were limited to a pre-selected menu. The main entree, chicken and gnocchi or tortellinin(?) and scallops/shrimp and gnocchi had different flaws. The chicken was dried out and the pasta was chewy to tough. The scallops/shrimp and gnocchi presentation was attractive but the portion was small with only two small scallops and shrimp and two dumplings. The bookend dishes, salad and dessert, were tasty, . The view was incredible. The staff was very friendly and responsive. The entree at the price, was disappointing. We will probably return to check out the regular menu.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Faboo
    Foodie
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Guests in from out of town, Los Altos, no less. They loved it, antipasti, bruschetta, Caesar salad, fabulous chicken with capers and artichokes over yummy pasta! Guy, our waiter, was attentive and enjoyable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Neighborhood Gem
    FamilyFive
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We had to change our reservation time, and the restaurant was gracious and accomodating. We were greeted warmly, seated on time, but had to wait a while for our wait person's attention (at 7 o'clock on a Saturday night.) The place was hopping, and once our waitress had time for us she was charming and funny and had great recommendations. The wine was great, the food was spectacular, big shout-out to the bread. We didn't get our meals until after 8, so the bread was extra-welcome. I can't believe some of my table-mates had room for dessert! We were the Clean Plate Club, and would certainly go again on another less-busy night. I'm lucky to have That's Amore in my neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic