That's Amore

That's Amore

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thatsamore.com/
  • Phone: 2402680682
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Please see our website WWW.thatsamore.com for complete catering menu.
  • Private Party Facilities: banquet hall with separate kitchen and bar. we offer all you need for your function such as dance floor, podiums and sound system.
  • Private Party Contact: Kourosh Shan 2402680682

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Recerch Blvd.
  • Public Transit: shady grove metro station on the red line
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample parking around the building.
A word from That's Amore
Italian family dinning restaurant. Traditional southern Italian cuisine. Our private rooms hold up to 200 people and with complete bar and entertainment facilities. Ideal for all special occasions and meetings. Catering services available for pickup and delivery.
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That's Amore reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (13)special occasion (12)neighborhood gem (10)kid-friendly (7)fit for foodies (5)romantic (5)notable wine list (3)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Good dinner
    JanelleS
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were traveling and used Open Table to find this place. We were not sure what to expect but felt under dressed and asked to sit in the lounge area. The server (JC) was very sweet and handled the room well. Clearly a lot of locals come to the bar to hang. Food was tasty. Worth a try!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easy breezy atmosphere
    Kate3
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our reservation was for 5 pm because we had an infant and toddler in tow. The set up was accommodating for the little ones while the adults enjoyed delicious dinners. We always order the Calamari Caesar Salad which was delicious ans fresh as usual. The Pork Osso Bucco was over the top terrific and Pasta with butternut squash and mushrooms was a taste sensation. Vanilla butter cake and cannoli cheesecake was shared by all and delicious. We will go back next month for a birthday celebration.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible service and food
    MSalz
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I use to love coming here, but the manager and wait staff have atrocious service. First they asked us to move over to the table next to us (literally 2 feet away) because a big party was coming in. We then received the arugula salad with the wrong dressing and the manager tried to fight with us that we had eaten part of it. I'm sorry, but last I checked the customer is always right. Plus that is a major no-no and how you loose customers fast. Also they claimed their chicken catcetori and eggplant parm were worth the long wait, but both were fair at best. I will never come back here again.
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  • Loved It!
    jnl77
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our group of 7 adults had a wonderful meal here before going to a show. We ordered the familia-size portions, sharing two salads and three entrees among us, and we still took home leftovers. Everything was delicious, and Carlos, our server, was great. That's Amore isn't close to our home, but we'll make the trip there for another meal soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty ambiance with excellent food
    Aheart
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The lobster diablo was delicious. There were some interesting decorations. It is not very handicap or stroller friendly with the steps and no ramp. We had a stroller. The waiter had trouble figuring out how to apply our coupon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very pleasant
    Observance
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Overall, it was great and love the ambiance, however; our server was more occupy by another table who he is acquaintance with. He was nice to ask if we need more drinks, but he totally forgot about us twice. Instead of apologizing, he made sound like nothing was his fault. I end up asking another server for the drink.
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    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is good
    Michael
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    I was in a group of 11, sat in the main dining room. A little noisy for our purpose. The staff seemed stressed with the fairly large crowds that were there the same time we were. Service was good, food was good and plentiful. My wife and I split a penne dish and she still brought some home. She had a wine, not her usual, at the recommendation of the staff and enjoyed it. Wouldn't mind going back again just the two us to try some of the other menu items.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Italian food family style
    ngrace77
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    If you are looking for delicious food for a group, look no further than That's Amore! this restaurant serves generous portions so that a solo serving is great for sharing among two people. Pair it together with a family salad and a delightful bottle of wine and you have an Italian feast. we enjoyed the Giambonco (sp) sausage and chicken grilled with lots of vegetables, meat lasagna and eggplant parmesan. We also had the mushroom appetizers and a Greek family style salad. Plenty of food with leftovers to look forward to. The server was very attentive, water glasses always filled and extra plates provided and removed as needed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and attitude
    Frankyboy52
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    what a great place to spend an anniversary we've never eaten at that's amore that was our 1st experience and what a great experience it was. my wife and I thank you very much for the humble hospitality and for the great food it was certainly a night for us to remember. that's amore made us forget about all the hustle and bustle for a little while. and that's what it's all about thanks that's amore for making our anniversary special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Okay
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Took a group of 14 for lunch and had no problem making the reservation. Service was not bad for a group that size. Food came out fairly quick. I ordered appetizers based on lunch menu pricing, but family size came out based on group size. Prices of family size appetizers were only available on the dinner menu and were considerably more than I was expecting. It would have been nice to have that information prior to someone making that decision on my behalf. Individual reviews of meals where, "Okay".
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  • Great for special occasion
    food911
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The staff was very attentive & kind. Food was delicious. Environment was very comfortable for a large party of 16.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Maryland Gem
    dwinkler
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    What a find for us, although many people must know and appreciate it, because it was full of celebrations, couples & families enjoying the wonderful food and service. You can select individual dishes or a family style - and EVERYTHING we had was gourmet tasting. You must try the Calamari appetizer, the Salmon Amore and one of the delicious desserts!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service not great
    galpal
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Restaurant is good for big groups and there were several at the time. Food was also good but service left something to be desired. Waiter was passing out styrofoam containers for leftovers while everyone was still in the middle of the meal. One of 14 of us was not served until others were halfway through their entree. Salad available as 'add on' to entrees but we were charged the full salad price on the bill, which had to be re-done.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was ok
    Meatballs
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    There was a distinct musty smell that reminds me of clogged drains and carpet damage. The hostess gave me the impression we were putting her out by walking in the door. We were seated by the "windows" that face some late 70's Drs office. The dinner bread was warm and soft and delicious. The veal was perfect but the sauce tasted burnt. The bread pudding was amazing. Our waiter told us jokes and looked after us often. I want to like this place so I will give it another try, but there are so many good Italian restaurants in the area it may be difficult to find an excuse to go back.
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  • Delicious
    Lapkoff
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I have been going for years and years now, never once having a bad experience :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 9 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 47 reviews are from the That's Amore reviews archive.
  • overrated
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    this place tries to be upscale however it fails miserably with the quality of food it puts out
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  • Good place for the family events
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We often go to That's Amore for the family events because we like the atmosphere and food satisfies all tastes. Our favorite dish is Chicken Vezuvio, although there are many more delicious choices there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JEMV
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Excellent Mother's Day Brunch. Very good for families and other groups. Good food, nice atmosphere and great service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day Reservations
    UNPLEASANT7
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I booked reservations approximately 2 weeks in advance for 12 noon on mothers day for 7 people. I received two phone calls prior to confirm my reservations. Day before Mothers day someone from thw restaurant told me to come earlier. When we arrived my Mom and my party had to wait 30 minutes before being seated. My Mom was not happy and that it was unacceptable. This shouldve been a pleasant time for my MOM not an unpleasant time.
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  • Wonderful Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed celebrating Mother's Day at That's Amore. The brunch was delicious and the service was excellent. I would highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.
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    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion
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  • Horrible front desk
    JDawg
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Had OT reservations. Restraunts called day before to confirm it. Arrived exactly on time. Hostess acted as if she never heard of me. Handed her the OT printout and she found it. Asked me to wait in bar until table ready. Checked back in 10 minutes later. She looked at me as if she had never heard of the reservation again. Said they were running 10 minutes late. Long story short 1/2 hr to get to table. Server was good and food good. Just got to get to my table. PS bar service was terrible and never got a drink while waiting.
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  • Excellent for Small Parties
    LovinGr8TimesAtThatsAmore
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Our small party of nine (9) was seated at a round table in the corner of a quiet dining room which was perfect for our needs. Seven (7) of us welcomed two (2) new freinds, and the enviornment proved to be perfect for normal voice-level conversation between all members of our party. The food, was excellent as always, including timely service between courses and no guest rush by the wait staff. That's Amore continues to be one of the area's best "Fine Dining" experiences.
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    good for groups
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  • That's Amore!, is right.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great place for excellent family authentic style Italian food. If you have a big family dinner, business group lunch or dinner, go to That's Amore. Everything on the menu is great and be sure to order dessert.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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  • Excellent.
    Excellent
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Great place to go without being expensive. We will return.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • katie
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Meet my friend for lunch hadn't been There in along time, food and service was good. Will go again.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Where's the Ravioli?
    WhyDoINeedANickname
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I've been here numerous times with friends and family and always have a great time. This was no different, but what was different was the menu. One of the best things about this place was a large selection of ravioli dishes, one of which was always one of the daily specials. The ravioli dishes have all mysteriously disappeared from all but the kids menu, and our waiter seemed as surprised as we were. Also surprising was that the restaurant was completely empty, there were maybe three other tables sat at 7 on a Friday night?? Are they under new management - salads were larger than before, and a few other small changes. That said, the food as always was AMAZING. Service too was top notch. Everyone in our party was pleased with their meals.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place.
    Chef22
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Always great food and service at lunch and very affordable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Nice Quiet Evening
    Josiah
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    We found That's Amore to have a good menu, a fabulous desert menu and romantic atmosphere. The pasta was good and the seafood special was very good and unique compared to other restraurants in the area. The desert was very good and in our case served with exspesso. The only down side for me was the very limit beer selection.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • First Time In
    Amore4You
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Good food. Great service. Old school Amore for sure. Its about the ambience and old school charm.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go to Restaurant for Family Events
    DDPinMC
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    That's Amore is consistently very good. The wait staff has been there for years and to me that is a sign of a company that cares for their staff. The food is great and very consistent. Compared to the other Italian restaurants in Gaithersburg Germantown area they are eaisly the best.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service --- ??
    RixeyCouple
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    We've been here a few times but on Friday Feb 28th we had a bad time with a waiter and I had to ask the manager to remove him from our area. The restaurant was not crowded by any stretch but the waiter was full on exasperated – he was complaining to us that he was over worked. He took a drink order, brought my cocktail back and disappeared for 15 minutes without brining my wife’s wine. When he finally brought the wine after I asked another waiter where he was – he dropped the wine bucket at the table and stalked away without opening it… even though the food was good the behavior of the first waiter set a poor tone for the meal. Will think hard before returning and if we do will make darn sure we do not have the same waiter.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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  • sewrvice was outstanding and
    Marylandjim
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    sewrvice was outstanding and food was very good. Loved the desserts.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We found the service to be
    Jzdancer
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    We found the service to be prompt and efficient. Food was of good quality although the marinara sauce didn't seem as tasty as when we were last here, a few years ago.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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  • Great food and service!
    JAG7
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    That's Amore has been around a long time, and went through a change in ownership; however, it continues to a great place for business/family dining; our recent visit was characterized by the usual great food and service!
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    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Speed of light service
    ScoobySnax
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    They were crazy busy but our table was ready when we got there and was in and out super fast. Our waiter never stopped moving and I was shocked at how well he handled everything. I will definitely be returning soon.
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    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food as Always
    WhyDoINeedANickname
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Been here numerous times, wish I had known they were on OpenTable. As always, the food was amazing; but unforutnately, as always the service was slow. Thankfully we left enough time before the movie started, we arrived at 7:30 and didn't leave til 9:20 because of our absent waitress. Appetizers took a half hour, and drinks almost as long!! To top it off, the manager needed to be called over and then proceeded to argue with us about a coupon, even though she eventually fixed the bill. If the food wasn't sooo good, I'd stop coming. You really can't go wrong though, every single thing they make is delicious, just be prepared to spend some time there until they train their staff. One of the best places for lamb around, and great ravioli dishes.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place
    Jake
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    The service was top notch and the food was very good. Overall rating, excellent
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attractive restaurant, tasty food
    Nightowl
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The place starts to fill up about 5:45-ish. We had arrived at 5:15 and the place was just starting to have patrons. By the time we left at 6:30 the place was full. We never felt rushed, and the different courses were spaced nicely apart. We did have to wait longer than what I felt we should have, and the person who said she'd bring the dessert tray did not do so and about 8 minutes later our waiter saw we hadn't received dessert and brought the tray out. All the food was well prepared, hot (if appropriate), and very tasty...except we did not like the mushroom appetizer. I loved the Risotto with Shrimp, though there were only four shrimp - would have been a better balance with at least six.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    I always enjoy dining at That's Amore. Always great food.
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    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very comfortable and attentive
    palate
    Dined on 1/20/2014
    Very comfortable and attentive dining experience. Suitable for small or large parties, intimate yet family oriented. Italian food and salads. Prices are middle of the road. Excellent servers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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