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About Amore Uptown

Amore Uptown features old world, immigrant style Italian dishes with a fun & elegant uptown twist. From tuxedo to flip flops; you will feel comfortable no matter what brings you out. Join us for some great Italian and lets have some fun. Free parking behind the restaurant.

1601 West Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55408
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, Burgers

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Sunday - Thursday | 2 - 10 pm
Friday & Saturday | 2 - 11 pm

Lunch
Tuesday- Friday | 11 am - 2 pm

Brunch
Saturday & Sunday | 10 am - 2 pm


Fall Happy Hours -
Monday - Saturday | 3 - 7 pm & 9 pm - closing
Sunday | 3 pm - closing

Cross Street:
Irving Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(612) 823-0250

Website:
http://amoreuptown.com/

Catering:
Casual and Formal Events.
Call 612-823-0250 for details.

Parking Details:
There is ample parking in the private lot behind the restaurant. Parking is free.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Two rooms available for Private Dining. Our Wine Cellar which seats up to 60pp, and our Boutique, which seats up to 50pp. Please contact us for details or visit the Open Table Private Dining Page.

Private Dining

Two private rooms available. Wine cellar holds up to 60 people, and Boutique seats up to 50 people. Wine room in wine cellar holds up to 16 people for a small private event. Complimentary parking behind the restaurant.

Amore Uptown Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (22)
Casual (10)
Special Occasion (10)
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Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Fun (8)
Authentic (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Good for Groups (7)
Cozy (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Romantic (7)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Business Meals (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Scenic View (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 7 days ago

The food was great. Music was loud and the waiter forgot about us for 30 minutes before we left.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It was overall pretty good!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic good in a cozy if somewhat loud dining area.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We were seated at a table and the server came by after about 5 minutes and said she'd be back soon to take our order. We waited and after 15 minutes when she still haven't been back, we just left. We were in a hurry to go see a movie, which obviously isn't the restaurant's problem, but I think 15 minutes is a bit too long to wait to place a drink order. So, first impression was not good.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food was fantastic as was the service! Great meal, a bit pricey, but great for special occasions =)

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

The server was pushy and brought out the boxes for leftover food without us asking for them and before we were done eating. She brought the bill before we had ordered the dessert.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

I wish they had better/more options for food on their happy hour menu. Their patio menu in general doesn't offer a whole lot. The wine is cheap and is served in small plastic cups on the patio which feels more like a sports bar move, but then again, it was happy hour. The server had a massive group along with our table, so service was slow, but he did the best he could. We ended up having to pay at the bar because it took so long for him to close out our tabs.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Was given a $100.00 gift card as a Christmas gift and they refused to take it. Gift card had no expiration date and felt no urgency to make the 100 mile trip to use it. They said they changed ownership and sent out emails notifying customers of an imposed timeline for gift cards to expire. First, they didn’t have the email of the gift giver, let alone mine. Second, they had to know the value of outstanding gift cards when transitioning ownership. Worst of all, not even a gesture was made. A discount on the $90.00 bill or free dessert? Nothing. Won’t eat there again - not how I would do business.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 16, 2017

I made a lunch reservation through OpenTable for Monday, October 16. The reservation was accepted. When we got to the restaurant, we discovered that Amore Uptown is no longer open for lunch on Mondays! A wasted trip for us! OpenTable and Amore Uptown need to get their info straight. We are very unhappy.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Had a great visit with my parents! We had been wanting to try Amore and it was delicious!!

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Our wait staff, Nina, was attentive and friendly. We went for brunch for a birthday and she brought a special birthday dessert for all of us. Four people ordered 4 different entrees and everyone loved their food. We will definitely be returning. We didn't use the outdoor deck but will return in the summer to use it.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Horrible service, didn't remember my appetizer and then acted like I was wrong. Brought the wrong bottle of wine and opened it

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We went to Amore to celebrate our anniversary and we were given the royal treatment! From wonderful service to super delicious food , our experience at Amore was top notch.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We drive 35 miles to dine at Amore Uptown and it has become one of our favorite restaurants. We have come to expect delicious food and excellent service in an atmosphere conducive to conversation, and our expectations are always met or exceeded.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

We have gone to amore uptown multiple times and each time is amazing. The staff is friendly, the food is excellent and the ambiance is quaint. I highly recommend the tortellacci alla panna if you love a creamy pasta.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Wonderful food, as always. It’s not a burger place, but the burger is fantastic.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Apparently the restaurant thought we didn't show up? We received an email from OpenTable saying the restaurant had reported us as a no-show. The maitre'd appeared to be in a hurry when we arrived, and somewhat grumpy. The food was fine, but a bit overpriced for what it was. The AC was way too strong and cold, and was blowing directly on us, and the food.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Pretty dark on patio, investing in some lighting would go a very long way up there

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Pleasant surprise. This was our first time at this restaurant. We sat on the roof top on a beautiful fall evening. It did not feel like we were adjacent to a busy street. The food (we both had pasta) was terrific. We will definitely return.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 8, 2017

The choices at Amore are fabulous and busting with flavor. The root top is fun but the inside is very quaint. Will go back on Monday for the special. The Tiramisu was outstanding.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Have visited Amore in the past and was curious to see how it is with new ownership. We enjoyed the rooftop dining on a very comfortable summer evening. The service was friendly and efficient. We were there on a Monday and they had several specials including a Veal Parmesan that was quite generous, delicious and reasonable. We split the Calamari appetizer which was also nicely prepared. We would certainly go back again

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Very nice location with a great menu. The food was excellent!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Food, serve and atmosphere was perfect! Parking lot could be bigger but understand nowhere to add to in that area, server was very sweet too.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Waitress tried to run my Dads Credit Card for $100 more then why was owed as he paid half in cash. It's a good thing he was paying attention because we had already spent a good amount of money for OK service

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·Dined on August 12, 2017

The rooftop is perfect for summer dining. Up away from the road, still some noise but to be expected at such a location. Pasta had great flavor and large portions to share. The service on the rooftop was fabulous! Great experience!

Tags: People Watching, Comfort Food, Scenic View
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Oddly, an Italian place serves the best french fries of our lives.
The pomodoro was good (tomatoes made the dish and I'm not a tomato lover).
The pizza was mediocre.
We loved dining on the rooftop, in the sun. Definitely will be headed back on a date. Most likely only in the summer.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 7, 2017

I met my daughter for dinner and some catch up conversation. A very enjoyable experience and the food was fabulous. A must go to for the Uptown scene.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great atmosphere and rooftop dining had a great view. The food was amazing! Such good flavor. Can't wait to dine inside when the weather gets cold.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Great service. Loved the food and the rooftop seating.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 28, 2017

The food was good but it was not spaced out properly. We ordered an app and waited to order our main course until the app came and our main course was out before we were done with the app.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 22, 2017

I went for the best BBQ Chicken Pizza I've ever had two times before and when it arrived at our table Amore went from a typical 12" pizza to a personal sized 8" and something about it didn't taste the same. Utter disappointment.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We loved sitting on the Gorgeous Rooftop patio! The food was awesome. We are definitely going back!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Enjoyable Italian experience. Chicken Parmesan is a must!

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 30, 2017

We ate on the rooftop patio. It was a beautiful day and the umbrellas were great for keeping the sun off us. The food was very tasty, and a good portion.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Had an awesome time on the rooftop with friends. Happy Hour small plate specials and drinks were a great end to a fun day. Couldn't have asked for a better night.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The food was excellent as was the service.
The acoustics were not great where we were sitting and we had a difficult time having a conversation.
We enjoyed the overall experience.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Somethings changed, and it's not good. The food was mediocre at best. The sauce on my ravioli had nearly broken from being set under the heat lamp for quite some time. The stuffing inside the ravioli left something to be desired, mainly flavor. My Fiancé dish also seriously lacked flavor & basic cooking technique. Her chicken seemed to be microwaved, or possibly sitting in warm water, as it's consistency was similar to rubber. The broccolini served with it, had be quickly blanched without seasoning applied to it prior to plating. If these dishes were not priced well above other restaurants in the area, I would give them a pass, but they are at or above other Italian restaurants in MPLS. A $25+ dish should taste like a $25+ dish, not a lunch time take-out order from Olive Garden. There's really no excuse for the lack of flavor, unseasoned vegetables, precooked/reheated items at an establishment that expects their patrons to spend ~$100/meal.

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·Dined on June 23, 2017

Definitely will return- great wine and menu items. The food and service was so good!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

Great dinner with friends from NYC and Miami. They loved it and said it was the highlight of their trip to Minneapolis. HIgh praise!

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Happy Hour
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 11, 2017

My second time at Amore for Sunday Brunch. The pancakes are amazing and the twice smashed potatoes are fantastic! Took friends who want to go back even though we drive 3 hours to get there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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