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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

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Special Occasion (14)
Romantic (13)
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Cozy (10)
Fun (10)
Authentic (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Casual (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Business Meals (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Great for Brunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Great Beer (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Free parking in back, which is unheard of in uptown! The food and ambiance were both lovely, and we had impeccable service. Everything was delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Cozy
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·Dined 5 days ago

Great date night spot. Intimate setting, good food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 5 days ago

Was there with others for my birthday, great experience. Wait staff friendly, food great!! Eill be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Fun, Healthy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food was very good and I love the ambiance of the restaurant and rooftop. However, Minnesota winters are very cold and there is only one door between the tables and the outside. Every time someone walked into the restaurant it was cold. We were never able to relax and enjoy our company and meal. They should put up an entrance curtain as it made for a very uncomfortable dining experience. I won't return while temps are low, which in MN is half the year!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Engagement

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amore Uptown is always fantastic. The food was exceptional as usual.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was great, maybe not worth the price, but my main hardship was that it was a busy night, but the service was slow. Good vibe

Tags: Scenic View, People Watching, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I had dinner here for a very special occasion - I was proposing to my girlfriend - and the staff at Amore Uptown made sure everything went smoothly. They honored all my requests, the service was very good, and the food was fantastic. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Happy Hour, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

I wanted to like this restaurant more than I did. Selection and presentation were great. I had the lasagna which was heavily meat laden, not hot and not overly interesting. Alfredo had too much garlic.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was amazing! The service was great; we had a very attentive server, which made the experience even better. We had traffic issues, so we called to let them know we were going to e a little late. They were very gracious and accommodating, to allow us to still be able to dine there.

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We love this restaurant! The food is always wonderful and the wait staff exceptional. It's a great place to take friends for a special occasion during any season.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent birthday dinner! Great service and great food, loved all the dishes but the guys’ red sauce dishes were favored over the ladies’ white sauce choices.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

Our Server Eric was exceptional, he was very attentive and friendly. We will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Nice surprise . So glad we found this place. We will be back!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 25, 2017

My dining experience was very good at Amore! I am glad I tried it! The service was very good. Our food was very good. We arrived during Happy Hour! I would highly recommend that! A lot of good options! I would recommend this Italian restaurant to family and friends!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great happy hour deals, great food, attentive and quick service

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food5
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Fantastic food and great atmosphere. Best itailian food in the twin cities hands down

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Happy Hour, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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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