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About L'Amore

L'Amore Restaurant is a family owned and operated neighborhood Italian restaurant located in the heart of Phoenix. We offer fine dining with a family atmosphere. We personally operate the restaurant being there to meet and greet each guest as if they were entering our own home. Here's a secret - we are told we have the best Cioppino in town. Enjoy the formal dining room, the friendly bar with great, live, soft music from our musician Jimmy who plays on Thursday - Saturday night, or sit in our beautiful tree-lined patio over-looking the Phoenix Mountain Preserves. We're happy to serve your every need. If you're on your way home, call us for a take-out dinner, or if you're thinking of a holiday party, set up an appointment to speak to us about our catering.

3159 E. Lincoln Dr.
Phoenix, AZ 85016
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

Cross Street:
32nd Street and Lincoln

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(602) 381-3159

Website:
http://www.lamoreitalianrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Thursday through Saturday night you will be entertained by local musician Jimmy Matthews who has played at our restaurant for over 8 years. Enjoy his music, while still being able to talk and enjoy your conversation. Jimmy plays the guitar and piano, and sings a variety of music from Buffet and Santana, to Sinatra and Willie Nelson - requests are always welcome!

Catering:
We can tailor any occasion. Our specialty is designing an event to meet your needs. From a small house party, to a large holiday event or rehearsal dinner, we are experts at helping you make your catering event one that will be talked about for years to come.

Parking Details:
We are located on the southwest corner of Lincoln Drive and 32nd street. We have plenty of parking and handicapped parking. If you need special assistance, please call us ahead and we will accommodate.

Public Transit:
City buses are available.

Executive Chef:
Greg Rose

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

L'Amore Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (32)
Special Occasion (32)
Good for a Date (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (25)
Romantic (21)
Good for Birthdays (20)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Cozy (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Authentic (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Live Music (16)
Fun (14)
Worth the Drive (14)
Business Meals (13)
Casual (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Happy Hour (12)
Comfort Food (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Notable Wine List (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
People Watching (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Scenic View (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Late-night Find (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Healthy (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Here in Phoenix for a week and we will be back! Was so busy but they gave us a drink so we relaxed outside while waiting for our table. Staff was amazing and the food was probably the best Italian any of us have ate. Personal attention was
Given by all staff members are you really felt a bit special. Definitely the best Italian restaurant I’ve ever been to, highly recommend!!!

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·Dined 3 days ago

Nope Nope Nope. Ambience was great, service was great. Food was sorely lacking. You don't drench veal salitmbuca in gravy. Any Italian that endorses this place hasn't ever eaten food in Italy. And for those prices?! Not a chance. Olive Garden is a better choice at this point.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Where to start high(low)lights ? Requested patio, but seated on top of a large table in noisy room. Waiter, the cheese goes on the food, not my lap and the wine goes in the glass, not on the tablecloth. Oh, and speaking in a complete sentence might show some personality. Food options were limited Italian and food was average and overpriced for what it was. Wine list slim and priced on the high side. Owner made nasty comment to me when I questioned why patio request couldn't be honored, yet half the patio was empty. Mostly large loud tables in the room. One on top of ours held a long conversation when they arrived, not at the table, but standing right behind us in the less than a foot space between our table and theirs. If you are honored with kindness from the owners by being one of their senior regulars, then this might be worth a second trip, but not for me.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Great place

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We came here on our family vacation. The service was really really slow. The sauce tasted like it was out of a jar. Wouldn’t come back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Although we live relatively close and have driven-by about 1,000 times, this was our first visit to L’Amore. We were greeted by the owner, Kim. Both she and her husband were attentive to all guests: regulars were clearly cherished but we were definitely not overlooked as first time guests.

The food (grilled salmon and grouper piccata) was very good. The service from our server, Debbie, and myriad bussers was attentive but not excessive. We shall return!

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined 5 days ago

L’Amore has been serving excellent meals in a fun environment for a long time. We always look forward to either a lunch or dinner when we are in Phoenix. The pasta is outstanding!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

Great food, service and atmosphere

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·Dined 6 days ago

I was looking for a cozy, romantic spot with great food. L'Amore was that, and more. Excellent service and wonderful food, presented beautifully.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 12, 2018

food average. Service poor. It’ made me uncomfortable to watch how the owner treated staff. Over priced for the quality of the food. Olive Garden is better.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As always excellent. Had the Sea Bass special, delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 10, 2018

What a wonderful couple who owns and hosts this terrific restaurant! The food was beyond expectations...which for our group, is HIGH! Thanks for a great evening and enjoyable dinner.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 10, 2018

brought 3 couples who were new to the Phoenix area and looking for good restaurants. L'Amore did not disappoint. Everything was spectacular. Everybody loved their meals from the salad to dessert. The service was outstanding! This is our favorite restaurant in the Phoenix area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

A very big welcome and amazing food! We lived it and will definitely go back.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Fantastic Italian food. Staff was very friendly and owners checked -up on us, even boxed up our left overs. Very caring and eager to please. Perfect date night. Although the food was a bit pricey? It was worth it.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2018

In town from CA and looking for an upscale Italian restaurant with an old school, elegant relaxing environment. L'Amore was outstanding on all levels. Gracious owners Kim and Greg personally introduced themselves and made sure everything was to perfection. Young waiter said he'd been coming there since he was 5 with his parents. He was a superb waiter. The short ribs were lean, falling off the bones with superb meaty red sauce. The stuffed cannelloni was delicious. My wife had the linguini and clams which she ate the entire plate whereas usually leaves half her plate. The clams were in the shell as well as toppled over the entire bed of linguini. The bread was an authentic, fresh and light crispy crust Italian loaf. Absolutely fantastic. Lastly drinks were strong and tasty.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The food was very good with a lot of choices. For some reason the service was spotty. We were escorted to a table, but not given menus for 10 minutes or so, after which the server was extra chatty. After dinner I received an email from Open Table asking why I had not arrived for the reservation, which seemed odd because on checking in & giving my last name, the greeter confirmed my first name.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 8, 2018

I come here a lot. Fish meals are always very good. Relatively quiet vs. many places. Greg the owner is very helpful putting together special or custom orders of what I want. I enjoy L'Amore very much!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Excellent all around experience. I have dined here 3 times and they have been consistently great in food, service, and decor.
My only recommendation is that when the owner's visit the table, they should introduce themselves. It makes the experience personal, and much better than "how are you doing?"

I'll be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. The ambiance was very nice, the food great, and the service attentive and friendly. I will visit again.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (Orange County)·Dined on February 2, 2018

It was a wonderful experience! The welcome to the restaurant, attentive waiter and waitresses, food presentation, the experience. I have been here a couple of times before, and they remembered us! The restaurant can be intimate, bar scene, or outdoor patio! Love the small outdoor area and the indoor dining. I recommend this restaurant for everyone, for a great evening in a food experience, and just a pleasant eating experience.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 1, 2018

The owners go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The food is like a home cooked meal.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The service was extremely slow. Seems like the waiters/owners can't handle large crowds. The waiter was very impatient with us. The food was decent, but the crown was 70+ year olds on average (snow birds). The place pretty much cleared out by 9:30-10. We told the waiter that it was a friends birthday and totally forgot her desert. For everyone else in the restaurant, they dimmed the lights, and the waiters sung happy birthday. For us, he just brought it out and said "here you go".

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great Alfredo sauce. Pasta is light and fresh. Server told us the dessert was free for birthdays but still charged us. Tables have little space between them but manageable. Our glasses never ran out of water, they were refilled promptly. Overall I would dine there again.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent Sea Bass on a busy Saturday night. Service held up well and attentive senior management made sure wait staff was doing good

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

VERY BAD EXPERIENCE - MOVED THE TABLE 2 TIMES AND I MEAN LITERALLY -- FORGOT WE EXISTED - PART OF MEAL VERY COLD - AS IN VERY COLD - - VERY BUSY WAS EXCUSE - THEY COULD HAVE CARED LESS -- AND WE WERE DEALING WITH THE MANAGER/ OWNER AND THE WIFE WHO WAS THE HOSTESS- NO BIGF APOLOGIES BY EITHER -- - WE ARE NOT FUSSY - BUT WE WERE TREATED WITH TOTAL DISRESPECT AND WE WILL NEVER GO TO THIS RESTAURANT AGAIN - INTERESTINGLY FRIENDS AND OTHERS WHO WE DID NOT HESITATE TO TELL ABOUT THIS AWFUL EXPERINCE SAID THEY TOO WILL NEVER GO EITHER - YOU NEVER KNOW WHO YOU ARE DEALING WITH - BUSY IS WONDERFUL BUT DISRESPECT AND NOT CARING IS A WHOLE OTHER ISSUE - YOU ASKED WE TELL -

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We made last minute reservations on a busy night. Instead of asking us to wait for a table for two, we were given an out of the way table for five. We were cozy and treated like family. The Chilean sea bass was the best I have ever had. Our waiter was attentive , but not over attentive. There was live music playing softly in the background. We had a lovely evening. It is one of my favorites.

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vip
 (Des Moines)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Very good both food and service.

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 (Northern MI)·Dined on January 25, 2018

It was a 5-Star dinner. From the host and hostess/ owners to the waiter. From the first sip of wine to the end of the meal. These people run a great place.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Overall, wonderful. The service is rated a 4 because it was so busy which kept our server busy so we had to wait a little any time we had a question.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Comfortable. Well prepared, quality cuisine. Attentive staff.
Well done.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Always enjoy the evening . Hands on care by owners and great servers.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Place was hopping but service was excellent as always. Greg and Larry in rare form, very good time.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, People Watching
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed it the food was great the service was fine the bartenders were great everyone was very nice and seems like the people that do go there seem to be pretty good also very friendly crowd I would definitely go back and recommend this to all that I know

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Spicy, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Beyond that this restaurant is pretty much just for Retirees, it was recommended that we go outside since it was " Well Heated" which it wasn't, we didn't complain, we had a heat lamp moved closer. It started raining on us and were placed at a corner table still outside. We again didn't complain. We were the only table to be left outside, everyone else was brought inside still didn't complain. Some putz moved the chairs from out of the rain and surrounded our table with them which made the whole ambience really enchanting, we still didn't complain. When we were leaving, I went outside to pull our car up so my Fiance didn't have to walk in the ran. When she cracked the front door open the Manager snapped at her to "Close the door" There wasn't visibility outside unless that manager thinks she had xray vision. THAT IS UNACCEPTABLE! So to those who would consider going here.

Our sever did a fine Job that was literally the only bright spot, the food is nothing noteworthy. so if you're 45 or under this retirement home of a restaurant is not the place to spend your money. Go back into PHX where you won't incorporate a hospital smell mixed with Mediocre Italian food.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was good and wait staff friendly. owner mixes with the patrons. will return

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food and service are always top drawer at L’Amore whenever we go there

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 19, 2018

L’Amore is our favorite local restaurant. The food is delicious, and the service is attentive. The owners are almost always on hand to lend a little familial charm to the place. Their seafood dishes are particularly well prepared, but don’t miss out on their pasta specials and amazing lasagna. Their steamed clams are the best I’ve ever had (get lots of bread for the broth). We will be dining at L’Amore for years to come.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Great experience

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

L'Amore is a treasure! Wonderful location with delicious choices for a great value. Exceptional wine selection and intimate setting makes for an unforgettable dining experience. We enjoyed cioppino, sea bass, cannelloni - great selection for everyone. Service was friendly, attentive and very knowledgeable about the selections. We look forward to our next trip to the Phoenix area and our next meal at L'Amore!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Romantic, Good for Groups
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