Permanently Closed - Amare

4.6
221 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
This restaurant is permanently closed. Amare, which means ‘to love’ in Italian, is a true family-owned restaurant. We ensure every ingredient in our kitchen is of the most superior quality possible, and use a clean, simple preparation to let the purity of flavors shine. All of our dishes are cooked to order from scratch. Every meal is handcrafted with unhurried care. It’s the sort of pride and passion we find to be all too rare these days. But, it’s the same authenticity and homemade style that has kept our guests returning for 30 years, ever since we opened the doors of our first restaurant. We are honored to host you at Amare today, and welcome you to our family home.

Experiences

  • Early Miami Spice

    $42.00 per person

    Multiple dates available

    Join us Sunday-Thursday from 5-7pm for a prequel to our Miami spice menu coming Aug 1st. Guest will enjoy a 3 course prefix menu with some of our best menu items like such as the Baked eggplant Parmigiana, and our famous Mediterranean Branzino. See you at Amare

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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AshleyR
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This restaurant is closed permanently. We showed up for our reservation that was confirmed 24 hours prior and the restaurant was shut down.

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vipKikiC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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vipLuciA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for dinner on the last night of a girls trip in Miami, and it did not disappoint. Awesome selection and great portions on the MIAMI SPICE menu too! Everything was delicious and the service wonderful. Will definitely be back.

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vipJulieee
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place. Everyone enjoyed there meal & service was great. Will return!

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MichelleH
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect food. Service by Adonis was exceptional. We will be back!

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vipchrisv
Atlanta
31 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, food was so delicious. I keep dreaming of that crab pasta.

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Kari
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious, servers are great.

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Debo
London
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and every dish was so good. We had 7 different things, all amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meatball I’ve ever had!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very relaxing, the food and the service very good…we go back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Miami spice menu and service!

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vipBruce
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We dined there on a Thursday evening. The restaurant was empty. We went there to try the Miami Spice menu. There were up-charges for several items on the Miami Spice menu, despite the fact that these up-charges were not listed on the menu when viewed on the Miami Spice website, so this was disappointing. Ambiance is excellent though, and the service was very good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Very pleasant

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner, the food was high quality and prepared to perfection. We were seated outside surrounded by Sorento lemon trees giving you the feeling like you were in Italy. The staff was extremely personable and very attentive. Highly recommend and will definitely be back!

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Chanel23Marly
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner date with my Príncipesa the service ,food and ambiance was fantastic totally recommend! Thank you all for your amazing service we most definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING PLACE! Great manager! HIDDEN GEM IN MIAMI!! So glad Noreen introduced me to this place

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Todo muy bueno y recomendable!!!

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CarolinaF
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely loved the service and experience. The food was excellent. I will be back again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

INCREDIBLE SERVICE, FOOD, MUSIC, WINE, AND PRICES. WHAT MORE COJLD YOU ASK FOR?!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Superb service and wonderful location.

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vipSnigs
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! A must go to when you visit Miami Beach! Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Reencuentro familiar

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vipOpenTable Diner
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very welcoming, excellent service. 3 course luncheon menu very reasonably priced. Food simply OUTSTANDING — especially, Melanzane e Zucchine!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food

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vipVictoria
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was only just "okay" - I was expecting higher quality given the price. Server was super pleasant but didn't speak English completely fluently. The setting/outdoor dining is very nice. I would suggest dining there for them overarching setting/experience but do not expect the value for the price.

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PerlaN
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service!

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vipManhattan
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never had a disappointing meal with the service included

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PhillyFoodie
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service. I don't understand the mixed reviews as this was one of the best dining experiences we had in Miami that week. Sooo much better than a couple of the "trendy hot spots" at which we dined. Only sorry that we found them at the end of our vacation.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

The service was terrible. It took around an hour for our food to arrive, and when it did, the steak wasn’t cooked properly. The waiter told us that we were eating the pasta wrong and that we shouldn’t put parmigiana on it. There was so many things that were wrong about that restaurant- these are just some. I was extremely appalled by my experience.

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vipAlexander
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were our favorite in Miami!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, amazing and authentic southern Italian food and the best espresso in Miami.

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vipLesD
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience1

Food was good, service was great, but one of the servers wife and child where there and the child kept running around patrons causing a disturbance all night. Not what you want on date night after spending $$$$.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the perfect date spot. From the moment you step on the patio you feel like your in Amalfi coast lemon trees every where beautiful tile tables amazing vibe . Every dish is packed with flavor no matter what you pick so close your eyes and pick something you won’t be disappointed. Out door dinning with the ocean breeze Big light up umbrellas feels like you in Amalfi coast. . just Can’t stop thinking about about the food It so good 😊. Love at first taste

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OpenTable Diner
Munich
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. The fish and meat carpacio are amazing. Jerry gave us very good service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience4

The food quality is really bad. Pasta wasn't fresh. The place is beautiful.. Such a shame.

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vipNomossundermyfeet
New England
96 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

This was my 2nd try at Amare; the food and experience were worse than the 1st - simply poor from start to finish. The table at which we were seated had a large puddle of water beneath the chair and foot placement area on one side of the table. My friend and I moved the table so that my feet were not in a puddle. A lemon-drop martini was exceptionally tart, with no hint of sweetness. My friend ordered the burrata wouldn’t the normal practice be to take the salad back and make it correctly? After a few minutes he reappeared with a bowl of kalamata olives and a clogged salt shaker. It was up to me to make the salad!! We inquired about bread (which is complimentary and was being provided to other tables). After some time, bread was delivered to the table and was meh at best.
Our main courses were truffle risotto, which was very good and cooked correctly, and spinach-ricotta ravioli with red sauce. The raviolis were good but the sauce was bland and not better than from a jar. We had ordered two contorni (side dishes): cauliflower with garlic, capers and olives (no olives or capers upon delivery), and fried artichokes with pecorino (the waiter instead delivered brussel sprouts and said the kitchen was out of artichokes). BIZARRE! He never mentioned any of this - just set down the brussel sprouts! And of course, there is a mandatory 20% service charge! I will never return.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food is good but ambiance is lacking. I would not recommend for a special occasion. Chipped paint in the exterior walls, tables are broken.

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MattC
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good vibes, great good, friendly staff. We will definitely be coming back next time we are in South Beach!

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Knowlie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We've eaten here several times and always liked it but this last time, we didn't. There were three of us, with all different entrees, and we were all disappointed. The baccala was chewy and the veal chop parmigiana was tough (and over-priced for how bad it was.) I wish they'd go back to their previous menu.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

very great place, quiet, spaced out and elegant

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Permanently Closed - Amare is rated 4.6 stars by 221 OpenTable diners.