Amare

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$30 and under
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Italian
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.
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vipJoe3
Toronto
146 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spaghetti with bottarga is amazing!

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mleburns16
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good! Almond pesto pasta out of this world! Good wine selection, everyone loved their food and the outdoor seating and ambiance was very cozy yet lots of space. Very comfortable - will return!

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MarkC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined outside twice in the past week. A new restaurant for us. First time for lunch. Second time for Sunday brunch. There should be more customers for lunch and for brunch! A South of Fifth keeper.

Mark J. Connor, Esquire

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vipReginaA
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been wanting to come here on seeing the restaurant and reading about it. Both my husband and I were very pleased with our outdoor dining experience in all aspects. Our waitress was great, very pleasant, gave good recommendations on specials and liked that she was not pushing you to order more. The Frito Mixto was excellent and the special 22oz Ribeye was tenderly delicious and a huge portion for 2. We shall return.

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Paula
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vey attentive waitstaff, lovely atmosphere at outside table

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vipFirsttime
Pittsburgh
44 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Miami Spice menu is creative and appetizer portions are large.

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Nati
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really cute restaurant, delicious food would definitely recommend it!

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PaulaC
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Simple yet elegant authentic Italian cuisine. The meatball melts in your mouth. Stellar staff. We will make Amare a regular dinner experience.❤️

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Beautiful space, friendly attentive staff. Unfortunately the food was not great. I’m all for simple preparation, but unseasoned chicken, uncooked peppers and underdone farro doesn’t cut it. My other dinner guests felt the same about their meals as well.

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vipLynnC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I highly recommend Amare! Delicious food, beautiful atmosphere, and excellent service!

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vipBeefy
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place.

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TamMari
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amare exceeded my expectations. The service was exceptional and the food was fantastic. I highly recommend their outdoor patio, which has an amazing view.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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vipPamelaG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fantastic and the food Super Delicious. Highly recommend!!!!

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vipParadiseCityBaby
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian 🇮🇹 Great food & service! We recommend the lamb chops & branzino....deeeelish! Will definitely be back for more!!!

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vipchrisr
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amare is a neighborhood gem. All dishes are made to order fresh and delicious. This is my "go to" place since it's quieter and the food quality surpasses most of SoBe restaurants - hands down!

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vipViviRoma
Miami
19 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even with the difficulty of dining during a pandemic, Amare was a great pleasure. The food was terrific. Nadia brought her authentic Italian hospitality to her service of our table.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Veal was interesting. Not typical preparation of Saltimbuca so that should have been explained on menu or upon ordering...sauce on the lasagna tasted canned. It wasn’t bad just didn’t seem fresh and home made as one would expect. The outdoor space at Amare is great, good breezes from the ocean. Should get DJ on weekend days to attract a little crowd. Place felt empty w only 3 tables dining.

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vipLeeez
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was mediocre. Definitely not worth the price. Server and manager were very polite but very slow and it was not busy at all. The patio area was nice.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an excellent place for a date. Location was amazing, restaurant ambience was superb and food/drinks was very flavorful and taste very authentic italian cuisine.

Our server Nadia was very attentive and made our dining experience pleasant.

All of the dishes and drinks that she recommended are spot on.

The prices are just right for the quality of food and they had a great selection for miami spice.

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antoinettec
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about it was perfect! Went twice while we were in Miami. We are from NYC definitely recommend.

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Linda
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always excellent. I was happy to see this even with the current pandemic where they also adhered to all safety standards.

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vipmiamifoodie
Miami
84 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is always excellent and the restaurant unique and lovely. Great area too for outdoor dining. The only thing they need to work on a bit is the service.

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Ccccc
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall1food3service2ambience1

I did not like it............................................
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MonicaM
Richmond
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food5service1ambience4

Not sure if it was an off night but there were several issues with service. First we waited about 15 minutes for our waitress (who was very sweet) and another 15 minutes to get the drinks we had ordered. We were there for Miami Spice so were ordered all 3 courses at the same time. The appetizers came out with one of the entrees (pasta). The other entree (whole fish) came out about 10 minutes later and we had to wait for the waitress to serve it (while we watched flies gather on it). The branzino was delicious but by then the pasta was not so good. We ordered 2 more drinks and the vodka and soda was something else, sent it back and it was wrong the second time. We decided to cut our losses and get the dessert to go. The tiramasu was very good but the panna cota was grainy. I DO NOT blame this on our waitress at all because it was a lack of cohesiveness with everyone that worked there.

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JLamberti518
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Would highly recommend. The octopus was perfect and our bottle of wine was very fairly priced. We’ll be back!

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CarolinaF
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nadia was exceptional. She had us so engaged and laughing throughout our whole dinner. All of the recommendations were great! Amazing Miami Spice menu with nice portion sizes. The ambiance and decor is beautiful.
Definitely will be back.

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YumayV
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for a nice romantic place to go on a date. This is it. the food is amazing, the lighting makes it romantic and the staff is so attentive. Now with the COVID-19 thing i saw the staff cleaning constantly, chairs, tables and everything in between. Th waiters wore masks and didn't stand close you you. The menu was also offered online which was so handy-dandy. Overall, i loved it. Will defiantly be returning.

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EmmanouilA
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall4food1service4ambience4

Probably they use left over goods before quarantine. I can understand that but a Chef be responsible for operating like this he could see that the restaurant was not fully booked like everywhere else around Amare. Opportunity for less food cost is not what a good restaurateur should do at any times.

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vipfgues
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First night out after the pandemic and it was a wonderful experience. The servers were not only attentive but very aware of the situation, where all in masks and gloves and made us feel very comfortable about being out. The food was great and it was one of the nicest meals I've had even before the pandemic.

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vipSK1111
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Came here for Miami Spice a few weeks ago. Their menu has some unique items like sea bass ravioli, but ultimately we decided to go for the Spice menu since that is for a limited time. Tuna carpaccio, branzino, and tiramisu were delicious! They have a great outdoor space. Service was quite slow that night but apparently they had some new staff so it is likely better now. I definitely recommend!

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vipJoeNYCMiami
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. The best Branzino I think I have ever had. Great design. Fun just being there.
No complaints!

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MolikaH
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazinggg dinner !! Our server was by hinself and still managed to give us amazing service ! Will deff come back

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience4

Food was awful. Two people got sick to their stomach. We were there at 7pm practically first guest yet they were out of entree from the Miami spice.

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vipFirsttime
Pittsburgh
44 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor venue with tables more than 6 feet apart. Staff were very friendly and always wore masks and glove. Appetizers were very large and the main courses were enough to share.

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OpenTable Diner
Munich
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great and the outside patio has a lot of charm

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vipDebbieV
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delicious meal here! Service and food were both wonderful! We will definitely come here again the next time we visit Miami!

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JamesK
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience2

Very expensive and not very tasty. Charged us $8 for water and my girlfriend ordered ravioli for $30 and only came with 4 ravioli. Food wasn’t even that good.

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vipSkye
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The squid-ink pasta is an absolute game changer. We ordered two of the chef’s samplers and it was incredible. The pesto was fresh. Our waitress was actually from Italy and spoke of flavors and wine pairings that made the entire experience really elevated. Will be back when I’m in town next!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
144 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor patio...very relaxing. Food was great...we go once ever couple weeks

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Amare is rated 4.4 stars by 120 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.