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Amore

4.9
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517 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Amore Ristorante Italiano, has been a traditional family owned and operated business since 2005. We are first generation Americans who have inherited the great cultures of the old world; who have actually lived and breathed the culture of the people we represent, in the translation of the food, wine, and spirit we serve you.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 517 people are saying
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4.9based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.8
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place! I was struggling to rate the value, but went with 5 stars. We had a full meal with drinks and dessert and after tip our bill was about $175 for two people. For the food that is a little pricey (even though it is the most amazing food ever!) However, I think the value is there because of the overall experience. It does not feel like you are sitting in Birmingham, Alabama. When you are at Amore you feel like you are getting an escape the moment you walk through the doors. Everyday life can be all consuming with kids and sports and work, this is my favorite place to escape with my husband for a romantic evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I took his parents there for my boyfriend’s birthday. The food and service were excellent. We will be back!

JC
JChe
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Food and service were perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my sixty something birthday

FG
vipFunGirl
Birmingham
23 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were celebrating my birthday. Food was great, just a little too salty, but I find that most places! There was a lot of background noise making it difficult for me to hear.

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Driver3330
Birmingham
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great meal and service! This was our first time to dine there, but it will not be the last.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Date with my husband

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time as always

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Tessen
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Classic Italian in a quiet sedate setting. Highly recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

$145 for two entrees. Unfriendly wait staff. Way overpriced!

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vipGrayingHair
Birmingham
26 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 3rd visit to the restaurant: each time the food and service have been outstanding. This visit was on a Tuesday night after a holiday and I was expecting some lower results, given early in the week and just after a holiday weekend. Nothing was even a notch lower as the food was wonderful and the service was on top.

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johnM
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! While it is on the expensive side, it was well worth it. The portions are large and the quality is excellent.

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Shane
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE best Italian restaurant in Birmingham!! Amore was recommended by my son & his wife. We love Italian so we decided to try it. Oh my! We’re hooked. There is absolutely nothing about this restaurant that we did not like. The food was exceptional, the service was excellent, and the atmosphere was exquisite. If you want to eat the most delicious food around and be catered to like a VIP, this is the place.

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MandyA
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to Amore for our anniversary and it was amazing! From The social distancing, to the service, to The amazing food. We ate appetizers, entree and dessert and everything was the best! Our waiter Hunter did an excellent job and was very knowledgeable about all the menu items. Highly recommend Amore to anybody looking for a nice place to dine.

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vipJustSayin
Atlanta
51 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Note: Amore has a very high rating based on relatively few reviews. Here’s why ... It’s Dino’s way, or the highway.

Amore isn’t interested in learning to serve how YOU like it. It’s how THEY like to cook & serve it.

Leave a review Dino is not happy with, and YOU may not be welcome in his restaurant anymore. I’m not, after my review below.

When did it become MY fault for HIS bad meal?
When did it become MY fault for HIS failure to personally come to our table and express sympathy & desire to please?

THAT is why I chose to review the good and the bad of our 9/3/2020 experience at Amore (below) when Open Table asked me “How was my meal?”

What I said about my meal is true and really happened.
I had no intention of going back.

As for an honest review,Dino cannot handle the truth.

Review:
Drinks, rolls & salad were superb.
Salmon & veal marsala, both entrees, were too salty.
Friend had veal; said sauce didn’t taste good & meat had gristle.
Didn’t want to but HAD to send both entree’s back.
Friend changed to lasagna; said it was dry & wouldn’t get again.
My salmon was delicious the second time.
Amaretto cheesecake was delicious.

Owner/manager never came to our table to express sympathies and apologize for the poor entree’s on the first go ‘round.

Waiters’ services were excellent ... until the bill. The bill was presented with the veal dish still on it. Had to ASK for the veal to be removed. It was.

There’s now a new menu; dishes have become very expensive.

Despite frustrations, we still left a good tip.

All things considered, IMO Amore should not maintain its pre-Covid excellent ratings.

JD
JimD
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The only thing I would change would be the lighting, menu was small print and the light available at the table was not acquate to read the menu. Both dishes arrived as ordered and portions are above average. For desert I'd recommend the Bread Pudding!!
Our waiter Paul gave us all time we needed to order and was very helpful on selecting a wine for dinner. I'd give our serive 5 stars, meal 5 stars, desert and coffee 5 stars,

Jim/Bren

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Chief25
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I was just looking for some good food and based on previous reviews we gave it a try and was blown away with the service and food! Calamari app and shrimp scampi app great and she had the lobster ravioli which she enjoyed and I had the veal Marsala which was also awesome! The killer was the fresh bread it was sooooo GOOD!!! We had to send it away so we could eat our meals!! This is a must try spot if you enjoy some scratch made Italian food!

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OpenTable Diner
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best Italian restaurant in the Birmingham area...hands down, no contest. If you don’t believe me, go and find out for yourself.

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vipalabamaveteran
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food. Have not been there in years.

Ricardo was an awesome server.

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vipBitterPartyOfOne
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian in Bham. Top 5 places to eat in Bham. I go once a week if I can.

SB
vipSteveB
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Next best thing to being in Italy! My colleague and I thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. We'll be back for sure.

CS
CandiceS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The atmosphere was beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal

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RonE
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greta service and Great food. Will definitely go back.
We sat at a table close to the bar and it was a little noisy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Birmingham
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our absolute favorite restaurant! Every element of our experience is always impeccable and of the finest quality. We judge every other restaurant by their standard! At Amore, every meal is a special occasion!

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SaraS
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening with the perfect atmosphere and incredible food!!!

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vipAu8urn
Birmingham
45 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Love sitting at the bar with Tonya.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Birmingham!! We have never had a bad experience. True Italian food, like we used to get in NY, and like our Italian grandmas used to make.

DR
DougR
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service in a nice environment - again!

DA
DoctorAubie
Birmingham
18 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding
Our table had
1. Lamb chops
2. Seared Tuna
3. Sausage Peppers and Onions

All three ...over the top!
Service by Steven Miller was impeccable and Bartender Tonya and Paul came by table to check on us and personally deliver wine.

This place is so good that when I leave I already know what I am coming back for.

No place else like this.

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vipDean
Orlando
45 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb cuisine and service.

MP
MichaelP
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent atmosphere, service and food. Will go back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great.

TN
TommyN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food, Service, Atmosphere. Best Italian in Bham!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Amore was wonderful. The food, the atmosphere the wait staff were all top notch as always.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food!

JC
JasonC
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the best dining experience and food in Birmingham. My favorite place!

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Wayne
Tallahassee
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

WE brought first -timer's....they loved it. I feel sure you will see them again.

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Goodeatsb
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hunter was our waiter. He was fabulous. Each of his suggestions was spot on. Hunter’ s service was the best!! The food was wonderful and cooked to perfection. While the food is fabulous, it is over priced. The prices are so high we won’t be back except for a very special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Disappointed there was no beef Wellington, but we found something equally delicious.

FAQs

Amore offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (205) 437-1005.

Amore is rated 4.9 stars by 517 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.