Amore

4.8
229 reviews
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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.
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BK
Birmingham
24 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible meal, attentive waitstaff, great wine selection. Only thing missing is a Tuscan hillside view!

MB
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food
Even better service Steven was amazing!

P
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amore is always a great choice for fine dining or special occasions. There is ample free curbside parking. Valet service is not needed. We went on a Wednesday night to celebrate an anniversary along with some friends. Three of us ordered from the regular menu and one from the special menu. All of the dishes were outstanding. The portions are plentiful with enough to take some home. Wine is available by the glass or bottle as well as specialty choices from the bar. There are multiple dessert choices. We were taken care of in a fine fashion by our server, Art. Pricing is $$$ but value is 5 Stars. We are already looking forward to our next visit.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was impeccable. Food was out of this world. We went for my birthday! It was absolutely amazing

L
Birmingham
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

This has always been a favorite of mine. The prices are now out of reach for dining here often. Ordered a meal that came with salad. Waiter said " soup or salad" so I assumed either came with the dish. I was wrong - only salad. Okay so I misunderstood. But when the bill came, my $30 entree that supposedly came with a salad, had the price of the soup added. Okay that's fine for an upcharge for soup. But It was $7.50!! calimari appetizer was $16. Add a $10 cocktail and my bill was just under $70 without tip - for one person!. Everything but the soup was good. We will go again but can no longer go regularly like we used to. It's a good anniversary or date place when money is no object!

OT
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely wonderful restaurant for a quiet romantic dinner.

JT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding night! Steven our waiter was first class and will always ask for him. Cheers!

OT
Tallahassee
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best

A
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had our anniversary dinner. The food and ambiance was awesome!!

A
Birmingham
37 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious. I love the pistachio crusted salmon. Paul was our waiter and did a wonderful job!

R
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got Black grouper come with 2 shrimps and mushrooms, some penne that our waiter gave ousvm pi re choices to substitute with saute spinach and healthy vegetables. Everything was so so good and he brought us a birthday cake was so delicious. Thanks everyone. Just thecsharimgbfood price was high.
Thanks.

GM
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Promptly seated. Servers appeared in minutes. Specials were enunciated. (Being hearing impaired, I had great difficulty hearing. I got other people to explain after waiter departed.)
Three (3) different dinners were outstanding. Well presented.
No form for dessert, and the dessert menu looked excellent.

OT
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s one thing to have excellent food but it’s another to pair it with excellent service. Our server was VERY knowledgeable of the menu, very kind and attentive to our needs throughout our dinner experience. I was very pleased with the portions, freshness and even the prices for what was received. Will definitely return to Amore for another peaceful delicious dining experience.

MC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were late for our table because of a 3 car accident that completely stopped traffic. The restaurant was book solid, but the staff quickly informed us that they were able to shift some things around so we would not have to rush through our meal. The experience was without question the best service I have ever received at a restaurant. Food was excellent!! The tables are a little close together so the conversations bleed over a little but detracted little from the total experience. Awesome!!!

B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love this local gem of a restaurant. Service is wonderful and the food is amazing. Good variety and fresh. Wonderful wine list. Recommend it to others often.

P
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I found the noise level a little high for me and a little too dark at the table. Lovely setting.

D
Birmingham
27 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As Always Awesome Food! Best Italian in Bham and Awesome Service! You better go eat at Amore’ This is my favorite Restaraunt in all of Bham! Try the Crab Cake Appetizer! Best Lasagna I ever had! Awesome daily specials! I missed Tom today! God Bless You

G
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is just awesome and the menu selection is unbelieveable as to choices. The service was excellent. Our server was fantastic! This is one of the best restaurants in Birmingham. The only drawback to me is that it is too dark inside, but I guess that's supposed to be romantic, or maybe you don't want to see who you are dining with.

LL
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything we ate was delicious. We ordered the char-grilled oysters for an appetizer and I got the spaghetti and meatballs and they were to die for!!! Can't wait to go back!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service! Favorite place to go on a date with my husband!

AU
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. A bit expensive but worth it. Best Italian food I’ve had in the B’ham metro

J
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff and it seems there is nothing bad on the menu whatsoever. Excellent drink/wine selection.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and food. Every visit is just awesome. Thanks Amore.

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just love everything about Amore!!! The food is amazing! Stephen is the absolute best server!! The other waiters that assist Stephen are so wonderful and friendly as well. We are always so pleased with our experience! Best Italian in Birmingham hands down!!

C
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our first time !! Absolutely loved it !! Food was great and the service was the best I’ve had in Birmingham in 15 years. Gianmarco’s should send there staff over to take notes . My only problem was picking an entree. Can’t wait to get back.

KN
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dining experience! Planning another dinner here soon

NM
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was outstanding!

MR
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and delightful service. Ambiance certainly transports you away from a strip mall! Would definitely return when I’m in Birmingham again!

LA
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was wonderful! The staff was attentive and knowledgeable about what they were serving. The food was fabulous as well. We will be back for sure!

AA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s the best little Restaurant hidden in a strip center. Been going for over 11 years. As soon as you sit down, they bring hot garlic rolls with olive oil and toasted tomato crostinis. Everything on the menu is excellent!

CG
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you are looking for a relaxing atmosphere with great food and first class service Amore is your place. The filet was perfect and you could cut it with the butter knife. The Shrimp was awesome and the mixed drinks are well done. The desserts are amazing. It was our first time and we will definitely be back often.

JP
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife in I live in Columbus Ga. and we take short trips to Birmingham every 3-4 months. We have dined at Amore's many time and the service, food quality and ambiance is always outstanding. The selection and quality of entree offerings is terrific; the Veal Osso Bucco, Veal Saltimbocca and Veal Piccata are superb. I had the Smoke Salmon Pasta Tuesday night and was very pleased. Our waiter Stephen is always friendly, courteous and consistently delivers a level of service that is well above expectation. Amore's is truly a fine dining experience.

SH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best places in Birmingham to eat. Must have reservations to truly enjoy the whole experience.

BB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and nice ambiance. Server was very attentive. Quality ingredients.

TH
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gosh, what can I say? We’ve been there 4 times in 3 months. We love Amore because it’s like you are a regular on your first visit & then they remember each subsequent time. It’s our favorite restaurant in birm& we’d come here more frequently if they were in Tuscaloosa, where we live. The food, wine & service are all outstanding. They do everything right. Everything we’ve had is outstanding.
They have an outstanding wine list & do occasional wine dinners. The only recommendation I’d make is invest some $ in better wine glasses, without “lips” around the edge of the glasses. I can understand why they have the kind they have because they are more durable.
Honestly, we can’t wait until our next trip to Amore! We’ve told all of our friends multiple times about Amore. Best restaurant in Birmingham!

OT
Birmingham
11 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Very nice for a date or special occasion, we would happily go back

S
Birmingham
12 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Can't believe we just discovered this gem! It's out of our usual beaten path for restaurants - and, to be honest, it's not surprising that a restaurant in a strip mall on the 280 corridor skipped our attention. So what a nice surprise to find this traditional Italian spot - complete with suited waiters, dim lighting, and Sinatra in the background. On this particular night we were in the mood for something more romantic than the trendy spots we often frequent, and Amore fit the bill perfectly. The menu offers a myriad of choices, it was hard to choose but our expert waiter, Steven, did a great job of explaining any dishes about which we had questions.

In fact, the service is really what made this place special - both our watier and the others assisting were on top of things without being overbearing in the least. (At one point our candle went out and literally within seconds it was whisked away and replaced with another.) Steven said he had worked there for 4 years, which showed, and told us that Amore treats their servers right. (Ask Frank Stitt what a difference this has made for him throughout the years!)

Now for the food. Again, this is traditional fare, which is exactly what we were wanting. The bread is melt-in-your mouth divine, garlicky and buttery. We started with the chargrilled oysters (and were told where they were sourced, Apalachicola), then moved on to salads which are included with the meal (for which a cold fork is brought, always a nice detail). My husband had the "Sunday Gravy" - a sampler of sorts served in a robust marinara. I had the lighter crabcakes, which were very good and full of crab not filler. Both of course came with pasta. We have large appetites but even we took home leftovers since the portions are large and the food rich. Honestly I lamented we did not have room for desert (something our watier did not pressure us to get, which I again appreciated), however I asked for the menu so I could plan accordingly next time!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Everything was great except the two fellows sitting behind us. They were extremely loud and should have been asked to tone it down or leave. They had finished dinner when we arrived

ME
Birmingham
17 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant. Good wines. Diverse menu. Excellent pastas, fish and veal

J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amore' is the BEST Italian Restaurant in Birmingham. They have a very authentic cuisine and great service. We love going there!

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