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Amore Restaurant, Sarasota, FL

Amore Restaurant

4.6
4.6
556 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Completely renovated and elegantly reconfigured to offer both indoor dining and al fresco. Live entertainment (Friday & Saturday). Whether you’re dining out with friends and family or looking for the ideal place to host social event, Amore Restaurant is the place.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Portuguese

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 383-1111

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tito Vitorino

  • Private party facilities

    64 seat inside dining 20/24 outside dining

  • Private party contact

    Liana Vitorino: (941) 383-1111

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Cross street

    North Lime Ave & Fruitville

  • Parking details

    More than 150 FREE parking spaces available.

  • Public transit

    Corner of Fruitville and North Lime Ave.

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment Wednesday through Saturday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Entertainment Schedule: Wednesday: Eddy Tobin Thursday: John Rinell Friday: Eddy Tobin Saturday: Rob Satori

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 556 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Fit for Foodies

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Fit for Foodies

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Hot Spot

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Notable Wine List

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Romantic

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Special Occasion

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. SA

    SAVORY

    Tampa

    132 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    132 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really happy with this rare find. Such a lovely little place with Great service, and Delicious Italian and Portugese fare. Well worth the trip!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautifully relaxing atmosphere! The food is fabulous!
  3. e

    eat2live

    Indiana

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I really like the place, food is excellent, generous portions, great service. Will be back for sure.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    This restaurant is in a strange area on Lime, it’s in a strip mall that doesn’t look like there would be a decent restaurant but here is Amore. The owners run the place! It is an Italian/ Portuguese restaurant. They are from Portugal. The husband is the chef, sous chef and pastry chef. The wife is the hostess, waitress and bus person! They run an amazing ship by themselves. We went on a Friday night in July and it was very quiet, no music tonight. The are closed the entire month of September for vacation because it is the most quiet month. Quite a few restaurants are closed for a few to several weeks in September. There is usually music on Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. We chose to have their dinner special for $35 per person and ate Italian. We started with the calamari and bursts & red pepper salad which was very good. My husband had the seafood linguine and I had the veal parmigiana with pasta Olio. Entrees we’re fine. Dessert was an amazing chocolate mouse cake and a custard in phyllo pasty imported from Portugal, delicious!! Overall the dinner was fine, prices were great and the service was wonderful!!! We’ll go back and try the Portuguese side of the menu!!
  5. j

    joec

    Kansas City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The calamari was good with a good breading but they were formed rings and we were expecting the old fashioned type. My wife and I ordered pasta dishes (two different kinds) both were delicious mine was with a meat sauce ample serving and hers was without meat. Had enough to take home for lunch
  6. PJ

    PatJ

    Naples

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service! One of our favorite restaurants!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful restaurant! Food was very delicious and the owner was delightful.
  8. BG

    BrendaG

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic family owned restaurant specializing in true Italian and Portuguese cuisine. Impeccable service and quality.
  9. LI

    LoveItalianFood

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food; great service; lovely atmosphere. Love the variety.
  10. C

    carolC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and great ambiance. The singer for the evening was great...really added to the enjoyment of dining at Amore... would go there again for sure.
  11. BS

    BerSher

    Naples

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came to Amore for our anniversary and had a wonderful meal. It’s in a little strip mall that looks a little tired, but don’t let that deter you. They were still offering the Savor Sarasota so we had a salad, main course and a dessert. I had the Caesar salad and my husband had the Calamari. Both were great. My husband had the ravioli special (mushroom), and I had the Pappardelle. The pappardelle was al dente with a nice meat sauce. Again, both were great. We both had the tiramisu and it is the best I have ever had. There was a piano player/singer who was also wonderful, not too loud, just the right sound level. We will definitely return soon.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Savor Sarasota
  13. H

    Headhunter

    Naples

    74 reviews

    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    While not in the best location in Sarasota, Amore is a welcomed surprise for those who haven't eaten here before. The combination of Italian and Portuguese dishes will satisfy anyone's taste buds. The wine list is excellent. And to add to this, is the entertainment. Last evening we listened to Eddie Tobin at the piano and singing some of the patron's favorites. Fantastic service, food and entertainment at a competitive price. Definitely a place to have a memorable evening. My wife and I are regulars.
  14. MF

    MaryF

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Said we would be back and it didn’t disappoint! Awesome Sarasota option!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This us a great place to eat prior to any Sarasota theater experience. Close to venues, easy parking. Savor Sarasota extended through December.
  16. BR

    BobR

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    the Savor menu was varied and the food was well prepared-promptly served from the kitchen--food was very good-----unfortunately we had a "loud" talker at the next table---bottom line we will be back---the restaurant is in an unlikely location but well worth a fine dinner
  17. KB

    KarenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious, and our server was most kind and helpful. We did the Savor Sarasota menu and what a bargain!! I had the Calamari appetizer, the Pasta Bolognese and Chocolate cheesecake with whipped creme, blackberries and chocolate drizzle!!! Oh my, what a treat in each course and large portions. My husband had cod salt fritters for his appetizer, Veal Parmigiana with pasta side for an entree and the Tiramisu for dessert! I tried all of them and the Veal and Tiramisu were the best I had ever tasted. We will be back for sure!!!
  18. MF

    MaryF

    Nashville

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Liana’s service was exceptional and the food and music were excellent! Thank you for participating in Savor Sarasota! We’ll be back for sure.
  19. TB

    TomB

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Piano player was great. Waitress (Liana) was superb. Chicken Marsala was maybe a little over cooked. Seafood linguini was mixed. Shrimp & calmari very good, mussels terrible and clams ok. Pasta & sauce excellent
  20. W

    Wiley

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A hidden gem. Great food and very friendly waitstaff. Can’t go wrong here!
  21. L

    Lovely

    Tampa

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the food and service but we love the piano player and singer! Always a great time!
  22. JK

    JudithK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the Portuguese menu. Hadn't had great sardines since Portugual! Singer was a nice touch, and a few folks danced too. Amore had a hard time during COVID and is now located in a small strip mall...not fancy but we could watch the chefs prepare the meals, which was fun. We'll definitely be back and bring friends.
  23. S

    Susan

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous service. Good food. Extraordinary live music ("Eddie").
  24. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    It was a nice restaurant the waiter was sweet to our kids staff seemed nice Location was a little off putting but inside very nice
  25. T

    Tina

    Orlando

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Poor experience. We sat outside and the service was very slow. Only one waiter and two back waiters, who were not include to take orders. Food was just ok and not authentic Portuguese. The chair in outdoor seating was flimsy; the leg work and my guest fell backwards into the concrete. We had been waiting for the check at that time so I paid for our meal and left immediately. Liana, the owner was distressed about the incident but handled it poorly. I will not be going back and will never recommend it.
  26. F

    Flyboy

    Tampa

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Always a pleasure. Vocalist a real plus during dinner. He is our favorite. Singing in four different languages is such a treat. Food presentation delightful for the eyes, enjoyable for the pallet. Portuguese wines a favorite. Cindy ,Al Cenci Sarasota
  27. PJ

    PatJ

    Naples

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Our favorite restaurant!
  28. M

    Maxwell

    Ottawa

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Sausages tasted like gasoline that was used to light them, server was hovering
  29. S

    Susie

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, extensive menu, nice music to listen to instead of a loud television.
  30. LO

    LynnO

    E. Tennessee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Had a fun keyboard/vocalist to entertain us. Well prepared meal and extraordinary service.
  31. PJ

    PatJ

    Naples

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! So glad we found this gem!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service!
  33. MA

    MARILYNF

    Salt Lake City

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Entree Veal marsala tasteless same for seafood entree.
  34. PJ

    PatJ

    Naples

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food And excellent service!
  35. L

    Lovely

    Tampa

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We always love going to Amore for the food and entertainment! The owners are wonderful too!
  36. c

    carolsue

    Naples

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We sat outside, which is less than ideal since it's right next to the parking lot. In addition, the few umbrellas at hand didn't do much of a job shielding us from the sun. Our bad .... next time we'll eat inside!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience1
    Our veal was pretty blah, the salad was okay. We have patronized this restaurant in the past and the current edition does not luve up to the old one.
  38. PE

    PETERH

    Naples

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Portuguese Dinners, hard to find anywhere else!
  39. A

    Alexandrav

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The appetizers we had were really good! My bacalhau a ribatejena was a little dry ,but it still had a lot of flavor. My friends really loved their food...the rack of lamb and the cataplana dish.The owners and servers were very nice. Overall, it was a great experience!
  40. F

    Fritzkath

    St. Louis

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great night! Amore had a wonderful guitarist that set the tone of a lovely evening. This place is in a strip mall but don’t let the location deceive you. Amore has Italian and a Portuguese menus. We decided do a Portugal night. The wine was terrific and the food amazing. We had the seafood speciality and the pork speciality . Great “three sausage” appetizers in a delicious sauce. This was our first venture with Portuguese food and we will definitely return!! Highly recommend and strongly encourage reservations.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Amore Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 383-1111.

Amore Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 556 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Amore Restaurant

180 N Lime Ave, Sarasota, FL 34237

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North Lime Ave & Fruitville

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Hours of operation

    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Dinner Wed–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Portuguese

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    More than 150 FREE parking spaces available.

  • Public transit

    Corner of Fruitville and North Lime Ave.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tito Vitorino

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment Wednesday through Saturday 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Entertainment Schedule: Wednesday: Eddy Tobin Thursday: John Rinell Friday: Eddy Tobin Saturday: Rob Satori

  • Additional

    Beer, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (941) 383-1111

  • Private party facilities

    64 seat inside dining 20/24 outside dining

  • Private party contact

    Liana Vitorino: (941) 383-1111

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