Cafe Amore - St. Catharines

4.5
548 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Cafe Amore has been serving great Mediterranean-inspired food since 1995. There's something for everyone at this popular local establishment. Pasta dishes, wood-fired pizza made with imported ingredients, paella, seafood, steaks, chicken dishes all served with a Mediterranean flare can be found here. Many items are house-made including all the sauces and dressings. There is a variety of large salads, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options to be enjoyed. A showcase filled with desserts is always a tempting end to any meal. Fully licensed with a complete bar menu and large wine list including local and imported selections. The decor is warm and inviting with fireplaces, stone walls, booth seating.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Dec 31, 2021

Due to limited availability we require a deposit for New Year's Eve reservations

What 548 people are saying
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DebbieG
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing restaurant with great food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant

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JenniferL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gluten free pasta was fantastic.
Love that I can enjoy my entire meal including dessert being GF. We will be back!!

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LarryM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An enjoyable experience. Keep up the good work!

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CassandraN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent with amazing food and great service!

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vipMissy
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , great drink list ! Love all the staff!

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AndreC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

For the most part the food was very good. I was a bit dissatisfied with my meal. I ordered a rib steak and it was pretty thin and chard a bit too much for my liking. I have had better for that price. We were a party of 3 and the other 2 seemed to fully enjoy their meals. The wait staff seem to work really well together . They were on top of the orders which meant minimal wait times between courses . Would I go back? Absolutely!

KW
KaitlinW
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food? Spectacular. The service? Amazing. Will I be coming back regularly? Absolutely.

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LMcP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our new favourite restaurant!! Great food, atmosphere and quality!!
Poseidon Pasta loaded with seafood - grilled lamb was cooked to perfection!!
Calamari appetizer was huge!! More than enough for 2 people and properly cooked!
Can’t say enough good things about this restaurant

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LeanneL
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice that Alan visited our table. My mom taught him in Kindergarten!

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Nicolen
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress Hawklene was amazing and when didn’t understand our question(s), she was quick to offer to ask - sweet young lady and very friendly! Food has never disappointed me - we ordered a round of shots which I found to be a little on the steep side but did not affect our service or disappoint us in any way and will be happy to return hopefully in the near future !

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KathyS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Positive experience from our arrival, where we were greeted pleasantly by Hailey (on her first day of work), to great service by Terri, delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. The cafe is our ‘go to’ place for special events and we are always completely happy with everything about this restaurant. Save room for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service was great! Unfortunately where we sat there was a lot of cobwebs.

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Debbie
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, staff were friendly and the restaurant has a great atmosphere! Definitely recommend!!!

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Speedy
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Have always enjoyed dining at Cafe Amore. Cesar salad was always part of the entree but now there is a charge for that salad. Garden salad is included but it really needs improvement. My salad had 2 very small cherry tomatoes, and 2 nickel side slices of cucumber., the rest was greens. The slice of garlic bread served with the salad was so dried out I could hardly bite it. My pasta entree was very delicious.

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PatriciaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Amore has always been a perfect place to eat. They are accommodating when a person has food allergies. Their food and service is second to none. A great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a friends birthday our server brought her a cute plate with a sparkler and brownie!! Very nice :)

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AshleyH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it, brought my Fiancé for his birthday dinner, first time ever coming here and we will be back

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VanessaH
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place so much. You guys are all the best!

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ChrisD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Sakanaki was terrible
Wanted pizza with banana pepper but not available

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GrantG
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well taken care of by Brenda and Landon (2nd Day). Our friends from Ottawa were impressed!!

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KellyW
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful and great options. Will be back for sure. Only one little thing, the chicken/shrimp penne dish was over sauced.
All good, see you soon,

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Laney
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food as always! Love knowing that we will always have delicious food when we come here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We both had diareaa after the dinner.
Food was ok but didn’t expected the outcome

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BobC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely evening. Great food at a reasonable price.

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DavidC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alwats an excellent meal...accomodating for Gluten free dining as well

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NickE
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always delicious, the service is excellent. We really like this restaurant.

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LornaJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic lunch with my friends.
Our server Kim was excellent!
The food was delicious as always.
Looking forward to our next visit.

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DEBORAHC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Café Amore for many years. I like the menu changes. It was a special evening for us and we had a nice relatively quiet time. During this time of Covid, the tables were well spaced and all safety protocols were followed. This was our first time venturing out for dinner since Covid started and we felt comfortable and well taken care of. Our thanks for a superb dinner.

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LizR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good is food and server was nice and friendly but it was just very slow this time.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing, the good tasted like heaven. Our only issues was, the drinks took a while to get to us, but once they came perfect taste.

Our only concern was it’s still coivd time, and we were sitting at a table for 4 people, and another sever was talking to their table but pulling their mask down to chin level. It wasn’t noisy at all very classy. Every time the sever saw us looking at her she would pull her mask up. Which we thought was a little inappropriate due to the circumstances.

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aileeng
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was very good. The waitress was very friendly and explained everything very well. The food was delicious,as always. All in all it was a very nice experience.
We were not rushed.

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RichieRich
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I had the Pasta with Meat balls and a salad and my wife had the Lamb burger, which she enjoyed. I enjoyed the meatballs but found the pasta sauce a little bitter. We also had Saganaki which was nice and shared a Sangria also. Overall it was good but I would like to try again. I don't think that i could recommend it to friends without trying another time myself,

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely afternoon with my daughter, very nice inside. Enjoyed our lunch,will go back

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was very good. Highly recommend :)

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Andi
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The food this time was not as good as our last visit 2 weeks before. I had Shrimp Caprese this time. The pasta was dry and sticky the fior cheese was a lump at the bottom of the bowl under the pasta. One person at our table had the Chicken Masala and it was excellent. The other two had the Veal Parmesan which was good but not exceptional. Service was great!

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Dotty
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked late but still was a fantactic evening. The eggplant parmigiana hit the spot. Crispy eggplant covered in a tasty tomato sauce. It was my Birthday so a lovely one bit browny with whip cream ended the evening on a sweet note!

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StacyH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meals here!
Totally recommend!

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WendyV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dinner was hot fresh and delicious! Service was great!

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Sassy
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I've eaten here many times and its always pretty consistent and good. I was a little disappointed in the Ceasar salad this time... wasn't as good as it usually is...but other than that service was great and chicken parm was awesome as always.

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StephC
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent food, very accomodating for Gluten free eaters. Never had a bad meal here.

FAQs

Cafe Amore - St. Catharines offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 988-6404.

Cafe Amore - St. Catharines is rated 4.5 stars by 548 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.