Cafe Amore - St. Catharines

4.6
463 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 up to 16 desserts is always a tempting end to any meal. There is a children's menu available. Fully licensed with a complete bar menu and large wine list including local and imported selections. Decor is warm and inviting with fireplaces, stone walls, booth seating and room for larger parties as well. A three and four course fixed price menu is available for dinner Sunday to Thursday.
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PaulJ
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was great as usual. The waitstaff pleasant jovial and helpful. The seating process was slow, painful and unprofessional. Not typical of the experiences I’ve had at Cafe Amore. The take out order ahead of me was a mess. First they had a hard time using a gift card and then they needed some vip customer tags hole punched. They couldn’t find the hole punch. They had challenges with the gift card. In stead we were left in a group waiting for someone to seat us. Took over 10 minutes and we had reservations. If you are going to be fussy and leave us a five minute window for reservations then you need to do much better getting your dine in guests taken care of. During covid I would have expected a much more streamlined seating protocol.

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JUANC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Service and Ambient was great. But the Paella was a dissapointment, it was so spicy that it had no taste. We were told Cafe Amore had thr best Paella and that is why we went there. I have had Paella before and i can not remember being spicy. Maybe a little kick yes. But this one was overbound to the point where it killed all the taste and aromas. We politely told our server about it and she agreed that some other people have mentioned the same.

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BonnieM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are regular customers and during COVID lock-down it was a great place to get food to go. They always have ample staff and the food is excellent.

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NanceM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food consistently and service always friendly. Owner checks with guests often.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal love it

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DanW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience. Made reservations for indoor dining for special occasion. When we got there were told all they have is patio seating which I declined. I explained that I had reserved indoor dining but Hostess made me feel like I made an error booking the reservation. When I checked my on line reservation it was definitely indoor that I booked. Spoke with owner when I got home who verified that I had booked indoors and apologized and offered to make seating available or meal coupons. Did not accept as evening was already ruined at that point. Barbecued some burgers instead. Unlikely to return to this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great portion management. A great meal and evening.

EH
EvaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Big portions and nice selection. Overall a nice and relaxing dining experience. Great service!

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jolandeb
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dinner with great service. Friendly staff and the food is consistently good.

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DevonK
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food would go back happy to tell a friend good job

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KayC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I recommend the cajun chicken. We also had bruschetta and spinach dip which were also very delicious

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MargaretL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to dine in a restaurant since February 2020, with 2 other couples. The food was delicious. Andrea was our waitress and did an excellent job of meeting our needs. The owner visited the table to ensure we were satisfied with our meals. We would definitely return at another time. Thank you for your service.

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MarianL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great menu with multiple entree options including pizza, pasta, which are all amazing and a fabulous dessert menu. Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday diner

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DavidV
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, with great food, in a great location (options for indoor and outdoor seating, we chose indoor).
Recommend for tasty apps/pasta/pizza

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UnknownTraveller
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

This place use to feel authentic before "covid". I use to go there all the time with my friends and we would just eat and drink after spending the day at Port Dalhousie. From the menu, ambience and decor - it was a great escape. I went there last night for dinner after spending the day at the Beach. I had no issues making reservations or being seated. There menu definitely has changed for the worse, and our waiter was not in the best of moods. The price was ok, you can tell prices have increased just like everywhere else. Each time I mentioned something all she said was "for an extra cost".

I miss when this place use to feel like a true family run place. Now it's just like the other trashy restaurants popping up everywhere. I won't be going back... Cafe Amore days are over!

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DavidC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. Good to be back to table service inside.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service always!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our Anniversary and everything was delicious

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Bulldoglove
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I love Cafe Amore and had attended for years before there was a pizza oven or patio. Overall very good but a few suggestions. The breeze in the parking lot patio was lovely and the tables were pre-set with four plates and wrapped silverware... should wait until people are seated as all 4 place settings needed to be removed when we left as they were handled a lot moving around plates & only needed 2 place settings. Our server was attentive but almost too much... kept coming over, asking if I wanted to pack of pizza or ask how the food was... repeatedly, before we were done. I was talking and eating and just enjoying lunch with a friend, ease up a bit. There was no one waiting for a seat. The greens were a bit wilted, the strawberries in Strawberry/Feta salad were a bit old looking, but still tasted good. Was a little disappointed the Goat's cheese salad (an old standby was missing from menu) and the Marquita pizza was not as tasty as I had anticipated.

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FranL
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

A good place to eat but the salad with the quiche was uninspired.

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EmilyD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my friend to celebrate becoming a nurse. Our waitress Brenda had someone stick a sparkler her in her dessert and they’d written Congrats on the plate. It really made her day. ❤️

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Holly
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere. I brought my friend to this restaurant the other night (she is from New Delhi, India) and has never been before. She loved it! :) We will be returning for dinner another night very soon.

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Shorty
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This is one of our favourite places to eat when we celebrate one of our friends birthday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

It was very nice

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RichardS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's not like used to be, they cutting corners.I had chicken parmesan which had proticly no cheese on it.

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PaulC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was excellent, the portions were good, the service was excellent, the price was good. Look forward to going back again soon!

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Nick
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at cafe. Family owned and you can tell. Our go to spot for years now. Very clean, all safety procedures in place

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WandaB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The Greek salad and Shrimp Caprese were perfect; delicious!
The Margueritta Pizza didn’t have as much fresh flavour as we were expecting. The crust was perfect, though.
We were really looking forward to the cherry cheesecake, having had it here before and knowing how good the desserts have always been. Something changed, though. We were disappointed that the cheesecake and cherry topping didn’t have as much flavour as we were expecting. The cheesecake needed more tang and the topping tasted more like sugary goo than cherries.

Overall we were very pleased with our meal, but won’t recommend the desserts if all the cheesecakes taste like this now.

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ChristineM
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Wine list on internet indicates $20.00 wine bottles not made available to us.
Beer prices expensive.
Salad room temperature small portion.
One small piece of bread provided with salad before entree.
Main course very good.

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HannahL
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The side salad tasted overly like vinegar for a Caesar. The pasta and steak was cooked to perfection and tasted amazing!

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Integrity1
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Love when an opportunity presents itself to go out to eat ,Cafe Amore is at the top of the list and the food is amazing the deserts OMG! The srevice is fast and freindly as well all making for a great expeience.

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ChristineM
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The spicy chicken garden salad was amazing! Fresh greens, tender chicken. One of my favourite things to order at this restaurant.

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Karen
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent... had a wonderful waitress named Tracey

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debbieb
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service was awesome!! We will be back and hope they keep the tent outside, it was very nice atmosphere

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FernS
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has great food, staff, atmosphere and at a great price.

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JuanN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service and very good value!
All around excellent!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Over cooked fish, veal was just OK

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect, and quiet!!

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ElissaH
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, service was a touch slow at times but very pleasant, decent wine list (not extensive but something for everyone).

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 4.6 stars by 463 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.