Cafe Amore - St. Catharines

4.6
447 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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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidV
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service always!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was our Anniversary and everything was delicious

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Bulldoglove
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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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).

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NickE
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The outdoor dining setup is as good as it gets. Service is friendly and efficient. satisfaction guarenteed.

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DebbieM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The whole experience was great.nether outside patio was well distanced clean and organized. The food was delicious as usual. Great value and quality. My favourite restaurant for the last at least 15 years or more.
Don’t hesitate to try it.

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Lovefood
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, great service and good location. Large patio is covered. Would definitely recommend.

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Maria
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always everything was perfect! From staff to service to food. Always an excellent experience at Cafe Amore.

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

As always the food was great. With Covid restrictions we were only able to eat outside. Because it was a birthday I didn't cancel, and the weather made it cool for eating. I found the server to not be what the usual level of service I have come to know and expect. She reached over and through us while we were talking. And I guess I thought that since they asked if it was a special occasion and I answered yes, it was a birthday, they could have offered up a complementary coffee or small desert. We didn't go there for that purpose, but then don't ask. Yes, I would recommend Cafe Amore.

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LizC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor patio was wonderful and service exceptional, food as always was amazing

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LornaJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. The quiche was outstanding. Portion sizes were quite substantial.
Service was great.

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LeoW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We go here often and now drive from Niagara Falls. Friendly service, good food and good value. Very consistant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was excellent

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LizH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The terrace is a good place to be on a sunny evening. Tracy is a very thoughtful waitress.
The food is always excellent.

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DavidC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Tracy is excellent.....food is consistently good and willing to tailor to dietary restrictions

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Blake
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You will not find a better place to eat in Niagara. Great value and amazing food. Can't beat this place.

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EricaH
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Ordered the charcuterie to start. Great value! Excellent gorgonzola pasta!

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WineGal
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food is amazing and great value! Service is fantastic!

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TerriU
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and great food! We have never gone and been disappointed. Always look forward to our times at Cafe Amore!!

JD
JamesD
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service as always. Alan is a great guy with fabulous staff and good food!

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 447 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.