Amante Restaurant

4.0
55 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Welcome to Amante Italian Restaurant in the heart of Los Angeles. You'll love every bit of our Italian cuisine and world famous gourmet pizza at this sophisticated, neighborhood restaurant. From the moment you walk through the door until your last bite of our specialty desserts, we make our guests feel at home with the friendly, relaxing atmosphere and strong attention to service.

At Cuore Dell Amante Italian Restaurant, all of our dishes are freshly made in house using our own family recipes. Satisfy your hunger at lunch or dinner with our current favorites like handmade pizzas and calzones made from scratch, with dough made in house, pizza sauce with local herbs and the finest California tomato products. Or you can choose from our large selection of pasta dishes including house-made lasagna, cannelloni and manicotti. Over twenty appetizers including house cut French fries with Feta and Truffle salt, delicious spreads, chicken strips and jalapeno poppers.
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New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and service and convenient to downtown nightlife

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PA
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was quiet I think because we got there early. The service was great, as was the food. It was hard to decide what to eat because the menu had so many yummy choices. Finally decided on the beet salad and cheesy bread. Both great and too much to eat and were enough for dinner the next night. Everything was GREAT. Don't make it downtown too often, but when I'm next downtown, I will definitely return to Amante Restaurant

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T
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an opportunity to taste the NEW pastes that are homemade, they were DELICIOUS!!! Amante's menu is already very good, this just puts them over the top.

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D
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. Husband and I went here after a show at the Regent on sat. This is a gem. Best pasta I have ever had! The server was a little slow but the food def made up for it.

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T
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restuarant never disappoints with the food and service, EXCELLENT!!!

Things are going to get even better as they getting ready to introduce new items...CAN NOT WAIT

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J
Greensboro
10 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was very good. Food was good as well.

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VP
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Nice meal and great bottle of wine in a cozy booth within steps of the Orpheum Theatre! Waiter/host was friendly but not very knowledgeable about menus and didn't return credit card - had to return the next day to retrieve it.

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j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Ruined my valentines dinner. Server was super ignorant and took 15 mins to even greet our table. Food was good but I’ll never go back

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DP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Had the Valentine’s Day 3 course meal. Each course served an hour of each other. Dessert took an additional 20 minutes to come out. Service was delayed and it wasn’t super busy even for Valentine’s Day... servers not attentive. Not worth it due to service being poor.

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M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Waiter was a little off, and the Valentine's Day menu was fine but the waiter did not know enough about the food! (ie did not know how to pronounce bucatini. In any case, the food was 3/5 and everything else was 2/5 for me

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C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We came for dinner before concert at the Orpheum on a Thursday night. We had 7 p.m. dinner reservations on the restaurant was empty. We received a very attentive service and the food was amazing. $15 corkage fee, so of course we brought our own bottle. The dessert bar is unbelievable. We will definitely return.

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T
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant got a new chef and what a difference. The food returns to being excellent. The service under the direction of Higinio remains exceptional!!!

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RG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Terrible service. No one at the front desk. No one at the bar. We had to track down a worker to order a drink and another one to let them know we had reservations. They messed up my order and my son’s order TWICE. Very dissatisfied.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and amazing food! Best chicken piccata and their meatballs are made out of beef. Can’t wait to come back next time we visit. Thank you so much Amante for such an amazing experience!

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ZL
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The restaurant staff checked on how we were doing too often!
It's nice, but we were being asked how everything is like every 15min.
Too much service. Less is more.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

There was bleach table cleaner on one of the food counters. They didn’t have 2 out of the 10 items on pre fix Dine LA menu. The waiter didn’t know what some of those items were. It was worth maybe half of what we paid. Very disappointed.

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NM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Rude wait staff and dinner took 2 plus hours for three courses.

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Denver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dimitri was a great waiter, the food was great, the ambiance was great. All around awesome experience and looking forward to coming back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Food was greta but they only had one server! I can’t believe it

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CD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised with how wonderful everything was the Amante Restaurant. We stumbled upon it while we were in town, because there were not many places open late in the evening on New Year's Day. The moment you walk in the door the wonderful aroma hits you. The ambiance was perfect with the right music and soft lighting ideal for conversation. All four of the dishes ordered, Homemade Lasagna, Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti and Cheese Tortellini and were all delicious with the perfect serving size. Our waiter was great and suggested a nice bottle of wine for our meal, which happened to be half price on Tuesdays and the meal ended with the most delicious desserts of Red Velvet Cake and Chocolate Cheesecake.

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Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and we had a wonderful experience.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was one of the most delicious and best meals of my entire life.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was close.

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Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food,service.

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RM
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. 2nd time visiting. Iginio is an amazing host /? Server

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TM
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was quiet when I went. There wasn't many people there but the food was very good!

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They had great food, service, and ambiance.

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JD
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were on our way to downtown LA to see a concert. The restaurant we were going too was closed that day. So, we looked online for an eatery close to our theater and saw the reviews on this restaurant being very positive. The reviews were right! It was some of the best Italian food we have every eaten and the service was superb. We will make this a regular stop when we are in the mood for Italian food. Go get you some!!!

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KM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Nice place but no guest. This is more of a take out dining.

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L
Miami
53 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

The food was excellent and the service was incredible. It was really late when we arrived so there was no ambience but really enjoyed the experience.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible food, bad service, and very bad value for the money. Went there on a weekday, the restaurant was almost empty (with only one other table occupied). It still took the waiter forever to arrive with the menu, asked for appetizers which never arrived and the food sat under the food lamps for about 5 mins until the person brought it to the table. I never had such a disgusting pizza in my life and the eggplant parm was a disgrace to food, Me and my date both had stomach aches the next day from such bad quality food. I will never ever visit here again!!

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RO
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Lovely place. Found it bc of its proximity to ace hotel. Enjoyed!

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FG
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is conveniently located, short walking distance from the Orpheum Theater. The prices are reasonable, the quality excellent, with great values of wine and small platers at Happy Hour! We both enjoyed house Cabernet, shared fried calamari and broccoli rabe with prosciutto. My BF loved his chicken fettuccine Alfredo, and I enjoyed some eggplant Parmigiana. We were full from dinner, but we said Yes tonthe proprietor’s recommendation to try their housemade Tiramisu, a most satisfying and delicious dessert! We were very full and happy, and we enjoyed Boz Scaggs’ show at the Orpheum later in the evening!

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RM
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went there for dinner before a show at the Orpheum. The service was friendly and the food was very tasty.

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BM
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food, excellent food, good prices. Parking in lot next door is expensive. Look for street parking. Overall I recommend it highly.

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t
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Downtown sucks overall so I’m bias about it. The place is easy to find and there is a parking lot next door but it’s $20.00 to park so be warned. The place is clean but very old like all the buildings in downtown.
What I didn’t like is that they would NOT make separate checks. We were a big group of 12 and we needed 5 separate checks but the manager refused to do it and that we had to figure to different totals ourselves. That bad attitude from the manager embarrassed me in front of my clients (I was the one who suggested this place) and I had to spend 30 min trying to figure out the stupid bill.
Never again...l

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KW
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Not what I expected, while there is a restaurant, it seems like more of a takeout place.

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T
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful restaurant for one reason, his name is HIGINIO. We have never been to a restaurant, where someone really cares about you having a great experience. HIGINIO is attentive, he makes excellent recommendations, and will work with the kitchen to make sure you get what you want and how you want it. For this reason alone it is truly worth going to this place, just to be served by HIGINIO!

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D
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Called ahead to advise we were running a few minutes late and they seemed to either not know about our reservation or even care that we had one. Get there and the host/waiter was going to seat us at a table right by the door on a rather cold night (we opted for the bar instead) - and THIS is because they had also booked effectively the entire restaurant for a party thus pretty much wiping out our reservation.

My chicken parmesan took FOREVER to come out - and was lukewarm at best when it did materialize, and if it wasn't for the sauce I am sure the pasta would have been cold as well. My wife's salad came out without dressing and when we asked another server for some she just disappeared. Overall shoddy and snotty service. Will never return.

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RF
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

the ravioli was terrible. the waiter was fantastic and the lasagna was great

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