Amante Restaurant

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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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CharlotteG
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chose this spot due to great reviews...it did not disappoint! We are a family of 3 with a sixteen year old picky eater. The food was fabulous! Portions were large and the flavors were excellent. The price was very affordable for the quality of food and service. It was my favorite meal of the whole week in LA.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

They got me sick

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TylerG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was decent but heavily overpriced for its value/taste. Staff was kind and caring. Can get rather loud.

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SirIssacGluten
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service. Couldn’t get what I ordered after waiting over an hour. Friends had undercooked food. Other friend waited 30 minutes just for a beer. Avoid this place at all costs.

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MorganM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Our server was very lovely and did her best to make up for a bad situation. We were seated for 25 minutes before someone took our order. A few people checked in saying someone else would be with us soon, but no one actually helped us. We finally got a server who had just walked in the door when she checked on us. The food was also extremely staggered and the meal took forever. We were at the restaurant for almost 3 hours in total which was ridiculous. I didn't blame our server as it seemed most of the other tables' meals took just as long. While the food was good, I don't think I'd return.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service.

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Angie
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We went on NYE and the place wasn't busy at all. Our waiter William was very sweet. Unfortunately, the caramel in the budino was extremely salty and the swordfish seemed overdone. The short rib ravioli was heavenly though.

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NateB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All three of us really enjoyed our dishes and the value for the supreme quality it was really remarkable. Great service as well.

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jarm
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible. 6:45 on a Saturday night and we were the only customers. Their website reflects a full gluten free menu, including pizza and pasta (I have celiac). When I ordered, the server said the only gf item they had was ravioli. No gf pizza, spaghetti, penne, etc...
Bizarre. Never had that happen before. We left and walked around the corner to Terroni, a crowded, vibrant Italian place, where we had a great dinner. FYI, Amante has only ten, yes ten, reviews on TripAdvisor since 2016 and most of them sound completely phony like they’ve been written by the same person. Supposed reviewers from Norway and Indonesia have perfect (and identical sounding) English syntax and spelling. Steer clear.

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AlexV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

I was frustrated because the menu online is not the menu you gave us when we got there. I can't believe you don't get soup or salad with an entree. Too expensive for lunch

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AndrewB
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really tasty Italian food, very nice staff, and a large, airy room. We had a very good experience grabbing food before a show at the Ace Hotel nearby.

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vipsueK
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Understaffed and orders were dropped and mis-served.

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KellyC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, and great efficiency.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was our first time at Amante and we will definitely going back. The cheese bread is a must. Everyone in our party had various pasta dishes. Each one was delish..we shared and hearty. Make sure you save room for desert...we had the raspberry chocolate cake, strawberry cheesecake and cannoli. They were the bomb! Also, the service was outstanding. Overall, I would highly recommend Amante.

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vipLauraL
Los Angeles
75 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Stopped in before a concert downtown. Our waiter was great, everyone was friendly. Reasonably priced!

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DannyDee
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pastas hear are amazing I had blue moon cerveza to drink never tasted a blue moon with that much flavor good batch.

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vipSmoochez
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

It was a nice restaurant but very dead. No body was barely there. We ate at 745 pm on a friday. I wish there were more people.

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vipcjsabec
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Super disappointed with the service here. Most of the meal spent dining Surrounded by dirty dishes. Not sure why the server was in such a bad mood. There must’ve been someone called in sick or something but there is just no effort to make us feel welcome no effort to make the experience special. In light of the poor service the meal felt like a rip off. The food was OK. But when it served With a bad attitude for even asking a question simply about preparation it makes you feel like a fool for wasting the money and such a mediocre experience.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent... service was great, food was delicious, location was perfect.

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Joyw
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted warmly once we entered. The waiter was incredibly attentive and knowledgeable in the wines and the cuisine. I am floored by the experience. I've already recommended Amante to a few people!

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Easterdad
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was kind of quiet for a Tuesday, but we were there early. The Calamari was excellent. The Cioppino was very good though the mussels were a little iffy. My son had the margerita pizza and loved it (I tried it too).

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MelB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was all very good. Nothing to write home about but great for a casual evening out. The dessert, however, was divine!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really great food and the server William was such a sweet guy!

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vipTheo
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was slow and food was ordinary and lukewarm

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LoriW
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was super friendly.

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Marisu
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely excellent in every way! Superb menu options and quality of food.

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vipLjAndLr
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service and convenient to downtown nightlife

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PennyA
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipTheatergoer
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipDillo
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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vipTheatergoer
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipJoanne
Greensboro
19 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was very good. Food was good as well.

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ValerieP
1 review