Amante Restaurant

4.0
22 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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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(213) 488-4999
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Formal Attire
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Metered parking; Free after 6pm and on Holidays.
Additional
Beer, Delivery, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 22 People Are Saying
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RM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 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
14 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 20, 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
39 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
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 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 24, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 5

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

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PT
Los Angeles
72 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 1

Disappointing darkish restaurant with uninteresting decor. Appreciated it being open at 4pm for matinee dining but it was dead city there. Food was great but atmosphere is also important.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good only one waiter so service a little slow. Price was reasonable. Would recommend if not in a hurry for dinner.

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JS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was delicious and a price performer! They were out of some menu items but still had a super large variety of things to choose from. Would definitely return.

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S
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Open taxable booked my dinner reservation even though the dining room was closed for a private party. We ended up having to eat in the bar and service was compromised as a result.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

The service was rude and abrupt. Food was good but the experience was quite negative.

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F
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved it! Kind of a NYC vibe. Nice place for a meal after work on a Tuesday evening. Casual dining done right. I enjoyed THE most delicious gnocchi with pesto. Will definitely come back for more.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I wanted to eat Italian and have a pleasant dining experience, which I did!

Good food!

Nice bar!

Watched my Lakers 💜💛🏀 play!

Nice COLD BEER! In chilled glass!

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TJ
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We arrived after 9 PM on a Monday, so the place was nearly empty, but the food was delicious and priced reasonably. Definitely recommend.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious & the staff was great!

I went on a Friday at 8pm and it was pretty empty, but the staff wasn't overbearing or anything.

The appetizers are delicious! We ordered the bruschetta and the cheese bread.

The entrees are great too! We had the ravioli & the fettuccine alfredo. They were both delicious.

I'd recommend this place for date night or bigger groups.

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V
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice and the food was awesome

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Y
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2017
Overall 4food 1service 5ambience 2

I came here for a special occasion. I was meeting my in laws for the first time. The restaurant was perfect for a quiet conversation and Our waiter was great! very attentive! However, the food was far from great! We ordered seared tuna and it was overcooked and so dry! just not eatable! We don't usually complain but we were hungry! Our waiter suggested another plate, which we ended up ordering. The other plates ordered were not that good either! I guess the only plate that we all liked was the margarita pizza!

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This place does a brisk takeout business but there was only other table sat when we arrived for our 8pm Friday night reservation.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and the proportions were good for the price. I loved the atmosphere.

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LD
Los Angeles
306 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A simple and straightforward Italian restaurant in the fashion district downtown, serving very hearty and flavorful favorites. I had a perfectly seasoned and healthy cup of vegetable soup and a rich and delicious eggplant parmigiana over spaghetti. Service is friendly and attentive.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food was very good! Good thing we were not in a hurry! There was only one waiter for the entire restaurant, so we had to wait quite a while to even get a refill on our water or for anything that we asked for.

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