Osteria Amore

4.8
629 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Osteria Amore came to life because we believe in the power of food to change your day, or in our case, change your life.

Owner Eduardo Daja has been working in restaurants since he was a teenager growing up in Italy, and his time in culinary school only strengthened his passion for food. After culinary school, Ed stayed in Bologna to work at a family-owned restaurant. He moved to Utah eight years ago, and found himself missing his first love, food. For the past three years, Ed has been managing an Italian restaurant while also maintaining a career in tech and finally made the life-changing decision to open his own restaurant.

That big decision was made possible for Ed when he met Marco Cuttaia, Osteria Amore’s executive chef and partner. Ed’s training in Bologna, considered the food capital of Italy, and Marco’s upbringing in Palermo, known for its incredible street food, bridge northern and southern Italian culinary tradition in a way that’s never been done in Salt Lake City.
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TonyC
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, good friendly service. Second time there and both were very good.

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JazzyRN
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We can not say enough good things about this place! Everything we ate was amazing, the wine we picked was so good, and the service was excellent. Our waiter, Ed, was so personable and went the extra mile to tell us things about the restaurant and food items. We were there for 3 1/2 hours, well past closing, and we never felt rushed. We will be back!!!! The only negative was it was a little loud when we got there, but only because it was busy! It quieted down later.

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MustafaK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best salmon ravioli I ever had. Bruschetta was also so good. Great service!.

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AaronM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is incredible. Ed always takes care of us too.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible!

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ReneeB
Salt Lake City
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Went here for my bday with my beautiful daughter before Kevin Hart show. The noise was so loud from patrons w out masks screaming / laughing. Since the tables are less than 6 feet apart, didn’t feel safe which was a bummer.

We could’ve hear eachother speak.

I’d add sound proofing on ceilings, under the tables and chairs, curtains on walls, linens on tables, etc.

BUT our server was AMAZING, wine delicious, meals not as good as in past (guessing slammed n understaffed).

Manager was amazing and personally apologized about the noise and comped us dessert.

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AHaag
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good but not worth the price. The place was place was beautiful and comfortable. Not sure if we will be back.

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KristiW
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best authentic Italian in Salt Lake. Must try! We will definitely be going again.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipAngelo
Houston
62 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal.

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vipItalianInSLC
Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in SLC, not kidding. Obv the best Italian food. Service is always personal and prompt, menu varies but is always authentic and delicious, value is a crime and the ambiance and setting are great. My 8th or 9th time there, and I've never felt differently.

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vipAsher
Salt Lake City
48 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed another dining experience at Osteria Amore! Everyone greeted us and made us feel welcome upon arrival. Our server was helpful and knowledgeable...even suggested the perfect dish for a picky eater. We enjoyed the deep fried artichokes Estiva pizza to start. Both delicious. Our main dishes included the Favolosa salad, Bucatini, Osteria Amore and Sapori de Mare. All incredible...cooked perfectly and full of flavor. We rounded the evening with tiramisu and profiteroles. Yum. We look forward to our next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and drinks were amazing! I tasted everyone’s plates at the table and I would order any one of them again. The service was top notch! Definitely a must try. I will definitely be back!

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JeffG
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was attentive and the ambience and table service was great. Every dish we ordered was delicious. We'll definitely be back?

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I have been to this place before and loved it. However, this latest visit I was taking my sister to celebrate her birthday. They brought the birthday dessert to the table next to us. The cute older people that it happened to said when the server left, " I didn't want the young man to feel bad." We need to remind the server a few times to refill our drinks. Food was excellent. Service definitely was not.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My 63 birthday

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BradB
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers had great suggestions food was plentiful.
Enjoyed our dinning experience.

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Marc
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the meal, service and atmosphere are on point at Osteria Amore! My wife, our guests and I were just delighted with our meals! The new pastas were fantastic and Ed our server was so knowledgeable. Thank you Edwardo for your hospitality, we love you mucho!
Marc and Amy Rosello

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JeshB
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time eating at Amore and was just as fantastic as the first. This time I brought friends we spent time with in Italy so we could relive our experiences together. It was the perfect atmosphere and very authentic. They even have a giant Florentine style steak that they render fat over the top of. Amore's pizza spot on the same stuff I ate in a small mom & pop pizze shop in Torre de Greco, near Napoli where I had the best pizza of my life.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo muy bien

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KevinH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best authentic margherita pizzas I've ever had. Served piping hot. Rice balls were great for the appetizer. Pasta was hand made and very good. service was great and everyone's food came out on time and together.

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LindsayJ
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, our server was very attentive and prompt. Only complaint would be some overly loud customers at a neighboring table, who were pretty crass. Not language my family and I want to hear while eating dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing we loved it!!!

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vipJrl1
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First timers- and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic in every way.

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Renee
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always! Great food, service and ambiance.

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vipJulie
Salt Lake City
169 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Igancio was the greatest server-the food was utterly amazing and this is now our fav place in SLC-we have been here both lunch and dinner and this is one of the finest in SLC!

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Bcastle1
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu was great...the lasagne was awesome....I will go back for sure

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible (and I mean incredible) food at honest rates. 10/10 going back again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will never forget the honey on their charcuterie plate. Life changing.

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Food was good , very authentic Italian. Shockingly the salmon was fantastic and the gelato tasted exactly like I had in Italy. However their service was very poor, and I understand service in general isn’t perfect due to Covid , but for this type of restaurant, the staff was very inexperienced , rude and disrespectful and definitely didn’t understand the concept of customer service and that negatively effected our overall experience. Which made it a very disappointing night and we will not go back .

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JenniferJ
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Best Italian I’ve had in a while.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is excellent, service was really good the first time I went and not as great the second time. Still highly recommended. Excellent food, attentiveness, and knowledgeable about menu gave it five stars the first time and second time 2 yr later food was still great but service a little less since Covid.

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MitraF
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Food is pricey for the quality and amount. Venue is too crowded . It has a very casual atmosphere but the prices are high for what you get. Seafood pasta had hardly any seafood . Staff are super nice but the service need improvement. They collect your plate while other people at your table are still eating 😳

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StephAS
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gotten take out during the pandemic previously so we were excited to sit in and eat. Everything was delicious and service was outstanding.

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Ckbcheer
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect dining experience! The server (Kat) was amazing and so sweet. The food was perfect! The gnocchi and osteria Amore pastas are our favorites and the steak was cooked exactly as requested.

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vipDownhill
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration!

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JanieF
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service always amazing- I have never had an empty glass of water or had to try and find our server. You can tell the folks that work there are very interested in your happiness as a customer. The lasagna is always a safe bet. When seated in the large dining area the noise is pretty loud, but last time we were tucked away in a table in the back. Ambience is wonderful.

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Cjl2006
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend eating there. We went for q birthday and they brought out a sweet treat. The pistachio Gelato was also amazing!

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ShanA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. Everything I’ve gotten off the menu is incredible. Easily the best pasta in the state (coming from me, and I’m critical). Get the Osteria Amore pasta!

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Osteria Amore is rated 4.8 stars by 629 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.