That's Amore - Seattle

4.8
675 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
**If you reserve a table on our open-air patio (aka, neither heated nor covered), we cannot guaranty inside seating if you need to transfer indoors. We also offer safely-distanced indoor dining and contactless curbside service.
Thanks for your support during these extraordinary times.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone that works there is awesome and the crab pappardelle is amazing!!! 😋 👏🏻 🤩

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Responded 3 days ago

Awww. Thanks, Anon, for your 5-Star Review and that amazing comment. Just last night we stood together for a moment, surveyed the dining room, and gave thanks that every table was filled with awesome guests who were trust us to provide unique and delicious specials. Everything is awesome!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was awesome, dessert

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Responded 4 days ago

We really appreciate you posting your 5-Star Review, Anon. We'll keep closer tabs on our service Ps and Qs, and I hope you'll experience the difference on your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful dinner at That’s Amore. Remodel has made the restaurant more contemporary but retained the neighborhood feel. Food is delicious, as always, but with extra something in the presentation that was appreciated. Our wine was superb (a Barolo, we were celebrating). We ate outdoors, which has thankfully, expanded a bit. The whole experience, with a friendly and warm welcome and service, was as always, appreciated.

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Responded 6 days ago

We've made so many changes since March 2020 (while keeping our core recipes in tact) that we sometimes forget to stop and enjoy the new / refreshed aspects. So thanks very much, Anon, for posting your 5-Star Review and spreading the good word about what our regulars can expect on their first return to the dining room or sidewalk cafe. That Barolo is one of my bingos on our updated wine list. Really happy that it added so much pleasure to your meal.

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SeattlePatty
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a large party. Everything we ordered - and everyone ordered different drinks, appetizers, main courses, and desserts - was scrumptious except for one item which was not at all good. A bit of a long bit to travel within the city, but a very pleasant little section of Seattle.

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Responded 6 days ago

So glad you're entire party had a great meal and that you're 'long bit' of a drive through the city was worth it. Thanks for taking the time to post your 5-Star Review, SeattlePatty.

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JoanB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious good, friendly and helpful customer service! Highly recommend That's Amore to anyone wanting a terrific meal.

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Responded on July 20, 2021

You are so kind, JoanB, to not only share your 5-Star scores but to add such delightful comments and tags. The, "Fit For Foodies," one used to make me nervous. But since we've reopened for indoor and outdoor dining with a chef who gets us and our audience while also bumping us up a notch, I've got to accept that foodies will be so pleased with everything!

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Herald
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and general setting. Excited to return in the future.

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Responded on July 20, 2021

Thank you so very much, Harold, for posting your 5-Star Review and hitting us with so many complimentary tags. But just in case...we aren't open for lunch though it's not unusual for us to pull you inside anyway to tease you into coming back for dinner. "Hot Spot," really sent a tingle.

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JordanT
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian food in Seattle, and kindest team of staff ever! My partner and I love this place forever. Crab pappardelle is the key to happiness

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Responded on July 20, 2021

I got such a kick out of, "Crab Pappardelle is the key to happiness." I'm going to use that in a post! Thank you very much, JordanT, for posting this 5-Star Review and hitting so many tags. We try to have every guest leave feeling just plain ol' better physically and in a great mood. Seems we hit that with you. Thank you, crab.

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vipSteveM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every aspect of dining at That’s Amore is truly delightful! From the hospitality, to the local setting, to the remarkable quality of classic Italian dishes!

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Responded on July 20, 2021

We love every aspect of your 5-Star Review, SteveM. Thank you so much for relaying the entire experience to our viewers.

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EmilyT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

That's Amore has fantastic food at a good value, nice wine selection and friendly service. Especially love their seasonal salads; it's a lovely neighborhood gem.

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Responded on July 20, 2021

I completely agree that we've hit the mark with those seasonal salads, EmilyT. And I'm so glad you the rest of your meal and our service landed on a 5-Star Review. I love the term, "lovely." I'll use that again soon.

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KelleyH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Meh to all the food. Too expensive given the quality and ambiance.

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Responded on July 19, 2021

"Meh," misses the mark for both you and me, Kelley: I don't think food that's just so-so is worth any expense these days. Even if your meal wasn't to your liking, our other ratings rarely dip into your range, so I'm as disappointed as you are. Please do share whatever you'd like to see differently next time so we can work on those.

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SaturdayLunch
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and generous portions! Attentive, friendly, happy staff! The experience couldn't have been better! We're looking forward to our next visit - mmm!

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Responded on July 19, 2021

Whoo Hoo! The best compliment we can read is one that's forward-looking to your next visits SaturdayLunch. Thank you very much for sharing your scores and comments!

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LoisB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff here go out of their way to make the most welcoming and fun environment. The food is delicious and presented beautifully. Love this place.

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Responded on July 19, 2021

We're constantly working on the great F's that we want all of our guests to experience: Food, Fun, and Fellowship. We're so glad we hit all three for you visit, Lois.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. My new fav.

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Responded on July 12, 2021

What more of a compliment could we possible receive better than, "My new fav." Thanks so much, Anon, for taking the time to post your scores and comments.

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Kona
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is fantastic. From the in house made bread, the the wine, pasta and dessert, everything was perfection. The waitress who served us was so friendly and made us feel welcome. This will be one of our regular places to go from now on.

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Responded on July 12, 2021

I'm struggling to find the, "Thank You," that reflects how much your review means to us, Kona. Great food served with heart and humor is just our color, and I'm glad you tried us on.

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RandyO
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can't believe we hadn't come sooner. We felt like a member of the family as this is a neighborhood restaurant where everyone knows one another with great food.

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Responded on July 18, 2021

I can't believe you hadn't come sooner, either, RandyO! We are so glad you enjoyed the entire Amore experience! Great food is paramount, and we're so fortunate to have gathered a team that goes beyond just good food and service. We do hope everyone feels like they're part of the gang when they're here.

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Vivians
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Loved the food, service and neighborhood feel!!

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Responded on July 10, 2021

Hi, Vivians, thank you very much for posting your 5-Star Review. We strive to make people feel like they're having dinner at a friend's house, and it looks like we hit that mark.

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joshjr
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was excellent. Great view of Elliot Bay at sunset. I had the Dungeness crab pasta that was excellent. My husband had the Chicken Parmesan. Very good as well. Service was friendly and attentive.

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Responded on July 10, 2021

Thank you for the 5-Star Review. But even more important than the scores is our gratitude that you trusted us with your important meal. That crab is the bomb, and our Parm satisfies every time. It never hurts that the view from the dining room is both unexpected and impressive.

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SueH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at designated time and were greeted and seated immediately. Our southern-most outdoor table was quiet and a pleasant breeze kept us quite comfortable, important in hot weather. For a starter we had the delicious rice cakes followed by a shared specials of salad and pizza. All very good. Excellent food and service!

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Responded on July 5, 2021

Thank you very much, SueH, for your 5-Star Review and the specific compliments. We strive to make your experience as close to going to a dinner party at a friend's house as possible. So we work our service to have your table ready right on time. And I'm so glad our little effort to get you that breeze was noted. We do like having an interesting wine list to entice folks to try something new. That spinach salad with cantaloupe and the bacon jam pizza did look and taste like summer.

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Blair
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely neighborhood mid-upper tier italian restaurant. New outdoor seating is great in summer weather - shaded in the evening (when we went). Service is great.

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Responded on July 4, 2021

What a lovely 5-Star Review, Blair. Thanks for taking the time to provide such detailed descriptions and tagging us in all those categories. If we can continue to land in the, "mid-upper tier," while holding firm to our, "still have cardboard box dust on us from moving," tier and, "flip flops with sweat pants were the order of the day," tier..then we're right where we want to be.

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food, with comfortable indoor seating during an especially warm period in Seattle. Staff was friendly and food was really delicious. We look forward to returning to this gem!

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Responded on July 1, 2021

Thanks, SarahS, for your review. We feel fortunate to have a space that can keep us comfy in warm weather. Glad you enjoyed our spacious seating, which we intend to keep somewhat in tact even though we could return to 48 seats now.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. Great staff. Very friendly, safe, clean and the most incredible food!

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Responded on June 30, 2021

Whoo Hoo, Anon. Thanks so much for taking the time to post your 5-Star Review. I'm so glad you felt safe, enjoyed the service, and–of course–your meal. Boom!

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JohnQ
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I really really wanted to like this place. Pictures looked great, reviews looked great, it's a local spot in an area without a lot of restaurants...but man, the food was not good. It wasn't "bad." It was just not good. Very mediocre. We tried 4 entrees between 2 of us just to try everything and only 1 dish was any good. Big sad.

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Responded on June 26, 2021

We are as disappointed in your experience at the cafe as you are, JohnQ. Obviously we want to create a better experience for all of our guests, so please consider providing us with some details of why your scores are distinctly lower than 80% of all other reviews. You can do so here or through the contact form on our website.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and friendly environment. Tables are spaced nicely so noise level low and felt comfortable. Would definitely come again!

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Responded on June 30, 2021

Whoo Hoo, Anon. Thanks so much for taking the time to post your 5-Star Review. Of course I'm happy you enjoyed your meal. I'm just as pleased that you had a great experience. You'll be happy to know that we're reducing our capacity from 48 seats to just 36. So we're keeping some of the spacing, and we're able to spend more time delivering that Amore experience to your table.

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vipLouiseA
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to be inside again. Excellent food and friendly, helpful wait staff. Just too noisy for my taste.

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Responded on June 26, 2021

Hi, LouiseA. I'm so glad everything other than the noise hit the 5-Star mark. We have discovered that fewer tables in the cafe results in sound having free reign to bounce on the walls and in our ears :) So the noise should be more under control as we're able to return to more tables inside, and we've scheduled a consultant to help us dampen the sound.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite, neighborhood Italian joint! I moved from the Central/Madison Valley area and had my go-to Italian place, and I loved it. This is my new spot now that we have moved to Columbia City and, dare I say it, it's better!

The owner is charming and provides great service. He even treated us to dessert AND, a dessert wine for the ladies too. What a guy!

We ordered the clams, bruschetta, and a caesar salad to start. All delicious, especially the clams.

Then, my friends and handsome husband had the risotto, the chicken Marsala, and the grilled eggplant. They all loved their dishes! I had the puttanesca - the creme de la creme. It was amazing. In fact, the best I have had in the USA (I've had the pleasure of enjoying the dusg overseas and of course, in Italy). It was amazing. Spicy, full of flavor, and the pasta was so fresh!

We can't wait to come back. I need to save all my weekly carbs for this place!

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Responded on June 26, 2021

Holy Moly, Anon! I love how your husband gets, "handsome," and I get the label of the owner with the, "great personality." That one brought a huge laugh from all of us here. But more importantly, we're so pleased that you enjoyed your meal and overall experience. I'm going to use, "Carb-Starving," to plan your next meal with us is a new marketing ploy I'll be working on. Re: the free dessert, clearly I was just as charmed with all of you as well.

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intownhost
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday. It was wonderful. Food was delicious. Staff wonderful.

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Responded on June 21, 2021

Thanks, InTownHost, for posting your 5-Star Review. So nice your Amore experience hit those marks and served up a great birthday experience. Thank you for trusting us with your important occasion.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kismet led us to a mind blowing love affair. In my 57 years dining in the best spots up and down the north east centered on marvelous New York City, I have never chanced upon such a pleasant staff, owner and dining experience. I stumbled into the cheesy sticks which were unquestionably The best bread and cheese combination I have experienced in my life. We were giving a five star review on that alone. Expecting disappointment, thinking there was no where to go but down, we proceeded to have four perfect entrées. Meatballs that put Rao’s to shame. A sublime Dungeness crab pasta. The second best carbonara we’ve ever experienced in our lives. And the best marsala I’ve ever had for reasons you just have to experience for yourself. And a complementary tiramisu that was mind blowing. All because two wonderful gentlemen decided to rescue a neighborhood treasure passed on from a culinary expert who explained his magical craft that lives today more than 50 years after he first figured this stuff out.

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Responded on June 20, 2021

Woah! Your review is almost too much to take in. In fact we've been consuming again your review in pieces...almost like binge watching an amazing show. Thank you so much for all of the compliments, Anon. We strive to provide a dining experience, and it seems we hit that mark with both our food, service, and camaraderie we build with each party. Thank you Thank you Thank you!

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vipSandraPU
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, wonderful food and service! We'll be back!

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Responded on June 20, 2021

I love the, "As usual, " part of your 5-Star Review. Consistency can be hard to judge from our side, so I'm happy to report to our crew that their hard work in building consistency is paying off.

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Tiffani
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Will definitely be coming back soon.

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Responded on June 20, 2021

Thank you very much, Tiffani, for your 5-Star Review. The, "Fit for Foodies," tag means so much to our chef and his crew.

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mazamagirl
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent but I’d prefer a better Pinot Grigio. Taste was harsh.

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Responded on June 11, 2021

Thank you so much for the 5-Star Review, mazamagirl. I wanted to have one super low-priced Pinto Grigio for the patio this summer, and the price is reflective of the quality in this case. Next time try the Bertani's Due Uve (2 grapes: Pinot Grigio and Italian Sauvignon Blanc. The Sauv Blanc is unusual, but this wine is produced by one of the finest in Italy and is both clever and delicious. Or ask me for another recommendation and we'll play with some of the whites we have.

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Aggiemaster
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The wait staff treated us well!

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Responded on June 10, 2021

Thanks, Aggie, for posting your 5-Star Review. So nice your Amore experience hit those marks.

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vipcbdavis
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here is so delicious and so well-priced. The two stars, for me, are the Dungeness pappardelle (when they have it) and the wild boar ragú. The special scallop appetizer that we had was also perfectly cooked. The warm chocolate cake sent to us by the owner is a perfect example of the super caring, warm, and community-driven vibe this restaurant has. Certainly, gestures like that are never expected; however, I think it speaks to the familial ambiance they aim to create. Such a fabulous little Italian eatery with a stunning view - I hope you try it and love it as much as we do.

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AndyKap
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service from staff and ownership. The owner is committed to having That’s Amore! act as a caring, compassionate neighbor would. Last year they gave 600 meals to those in need and reduced their prices for their patrons.

The food was excellent, the presentation outstanding. It had been a decade since I’ve been to That’s Amore!, and I recommend the restaurant wholeheartedly. I’ll be back soon and regularly and recommend that you go too.

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Responded on June 5, 2021

Thank you very much, Andy, for your 5-Star Review. We know the weight of words like, "impeccable," and are thankful our service and food fit that compliment. We are truly blessed to have been able to be good neighbors–both personally and via the business–during these extraordinary times. And thank you for evangelizing our message of, "We Get To Carry Each Other," in more ways that just feeding people.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, wonderful outdoor seating. Super cute and the service and food were amazing

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Responded on June 5, 2021

Apologies for the delay in responding to your review, Anon. You are very kind to add those notes. We are so in love with our upgraded outdoor seating. The lighting in the umbrellas, speakers, and restored large table in the 'pen' create a suitable environment for you to then enjoy our food. Thanks!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant - food and service in the city !

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Responded on June 5, 2021

First I apologize for not responding earlier. Best in the city? Thank you! I truly mean it. Thank you for the compliment.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The view of the sunset was amazing!

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Responded on May 28, 2021

Meant to make my response public. Sorry for the duplicate... Thank you so much, A, for the 5-Star Review. We recognize that it takes effort to provide feedback, and we take to each one to heart.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian!

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Responded on May 23, 2021

Thank you so much, A, for the 5-Star Review. We recognize that it takes effort to provide feedback, and exclamation points make our day!

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JeffH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite restaurant of ours, with great service, excellent food, and a pleasant location over looking downtown Seattle.

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Responded on May 30, 2021

We love it when someone still has that 5-Star Review feeling days after dining with us. Thank you, JeffH, for posting your review and your categories. I'll congratulate Chef Chris for earning the Fit For Foodies and Create Cuising tags.

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vipRoss
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, good food, good outside seating.

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Responded on May 19, 2021

Thanks for taking the time to post a review, Ross, and we're happy to see good scores in all the categories. Feel free to let us know during your next visit what could take those 4s up a notch.

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TLC4
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant 🥰‼️

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Responded on June 10, 2021

Thank you very much, TLC4, for posting your 5-Star Review. We love it even more when people let their scores roll around in their head for awhile then still post all 5's. Shows your experience stuck with you this long.

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FAQs

That's Amore - Seattle offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 322-3677.

That's Amore - Seattle is rated 4.8 stars by 675 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.