That's Amore

4.2
217 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Italian family dinning restaurant. Traditional southern Italian cuisine. Our private rooms hold up to 200 people and with complete bar and entertainment facilities. Ideal for all special occasions and meetings. Catering services available for pickup and delivery.
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TW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our sever gentlemen was GREAT. He did a fantastic job, even with their system being down.

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DN
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

Terrible. Unclean bathroom. Dysfunctional staff. Chicken tough and grizzly. Felt unwelcome.

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A
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Retirement

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DO
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful meal for the whole family and it was a great way to celebrate a birthday!

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BS
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Didn’t realize my 13 year would be charged as an adult for thanksgiving buffet. My fault for not asking, their fault for not saying anything.

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JR
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always a great experience and pleasure when I dine here. No complaints here! Brings back so many memories as this is where I dine at eleven years ago for my wedding reception with family and friends. Our waiter Ali was great.
Thanks for being That’s Amore!

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r
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We have dined there at least 15 times over the years. The food is not spectacular, but still very good. This time there were a few issues: 1. There were entries and deserts that they were out of...weird. 2. There was a huge party with lots of loud children not far from our table. If we had known, we would have asked to be seated further away from the loudness. 3. Our server was nice, accommodating, but she didn't appear to be well-trained. She did a few things we would not expect -- reaching across people to pour drinks, making cappuccino and serving it cold and when told, made no effort to offer a hot drink or take it off the bill. We are going to copy this to the restaurant.

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EL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Had a good experience 2 weeks ago, but after this one I doubt I'd ever go back!

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OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food around!!! Can’t understand why this restaurant does it have a line out the door. Owner has sooo much class!!!

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M
Washington DC
77 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

I was disappointed in the service. Our waitor seemed surely. My grandson is a vegan and clearly asked for pasta with marinara sauce, no meat. When his pasta arrived with a big meatball on top, the waiter resisted the idea that the mistake should be corrected. He also did not check to see if we needed drink refills and brought us the check without finding out if we wanted dessert. Food was good.

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EM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Service and food quality have really gone down hill since last visit. I have been going here for many years and it’s always been either hit or miss.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, rightly done; my colleague also likes it, we will visit again!!

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p
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Good authentic Italian cooking. I always order pasta, but they also have veal, chicken, and salad options. Good service. Clean and relatively quiet atmosphere. Mid-priced. Portions are large so you’ll always need a “doggie bag”

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O
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

The place was empty and it must have 200 seats. Good was very ordinary big dishes.

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c
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The restaurant was very empty for a Friday night. One of the meals we ordered was very salty.

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NA
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice place with excellent service.will definitely go back again

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D
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The service was good as was the food. Nothing exceptional but good.

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EJ
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went for a graduation celebration. Server gave good recommendations.

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FE
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The occasion was Mother's Day. Receptionist was nice, and the reservation for 4:30pm met. The waiter did well, bringing us a request of butter for the complementary fresh bread. The dinner was eggplant parmigiana for myself, and fettuccine Alfredo for my wife. The eggplant in my opinion, should have had some crispiness. The Alfredo was a bit on the butter side, rather than creamy. The dinner was tasty. The restaurant was peopled, but didn't feel crowded. It wasn't noisy. All in all, we had a pleasant time.

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MM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious selection of food, you can tell everything is homemade. I got the pasta primavera then subbed the creamy tomato sauce for marinara to make it vegan- the marina is excellent. They bring a fresh, warm sun-dried tomato focaccia to start. The family portions are huge and a great value. My family started with the house salad which was full of fresh, flavorful vegetables. I would definitely go again. They are also very accomodating to dietary preferences since everything is made fresh.

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CZ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was Mother’s Day so there were lots of happy and talkative families, mine included. The buffet was really good but missing my favorite (chicken parmigiana). My only real complaint was my table. It seemed to be smack in the middle of the traffic flowing to the buffet area. Great time though...the moms loved it!

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E
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I made a reservation on OpenTable and the rest of the party arrived before I did. The hostesses both could not remember or figure out where they had seated the rest of my party (and since the rest of the party was at the brunch buffet, it wasn't clear where they were sitting). I had to go around the restaurant looking for their table. It was ridiculous that the hostesses couldn't figure out where they sat my party when it wasn't even that busy.

The table that we were sat at was right in the middle of the dining room. Every time someone tried to be seated at a surrounding table, we had to move our chairs. I actually had to get up from my seat and move the chair across the room to let someone pass by me that was using a walker. The restaurant is not easily handicap accessible in that regard. I had to move many other times because there are too many tables squished into the dining room and not enough space to move around. Since we were seating in a walking area, everyone had to uncomfortably squeeze by our table.

At the brunch buffet, the man making waffles actually picked the waffle off of the iron with his hands instead of using a utensil.

The service was ok. We had to ask for more beverages. The food was less than desirable. My mom got sick when she got home from the food (on MOTHER'S DAY, mind you).

I will never, ever go back to this restaurant. I recommend it to NO ONE.

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b
Washington DC
74 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I really like That's Amore. I love their chicken Marsala; it is outstanding. I have been going to this restaurant for years and I just discover the chicken Marsala! I can have this meal for 2 or 3 meals. I love their bread and staff. You can't go wrong with the meals. Everyone who I have been with me feel the same.

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T
Washington DC
142 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The management worked with us to arrange a birthday party . Everything was done as expected, the food came on time, and the staff helped us with the birthday cake. All dishes were the traditional Italo-American cuisine that That's Amore is known for. We had a great time!

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JJ
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first dining experience here at the suggestion of a friend, and was every bit as they said! I had the spaghetti bolognese with an appetizer of their mussels in white sauce. It was my first time trying mussels, and I was surprised when they brought out a large bowl filled with them! It was well worth the $8 and very delicious! The basil and garlic complimented them very well!

Their portions are generous and the service was exceptional. It was cheaper for two than Coastal Flats or even Ted’s Montana Grill in the Downtown Crown, and that’s with even more food on your plate! This will be my go-to for quick bites or when I’m very hungry

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k
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Had not been to the restaurant in a very long time. They were very accommodating for a large party of 14. Food was ok, didn't have a good selection of drinks . I think they need to have more updated drinks the younger people are looking for, like frozen drinks, Mojito, mule etc.
The service was good and the manger was very attentive.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant was closed and appeared to be under going major renovations therefore we did not get to have dinner there. They should have notified open table to temporarily remove them

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great Italian restaurant not a pizza place. Excellent cocktails, delicious food and wonderful service. Try the veal or chicken dishes. Several to choose from.

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KL
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We planned a Birthday Dinner for our son. We had about 11 people with us including 1 child and an infant. The staff was very accommodating and offered options that we did not realize had been available. We actually try to visit That's Amore at least twice a year.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great place....

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DM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed dining at this restaurant, but the dish i ordered wasn’t quite as good as the previous time. Maybe because they had a lot of customers this time and the chef did not have enough time to prepare the food like before.

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JW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Absolutely amazing place while enjoying drinks the live was spectacular

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OT
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

It was Valentines Day and had a business dinner here. Food was great but service was not. Served the wrong mean twice and just ate it the second time because everyone else was done.

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D
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We were celebrating our Anniversary/Valentine's Day with family. The food was fantastic and plentiful ordering family style. Portions were great. Wait staff could have been more attentive though as we had to ask for water several times. Leaving the restaurant we were not offered the roses that were abundantly there for Valentine's day. No one at the desk was paying attention as we left (we were surprised that no one did).

P.S. They could not find our reservation on their computer which caused anxiety as we were with our 95 year old mother).

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L
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food and service were awful. We won't be back.

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SS
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was very efficient and made some great suggestions. Food was very tasty and plentiful.

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GR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great and fast. Eveyone was very friendly. Food was awesome.

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OT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for providing extra seating at the last moment . Your manager was very accommodating. Great food and service.

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t
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 2

We should have left right away when we saw an nearly empty dining room. We have dined before at his location many times in its different names.it should close.

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RH
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I went last night. We had a BOGO Entertainment coupon which was nice. The bread was very good. The drinks (Grey Goose martini and wine) were strong pours. We had the cypress appetizer and it was outstanding. We both had pasta with seafood dishes where outstanding. We had a strawberry pastry dessert that was both huge and fantastic. The server was very pleasant and attentive. A great evening!

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