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Mustons Lane, Shaftesbury SP7 8AD, England
441747855566
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6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sun 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Ristorante Amore is a family run business, trading since 1998. Under new...
Ristorante Amore is a family run business, trading since 1998. Under new ownership as of August 2015, we welcome you to join us for a dining experience of traditional cooked Italian food.
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  • 69
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  • 50
    Very good
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lovely Pizzas

We are locals who eat here fairly regularly. The pizzas are really lovely and, when I can resist the temptation of them, the pasta dishes I have had are also very nice. The menu doesn't change, but there is a good selection of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. The staff are, in the main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food, lovely atmosphere and friendly staff! Unusual setting and decorated beautifully inside. What more do you need, it was the best meal of our stay in Shaftesbury.

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dorset
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184 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Rated this one before but it has recently changed hands, now run by two brothers so a real family afair. The menu is now smaller so although there is less choice I guess the food is guaranteed fresh. But it did not disappoint in fact it was one of the best meals (I had a steak, Mrs A had salmon... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This was my first time here, but it won't be the last. The building is a former church, and because of that it can be slightly hard to hear the conversation on your table when the place is full. But it's not deafening! The food itself was excellent. I had linguine with mussels, calamari and king prawns. This was very... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Myself and my wife to be have been to Amore a few times now, and each time the food is great. The Gnocchi and Penne Alla Salmone are both to die for. It's in a bit of a weird setting with the church graveyard out front but do not be put off, the food is amazing. Inside the restaurant is... More 

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UK
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Set in an old church, you enter via a small graveyard! Inside is decorated like an Italianate courtyard - we thought it worked well. The menu choice is extensive with daily specials, all at competitive prices. The food was excellent and served with warmth and humour by the joint owner/head waiter. Would definitely return.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

would like to thank Enzo for the hospitality last night and the great food cooked by James.....we'll be back soon.... nothing is to much trouble.....love the new look....small changes....but good... See you in a couple of weeks time...!!!

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Shaftesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We are locals who eat here fairly regularly. The pizzas are really lovely and, when I can resist the temptation of them, the pasta dishes I have had are also very nice. The menu doesn't change, but there is a good selection of meat, fish and vegetarian dishes. The staff are, in the main, attentive and the service is quick.... More 

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is our second visit to Amore. The first being ten years ago approx. when under a different ownership. We certainly were not disappointed this time. We had lunch our soups came piping hot in hot bowls. Although my husbands soup with beans was rather peppery. My Minestrone was a little salty but I love this so didn't mind too... More 

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london
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a family meal here yesterday evening. The starters were a little on the plain side but the mains were absolutely outstanding. My parents both had steaks, my fiancée had fish and I had gnocchi. There was a good range of veggie options with a really clear key to identify any food preferences, the portions were generous, overly so... More 

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Oxford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

An authentic Italian restaurant in the middle of a small village like Shaftesbury was a pleasant surprise. An old church was modestly converted to create a warm and pleasant atmosphere in this restaurant. We had cold roast vegetables for a starter and pizza for the main meal. Both dishes was excellent and very tasty. It is a restaurant that I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Mustons Lane, Shaftesbury SP7 8AD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Shaftesbury
  • Phone Number: 441747855566

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 14 - 31
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Ristorante Amore is a family run business, trading since 1998. Under new ownership as of August 2015, we welcome you to join us for a dining experience of traditional cooked Italian food.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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