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Amato's Cafe

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6405 Center, Omaha, NE
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Hours:
Sun 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tue - Fri 6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast
Description: Has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

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  • 24
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  • 21
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Missed-Matched Goodness

We were very excited to try this restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, but disappointed in the breakfast. It was just OK. Guy Fieri raved about the Italian sausage so I ordered an omelet with the Italian sausage and my husband ordered the Denver-style omelet with ham. I think we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
Cynthia34
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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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52 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were very excited to try this restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, but disappointed in the breakfast. It was just OK. Guy Fieri raved about the Italian sausage so I ordered an omelet with the Italian sausage and my husband ordered the Denver-style omelet with ham. I think we both got the same order as we both had... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

A friend and I had lunch at Amato's Cafe. The owner, Sam, and my friend have known each other for a long time, and when I arrived, my friend was seated at a big table with a group of older, Italian men. I joined them, and we enjoyed a very lively conversation over lunch. The place is like cheers; everyone... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The breakfast was adequate. Our group tried the italian biscuits and gravy, polpette, omelet, and pancakes. The biscuits were dried out, and the gravy was sad. The only bright spot was the tablespoon of italian sausage dropped on top of one of the biscuits. The polpette, a flattened meatball with sweet peppers on top, was the best item. The meatball... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Stopped here while driving through Nebraska. I wanted the Italian beef, but they were out, so I had the ricotta pancakes instead. Refreshingly delicious! The restaurant is a tad dingy, the waitress was crabby, but the bathrooms were super clean and the food was good. Worth a trip.

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Some co-workers and I stopped in on a Sunday morning and had breakfast. I got the biscuits and gravy and they were really good. I also ordered the italian sausage and while I personally would have liked it a little spicier - it was very good too. The guys I were with seemed to enjoy their breakfast as well. A... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Decided to revisit Amato's after 5 years - had just an average breakfast again. The biscuit and gravy concoction with eggs, potatoes, and cheese named Larry's Volcano was just OK but the sausage gravy was really good. My wife had risotto and blueberry pancakes that were undercooked. Prices were a little high for what we got. No reason to return... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The Italian steak for breakfast is THE best. Limited hours, but if you want great food, you get there when they're open!

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Omaha, Nebraska
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

the food and service were ok! but that bigoted owner spoiled the whole experience. he said to the table of folks he was sitting with that "we should take wyoming and utah and give it to the blacks and mexicans, make them all move there and stay there." if i hadn't just about finished my meal i would have walked... More 

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is the pinnacle of what you know as a diner. It is very comfortable and relaxed. You can tell when you enter that it is a place that has many, many regulars. Our server was Kathy and she seemed to know everyone and everyone knows her. Her service is very casual and efficient. The food is excellent and with... More 

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Spring, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This place is, for all intents and purposes - a dump. But the food is delicious. I loved the ricotta pancakes with blueberries. Coffee was refilled before my mug was empty. I have been to Amato's in the past for lunch. For real italian, I highly recommend this place. Get there early because parking is very limited and do not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6405 Center, Omaha, NE
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?