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“Hidden gem tucked in a plaza” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Amore

Cafe Amore
211 Martindale Road | Huntington Plaza, St. Catharines, Ontario L2S 3V7, Canada
905-988-6404
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Ranked #19 of 341 Restaurants in St. Catharines
Price range: $6 - $30
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Cafe Amore is Mediterranean inspired restaurant that opened in 1995. Featuring seafood, steak, veal, lamb, chicken, pastas, pizza and vegetarian dishes you'll be sure to find something for everyone. Over the years it has been voted as the best overall restaurant, most romantic, best desserts, best lunch, best ambiance, best local chef just to name a few. A children"s menu is also available.
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
“Hidden gem tucked in a plaza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We visited this restaurant on our way to the winery region this weekend for lunch. It is about 6 minutes off the 403 and very charming. Even though it was a week end it was quite busy so the locals know of this places charm. There were many gluten free offerings on the menu which is wonderful for a Mediterranean influenced restaurant. I had a spicy chicken sandwich with roasted peppers and a cup of fresh gazpacho on the side and my hubby enjoyed chicken wings and veggies. It was quiet, and has an intimate charm with the faux painted scenes on the walls and the lighting and decor of a backyard cafe in Italy. Prices were good and the food was well prepared. Worth the visit. I am sure they are packed during the evening so make reservations.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Hamilton, Canada
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161 reviews 161 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 56 cities Reviews in 56 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Great for groups”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Our dinner club had dinner here and enjoyed ourselves. The menu has something for everyone and the portion sizes are generous. The restaurant also has gluten free items and I wish they might consider other allergies and sensitivities as well including nuts. Great service and friendly staff.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great Food and Awesome Time at Cafe Amore”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

New to area and tried Cafe Amore as it had been recommended to us several times. We were blown away by the food and service. The meals were very good and the portions we generous. The location was convenient and service smooth. We had the pleasure of meeting the owners and they were just as nice as family. Loved it and will definitely be back!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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St.Catharines, Ontario
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“Not the same as it used to be”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

Maybe it was the $20 menu but the food was not up to par. Got mains before the apps?? Server was apologetic and our food was comped but probably wont return. Too bad, we loved it there

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Disaster dinner”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013 via mobile

My boyfriend and I had been here before it was was fantastic. This time was a nightmare from the start. We decided to go with the 3 course for $20. Our appetizer never came. The soup was pretty good and the Caesar too. 5 seconds later comes dinner. I ordered the steak (med-rare) it came gray I couldn't even cut it. So then I switched to pasta. 5 seconds later there it is looked more like soup with pasta in it. Then our appetizer arrives lol Im sorry but it was a very unpleasant dinner we will never be back

  • Visited July 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Allan S, Owner at Cafe Amore, responded to this review, July 9, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are sorry you did not enjoy your last evening with us as you really enjoyed your previous experience. I know that there was a mistake made with your order and that you were unhappy. My wife was speaking to you at the table and apologized throughout the meal. She did everything she could to rectify the situation and ensure your satisfaction. Your dinners and drinks were not charged for, extra dessert was sent home with you to enjoy later and coupons given to use on your next visit. At the time you indicated you were leaving happy and would return. We try our best to make sure everyone enjoys their meal and their experience with us and leaves wanting to return. We apologize again if we still fell short after doing everything we could.
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