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Amore Trattoria Italiana


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

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Chef's Tasting Menu Available = 5 small plate courses for $25 – ask your server for today's menu
Wine pairings for tasting menu are available for an additional $15 (5 - 3 oz. Pours) or Beer Pairings for $15 (5- 4 oz Pours)
Chef's tasting menu available, 5 small plate courses for 25.00, ask your server for today's menu
Wine pairings for tasting menu are available for an additional 15.00,(5-3oz.Pours)or beer pairings for 12.00(5-4oz.Pours)
Antipasto Misto(Awn Ti Pah Stow)
Assorted‎ Italian meats, house cured olives, cheese,& marinated vegetable
Brie Con Speck(Bree Cone Speck)
Cubed brie cheese wrapped w/ smoked prosciutto & grilled, served w/ crostini
Cozze(Cot Zay)
Mussels‎ cooked in white wine w/ garlic, tomatoes, lemon, parsley & a touch of anisette
Arancini (Are Abo Chee Nee)
Risotto fritters stuffed w/ fontina cheese & topped w/ spinach aioli
Prosciutto E Mozzarella(Pro Shoo Toh Aye Moh Tzah Reh Lah)
Sliced prosciutto & fresh mozzarella
Olive Della Casa(Oh Iee Vay Day Lah Cah Sah)
Our house blend of olives & marinated vegetables
Gamberetti(Gam Bare Eh Tee)
Crunchy battered shrimp tossed in a spicy pink sauce served a top cucumber
Bresaola(Breh Zah Oh Lah)
Thinly sliced cured beef w/ mud lake farms arugula, grana, shavings, olive oil & lemon juice
Zuppe Del Giorno(Zoo Pay Del Jorn Oh)
Our home made soups of the day
One gluten free soup available every day
Speck E Mele(Speck Ay May Lay)
Mixed greens, smoked prosciutto, gorgonzola, apple & pistachios served w/ a fig balsamic
Mista(Mee Stah)
Mixed greens w/ olive oil & balsamic vinegar finished w/ tomatoes, cucumbers & grana shavings
Forte(for Tay)
Mud lake farm's peppery arugula, dancing goat cheese, dried michigan cherries & honey dijon vinaigrette
Caesarina(Chay Zar Ee Nah)
Romaine foccacia croutons, home made dressing, grana cheese & an anchovy if requested
Ripe tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, sea salt, basil, italian extra virgin olive oil
Cubes of homemade bread, tomatoes, peppers, red onion, cucumbers, basil, fresh mozzarella & pesto vinaigrette
Grilled chicken breast $+4.00
Sauteed shrimp $+5.00
Honey dew, cantaloupe, watermelon, mint leaves, crispy prosciutto & vanilla balsamic reduction
Crushed tomatoes, mozzarella cheese & finished w/ fresh basil
Quattro Stagioni(Kwat-Trow Stah-Jone-Ee)
Crushed tomatoes, mozzarella & a quarter of each–ham, olives, artichokes & mushrooms
Mangia Fuoco(Man-Jah Fwo-Koh)
Crushed tomatoes, mozzarella, hot coppa, spicy salami, spicy italian sausage & hot pepper
Tomatoes, smoked gorgonzola, goat cheese, mushrooms, peppers, olives, artichokes & pesto
Cotto E Funghi (Coh-Toe Ay Foon-Gee)
Crushed tomatoes, mozzarella, ham, wild mushrooms & truffle oil
Fontina, mascarpone, mozzarella, artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, roasted red peppers & spinach
Parmigiano, fontina, gorgonzola, potatoes, italian sausage & fresh rosemary
Our homemade pesto, mozzarella, grana, roasted peppers, olives, & red onion
Fichi E Crudo(Fee-Key Ay Crew-Doh)
Fig jam, mozzarella, gorgonzola, parmigiano & prosciutto di parma
Mozzarella, sausage, portobello mushrooms, porcini dust, truffle oil & caramelized onions
Amatriciana (Ah-Mah-Tree-She-Ah-Nah)
Spaghetti w/ onions, pancetta, pecorino cheese, tomato sauce, parsley & chili flakes
Linguine Alle Vongole (Leen-Gwee-Nay Ah-Lay Vohn-Goh-Lay)
Linguine w/ clams, garlic, parsley, lemon & white wine
Thinly sliced breaded eggplant stuffed w/ a four cheese blend, baked w/ tomato sauce & cheese
Gnocchi Di Patate(Nee-Yo-Key Dee Pah-Tah-Tay)
Hand rolled potato dumplings in a four cheese, vodka, pesto or bolognese sauce
Spaghetti tossed w/ lobster in a spicy vodka cream sauce
Lasagna Alla Bolognese (Lah-San-Yah Ah-La Bo-Low-Nyay-Zay)
Layers of fresh pasta, meat sauce, béchamel & grana
Ravioli Del Giorno(Rah-Vee-Oh-Lee Del Gee-or-Noh)
Chef''s choice of homemade ravioli – ask servers for selection of the day
Penne Della Casa(Pay-Nay Day-Lah Cah-Za)
Smoked blue cheese cream sauce & smoked prosciutto tossed w/ penne
Ask your server about our risotto of the day
All served w/ seasonal local vegetable & roasted potatoes
Pollo Saltimbocca(Poh-Loh Sahl-Teem-Boh-Cah)
Chicken breast, speck, fresh sage, pan seared w/ butter & white wine
Beef tenderloin skewers marinated w/ italian olive oil, wine, garlic & herbs
Polpette Della Nonna(Poll-Pet-Tay Day-Lah No-Nah)
Nonna's eggplant patties, spinach ricotta cakes & a portobello mushroom
Coniglio Al Marsala(Coh-Nee-Glee-Oh Ahl Mar-Sah-Lah)
Local rabbit roasted in marsala wine w/ wild mushrooms
Salsiccia Della Casa(Sahl-See-Cha Day-Lah Cah-Sah)
Our grilled homemade sausage in a light tomato cream sauce
Seafood soup w/ mussels, clams, shrimp, cod, calamari, white wine, parsley & tomatoes served w/ crostini
Lamb patties made w/ lemon, mint, basil & grana – grilled
Pesce Del Giorno(Pay-Shay Del Gee-or-Noh)
Our‎ catch of the day
At amore we strive to be as similar to an italian trattoria as possible.
Layers of mascarpone cream, lady fingers dipped in espresso, cocoa powder & amaretti cookies
Crunchy pastry chips w/ sweetened ricotta cheese, cinnamon, chocolate chips & orange zest
Profiteroles (Pro-Fee-Tahr-Ohls)
Italian style cream puffs – ask server for the flavor of the day 4 / 7
Granita Del Giorno(Grah-Nee-Tah Del Gee-or-Noh)
Ask the server for the flavor of the day
3 Hand rolled chocolate truffles
Biscotti Lomonaco (Beez-Coh-Tee Del-Mon-Ah-Coh)
Assorted cookies made locally by lomonaco sicilian cookie company
$1 Per spoon
Assaggini (Ah-Sah-Gee-Nee)
A spoon filled w/ a sample of your choice of desserts
3 Cheese $9.00
5 Cheese $12.00
Formaggi (for-Mah-Gee)
Chef's cheese course w/ local cheese, jam, nuts, fruit & crackers
Ketel one dirty martini w/ smoked blue cheese olives
Tequila, pompelmo (grapefruit) soda, housemade limoncello, triple sec & lime juice – served on the rocks
Grey goose cherry noir, amaretto di saronno & blood orange soda martini
Chocolate‎ martini served w/ our homemade toffee truffle
Our homemade limoncello, vodka & limonata
Campari, triple sec, splash of vodka & aranciata served w/ an orange slice
Prosecco w/ a hint of raspberry liquor
Vodka, apple liquor, caramel syrup & a splash of cranberry juice
Whipped cream vodka, espresso, coffee liquor, hazelnut syrup & splash of cream
Pop rock rimmed martini glass filled w/ our homemade chocolate liquor, vodka & cayenne pepper 8.00
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited Amore to celebrate our anniversary, first time visit but I’ve followed chef Jenna on social media. We are average locals who enjoy great food and customer service. I am vegan but the husband is not. The restaurant is pretty good sized inside offering...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank sunquest4me
Reviewed January 16, 2019

Amore Trattoria Italiana is a delight. Beautiful atmosphere, staff is not only polite but very knowledgeable of wines and which wines would accompany any of the wonderful foods and desserts offered. I love coming here for a special evening and always leave happy.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank deglopper
Reviewed December 28, 2018

Wanted to try their pizza but they do not serve pizza until 4pm. Had their Manzo sandwich which is Italian beef. It was very different from Chicago style but very good although a bit too salty. The ambiance was great.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jack A
Reviewed December 27, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed the pasta and friendly, personable service. Started with bread made fresh daily in the restaurant. The owner/chef visited our table and helped us each select a pasta. It was a special touch not experienced at many restaurants. The waitress recommended a red wine that...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ebtalaga
Reviewed December 20, 2018

We live an hour north of Grand Rapids and were meeting friends who live an hour south of Grand Rapids. Saw a review of Amore Trattoria that they just opened for lunch. Loved the gluten-free options. Called and made a reservation for 1:00, making sure...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sandy D
Reviewed December 6, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went here for my birthday. We were seated right away. But my advice for December make a reservation it was busy. The hostess got us our water and bread. Then we sat there and waited for our server. She took our...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank tthompson88
Reviewed December 4, 2018 via mobile

The food and service was outstanding as always. I had the homemade pumpkin ravioli and my husband the lasagna. The lasagna is large and wonderful.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank GeorgiaH
Reviewed November 26, 2018

What do you say about a place that always delivers. Ok, it always delivers. The food is great, the service is excellent, Jenna is a hoot, the ambiance is fine, all things considered/ If you hesitated to visit this place because the outside in not...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Russ H
Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

50 plus guests from all over the USA. 2nd generation Italian American Family. The food, drinks and service were all fantastic. I could go on for forever. Grazie Mille Jenna!!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Surfman113
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Chef Jenna Arcidiacono has created a truly exceptional dining experience. The atmosphere, the food, the service, and the location all blend together to make this a memorable visit. She personally greets her guests with warmth and vitality. The food and the wine are presented by...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Marilyn W
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Arthur K
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Response from flipper4 | Reviewed this property |
Hmm. Like the others, I have had very good things at Amore. That seems very strange that neither of you could say anything good. Hillbillies? No.
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