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Italian, Sicilian, Southern-Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Italian, Sicilian, Southern-Italian
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed November 22, 2023

Last night we experienced the nicest dinner I have had in a couple years, note that I travel for business and eat out 100-120 times a year. We were celebrating a birthday with family and were treated like royalty from the moment we sat down...until we left with great comments for the gentleman that sat us. Dallas was our server, she explained the meals/specials very well and they all sounded great, it was hard to choose. The owner (Jenna) stopped over a couple times to make sure we were all enjoying the experience! Thank you for making it a complete evening!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed September 19, 2023

The food was incredible and the service was perfect. Wonderful restaurant not to be missed. We will definitely return when next in the area. This is a restaurant well worth going out of your way to enjoy.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed July 15, 2023

5 of us went to celebrate our friends birthday and it was a perfect night. Our waitress Alice was friendly, helpful and always had a smile on her face! We all enjoyed our meals…delicious!

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed June 17, 2023

We celebrated our 50th anniversary at Amore Trattoria Italiana with our children and grandchildren. Every thing was superb! From making the reservations, to arrival, to decorations, to the service, to the meal, all the way to dessert it could not have been more wonderful. We...were treated as if we were royalty. For a special celebration I would highly recommend Amore. Thank you, Jenna and staff, for this remarkable diamond of a restaurant.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 7, 2023

Chef’s kiss, chef’s kiss, chef’s kiss!!… From the moment we walked in to Amore Trattoria to the moment we walked out everything was exceptional! Our group is 'eating our way through the alphabet" and this visit was an A+. We had four different dishes: the...wild boar pasta, trout, risotto with steak, and lasagna and all our meals were to perfection and so delicious.... we followed up with dessert of cannoli & gelato... all was so good! We will be back!More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed June 2, 2023

I was very surprised and happy with how conscientious staff were with gluten free foods. Not only do they have a specific menu that outlines their gluten free options (they also have vegan options), but the waitress went out of her way to ensure everything...complimentary (bread, dessert, etc.) was specifically gluten free (and I didn't even need to ask). On top of that, the food was amazing. I haven't had proper Italian food in years! And knowing that they genuinely cared about not making me sick was just a step above. Will absolutely recommend this not only to Italian food lovers, but for people who struggle with going out and worrying about GF food.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Reviewed March 29, 2023 via mobile

Hands down our favorite restaurant in the Grand Rapids area. Food is always amazing and so is the service. It definitely compares to the restaurants we have been to in Italy.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed February 21, 2023 via mobile

Came here for my birthday dinner and had a fabulous meal. I selected a mushroom risotto topped with a tasty and tender beef fillet. It was wonderful. I paired it with a good Tuscan red wine. My wife enjoyed a meal of lamb, which included...some vegetable presentations she had not had before . All very good! We reserved a table midweek at 5. It's a good idea since the restaurant is always busy. Chef Jenna and the crew are top to bottom very good. This is one of my favorite places to eat in GR .More

Date of visit: February 2023
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Reviewed September 20, 2022 via mobile

My husband and I have eaten here regularly, as we live in the area We love Jenna, the owner who specialized in outlandish dressing, jewelry, boots, etc And we love that she often stops by the tables to say hello The salads are great, as...are the cannolis And the service is good But the menu is beyond boring! Same old, same old, year in and year out How about adding some new dishes for us? We would definitely come more oftenMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed August 16, 2022 via mobile

We always wanted to try this place. We had the Ossobuco and Chicken Florentine entrees.  All tasted phenomenal and were very good size portions. We also loved the espresso with the traditional biscotti touch, paired with tiramisu, out of this world! The service was attentive and...friendly. The décor is charming with Italian elements and the music was a lovely touch without being too intrusive.  Chef Jenna introduced herself and was an absolute delight.  She personally greets everyone and asks how they are doing. Good old hospitality, that wins us over every time. Definitely will dine here again.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022

We were really looking forward to a great lasagna dinner since Amore is touted as one of the best Italian restaurants in the area. First we were brought what looked like leftover bread from the night before. Our salad was good and the waitress was...very nice to let us know that the half salad is quite large, so we shared that and it was plenty. The music that was playing was not what you would expect in an Italian restaurant. It pretty much grated on your nerves. The room was dimly lit and some soft Italian music would have been a nice touch. When the lasagna arrived, it looked like a pile of sheets of pasta with a little sauce on it. We couldn't find the cheese and the meat sauce tasted like the meat in the chili that you get out of a can! I can make a better lasagna and so can Olive Garden. The complimentary chocolate liquor and spoons of tiramisu after dinner were a nice ending but not enough to make us want to go back.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed December 28, 2021

My sister-in-law and I had dinner here and we were so disappointed. The wait staff and the amount of time for food to arrive was very fast. However both of us ordered Lasagna. For $20.00 per person we got a chunk of Lasagna. Period. No...salad, rolls or garlic bread. Outrageous! Lasagna was fair at best. For under $20.00 I can make lasagna at home, enough to serve 4 people. Will never go back.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed August 4, 2021

My husband and I arrived at 5 PM tonight. We were the first table seated for the day. Ordered about 15-20 minutes after being seated. We had 1 hour and 30 minutes to spend here assuming that would be enough time. (Babysitter had to leave...at a certain time, hence limited time) It took an hour and 15 minutes after being seated to get our soup out. And then another 30 for our entrees which we had to take to go. Every table was served before us even though when we ordered there was only 2 other tables even seated. It seemed as though the server forgot to put in our order. We understand that there is understaffing and new employees. The issue was not that this happened. We were given with no apology or explanation. Our server just said the kitchen is busy. When we did get our food to go, my vegan bolognese was very disappointing. It would have been great without the beyond sausage but very large hardly cut chunks of sausage was not what I expected. My husbands gnocchi looked like it was missing half the order. Very disappointing experience that could have been rectified with basic customer service.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed May 23, 2021

I've given a lot of patience and understanding in support of restaurants during the pandemic... but, things are getting back to 'normal' so there really should not be any excuse for such an outdated menu (a year old) and a terrible online ordering system. If...you are in the service industry, getting and keeping customers is your priority, and it starts with a quality website, in my opinion. Their site is incredibly slow to load any of their menu items, and when you do call to order or confirm an order, it's just as bad! But, we were considering this restaurant to be the place for our family get together dinner, so this was a 'trial run' of sorts. Ordered the brie appetizer, but then found out we would not be getting this as it was described on the menu. They offered us just cheese chunks with crackers, so we passed. The caesar salads were nothing special. Small and like every other salad that I've had. We decided to try a few entrees so that we would get a wide range of what they could possibly offer as a customized menu for us... also not always what was shown online. We asked for their signature dish, Prosecco Chicken, and this was awful. I think it was just a chicken breast with chicken broth and a few veggies tossed in it. Also tried the lasagna and gnocchi, both were just bland as they could be. We ended up getting the wrong sauce added to the gnocchi, so we couldn't try the pesto cream like we wanted to. Overall, it was a very expensive test drive of this place. No bread service with the entrees, either. Needless to say, they failed. We are taking our business for the large party dinner to somewhere else. How this place is rated so highly, I have no idea. We had really high hopes for the Chef Jenna story that we kept hearing about. My advice would be to hire a new kitchen staff, hostess/order taker and website developer.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed May 22, 2021

We have eaten at Amore numerous times over the years, and pretty much for every birthday and anniversary. We also did take-out several times during the pandemic. Up until our last visit I have always rated them highly. Every in-person visit (pre-COVID) we ordered the...Chef's Tasting Menu. It was a little pricey, but amazing because you get a small sample of 5 items. They have just increased the price to almost double. It is now $60. We asked in disbelief how they were charging that much now and were told the portions are bigger and it's a "special" menu, not just select options from the main menu, which is what it's been in the past. They said it can easily feed two people. So great, that's a somewhat reasonable price for two full meals, but the catch. . . you aren't allowed to share it. The hostess told us if we share the meal we will be charged for two of them. So what good does a two person meal do me if two people can't eat it?! You also couldn't find out about the price change without going there or being able to look on Facebook. As usual their website is very outdated and the main page has the Winter Menu 2020 on it. I'm very sad to say that after 5 years we will be finding a new special occasion restaurant.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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That would be Jenna and Maurizio Archidiacono. As far as I know, they are not hillbillies at all. In my experience they have been exceptionally attentive hosts and chefs and have excellent palates for both food and wine... More
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  • Food: 4.5
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