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Ama Ristorante

1485 Ocean Ave, State Highway 36, Sea Bright, NJ 07760-2225
+1 732-530-9760
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible5%
Nov 30, 2016
“This is a great Italian restaurant.”
Nov 19, 2016
“not the best experience”
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Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
1485 Ocean Ave, State Highway 36, Sea Bright, NJ 07760-2225
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Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

I went with my daughter for a mommy and me date night. She is one so not the easiest diner but she was well behaved and the staff was so attentive the food was fabulous they even made her a special pasta dish. Everyone at...More

1  Thank newter135
Reviewed June 18, 2015

What a disappointment. I thought since it was a while since Chef/owner Pat left that we would try it again to see how it was. It was awful. We were a party of four, They had many similar items on the menu that Pat had,...More

4  Thank iris g
Reviewed June 16, 2015

Our first brunch experience at Ama was delicious and delightful! each and every option was better than the next. The raw bar with fresh shucked oysters was enough to satiate my husband for days, the pancakes and waffles perfect for the kids and the charcuterie...More

3  Thank SCL79
Reviewed June 11, 2015

Went back to AMA after a long layoff. We were missing ex chef's Pat's specials, so we ventured back. The bread was great as ever. BUT, the artichoke salad didn't taste fresh, nor was it very tasty. Chef Pat's signature dish of mussels came out...More

5  Thank Sockster
Reviewed June 7, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I love the shore so we frequently dine at the jersey shore every chance we can get. We've passed by Ama several times and have had interest in trying it, but seeing the mixed reviews on trip advisor, I always hesitated. Man...More

2  Thank Gina7119
Reviewed June 4, 2015

Last Sunday we ate at AMA with friends who were really fans of this upscale restaurant. On Sunday nights one is able to bring his own booze at no extra charge so right off we were ahead of the game!! At our friend's urging we...More

1  Thank Carl L
Reviewed June 3, 2015

We go once a week. The food is excellent while you take it oceanview or sunset. Bartenders are great especially Beau. True Brroklyn bread - best of any restaurant around. We used to go to Anjelicas all the time but this our new favorite restaurant.

Thank Kathleen S
Reviewed May 6, 2015

The price fix meals are a good value. The dinner was very tasty. the Salmon was cooked just right. the Spaghetti had a very good sauce and tasty.

Thank builderofall
Reviewed April 8, 2015

we have been there a few times, and the sevice is great and so is the food and setting. The chef is obviously well seasoned and the specials are usually the thing to get.

1  Thank hrhkenneth K
Reviewed March 14, 2015

Everytime I eat at AMA it gets better and better. From the service of the staff, to the drinks from the bar. Always a great experience, Keep it up, AMA!

Thank 811daisy
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $45
Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1485 Ocean Ave, State Highway 36, Sea Bright, NJ 07760-2225 (Formerly Ama Ristorante Tuscana)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Sea Bright
  • Phone Number: +1 732-530-9760
  • E-mail
With panoramic and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Shrewsbury River, Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood offers guests traditional and newly imagined Tuscan classics in a warm, inviting setting reminiscent of a Tuscan villa. The imaginative and innovative cuisine, prepared by Chef Pat Trama, offers the finest and freshest ingredients paired with a hand selected wine list that features wines from boutique vineyards in Tuscany and throughout Italy as well as special American selections. Ama Ristorante is open year round to the public. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday starting at 5 p.m, and Sundays at 4 p.m.