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“Why did we wait so long to get here”
Review of Amore

Amore
Ranked #2 of 4 Restaurants in Sherman
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
301 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Why did we wait so long to get here”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I'm only sorry we did not discover them sooner! We hear they've been here a year already! Start to finish this was a suburb meal. We seek out restaurants who use local and fresh ingredients, and Chef not only does that, but then adds his love to them. Our greeting was genuine and friendly, service was attentive, and it was a Saturday evening when you might expect a bit harried. Not so. We ordered upon recommendation and started with the incredibly fresh mozzarlla with imported smoked speck, served atop a bed of fresh arugula, dotted with halved cherry tomato, drizzled with syrupy balsamic ... WoW. Also suggested, we chose the local veal chop prepared with mushroom and Marsala (advised it was deliverd the day before) prepared to perfect medium rare, tender and sweet, with fresh spinach quickly sautéed in garlic and olive oil. Our second primi was the parpadelli pasta with polpette. The pasta is most certainly freshly made, and the wonderful veal meatballs took us back to a meal we had in Italy... freshly made red sauce pulled this dish together to delight us. The entire meal did. Our bottle of wine was a table red. We lingered over dessert, espresso, and limoncello. No rush, no stress.
No need to drive to Arthur Avenue, Brooklyn, or New Haven! We have a gem of a chef right in our own neighborhood. What will we have next time?

  • Visited July 2013
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Uppsala
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Fine Italian country cooking in a beautiful CT setting”
Reviewed April 27, 2013

A happy find on a Springtime drive, this is as authentic an Italian country locanda as you can in the US, set at a crossroads in bucolic Connecticut lake country. The cooking is simply extraordinary from pizza (the chef is from Naples) to pasta (homemade goat cheese gnocci with cockles was heavenly) to entrees (succulent Scottish salmon with perfectly sauteed tender spinach). Prices are representative for the region and the quality of the cooking. A moderately priced and well-chosen wine list and great deserts and happy, helpful family service made our dinner a delight. We'll be back.

  • Visited April 2013
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2 Thank Mikill
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CT
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“We were surprised and delighted by the delicious food and homemade pasta.”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

We decided to try this restaurant based on the new ownership. Delicious food, homemade pasta, attentive owner back from several years in Italy and dessert fresh from the oven. Great alternative in beautiful Sherman!

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2 Thank tanaCt
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Sherman, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
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“Great expectations.”
Reviewed October 2, 2012

Good food, small portions, expensive. Ordered the shrimp risotto dinner special. A bit more than a cup of risotto, with three jumbo shrimp arranged around the risotto with tails on. My wife ordered the Sea Bass, ( skin on ) which came with a small portion of saffron risotto and a smaller portion of vegetables. We ordered a small beet salad and grilled calamari. My son also had the Shrimp Risotto. I had a Manhattan. Meals with tax and tip $ 135.00. Again food was good, waitstaff friendly and helpful but we left hungry. That being said, Amore has only been open for a few weeks. Given time, I would bet things will change for the better.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank PHILRidgefield_CT
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