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“Great food , friendly staff , nice surprise!”
Review of Caffe dell'Amore,

Caffe dell'Amore,
Ranked #38 of 989 Restaurants in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Banyon Blvd. Across from Lowdermilk Park
Transit: We are located across the street from the public beach access at Lowdermilk Park.
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food , friendly staff , nice surprise!”
Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

If you go to Naples and want to eat well , you can not miss caffe dell'amore , it is a little out of the tourist center , but you can't miss it !
Fresh and divine food , ingredients from Italy !
Not a lot of foreigneirs , but amazing in everything , and ( I am vegetarian ) , they had a truffle and mushroom dish that you can't miss it !!!
Very well recommended.

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DominicCDA, Owner at Caffe dell'Amore,, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
So glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Being vegetarian, you made a wise choice with the White Truffle Sacchettini. It is a very popular dish and now you know why...LOL Thank you for your kind words...it means the world to us. We hope it won't be too long before we see you again!
Dominic, Brian & the CDA Family
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Miami, Florida
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365 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
“Upscale Neapolitan”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Charming decor, refined clientele, attentive waitstaff, delicious food. The basil emulsion on the insalata Caprese was an inspired creation. Spinach delizie tasted like a ball of spinach. Amalfi style snapper was excellent. Poached pear alla Caffe dell’Amore was, like the opening course, an inspired creation. Nero d'Avola by the glass was reasonably priced.

  • Visited July 2014
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DominicCDA, Owner at Caffe dell'Amore,, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
Thank you so much...The first line of your review tickles our souls! That is exactly what we strive for every night, for every guest. I'm so happy you shared your experience with the Tripadvisor community...it is very much appreciated...See you soon...Ciao
Dominic, Brian and the CDA Family
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Wagoner, Oklahoma
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“Best Italian Meal I Have Ever Had”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Thank Goodness for Trip Advisor! They never steer us wrong on places to eat. Sometimes (like this one) we hit a gold mine! It is off season so it wasnt very busy, but OMG!! I will never ever be able to eat 'regular' italian food ever again. This by far was the best Italian food I have ever eaten. The staff was fantastic and the ambiance was amazing. You have got to know where you are going as from the outside it seems like nothing in a strip mall. Eat here...you wont be disappointed! FYI the last reservations they will take is 8pm.

  • Visited July 2014
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DominicCDA, Owner at Caffe dell'Amore,, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
WOW...now that's exactly the kind of response we are looking for from our guests...Thank you! As I stated in a previous response to a less positive review...we understand we won't appeal to everyone...obviously...your opinion of us is very different from that review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your CDA experience and we look forward to seeing you soon...Thanks again...Ciao!
Dominic, Brian and the CDA Family
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Naples, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
330 reviews
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“Good but not great, certainly not worth the prices!”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

Being full year residents, we have dined at most places in the Naples area. This is one of the restaurants that we have been looking forward to trying and we finally did. It is small, probably seats around 50 persons, so the atmosphere is more personal. The service certainly is as all the folks in the front-of-the-house are very focused on providing the best service possible. We wanted to eat here because of the fresh pastas and the personal approach to dining.

To start with we ordered a bottle of Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, which seemed a bit pricy at $47.00 but more reasonably priced than others on the list. I would add that most of the prices on the wine list are about 300% of retail, which is not reasonable in my view. My wife ordered the mussels and clams in a red sauce and I chose the house salad. Both were flavorful, though my wife would have preferred more garlic in the red sauce. We then had the fresh pasta (sacchettini) with truffled mushrooms and the grouper alla puttanesca, served with fresh spaghetti. Both dishes were served steaming hot and in general were good. The portions are not very large, which is alright with us, however the pricing is bit out of line in our view ($26.00 and $29.00 respectively). The grouper was a bit too firm and may have been undercooked and the puttanesca sauce was a little thin...difficult to get much sauce to stay on the spaghetti. My wife's truffled pasta dish was much better than mine. We finished our wine and opted to not have dessert.

We asked the waiter what the corkage fee was and it is $25.00...again a bit more than the norm that we have experienced here in Naples. The service staff is very attentive, almost to a point where it becomes repetitive. This is due to the fact that there is a team approach, by design, so they are always following up with the diners to make sure everything is alright. While this is much appreciated, it borders on being too frequent and overly done.

Over-all, I would rate the quality as good, but not great and certainly does not merit the prices! Our bill came to $142.00, included the $47.00 bottle of wine, a bottle of Pellegrino, 2 appetizers and 2 main dishes. Add a 20% tip (sans the sales tax) and we walked out of there with a $168.00 bill. We do not have any issues with spending that amount of money for a fine meal on any day, but we were disappointed with the quality for that cost!! I will summarize that this restaurant is probably around 25% over-priced and our experience really did not support that type of premium in the Naples area. As a result, we probably will not return to sample some other dishes, though they looked interesting.

  • Visited July 2014
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DominicCDA, Owner at Caffe dell'Amore,, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
I am always impressed when diners go to such lengths to express their opinions. First let me thank you for the review...it is appreciated, although I do not agree with some of what you had to say, we always listen to feedback from our guests and are grateful they took the time to share. We will take what you've said into consideration as we continue to strive for excellence. We understand we might not appeal to everyone, but that doesn't mean we are not thankful for you giving us the chance...and we would love to see you again.
Dominic, Brian and the CDA Family
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Florida
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
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“Will definately return.”
Reviewed July 16, 2014

We went here on my husbands birthday on a brief trip to Naples. Service and food were very good. Have reservations, this place is small. He had the meat lasagna which sounded weird but was delicious. We would return again.

  • Visited May 2014
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DominicCDA, Owner at Caffe dell'Amore,, responded to this review, August 17, 2014
I wanted to express my gratitude for your kind words. Thank you for choosing to spend an evening with us on your quick trip to Naples...with so many dining options...we are so pleased you chose us. Please come join us again on your next trip to the Naples area...Ciao for now!
Dominic, Brian & the CDA family
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