Amante Restaurant

4.0
65 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Cosy
Welcome to Amante Italian Restaurant in the heart of Los Angeles. You'll love every bit of our Italian cuisine and world famous gourmet pizza at this sophisticated, neighborhood restaurant. From the moment you walk through the door until your last bite of our specialty desserts, we make our guests feel at home with the friendly, relaxing atmosphere and strong attention to service.

At Cuore Dell Amante Italian Restaurant, all of our dishes are freshly made in house using our own family recipes. Satisfy your hunger at lunch or dinner with our current favorites like handmade pizzas and calzones made from scratch, with dough made in house, pizza sauce with local herbs and the finest California tomato products. Or you can choose from our large selection of pasta dishes including house-made lasagna, cannelloni and manicotti. Over twenty appetizers including house cut French fries with Feta and Truffle salt, delicious spreads, chicken strips and jalapeno poppers.
What 65 People Are Saying
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Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 10 August 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 2

It was a nice restaurant but very dead. No body was barely there. We ate at 745 pm on a friday. I wish there were more people.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

Super disappointed with the service here. Most of the meal spent dining Surrounded by dirty dishes. Not sure why the server was in such a bad mood. There must’ve been someone called in sick or something but there is just no effort to make us feel welcome no effort to make the experience special. In light of the poor service the meal felt like a rip off. The food was OK. But when it served With a bad attitude for even asking a question simply about preparation it makes you feel like a fool for wasting the money and such a mediocre experience.

OT
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent... service was great, food was delicious, location was perfect.

J
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were greeted warmly once we entered. The waiter was incredibly attentive and knowledgeable in the wines and the cuisine. I am floored by the experience. I've already recommended Amante to a few people!

E
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was kind of quiet for a Tuesday, but we were there early. The Calamari was excellent. The Cioppino was very good though the mussels were a little iffy. My son had the margerita pizza and loved it (I tried it too).

MB
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food was all very good. Nothing to write home about but great for a casual evening out. The dessert, however, was divine!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Really great food and the server William was such a sweet guy!

D
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Service was slow and food was ordinary and lukewarm

LW
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was delicious and the service was super friendly.

M
1 review
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely excellent in every way! Superb menu options and quality of food.

LA
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Good food and service and convenient to downtown nightlife

PA
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The restaurant was quiet I think because we got there early. The service was great, as was the food. It was hard to decide what to eat because the menu had so many yummy choices. Finally decided on the beet salad and cheesy bread. Both great and too much to eat and were enough for dinner the next night. Everything was GREAT. Don't make it downtown too often, but when I'm next downtown, I will definitely return to Amante Restaurant

T
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an opportunity to taste the NEW pastes that are homemade, they were DELICIOUS!!! Amante's menu is already very good, this just puts them over the top.

D
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing. Husband and I went here after a show at the Regent on sat. This is a gem. Best pasta I have ever had! The server was a little slow but the food def made up for it.

T
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restuarant never disappoints with the food and service, EXCELLENT!!!

Things are going to get even better as they getting ready to introduce new items...CAN NOT WAIT

J
Greensboro
13 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was very good. Food was good as well.

VP
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Nice meal and great bottle of wine in a cozy booth within steps of the Orpheum Theatre! Waiter/host was friendly but not very knowledgeable about menus and didn't return credit card - had to return the next day to retrieve it.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 2

Ruined my valentines dinner. Server was super ignorant and took 15 mins to even greet our table. Food was good but I’ll never go back

DP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Had the Valentine’s Day 3 course meal. Each course served an hour of each other. Dessert took an additional 20 minutes to come out. Service was delayed and it wasn’t super busy even for Valentine’s Day... servers not attentive. Not worth it due to service being poor.

M
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

Waiter was a little off, and the Valentine's Day menu was fine but the waiter did not know enough about the food! (ie did not know how to pronounce bucatini. In any case, the food was 3/5 and everything else was 2/5 for me

C
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We came for dinner before concert at the Orpheum on a Thursday night. We had 7 p.m. dinner reservations on the restaurant was empty. We received a very attentive service and the food was amazing. $15 corkage fee, so of course we brought our own bottle. The dessert bar is unbelievable. We will definitely return.

T
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant got a new chef and what a difference. The food returns to being excellent. The service under the direction of Higinio remains exceptional!!!

RG
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 1

Terrible service. No one at the front desk. No one at the bar. We had to track down a worker to order a drink and another one to let them know we had reservations. They messed up my order and my son’s order TWICE. Very dissatisfied.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and amazing food! Best chicken piccata and their meatballs are made out of beef. Can’t wait to come back next time we visit. Thank you so much Amante for such an amazing experience!

ZL
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The restaurant staff checked on how we were doing too often!
It's nice, but we were being asked how everything is like every 15min.
Too much service. Less is more.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

There was bleach table cleaner on one of the food counters. They didn’t have 2 out of the 10 items on pre fix Dine LA menu. The waiter didn’t know what some of those items were. It was worth maybe half of what we paid. Very disappointed.

NM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Rude wait staff and dinner took 2 plus hours for three courses.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dimitri was a great waiter, the food was great, the ambiance was great. All around awesome experience and looking forward to coming back.

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Food was greta but they only had one server! I can’t believe it

CD
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were pleasantly surprised with how wonderful everything was the Amante Restaurant. We stumbled upon it while we were in town, because there were not many places open late in the evening on New Year's Day. The moment you walk in the door the wonderful aroma hits you. The ambiance was perfect with the right music and soft lighting ideal for conversation. All four of the dishes ordered, Homemade Lasagna, Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, Chicken Parmesan Spaghetti and Cheese Tortellini and were all delicious with the perfect serving size. Our waiter was great and suggested a nice bottle of wine for our meal, which happened to be half price on Tuesdays and the meal ended with the most delicious desserts of Red Velvet Cake and Chocolate Cheesecake.

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was delicious and we had a wonderful experience.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on 26 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was one of the most delicious and best meals of my entire life.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 December 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

The restaurant was close.

OT
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food,service.

RM
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place. 2nd time visiting. Iginio is an amazing host /? Server

TM
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

It was quiet when I went. There wasn't many people there but the food was very good!

OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

They had great food, service, and ambiance.

JD
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were on our way to downtown LA to see a concert. The restaurant we were going too was closed that day. So, we looked online for an eatery close to our theater and saw the reviews on this restaurant being very positive. The reviews were right! It was some of the best Italian food we have every eaten and the service was superb. We will make this a regular stop when we are in the mood for Italian food. Go get you some!!!

KM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Nice place but no guest. This is more of a take out dining.

L
Miami
54 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 2

The food was excellent and the service was incredible. It was really late when we arrived so there was no ambience but really enjoyed the experience.

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