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Amato's Cafe

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6405 Center St, Omaha, NE 68106-2821
06:30 - 13:30
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Sun 07:00 - 13:00
Tue - Fri 06:30 - 13:30
Sat 06:30 - 13:00
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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176 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a Sunday breakfast with friends. The menu has a unique slant on breakfast. For example the pork loin "steak" is tender juicy and topped with peppers onion a little red sauce and melted cheese. So much better than the usual ham or Canadian beacon. Pancakes come with lots of berries and ricotta cheese. It may sound odd but it... More 

Thank Joseph G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Good breakfast selection, combined with Italian sausage and ricotta pancakes. Close to Aksarben park.

Thank Steve T
Chicago, Illinois
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The most amazing Ricotta pancakes and anything with their homemade Italian sausage is a must try. Featured on diners and dives and fits the bill from an atmosphere perspective. Quick service quality diner breakfast. Filled with locals that enjoy lingering and catching up

Thank katherinrinc
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78 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

The place is old fashioned and I don't mind that. What I do mind is a very limited stupid breakfast menu. You can get an omelette with 3 things on on it and forget veggies on it because they never heard of them. To be fare my omelette as cooked ok but came with little potatoes and not hashbrowns. It's... More 

Thank Michael T
Spring, Texas
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Amato's is an Omaha staple that has endured the development of the Ak-Sar-Ben area. Whether for breakfast or lunch, you won’t walk away hungry. Service is quick and food is prompt. Prices are reasonable. The café is not a show piece; but the food makes up for it. Amato’s is open to serve great Italian food! This trip was for... More 

Thank springmissy
Olathe, Kansas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

I've been here twice, both times I've had the ricotta pancakes, once with blueberries. They are worth the return any time I am in Omaha. My kiddos have had the biscuits and gravy, the french toast, and the pancakes, and always enjoy it all. The service has always been just fine, and the atmosphere is cool and casual.

Thank KCNoleHawk
Tucson, Arizona
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126 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

I drove to Omaha from Tucson, Az & friends drove from Pittsburgh, Pa to attend the 2016 NCAA CWS in Omaha. I was informed by another friend of Amota's as she had watched a TV program on the cafe & thought it would be a good place to have breakfast. My friends & I, 4 of us, arrived at 9:30am... More 

Thank SMLeek69
Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

We ate here in January. The service was virtually non-existent, the food was over-priced and the Walmart brand coffee (seriously) was bad. We were probably fortunate our server never returned to give us a refill. My breakfast was pretty basic...eggs, pancakes and bacon. I paid over $11 (with nominal tip). I can get the same thing, only better, at Village... More 

Thank Chuck C
Dyersville, Iowa
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112 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

We all tried the ricotta pancakes for breakfast....they were delicious! This place isn't much to look at but the food is very good. We had good service too. We would definitely eat here again.

Thank lynne G
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

There are a few places in the US where breakfast is legendary. Cascone's Grill in KC and Amato's-Omaha come to mind. Do not miss the opportunity to have eggs, Italian steak, potato, and Italian toast with red tomato sauce on the side. Ricotta pancakes also are a sure bet. Good service, good location, and a great breakfast spot.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 13:00
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:30
06:30 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6405 Center St, Omaha, NE 68106-2821
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: 4025585010
Has been featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?