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“Lovely lunch at Amore”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Amore

Amore
Ranked #10 of 54 Restaurants in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Description: 17/05/13Customer NameAlma & Bruno Herzog thought it was about time to drop a line of recognition after all the wonderfull meals we had with you. The staff of Amore (and especially the chef/owner Marin) are truely devoted to their job. It is a rare thing that you will never ever get disapointed when you visit a certain restaurant regulary. Amore is one of those rare ones. Whatever we had was exellent and could be seved in the best places anywhere. One of the dishes I always fall in love again is the Linguini with the best seafood you could expect in a pasta dish. The squids are absolutly divine tender (rare to find anywhere else), the mussles and shrimps of the higest quality
Hemingford Grey, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Lovely lunch at Amore”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

Met some old school friends here for lunch. Very relaxed and good service. Friendly staff. The bruschetta starter was delicious, followed by pasta ragu - like a rich beefy stew - washed down with a very pleasant Sauvignon.

  • Visited June 2014
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Food didn't match price”
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

This was very disappointing an expensive menu but very disappointing food. My liver was rubbery and overdone, the creme brûlée was hardly visible in the ramekin and served with no finesse, just looked like custard in a ramekin on a side plate. Remember to order vegetables as the main course has non and the waitress won't tell you. It does indicate this on the menu as vegetables have a separate price, but not clear that these aren't just extra veg.

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Karen B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent food, excellent service”
Reviewed 25 May 2014 via mobile

Lovely restaurant with amazing views over the river. Food was top class, the staff are extremely accomadating. Huge portions, lovely atmosphere. Would highly recommend to all my friends.

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1 Thank Sam N
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Cambridge
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Wasted setting, bland food.”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

I had heard good things about Amore so it was with high hopes I went off with some colleagues from work for a meal. I was disappointed.

The restaurant sits majestically overlooking the very pretty bridge and river in St Ives. The cuisine however does not live up to this location; the menu is remarkable for its lack of diversity. When our food arrived it looked like it had been thrown together - all four of us felt the same despite ordering different dishes. It was flavourless, drowned in tasteless cheese with very little other thought gone into it.

The meal wasn't the cheapest I'd had, and the service was ok at best - mostly inefficient; our orders went back twice because the waitress clearly wasn't listening to us.

Maybe we caught them on a bad night but I wouldn't recommend it.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Zaarin2007
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great find”
Reviewed 14 May 2014

Whilst staying in St Ives for a long weekend with friends, we decided on an Italian meal for dinner after passing the restaurant during the afternoon, we were not disappointed. On arrival we were made very welcome and were not rushed in ordering the food, as some in the group couldn't decide what they wanted (women), all three courses were faultless and very tasty. The serving staff were smart, polite and very pleasant not hovering over us but always at hand. The restaurant was not busy so if it looks empty don't let this put you off. As mentioned in someone else's review the side plates were on the wrong side, not such a big issue. Would have no second thoughts about recommending the Amore.

  • Visited May 2014
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