Cafe Amore - St. Catharines

4.5
584 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Italian
Cafe Amore has been serving great Mediterranean-inspired food since 1995. There's something for everyone at this popular local establishment. Pasta dishes, wood-fired pizza made with imported ingredients, paella, seafood, steaks, chicken dishes all served with a Mediterranean flare can be found here. Many items are house-made including all the sauces and dressings. There is a variety of large salads, gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options to be enjoyed. A showcase filled with desserts is always a tempting end to any meal. Fully licensed with a complete bar menu and large wine list including local and imported selections. The decor is warm and inviting with fireplaces, stone walls, booth seating.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors

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What 584 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
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Jude
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Veal Scallopini and Veal Parmesan were very tender and delicious. We upgraded to Caesar salads and they were just okay. The side bread was suppose to be garlic toast but was room temperature and not very appealing. Our shared dessert of salted caramel cheesecake was very good.

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MarieB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Consistently great food, friendly service and good prices in a nice atmosphere!

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ToddF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappointed. Pizza is ahhhmazing! Service is great.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I are moving from Waterloo to St. Catharines in the next few months. Our favourite Italian restaurants in KW are Casa Rugatino and La Cucina. We were afraid that we wouldn’t be able to find another Italian restaurant that could compare to our faves in KW. After some researching Italian restaurants in St. Catharines, we decided to give Cafe Amore a try. We found our new fave! Everything was fantastic, from the wonderful service to the real Italian ‘feel’ of the restaurant, to the delicious meals! I’m so happy we found our new Italian restaurant! ❤️

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GailD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The Caesar salad was not as good..not the best dressing.

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NatalieB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and yummy dessert! I love Cafe Amore!

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billm
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

The caesar side salads have improved a lot and are now more like how they used to be. It would be great if you could get your garlic bread back up to where it used to be as well. Some healthier options on the menu would be great, without losing the nice flavours in your entrees that you are known for.

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KarenB
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service!

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MeredithP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

We waited 20 minutes after sitting before we had service.
Our waitress was crass and not professional.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great place to eat

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RitaL
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our food. It really was the best. Service was good and we had a great seat. Will be back.
Thank you.

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AnneN
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch at Cafe Amore. Our Server Kim was wonderful! We'll be back! Many thanks.

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JamesW
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great place to eat and enjoy, the staff is friendly and accommodating. Might be a bit cool till the air is turned off but I am sure the circulation has something to do with recycling the air because of covid.

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Leanne
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favourite restaurant in St. Catharines! The food is amazing and the service is excellent!

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Bronco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I would definitely recommend Cafe Amore. I have already made plans for our next dinner at Cafe Amore.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Amore never disappoints!

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HeatherH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband asked for Italian food for his birthday dinner. We reviewed a number of Italian restaurants and chose Cafe Amore because the price was right and the reviews were really good. The food was amazing! Incredibly delicious and beautifully presented. Our server was excellent and was quick to offer a modification from the menu to accommodate a personal preference. We will definitely return for another meal.

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JennaH
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food as always. I cannot get enough of the food at cafe amore. Real homemade food is hard to come by these days.

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vipPattiS
Toronto
20 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent dining again. Thank you for being consistently good.

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AlecT
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good food, great service. Love the new renovations

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Newfriends
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening out. Waitress was fabulous. Felt safe as it was our first indoor venue in 2 years. We did comment on how "loud" the restaurant was...probably because of high ceiling. Overall it was a great experience.

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GaryP
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

expensive but good. Tables are set up for a very cozy dining experience. Staff is very friendly.

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AliciaD
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Heard the pizza was great so ordered the Mediterranean- found it dry and lacking the flavours expected from the menu description- would definitely recommend the “build your own pizza” option on the menu. In the past always orders an entree which is the better value and have many delicious choices. Will stick to entrees in the future. Still one of my favourite places!

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SaraM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, and very friendly service! They have updated the decor, it's very warm and modern.

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RobW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was Katie, she was very knowledgeable about the menu.
The food was delicious!! We will definitely be coming back.

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PatriciaG
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome….. food, ambience, table comfort, Covid protocol……everything was excellent. Can’t wait to return!

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PaulJ
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Food was good as always. Table service was great. Caesar Salad was amazing.

Screaming children. Hostess was not aware that covid test Johnson and Johnson means person is fully vaccinated. If your job is to check vaccinations you should know what you are doing.

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MillyB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed lunch at Cafe Amore with my friend for her birthday. Visited Cafe Amore with my family earlier in the summer for supper and we were impressed. Can’t wait for my next dinner out, planned and reserved already for early October.

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JaciH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious.
Excellent set up for dining in under COVID protocols.

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ElizabethF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal, waiter was lovely although he said he was only 2 weeks on the job. We'll be back!

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GinaG
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was fast. Placed our order including wine. Used the restroom, and the wine was in the table when I got back. Ordered the shrimp appetizer as my entree and a pizza. Thin crispy pizza. Shrimp appy comes with a thick slices of garlic toast. Birthday occasion came with a surprise two bite brownie dessert.

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MichelleS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food and service was great. Uncomfortably cool temperature in the restaurant.

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XSNRG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great value. Certainly would go back to try some of the other food items on the menu. The Key Lime pie was very good.

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MAFCAY
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was super friendly and place is cozy

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

The pasta was uncooked, not enough sauce. Shrimp was over cooked. Only good thing was the services.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

The waitress recommended the chicken marsala, and it was amazing!!

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DebbieG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What an amazing restaurant with great food and service. Highly recommend this restaurant

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JenniferL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Gluten free pasta was fantastic.
Love that I can enjoy my entire meal including dessert being GF. We will be back!!

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LarryM
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An enjoyable experience. Keep up the good work!

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CassandraN
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always consistent with amazing food and great service!

FAQs

Cafe Amore - St. Catharines offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 988-6404.

Cafe Amore - St. Catharines is rated 4.5 stars by 584 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.