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1485 Ocean Ave, State Highway 36, Sea Bright, NJ 07760-2225 (Formerly Ama Ristorante Tuscana)
+1 732-530-9760
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Ama is a delight! The bread is wonderful Italian bread...served warm. The menu isn't extensive, but something for everyone and the staff is very friendly and willing to help with your mean decision. The mussels are a must and pasta dishes very good.

Thank Sally O
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91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My second time here. I feel like the first time was better. Calamari was chewy. Habit was not great & beans weren't cooked . Star of the meal was the polenta. Also wait Staff might want to invest in new shirts as our waitress was popping out of her shirt, Tacky! Also a nice plus. People were all friendly.

3 Thank Srgill72
Red Bank, New Jersey
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124 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Went here for restaurant week. Food not terrific, noisy, pricey wine list. My Caesar salad was awful - tasteless dressing, poor presentation and fishy anchovies. My char and my wife's salmon cooked perfectly. Char was served on a veggie bed with under cooked potatoes in a gray sauce with no taste. Simple sorbet for dessert -ok. Our friends had a... More 

2 Thank David_Laurie6
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Three of us walked into the restaurant and were given the choice of being seated inside or outside on the deck. We chose outside. Being a smoker I asked if it was OK to smoke outside on this deck. The waitress' response was "READ THE SIGN" as she pointed to a "No Smoking" sign which I had not yet seen.... More 

1 Thank Fratelco
Belmar, New Jersey
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Dined with another couple. Two of us had the Atlantic Char, it was excellent. The other 2 enjoyed their meals as well. Mike was our server, professional, friendly and knowledgable.

Thank Billy R
Middletown, New Jersey
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93 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

As a family group we came here to celebrate a birthday. “Ama Ristorante” is an excellent fine dining choice to just have a meal out or celebrate a special occasion. Their chef Chuck Lesbirel has created a place to find fine excellent meals along The Jersey Shore. The meals here compare quite well too many other fine dining places in... More 

Thank jdemos
Middletown, NJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

I feel you can tell a restaurant by their fish. Every time we have eaten at Ama I have gotten fish and never been disappointed. Last time was the Artic char, prepared just perfectly. My husband got pasta and said it was very good. We saw the special pork chop at another table and it was huge. It's a nice... More 

1 Thank SueandStu2
Somerset, New Jersey
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116 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Menu had varied selections but Rooster Sunday special for $35 was a great price for an appetizer, entree and dessert. Portion sizes were average (no take home). Our group had a mixed review some liked and others thought is was so-so. Although the desserts sounded nice the cheesecake and tiramisu were not good but the ice cream was. Waiter was... More 

1 Thank Art1024
New York City, New York
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163 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

So we show up. I understand get sat in some corner no reservations Waite can't even come over and pour water without spilling it all over my table and phone. Which I come to find it know broke to top matter off. Start with Cesar salad. Which is he worst we ever had. And some make believe caprese salad which... More 

3 Thank kazu79
Rumson, New Jersey
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46 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Our first time to AMA will not be our last. We shared lightly sautéed calimari that was perfectly prepared as our appetizer. Our entrees were the Halibut, cooked to,perfection, and the Branzino fillet, which was served with favors that complemented the fish. Our servers were attentive to our needs but not hovering, which was nice. We were delighted to be... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 45
Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1485 Ocean Ave, State Highway 36, Sea Bright, NJ 07760-2225 (Formerly Ama Ristorante Tuscana)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Sea Bright
  • Phone Number: +1 732-530-9760
With panoramic and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Shrewsbury River, Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood offers guests traditional and newly imagined Tuscan classics in a warm, inviting setting reminiscent of a Tuscan villa. The imaginative and innovative cuisine, prepared by Chef Pat Trama, offers the finest and freshest ingredients paired with a hand selected wine list that features wines from boutique vineyards in Tuscany and throughout Italy as well as special American selections. Ama Ristorante is open year round to the public. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday starting at 5 p.m, and Sundays at 4 p.m.

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