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“Dining with Grandchildren”
Review of Caffe Amante - CLOSED

Caffe Amante
Price range: US$ 31 - US$ 50
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romantic, Bar Scene, View, Groups
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Cross street: Stanwix
Reviewed 11 November 2014

For some unknown reason, this restaurant often seems to be overlooked by locals. Last weekend, I took two grandsons to a show at the Byham Theatre. Caffe Amante is just a short walk away. It does not have a child menu but the offering of spaghetti worked well and both plates were clean at the end of the meal. The check total was very reasonable for the area. The waitress seemed distracted by people at another table that it appeared she knew, so our service was a little slow particularly given the number of open tables. The food, as always, was good.

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Thank WhisperedInsights
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5 - 9 of 15 reviews

Reviewed 22 October 2014

Our waitress came up and told us the soup of the day but no specials of the day. Then she waits on a table right by us and tells them the specials. It took her about 10 minutes after this to come over and take our order. I ordered a caesar salad with shrimp. The shrimp was poorly seasoned and the lettuce was brown and wilted. I don't know how this place is still open. I used to dine here years ago and it was excellent then.

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Thank yams0831
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

This is a very good choice for affordable downtown Pittsburgh food before a show or concert. Hidden in Fifth Avenue Place with tables well spaced, it is rarely crowded or noisy.
Three of us had a very good dinner with time to spare prior to a 7:30 curtain and felt it was a very good value.

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Thank Johnsotr
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

We have eaten here many times in the past but I have never written a review until now.
We are planning to eat here tonight so I thought I would write a review based on our previous experiences.
Like so many others have said, this is a hidden gem and very reasonable considering that it is a downtown restaurant. The fact that it is not on street makes it less noticeable, but it is certainly worth seeking out. We too eat here before going to the symphony concerts and love the fact that there is free parking which lasts throughout the night. The parking is on the first level and the spaces are reserved, another plus.
The wait staff have always be efficient and competent. We love the menu selections and the quietness of the place. We have never seen it overly crowded or noisy, unlike so many other restaurants these days.
In short, I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is downtown. It is indeed a hidden gem!

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Reviewed 18 November 2013

Due to the absurd taxi situation in Pittsburgh, we were stuck in the downtown area on a Saturday night. We nabbed a reservation at the last minute at Caffe Amante. The food is old-school Italian family style, so don't expect anything innovative, but everything we had was done well, with generous portions at unbelievably reasonable prices. The wine list was small but had several food-friendly wines, again at very good prices. Our waiter was extremely attentive and friendly, and overall we left content. One question: what's up with the 8 p.m. closing on a Saturday evening?

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Thank ferdtelvin
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