Restaurant Review: That’s Amore

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Restaurant Review: That’s Amore

Dagen Lusis, Author

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“Group of eight, your table is ready”, said the polite hostess in an unrushed tone. After an hour of chaotic homecoming pictures, those were the words we were all waiting for.

 

The week before, I was put in charge of planning the dinner before our homecoming dance, so the pressure was on to find the best place to eat. I reminisced on a restaurant that I used to visit with my grandparents. The food was always sublime, and memories of the conversations that occurred between my grandparents and I had made it even more special. I unhesitantly called That’s Amore to set up a reservation, impatiently waiting for the day of homecoming.

 

After walking under the porte cochere and past the elegant water fountain, we were seated in a room with high ceilings and a silver chandelier. The ambiance of the restaurant incorporated authentic Italian dining into an abundance of aspects, including picture frames with pictures of the That’s Amore family, along with customers that have visited. All of these different characteristics created an authentic environment for a fun Saturday night.

 

For many reasons, the service at That’s Amore was outstanding. Our waiter was very polite and was impressively patient, especially with our large orders. He was very organized as well, which was difficult because there were three large groups surrounding us. Throughout the meal, he offered our group the perfect balance of privacy, and asking us about the food. Not only did he care about our meal and experience, but he also asked questions about our homecoming and our other plans for the night. At the end of the night, he made sure to wish us a happy and safe homecoming. The free, unlimited breadsticks were also pretty delicious.

 

The menu is Italian-based, offering a large assortment of pastas, salads, sandwiches, and Italian appetizers. Moneywise, the price of my meal was reasonable, especially since you receive a large portion. The most expensive price on the menu was the 18oz Prime Rib (24.99), and for guests with a smaller appetite, the cheapest item is the Mozzarella Marinara (8.79). Sandwiches on the menu are surprisingly inexpensive, as they average around $9.

 

After many years of visiting this restaurant, I instantly knew what I was going to order. The Sicilian Steak Sandwich (11.99) is a 5-ounce tenderloin hand-breaded with Sicilian breading, topped with mozzarella and broiled. It is then served on a focaccia bun and served with a side of fries. When the waiter brought the wonderful sandwich to our table, it was still sizzling, as though it just came out of the oven. The blend of different smells was captivating, as the mozzarella cheese began to bubble over the edge of the buttery bun. The fries were the perfect mix of crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. After polishing it off in under 10 minutes, I was pleasantly surprised with the sandwich and I would definitely order it again.

 

Everybody in my homecoming group was especially satisfied with their meal as well. My friend Ethan ordered the Sicilian Steak Sandwich as well, “I would make out with this thing if it was socially acceptable to,” he said that night. My date, Arielle, ordered the Ravioli (13.99), which she described as perfectly cooked and genuinely tasty. My friend John ordered the Fettuccine Alfredo which he thought was “Pretty great, but kind of bland-flavored. I didn’t hate it, but I’ve certainly had more impressive Alfredo.” Finally, Jenna ordered the French Fried Eggplant (8.99), which supplied her with a large portion, and was delightfully crispy and filling.

 

I was pleasantly surprised with the price of the final bill, which only topped off at $31, which includes also includes my date’s food. We also left a respectful tip, thanks to the wonderful service provided by the waiter and the hostess.

 

After a night filled with laughs, great food, and amazing service, it was clearly evident that That’s Amore is the perfect place to visit for any occasion, or no occasion at all. The classy atmosphere, along with the true authentic Italian food provide a truly gratifying experience. For these reasons, I give That’s Amore Five Stars.
For additional information and reservations, call (414) 425-7150, or visit their website at http://thatsamorewi.com/online-reservations. Reservations can be completed online or over the phone. That’s Amore can be located at 5080 S 108th St, Greenfield, WI 53228

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