We lived two blocks away from the East Avenue Wegmans and Amore when both opened about five years ago. We were excited about trying Amore, but it was booked solid the first few months and then we started to get reports that the food was terrible and our interest wained.
Now we come to early 2017 and I’m told that Chef Pasquale Sorrentino had been asked to run the restaurant. The chef is from Italy where he learned his skills and this was enough to entice us into a visit. It turned out to be a good decision.
We arrived about 5:30 pm with a friend and the chef met us at the desk. We were seated promptly at a comfortable four-top and our young but skilled server got right to work. We each had a different wine and found them reasonably good. My wife and I shared a Romana salad and a spaghetti that I enjoyed but my wife rated as a little too spicy for her taste. Our friend had octopus which he said was excellent. Our total bill came to $68.00 and with tax and tip came to a little under $100. Three glasses of wine, however, amounted to about 40% of the base tab.
By the time we left about 7:00, the place was full. It must be said that part of eating at a Wegmans restaurant is the show. Most seats have a view of the open kitchen and it was an amazing production well orchestrated.
As other’s have reported, parking at this location is always a challenge at the end of the workday. If you’re not watching the kitchen, your view outside reminds you you’re at a major food market.
Overall, the best thing about the restaurant is the staff—all friendly and efficient.
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