Amò in Hong Kong Street is a casual Italian restaurant of the ilLido Group. Short for “amore”, the restaurant is named after the colloquial term of endearment and is a charming restaurant for lovely Italian food which combined traditional authenticity with modern techniques.
Established by restaurateur-chef Beppe De Vito, Amò Casual Italian Restaurant is part of the ilLido Group which also has restaurants such as Aura, Braci, &Sons and Southbridge under its umbrella.
Amò occupies two shophouses in Hong Kong Street. The entrance opens up to a well stocked bar. Behind the bar is the open kitchen. The main dining space is dimly lit and has a smart casual atmosphere. There is an alfresco courtyard at the rear.
The Amò Menu is is a straightforward Italian restaurant style menu with sections on antipasti, pastas, pizzas, salads & sides and mains. Below are pictures of the main sections of the a la carte menu.
Amò Restaurant has a Gluten-free a la Carte Menu. On weekdays, there are a 2 course set lunch and a 3 course set lunch.
Dinner at Amò
We were at Amò Casual Italian Restaurant for dinner and started with antipasti – Burrata with Eggplant Salad, Walnuts and Bottarga ($28) and Zucchini Flowers with Mortadella, Pistachio and Lemon Honey ($22).
The Burrata dish was very nice. The light creamy Burrata Cheese was luscious and combined well with the patty of eggplant. The salted, cured fish roe and walnut added flavours and textures to make the dish even more interesting.
The zucchini flower stuffed with a creamy Italian luncheon meat was a rather unfamiliar dish to us. It had well balanced flavours – slightly spicy and sweet. It was enjoyable.
Before the mains, we had the Caserecce with Black Pepper, Guanciale and Saffron ($27). The pasta with cured meat looked simple but was quite tasty. We found the Caserecce pasta a tad too soft.
We had the Grilled Angus Beef Tagliata ($48) and Red Snapper ($29) for our mains. The beef that had been grilled before it was sliced had a juicy middle. There was hardly any other ingredient or seasoning. It was a simple but delicious beef steak.
The red snapper sat on a bed of thick crab stew with pasta. The crab part was a bit disappointing as the taste of crustacean was barely discernible. The fish was very good – with firm yet delicate and moist meat. Each bite of the delectable fish was a delightful one.
Casual Restaurant with Good Food
Amò in Hong Kong Street is a charming Italian restaurant with an interesting array of quality Italian food with some modern touches. We like the casual atmosphere, good food and friendly service. It is deserving of a return visit. We would like to try their celebrated pizza and their reasonably priced set lunch.
Overall Rating: 4 TOPs
33 Hong Kong Street
Tel: +65 6723 7733
Noon to 2:30pm
6pm to 11pm
Nearby MRT Station: Clark Quay
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