bad service, food used to be good now it's ok. I have been going to this place for 15 years. This used to be my favorite place, not anymore. This restrurant used to be very good. The service is poor. The bus boys bring your dinner and ask where to place it. The food isen't bad you can get a good dish possibly.
A Hidden Gem of Pure Delight !!!. It was my first date with a girl I'd been attracted to for a long time. I was anxious to take her someplace that would impress her and accentuate the romantic aspect of the evening. Friends had raved about Ti Amo and so I made reservations and told them it was a very special night. From the time we stepped from our car we were treated to the best dining experience we've ever had. The hostess and manager both greeted us warmly at the door and the manager showed us to a beautiful candlelit table that was both quiet and very romantic. Our waiter was friendly and extremely well versed in the food and wine that was offered. His service was excellent. We were hooked from the first bite of our bloody mary cocktail covered with a mouth watering red sauce. Our entrees were not only served with a beautiful presentation but were so good that we ordered a third one to go. The banana bread pudding was to die for and the manager very kindly brought us two complimentary drinks at the end of our meal to celebrate our first date.. Add to this the fact that everyone there seemed truly intent on making our night as special as possible. It has since become our favorite place to eat! Thanks Ti Amo, for doing what you do so incredibly well. You're a gem!!!
Will make an Italian lover out of anyone!.
I've never been a huge fan of Italian cuisine (and yes, I know that there are many facets to regional Italian cuisine, but I must admit I've never been particularly fond of any of it). This place single-handedly changed my mind.
Yes the place has incredible ambiance.
Yes it has great service.
And yes, their wine list was impressive.
But the FOOD! The food was incredible. I ordered a halibut special they were offering that evening and it may very well have been the best meal I've had EVER.
Best food and service we ever had.
My wife and I tried Ti Amo for the first time. We were seated within 10 minutes on a busy Saturday night. The ambiance is great. Reminded us of Italy. We had the best waiter and food that night. We plan on returning with friends. Reservations are a must.
Also, the Valet parking was wonderful!!! Usually you can't find a place to park in Laguna Beach.
nice place to go. My husband and I went to Ti Amo for Thanksgiving. For ambiance, the place was awesome. Low lit and romantic, with a nice looking interior and exterior. Was empty for a rainy, Thanksgiving night, but we liked having the place to ourselves. The food was served a little slow, but was worth the wait. The only downside is the lack of parking, but they have valet all the time if you don't mind paying.
Not all what it was cracked up to be. At time of reserv. request was for special setting, for 15 yr annniversary for two .. arrived 20 min early seated promptly but no special seating. Other tables with lit candles none on ours - not even a mention of a happy anniversary. Poor customer service. This is on Thurs nite. Prompt water, drinks etc but then ordered a special grilled lobster. Major delay. other tables around us seated, ordered and almost finished by time we rec'd lobster. Veal Scalop.. was too thin and overcooked - just felt like eating mushrooms. Soup had been ordered but there were a # of complaints so they threw it out told us no soup - no offer of something else to replace etc. Service was below average for reputation. Would not recommend and would not eat there again.
A special place for 2.
I can see this testaurant from my balcony, but it took me a year to try it.
The atmosphere is dim and romantic. We had a booth that was very privite and it felt like we were alone in the otherwise full restaurant.
The waiter could not have been any better. This is a place where you can stay awhile, relax, and be catered to.
The food was to my liking but my date was not as pleased for some reason. I had the Oso Bucco and LOVED it. For an apetiser, by date had the seafood martini which was filled with lots of cold seafood and a tangy bloody Mary sauce.
A good experience.
Pleasantly Surprised!. Living in South OC, we've driven by the South Laguna Ti Amo for years. We finally gave it a try upon recommendation of family and friends. The hostess couldn't have been nicer; we went on a Friday night without reservations and were readily accommodated. The atmosphere was original, table candlelabras made the mood warm and romantic. I ordered the lamb special. I received a beautifully presented and delicious- 1 broiled lamb chop, 1 lamb tenderoin in puffed pastry; 1 braised lamb shank. For a lamb lover who seldom orders or cooks lamb, I was in heaven.
Amazing!. Amazing pretty much describes my whole experience dinning at Ti Amo. My girlfriend and I love fine dinning, and our night couldn't have been more enjoyable!! If your looking for a romantic restaurant to take your date, Ti amo is a great choice. The food was amazing (I recommend the pork chops or the ravioli filled with short ribs), and the service was top notch. The pork chops are a special and they are marinated for 24 hours in milk and brown sugar....they were the best pork chops I've ever tasted! Our waiter never rushed us, but was very attentive at the same time. I can't wait to go back!
not so laguna beach. Never in my life have I ever been treated so unkindly. How mature is it when the hostess and their entourage give you dirty looks?? Thats so high school drama. Well I went there to celebrate for my 18th birthday with my friends; I reserved a table for 10 seats, but only 7 people showed up. And the people working there became rude when I told them this news. They opened at 5:30 pm on Friday, and our reservations were for 5:30....so I don't understand why they were so rude to us; it wasnt like there was a line to get in. That place is so overrated. We dressed nicely, so obviously we had money. The food was okay, but if you want quality service and excellent food go to Olive Garden.
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