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Ti Amo - Laguna Beach

Located in the quaint town of South Laguna Beach, Ti Amo is one of the cities hidden gems. Built as a home in 1928, the building is now modeled after a villa in Tuscany. The homey atmosphere is created with a fireplace, paintings, a romantic atmosphere and an ocean view. Romance is in the air! Voted “the most romantic 14 years in a row.” Some of our favorite guests in the past have been Billy Joel, President Bush, Heather Locklear, Magic Johnson, John C. Riley and many others.

The authentic Italian cuisine is always the freshest and homemade! Ti Amo features a completely scratch kitchen. All of the pasta is made in house, produce is organic or locally sourced, steaks are all prime. Entrees include such wonderful special items as homemade pastas, ciopino, prime filet risotto and wild salmon . Save room for homemade desserts too! We have parking adjacent to the building and have room for large parties and banquets.
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29 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(29 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 29 reviews
5 stars
(13)
4 stars
(12)
3 stars
(1)
2 stars
(2)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Noise Level
1.6 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • romantic(10)
  • neighborhood gem(9)
  • special occasion(9)
  • fit for foodies(4)
  • good for groups(4)
  • kid-friendly(1)
Ti Amo - Laguna Beach Reviews List
Review 1 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
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Review 2 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

They're back and we're so happy!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We enjoyed our dinner very much - the food was wonderful (Beet Salad and Seafood Risotto, Ceasar Salad and Cavatelli) and our waitress Sunshine was just delightful. I hope they expand their wine list to include a California sparkling wine by the glass, but other than that we had a wonderful experience."
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 3 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/30/2016
 2005
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Review 5 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
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Review 6 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/27/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/27/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 7 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
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Review 8 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/22/2016
 2010
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Review 9 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/20/2016
 2004
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Led the whole experience. Great food, very happy

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Dined on 1/15/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 11 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 12 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2007
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2007
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Review 13 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Ti Amo

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We had the seafood risotto as an appetizer. It was excellent! I had the seafood mixed grill , it was so , so. It was also missing the salmon. My other half had the chicken parmesan. She liked it , again , I thought it was so , so. Weak beer list."
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Review 14 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

over all extremely happy with everything .

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, kid-friendly
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Review 15 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/07/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2010
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Review 16 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Ti Amo

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Dined on 1/07/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"the food needs a little work... More spice and more sauce. The bread is WONDERFUL!! It's a bit pricey to go there often. There is a parking lot which is wonderful! The staff was fantastic."
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 17 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2007
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2007
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Review 18 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Just OK

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"The description said this place has been there since the 1920s. Wrong. It was re-opened a few days before we arrived and was closed for three years. They claimed there was a refurb but you'd never be able to tell. Everything is way old and actually grimy.
Pasta was definitely not homemade and they didn't have any of the wines from their list available. I was told I could have an Italian wine for the same price and it was just like a pinot noir.
Uh, no. Didn't taste anything like a p.n. and i found out later it sells for half the price!
I'd NEVER go back."
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2001
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Review 19 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 20 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/27/2015
 2013
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Review 21 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

disapointed

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Friends and family had heard so many great things about TiAmo. However, we were very displeased with the entire experience (except valet service - nicest guy on the planet). we were seated in a space designed for 4 and there were 7 of us; our server was pleasant but very slow (we asked for water four times, bread twice, butter twice, place settings 3 times, drink order three times and she didn't take our dinner order for 25 minutes after we sat down). Also, when our food arrived, it was cold. the services was poor and our server kept reminding us that Ti Amo had just reopened a week ago and that they weren't prepared for the rush. Funny, considering we made reservations and I'm guessing most everyone else did the same.
after hearing so many wonderful things about Ti Amo, I was very disappointed to say the least."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
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Review 22 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
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Review 23 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Startup Headaches

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Nice local restaurant but just opened and needs to work out kinks. Small things that make a restaurant environment flow. Reservations with timely seating. Waiter does not clear table then stand at yours to take order holding cleared dishes in hand. And this is a nice classy converted house. What is a huge television doing on in the dining area amongst the decor. Worst of all what is it doing on during dinner hour!!nobody really cares but will be attracted to its changing light and colors. And yes this is a white linen candlelight romantic converted house. What is with flip flops, shorts and t-shirts at dinner. If you are going to market a feel and an environment you need to choose and stand your ground. Families take the time to dress nice for a night out and slobs should not be welcome just because they have cash. Just like the TV the great atmosphere of this warm converted home is ruined. I know you can do it right and as a local I will return to see if you have tried. I hope you succeed but service and atmosphere needs to be worked on."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
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Review 24 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/30/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 25 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Beautiful and delicious

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Our experience at Ti Amo was over the top good. The dishes are delicious (and large!) and the service was impeccable."
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

It's Baaaack!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Long a staple in the Laguna dining scene, it was sad to see Ti Amo close its doors. After a few fits and starts, it's back, and off to a great start! Housemade pasta, and boasting a scratch kitchen that makes everything, Ti Amo promises to be more than ever a pretty, romantic, Italian dining spot. The Caesar salad was excellent with housemade breadsticks in lieu of croutons (still miss croutons, though), followed by an outstanding Buccatini with sausage and mushrooms in a red sauce - perhaps the best pasta in town - at least the equal of some of my favorites at Mare/Alessa. The Veal Marsala was in a dark marsala sauce, almost a demi-glace, and wonderful. We couldn't make it to dessert -next time... and there will be a next time."
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 27 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2006
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
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Review 29 for Ti Amo - Laguna Beach
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2005
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great renovation, still amazing food and service"
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2005
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