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Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood

With panoramic and spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Shrewsbury River, Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood offers guests traditional and newly imagined Tuscan classics in a warm, inviting setting reminiscent of a Tuscan villa. The award-winning cuisine prepared by Chef Charles "Chuck" Lesbirel offers the finest and freshest ingredients available and is paired with a hand selected wine list that features wines from boutique vineyards from from the world's finest wine growing regions. Ama Ristorante is open year round to the public. Dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday starting at 5 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday.
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325 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
(325 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 325 reviews
5 stars
(177)
4 stars
(113)
3 stars
(23)
2 stars
(9)
1 star
(3)
Food 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Service 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.7 / 5
(Very Good) 3.7 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • scenic view(176)
  • fit for foodies(169)
  • special occasion(148)
  • romantic(126)
  • good for groups(102)
  • notable wine list(98)
Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood Reviews List
Review 1 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
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
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"menu too limited, not enough salad choices, potato selection poor, bread very good"
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2010
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Review 2 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/03/2016
 2009
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Review 3 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great farewell dinner

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
"Had a farewell dinner there with 6 other folks, everyone enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere. Appetizers and main dishes all outstanding! One of my favorites in Monmouth County"
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, notable wine list
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Review 4 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2015
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 1/31/2016
 2015
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Review 5 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food and Service were excellent, Perfect!!!

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2006
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 1/31/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 6 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Disappointed

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Appetizers ordinary
Bread presentation less than
Broccoli Rab w/sausage -It was grit and grind not sausage very salty
Steak dish - potatoes and vegetables were cold
Never came back with more bread as we asked ford
Not sure if that was s glass of wine ur a taste of wine
Very pricey for the quality
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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Special Features: hot spot
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Review 7 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Friday night date with wife

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"My wife ordered the pasta and I had the New York strip steak (medium). Both were truly delicious. The steak came with potatoes and spinach, both were very tasty. My wife had a glass of wine which she enjoyed and I had one of the best mugs of coffee I've had at a restaurant in a long time. My wife had the warm chocolate cake for dessert and I had the tiramisu, both were very good, although I thought the serving size for the cake was a little small. Overall, we were extremely pleased with our meal, our table, and the ambiance. The service was very attentive and responsive to our needs. The menu is a little pricey, but for special occasions, this is a good place to consider. We will go back. I am not a fan of valet parking, but that was the only negative."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, scenic view
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Review 8 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2011
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 1/29/2016
 2011
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Best to experience in season.

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Ama is a lovely restaurant with versatility and charm, while having the ability to serve large groups. The food is good, especially one of their signature dishes which is the mussels. The wine list is quite nice and the service almost perfect. Again, we were there with two other couples at the end of January on a Thursday night so that presents a bit of a challenge to be completely fair. I've been there before in the summer and the view is quite lovely and the food was very good. If in the area a great place for small groups, or large parties."
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, notable wine list
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Review 10 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2009
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Review 11 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/03/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2015
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 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/03/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 12 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
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
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Food was excellent. Not rushed and service was very friendly and enjoyable . Presentation was above board and every item was cooked to spec . Wine choice was pleasant and pricing was within limits for quality . Although it was Mew Years eve there was no delay and reservation made on the inter net went through without any problems . They have an elevator which made going to second flop a nice experience for my wife who is disabled . I would highly recommend this restaurant ."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 13 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I would recommend this place to anyone."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2008
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Review 14 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Ama was great as always

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
"When a New Year's Eve party got cancelled at the last minute due to a death in the family, we decided to head to Ama for a late dinner. As always the food was delicious, and despite a packed house, the service was attentive. Ama continues to be one of our favorite places for Italian food at the shore."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2005
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for brunch, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Amazing night!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We had such a great night! Our server was amazing! The food was spot on."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
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Review 18 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Sorry, they did not do the right thing.

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"New Year's Eve, early dinner. My steak was great, my wife's was inedible. Fatty, could not chew through it. So she stopped eating, but hates to cause a scene. Holiday, so we didn't want to bring things down, but...The manager missed asking how we were doing... until the meal was over. Seemed dumbfounded when we reluctantly expressed our dissatisfaction, but offered no recompense. That's not how you keep customers. The damage was done. We did not push it, but it was up to them to make it right...or at least try. And they did nothing."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 19 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
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Review 20 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
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Review 21 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
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Review 22 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2011
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Review 23 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
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
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2000
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Review 24 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Nice View, but Problematic Reservation service

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Servers Andrew and Gina were fabulous! Food was good for cost, meaning we've had better steaks and chicken dishes elsewhere for price; however, the signature/ special dishes, e.g., lamb and veal, were very good. We were going to give Ama's a second chance on NYE (having found out on Christmas that an acquaintance's party had booked there also for NYE), but when we called on 12/26 to combine our two bookings (i.e., a party of 2 at 8:45 and a party of 4 at 9:30), to a party of 6 for anytime before 9:30, the man answering the phone that morning said, "he couldn't help us do that." He didn't even seem to try; just looked at the software for next available table. We could've done that. We eventually cancelled and booked elsewhere. Bottom line, Ama's doesn't seem to strive in making servicing accommodations."
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 25 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
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
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2002
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Review 27 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/11/2015
 2011
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Review 28 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2011
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Review 29 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, notable wine list
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Review 30 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 31 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

My husband and I love Ama!

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
"We love Ama. Its beautiful in the restaurant with a elegant rustic feel. The service and food are always on point. It sits high overlooking the ocean which is another great feature. I've shared with friends on my food blog and will continue recommending Ama to friends and family. Next, I need to get in to try out brunch!"
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
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
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, late-night find
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Review 33 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/17/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/17/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 11/17/2015
 2015
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Review 34 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2002
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2002
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2002
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Review 35 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/11/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2015
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/11/2015
 2015
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Review 36 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Sat at the bar. Bartender (female) awesome. She makes great drinks and loves to discuss and try new things. My lobster tortellini was excellent. Bread nice and crusty. Olives on the bar are nice. The only thing that turned me off was that they "reserved" 4 seats at the bar for someone who most be a regular. Annoying to say the least."
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2009
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Review 37 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Just Left and Ready to Go Back

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My Husband and I just left AMA and want to turn around and go back. Everything was amazing. We visit AMA often so usually we go with the specials, carpaccio, swordfish and lobster tortellini all to die for."
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/05/2015
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/29/2015
 2003
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/27/2015
 2010
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2010
Special Features: vibrant bar scene
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Review 42 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
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 11/27/2015
 2004
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Review 43 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Seasonal issues

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Off season brings a reduction in staff as well as a reduction in menu choices. Service has slowed and the special selections which were menu features are not offered. The menu is ordinary and food is served luke warm. Not satisfactory."
Dined on 11/25/2015
 2010
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Review 44 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 11/25/2015
 2009
Dined on 11/25/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/25/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 46 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Consistently delicious!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I'm a huge fan of AMA's! The food is always delicious and the service is great. Hands down the best restaurant on the Jersey Shore!"
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 47 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food was excellent, waiter was well informed

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Leaned on the waiter for recommendations as we couldnt decide on what to order. everything he recommended was top notch. artichoke salad, bass and scallops. I would definitely go back."
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Might Be MY NEW FAVORITE RESTAURANT

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"FIRST TIME TRYING AMA AFTER SO MANY FRIENDS TOLD US TO GO. I COULD TELL WHY THEY LOVE IT SO MUCH. WILL DEFINITELY BE ONE OF MORE FREQUENT STOPS. EVERYTHING WAS AWESOME"
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 49 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"My husband & I went for the first time for our anniversary dinner, best choice! The ambiance was was very nice, the food was delicious, and service was excellent! We can't wait to go back, we'll worth the 45 minute drive!!!"
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2015
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Review 50 for Ama Ristorante at the Driftwood
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/20/2015
 2007
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