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Ama Ristorante

1485 Ocean Ave, State Highway 36, Sea Bright, NJ 07760-2225
+1 732-530-9760
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible5%
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Steakhouse, Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
1485 Ocean Ave, State Highway 36, Sea Bright, NJ 07760-2225
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate there 8/31/17. GREAT grouper and scallop dishes. GREAT caprese tower with eggplant. Really enjoyed the place. Will go back soon. Nice views of the beach club.

Thank biz_Travelor7
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

What is exactly East Coast Halibut?? On the menu lol, we thought it looked like hybrid red snapper. Nice wine list, service just ok, but food mediocre. Overpriced.

Thank Isidore B
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I hate to do a so so review but i was a bit disappointed in our meal. The shrimp in the special were tiny and the fettucine was undercooked. The bread from Brooklyn was very hard which some people like. I didn't love it. It...More

1  Thank JFK5
Reviewed 5 July 2017

My family dined at AMA last weekend and I gave the management team and opportunity to contact myself before writing this post to trip advisor. They never responded. We ordered the artichoke app which is usually great. Once we received the app we noticed how...More

Thank rightcoast35
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Was invited with friends a month ago and returned last week. Both times, food was excellent. They have a $35 prix fixe and you can bring your own wine on certain days. Check their website for details. The food is top rate, plus a beautiful...More

Thank togo1492
Reviewed 23 May 2017

This is our Shore "Go to" place in the Seabright/Long Branch Area in New Jersey. I have worked in the restaurant and hospitality industry for many years, and have spent the better part of a decade working side by side with a celebrity chef who...More

Thank larryvanore
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Pros - Food is tasty, service is consistent, salmon and sword fish were excellent Cons - Portions are small, Prices are high, limited seating by windows so make sure you get it when asking for reservations, very noisy at peak times, everything is priced a...More

Thank jerseyscouter
Reviewed 5 May 2017

I had a gift card and was told I couldn't use it because I did the fix prixe menu, meanwhile my date ordered an entree and app of the main menu. The food was mediocre. The mussels smelt fishy and for a fancy restaurant, it...More

Thank Erica C
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This was a celebratory dinner with friends. Everything was perfectly prepared, and presented . We will be going back. The eggplant copanade was perfect, the fresh mozzarella caprese salad was creamy. My favorite was the shaved artichoke salad. My entree was the char , it...More

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I didn't expect to like Ama Ristorante because we just happened to stop Sunday afternoon while driving around. The parking lot was full, so we figured it had to be good. A wedding reception was occupying one side of the restaurant, and we were seated...More

Thank Carol C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$45
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Reservations, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1485 Ocean Ave, State Highway 36, Sea Bright, NJ 07760-2225 (Formerly Ama Ristorante Tuscana)
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Sea Bright
  • Phone Number: +1 732-530-9760
  • E-mail
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 imaginative and innovative cuisine, offers the finest and freshest ingredients paired with a hand selected wine list that features wines from boutique vineyards in Tuscany and throughout Italy as well as special American selections. Ama Ristorante is open year round to the public. Dinner is served Monday through Saturday starting at 5 p.m, and Sundays at 4 p.m.
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