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Amerenos Little Italy - 14 Reviews - 8240 E 22nd St Ste 111, Tucson, AZ - Business Dining Reviews - Phone (520) 721-1210

Amerenos Little Italy

8240 E 22nd St Ste 111
Tucson, AZ 85710
(520) 721-1210
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Amereno's used to be a quaint little New York italian restaurant. They've expanded their restaurant obviously because their clientele base has expanded. Although this speaks well...

Great Italian food, healthy portions, beautiful decor 7/1/2009

I recently visited this new location and was very happy. They food was just as great as their old location but unfortunately they do not have pizza! Other than that I have nothing but praise for this resturant. Good job and I will be back! Pros: Happy hour specials, great food Cons: No pizza or cheese ravioli more

Sadly, this is NOT the same Amerenos it used to be... 3/3/2009

Amereno's used to be our all-time favorite restaurant when it was located at 22nd/Sarnoff... we were heartbroken when it closed down and were eagerliy anticipating its reopening and relocation. During the interim, we searched and could not find another Italian restaurant in town that could even come close. Needless to say we were ecstatic to hear they finally reopened once again. Sadly however, this is not the same Amerenos that we had grown to love. There were a few things missing from the previous menu - along with my favorite dish, the ziti calabrese. These things may be forgiveable, however the service was absolutely terrible! We were promptly seated, however our waiter ignored us for the first 15 min then failed to take our drink order, then never refilled our drinks and ignored our repeated requests for more bread. The atmosphere was not as warm as the previous location, although they kept the live jazz music which was great. The food was ok, however the prices had increased while the portions were downsized. Sadly, the music was the best part of our dining experience. Our waiter was so incredibly disrespectful and rude - suffice it to say we will not be returning. In this economy, it's not worth spending our hard earned money to be treated so rudely and then pay for a pricey mediocre meal. Pros: The live music is fantastic. Cons: The service was terrible, portions were small and pricey. more

This food is very bad at the NEW location! 1/22/2009

This food is the worst Italian food I have ever tasted! I think these post must be from the new Korean lady that owns this slop house! Cons: Everything about this place is bad! more

Where did you eat? It was CLOSED in July of 2007 9/22/2008

I'm not sure where the last reviewer ate, but Amereno's has not been at the 22nd Street location since September of 2006, when it closed in order to move to a different location. We have been waiting and waiting for it to re-open, because we love it. Rumor is that it will open in Sept. of 2008 at Grant and Country Club. more

poor service mediocre food 7/1/2007

Terrible service and they were not busy. Food tasted canned, not home made. Server acted as though there was no time for us. Very disappointed. Could not keep glasses full or bread on the table. Pros: seated right away Cons: fell apart after seating more

Romantic atmosphere 11/17/2006

This place looks like just another cheap restaurant from the street, and then when you enter you are swept off your feet. It is so beautiful inside. Their food is the best, I have not returned to Olive Garden or any other Italian restaurant since finding this lovely little place. Their service is absolutely the best. I highly recommend trying their bread, oh my gosh it's so delicious. The plates of food are so large that two people could easily share one plate. I especially love the Chicken Parmesan or how ever that is spelt. The hardest part of eating here is watching all the delicious food go by. You are going to want to eat it all. Pros: Service and Food are fantastic Cons: You should try to get a reservation more

approaches ny italian more than others in tucson 6/23/2006

for two years i have tried to replace the dining experiences i was spoiled by in manhattan and the bronx. but of course this is a ridulous proposition. i have accepted that i am in the desert now, and they just don't really do ny italian. so i cook at home a lot! but alas, there are nights one doesn't FEEL like cooking! encouraged by some reviews on this site, we drove east to explore the situation. my heart sank when we arrived at the empty strip mall and saw an ugly store front. ""this is it?"" i asked. i couldn't even smell a welcoming aroma, so expected the worst. however, upon entering i was encouraged by the attempt at roman decor, and the subtle beginnings of tantalizing fragrances. we ordered the least expensive bottle of red wine, which was served with elegant, stemmed glasses, and delightful. our generous salads had fresh and varied greens, and thankfully the balsamic vinagrette was tasty and herbal (not ruined by sugar, as so many restaurants around here have done). a basket of fresh, crunchy bread was kept warm with a linen napkin, and served with a creamcheese/butter/chive blend that we wanted more of, to take home for tomorrow. we both had the evening's special, a dish of pasta with magnificient marinara sauce, tender slices of sausage and chicken medallions, including visible, savory slices of peppers, onions and garlic, all cooked to soft, mouth-watering perfection! total bill for two $65. not bad. more

Best Italian in Tucson 6/6/2005

We eat here almost weekly because the food is excellent and the service is attentive, polite, and friendly and as quick as you want. If you want to take a little more time, they will accomodate. The portions are large. The food is tasty and cooked properly. The have a large variety to choose from. We have watched the restaurant grow and they have actually gotten better. They haven't forgotten who they are, they just got better at what they do. We have taken many people there and they enyoyed themselves. I highly recommed this restaurant. Pros: Food, Service, Parking Cons: crowded more

Not What I Expected 5/7/2005

Amereno's used to be a quaint little New York italian restaurant. They've expanded their restaurant obviously because their clientele base has expanded. Although this speaks well of the restaurant, I think they've forgotten how they've become so poplular. This quaint little restaurant is now overcrowded with tables, so much so, that we bumped elbows with the table behind us all evening. The service has become sub-par, the food overcooked and the authenticity has gone out the window. My chicken dish was so tough I had to ask for a steak knife to cut it and my angel hair was overcooked so much that the pasta broke into little pieces as I tried to eat it. For dessert, we opted to share a piece of their strawberry banana cheesecake. This cheesecake was grainy and overcooked. Our experience certainly was not worth the $100.00 we spent! Pros: Good parking, garlic bread Cons: crowded, slow service, overcooked food more

Could Be the Best in Tucson 6/7/2004

Tucson is filled with great restaurants and Amerenos is one of them. That is rare thing for a transplanted New Yorker to say about an Italian restaurant in the old pueblo! Amerenos is a true gem. I have enjoyed all the items o nthe menu but their specials are what keeps me coming back. The only drawback for this restaurant is it's location -- tucked away in a dark mini mall near the DMV and its somewhat tacky typical ""Italian Resaurant"" decor. Pros: Specials, Good Parking, Service Cons: Decor, Location more

JOlney 6/26/2003

Altho out of the way, it is certainly worth it! The food is right out of the old Little Italy on the East Coast. Portions are filling with a little to take home. The bread & garlic butter is a meal with any wine. The service was prompt & gracious with the warmth one expects when dining Italian. The decor is simple and similar to the neighborhood restaurants one finds in South Philly. It can certainly be romantic in the privacy of any of their booths. If you're in the mood for good Italian food, an unpretensious pleasant atmosphere, Amerenos Little Italy is the place to dine that evening. Cons: Cutlery, half carafes for wine more

Best East Coast Style Italian Food 12/20/2002

Excellent atmosphere for a casual to fancy night out on the town. Great Wine list. Food is the closest to East Coast Italian that I've tasted in Tucson. more
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  • Italian cuisine is served at the restaurant that offers an extensive wine list, large portions and a casual atmosphere.

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 11am-2:30pm Sat-Sun 4:30pm-10pm
  • Payments:

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  • Neighborhoods:

    Ward 2