Welcome to Amoré Ristorante
Amoré Ristorante is a combination of the finest of two worlds. Downstairs, Amoré is home to an intimate Italian bistro with a vintage bar from the 1933 Century of Progress World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois. The non-smoking setting is formal enough for the most extraordinary occasion and comfortable enough for just a night out with friends.
Upstairs, the 109 Lounge is a unique over-21 bar and lounge with bands frequently performing, and a welcoming sitting area where friends can meet for a night-time drink.
Cuisine from the extensive Italian menu can be ordered in both eateries. In addition, a unique sushi menu is available both upstairs and down.
An extensive wine and martini list is available to satisfy all tastes in spirits.
Whether you are looking for a night out of fine dining, an evening with friends, or a quiet night at home enjoying a fine bottle of wine and a delectable dinner, Amoré can accommodate. In addition to our enchanting ambiance, Amoré has food and drink to carry-out.
Amoré welcomes all those with a love of good food, good drink, and good spirits.
Located in the historic Square of Crown Point, Indiana, Amoré Ristorante boasts a century-old building with a vintage bar dating to the 1933 Chicago's World's Fair. Incredibily, Sally Rand the famous 20th century fan dancer, pirouetted on the bar, leaving her celebrated heel print for posterity.
Carl Lindskog began his culinary career at the age of fourteen while working in a family-owned drive-in restaurant. It began as a way to make spending money, but was unwittingly laying the foundation for a lifelong career.
Chef Carl graduated from the Johnson & Wales' College of Culinary Arts and did his externship at Spago in Chicago. He then managed the operation of Puck's, Wolfgang Puck's restaurant at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. In 2003, Chef Carl and his wife, Maria, opened Café 444 in the Miller section of Gary. He now can be found at Amoré a modern dining experience in downtown Crown Point.