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May 11, 2011 09:22 AM

Resturant in Santa Monica, where the staff and customers sing Dean Martin's That's Amore

I went to a resturant years ago in Santa Monica. I can't remember the name. Red and white checker tables, the staff hands out song lyric;'s and everyonre sing's That's Amore. We had so much fun and I want to go back. Anyone????? Thanks.


That's Amore
11223 1st Ave, Whittier, CA 90603

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  1. Sounds like C and O Trattoria in Venice. My husband and I had our first date there. The table cloth wasn't red and white, though. I remember it being butcher paper. When you helped yourself to the house chianti, you would put a mark on the 'tablecloth' to indicate that you had a glass of wine. Without a doubt, the staff passed out the lyrics to "That's Amore."

    1. C&O, maybe.... There's a Buca di Beppo in Santa Monica that might do something like that too. The times I've gone there, it's been more subdued. But then again, the food was unbelievably bad-- a Platonic ideal of horrible red-sauce Italian-American atrocities.

      And I *love* red-sauce Italian-American food with a passion (I'd crawl on my eyes for a plate of spaghetti puttanesca from Ferraro's here in Long Beach-- OK, not that big a deal, I live a block away, but still....). You can imagine how upset I was.

      I hope it wasn't BdB...!