We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ama Ristorante

1485 Ocean Ave, State Highway 36, Sea Bright, NJ 07760-2225
+1 732-530-9760
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good24%
  • Average10%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible5%
30 Nov 2016
“This is a great Italian restaurant.”
19 Nov 2016
“not the best experience”
Closed Now
All hours
Italian, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
1485 Ocean Ave, State Highway 36, Sea Bright, NJ 07760-2225
Write a Review
Reviews (117)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 117 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

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 2 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Four of us had an great evening at Ama's Ristorante. When you leave well fed, and happy, could you ask for more than that? The restaurant is on a second level, so the views of the ocean are great, even on a winter night. We...More

1  Thank JerseyBeachcomber
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Sorry, but this place is just pretentious. The maitre d' said they had no coat-check (really? in January?); so ok, we went to the bar coat in arm, where we quickly discovered that the bartender had never heard of champagne cocktail (really) and didn't even...More

3  Thank DGustibus
Reviewed 1 December 2016

Ama is a delight! The bread is wonderful Italian bread...served warm. The menu isn't extensive, but something for everyone and the staff is very friendly and willing to help with your mean decision. The mussels are a must and pasta dishes very good.

Thank Sally O
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

My second time here. I feel like the first time was better. Calamari was chewy. Habit was not great & beans weren't cooked . Star of the meal was the polenta. Also wait Staff might want to invest in new shirts as our waitress was...More

4  Thank Srgill72
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Went here for restaurant week. Food not terrific, noisy, pricey wine list. My Caesar salad was awful - tasteless dressing, poor presentation and fishy anchovies. My char and my wife's salmon cooked perfectly. Char was served on a veggie bed with under cooked potatoes in...More

3  Thank David_Laurie6
Nearby Restaurants
Anjelica's Restaurant
122 reviews
1.42 km away
Woody's Ocean Grille
98 reviews
1.28 km away
Tommy's Tavern and Tap
80 reviews
1.57 km away
31 reviews
1.41 km away
Nearby Attractions
Sea Bright Public Beach
32 reviews
1.27 km away
Murphy's Tavern
7 reviews
3.57 km away
Seven Presidents Oceanfront Park
147 reviews
4.11 km away
Twin Lights Historic Site
143 reviews
5.26 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
I would like to purchase a gift card on line.
26 December 2014|
Response from DeborahABurger | Reviewed this property |
You may order an e-card online from OpenTable Gifts.. Trip Advisor doesn't permit adding the link... hope this helps
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 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, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Private Dining, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, View
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, prepared by Chef Pat Trama, 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.