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Ti Amo

Downtown Tulsa

$$$ (Average entree $16-$25)
219 S. Cheyenne Ave.
Downtown Tulsa
918-592-5151

What better way to tell your friends and family that you love them than to sit down to a delicious meal and enjoy their company? You might say “I love you” to a romantic partner while enjoying wine. You might show your love while you break bread with grandparents or grandkids to celebrate a birthday or engagement, or while sharing an appetizer with your best buds. And where better to share your love with friends and family than a restaurant whose name literally means “I love you.” Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano has been professing its love to Tulsa for almost 30 years. You find the same authentic Italian meals served at both the downtown location and the south Tulsa location, but a very different atmosphere. The downtown location is more loud and lively. It’s located in a basement, with the feel of a New York City Italian restaurant. The decor is unique, with some elements brought from a Catholic Church in St. Louis, including the bar and several doors. The fettuccine Alfredo is the most popular item on the menu. The linguine pescatore is another popular choice, with shrimp, scallops, clams, and lobster sautéed with peppers, spinach, olive oil, garlic, and a delicious pesto. The bruschetta appetizer is a tangy, fresh, crisp delight and is the most popular appetizer. For steak lovers, you can’t go wrong with the Costata di Manzo, a 16-ounce bone-in rib-eye grilled however you prefer your steaks cooked and topped with a veal demi-glace. It’s the most popular steak Ti Amo serves, and one bite will make you a believer. The pasta offerings range from cheesy stuffed manicotti to shrimp ravioli, eggplant parmigiana to lasagna.

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June 2018

Legacy of Love

What better way to tell your friends and family that you love them than to sit down to a delicious meal and enjoy their company? You might say “I love you” to a romantic partner while enjoying wine. You might show your love while you break bread with grandparents or grandkids to celebrate a birthday or engagement, or while sharing an appetizer with your best buds.

And where better to share your love with friends and family than a restaurant whose name literally means “I love you.”

Ti Amo Ristorante Italiano has been professing its love to Tulsa for almost 30 years. Mehdi Khezri, CEO and president, walks the Ti Amo walk, bringing plates of authentic Italian food to his customers and staff at both Ti Amo locations.

“Our menu makes us unique,” explains Khezri. “Our style is traditional Italian. Our spices are all authentic Italian, from all over Italy. All different styles.”

Executive chef Aziz Metallaoui has been crafting authentic Italian flavors and dishes at Ti Amo since 1992, and much more than just pasta. Ti Amo serves some of the best steak you’ll find, and seafood dishes to celebrate the bounty of the sea.

Tilapia
Tilapia

“Our biggest seller after pasta dishes is the seafood. We have a good variety in our sauces, steak, and fish,” Khezri says. “We’re the best value in town. Great food, great service, ambiance, reasonable prices. I am repeating that from our guests.”

You find the same authentic Italian meals served at both the downtown location and the south Tulsa location, but a very different atmosphere. The south Tulsa location is quiet and laidback, with plenty of space and a more modern Tuscan feel. It’s a place to enjoy the company of friends over wine. The downtown location is more loud and lively. It’s located in a basement, with the feel of a New York City Italian restaurant. The decor is unique, with some elements brought from a Catholic Church in St. Louis, including the bar and several doors.

Khezri makes a point to treat everyone who works for him like family. Many members of the staff have been with them for 20 years or more.

Be sure to check out happy hour at Ti Amo South to receive some extra value along with your serving of love. Monday through Friday, from 4-6 p.m., the entire bar menu is half price. That makes their half-pound Ti Amo burger, already a great value at $7, a steal at $3.50. Consider asking for your burger Ti Amo style, and they’ll top it with blue cheese, sautéed onions, bruschetta, and lettuce.

Tiramisu
Tiramisu

The bar menu includes a trio of slider options. The cooked-to-perfection crabcake sliders are served with chipotle aioli. The meatball sliders are covered with marinara and parmesan. Or enjoy the heaven that is Chicken Parm served between slider buns, topped with marina and smothered in mozzarella.

For a taste of the sea, try a pound of mussels, classically prepared in Provencal broth — a garlicky treat that’s just $6 during happy hour.

If you’re in the mood for pizza, the Ti Amo bar menu can set you up, whether it’s one of their specialties like margherita or their savory gorgonzola pizza, or you can build your own.

The bar menu is a treat of its own, but add in the happy hour pricing, and it’s a value everyone should try. At the same time, the dining room is waiting with a menu full of delicious options if happy hour isn’t your thing.

The fettuccine Alfredo is the most popular item on the menu. This classic creamy Italian dish is rich and flavorful. You can add chicken or shrimp to make it even more delicious. The linguine pescatore is another popular choice, with shrimp, scallops, clams, and lobster sautéed with peppers, spinach, olive oil, garlic, and a delicious pesto.

The bruschetta appetizer is a tangy, fresh, crisp delight and is the most popular appetizer. Ti Amo serves every guest a bite-sized crostino topped with the blend of Roma tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, and spices. One taste is enough for most people to order more. It does exactly what an appetizer is supposed to do: make you hungry for the meal to come.

For steak lovers, you can’t go wrong with the Costata di Manzo, a 16-ounce bone-in rib-eye grilled however you prefer your steaks cooked and topped with a veal demi-glace. It’s the most popular steak Ti Amo serves, and one bite will make you a believer.

The pasta offerings range from cheesy stuffed manicotti to shrimp ravioli, eggplant parmigiana to lasagna. It’s a tough choice to pick just one, so take a look at Pasta Mista — a decadent tarantella of cannelloni, lasagna, fettuccini Alfredo, and a meatball.

All the desserts are made by Khezri’s son, Kalen. His tiramisu torte is always popular, with its delicate ladyfingers dipped in Marsala and espresso and layered with mascarpone and chocolate. Sweet, bitter, tangy, and creamy all blend together in a romance of flavors. Check out the cheesecake offerings as well. You’ll wish you’d saved room for more than one dessert.

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