Many Italian restaurants try to create the feeling of being abroad but few do it as well as Amore Mio. For over fifteen years, this restaurant has managed to stay put defying trends, in one of the busiest streets in Tel Aviv. The menu is nearly the same as ten years ago, with a loyal clientele who regularly returns to enjoy the same dish, which they know will have the taste they expect. The vibe is deliberately non-Israeli, with discreet Italian background music, and nearly no noise. It seems that many guests come here to celebrate a special occasion. This is not really surprising. The reason is that while the food is not especially creative and rarely deviates from classic dishes, it is uncompromisingly high quality. The beef carpaccio is one of the best in Tel-Aviv, with thin tender slices of meat, and a lovely balance of flavors between the meat, the parmesan and just the right amount of spices. The pasta is fresh and the tiramisu is authentic, fortunately not tailored to the Israeli taste for sugar; the coffee flavor is delicious and the mascarpone is light and airy. This is an unpretentious, reliably good, friendly place.