Member Since: 2/13/2006
I recently had my wedding at the McNamara Alumni Center and D'Amico is the only caterer offered at the location. My family and I thought the food offered at the tasting wasn't very good so we actually served options we did not try at our wedding. The entrees and hors d'oeuvres turned out just fine. I agree that overall the food is better that other wedding meals I've had; however, in my opinion they did not live up to the hype you see in the other reviews. (food B+)
The communications I received from my event coordinator were not prompt or very helpful, which I chalked up to "she just isn't an email person" but this really added to my wedding stress! D'Amico was the only vendor I was not completely comfortable working with due to the communication issues. My final bill was not accurate and there were discrepancies between my initial event order and the final bill. (coordinator/communications C-)
My wedding cake literally fell apart while we were cutting it so my husband and I had to spoon the cake into each others mouths. Don't order the cake! Bring in cupcakes and avoid the cake cutting fee! (cake D)
Our bartenders were great but I heard feedback from my guests that the table serving staff was hit or miss (my server was great but my friend told me their server completely forgot to serve them wine at dinner). (day-of servers B)
Value: We paid over $100/head and received above average food with below average event management. This is not what we expected from a top tier vendor. (value D)
Would I use D'Amico again? Not for the cost. I loved having my wedding at McNamara so I would be willing to deal with D'Amico again in order to have my wedding at MAC. Buyer beware.
Member Since: 7/11/2012
I worked with D'Amico Catering for my wedding and was very pleased. The food was absolutely fantastic, the bartenders were great, and the coordinator was easy to work with. At the McNamara Alumni Center where my wedding was held, D'Amico supplied all the candles, tablecloths/napkins, flatware and china that was needed and it was extremely convenient. But again, the food was even better than I remember in the tastings! I'd recommend over and over...
Member Since: 5/29/2012
The venue we selected required that we use D'Amico catering for our wedding. Overall, they were pretty accomodating with our requests and everyone seemed to really enjoy the food! They are cerintly not the cheapest option, but you can be sue that the quality will be there. They also did a BEAUTIFUL job on our wedding cake, and I really loved how that turned out.
Member Since: 7/28/2012
We went with D'Amico and Sons Catering and given the quality of the food and the deliciousness I am glad we didn't search elsewhere. Amy was amazing in working with us and helping with last minute tablecloth needs and everything in between. Food was excellent and we were all so happy. Can't go wrong!
Member Since: 1/9/2012
Loved the food and can recommend the red velvet cupcakes. MMMMMM Also, the bar staff were a blast to work with. They never let a drink run dry.
Member Since: 3/26/2012
Everything on their menu is DELICIOUS. They are extremely accommodating and they make sure everything is hot and fresh and perfect. I wouldn't have had anyone else cater my wedding or any future event for that matter besides D'Amico.
Member Since: 1/4/2011
I have not stopped hearing raves about the food at my wedding. We offered chicken, steak, and halibut and everything was perfect. The results I've heard is that it felt like people were at a real restaurant and not just eating "wedding food".
I have to say that my favorite thing to eat were the cupcakes we served instead of a wedding cake. They were moist and tasty and I wish I could have taken them all home.
Also, I have to say that our catering manager was very gracious. At the end of the night, he came up to me and my new husband with a "to go" box with cupcakes and various desserts and he said "I don't think you got a chance to try everything so I made this." It was so sweet and MUCH appreciated!!
Member Since: 1/11/2012
Our food, was absolutely fantastic! Everything was cooked to perfection and the cake was to die for! People are still talking about the amazing cake to this day! Very pleased with the food and the great staff!
Member Since: 2/3/2012
D'Amico was our caterer at Mill City Museum and we were thrilled with the service, food, cake and bar. Several people commented that it was the best food they had ever had at a wedding. Brenda was great to work with, very responsive and flexible. You can’t really go wrong working with D’Amico!
Member Since: 3/1/2012
The food was absolutely outstanding! We dealt with Amy as our liason between D'Amico and the Walker Art Center and she was top notch! I would definitely use D'Amico for future engagements!
Member Since: 4/29/2012
We had our reception at the IMS, catered by D'Amico. Our food was amazing! We needed a large variety in meal choices~ we had vegan, vegetarian, chicken and red meat, every option was delicious. I highly recommend D'Amico.
Member Since: 9/26/2011
We used D'Amico Catering through the McNamara Alumni Center. Our food was delicious at the wedding, thanks to the mountains of food that we tried at our taste testing. The best part of our food was the cake: white cake, white buttercream and real raspberries in the middle. We were well taken care of by the staff the day of our wedding, and our food coordinator was very easy to work with.
Member Since: 1/2/2008
D'Amico is a Minneapolis staple that is known for their amazing, high-quality food (definitely not cheap)and excellent service. We were very happy with how event turned out and loved the food but we did have some hiccups in the service department. As most people who plan a wedding for the first time it is all very new and it seems like d'amico is used to working with wedding planners or those that are more seasoned because they were not always that helpful with the details.
Member Since: 1/7/2012
Staff were friendly and the food was FANTASTIC!!! I have had many of my wedding guests compliment the food! They especially liked the lemon walleye that we had! Service was great! It's a little more pricey than some caterers, but completely worth the money spent!
Member Since: 4/2/2010
We had our wedding ceremony and reception at The Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley, MN. The location is GREAT, directly off Hwy 394 & Park Place Blvd. It has several hotels very near by, as well at The Shoppes at West End. We worked with Brenda Probasco and she was AMAZING. D'Amico is known for having great food and IT IS! Our service was amazing, the staff is phenomenal, and the food is out of this world. Our guests are STILL talking about the cake! The venue looks strange from the outside, but is INCREDIBLE inside.
Member Since: 9/5/2011
We had a casual, fun wedding on a farm and did not want a traditional sit-down meal. We decided on a picnic style dinner & worked with D'Amico & Sons (we actually used the restaurant in St. Paul - not the actual catering business) & had them make us a bunch of "boxed lunches". A little strange, I know, but they were DELICIOUS. We did consider some of D'Amico's more traditional catering options, which were very reasonably priced & I am certain would have been delicious, but we ultimately chose this option because we felt it fit the theme/feel of our wedding so well. The managers & staff at D'Amico were incredibly helpful - answered all of my questions, made great suggestions & were basically willing to do anything I needed. They even delivered everything to a farm in the middle of nowhere, an hour away from their restaurant, on a Saturday. They are AWESOME. We got so many compliments on the food & given the choice, we would do the exact same thing again! I cannot recommend them enough.
Member Since: 12/15/2010
The Calhoun Beach was an absolutely stunning venue, the food as the best wedding food I've ever had (several guests said that was well!), the wait staff was friendly, but the event planner I work with was far below par. If it was for the poor event planner, I'd give them 5 stars without a doubt!!!
Member Since: 7/14/2011
Our guest couldn't stop talking about how great our food was! I was very happy with our choices and it was amazing!!
Member Since: 12/7/2010
We were blown away at our food tasting with how incredible D'Amico was! We met our coordinator and immediately hit it off. She was wonderful to work with and didn't miss a detail. Incredible communication and she worked with our budget and specific food requests. There is nothing they can't do! We were married about a month ago and I still am receiving comments from our guests about how delicious the food at the reception was. The catering staff at our reception was so nice and didn't miss a beat. As the bride and groom, we even had our own personal server who periodically checked in with us to ensure our needs were being met. Simply FABULOUS!
Member Since: 8/11/2010
Working with D'Amico (especially Jessica) is great. They work with you to find the right menu, offer feedback on vendors, bake delicious cakes, and provide food that everyone raved about. (Seriously, this isn't just good wedding food. It's a really good meal.) I didn't answer the price per head, because it really depends on what you want. D'Amico isn't cheap, but it's quality food, drinks and assistance with creating a truly memorable night.