Albuquerque’s Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria Announces Pizza-Making Style Added to International UNESCO Heritage List

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Amore is New Mexico’s Only Neapolitan-Certified Pizzeria

The oven at Amore Neapolitan PizzeriaAmore Neapolitan Pizzeria is proud to announce that the Neapolitan pizza methodology it utilizes has just been added to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. As the only Neapolitan-certified pizza restaurant in Albuquerque and all of New Mexico, Amore is proud that pizzaiuolo, or the art of Neapolitan pizza-making, has been recognized by UNESCO as a form of cultural heritage often passed down through generations.


The owners of Amore, Gabriel and Kimberly Amador, were trained, mentored and certified as pizzaiuoli (Neapolitan pizza-makers) by Roberto Caporuscio, Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani (APN) President and star chef at both of his establishments: Keste Pizza & Vino, and Don Antonio by Starita. APN certification is the highest certification for pizza chefs in Italy, and can only be obtained in Naples, Italy or New York City.


“The tradition of pizzaiuolo is something we’ve been proud to share with Albuquerque over the last four  years, said Gabriel Amador. “We believe in the rich cultural heritage of Neapolitan pizza and are proud to have been mentored in this Italian tradition. Through the efforts of pizzaiuoli throughout the world and the support of pizza-lovers everywhere, we believe Neapolitan pizza has a bright future ahead of it.”


According to UNESCO, the art of the Neapolitan Pizzaiuolo is a culinary practice comprising four different phases relating to the preparation of the dough and its baking in a oven (imported from Naples), involving a rotatory movement by the baker. The element originates in Naples, the capital of the Campania Region.


Amore Pizzeria has two locations in Albuquerque. One in Green Jeans Farmery and one on Central Ave. in West Downtown. For more information visit