Amore's Vegan and Vegetarian Pizza Options
If you’re not a meat lover, but you still crave the rich tang of a perfect pizza, you have a lot of vegetarian pizza options to look forward to. Crusts, sauces, cheeses, and toppings can all combine to make many mouth-watering meat-free pizzas. Many of them can be found at Albuquerque’s own Amore Pizzeria.
Vegans too can enjoy delicious pies. Vegan-friendly pizzas can be made at Amore without cheese or any animal products.
How We Prepare Our Vegetarian Pizza Selections
Step One: The Dough. The first trick to a great vegetarian pizza is to make sure the dough meets your dietary standards. At Amore, our pizza dough has four ingredients, which are all vegetarian-friendly: flour, yeast, water, and salt. (If you’re gluten-free, let us know — we can prep a gluten-free pie for you.)
Step Two: The Sauce. Next stop, sauce. If you’re a traditionalist who loves tomato sauce, we’ve got you — and your pizza — covered. Our sauce features vibrant, flavorful San Marzano tomatoes sourced from the Campania region of Italy. We also feature a cream sauce on some of our pizzas, a combination of the two we call rose sauce, and marinara, pesto, and truffle cream.
Step Three: The Cheese. If milk products are still a part of your diet, we are proud to offer you a choice of cheeses. These include:
- Mozzarella, made fresh in our restaurants daily
Step Four: The Vegetarian Pizza Toppings. Our favorite part of pizza is, of course, the toppings. Our two Amore restaurants offer dozens of creative pizzas with both traditional and hard-to-find-elsewhere topping selections. Plus, you can mix and mingle toppings to come up with the customized pie of your dreams!
You’ll find these vegetarian pizza toppings at our two locations:
- Roasted portobello and crimini mushrooms
- Roasted red peppers
- Grape tomatoes
- Italian olives
- Green chile from Hatch, New Mexico
Whatever combination you end up with, it’s sure to result in a flavorful pie. We encourage experimentation, to always keep your palate stimulated and surprised.
Vegetarian-Friendly Pizzas at Amore
Our menu includes the following veggie pizzas:
- Margherita S.T.G. (Specialita Tradizionale Garantita)
- Marinara Starita
- Quattro Formaggi
- Noni’s Maestro Pie
- Trophies of the Garden
- Il Verde
- Garden Verde
- Fresca Pizza
- Testa Rosa
Amore’s Vegan-Friendly Pizzas
While we aren’t strictly a vegan restaurant, we are proud to be a reliable option for those seeking vegan pizza in Albuquerque. Each of the above pizzas can be made without cheese or cream sauce for a vegan-friendly option. The cheeseless Marinara Starita pie (with tomato sauce, grape tomatoes, oregano, fresh garlic, basil, and olio) is inherently vegan.
Enjoy Our Other Vegetarian Menu Items
Besides veggie pizzas, we also offer vegetarian antipasti, salads, and calzones. These include the vegetarian Caprese salad or sliders, bruschetta, bruschetta misto, Truffle Toast, potato croquettes, Amore Fritte, Il Tabla focaccia, burrata house-made mozzarella, Insalata Fresca, Insalata Miste, Amore Waldorfo, and veggie calzone. Most of these can be made vegan-friendly too.
Finally, our dessert menu includes the irresistible Dolce di Amore. It’s made of lightly fried dough served on sweet mascarpone, with a medley of toppings including local New Mexico honey. Veggie-friendly can still mean indulgent!