Fall in Love With Pizza Again: Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria Slated to Open New Location

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Albuquerque, NM – Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria, New Mexico’s first and only certified Neapolitan pizzeria, is excited to announce the opening of it’s newest location in Country Club Plaza, near Old Town. Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria and Vino will feature a more upscale environment and an expanded menu including more traditional Italian dishes, New Mexico beers on tap and, of course, a unique collection of fine Italian wines.

Amore is known for using the highest quality, local and organic ingredients for their food, and this new location will showcase even more of the fresh attention to detail that inspires every dish. As is the case at the the Green Jeans location, all of the dough, sauces, bread and mozzarella at Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria and Vino are made fresh, daily and on-site. The traditional pizza oven was hand-crafted with mud, ash and clay from Mt. Vesuvius for Amore, then shipped to Albuquerque from Naples, Italy. The oven, lovingly named “Claudia,” fires genuine Neapolitan dough, hand-formed and cooked in 60-90 seconds at 485 °C (905 °F).

The area around Country Club plaza has been rapidly expanding, and guests of Amore will have quick access to some of Albuquerque’s best attractions including Albuquerque Little Theater, the Bio Park, Tingley Beach, Old Town and Downtown Albuquerque.


Gabriel Amador, Amore owner and head pizza chef
“Our Green Jeans Farmery location has been booming, and we can’t wait to offer a second location in another really vibrant part of Albuquerque, “ says Gabriel Amador, Amore owner and head pizza chef. He continues, “We look forward to expanding our menu and offering a more upscale environment, with an authentic Neapolitan vibe.”

Gabriel and his wife and business partner, Kimberly, (who met and fell in love in Naples, Italy) were trained and mentored by Roberto Caporuscio, Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani President, owner and chef of Keste Pizza & Vino and Don Antonio by Starita, rated number 1 and 2 best NYC pizzerias by Zagats. To celebrate the grand opening of the new location, Caporuscio will be hosting a two night event “Dinner with the Masters” at Amore.

“Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria and Vino is the perfect restaurant for Country Club Plaza. Vinaigrette, Five Star Burgers, The Draft Station tap room have opened to open arms,” adds Jay Rembe, Country Club Plaza developer and owner of Rembe Urban Design + Development. “The quality and distinction they bring to our market shouldn’t be missed.”

Dinner with Masters, with Roberto Caporuscio, Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani President, owner and chef of Keste Pizza & Vino and Don Antonio by Starita in New York City: June 10 and June 11 – call 505-554-1967 for reservations

Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria and Vino officially opens on Monday, June 13.
Hour of operation are 11a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 11a.m. – 10 p.m. Friday andSaturday.

Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria and Deli is located at GREEN JEANS FARMERY, on 3600 Cutler Ave. NE , and Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria and Vino will be located at COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA, on 1710 Central Ave. SW. A family business, Amore Neapolitan Pizzeria is New Mexico’s only certified Neapolitan pizzeria, creating an authentic taste of Naples, brought to you with local pride and love of kin. Hours and menu can be found at https://www.amoreabq.com/. A year-round 10% discount is extended to all Military; Students (with ID); Educators (with ID); Law Enforcement and Firefighters.