Sunday, October 20, 2013

Amante Keeps Gourmet Pizza Simple

At Amante Gourmet Pizza in west Cary, virtually everything is scratch-made, from the dough to the sauces. What's more, locally sourced produce arrives fresh each day.

Blodgett brand deck ovens are turned to 650 degrees. Pizzas cook on a screen until almost done and then rest on a stone for a crispy finish.

While a good variety of specialty pizzas like Florentine Chicken,Philly Steak and Jammin' Jamaican are offered, must-try pie Tuscany is the star attraction here. This olive oil glazed selection comes with spinach, roasted red peppers, eggplant, caramelized onions and — best of all — goat cheese. 

 Photo courtesy of Jonathan Fredin/S&A Cherokee

The come-as-you-are restaurant provides plenty of dining room and bar seating for patrons. Nevertheless, for whatever reason the lion’s share of business consists of takeout and delivery.

Fans of Mellow Mushroom may not find much that impresses them, but the price point at Amante will please value seekers.   

Amante is open daily for lunch and dinner. Everyday specials also are available.

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