We were celebrating our one year anniversary and this was THE PERFECT place! I can’t say enough great things about the food, service and ambiance. I live in Nebraska and I seriously want to fly back to have dinner here even though I have to wear a mask and fly all day! I consider myself chicken farm name generator a foodie and have eaten at many great places around the US and world and this was hands down one of the top 5 that I have experienced. Not Fine DiningWe were skeptical because of the prices for the pastas dishes but also figured if since this is ‘fine dining’ it would be amazing.
The serving size for the pasta, which was supposedly the LARGE serving, was rather small, and was lacking in flavor. My pizza was also a disappointment, having 1 large slice of soprasetta about the size of each slice, which, of course, slid off in one piece when you bit down on it. The dough was bland, the sauce was bland, and frankly, they serve better pizza at the ‘squat-n-gobble’ for a cheaper price. It was quite obvious that they were using pre-made dough and sauces. We are a family owned and operated restaurant serving southern Italian cuisine.
You strolled through the streets taking in the sites, the art, the culture, and the joy of living around you. You stopped to eat in one of the many wonderful trattoria, intimate and romantic, savoring the best Italian food, drinking great wine, talking with loved ones and just enjoying life. Little things stood out, like not getting bread with the meal. “I cook from the heart, if you love what you are doing and you are passionate and care about the food you are giving people, then the quality and experience you’ll have in my restaurant will not disappoint”. Amore, not coincidentally meaning love or passion in Italian, is open for coffee, breakfast, lunch and dinner service.
The presentation of my baked ziti and meatball was unique and gorgeous. Everything was so fresh and the textures of the pasta and meatballs were beyond perfect! We aren’t dessert eaters but all of our food they recommended was so amazing we decided to try it. We figured we would have one bite and take the rest back to our resort for later. We demolished it even though we were stuffed!! It was so light and creamy and an excellent finish to our meal.
Years later, Michele’s father opened the Park Hotel San Michele, the largest still operating hotel in the same town. Michele grew up working in the restaurant and hotel, learning the traditional Italian techniques for producing genuine cuisine. “What I am trying to achieve in Amore Floreat is a traditional Italian dining experience. I will be using only the freshest of produce and every meal whether it is dine in or take away will have elements of the Puglia way of cooking”. Michele’s experience isn’t limited to his family ties.
He moved to Utah eight years ago, and found himself missing his first love, food. For the past three years, Ed has been managing an Italian restaurant while also maintaining a career in tech and finally made the life-changing decision to open his own restaurant. For dinner, we ordered Rigatoni Amatricana and a Soprasetta pizza.
Sacchettini shaped pasta filled with a light Gorgonzola cheese and fresh sautéed pear. Overall, the food was ok, but certainly nothing special for the price (~$30 for an entree and a vegetable side). My pork chop was nicely cooked, but the vegetable ragout had an odd, oily flavor.