by Scott Hansen
DUNCANVILLE, TX – Amore’s Italian Restaurant is this amazing little restaurant snuggly tucked in the Cedar Ridge Crossing shopping center on the southwest corner of Center and Cedar Ridge in Duncanville. If you haven’t been there yet, you are in for one fantastic dining experience. The family-operated Amore’s has been serving the residents of Duncanville amazing meals for the past five years, and they credit that longevity to their many repeat customers.
“We’re so thankful for the residents of our community for supporting us. We have so many repeat customers that come in on a weekly basis to dine with us,” said Rick Gonzales, who considers himself the ‘face of the place’. “We even have someone who comes to eat here every day.” It is not difficult to figure out why Amore’s has so many repeat customers. Not only is the food amazingly good, but it is consistently good. Just walking into the restaurant, you can smell the wonderful aromas wafting through the place, and you just know you are in for a treat.
One of the most popular items is their $10.99 extra-large carryout pizza special. This is a ‘real’ extra-large pizza that is a whopping 18″ and comes with up to two toppings. The best thing about their pizzas are that the chef makes the dough and sauce from scratch and they are made fresh every day. It’s that dedication to freshness and quality that makes their pizzas stand out among the rest.
Amore’s also has a great $5.99 lunch special menu, serving up tasty dishes such as lasagna, ravioli, manicotti, cannelloni, baked ziti, eggplant parmigian, spaghetti with meatball, spaghetti with meat sauce and tortellini. Each dish also comes with homemade garlic rolls and a tossed salad with a choice of dressings. Lunch specials are served Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
However, if you really want a truly exceptional dining experience, you can order the weekly Chef’s Special. These are over the top culinary creations that do not appear on the regular menu and are bursting with flavor. Dishes such as Tenderloin Steak Pizzaiola, Baked Spaghetti Supreme and Chicken Cremora are so popular that patrons call each week to learn what the week’s special will be. You can save yourself a phone call, though, if you just talk to Rick Gonzales and he will put you on his list and keep you informed as to weekly Chef’s Specials via text message.
Amore’s Italian Restaurant is located at 111 S. Cedar Ridge, Suite 133, Duncanville, Texas. Amore’s is usually pretty busy on Friday and Saturdays, so you may want to call ahead at (972) 296-2444 and make a reservation, especially if you will bring a large party.