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Get Connected => Restaurants & Food => Topic started by: KGDHP on August 21, 2019, 09:39:27 AM

Title: Amore Cafe
Post by: KGDHP on August 21, 2019, 09:39:27 AM
Walking down 37th Avenue this AM and noticed a new sign for what seems to be a new cafe: Amore. It's in the old Cali Caliente spot. Had seen work going on there and was wondering what was going in the space.

Not a food related topic, but the old Made in Brazil space is now Coco's Optical. Really glad to see stores moving into the vacant spaces.
Title: new pizza place on the way
Post by: dssjh on September 01, 2019, 02:28:59 PM
Encore, by name. on 37th near 81st (maybe the old Italian Farms?). gates are down, no peekability, but the sign looks generic pizza place, promising pastas, salads, sandwiches.
Title: Re: new pizza place on the way
Post by: KGDHP on September 01, 2019, 03:50:44 PM
Yes, I posted about it a couple thread back (no replies). It's called Amore and it's in the old Cali Caliente space. Have no idea what's to come, but hoping it's a decent pizza.and salad option!
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: KGDHP on October 14, 2019, 07:41:05 AM
It's open, officially. Haven't been yet, but plan to check it out. Inside looks cute.
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: ptbass75 on October 16, 2019, 10:14:22 PM
Tried to take my daughter in for a slice this afternoon.  Woman said they don’t have any slices, but did this morning.  As we were leaving, I guess it was the owner on his way in saying, “What, you didn’t like the pizza?”  We said we tried to get a slice but there wasn’t any.  He looked down at her and said “For the child no problem, come on in and I will get her a slice.”  We said no thanks.

Weird.
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: Yankswun98 on October 16, 2019, 10:35:20 PM
I went to have lunch here on Tuesday October 15th and the place was closed.  It seemed very odd to have a grand opening Sunday and Monday and then to be closed on Tuesday.  Even if you were usually closed on a Tuesday I would think you would have wanted to be open for people who walked past the previous two days and wanted to try it for the first time. 
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: Jeffsayyes on October 19, 2019, 04:41:30 AM
Seems like a really cute, local place. You guys gotta give them a break bc they are closed every tuesday and the pies are personal at smallest... cmon.


They have pizzas, pastas, salads, and deli sandwiches. They seemed really sweet and I hope they do well
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: ptbass75 on October 27, 2019, 10:50:50 PM
Jeff did you try it?
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: fillmorep on October 28, 2019, 09:59:14 AM
I got some vegetable lasagna to go and there was nary a veg to be found. It was a bunch of noodles with tomato sauce on top. The staff is very sweet but I am not going back in a hurry.
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: the80s on October 28, 2019, 12:39:07 PM
They were giving out pizza samples on Saturday outside, and the pizza I tried seemed very good for a slice. Thin, crisp crust, tasty sauce, normal cheese. Hopefully the stuff inside will be good too-- the sample definitely enticed me to try a full slice there the next time I want one.
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: ptbass75 on October 30, 2019, 07:45:40 PM
They were giving out pizza samples on Saturday outside, and the pizza I tried seemed very good for a slice. Thin, crisp crust, tasty sauce, normal cheese. Hopefully the stuff inside will be good too-- the sample definitely enticed me to try a full slice there the next time I want one.

I wonder if what they meant was vegetarian lasagna, as in meatless, rather than having vegetables in it.
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: ptbass75 on October 30, 2019, 07:47:16 PM
OK, had the pleasure of trying a slice tonight. Crispy, very homemade seeming pizza dough, thin. Different than your typical New York slice and very tasty. I would recommend everyone to go in and give them a shot. They now have heroes, first time I’ve ever seen a fish Parmesan, and are looking to do beer and wine within the next month and will start doing more platters there after.
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: JHMNY on February 05, 2020, 01:45:07 PM
Amore is currently closed. The windows are papered, and there's a sign stating that they're closed for remodeling.  :-\
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: Yankswun98 on February 05, 2020, 06:26:06 PM
It seems odd to renovate 5 months after they opened.  I feel Amore has no direction in the type of food they served being that they are not a full fledged pizzeria.
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: dssjh on February 05, 2020, 08:03:24 PM
what elements of a full-fledged pizzeria were they missing?
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: odyshape on February 06, 2020, 10:38:42 AM
what elements of a full-fledged pizzeria were they missing?

They don't do slices. That's fine if you are going to be a real wood-fired pizza restaurant (which would be great to have), but the pizzas they serve aren't any better or different than a regular pizzeria.
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: Jeffsayyes on February 07, 2020, 03:53:19 PM
omg w the slices again...
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: dssjh on February 27, 2020, 07:54:04 PM
a new sign in the window promises the imminent opening of Amore Bakery, same logo.
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: hum@njukebox1 on February 27, 2020, 08:05:24 PM
Finally.........a bakery in the area!
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: abcdefghijk on February 28, 2020, 09:19:00 AM
Probably a better idea. Bakeries are definitely "in" now.  (Tho, of course, there's much competition in JH nowadays.)
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: dssjh on February 28, 2020, 12:04:07 PM
a bakery that specializes in -- or at least offers -- bread would be especially welcome. Carollo, which was in the space later occupied by El Rico Tinto, had some good (not great, but hot and crusty) Italian and semolina loaves.
Title: Re: Amore Cafe
Post by: Jhx on February 29, 2020, 11:19:13 PM
I saw them pushing in the kitchen equipment today. It seems like a small spot/kitchen to be making pastries and breads on site. I don’t think they have an exhaust system or ovens in place, so probably they will be getting their baked goods from Long Island city like the rest of the places in the neighborhood. Not that it’s a bad thing, but unfortunately, “ Homemade baked goods“ may be a thing of the past.