It had been a long day in Glasgow and I had a hankering for Italian food before I boarded the train home. Luckily I was in the Merchant City so had a good bit of choice.
On a first floor level looking out over Ingram Street, the place has a classic modern Italian feel. It was a pretty quiet Monday for all the neighbourhood restaurants, but there was still a decent buzz about the place.
There was one or two more waiting staff than strictly necessary, so I did get asked for my drink order a few times before I’d had time to contemplate, but this was at least partially due to the MASSIVE MENU.
Seriously, Italian restaurants are famed for having stupidly broad menus but this was taking things to extremes.
I did eventually settle upon the frito misto to start, then an eggy pizza to follow.
The starter arrived just a little too quickly. Given I really enjoyed the pizza that followed, let’s not linger too long on how ordinary the brutally battered onions, tatties, courgettes and mushrooms were.
As I say, the pizza was really good with a tangerine yolked egg at the centre, ribbons of parmesan shaved on top, and pleasing ham and mushrooms. The base was light and worked well with the fold-and-shove-faceward method. It was really good stuff.
So overall, the scoring numbers for Amore don’t look quite so promising, but the pizza was impressively good. So as long as you resist the temptation to order a starter you will find much dining joy here. I’d be happy to visit for eggy pizza joy at the next available opportunity.
Blythe scores Amore
3/5 for food
3/5 for presentation
3.5/5 for setting
4/5 for service
giving an overall 13.5/20
I ate: frito misto; pizza all’oochio di bue
I drank: white wine
I wore: grey suit
Total bill: £22.40
Address: 30 Ingram Street, Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1EZ