That’s Amore

4_half star rating 43 reviews

Telephone 09-302 0645

1 Courthouse Lane
Metropolis Building
Auckland Central
Auckland City

Cuisine:
Pizza, Italian, Family, European
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12 noon - 2:30pm, 5pm - 9:30pm
Sat - Sun 5pm - 10pm
Provided by business

Overview

At That’s Amore Pizzeria you can have the Real Neapolitan Pizza made with Italian and New Zealand products of the Best quality. We do all by love and passion……. That’s Amore!!! That’s Amore Pizzeria is located at 1 Courthouse Lane, (behind 42 High Street), under the Metropolis Hotel Residential Apartments, beside the Residential lobby.

Photos

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More Information

Categories:
Takeaway / Fast Food, Restaurants, Pizzas
Takeaways:
Yes
Parking:
Pay & Display, Pay, Free Off-Street
Price Range:
Moderate, $15 - $25
Attire:
Casual
Good For Groups:
Yes
Good For Children:
Yes
Alcohol:
Spirits, Wine, Beer
BYO/Corkage:
BYO, Corkage Charge
Wheelchair Accessible:
Yes
Takes Reservations:
Yes
Dietary Restrictions:
Vegetarian
Meals Served:
Lunch, Dinner, Dessert
Payment Types:
EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard
Seating For:
25
Outdoor Seating:
Yes

Reviews for That’s Amore

5 star rating
by Mauricio
16th February 2014

I was after an authentic Italian pizza. Came to That’s Amore and had a great experience, small place, however it has a comfy and relaxed atmosphere, with a nice background music. Don’t miss the chance to try the “Capricciosa” and the “4 Formaggi”!! Birra Moretti beer to accompany was my choice.
Little Italy outside Italy with a great service!

5 star rating
by Alice
26th November 2013

Best Italian Pizzas not made in Italy, great food team
Genuine Authentic it made me feel as though I was back in Rome. Prices were great, food even better and the service was top notch, we will be back for sure

5 star rating
by CC
8th November 2013

Best authentic pizza in central Auckland City. Cozy warm surrounds – nice first date venue if you come on a weekday night early. You will not be disappointed with any selection of pizza. Subtlety of flavours is something they excel at, while the crusts are delicious and have a hint of added herbs. Abandon that Domino’s urge and come here instead!

5 star rating
by AllStar I.
21st October 2013

A fantastic little restaurant. Staff are friendly and helpful. Food is lovely! We had a birthday dinner of 20 people and they handled the group well including the small children. Will most certainly visit again.

5 star rating
by Niamh R.
11th September 2013

Visited here last night, and had a good feeling as soon as I walked in the door. Waitress was very personable but not in your face. Some of the best pizza I have had outside Italy, I will definitely be making this my local. Really reasonable prices and delicious food.

5 star rating
by Alex
10th August 2013

Best pizza in Auckland. Their price is quite cheap compare to it’s size. Good value and delicious.Other than pizza their salad and pasta is average for me. But their pizza is a star! We will come back soon.

5 star rating
by Martina T.
8th July 2013

Definitely the best pizza out of Italy. Actually would rate it just as highly as pizza we have had in Italy. Been many times and always a very authentic experience. Recommended to many friends and family for a great dinner or lunch. Awesome value too

4 star rating
by Michael T.
27th June 2013

Authentic Italian pizza, with quality ingredients and a nice, cosy pizzeria atmosphere inside. The calzones are particularly impressive. The menu runs to something like 40-50 options, which is more than you see in most pizza places – the gamberoni is a star! Believe they’ve recently lost Alessandro – otherwise known as the pizza-making maestro extraordinaire – and one hell of a nice guy, which is a shame. However, understand he may be behind a new pizzeria closeby in Chancery.

5 star rating
by Lina M.
22nd June 2013

That’s the truly Italian handmade Pizza. Me and my husband both thought it was so delicious!!! We had 2 excellent pizza and a bottle of Chianti Reserve, and the tiramisu was amazing!!!! That’s Amore is becoming our favorite place for pizza. Keep up the good work and we will definitely be going back!!!

2 star rating
by Dhakshi G.
18th May 2013

I came here with my boyfriend for the first time after reading the great reviews. I was impressed with the service and the atmosphere. The waitresses were friendly, attentive and helpful. The decor was charming and romantic. However, we were disappointed with the pizza. We ordered #31 (Re Di Napoli) and #38 (That’s Amore) ‘half-and-half’ in the largest size. Perhaps it was the truffle oil (as it was the only ingredient I was unfamiliar with) but #38 had an unpleasant, smokey after-taste. #31 was slightly better, but not great either. Both halves were soggy, the toppings kept sliding off, and the crust was burnt in places. Finally, the portion size was not worth the $32 we paid.

I’m giving the restaurant two stars because the staff were friendly and did seem genuinely concerned with providing a good experience for us. However, the experience did not stack up to the glowing reviews on this page. I’ve noticed that many of the positive reviews refer to an Italian chef/owner, who we did not see (all of the staff were Asian). Perhaps the place has changed management and gone downhill? I don’t know.

3 star rating
by nkcloita
20th February 2013

Sometimes good, sometimes not..

I wonder if the chef’s moody?
We’ve been there many times and the experiences had exactly two faced. Extremely yummy or extremely doubtful. No mediocre.
When they’re in a good mood?, we had an excellent pizza. When in a gloomy?, we had a small, soggy one with a little too much tomato sauce with just little mozzarella.
But I wouldn’t stop you if you want to know a wonderland.
Taste itself is not bad!

4 star rating
by Rachel
6th September 2012

Excellent pizza, very delicious and reasonable pricing!!! Alessandro definitely knows what it takes to make their customers welcome and have a pleasant experience!

4 star rating
by philip
6th September 2012

The pizza and calzone is amazing. Almost exactly like you get in Naples.
The only problem is the pasta dishes. They are tiny and expensive.
How come the pizza is so generous, but the pasta is so small ?

5 star rating
by Antje F.
22nd July 2012

One of the best italian style Pizza’s in the country- They are serving Pizza’s with a thin crust – and that is how it should be- the pharma ham is really nice. Nice service- try it and you won’t be disappointed. Best time to go is for lunch or Sundays – as they have a 15 Dollar deal for all pizza’s.

4 star rating
by Andy G.
12th July 2012

I loved this place – the guy that served us was really nice, genuine, and shared a lot about his home town in italy.

i’d never tried birra moretti before – i think he said it’s not really available much in stores in nz – i highly recommend it.

The thing that stuck out here was the fact that the owner and staff had clearly built a community around them, as witnessed by all the testimonials up on the walls.. seemed like they had a real buzz going.

Oh yeah, and importantly, the pizza was good too.

2 star rating
by Stephen
12th June 2012

Pizzas only lukewarm and horribly soggy with toppings falling off everywhere, pasta portions ridiculously small for the price. Not coming back.

1 star rating
by Yvonne
1st June 2012

I have eaten here before and really enjoyed the pizzas on offer.

However, this time the experience was completely different. I ordered the bufala, but appeared to have been given a Margarita. When I highlighted absence of buffalo mozzarella from this order was met with complete negativity by the owner. I was questioned whether I was a buffalo mozzarella expert and asked whether I was from Napoli. I am neither, but fail to see the relevance in my question. The photo of the pizza advertised ordered was nothing like the pizza I had received.

The staff appeared really uncomfortable as the owner shouted and became abusive. This is such as shame, as all I asked for was some buffalo mozzarella. I asked for the pizza to be packed for me to take away as I was being asked to pay for it but this was declined after a heated discussion. Eventually and reluctantly, the pizza was not paid for as a compromise.

Extremely disappointed and would not recommend this establishment

4 star rating
by Ingela J.
21st May 2012

Yummy!! This is a place where you can actually get a proper PIZZA in Auckland, with nice taste and good quality ingredients, (not the, tasteless thick bread with topping, they call pizza at a lot of other places), I think this is one of the best Pizzerias in town.

5 star rating
by Juanita R.
19th May 2012

If I hear the word pizza, I think of That’s Amore.. Why?? Its because they’ve got the best pizza and I’m addicted. I recommend #38 and #33 oh! they’re divine.

The atmosphere is cosy and clean. Staff were awesome, friendly, efficient and enjoy listening to their cute Italian accent.

Will definitely be going back!!

5 star rating
by Ourouma
17th May 2012

“Perfect dough, divine pizza !”

In the quest for the best pizza, I’m always trying new places, and I must admit I’m never satisfied…
So I tried That’s Amore pizza, and now, I’m totally addict !

I tried the Capricciosa pizza, with artichokes, delicious salami, capers, ham, mozzarella…. A combination to die for !
All the ingredients are really fresh and the dough is simply perfect, white, crispy, light and so tasty. You can choose between pizzas (43 different choice), calzone, salads, gnocchi, gelati….
We had some wine by the glass, a traditional red Lambrusco (slightly fizzy, low-alcohol wine) which pairs so well with the pizza. You can choose by the glass, a half bottle or a bottle.

For desert I ordered the homemade Tiramisu… Yuuuuuuuummmy. Served in a glass. So freshly made, that the Savoiardi biscuits were still crispy on the sugar side ! Very light, perfect for a desert. There was not cacao powder on the top but chocolate powder. This tiramisu was perfect, but I would just love it with more Marsala liquor !

The owners are real italian guys, from Napoli, in the south of Italy (where they do the best pizza in the world). You can hear them talking italian, I have no idea what there were talking about, but it give to the place a nice exotic atmosphere :)

That’s Amore is by far my favorite pizza in Auckland. We are lucky to have such an authentic place in Auckland, where you can enjoy fresh tasty pizzas !
Grazie, grazie!!

2 star rating
by Noe
8th May 2012

For three years I’ve been wanting to try this place, since I walked past every day while walking to uni and I had read the good reviews. Last Friday I finally got the chance, as a special celebration for my graduation. I was very disappointed. My family and I ordered 2 pizzas and 1 calzone. The flavours sounded really nice on the menu, but the pizzas turned out to be super thin and soggy – these are not real Italian pizzas at all! I was very disappointed and will not be eating there again.

4 star rating
by Joni M.
4th May 2012

The only place for that real *with hand gestures* Italian woodfired crust. Get simple toppings so you can truly appreciate the chewy crusty goodness.

3 star rating
by Jennifer H.
3rd April 2012

Great pizza, though for the price… i’m a bit on the rocks. Good quality pizza might be worth the money spending on it, and I do enjoy the atmosphere. A bit cramped for seating when going in during busy period and a tad unnerving to have your picture taken whilst in the middle of eating your meal. Overall, good pizza and great service.

4 star rating
by Crystal
28th March 2012

Love love loved it!! Very authentic & loads to choose from!!!

5 star rating
by chris
11th September 2011

fantastic pizza! this is such a cute place with a great atmosphere. staff are so friendly and accommodating. enjoyed the chianti too. we didnt have room for dessert but i am looking forward to trying their gelato next time

5 star rating
by Leen
27th August 2011

I love the Pizzas in That’s Amore. The pizzas are delicious and great. The owner and staffs are fabulous, the service is great! My favourite pizza is number 34, Duca. My boyfriend always has number 8, Hawaiian. I love the Choc truffles for dessert, as my friends love Tiramisu. Will definitely come back again soon.

5 star rating
by Gemma
17th August 2011

The best pizza ever, handmade with love by the owner, Allessandro, who is such a wonderful friendly guy that it makes a visit to dine in or takeaway worthwhile just to see his smile and hear him speaking in his native language. It does look like the toppings are a bit thin when you receive your pizza, but the taste is amazing… proving less is more. I highly recommend the prawn pizza minus the rocket and the ham and mushroom pizza with onions added. We also love the calzone. We love dining in on fresh pizza out of the oven but taking away is good too – remember to get a big one as you will want more! The dining area is small and designed to be casual – I find it interesting looking at the pictures and comments on the wall. But please get Diet Coke!

Have visited many times since this review and still top notch (March 2013).

4 star rating
by philip
26th July 2011

Having recently returned from the home of pizza – Naples, I had a craving for Margharita.
The Margharita pizza here is very good. In my opinion it is about 80-85% as good as you will get in Naples. Not perfect, but very close. As far as I know there is only one other place in Auckland that does proper Margharita.
Great Italian themed decor in the restaurant. The walls are covered with interesting things. The place is not a plush restaurant, but that is not what you want for an Italian pizzeria.
Prices are reasonable also.

Excellent, friendly waitress was on duty. She was making a real effort to do her job well.

Would I come back here – absolutely. You can’t beat genuine Italian pizza.

4 star rating
by Maloo22
20th July 2011

Excellent authentic pizza, Allesandro always vocal and loud which is great, always remembers you and deserves the great reputation he has

3 star rating
by jessica
7th May 2011

maybe i didn’t order the right flavor but i didn’t really enjoy my pizza. I had the italian sausage pizza which had i think fennel seeds and shiitake tasting mushrooms and the spicy salami pizza with spinach. It didn’t have that much flavor and not a single hint of spiciness. the pizza base tasted similar to turkish bread.

5 star rating
by mark m.
19th April 2011

brillant. pizza as good as it gets. Tastes, service and price all spot on. We loved it and the kids want to go back again. fully recommend it if you are in the city center. Better than the pizza we had in Italy..

5 star rating
by Ignesias T.
4th September 2010

I love this place, I just went to the restaurant today for the very first time! I’ve been eying this place for a very long time now but never had the courage to enter the restaurant.

As soon as you walk in this restaurant you feel like you are in ‘little italy’ and I love how the wine bottles sit on the table.

Good atmosphere, excellent service, and most importantly good quality food!

5 star rating
by jude
23rd July 2010

My second time at That’s Amore was brilliant. We were a large group taking over most of the small restaurant. The food was fast and fresh. Strangely, the salads were the last to come out but everyone enjoyed their meal.

The staff at That’s Amore add to the charm with their warm welcome and consistently good service.

If I had to pick anything for improvement, I would say the portion size for the salads and gnocci dishes was a little small. Perhaps they could be offered in different sizes as with the pizzas?

I truly love this place -it’s a little hard to find but totally worth the effort!

5 star rating
by Paul
26th April 2010

Great genuine Italian style pizza. In my opinion the best Auckland has to offer. I’ll be going back.

5 star rating
by Karen R.
19th February 2010

This is true Italian ‘melt-in-your-mouth’ pizza at its best. The flavours on my “Fattoria” pizza with capsicum, olives and chicken were simply delicious. The chef is full of exuberant Italian warmth as well. Best pizza I’ve had for a long time.

5 star rating
by judy
4th November 2009

This is best in Auckland. I have been here several times now and tried different pizzas. I love “Pear and Blue Cheese Pizza” best. I wish there is pizza restaurant like That’s Amore in Japan!

5 star rating
by Francesca
30th October 2009

Thank God, after lots of researches, i finally found the REAL Italian pizza in Auckland!!!
This place is tiny and welcoming. When you get into the pizzeria, you listen to Italian music and you can see small pictures of Italian personalities hanging by the walls, which is quite nice for an Italian in a foreign country. :) It makes you feel like you have found a piece of Italy in the other side of the world!
The service is really good, both if you have your lunch or dinner there and if you take it away.
Alex and his staff are very nice and i’m just enthusiast about them!
Prices are in the mid-range and that’s a point plus.
If i may suggest to all of you, try the CALZONE FARCITO, cos it’s one of my favourites! Eheheheh!
Everything there tastes like the original Italian one!
Grazie Ale!!! :)

5 star rating
by Anastasiya
29th October 2009

It’s a great place. My most favourite take away food. The pizza is fantastic! One of the main reasons I love this place because the quality of the products used is very high (and that rates very high on my list!) and you can feel the difference.One of my most favourite things in the world is eating Alessando’s pizza at 5 o’clock in the morning straight from the fridge after a big night out partying. Thank you so much for your service and quality!

4 star rating
by maria
29th October 2009

It’s a different taste and an experience that has been favourable to my family. Number 6 with garlic is my favourite BUT That’s Amore is just YUMMY!!! Calzone is great as well and very filling!!! However,the pasta is my number 1 with a small garlic pizza!!! Prego Allessandro!!! The best in Aklnd!!!

5 star rating
by Christopher
13th August 2009

Wow. Had the mozzarella pizza. So good, so very very good.

5 star rating
by Seamus
16th May 2009

had pizza there recently, was grand and Alessandro service was bar none…

overall a wunderbar experience…

5 star rating
by Louise
27th March 2009

Just like Italy – the best in Auckland and Alessandro is fantastic. That’s Amore is a hidden treasure tucked away around the corner which of course makes it all the more appealing. Totally recommend the calzone.

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