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Amore Mio

Frequently Asked Questions

How big is your pizza?

Amore Mio pizzas are 12” (30.5 cm.) large. Some may consider it too much of a meal for one person, but you should bear in mind Amore Mio pizzas are made in the Napoletana style, i.e. thin base and very tender, light, and moist at the same time. For those dining-in customers with less appetite, Amore Mio offers an option for a smaller pizza base of 10” (25.5 cm)

What is sourdough pizza and what’s the difference from pizzas of the commercial pizza chain restaurants?

Essentially the ingredients for making the sourdough base pizza and the regular (baker’s) dough pizza are the same but the process of making it is very different. When you make a regular pizza base, your key ingredient is an active commercial dry yeast which reacts with gluten to make the dough rise. Sourdough, however, must be made with what it’s called a ‘starter’. The starter is made from a combination of yeast and naturally occurring lactobacilli. This bacteria produces lactic acid which ferments the dough and contributes to the ‘sour’ taste associated with sourdough. Also, the yeast used in sourdough is ‘wild’ or natural yeast. Wild yeast is present in many foodstuffs and baking ingredients and exists naturally in all flour. The fermentation process when making sourdough pizza base is much longer than the baker’s dough, allowing for the development of a much more complex and refined taste, aroma and structure to the final product. This is the method used to prove dough for centuries having its origins traced back to Ancient Egypt, while active commercial dry yeast has been used for the last 100 years. Because the lactic acid in sourdough bread is low glycaemic, it means that the sourdough pizza base is converted to blood glucose more slowly. It is much easier to digest and has been linked to a healthy gut. In addition, the lengthy fermentation process of making sourdough releases nutrients including iron, zinc, magnesium, antioxidants, folic acid and other B vitamins, all good for your health

What is Fior Di Latte and why are you using it instead of the traditional mozzarella

Fior di Latte (Flower of milk) is a semi-soft, fresh cheese that originates from Agerola, on Italy’s Amalfi Coast. Fior di Latte is traditionally made using exclusively cow’s milk whereas Mozzarella is traditionally made with buffalo milk and just more recently with cow’s milk in order to make it more commercially affordable. Because Fior di Latte is made with cow’s milk, it has a more subtle and lighter flavour than Mozzarella. Furthermore, it has a higher moisture content and, as such, has a softer texture than its more well-known counterpart. It also conquers the palate with a more delicate taste than mozzarella. It is a decidedly softer cheese and sweeter and less fatty than mozzarella. All this makes Fior di Latte a better choice when it comes to making a classic Neapolitan pizza

Are you dog friendly?

Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed inside the restaurant at Amore Mio. The kitchen is positioned inside the retail area and for that reason, pets are not allowed. Of course, an exception is made, by law for guide dogs on duty or in active training. However, the Amore Mio’s outside seating area, open between April and October is dog friendly. You are encouraged to book a table there if you plan to visit with your pet

Do you offer gluten-free pizza or pasta?

All pizzas could be made on a gluten-free base. Amore Mio also offers gluten-free pasta, although it takes a bit longer to cook. Please note, the gluten-free bases are baked in the same oven as the regular pizzas, therefore small cross-contamination with gluten could not be excluded

Do I need to pre-book to visit or I can walk in?

You are welcome to walk in but Amore Mio strongly encourages you to pre-book. Booking in advance will guarantee you a table during busy times. Also by booking in advance, Amore Mio will make sure you get the best table in the restaurant. You can book a table 24/7 via the online booking portal up to 4 months in advance and provide any specific information such as any allergies, food intolerances, special dietary requirements or number of children in the party

Can I order food from your menu to take away and can you deliver it to me?

You can order for Collection from Amore Mio’s menu: Pizza, Pasta, Lasagne, Risotto, soft & alcoholic drinks and desserts. Amore Mio online ordering portal is available 24/7 for instant orders and pre-orders up to two days in advance.

Unfortunately, at the present moment, Amore Mio does not offer Delivery

Are you kid-friendly?

Amore Mio is a kid-friendly restaurant during the day and for the first part of the evening. We strongly encourage parents to book in advance indicating the number of kids in the party. You may also let us know whether you require a high chair or need to bring a pram inside the restaurant. This will assist us in allocating the best possible table for you according to your needs and with respect to the comfort of other guests.

In the second part of the evening, we operate a policy of “adults only”. Bookings with kids are welcome at 17:00 for the duration of the booking.

However, we are unable to accept bookings and walk-ins with kids aged 12 and below after 18:00.

Do you have Kid’s Menu?

Amore Mio offers a Kid’s Menu for a set price which includes: 10” pizza + Apple/ Orange juice + 1 scoop of Gelato

Do you offer vouchers and how can I purchase them?

Amore Mio offers vouchers of various values which you can purchase from the web page. The purchased vouchers could be sent electronically by email or as a print-out in an envelope by 1st Class Mail to a designated recipient and could be redeemed at their full value at the restaurant up to a year after the purchase

Do you cater for the dietary requirements of Vegetarians/ Vegans?

Amore Mio endeavours to serve customers with diverse dietary requirements, vegetarians and vegans included. There are a number of dishes suitable for vegetarians, such as Margherita, Porcini Mushroom, Goat Cheese or Mediterranean Summer pizza or Spaghetti Pomodoro, Penne Pesto Genovese pasta, or Vegetable risotto. For vegans, all dairy-based cheese in recipes could be replaced by vegan cheese. Just make sure to discuss your particular dietary requirements with the waiting team before ordering food

Where is the nearest car park?

Amore Mio restaurant is next to the Brewery Car Park in Cirencester. The car park is open seven days a week, including overnight. Charges apply between 8am and 6pm Monday to Saturday, Sunday it’s free of charge. There are 288 spaces, 6 disabled spaces and 3 motorcycle bays. It is a cashless car park where you can pay by using the PaybyPhone website & app, credit or debit card at the pay machines or by calling a number on your mobile. The car park location number for cashless or phone payments is 804752

What D.O.P., I.G.P. and D.O.C. abbreviations stand for in your food & wine menu?

Amore Mio is committed to using the most authentic and high-quality ingredients from established and reputable Italian suppliers. In many cases, we use ingredients which are specific to a certain region of Italy or manufacturing process and have obtained a certification guaranteeing that extent.

D.O.P. stands for Denominazione di Origine Protetta (literally Protected Designation of Origin). It is assigned by the European Union to the name used to indicate a product that owes its characteristics to its place of origin, and its production, modification and processing occur within that geographical area (referred to by the name of the product itself and coinciding with a place, a region or a country).

I.G.P. stands for Indicazione Geografica Protetta (literally Protected Geographical Indication) and it indicates a mark of origin that is assigned by the European Union to agricultural and food products for which a certain quality, reputation or other feature depends on its geographical origin, whose production, modification and/or processing takes place in a certain geographical area.

D.O.C. stands for Denominazione di Origine Controllata (literally Controlled Designation of Origin). It is a certification applied to Italian wines that, under the law, have distinctive features of superior quality, determined by the grape varietal and the production area as well as the techniques for processing and ageing. Each D.O.C. is regulated in terms of areas, production methods and sensory characteristics by a production specification. The law also requires monitoring of the entire production cycle and, before marketing, a chemical and sensory analysis performed by a body instituted at the Chamber of Commerce.