Durham >Food & Dining > Amante Gourmet Pizza
6209 Falconbridge Rd, Durham, NC | Directions 2751735.909352 -78.986250
Mon-Thu 11:30am-10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 12pm-10pm
Neighborhoods: Downing Creek
Glass in pizza – Pizza is good, but tonight we had glass in our pizza. This is unacceptable. I called the restaurant, they said sorry. Doesn't cut it. We won't be dining there again.
thee worst – from the time i walked in the door i was disappointed, first had to wait for somebody who could talk english, the it took so long to get my order place, when i received it, the order was wrong had to wait 45 minutes to get it right, i asked to speak to a manager, and im still waiting, he would never come out of the back and has never returned my calls
Great pizza!!! – The pizza was excellent! They put a good amount of toppings, not stingy at all. It took a little longer than most other pizza places i've been to, but that's because they were pretty busy. The pizza was worth the wait thou! I highly recomend it!
Great light pizzas, subtle flavors – Amante has been my main pizza source for several years. (I stopped eating pizza for awhile b/c most take out places make them with heavy cheese, lots of salt & very fat crusts). Amante doesn't do this- they use thinner crusts with fresh vegetables, good sauces. My favorite is Greek pizza with feta, mozzarella, red onion, olives, tomatoes. I ask for lighter mozzarella & more feta, it's excellent!
Last pizza there was not up to par. don't know if they have new cooks or what. So I'm using Pazzo's in Southern Village and Anna Marie's in Carrboro temporarily
Disgusting – What a horrible excuse for pizza. It amazes me how places like this stay in business. It might as well be another Domino's or worse yet, Little Caesar's. The pizza was terrible. Tasteless dough; canned toppings; dry; blah. The wings were even worse: there was no sauce on them at all; we asked for them well-done and were completely ignored; the bleu cheese had obviously sat out for hours as indicated by the yellow film that formed over the top of the cup. When I called to complain about the wings, the manager said they don't use much sauce because they double cook them. That makes no sense. I've worked in the food industry my whole life; including Italian restaurants. I've double cooked wings and made them plenty saucy and they come out great. I asked for someone to bring us new wings with sauce on them, they refused and offered us free wings next time instead. I said that we'll never be eating there again, so they refunded the wings. Again, horrible, don't waste your time, money, or calories.
Terrible Pizza from a place that used to be so good! – - Fruit flies in the salad
- Undercooked crust
- Wrong toppings on pizza
Here's the really funny one. I talked with the manager and he agreed to have some one pick up the pizza and refund our money. He then had one of the wait staff call 10 minutes later and say they didn't have any delivery drivers! ROFL!
When I went to return the various items I ran into another family in the parking lot. They expressed the same concerns (wrong toppings, bad pizza, etc.). We commiserated that was once a really good place had become simply a lousy pizza joint. Sad to say, but that was our last Amante's pizza .
Horrible Customer Service – I was a regular customer for nearly a decade even though I knew the customer service wasn't all that great. The food was okay to good depending on what you ordered, but the staff became increasingly unpleasant over the years to the point where it seemed they were only capable of hiring people who wanted to be anywhere on earth other than behind the counter at Amante. Sour expressions, nary a smile to be seen, a customer is made to feel his business is unwelcome at best, an imposition at worst. Finally, I had enough and decided no to spend my hard-earned money at a place that could care less. Go down the road to Rudino's or Tomato Jake's and save yourself the aggravation!
Quality ingredients – Most pizza chains skimp on ingredients. This place doesn't, so we always choose them when we want pizza! The dough, sauce and cheese are high quality, so it tastes great (and makes digestion easier - cheap dough causes bloating.) Toppings are good too, and there are many choices including things like roasted garlic. If they tell you 20 minutes, show up in 10 because they're fast. Note when you get different toppings on half, the toppings always cross over, so if you don't like pepperoni on your half, you will find yourself picking several pieces off your side. Not a big deal, though. Overall, this place is great. The staff is friendly, even when they're swamped. Beverage selection is good.
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