Amano Pizzeria

A Ridgewood, NJ Restaurant Review

Amano Pizzeria, Ridgewood, NJ

Amano Pizzeria
Chestnut Street at Franklin
Ridgewood, NJ

Restaurant Highlights

Fare: Pizza
Inexpensive - Moderate

One of the Best pizza restaurants in New Jersey

Serves certified Neapolitan Pizza using all natural imported ingredients

Service is inconsistent, especially during busy ween evenings.

Value:  Excellent
Noise Level: Moderate
Dress: Very casual

Recommended For: Pizza enthusiasts who seek out authentic Neapolitan Pizza with imported ingredients.

Not Recommended For: Families with kids who prefer huge toppings  and lower prices.

Recommended dishes: When available,Their signature pizza, The Regina Margherita with imported fresh buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, light tomato sauce, parmiggiano reggiano, and extra virgin olive oil.; The Shrimp Scampi with Jumbo shrimp, sautéed garlic, extra virgin olive oil, lemon, and white wine. Served over linguine; and The Tagliatelle Bolognese with Housemade ribbon pasta and our classic Bolognese sauce, topped with herbed ricotta.

Liquor:  BYOB

Restaurant Review

Amano Pizzeria s one of the best pizza restaurants in Northern Jersey serving up authentic Neapolitan

The decor is trendy with a New York Tribeca atmosphere, with tall ceilings, red walls, large tile ovens, a long marble bar, a dessert counter with espresso machines, baked goods and a case for gelato.

The pizza is prepared by celebrity Chef Antonio Starita.

They use an authentic Neapolitan wood burning oven, hand built on site by Neapolitan artisans, using stones and volcanic soil imported from Naples. This type of construction is ideal for baking pizza at a temperatureof 1000 degrees necssary for cooking a crispy crust without burning the ingredients or overcookng the toppings.

The crust contains no additives or preservatives The dough made from all natural Caputo flour, Imported from Naples and grown at the foothills of Mount Vesuvio. The tomatoes are also imported imported from the famed San Marzano region in southern Italy, with the mozzella home-made on the premises..

Amano is one of few restaurants in the USA with certified Neapolitan pizza by both the VPN (Verace Pizza Napoletana) and the APN (Association of Neapolitan Pizzaiuoli).

The reason to come to this place is for the outstanding Pizza, and for their great gelato.

They also serve up a full menu of traditional Italian dishes.

(updated; August, 2016)

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