Amore Pizza and Gelato
208 E 500 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
I’ve had this problem at a few places: I walk in, see a lineup of intriguing options, and order what I think to be a decent first step toward exploring the menu, and find myself unable to move from that order.
Just like sometimes you read a great Yelp review and rush to try a place only to find that you probably ordered poorly and don’t have the same experience you read about, sometimes you get lucky, walk into a place, and your first taste is so good that it’s hard to imagine wanting to move on to the rest of the menu. The risk is too great. Your first taste was too good.
I first visited for gelato. I tried the obligatory mini spoons of the various, enticing flavors they had that day and settled on a large half panna cotta, half lemon biscotti. The lemon is creamy with a bit of acid and the cookie crunch is delightful. The panna cotta is…mystifying. I keep dragging people here and asking them to taste it. In my head, I know that it’s a creamy base with chunks of hard caramel coated in chocolate. When all of that gets together in my mouth, though, I taste root beer float.
While having gelato with my wife and daughter one day, a couple at the table next to us opened their pizza box and the most enticing aroma wafted our direction: truffle oil. That was our introduction to the Frank Lloyd Wright: a pizza with marinated mushrooms, arugula, drizzled with truffle oil. The peppery herb, wilting just a bit from contact with the hot cheese, all robed in the scent and flavor and truffle is nearly perfect. It’s my favorite slice in SL right now.