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Amato’s Pizza Boca Raton

Many places seem to fear the reviews they will get from us after we eat there. Usually this is due to their poor quality, or lack of knowledge making pizza. Amato’s on the other hand took the proactive approach and invited the Pizza Experts in to try their pizza and review it. This says a […]

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Amato’s Pizza Boca Raton

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amatos.jpgMany places seem to fear the reviews they will get from us after we eat there. Usually this is due to their poor quality, or lack of knowledge making pizza. Amato’s on the other hand took the proactive approach and invited the Pizza Experts in to try their pizza and review it. This says a lot about their confidence.

Previously the location that currently houses Amato’s Pizza, was home to several other failed pizza places. One of which, we had tremendous problems with, and for one of the first times, we were actually happy to see the place close down. Like I always say…..serve crap, get crappy reviews. It is quite simple actually. Serve good pizza, get good reviews. Everyone understand?

After receiving our emailed invitation to come in and put their pizza to the test, my son and I decided to go the other night and see if they made the right choice with their invitation.

Amato’s Pizza was quite busy the Tuesday evening we went there. Considering the time we went, it showed a lot of promise for their chance at longevity. Actually, we later found out that Amato’s is even open until 2am on the weekends. My dreams of a 24 hour pizza place in Boca Raton, are halfway coming to reality.

I ordered a Sicilian slice and my son got a slice with Pineapple and Ham on it (yuck). The prices of the slice were a bit much, considering what the surrounding competition charges, but I guess they will learn to lower their $2.75 price, through supply and demand. I grabbed a can of Cherry Coke (no fountains at this place……boooo) and sat down to eat this nice looking slice. My first bite was really good. The crust was nice and crisp on the bottom and as my teeth met its cratered texture I realized these guys “the Amato’s” put time and effort into their end pizza product. The inside crust was airy and almost bread like. The sauce was sweet and for the most part as smooth as I like it. The cheese stood out the most out of this slice. My initial reaction was Grande, and as I looked up at the menu, they actually state that they use Grande cheese! Nice choice.

amatos_pizza.jpghawaiianpizza.jpgThe regular slice was impressive as well. The cheese tasted as good as the Sicilian slice, and the crust was just as crisp. Didn’t care for the taste of the crust though on this slice. Amato’s you are using way too much flour on your pizza. For the price you are charging a slice, you might consider a higher quality flour while we are at it. If the flour tastes bland (like yours did) and you apply it excessively (which you did) it will make the entire slice taste bland as well. I am sure you don’t put this much flour on every pie you serve, and it was probably an anomaly, but it is something you should take into consideration when making future pizzas. In my opinion this regular slice could have been a contender without all that flour. You can probably even see the flour on the crust from my photo above.  Hopefully my son will get around the reviewing the “hawaiian slice” one of these days.

Most Memorable Things at Amato’s

  • The taste of the cheese
  • The slices were cooked perfectly
  • The crust on the Sicilian

Least Memorable Things at Amato’s

  • Canned soda only (I like bottled, or fountain)
  • Price of a slice $2.75
  • Too much flour

Amato”s Pizza gets 5 out of 8 slices, and we will definitely go back again

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13 Responses to “Amato’s Pizza Boca Raton”

  • Mike C wrote:
    28 Sep 2009 at 10:58 am

    What can I say? My family knows how to cook!

  • Name wrote:
    28 Sep 2009 at 11:11 am

    If you are going to write a review about a place, you should probably proof read it before you post it on the internet. If you don't like canned soda, get water… It's better for you anyway. I've never heard anyone bash on a place because it doesn't have fountain soda..

    P.S. You never mentioned what your son thought of the pizza. You obviously didn't approve of his choice, but I wonder if you even care if he liked it or not… It would be nice if you reviewed some of the toppings. The cheese is great, but what about everything else?

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    28 Sep 2009 at 11:55 am

    Thanks for pointing out the errors in the article, I try to proofread everything I write, but I am not perfect with spelling. But I am perfect with pizza. I wasn't bashing Amato's because of their canned soda, just pointing out that I prefer fountain and to some of my readers, several actually….they like to know when a place doesn't have fountain.

    Hopefully my son will review his slice soon, but for now he is being too lazy to complete it.

  • Name wrote:
    28 Sep 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Let me try and help you a little.

    {Thanks for pointing out the errors in the article. I try to proofread everything I write. Unfortunately, I am not perfect with spelling, but I am perfect with pizza. I wasn't bashing Amato's Pizza, just point out that I prefer fountain soda. Many of my readers know this and like to know when there is no fountain soda available.}

    There, I fixed it for you.

    Don't call your son lazy. You're the critic. Be a real dad. Ask him if he enjoyed the experience and the pizza. That should be what matters most to you, not the stupid soda.

    If your son is over 18 and has aspirations to be critic like yourself, then I take it back. He is lazy. If not, let him be a kid.

  • Zambory1 wrote:
    28 Sep 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Just ordered and served with the neighbors a most delicious shrimp pizza that was out of the UNIVERSE and perfectly done to the utmost. Highly recommend this pizza as number Uno…second of choice that I also served was the Hawaiian Pizza, absolutley D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S..Keep up the A-W-S-O-M-E- Job and we all look forward into many many years of finally GREAT 5 STAR PIZZA. Thumbs up in my neighborhood. When are you going to deliver? AMOTOS is where it at!!!!

  • Amatospizza wrote:
    28 Sep 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks, Zambory…we do deliver. Hope to see you again soon!

  • Name wrote:
    09 Oct 2009 at 11:20 am

    THIS SLICE OF SUPERB SICILIAN LOOKS THE TASTIEST TO ME AS COMPARED TO SOME OF THE OTHERS I HAVE VIEWED ON THIS SITE! REGARDLESS OF THEIR “SLICE” RATING AND/OR CRITIQUE, I WOULD WANT TO TRY THIS BETTER LOOKING, AND IM SURE BETTER TASTING SLICE!!

  • Name wrote:
    09 Oct 2009 at 6:20 pm

    THIS SLICE OF SUPERB SICILIAN LOOKS THE TASTIEST TO ME AS COMPARED TO SOME OF THE OTHERS I HAVE VIEWED ON THIS SITE! REGARDLESS OF THEIR “SLICE” RATING AND/OR CRITIQUE, I WOULD WANT TO TRY THIS BETTER LOOKING, AND IM SURE BETTER TASTING SLICE!!

  • Eliminator wrote:
    13 Feb 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Personally, I prefer to drink a beer with delicious pizza. However, if the store only has canned soda, then congrats to them. First, imho canned soda tastes many times better than fountain soda mainly because of the difference in water quality used to blend the drinks plus correct carbonation. Florida tapwater is awful. Secondly, fountain machines need periodic cleaning of the lines for health reasons. It's that simple. 2 slices, a can of soda with a straw or cup and I'm good to go.

  • Frank wrote:
    10 Oct 2010 at 11:13 pm

    are they closed

  • Craig (lapp) wrote:
    11 Oct 2010 at 1:26 am

    I haven’t been there for a couple of months, but nobody has reported a closing to me yet? I know Casino’s nearby closed down?

  • Stan wrote:
    01 Feb 2011 at 3:20 pm

    Some of us prefer canned sodas and for a good reason. I am a diabetic and I, after ordering a sugar-free beverage, received a wrong drink….one that contained sugar and made med ill. Lat year I was served a wrong drink at Brewzzi’s …. I Emailed the management to alert his servers to be more careful. They didn’t care. I never received a reply. Needless to say my friends and I never returned.

  • Anonymous wrote:
    02 Feb 2011 at 12:54 am

    Outstanding pizza. Tonight we tried the calzone and stromboli and each as at least an 8 out of 10. We especially like the tomato sauce which has a sight sweet taste and is much better than what we have here locally.

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