All About Panini

Panini, Italian style stuffed sandwiches, are popular in restaurants all over the U.S. While the first reference to the panini is believed to be in a 16th century Italian cookbook, the panini did not truly make its mark in Italian cuisine until the 1960s. It is believed that at this time, [...]

Pairing Wine with Pasta

The Italians know best when it comes to wine and pasta. However, not all of us are graced with an Italian chef in the kitchen telling us what to pair with each meal we prepare. We know the struggle of trying to make the perfect combination of pasta and wine [...]

4 Fast Facts About Pizza

Pizza is a staple of modern American life.   There are many variations on the original Neapolitan pizza that we cherish and create here at Vero Amore. From Neapolitan to Sicilian, or from Chicago-style to New York, there’s a world of pizza just waiting for you to take a bite. [...]

Chianti, anyone?

Long before there was a mainstream wine culture in the United States, there was chianti. Synonymous with Italian food and often one of the largest sections in grocery-store wine sections, this Tuscan red was recognized everywhere for its bulb-shaped bottle straw basket. Today there are dozens of varieties of Italian wine [...]

Seafood!

When it comes to authenticity at Vero Amore, the first thing that comes to mind is probably our certified Neapolitan pizza. Granted, we are quite proud of our pizza. But we also know that you can’t build a reputation as a purveyor of fine Neapolitan cuisine on pizza alone—there are [...]

Nearly all of our menu items are actually prepared in-house.

At Vero Amore, we pride ourselves on being Arizona’s first Authentic Neapolitan Pizzeria, certified by Italy’s Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana Academy (VPN). But our pizza isn’t the only thing that makes us Tucson’s premier destination for delicious Italian fare: nearly all of our menu items are actually prepared in-house. Here [...]

There’s no better summer eating than a good caprese salad.

Delicious precisely because it is so simple, the tomato, mozzarella, and basil salad is in refreshingly in-season during the hottest months of the year. Stores may be hawking their fall apparel lines and back-to-school may have already run its course, but we can all feel that it is still very [...]

Five Facts You Didn’t Know about Mozzarella

Mozzarella has become a standard cheese for many Americans over the past decades. Despite its widespread availability and the many creative uses chefs have found for this stretchy white cheese, mozzarella is still most often associated with Italian food. There’s more to mozzarella than meets the eye: here are five [...]

Arizona’s first restaurant to offer certifiably authentic Neapolitan pizza.

 It’s Italy’s own Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana—or VPN—who offers this esteemed certification, requiring that each Neapolitan pizza be made according to strict standards to maintain consistency and authenticity. Among other things, the VPN’s requirements regulate the types and origins of the ingredients (see our other blogs), as well as how [...]

Certified pizza? That’s right – it’s a real thing.

  The Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana’s American delegation, the VPN Americas, certifies Neapolitan pizzaiolis, or pizza makers, in the art of making traditional Neapolitan pizza. Founded in Naples, Italy, more than 300 years ago, this style of pizza is considered an Italian national heritage. Neapolitan pizza even has a DOC [...]

Dining the Italian Way

If you have ever had the opportunity to travel to Italy or have enjoyed a home cooked meal by an Italian nonna, you may have noticed how lengthy a traditional Italian meal is. You may have also noticed that there is usually enough food to feed a small country and [...]