WXXI Local Stories
Fri June 14, 2013
An Inside Look at Wegmans' New Italian Restaurant
Wegmans' new Italian restaurant opens on Monday, June 17th.
The Amore Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar specializes in Italian American dishes like pizzas, homemade pasta, antipasti and fresh seafood made with fresh Wegmans ingredients.
"We're really trying to highlight our pasta brands, Italian Classics," says Amore's executive chef, Russell Ferguson. "A lot of work goes into sourcing those ingredients. A lot of them come from Italy, particularly the dry pasta. So this is really an opportunity to take some of our products that customers buy and elevate them a little bit. We really want to do something other than just Fettuccine Alfredo or pasta red sauce."
The restaurant seats 85 people on two levels. There's also a private dinning room on the second-floor that seats 10 people.
Amore is open for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. seven days a week. Sunday through Thursday dinner is served from 5:30 to 9 p.m., and stays open one hour later on Friday and Saturdays. All entries are under $20.