|10, Block 1, 8 TianXianQiao South Rd., Tangba st., Jinjiang District|
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Susan Johnson (more chengdu)|
Tangba Street over near Lan Kwai Fang has undergone a major transformation in the past half year, and a few interesting small restaurants have opened their doors. We walked over and decided to try the Italian restaurant Amore, which presents a simple menu of pizza, pasta and salads. The menu also offers pizza by the slice – something that we really hope starts to catch on in town. Unfortunately, there were no slices available when we dropped in. From their reasonably-priced menu, we chose a Greek salad, which was nice and fresh with a few cubes of feta. The pesto pasta was coated generously in olive oil and was on the mild side (we asked for some salt to sprinkle on top).
We got a medium Nordic pizza that had smoked salmon, onions and a tomato sauce topping a thin, crisp crust. The bottles of wine had a few selections by the glass. They were out of the white when we visited, so we asked for a Lambrusco. It's very unusual to offer a sparkling wine by the glass, and at 30RMB per flute it was an excellent value, on the sweet side, but a good match for the sunny afternoon.
By the time we had finished our main dishes, the French crepe place next door had opened up, and we briefly pondered going over there for dessert. In the end, we decided to stick around and order the tiramisu at Amore. Tiramisu is so common in Chengdu we think only the really excellent ones are worth the indulgence. This one is definitely in the top five we've tried. Customers can expect to pay 50 to 80RMB per head. For those centrally located, Amore also delivers within a 3km radius.