If you've never had authentic Neapolitan pizza, then what you think is pizza might in fact be a cunningly disguised pretzel. Today's Groupon clears up the confusion: for $10, you get $20 worth of authentic brick-oven pizza, Neapolitan fare, and drinks at Vero Amore at either location—in Tucson or Marana.
Characterized by its simplicity and uncanny resemblance to Sophia Loren, Neapolitan pizza is made with the freshest and healthiest ingredients—including ripe tomato sauces, homemade mozzarella cheese, and your choice of high-quality toppings—and then baked in a wood-fired brick oven and served crispy and piping hot. Vero Amore is one of the few VPN-certified establishments to serve the authentic Neapolitan pie, owing to super-owner brothers Aric and Joshua Mussman’s training at the world-renowned Verace Pizza Napoletana academy in Naples in 2006. Keep it simple with the classic margherita pizza ($9.50–$10), sample a smokier savory with the pizza anima with andouille sausage ($11–$12), or dine with a Medici's opulence and order the pizza lussuria's mélange of genoa salami, garlic, and crushed red peppers ($10.50–$11). Vero Amore's menu also offers a variety of Italian appetizers and entrees. The prosciutto caprese salad ($9.50–$10) and steamed clams in a garlic white-wine sauce ($13) are sure to delight pizza cynics and college freshmen alike. Finish off your Tour de Naples with homemade panna cotta ($5.50) or a chocolate-chip cookie baked in the brick oven and served with ice cream (both $5.50).
Like a ballroom dancer in cargo shorts, the atmosphere at Vero Amore is relaxed yet elegant, with intimate tables and a cordial vibe. Attentive service and an ever-evolving wine list comprised of vinos from small family-owned vineyards make Vero Amore a romantic arena for dates, so sip a glass or three while staring into each other's eyes, or impress your date with your ability to eat 30 toasted ravioli in one sitting.
This Groupon is not valid with happy hour or with other offers. Dine-in only.
Tucson Lifestyle magazine awarded Vero Amore the Best Thin Crust with Cheese. The Arizona Republic and Tucson Weekly featured Vero Amore. Yelpers give the restaurant an average of four stars, and 83% of Urbanspooners recommend it:
- This pizza achieves exquisite balance. The high heat of the oven beautifully blisters the crust, and it emerges with a tender crispiness. Sauce lightly coats the pie, yet is startlingly vibrant. – Roger Naylor, AZcentral.com, Arizona Republic
- The pasta is tasty, and the pizza is truly the way pizza is supposed to be: hot, crispy, chewy, and cheesy, with every bite full of fresh flavors. – Rita Connelly, Tucson Weekly