Amano's scampi chitarra.

Dine al fresco, Italian style, with your double bubble thanks to Amano’s magnificent takeaway offering

What we wouldn’t give to walk into Amano with our nearest and dearest, be seated underneath the soaring ceilings and everlasting floral arrangements, and have a plate of its beloved pasta set down in front of us. While, unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions it’s not currently possible to dine in-situ, the modern Italian favourite has made sure we don’t miss out on our carby cravings by launching a takeaway menu of its hot-ticket dishes.

Make sure you’ve worked up an appetite, because you’ll want to get amongst the full selection of pastas, starters, breads, salads and desserts. The fan favourite scampi chitarra is back on the menu, after not being available for a while due to seasonality. There’s also spaghetti cacio e pepe, shorthorn beef and Hampshire pork bolognese on tagliatelle, and casarecci (an extruded semolina pasta) with basil, ricotta and pine nuts.

Left to right: bolognese on tagliatelle; beef carpaccio.

Starter-style dishes that have us salivating are the beef carpaccio with salsa verde, parmesan and cured yolk, the burrata with asparagus, balsamic and pine nuts — and of course, the famous mozzarella foccacia di recco. Finish off with an espresso and mascarpone trifle, and perhaps a strawberry and dulcey ricotta cannolo, and it’ll be happy bellies all around.

It’s easy to place an order for contactless pick-up — simply order online on Savor’s website here. When it comes time to collect, drive to Amano, call the restaurant on 09 394 1416 and someone will bring your order out and place it in the boot of your car. Now that’s what we call meals on wheels.

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