A quote written in Italian on Osteria Amore’s menu translates roughly to: If nobody sees you eat dessert, the calories don’t count.
Oh, how I wish that were true. I’m not thinking of the scoops of Italian gelato or massive portion of tiramisu, or the frankly strange deconstructed cannoli. It’s all the housemade pasta and wood-fired pizza crust and creamy sauces and oodles of cheese that I wish didn’t count against my caloric budget.
Salt Lake County’s newest Italian restaurant, opened in the space left by the Greek Aristo’s near the University of Utah, serves hearty and mostly delicious authentic Italian food in an upscale setting.