The first time I went in to Amo La Bella, I couldn't believe it existed -- It is shadowed by a massive coliseum (once known ad the "Knick" (for Knickerbocker), now called the Times Union Center) on an alleyway marked by abandoned buildings. Not an auspicious looking beginning. But once inside, it has the look of a typical Brooklyn or Bronx Italian family restaurant. And the servers are all gracious, polite and competent.
If you love doughy Italian bread coated in sesame seeds and with a thick crust, you'll love their bread. I think a slice of their bread must have 500 calories in it. But it is fresh and warm and has a nice very down-home smell to it.
The food is excellent; proportions are bigger than you need; prices are fair. And the place is favored by so many locals that it is often packed.
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