AMARE Nuvali: Best Brick-Oven Pizza, Pasta, and Tomahawk Steak!

Amare La Cucina is now open in Nuvali, having transferred from its original Paseo de Sta. Rosa location. It’s fascinating how Amare from Baguio was able to expand to 12 branches rapidly (without franchising) by being an equity partner in all of its branches. It is known for its brick-oven specialties which are not limited to just pizza and pasta but include Tomahawk steaks as well.

Here are some dining tips in Amare Nuvali for your next family celebrations.

About Amare Nuvali

Amare La Cucina is a Neapolitan-style pizzeria in Baguio founded by a local, Edmark Bustos.

The name means “to love a kitchen” in Italian. Edmark, who is no trained chef, shows this love through his passion for cooking and experimentation. This drove him to open his own restaurant, which first started in his home until it became the go-to place for good pizza in Baguio.

The name AMARE is also a deliberate combination of the names of the Bustos siblings—Alvin, Marianne, and Edmark.

Amare La Cucina Nuvali
📍 Ground Floor Bldg. C, Solenad 3, Nuvali Boulevard, Nuvali, Santa Rosa, Laguna
⏰ Open Daily 11 AM – 9:00 PM
📞 +63 929 599 7707
FB: Amare La Cucina Nuvali
IG: @amarelacucina_nuvali

Related Blog Post: AMARE: Best Brick Oven Pizza in Baguio! #AwesomeBaguio

Thank you to the Amare Nuvali team—Edmark Bustos, Allison & Rose Cruz, Christopher & Ninevetch Llaga—for a successful opening of Amare La Cucina in Solenad 3 in Nuvali.

Amare Menu: Antipasti | Soups & Salads | Pasta 1 | Brick Oven Pasta | Pizza | Premium Pizza | Entree | Desserts & Beverages

We loved Amare’s wood fire brick oven specialties, from their Neapolitan-style pizza to baked pastas and brick-oven cooked steaks! Here are our recommendations.


A traditional Swish cheese dish, baked and topped with chopped parsley.

Loved this super cheesy raclette where you can dip the small pizza slices to kick off the meal.

A bed of garden fresh greens and cherry tomatoes topped with Italian Burrata, salt and pepper to taste. Drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.
A simple and classic Italian dish seasoned to perfection with salt, pepper, and extra virgin olive oil.

Order the salad with the burrata specially the one with arugula and prosciutto.

Mozzarella Balls, Pollo Frito, Truffle Fries (Good for 4-6 persons).

Get the platter feat. their best fried appetizers, fried chicken nuggets, fries, and cheese balls.

Pizza & Pasta

A Florentine dish with 4 cheeses, cheddar, mozzarella, pecorino, and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

My personal favorite, with cheesy topping and spinach to balance the flavor. Sarap!

TRUFFLE PASTA (₱390 Single / ₱740 Family / ₱1,850 Tray)
Savory and creamy truffle sauce topped with fresh grated Parmigiano-Reggiano. Topped with chopped parsley, truffle oil, and extra virgin olive oil.

The Truffle Pasta is always a favorite with the kids and I like it with lots of grated cheese.

Mozzarella, Raclette, Gorgonzola, Goat cheese, Cheddar, Parmigiano-Reggiano, homemade blended plum tomato, and extra virgin olive oil.

A cheese overload pizza topped with tomato, walnuts, ham, and greens to balance it.

ULTIMATE CHEESE PASTA (₱710 Single / ₱1,840 Family / ₱3,070 Tray)
Creamy rich white sauce with 6 of your favorite cheeses: cheddar, mozzarella, raclette, goat cheese, Pecorino, and Parmigiano-Reggiano. Baked and topped with chopped parsley.

My personal favorite—baked pasta served hot from the oven with stretchy cheese.

ALVIN’S PIZZA (₱370 / ₱520)
Homemade sauce of basil topped with bacon, mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil, herbs, and Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Another good alternative pizza with a bit of pesto sauce and bacon.

ALA SARDINES (₱310 Single / ₱590 Family / ₱1,480 Tray)
Garlic, paprika and chili olive oil, Spanish Sardines, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and chopped parsley.

Garlicky pasta with paprika spice and Spanish sardines for a salty fish combination.

PINOY BOY (₱450, ₱630)
Italian sausage, homemade blended plum tomatoes, mozzarella, cheddar, mushroom, pepperoni, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, and herbs.

This pizza, served with Italian sausage and tomatoes, was named by Mikey Bustos.


WOOD-FRIED RIBS (₱550 Sharing, ₱2,680 Tray)
Brick oven grilled pork ribs served with vegetables and homemade garlic yogurt sauce.

Loved the charred goodness and tender wood-fried ribs. Sarap into!

House Wine (₱200/ glass, ₱1,000/bottle)

The meats were best eaten with Italian red wines, and their house wine was decent.

CHICKEN WINGS (₱410 6 pcs, ₱820 16 pcs, ₱1,945 40 pcs)
Wood-fired grilled chicken thighs served with vegetables and homemade garlic-yogurt sauce.

They also serve chicken wings for pica pica and for pairing with the pizza and pasta.

Best of all, they have the best steaks in Nuvali—their brick oven cooked Tomahawk steak!

TOMAHAWK (₱4,500/ Kilo)
Prime Australian Tomahawk Steak, grilled in the brick oven, served with 3 side dishes.

We loved Amare’s Tomahawk Steak because of the wood-fire oven charred goodness and the tenderness of the steak. Served with fries, pasta, and vegetables. Perfect for celebrations.

Campo Marina Lucarelli
Primitivo di Manduria

Get their special Italian red wine to serve with the steak! Sarap nito. 🙂

The tomahawk was served sliced with medium to medium well doneness and good by itself.


Pizza with a spread of Nutella chocolate, topped with vanilla ice cream and caramelized walnuts.

They are one of the first to serve this Nutella pizza dessert served a la mode. The kids loved this.

An Italian coffee dessert made-up of a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a shot of expresso poured over.

I always love a simple vanilla ice cream with a shot of espresso to satisfy my dessert cravings.

10″ Pizza with a spread of Speculoos Cookie Butter with marshmallows and almond slices.

The roasted mallows went well with the Speculoos and a bit of the ice cream, parang nasa campfire ka lang.

Final Thoughts

Overall, one of the best pizzerias in Nuvali that serves the best steak in Sta. Rosa!

This is perfect for family celebrations when you are in Solenad in Nuvali because the atmosphere is festive, the kids love the food, and they sing you a happy birthday on your special day. They also have more space. Reserve the high table in the middle.

I would recommend to start with the RACLETTE DIP and BURRATA ARUGULA PROSCIUTTO. For pizza and pasta, we recommend the QUATTRO-FORMAGGI SPINACH PIZZA, 6 CHEESE PIZZA, and ULTIMATE CHEESE PASTA. For the main meats, you got to try their WOOD-FRIED RIBS and TOMAHAWK STEAK! For dessert, end with the NUTELLA PIZZA and AFFOGATO. Budget about ₱1,000/head on the average or ₱2,500/head with the steak & wine.

Most of the food are good specially the wood-fired dishes because of the different char, tenderness and the served-hot-from-the-oven quality. I must admit though this is carbo overload from start to finish so make sure to schedule this on your indulgent cheat day or your next celebration.

Congatulations to Edmark and the Amare Nuvali team for a successful opening in Solenad 3!

Amare La Cucina Nuvali
📍 Ground Floor Bldg. C, Solenad 3, Nuvali Boulevard, Nuvali, Santa Rosa, Laguna
⏰ Open Daily 11 AM – 9:00 PM
📞 +63 929 599 7707
FB: Amare La Cucina Nuvali
IG: @amarelacucina_nuvali

Related Blog Post: AMARE: Best Brick Oven Pizza in Baguio! #AwesomeBaguio

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Disclosure: Thank you to Amare La Cucina Nuvali for the dining experience. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights.

P.S. There’s plenty of parking on normal days but it’s hard to find a free spot during peak hours.

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