AMATO’S SPECIALTY FOODS
We’ve been sandwich masters from day one.
Served on Amato’s own bakery fresh breads, choose from a variety of delicious classics, our famous original Italians, gourmet hot sandwiches and fresh wraps.
WE KNOW A THING OR TWO ABOUT CRAFTING THE PERFECT PIZZA.
Try it for yourself! Create your own Pizza-casso masterpiece or try one of our classic specialty pizzas. Also available on a 9″ gluten-free crust.
YES, PASTA IS ON THE MENU!
We’ve got a kitchen full of the best ingredients to make Nonna-approved pasta, like chicken parmesan and lasagne. Toss in some meatballs or sausage and customize your meal with your choice of pasta and homemade sauce.
IN THE MOOD FOR SOMETHING A LITTLE DIFFERENT?
Try our selection of calzones stuffed with Italian flavors and signature items like Amatos’ famous Cheese Pazzo Bread and Little Stuffers filled with your choice of veggies, cheese or meat.
ITALIANS HAVE A LIGHTER SIDE TOO.
Our greens are tossed with the freshest ingredients that make the perfect starter, side dish or healthy meal option. Choose from our menu of salad options like grilled chicken, classic chef or antipasto.
there’s a story behind every bite.
It’s a recipe that’s been satisfying the people of Maine for over 100 years. No, it’s not a “secret sauce” or a “keep it under wraps” technique. People keep coming back to Amato’s for our hand-selected ingredients, bakery fresh breads and a dash of real Italian in every order.
Our Real Italian Sandwich is born
Amato’s founder Giovanni Amato took his small cart down to the fishing docks of Portland, Maine and began selling freshly baked rolls filled with meats, cheeses and fresh vegetables to the locals.
Maine’s favorite sandwich shop
The sandwich business quickly outgrew Giovanni’s cart, so he and his wife opened the very first Amato’s Sandwich Shop on India Street in Portland.
50 years of delizioso
For more than 50 years they served delicious Italian foods to the community and became a local favorite.
Thank you, Dominic!
Dominic made his mark early, introducing his own blend of ingredients to the classic Real Italian Sandwich. You can say “grazie” to Dominic for the Greek olives, a zestier pickle and a new oil recipe on your sandwich.
The recipe for success
Another Italian immigrant named Dominic Reali bought the business after working at the original Portland shop for seven years.
The Real Italian moves out
Dominic turned Amato’s into a growing franchise that can now be enjoyed across state lines.
Great food cooked with pride
We’re a sandwich shop that proudly serves up authentic Italian eats — just the way Giovanni did — to your neighbors, best friends, co-workers, parents, grandparents, cousin Vinny and you!
“My wife and I both lived in South Portland from the 40’s until 1962 – and have visited there almost every summer since then – so we’ve probably consumed over a thousand Amato’s Italians.”
— Bob & Rosalie Tempe, AZ