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Updated: 05/07/2014 08:00:01AM

Feel the love at Amore's in Venice

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Lindsey Harmon, her Dad, Amore's owner Ray Harmon, and Vincenzo Botta reminisce about how Vincenzo's family taught Ray about Italian cooking. Ray, in turn, taught Vincenzo how to make pizza.

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Amore's, located at 2357 S. Tamiami Trail in Venice, is open seven days a week.

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Bubbly server, Tiffany, and Lindsey Harmon show off a super-sized pizza box used for packaging Amore's 24 inch Bigazz pizza pie.

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A mural by noted artist Carolyn Harnish enhances the decor at Amore's, located at 2357 S. Tamiami Trail across from Bill Buck Chevrolet.

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Outdoor deck dining is a perfect spot for lunch or dinner at Amore's in Venice.

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Ray Harmon prepares sauces and soups daily in a giant 50 gallon pot at Amore's, his restaurant located at 2357 S. Tamiami Trail in Venice.

By CHRIS KOURAPIS

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Amore may mean love in Italian, but to Ray Harmon, who owns Amore's in Venice, the restaurant's name takes on an even deeper meaning.

"The last part of Amore is pronounced ‘ray.’ I'm a loving guy, so, when I was trying to come up with a name, Amore fit perfectly," he explained with a broad smile.

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