Amato's Liquor Mart
In 1977, a young Joe Prestipino, fresh out of another business, opens his very own business in Leichhardt, Amato’s Liquor Mart. It quickly became the go to place for all the locals. His vision was simple, to be the best, to be competitive and to have integrity in the industry.
In the old days we were around the back in Henry Street. The shop was small but had a great reputation for selling Italian wines. Amato’s thrives on the loyalty built on solid friendships; it’s what has brought us here today. Because of its history, the foundations were built strong.
Today the store is run by the second generation, as in all good family businesses, the family that works together stays together. We strive on customer satisfaction.
The store out grew its size, and in 1999 we moved to Norton St, Leichhardt. We had a new lease of life, the store was great, we were able to stock more products and more variety, and it was exciting times.
Today we operate from Norton Street in a much bigger premises bringing the public a fantastic range of Australian wines, be it modern or vintage, upmarket or mainstream, local or imported. An encyclopaedic choice of Italian and European wines, a museum like range of spirits be local or imported, a sophisticated selection of Sparkling, Champagne and Prosecco , a collection of beers from all over the globe, and a crafty collaboration of Ciders. Yes! There truly is something for everyone at Amato’s
Comments like “I remember my Grandfather drinking this…., wow I can’t believe it’s still available”. And “I’m amazed by the range, such variety, what a store”. Are just some of the many reasons why people love coming to Amato’s.
Building relations with the local market is very important and serving the community is one of our biggest achievements. Be it, trivia nights for Day Care Centres, sponsoring football teams, donations for school events or just getting involved with local events or Wine Fairs. We are more than just a liquor store.
Today, Amato’s is still owned and operated by the same family members. With over 100 years of combined experience and knowledge, our trained staff want to know what it is that you’re seeking, if it’s new, old, cheap or expensive, no request will go unattended. . . why would you shop elsewhere?
Be amazed, come in and browse, just make sure you have a couple of hours up your sleeve.