1093 Seven Locks Rd.
Potomac, MD 20854Neighborhood:
ItalianPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.amicimieiristorante.com/
- Phone: (301) 545-0966
- Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 11:30-10:00pm
Weekend Brunch: 10:30 am-3:30pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Contemporary Italian, Italian, Mediterranean
- Executive Chef: Davide Megna
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: CATERING IS ALSO AVAILABLE
- Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate up to 120 people.
- Private Party Contact: Roberto Deias 301-545-0966x
- Special Events: Amici Miei ristorante will open on Easter Day from 11.30 pm until 9.00 pm.
A word from Amici Miei
Amici Miei is an award winning restaurant, offering authentic Italian cuisine. We offer a wood-burning brick pizza oven, pastas, bread and desserts made daily on the premises. We serve only the finest local and imported meat, fish and produce.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
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Amici Miei reviews from OpenTable diners
42 reviews since July 26, 2014
- Ambiance3.6Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (25)fit for foodies (12)good for groups (12)great for outdoor dining (11)great for lunch (10)special occasion (6)kid-friendly (5)romantic (5)scenic view (2)notable wine list (2)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)Show More
- Italian gemfriendandIDined on 11/21/2014Friendly, family style Italian. Monk fish was delicious. Nice wine list.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good food and convenient if you live around hereBethesdaRegularVIPDined on 11/19/2014The food and wine were both better than expected for a "strip mall" restaurant. I had a nice quiet dinner with a friend that merited our returning a few weeks later, even though the waiter was a little pushy. Unfortunately, a different waiter on the second visit was equally oddly pushing his agenda. And they must have instructions not to offer tastes of the wine by the glass if you aren't sure what you want. Both waiters had to be asked twice if I could taste to choose between two wines. The food is good, but I think I will try someplace else next time.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A cozy little placeBillDined on 11/2/2014Amici Miei is a great place to have lunch or brunch and chat. The food was good and the service was excellent and it was nice and quiet so that you could converse without difficulty.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Duct tape booths, & poor serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 10/25/2014When we were taken to our seat the booth was covered in duct tape. Next our waiter barely greeted us and instead hurriedly took our order. We ordered a bottle of wine and the fettuccine. We never saw our waiter again until he brought the check, which in my opinion is quite rude. The food was not as authentic as I hoped and mainly had pizza featured. I will never go back there again.
- Surly service with just ok foodOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 10/24/2014Tried this place again because it is so convenient, but won't be going back anytime soon.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 10/20/2014Really enjoyed our girls' night out at Amici Miei! We three all had the lasagne which was light and tasty, along with a choice of nice salads. Our waiter was very cordial and attentive and allowed us to linger long through the evening, which we appreciated. This is a great neighborhood spot of very good quality, easy parking, and welcoming ambience. We will be back!Special Features:
- Plenty of Room for ImprovementFoodLoverDined on 9/20/2014Friendly staff. Atmosphere nice. Would have ordered a cocktail didn't because drinks on list were to sweet. The olive oil taste like a blend it does not taste like a good quality olive oil. The salads were best part of meal, fresh, lots of delicious Parmesan. They were out of Bronzino which is a favorite of ours and this restaurant does it well. We ordered Buffalo Ricotta Ravioli, they were over cooked, bland & the eggplant & sauce was awful. We also ordered meatballs. They were hard as a rock. Our modest meal included 2 glasses of wine came to $75. including tip. An outrageous amount for such a horrible meal. This was our last visit to this restaurant. There are to many other good restaurants out there with more delicious food.
- A good neighborhood standbyCarol403Dined on 9/18/2014Food is good but the service was unusually slow. There seemed to be only one waiter for outside and he was overwhelmed.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- As Good as EverAmantediTavolaVIPDined on 9/13/2014After too long, we returned to find Amici Miei in good form on a busy Saturday night with the place full. Warm welcome to the prodigals. Chef Davide's kitchen continues to produce at a high level based upon our meal. Wonderful squid app -- tender but crusted and tasting of the grill -- over cannelloni. Bresaola treated as carpaccio especially flavorful. Flavorful buccatini with pork cheeks -- pasta just perfectly cooked. Bracciole that melted on the fork in a different tomato sauce. Perfectly seasoned, savory duck, skin browned then braised. Several of these specials will be on the Fall menu, we're told. Excellent service to our table and throughout the restaurant; one never sees idling staff. Must return oftener.Special Features:
- Neighborhood gemlocalVIPDined on 8/29/2014The fountain and spacious open plaza, are lovely. Don't be deterred by the shopping center location. Wonderful food; attentive but not overbearing service. Noise is usually moderate inside and quiet to moderate outside, depending of course on the other diners. Tables are reasonably spaciousSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Never lets us downFoodie428VIPDined on 8/29/2014A neighborhood standby and standout. Pasta special was excellent as well as the chicken paillard. Great to be able to sit outside and have an authentic Italian meal with attentive service. Roberto always makes us feel at home.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wonderful foodTeddyMac56Dined on 8/20/2014Despite its unassuming location in a strip mall, this place has always provided outstanding and enjoyable food! My last visit for a business lunch left all upbeat and commenting on the food. Starting with a Bruchetta to share the freshness of the tomatos and basil on toasted french loaf were evident. Two colleagues had the daily pasta in a meat sauce and proclaimed it very good. I enjoyed a suateeed veal liver in lemon that was expertly cook and delicious as well. Some nice wives at reasonable prices noted. Great spot that I have enjoyed more than a dozen times. Worth a try!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent ItalianTennisaceVIPDined on 8/16/2014The food as usual was teriffic. The pasta we had was home made, and the fish was fresh and well parpared.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- MillieDined on 8/15/2014We are practically regulars at Amici Miei and have taken many friends there. This should speak for itself.
- Great for outdoor eating!Sigu4dineDined on 8/9/2014Pasta is amazing, fish perfect, and even better when combined with great wine and friendsSpecial Features:
- EricDined on 8/2/2014When we arrived there was as many waiters at filled tables, yet we sat with closed menus for 15 minutes as servers passed by. We walked out. The man who sat us said "sorry" as we left but made no effort to retain our business. It is obvious why there were so few tables on a Sat night
- very good foodArtDDined on 7/31/2014Our first visit to this restaurant found a sure hand in the kitchen. Both of us had a grilled whole dorade (sea bream) that was tender yet thoroughly cooked. Appetizer of charred octopus with white beans, cherry tomatoes and onions in a light vinaigrette was also perfectly prepared. House-made fresh spaghetti had a wonderful texture. Wine list was not huge, but offered good variety and was reasonably priced. Service was attentive and correct.Special Features:
- The following 433 reviews are from the Amici Miei reviews archive.
- Neighborhood ItalianJohnHVIPDined on 7/21/2014We always enjoy Amici Mei. Service is friendly and attentive. Food is well prepared. We enjoy the ability to order half servings of pasta.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- YummyReturnCustomerDined on 7/19/2014We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The food was delicious and I highly recommend taking advantage of the specials. Our service was also great. The dress code is a little more casual than we expected which is just fine with us. This is a neighborhood place so come prepared to dine with kids even on a Saturday night.Special Features:
- A slice of ItalyJaneDined on 7/18/2014Went here with friends for a ?Friday night dinner. Food was delicious and service was excellent. We felt as if we were eating in Italy! All great. I would recommend to anyone looking for a great italian meal with comfortable surroundings.Special Features:
- satisfiedVIPDined on 7/13/2014the stuffed quail that was offered as a special was excellentSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Bernie & HeleneBoinieDined on 7/12/2014Always wonderfully seasoned dishes. Authentic Italian cooking for those who like the real thing. Excellent service as well. Easy access from interstate 270.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delish food, enjoyable experienceEllenBDined on 7/11/2014I've been a few times, and each time the food is delicious and looks lovely. The maitre d' and wait staff are welcoming and helpful. A great place for moderately priced Italian food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- PhylDined on 7/11/2014The best lasagna in town.............................Special Features:
- ExcellentLuluVIPDined on 7/4/2014Food here was always great. Never had a problem..service is great, professional and attentive . Clean and quiet..Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- MarvinVIPDined on 6/27/2014Service was excellent and the treatment of the fish on the menu was extremely good. A varied menu for the discerning diner. Well done.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- One of our favoritesLindaDined on 6/26/2014We love to come to amici Miei . We are assured of excellent food every time, good service, lovely ambience and being able to hear what our friends have to say! It is a bit pricey, so we save it for special occasions.Special Features:
- OutstandingRabelaisDined on 6/24/2014although a local restaurant, the food is better than downtown posh restaurants! Service is excellent and friendly. I have been here many times since they opened and never disappointed. Menu changes frequently. Good for gourmets and excellent variety for youngsters with less sophisitcated taste!Special Features:
- Unpleasant Waiter can ruin dinnerGiGi4204VIPDined on 6/21/2014The food was good but the waiter was arragant and unpleasant. I said, "Having a bad evening?" That put him on notice that he was being unpleasant.
- Pleasant eveningBobGVIPDined on 6/21/2014This was our first visit and it was very pleasant. The food was very good and Ivan did a good job in explaining items and the overall service was excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great neighborhood spot.JHB52Dined on 6/9/2014I have had dinner many times at Amici Miei and it has always been very good. This was my first lunch and it was also very good. Service was outstanding.Special Features:
- Dinner at Amici MieicservDined on 6/7/2014My wife and I had dinner at Amici Miei and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. I had the calamari and shrimp appetizer and my wife had the stuffed prosciutto rolls. There were many good choices and found it hard to choose just two apps,but we were very happy with our choices. For our entree I had the veal scaloppini, and my wife had the ravioli and both meals were excellent and neither of us wanted to share with the other, which is a good sign. For dessert I had the cannoli, which was delicious and my wife had the hazelnut cake. I was very happy with the service and quality of food and will definitely go back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- First visitmicrosmithDined on 5/11/2014Looking for something for dinner. Saw an older good review and that the restaurant was Italian and not difficult to get to from our house. Result a reservation and a vist. Outstanding! Food was special, the meat and cheese plates among the best we've ever had, staff knowledgeable. In short, a family restaurant that goes way beyond standard fare and will allow you to eat 'authentic old Italian'.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Still wonderful, but expensiveOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 5/10/2014We had not been to Amici MIEI for a couple of years, when their prices suddenly skyrocketed and we could dine as well for less elsewhere. But we returned a couple of nights ago and found the restaurant packed, the food delicious, the service still warm and attentive without being intrusive, and the prices now more in line with other restaurants. Given the portion sizes I feel they should be 10-15% cheaper than they are, but the quality is excellent. For 4 adults we had: a bottle of wine, 2 soups, 4 entrees, 2 desserts and 3 coffees which totaled over $200 including tax and tip. We will return, but not frequently, and continue to order very carefully.Special Features:
- Not a good place to eat!foodfoodieDined on 5/10/2014I was disappointed about this place.. since many places were all booked out, we decided to give this a try. Their eggplant dish was horrible, I accidentally swallowed something foreign that must've fell into it so I stopped eating. I would not recommend this place.Special Features:
- Dining ExperiencePhaedraMacDined on 5/1/2014My husband and I went there to celebrate his birthday. The atmosphere and the service was excellent! The staff was very attentive and hospitable. My only two disappointments were that his lasagne didn't come with side salad, and my salmon dinner, which was served with steamed spinach and a fava bean purée, was stacked on top of each other and some of the cooking oil from the fish seeped into the spinach. Also, I don't liked food to touch, but that is no reflection on them as I know many restaurant present entrees stacked one on top of the other. Everything else was great! I'd go again; maybe for lunch next time.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- On our "A" listWestbrommickDined on 4/12/2014With so many choices in our immediate (Bethesda) area, we do not dine often at the same restaurant. We continually try new places, and some we do not come back to. But there are a few places we put on our "A" list and return to several times a year. Amici Miei is on that list. It's spacious, the service is old-style professional with a touch of Italian sass, and it's QUIET. That's important when you are more interested in your dining companion than hearing what's going on across the room. The food is very good, from pizza to more sophisticated dishes, and a guy raised on New Jersey Italian restaurants finds it authentic all the way. We ate there the other night, and it stays on our "A" list.Special Features:
- Great for a varied groupBTArlingtonDined on 4/11/2014We went to Amici Miei on a Friday night hoping for a special dinner to celebrate my mother's birthday. At the last minute, we found that the grandchildren (ages 5-15) might be able to join us, too. Amici Miei was both able to accommodate the increase in the group, but also had kid-friendly fare. They also seated us in a section where we didn't feel shunted off, but where we didn't have to worry too much about bothering other diners. The food and wine offerings for the adults in the group were quite delicious - good combinations of unusual sauces and vegetables with the main courses. The salmon was perfect. Pizza that the kids had looked great, too. The service was wonderful - so patient and friendly despite our somewhat chaotic group.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A piece of Italy!MarianaLVIPDined on 4/5/2014One of our favorite restaurants that is on past with those in DC. Delicious, authentic food in a lively but elegant setting with gracious service. Highly recommend!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Noise level just right forA123Dined on 3/31/2014Noise level just right for an older crowd. Food was very good and good variety.Special Features: