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Amici Ristorante - Richmond
Amici Ristorante - Richmond

Amici Ristorante - Richmond Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.amiciristorante.net
  • Phone: (804) 353-4700
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Carlo M. Gaione
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Amici has a private dining room for 30 to 40 people. Perfect for rehearsal dinners, business meetings, birthday parties, anniversaries or other social gatherings. We have semi-private dining for 16 people or 25 people also.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Freeman & West Cary Streets
  • Public Transit: GRTC transit stops two blocks west of Amici at the corner of Nansemond and West Cary Streets.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is parking on the street; parking across the street at Carytown cleaners after 6 pm; and also a public parking deck across the street between Crenshaw and Dooley streets.
A word from Amici Ristorante - Richmond
Mamma mia Amici!! Going on 20 years of business, Amici has been consistently recognized for its simple, Northern Italian cuisine with a twist. Recently redecorated, the ambiance is fresh and light, yet still as romantic as ever. Located in the heart of charming Carytown. "Our aim is for everyone to enjoy their experience so we can enjoy their smiles. This is the Italian way!" Welcome to Amici, Carlo, your host.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "Every time my wife and I have had the great opportunity to enjoy Amici, we have opted for the four-course meal where the chef chooses what you will be served. It's hard for me to imagine any other way to enjoy this restaurant. Each course has been very well made, very flavorful, and paired with a great wine. I imagine their "normal" entrees are fantastic, but it's such a treat to have so many fantastic surprises in one meal."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • " Every time has been great. Unfortunately, my last visit on Sat, 6/21 had me a little disappointed. I had a LivingSocial promo code from my mother for dinner that she bought for $20 that was good for $40 when we used it. When the waitress came back with only $20 taken off instead of $40 I questioned it and she said that because it was expired, she only took off $20. I hardly ever use promo deals like this and I always check the expiration dates before I go. I am 99% sure that it didn't expire until 2018. If it was expired, I don't expect any discount, but if it's still valid but treated as invalid because the total bill won't be as big to tip off of by honoring it, that's shady. I'd make sure to tip accordingly either way."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Wonderful evening! We had a Father's Day celebration!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Gazpacho was fresh and the black spaghetti with smoked trout with a cream sauce was a different and delicious meal"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Amici is a classy, small restaurant. The staff is very friendly and attentive. Food is delicious. Wonderful spot to enjoy a special meal."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Not only was it Mother's Day (5/11/14) but my daughter graduated college on the same day.. doesn't get much better than that. We had a group of 17 for lunch & what a great experience.. they did a great job handling such a large rowdy group (:)).. the food was excellent, thanks a lot for a great lunch experience."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "It was our first time but not our last. Food and atmosphere was excellent. We had a great time."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had a wonderful dinner at Amici's during a Saturday night, Restaurant Week. Great Restaurant Week selections. For 3 courses for $25 each, it was a great deal. My boyfriend loved their pork entree. I had pasta for my entree, not great but a good taste and portion. My boyfriend LOVED his salad as the first course. I had fried artichoke. We both had chocolate moose for dessert. Overall, romantic and delicious meal. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Seated right away. Server forgot to bring beer ordered and out of wine listed on menu. Appetizer lacked flavor, enter did not have ingredients listed in menu. Server spent most of time laughing with table next to us instead of delivering orders. Would probably not visit again."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "We dined here during Restaurant Week and were very disappointed. We had different appetizers: my husband's (fried artichokes) was warm rather than hot, mine was out-of-the-fridge cold and not as described (a different cheese). The pasta was not memorable, the braised calf's cheek was not tender, and served with a gravy rather than a sauce. One dessert was very good, the other was described as a creme brulee, but was a slice of flan. We were rushed, main courses arrived before we finished our appetizers. There were three different wait staff, resulting in our getting the bill rather than requested coffee immediately after dessert. Our entire dining experience, for three course and wine ordered before the meal, was over in one hour. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "I had guests in from out of town and I brought them here for restaurant week. Everything we ate was fabulous and I will come back to Try the regular menu."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "The food and the service were "as good as it gets". We will be returning. Paul"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Amici is my go to restaurant for a long wine-y lunch - always creative, fresh and beautifully presented dishes. I have never been disappointed!!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I've dined at Amici's for years and am never disappointed! The food and service are always extraordinary. If you have never been - go!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Amici provides a small, intimate environment with superbly prepared food. Having been to Amici several times, I have never encountered a bad choice on their menu."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Great food great staff. All in all a wonderful experience. Would highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We went to Amici for the first time to celebrate a wedding anniversary and found the food and the service to be outstanding. This was one of the best meals we have had in Richmond in many years. Highly recommend it."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Always enjoy an evening at Amici! Very good northern Italian food."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I had not been to Amici in many years but loved all about the evening - the welcoming owner and staff, the fresh pasta, wine, and expanded space. Amici has been around for a long time and get bypassed in favor of the newcomers on the scene, but I definitely want to go back more often. The chocolate mousse was delicious!"
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Dinner was great, service was great, but upstairs was pretty cold and the space heaters didn't do quite enough"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was excellent as excepted. This was my third time going to Amici's and have been impressed every time. The one flaw in this visit was the service. We were seated in the middle table along the back wall with the server having the table on either side of us. We ere given water choices promptly after being seated. The sever visited each table at our sides and never stopped at ours. He then came and asked if we were ready to order. I informed him we have yet to give a drink order and never heard the specials. Service after that was better. I will definitely go back. Highly recommend the Quail."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We love Amici's. The food and service are excellent. Some of the tables are a little too close, but this is my only issue. We go to Amici's a lot. I have not had anything I didn't like and I'm very picky! I am very happy with our neighborhood gem!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our first visit based on recommendations from friends and we were not disappointed in any way. The food was wonderful as was the service. We will return often."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We are a group of women who have Saturday lunch once a month and usually try new places each month. However, we always go back to Amici's more than once. Love it!"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "good italian nice quiet place for a lovely lunch..."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "The food experience was very nice....esp. for Italian food. The wine was superb..."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "My husband and I have been here many times and have never been disappointed...the food and service is impeccable!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "We have eaten at Amici's many times and we have come to expect a wonderful experience. We made reservations to celebrate our wedding anniversary with another couple. We had requested a table upstairs but ended up with the table on the first floor by the kitchen. I realize that all restaurants for some reason have "that" table but since our reservations were made in advance this seating was not acceptable. The food was not up to your standards and service was hurried. It took far too long for our pre-dinner drinks to arrive and we were told there was a lack of clean glasses. "Really??""
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Having eaten here on many occasions, I find the food is exceptional; it is always presented beautifully; and the service is quite professional. For a quiet restaurant with excellent food enjoyed in a pleasing environment, you cannot do better."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Great food! Good wine! Drinks a little pricey ($15 Manhattan!). Overall a good experience!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The pasta is homemade here at Amici's. The food is impeccable. The staff works as a team and we love it!"
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This restaurant is a great place to stop and have a delightful dinner after any Richmond event. We stopped after a Richmond Monument Tour - it was most welcoming and warm. The food was delicious and selections great, The four of us all had an enjoyable meal. The homemade bread (3 types) were outstanding. I highly recommend Amici to friends and family."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Amici was a perfect spot for a romantic Christmas meal with my boyfriend. We were seated upstairs at the front window - lovely. We tried several of the specials for the evening and loved all. Our waitress was knowledgeable and attentive. We were greeted by the owner Carlo on arrival and he checked on us at the end of the meal to see how our experience was. Overall - a lovely authentic Italian meal!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "If you like duck, this is the place to come. This restaurant really knows how to cook duck and it is probably the best that I have had after sampling duck all over the world. Their other food items are very good also. Everything is prepared to your requests. The atmosphere is OK, but the service is excellent. You will not be disappointed."
    Dined on 12/2/2013
  • "Pea soup was too bland, fish entree was uninspired and pasta was overdone---really not good to have overdone pasta at an Ilatioan restaurant"
    Dined on 11/19/2013
  • "My wife and I have been going to Amici for over 15 years. It never disappoints! We started our evening with the crab, shrimp and avocado tower....WOW! It was so good. The blend of flavors were mouth watering. My wife ordered the shells stuffed with spinach in a cream sauce...very nice. I had the grilled Scottish Salmon with a pink pepper corn sauce. If you like a mild salmon cooked perfectly this dish will be your favorite as it is mine. We did not have desert this night; however, when we have the Tartuffe is outstanding."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "We put our fate in the chefs hands and it was incredible. Highlights were the squid ink pasta, the Sambuca mussles and the short ribs. All were excellent."
    Dined on 10/30/2013
  • "It was restaurant week and it was great! Lauren wS our server and we would ask for her again. She did a great job!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Very good food, divers but selected choices. Excellent service and good wine selection in the reasonable price range. Place for a pleasant, enjoyable evening with a conversation (need not to shout to be heard by your friends). I visit this place periodically and leave with a very good feelin."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Our first time at Amici's and all that we had heard about this restaurant was true. The food is excellent, as well as the service. No question, we will be back as often as we can."
    Dined on 10/24/2013