Amici Ristorante - Richmond
Amici Ristorante - Richmond

Amici Ristorante - Richmond

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.amiciristorante.net/
  • Phone: 8043534700
  • 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: 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.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Amici Ristorante - Richmond reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (28)special occasion (17)fit for foodies (16)great for lunch (10)romantic (8)notable wine list (7)great for outdoor dining (3)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We love this small restaurant in Carytown. The food is delicious and the staff is very friendly and very professional. After 6:30PM, we park in the dry cleaners parking lot across the street.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special Request
    playgroup
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We made a special request when we made our reservation and they were ready to fulfill it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Meal
    Billy
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    I was a little concerned on arrival because they had a very slow night but the food and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always treated lik family!
    quietman
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We have been going to Amici's for years and we are always greeted and welcomed back , like family!! The food is excellent and my wife is almost always able to find her dinner from the specials!! we enjoy the a nice red wine and cap it with one of their homemade deserts . you cant go wrong for any occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    HowlerVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Amici is always dependable. From entering to exiting, everything is flawless. The specials are always varied and delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely surprise
    Whitelinengoodwine
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Came to Richmond for parent's weekend at UR (which I attended a few years ago!). Needless to say, Richmond has really changed (for the better)! Booked a reservation here on a Friday night at 6:30 (what was available on a Friday night). We were seated in the bar area which was fine as the small dining room was full. The service was friendly and very good - prompt without feeling rushed. We SE people at the door who were all treated very politely whether or not they had a reservation. The food was excellent (we had carpaccio, caprese salad made with very local tomatoes, filet and grouper). My only warning would be that the carpaccio was more a dried beef version, than plain raw sliced beef, but was still very good. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jackson
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food was very good. I would Have rated it higher but they used store bought tomatoes when the farmers market is two blocks away. It ruined a good caprese salad.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Wonderful
    HowlerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Amici is clearly one of the best, most dependable restaurants in town. The specials are always spot on delicious. The salads are beautifully presented and perfect sized. The wine selection is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Carytown Italian
    JKwhiskey
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Took my girlfriend here on the last night of our trip, showed up around 9 on a Tuesday night, so it was almost empty, but the servers were very friendly and professional, and the house foccacia was phenomenal. Food was prepared very quickly (unsurprisingly) and presentation suited the upscale feel of the restaurant. Highly recommended to any couple visiting the Richmond area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amicii
    fsroddert
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The service was impeccable and food was delicious. The wine list was appropriate but not ostentatious, overwhelming or exorbitantly priced. My wife and I had a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food, service and ambience were very good. The quality and taste of the food was exceptional. The food was pricey considering the amount of food you recieved.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian Restaurant
    Letsgoski2006VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We love going to Amici for dinner at least once a month. The pasta is homemade and delicious. They frequently change the menu with more delicious foods to try. The staff is friendly and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pasta Perfection Right in Carytown!
    DiningOutDiva
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    From food to service, this quaint little spot always shines! The rosemary flavored pasta is both unique and delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Carytown's great secrets
    chris
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I usually love everything here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 239 reviews are from the Amici Ristorante - Richmond reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Wonderful evening! We had a Father's Day celebration!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Drlipid
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Gazpacho was fresh and the black spaghetti with smoked trout with a cream sauce was a different and delicious meal
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amici Ristorante
    Fundine
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Amici is a classy, small restaurant. The staff is very friendly and attentive. Food is delicious. Wonderful spot to enjoy a special meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • THANK YOU!
    acevedo762
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    It was our first time but not our last. Food and atmosphere was excellent. We had a great time.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Restaurant Week Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • restaurant week bummer
    lking4nuplace2dine
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointment
    desPages
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful pasta
    aem1
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paul
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    The food and the service were "as good as it gets". We will be returning. Paul
    Special Features:
    Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Amici!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amici - always fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food consistently
    Taster
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amici is worth the trip
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Great food great staff. All in all a wonderful experience. Would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    Willreturn
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently great food.
    corvair
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Always enjoy an evening at Amici! Very good northern Italian food.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Memorable evening
    Lily
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner
    Nick
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Dinner was great, service was great, but upstairs was pretty cold and the space heaters didn't do quite enough
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was excellent as
    MrEd
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Restaurant
    Letsgoski2006VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Parker512
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Groups 4-10
    playgroup
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    TheBaronessVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    good italian nice quiet place for a lovely lunch...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian at its best
    alsleime
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food experience was very nice....esp. for Italian food. The wine was superb...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • My husband and I have been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    My husband and I have been here many times and have never been disappointed...the food and service is impeccable!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.