You only live once
Try it for yourself. I asked the server to inquire if the chef would make me an entree and appertizer that was similar but different than what was offered on the menu. The chef did a super job at making my food even better than I expected. He came to our table to see if we were enjoying our meal. We were delighted with the food quality and the service was the best we've had in a while. Grey waited on us very attentively! We will return again next week. Try it for yourself!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great couples dinning
It's been a while since we have dined here and we found the food "outstanding". As a matter of fact we are coming back this week,
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Family went to try Amici for
Family went to try Amici for Restaurant Week - everyone thought the food was wonderful and we would most definitely go back. Service wonderful, too.
4/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food and service. Just wish the wine list was not so pricey.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
A neighborhood gem!
This is a restaurant that I plan to visit every time I'm in Richmond! The black pasta with smoked trout and the cafe Italiano were especially notable. My son had the tagliata and enjoyed it as much as I did my pasta. Very friendly serving team and nice yet comfortable ambiance.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place , the specials
Great place , the specials of the day were spot on and normal menu items were great too, got to sit in the front with the patio screen open so that was very cool, will try it again, the price is right for the type of food you get and the wine list was awesome though one of us cant drink for another five months or so :)
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
My prom group went to Amici's
My prom group went to Amici's this year, and we had an awesome time! The food was absolutely delicious! I had the Agnolotti alla panna since I am a vegetarian, and it was divine! The service was great and timely. The separate room for groups was perfect for large or small parties with it's very own bathroom. We loved our experience there and would recommend Amici Ristorante to anyone who wants Italian and to spend quality time with friends.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amici is always a go to for us when we are back home in Richmond from NYC. They made it a very special night for our entire party during my girlfriends birthday. I would recommend Amici to anyone looking for a fantastic Italian meal and a great night!
5/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you need a nice romantic date this place is perfect! The seating is a bit close together but it's easy to get lost in your meal. I highly recommend stoping in.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was excellent, and the evening was perfect for Amici. They opened the front windows so we could enjoy the cool of the evening. We started with salads. I had the Spinaci and Jacqui had a goat cheese salad not listed on the online menu. For the entre, Jacqui had the Bucatini all' amatriciana and I had a homemade fettucccinni with fresh tomatoes, garlic and pancetta. Both dishes were quite exceptional. I have never been disappointed by Amici.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is excellent and
The food is excellent and beautifully presented. The atmosphere is quiet for an intimate dinner, and the service is knowledgeable and prompt.
5/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went with another couple and we all enjoyed our meals. Naturally the food had an Italian flare to it. The portions were more than adequate. The bread served before our dinner was rather blah. My pasta with shrimp and scallops was very good, my wife had homemade ravioli but was not heated enough, but flavorful. The side dish of spinach was excellent. Across from me was a pasta dish stained black from squid ink, unusual but my friend said it was very good.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful dinner ...
We had given them a break for a few months and decided to try back for a quick dinner before a movie. It was early, so it was quiet upstairs, but uncomfortably cold! My favorite salad, the Ruchetta, was good... but on this evening, outdone by the Salmon with the Pink Peppercorn White Balasamic Sauce. It was delicious!...and I now have a new favorite dish on their menu. My choices were better than my partner's, as his salad was adequate, a basic salad with tomato and onion, nothing special and his Pescatore entree yearned for some much needed starch, pasta perhaps. The breadsticks and focaccia with the white bean dip is always a nice touch. Our server was knowledgable and provided good service. We'll be back when it's time for Salmon again.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food , But...
The food was great as always. However, our attempt to get a hot cup of coffee to go with our desserts just wasn't to be. After telling the waitress that the coffee was cool, the second attempt was not much better. The service wasn't quite on par with our previous visits. They seemed stretched a little thin.
Overall though, I wouldn't let these things stop us from going back, the food was excellent like it always is.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband's lamb and my veal
My husband's lamb and my veal scaloppini were divine! I also enjoyed the mozzarella/roasted red pepper and prosciutto appetizer. Great date night!
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet Early Dinner ...
A quick solo night out ... I appreciated being able to do a "half" Ruchetta Salad in addition to my favorite ... The Scottish Salmon with the White Balsamic and Pink Peppercorn Reduction. Focaccia was nice, but the breadsticks were stale. Servers were pleasant, accomodating and attentive. Surroundings were quiet out on the patio addition as it was early. I'm sure to be back when ready for the Salmon again. Highly recommend the Scottish Salmon ...
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time visiting and had a great time. The service was outstanding and the food was great! Can't wait to visit again!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first visit and
This was our first visit and it was very satisfying. We will return soon.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was great! The service was professional, but not stuffy. The dining area is clean, neat, and comfortable. If you enjoy authentic Northern Italian food, go to Amici's.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
appetizing and very good
the menu is interestingly varied, and each dish looked appetizing as it was set down. each one of the dishes ordered by the four of us was very good in taste and presentation, from a pureed vegetable soup to caesar salad to pasta with lamb ragout to a lovely cornish hen dish. we had only one dessert, which was an unusually good bread pudding. the cost here, unlike so many restaurants, was reasonable for the quality of food.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried and True
This is our default restaurant, not in a negative way, but because if we aren't trying the newest restaurant or quelling a craving for Indian cuisine, Amici's is a guaranteed yummy meal. We also love the generous pours!
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious as always! Service
Delicious as always! Service was a little slower than usual, but it was a beautiful Friday night and everyone in RVA seemed to be in Carytown!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amici's is always terrific.
Amici's is always terrific. Food, ambiance, wine and Carlo's warm hospitality make a great combination.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything about Amici is consistent. It is one of the most dependable restaurants in the city. The food is delicious, served hot by accommodating people in a lovely atmosphere.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love this place!
This was our second visit and we liked it as much as the first time. We brought friends this time and they were equally pleased. Food, service, ambiance were all great. The fig appetizer was "to die for" as was the coffee Italiano. And I can't get beyond the black pasta with smoked trout -- a GREAT DISH. We'll come back every time we visit our son in Richmond.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent (above
The food was excellent (above the ordinary), service was great. You will pay for the food and service but its a great place for special occasions or when you want a top-notch meal.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Little Bit of Northern Italy
Amici Restorante is a wonderful find in the heart of of the Carytown section of Richmond. They offer a wonderful selection of fine wines and the appetizers and salads are fantastic. Dinner Entrees are wonderfully prepared with the taste of Northern Italy. Service was fantastic as well and we would highly recommend this restaurant.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in town!
My husband, myself and another couple come to Amici's four times a year, every year, and we all say that it is the best restaurant in town, bar none!!!!! We are always pleasantly surprised at how good every dish/ course is...This is truly a Gem for not just the neighborhood, but for the entire Metropolitan area!!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Carlo never stops excelling and surprising. Reasonable pricing for outstanding food. Amici Ristorante has earned a spot on our "regular dining places" list.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful culinary experience
Have not been here for several years. Everything was perfection and I rarely say that. Great service with a knowledgeable waitress. Each dish was beautifully presented with flavors that melded together. Would recommend for those looking for more upscale dining for a true gourmet experience.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We took friends for dinner
We took friends for dinner on Sat. and had a lovely evening. Quiet table upstairs, great food. Will go back.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We'll be back!
We tried this restaurant for the first time with the help of a Living Social deal. We had heard great things about the food and we were not disappointed. My ravioli were tender and delicious, while my husband's pasta with red sauce and shrimps and scallops was fantastic. Our server was new and got a little confused on our order, but she was really sweet and set things right quickly. We will definitely go back to Amici's and highly recommend it!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a surprise
Tucked in Carytown is a gem of excellence. The service was great, at least
3 waiters took care of us. We got there when it opened so we were the only
Ones in the upstairs part for a while. Loved the presentation of the food very unique. The taste was wonderful. I would definitely go again. Thank you Living Social for the experience.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent restaurant and service.
Excellent restaurant and service. Nice touch with the seating within the screened area overlooking Cary Street. The wait staff was very attentive and made an excellent recommendation without recommending the higher priced wines!
We will go back!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We started off with the Mozzarella e prosciutto which was divine. Fresh mozzarella sliced over arugula with roasted red peppers and prosciutto drizzled with a balsamic vinegar. I enjoyed the layers of this dish and how the balsamic really brought out flavors in each component. For our second courses, we ordered the cornish game hen over mashed potatoes as well as the fettuccine with tomatoes and pancetta. The hen was cooked perfectly and was very succulent. The fettuccine was also very good and the pancetta added a very salty tone to the dish. Overall our experience was outstanding. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the dishes and the menu. My only negative if I had to pick one, was the noise level.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding dining experience...patio setting...delicious food...attentive service. We'll be back!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not so impressive from the
Not so impressive from the outside, but inside is elegant and comfortable. The tables are not too close together so you feel some privacy. Food was excellent as was the service.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Different but good
The food ranged from okay (the calamari was somewhat tasteless and chewy to me) to really fantasitic, my boyfriend loved the veal. My son had the swordfish which was also very good. I had a lemon red pepper shrimp dish. It was okay. I used to lots of pasta choices and sauces when I eat Italian and this was neither. Doesn't mean it was bad, just different. I liked the open air area where we sat. It was really nice and not noisy like you would expect being right on the street.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our third visit produced the same excellent food and service we'd experienced on our first two visits, but what we ordered this time was a bit different: as opposed to a heavier meal with an entree, we shared an ample appetizer of mussels (the touch of kombucha was perfect!) and then ordered two other starters each for our individual dinners. The meal was perfect in every way!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have eaten here many times and have never been disappointed. It makes eating out feel special and the food is unbelievably good.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good. Service was a little slow, but otherwise not bad. Will be back.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good and enjoyable N. Italian
We look forward to eating here every trip to Richmond. Last night I had an app of thinly sliced dried beef with arugula, lemon and oil, then a perfectly prepared grouper. My companion had the ravioli with sausage and ricotta in a cream sauce. The wine list represents all of Italy's regions. The owner is a warm, generous man who is always welcoming. His staff is friendly and attentive. The restaurant attracts a lot of locals and regulars, it seems.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Gustatory Delight!
We enjoyed our evening immensely - group of 7, celebrating a birthday. Seating was great - main floor of restaurant is elevated slightly above the street, with a huge front window to look out on Carytown. Weather was perfect, window was open, nice breeze.
Our waitress was very attentive, and patient as we figured out wine/appetizers. The food was absolutely amazing!!! I had the 'Guazetta della Pescatore,' a mixture of shrimp, scallops, calamari and cod in a great tomato basil sauce. Everyone liked their food! This sister restaurant to the great La Grotta, in Shockoe Slip, really shines - personable, friendly and attentive staff, good/almost great wine selection, fantastic food, comfortable and unpretentious decor, great setting.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great waitstaff [Bryan]; homemade
Great waitstaff [Bryan]; homemade pasta was fantastic
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
We chose Amici Restaurant to contribute to the Food Bank during Restaurant Week. The selections were varied. The mussels were marvelous and the eaters slurped up all the juices in the bowl. The garden salad was just enough and very fresh. I had the braised beef and mushrooms and that was excellent, if a little salty. The salmon supposedly was prepared in a balsamic vinaigrette - but it was very sweet - not quite what was expected. The salmon pasta dish was large and tasty - some of it went home to be eaten another day. The wine pours were generous. The tiramisu was great as were the fresh strawberries. All in all a good evening. One drawback was the noise level - it was hard to carry on a conversation at our table in a normal voice.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
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.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and food
It was restaurant week and it was great! Lauren wS our server and we would ask for her again. She did a great job!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chefs tasting menu was fantastic
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.
10/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of our Favorites!
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.
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM