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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Amici Ristorante - Richmond reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (26)fit for foodies (19)special occasion (17)romantic (12)notable wine list (8)great for lunch (7)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • Best in town!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Bit of Northern Italy
    Irisheyes826VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was excellent (above
    Aliendancer
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Regulars
    Dined on 8/3/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious
    HowlerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious as always! Service
    cowgal117
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amici's is always terrific.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Amici's is always terrific. Food, ambiance, wine and Carlo's warm hospitality make a great combination.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried and True
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • appetizing and very good
    homecook
    Dined on 7/21/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amici Ristorante
    LuvItalianFood
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was our first visit and
    finediner
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    This was our first visit and it was very satisfying. We will return soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place!
    kannloweVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    First time visiting and had a great time. The service was outstanding and the food was great! Can't wait to visit again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Unprofessional Chef
    LegallyCorrect
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    While ordering my bruschetta appetizer I asked the waitress if it would be possible to leave the mushrooms off. 5-10mins later she comes back to the table to inform me that "The Chef DECIDED" to charge an extra $1, because he had to "remake" the Bruschetta topping since I asked for no mushrooms. Excuse me, but if I'm paying for a meal, and I don't like something that comes on it, I don't see why I should be CHARGED to have a minor topping removed. For a place that prides itself on "Italian fine dining," the service is not up to par. Due to that tacky and baseless charge, I will not be back and I will tell others to stay far away as well. If I pay fine dining prices, I expect fine dining service and I did not receive that from the chef.
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  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    I have been dining at Amici since it first opened back in the early 1990's and I have to say my boyfriend and were quite disappointed on our most recent visit esp after the outstanding meal and service we had 2 months prior. Possibly it was what we ordered - 4 entrees with wine pairings with the food and wine left up to the chef to decide.. The service was very slow - we probably sat for 20 minutes after being seated when we told them we wanted to look at the menu. The pasta choice they brought us - the first course - would have been good except for being way too salty. The salad was good but a little on the skimpy side. The entrée - 6 shrimp with pasta - was once again , too salty. The dessert was the high point of the meal .
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet Early Dinner ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    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 ...
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  • My husband's lamb and my veal
    givemeabreakVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2013
    My husband's lamb and my veal scaloppini were divine! I also enjoyed the mozzarella/roasted red pepper and prosciutto appetizer. Great date night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food , But...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful dinner ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great experience
    Madonna
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    From the first greeting, onefeels welcome, and knows that this is a special place. The service is warm, friendly and knowledgeable. The food is outstanding in taste an presentation. If you are looking for a place to celebrate a special occasion, this is it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot date.
    NickB
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful Dining
    Anniversary
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is excellent and
    Taster
    Dined on 5/25/2013
    The food is excellent and beautifully presented. The atmosphere is quiet for an intimate dinner, and the service is knowledgeable and prompt.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    NYDave
    Dined on 5/19/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My prom group went to Amici's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place , the specials
    glenallen1
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    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 :)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A neighborhood gem!
    Regulars
    Dined on 5/4/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amici's is absolutly the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    Amici's is absolutly the best Northern Italian Food I've had. Great food, great service and Management is very accomodating, won't turn you away. Love it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food and service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    Excellent food and service. Just wish the wine list was not so pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family went to try Amici for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    Family went to try Amici for Restaurant Week - everyone thought the food was wonderful and we would most definitely go back. Service wonderful, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great couples dinning
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    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,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You only live once
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little things leave a bad taste ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/7/2013
    We stopped in for a light meal and decided upon salads & to add chicken, but sadly there was not a piece of chicken to be had in the house! So, they allowed us to substitute salmon instead which worked out nicely. My favorite salad, the Ruchetta, has been inconsistent with the amount of dressing in the past, so knowing this, I asked for a little extra dressing when I placed the order which cost me an additional $2 for about a tablespoon, which I didn't know until I had paid the bill and found that to be a bit extreme. I should have asked for it "to go" since, of course on this evening, it had adequate dressing and I did not need the extra... Sevice was delightful and we enjoyed sitting on the screened in patio area on such a lovely evening.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a wonderful dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    We had a wonderful dinner with friends that had never been to Amici before. All of the food and wine was delicious. It was a great night enjoying food & friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice ambiance, excellent menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    Nice ambiance, excellent menu and food, great presentation entrée, knowledgeable and attentive waitstaff
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A fantastic, vital Italian
    JoJoBean
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    A fantastic, vital Italian restaurant in the Careytown area. We love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent food, service, and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Excellent food, service, and atmosphere. 'Amici' was everything we wanted it to be!
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Not a value. Very expensive
    MBizzle
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    Not a value. Very expensive for an average meal. Lots of good places in this area which have better food & moderate prices.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's been better ...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    We've dined here several times in the last few weeks and this was my least favorite visit. The Ruchetta Salad was just as good as before and actually was the best part of dinner. The special rockfish topped with lump crab in a tomato broth was flavorless except for the "fishiness" of the lump crab. The mashed potatoes disappeared into the watery tomato broth and the rockfish itself lacked any flavor, even salt. All in all, not the best visit. We'll give them a break and check back in a few months. Service was good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant is beautiful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/24/2013
    The restaurant is beautiful and the staff very attentive. The upstairs room was quite cold however; one needed a coat on. The appetizer and entrees were fantastic, but the salad was a disappointment; the tomatoes were awful. Stick to the specials! The entrees, homemade black pasta was great and the roast duck breast incredible. The appetizer, mussels, was exquisite! Just don't bother with a salad. We didn't order dessert or wine, so I have no comments there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate