Amici Ristorante - Cherry Hill

4.5
491 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Through hard work and dedication over the years, Executive Chef Alex A. Daku has experienced all facets of life in the professional kitchen. The man now at the helm of the Amici as an executive chef and owner has been bringing quality Italian food for nearly a decade. His menus extend beyond the territories of traditional cuisine and incorporate continental influences to appeal to the tastes of a broader reception.
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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious the service was fantastic I was given a table of six around table out of the middle it was the best table in the restaurant I was highly highly recommend this restaurant.

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T
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was very slow with a half hour wait beyond the time of the reservation. Sat at the table for ten minutes before they could find enough menus for the two of us. Had to ask for the waiter to come to the table so we could place our order. Little to no wait area makes it very hard to wait for a table. Amici needs to make a better effort to hold true to their OpenTable reservations.

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AM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everyone in our party was well pleased with their entrees. Service was exceptional. Prices make this restaurant a throw back to the days when good food and quality service were affordable. Noise level on a Friday evening made it difficult, at times to hear our server and each other.

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SV
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our favorite small restaurant now. Hopefully it will not out grow it self.

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AG
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

I really enjoy dining at Amici, but on Saturday, January 5 they accepted an Open Table 6:45 PM dinner reservation, but we were not seated until 7:25. When we arrived, they took our name and told us the wait, even for an Open Table reservation, was 20-30 minutes. Really took 40 minutes to be seated. As always, I really enjoyed my meal.

I think they accepted too many Open Table reservations that evening. Entrance to restaurant was crowded with many guests waiting for their tables. Many were irritated by the long wait. Our patience was rewarded at the end of the meal when the hostess delivered a complimentary dessert to our table. They must do a better job of managing their Open Table reservations. If we are late by 15 minutes our reservation is cancelled. They should manage their Open Table reservations so guests wait no longer than 15 minutes for a table.

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PW
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The place is rather small and close and unfortunately the local flavor and regulars are many seniors , they can be very rude at times act entitled due to their age. I give the staff much credit , they are most gracious and accommodating even when the patrons are making it difficult.
The food is wonderful and the staff is very good. I will go back again on an off night . This was Saturday. I will try it again when it is not so crowded

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SM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good and the service is Fantastic. One of our best go to restaurants in the area.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Stick to the items on the menu. Ribeye steak special was tough and lacked flavor. Wife enjoyed the pork chop special.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

Other than not honoring my reservation,the food was excellent! They overbooked and we had to wait over 30 minutes. People were standing next to our table while we finally sat down- very annoying!

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PD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was yummy and noise level was very acceptable!

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DV
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy our visits to Amici’s. Will continue to visit.

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LV
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been to the restaurant many times and have never been disappointed in the food or service

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g
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first time at Amici and it was very good. They sat us right on time of our reservation and we had very good service and everyone enjoyed their entree. Prices were very reasonable and it was warm and cozy inside.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my first time there and I really enjoyed it it was delicious service was impeccable!

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E
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been there many times and always have a great meal. I was not so thrilled with the dish I ordered this time. Lobster, scallops, shrimp over pasta. The lobster was a half lobster in the shell covered in sauce. Too messy to get the lobster out. It would have been nicer to have it out of the shell. The sauce was a bit spicy and did not have the asparagus and cherry tomatoes in it that the waiter described it would.
I will go back but will always ask if the lobster is served in a shell

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S
Philadelphia
165 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

2nd visit to Amici, this time on Thanksgiving day. Arrived 10 mins early and were seated by res. time (yes on T-Day!!!). There was a Thanksgiving dinner which Julia had a loved. I had their fish special. I don't remember what it was, but it was tasty. Amici has developing a real good reputation for taste, quality and service. I'll be back and you should too!!!

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KS
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Moved out of the area 23 yrs ago, but do return for short visits. However, some of the dining establishments that I used to frequent have gone away. Due to a last minute decision to dine out for Thanksgiving, my search led me to Amici's. Dad had traditional turkey dinner and I had the Veal Marsala...BOTH were excellent! My mistake: didn't realize it was BYOB. Will definitely be back with my liquid of choice.🍸

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M
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We are frequent diners at Amici. The food was good ( as always) but service was much slower than normal. We waited more than an hour for our entrees. It was Thanksgiving eve and the restaurant was not crowded. My suspicion is they must have been short staffed. It won’t stop us from returning but we won’t do it on a holiday ( or holiday eve) in the future.

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ML
Philadelphia
99 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having just been there a few weeks earlier, we stopped in prior to going to the theater. We were also picking up dinner for friends, she who had just undergone serious surgery. Food and service, as usual, were excellent.

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JJ
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant and try to come on Saturday nights. The menu is varied and delicious. The service is excellent.

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B
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Had reservations at 630-
Didn’t get seated until 7:20-
Waiter never told us specials-
Wouldn’t go back-‘food UED to be
much better

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B
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the appetizers to dessert, the meal was excellent! Our waiter was fast, friendly and very helpful when it came to choosing what special to order.

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W
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service!!

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S
Philadelphia
165 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

A definite, "neighborhood gem". This unassuming occupant of a small strip mall serves elegant, tasteful and different Italian food in a sea of Italian and pseudo-Italian establishments. Amici offered a friendly climate and competent service with creative cuisine. I look forward to returning and working my way through their menu.

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JG
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been to Amici's for lunch and dinner and enjoyed both. Many choices for good Italian food.

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o
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Maybe it is quieter on a busy night back in the second section away from the main dining room. Otherwise a fine place for our dinner party of four.

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e
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I dine at Amici often
The food never disappoints
The restaurant is one of my favorites.

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KF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Marsala sauce was off😕 Otherwise food and service was good.

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E
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Consistently excellent. A great go-to neighborhood restaurant. Excellent food quality, service and comfortable atmosphere.

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S
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

One of our go to places. Food is very good and reasonably priced. We always have a good meal with very nice portions without too much food on the plate.

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j
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Alex, the owner chef, and his staff deliver a consistency very good meal at a fair price

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j
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

First visit was good. Food was good. Waited for reservation but approx 25 min which wasn’t too bad. Booked for next weekend to bring family there. Very disappointed. Arrived Sat night after making 7pm reservations for a party of 9. When we checked in at 7p the hostess advised that it wouldn't be long until we were seated. At 745pm I went and asked the status and how much longer it would be at which time the hostess told me "I don't know, I can't tell you how long it will be". I asked if she could give me an idea, 15 min, an hour, and she replied "I have no idea." Like I said I'm very disappointed with the service I received and the run around I was given. I hope the owner takes the time to read these. I can tell you it's highly likely I won't be dining there again.

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RI
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The reservation was for 7 pm but we didn’t get seated till at least 7:15. The food was good in general. The salad with endive and hearts of palm was very dense with mostly chopped endive, not very tasty. I will recommend a different salad. They made error in the billing instead of near $45 it was $97! Of course they did correct it but they have made some error in the table next to us also. Over all it is a good place but a little too crowded for the current staff to handle. But that said I will be happy to go back again :))

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MP
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Consistently excellent and fresh food , should make reservation. Very mediocre atmosphere a bit noisy in the main room but well worth going for high-quality affordable meal!

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L
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, excellent service, good value. Busy for a reason.

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MK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the portions were very generous.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very good. One of us had dietary restrictions and the chef was very accommodating. Everyone enjoyed their food.

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PD
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

A nice evening spent with family. Reservations are definitely suggested. The restaurant was crowded and people waiting for a table spilled outside. We arrived few minutes prior to our reserved time and seated promptly.
Everyone in our party of 6 enjoyed their meal. We visit this restaurant several times a year.

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JJ
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food here is delicious 😋. They always take our reservation on time. Service excellent.

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LH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Cute little place. Very busy with a slightly older crowd. You get a lot of food for the money. Caesar salad was fresh. Fried calamari was overdone, wouldn’t order it again. Linguini del la mare was excellent. Chicken Parmesan fairly good. Service was most excellent. BYOB!

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