Due Amici

4.1
1272 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

About

Enjoy Italian cuisine with smart, contemporary style in downtown Columbus. The atmosphere of fine dining comes at an affordable price. Whether you lounge on the leather chairs, sit at the engaging community table or pull up a stool to the bar, you and your guests can enjoy our unique bar and lounge atmosphere. Accompany any of our appetizers with one of our house-infused vodkas. Relax and enjoy our comfy chairs while you dine on our unique seasonal offerings in our intimate dining room. Privato, our simple but modern private room is easily transformed into any type of private event. Our uncomplicated decor and urban atmosphere will invite you in, whether you are having a business meeting or a gathering with old friends. Hardwood floors, exposed brick and low-lighting all accent our distinctive and unique restaurant.

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4.1
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4.1
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4.2
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Johne
Denver
7 reviews
Reviewed on January 26, 2019
Overall2foodserviceambience

We were looking forward to a simple dining experience before the Show at the Palace but were highy disappointed with all aspects of our dining experience. Overall the restaurant staff seemed very chaotic and in general understaffed all night. The bartender did his best to provide adequate service but he was overwhelmed and clearly, the bar was understaffed for the crowd.

Our dining experience followed the same process, the waitress was running around and seemed over busy trying to cover her tables. She did the best she could but it fell short of good service. The final straw came when we placed our dinner order for a Margarita Pizza and Salad. 5 minutes after ordering we were informed that they ran out of Pizza. It was only 8:15 PM. How does a restaurant who serves pizza run out early into the evening on a Friday evening? so we only had salad and an appetizer the salads were overall below average. Just a very disappointing experience. I would not recommend Due Amici nor do we plan to return.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Reviewed on November 29, 2017
Overall4foodserviceambience

The customer service was excellent. A group of girlfriends and I were there last night and unfortunately two of us accidentally left our take home containers behind. Upon realizing this, we called Due Amici before walking all the way back. Unfortunately they had thrown away our containers (a bit too soon after us leaving in my opinion), so we were disappointed. I had personally only taken two bites of my entree, as I had filled up on apps and soup, so I was extremely frustrated about having paid for an entree I didn't get to enjoy. Undoubtedly, leaving the container behind was my mistake, but I spoke with the manager and she was gracious and generous enough to offer to remake my meal for pickup in the same evening. As I had already arrived at my after dinner event, I was unable to go pick it up, so she offered to mail me a $25 gift card instead. As annoyed as I was about the unfortunate turn of events, her generosity and effort to make it right really spoke volumes about the restaurant and her management. I've dined here many times and the food is great. Kudos to the staff and thanks for appeasing a frustrated and forgetful customer!

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vipNeal
Columbus
18 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2017
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent service for 18 people. Enjoyed the evening and ability to celebrate a special eve. T

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for birthday dinners!

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jade422
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We sat at table for almost ten minutes before being services. Waiter did not know details of the menu, basic questions required him to leave and come back. Ambiance and location are great, food was good, hopefully just got an inexperienced server, would return

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waitstaff had a lot of fun! Had my favorite Moscato on the wine list!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit, 10 of us, 5 of whom had birthdays and all are picky eaters, with a mixture of meat eaters and vegetarians and food allergies. Satisfied all! Love the urban venue, high ceilings and comfortable seating as well. Desserts excellent too!

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vipFoodmonster
Columbus
57 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambience excellent. I did find it weird get you had to walk a flight or 2 down stairs to the bathroom., then walk down a hall that was dark at the end.?? Kind of wierd. So if your handicapped, use the bathroom before you go!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Our overall food experience was very good.
The lack of service and inattention to detail left us very disappointed.
It's unlikely we will visit again.

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Denise
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had never eaten here before and invited friends for dinner before Ohio Theater so I was a little apprehensive. We were about 15 minutes late and they held our table, with a smile... Wonderful service (Alice) with drinks and food and beautiful interior. We have so many choices for Italian food but Due Amici is #1 for me!

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vipDJ05
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I haven't been here for at least en years. I was surprised at how good the food is. Usually a restuarant will start slipping after being in business for years. I would go anytime I'm near the statehouse.

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BPS7
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This restaurant does not show up among the top results when searching for Italian cuisine in Columbus, but it is absolutely wonderful -- food, drinks, atmosphere, and service are spectacular, and it is located in close proximity to a variety of venues for entertainment before or after your dining experience. I would strongly recommend Due Amici to anyone interested in a delicious and enjoyable Italian dining experience.

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vipDebbie
Columbus
36 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We frequent Due Amici regularly alone or with friends for dining, drinks, and often before a show but not always. In all the years we have been dining here we have never been disappointed until this trip. The service was very slow and the restaurant was not packed, busy but not full. Our waiter was just ok. We had ample time to eat and get to our show but the waiter seemed to be annoyed with us that we wanted drinks first. He wanted our entire order at one time and we had not decided. We seemed rushed and there was no need. When my husband ordered a bourbon the waiter thought but wasn't sure the restaurant was out of it. He asked for 3 choices that my husband would be happy with and he would bring one of them back. Who does that? We ordered the mussel app of which they were very tiny in size and not a full order that we are used to. Over all this trip quite surprising and disappointing. We know Due Amici can do and is better. Very off night in service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris Rock show at Palace

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MIC55
Columbus
24 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had not been to Due Amici for a while. The menu has changed and they now offer many more small plates, a welcome addition. Great place for a special occasion. We went for a late Valentine's Day dinner after seeing a play the Ohio Theater.

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vipJimB
Columbus
56 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The bloody Mary's were awesome recommend Sunday brunch

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
5 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried a new drink for me with Prosecco that was awesome!!! And my usual chicken Parmesan yum!!!!

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PhilipL
Columbus
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food here is sometimes a little unique but always very good. Had the tuna tonight, which had a bit of orange/citrus I wasn't expecting. The asparagus small plate was wonderful

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FewOptionsRanOutOfFood
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall2food2service2ambience2

My wife and I went to Due Amici for Valentines Day. I wish we hadn't. Although the restaurant had not advertised so on the website, when I made the reservation, or when they called to confirm the reservation, the menu was extremely limited, and the set menus jacked up the prices. My wife has a medical issue that restricts the food she can eat. For example, the only appetizer that worked was the Caeser salad. After she ordered, the server came back to inform us that they had run out of that. The restaurant also ran out of bread. The server was constantly apologizing for his lack of experience and his only excuse for running out of food was that the chef was inexperienced and new. Needless to say, we won't be coming back here for special occasions again, and I plan on writing a review of the restaurant to warn others.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were phenomenal. Sometimes you go to restaurants and you feel you pay too much and the portions are small. That was not the case, me and my fiancé were very pleased with the portion size and we feel we got what we paid for. Thank you Due Amici, we'll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Not very good. Fixed menu but bad service. Very slooooow. Food not done well. Cheesecake was a sheet cake as an example. Disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I find the restaurant on open table and decided to give it a try. Parking was easy with the​ valet...$6 plus $4 dollar tip..(a 10). Our coats were checked with the hostess...$2. We were taken to our table immediately and our server Alice was extremely attentive and smiling and helpful for us to understand the Valentine menu...$45 pasta menu or $65 steak menu. My wife had some wine and our server brought us some very nice bread to dip in the peppered olive oil... Excellent! Our food arrived at the perfect time hot and delicious. Overall, a very nice and romantic venue for dinner for couples.

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Milonodoe
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Was a Valentines day date but it was a very nice resturant overall and looked to be a very good everyday resturant

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Due Amici has always been a favorite place for lunch in downtown Columbus. The menu has a lot of variety, service is excellent, ambiance is friendly. It's also the "place to be seen" in Columbus.

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RA08
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready when we arrived and the service was prompt. This was my second time here and the food was again superb, and with a nice presentation. The prices are very reasonable as well. I'm already looking forward to my next visit!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I liked the restaurant's location and soft lighting. Service was good, food was great, and the atmosphere was very upscale.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Arrived before our reservation time and we were able to be seated immediately. After receiving our bottle of wine and placing our order, our waitress seemed to be non-existent. She stopped by once to say she would bring us bread, which was 40 minutes after being seated. She arrived another 20 later with the bread. When our food arrived it was all wrong. A different server brought one dish of food. They had put both orders together in one plate. Another 10 minutes went by and we had to disturb a different server, since we never saw ours. They took the plate back and a few minutes later arrived with the correct dishes. The food was delicious. While the food tasted excellent, the service was just the opposite. My wife and I were hoping that this could be another great restaurant to add to our list of favorites, but we will likely not return due to the poor service.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not much to say other than excellent. Our service was excellent, and the food was hot and delicious.

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vipEJones
Columbus
87 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a large group (20) and the service team was truly exceptional! They weren't overbearing and pushy but let the night progress organically leading to a great meal!

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vipAJMac125
Columbus
62 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have not been here in over a year and it was one of the best meals I have had in the city in a year. Columbus has so many mediocre placers to eat so it is nice to find this place again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2017
Overall1food1service3ambience3

This is the second time I have been here for brunch. It's terrible.--again. My quiche was runny in the middle and not fully cooked. My friend ordered the frittata and it was just frittata on the plate--horrible presentation. No toast, no fruit, no lettuce, etc. also, the bathrooms are FILTHY! Management needs to wake up.

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vipCAFey
Columbus
45 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Large group met for dinner before a show. Our waitress was exceptional and attentive. Unfortunately, having ordered, we learned that one entree was unavailable and so a substitution was delivered actually without even clearing it with us first. That was odd. The food itself was very good, and an adjustment was made to the bill for the mishap with the entree, even without request. We'll definitely go again.

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DonnieS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time at dinner. We cut it a little close on time before a show, so we had to eat fast, but the service and the food were all fantastic. I will definitely be coming back when I have more time to really enjoy it! My only complaint is it was kinda loud, mainly because there is a lot of tables in the restaurant, so you are a little close to other tables, but other than that, it is a great place.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night was great thanks to Due Amici! We ordered elaborate drinks that tasted just as they should have. Food came somewhat quickly but I am not complaining. That allowed for more conversations after dinner. Server Danielle was great, too!

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vipJenniferW
Columbus
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff, great atmosphere and food

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vipGarettH
Columbus
15 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch menu meatball soup was hot, good, and spicy as advertised. That is a good thing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh food. Creative choices. Fun birthday vibe.

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Christy
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our server was nice, though left us unattended upon our arrival for 15minutes, only after we requested service from the attention of another server. For the price our food was average. We had chicken Marsala and spaghetti with meatballs, I had one glass of wine and my husband had water. No appetizer or dessert: $54 without tip.

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Al4fresco
Pittsburgh
12 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We took our son and grandchildren here on Friday night. There were good choices for the kids and adults. We enjoyed the mussels appetizer and the Caesar salad.

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