Amici Miei

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851 reviews
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Amici Miei is an award winning restaurant, offering authentic Italian-Sardinian cuisine. We offer a wood-burning brick pizza oven, pastas, bread and desserts made daily on the premises. We serve only the finest local and imported meat, fish and produce.
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DL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and excellent service. Enjoyed the experience.

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BD
Switzerland
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is excellent! Not need to drive to D.C for Italian food anymore.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were friendly, attentive & efficient and the food was delicious!
With our bottle of Vermentino, we had the gnocchi w/ porcini & shrimp , and the monk fish wrapped in prosciutto...it was just scrumptious!!!
Looking forward to our next visit. It's a wonderful & charming place.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent... authentic Italian food.

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S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Amici Miei was a favorite of ours when it was in its earlier location. Its move to downtown Rockville has reduced its size considerably, shifted the emphasis in its menu to pizza, and elevated its prices. The food has not correspondingly improved - while the pasta was good as always, the Bolognese sauce was lackluster, and the lamb steak was very tough indeed. It is not totally fair to compare ambiance, as there was a wine tasting going on at the end of our meal, but prior to that beginning - the restaurant felt cramped and noisy. We were, quite frankly, disappointed that a neighborhood favorite had lost its attraction.

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N
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 1

Portions small, food very average at best. Bread terribly salty. Poor wine options.

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DL
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!

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SC
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had the buffet, and we enjoyed it. I think I'll order a special meal off the menu next time. The wine and dessert menus were extensive, and I thoroughly enjoyed the cappuccino I ordered. I don't recall his name, but I appreciated how hospitable our waiter was. He made sure our parking ticket was validated. I enjoyed listening to the staff speak to each other in Italian.

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B
Washington DC
181 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had 3 different entrees: lamb chops branzino, veal piccata. All were well done & very tasty. The Amici Miei salad was only fair. I would not order again. The bean soup that are husbands had was good. We had 2 desserts: ricotta pastry & a saffron cake. The service was good & we weren’t rushed at all. When I order wine, if it’s new, I always ask for a small taste to be sure. I’ve never had a waiter say no. I was told no & to make my choice. I found that annoying. We also discovered that although they validate for 2 hours, if you go over that, it’s $4/hour for each hour afterward. In the rest of Rockville, it’s $1 after the 2 hour validation. That’s pretty steep for paid parking in Rockville. Puts the pressure on to eat in less than 2 hours.

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R
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommend Amici Miei. As long time patrons, we are never disappointed with the food, and the service always makes us feel as though we are visiting a friend's home. The new location is cosy, although the parking situation can be a bit tight. All in all, a special place to dine and meet with friends and family.

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NA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

If you want delicious food and pleasant servers, this is the place to go. If you want ambiance and quiet, this is not the place to go. It is a good place to go with children or friends. I highly recommend this place unless you want quiet ambiance.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was great

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CY
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

A real letdown. The restaurant had no personality. The calamari was poor quality and undercooked. The chicken parmigiana was OK. The seafood pasta was disappointing. The salad was made up of the white part of the romaine that I would have discarded, and tasted like refrigerator. The bread was nothing to write home about. The chianti had a definite mold taste. Thank goodness for the San Peligrino. Two meals not worth $90+.

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U
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Amici Miei has become our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Always consistent with good service and good cooking.

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DZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very much enjoyed our dining experience at Amici Miei on Valentines Day 2019. We were seated immediately and didn't feel rushed. Great food and excellent service on one of the busiest nights of the year. Bravo!

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s
Austin
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Amici Miei has become our favorite local place for dinner. What makes it special is a combination of the food (which ranges from very good to excellent) and the warmth of the owners and service staff (e.g., Matt is great!). We've had some wonderful food there (most recently a wild boar stew on top of pureed winter root vegetables), and always feel welcome and appreciated. We celebrated Valentine's Day there! I have just two requests: more vegetarian dishes (especially pasta dishes) and better wines by the glass.

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K
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 3

We used to like this restaurant, but this was the first time we were disappointed. I've ordered "grilled lamb steak", and this turned out to be a big mistake. The piece of meat that was served clearly was re-processed from small cuts glued into a bigger piece, half of which was bones (sadly, this technology for making fake meat is now becoming more popular). Some steaks are supposed to have bones, but this one contained a big joint, most likely a knee. So it was not steak at all, but rather odd pieces of a shank glued together. It could have been better used in stew, rather than presented as "steak". My wife's fish was OK, but the Valentine day dinner turned out to be not what we've expected.

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TW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall friendly people. Food was good, but should have warned about the bones in the fish. I was alergic to seafood and I think my ceasar salad had seafood croutons. Overall though it was a nice place for valentines at a fairly decent price.

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AH
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed our meal. The staff was friendly and attentive. The Bronzino was delicious. So was the lasagna and the Margherita pizza. We’ll definitely be back

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LL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Recommended for the excellent food - delicious, attractively plated, and good selection. The food seemed to be slightly innovative but could be just that the restaurant specializes in Sardinian tastes which may not be as well-known as the 'regular' pizza and spaghetti. Food was a little slow coming out of the kitchen, but the wait staff was attentive and kept the full dining room well-taken care of.

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RH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic and tasty. The service was great. The bill was a bit pricey for Rockville so I won't be going as frequently as I like. Be prepared to park in the lot in front and get your ticket validated.

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RN
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious, but the waiter rushed us at every step. He took my wine glass before I had finished. It wasn't like the table was going to get a second seating since our reservation was at 7:30. Just unnecessary.

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s
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We"ve been coming here for years. The new location is just as good as the last. The food is consistently good, as is the service. The host/owner always makes you feel as if you are a guest in his home.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Ordered osso buco, monkfish, and veal ravioli. Osso buco was good, but the other dishes were decent. For the price, could’ve been a little better. Went for my mother’s birthday, and told the owner. The restaurant brought out a tiramisu with a candle on it, but didn’t sing “happy birthday” and also still charged for the tiramisu. Not a big deal. Over all, average place.

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JT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nice place with excellent service.

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SA
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always great.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the presentation of the food was excellent.

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ME
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Service and Food, very glad we went to their new location.

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o
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I have dined here on numerous occasions, and the food and service are consistently excellent. My husband often gets The Sardinian pasta dish - his fav - and I got the bronzino - which was fabulous.

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MD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A warm welcome by the owner and attentive service by Matt made this a great evening. Nice menu with Sardinian focus, which sets this restaurant apart from the rest of the Italian restaurants. This was our first visit after a friend who traveled to Sardinia recommended it. Located close to Rockville Town Center and a quick drive from Bethesda.

Lamb chop and saffron pappardelle w/shrimp and fish were delicious. My fussy daughter devoured her couscous and meatballs. Matt was a great server -attentive but not hovering. Great recommendations on desserts -twin cannolis and tiramisu. We’ll be back! Grazie!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Sardinian specialities and the saffron cake were wonderful at this friendly neighborhood place.

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DL
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ox tail.

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SP
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We always enjoy our dining experience at Amici Miei! The homemade pasta is delicious and I tried the grilled octopus over lentils...yum!

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FB
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful meal. We all had pasta and loved ever bite! Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were good. We had a nice time.

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OT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good but not great. Skip the calamari appetizer. Below ordinary and ours was under cooked. The deserts were excellent. Entrees were average and not presented well. Pizza was better than entrees.

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OT
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a welcome place. Owner greats you to at the door and brings unexpected treats to the table. Delicious food and warm and helpful service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was great with some unique dishes from Sardinia try the pecarino cheese and finish off with a mirto a native liquor from Sardinia the owner likes to chat and we shared a few memories from our trip to Sardinia a few years who

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L
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been dining in here when they were still in Potomac, nothings change with the food, service..always excellent ..love this place.

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FT
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was outstanding. My husband and I ordered the specials. One was a seafood pasta dish and the other one was the wild boar. It was our first time having dinner at Amici Miei and we will definitely return.

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