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Cafe Amici

4.7
4.7
711 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Cafe Amici is a traditional Italian cuisine in Sarasota Fl, since 1996 we offer extensive menu you will enjoy dish from Puglia, Veneto, Tuscany and the Mediterranean shores. There is an eight seat bar with 20 wines by the glass, 300 bottle of wines from all over the world, wine vintage from 1964 thru 2020.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 9 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (941) 951-6896

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Achille Nigri

  • Catering

    We can arrange catering up to 100 people.

  • Private party facilities

    The private room can accommodate up to 50 people.

  • Private party contact

    Massimo: (941) 914-2679

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Cross street

    between Palm Av and Pineapple St on Main street

  • Parking details

    Parking garage situated behind Cafe Amici, valet service available, street parking

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 711 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Tampa / Central Florida West

    Fit for Foodies

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Fit for Foodies

  • Sarasota / Bradenton

    Hot Spot

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  1. RA

    RobinA

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious, authentic Italian. Service was excellent, a wonderful dining experience.
  2. M

    Mange

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is very professional and engaging...food quality authentic and delicious. We are fans...
  3. VM

    VMO1

    Miami

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    The waiter was stoic and rude at first, their menus have increased in pricing. I received a menu with on set of pricing and the we received another menu with different pricing. We ordered a bottle of $70 wine which was the price on one menu and the other menu had the same bottle for $85. The waiter when asked to order I let him know so that o was charged the lesser. He said that menu was old pricing and proceeded to take the lower priced menu and go to the host stand next to our table a pull out 4 more menus with the lower pricing before finding one that matched mine. I asked him if he would honor the $70 price and he said NO. I asked him to ask the manager and he coped an attitude left the table for 10+ mins came back and I asked if they were going to honor the price he stopped me and said I am going to tell you the specials after he reviewed the dinner specials he then said he would honor the &70 price. Point is not about the $15 it is about the experience, the maître d’ was very welcoming who I believe is the owner, that said after the incident he stopped by every seated table and asked how their meal was and avoided our table.
  4. EM

    EriM

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Café Amici has always been one of my favorite Italian places to go to when I lives in Sarasota so I couldn't expect anything less than FANTASTIC!!! The food is one of the best, if not the best. Nothing ever compares to it. I know the owners and they are always so pleasant and kind. The wait staff is always accommodating to the needs of the customers. I absolutely love them all. And the atmosphere is so elegant, romantic yet super chill. Thank you for making my trip back home to celebrate a friends b-day, an awesome one and just how I remember it. ❤️
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A great dinner in a great setting
  6. GG

    GlitterGirl

    Naples

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We spent our 40th anniversary at Cafe Amici and it was wonderful. The food, drinks, and service were amazing. Our server was so accommodating, attentive, and nice. I would highly recommend it.
  7. F

    Foodmaven

    Omaha

    114 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My husband loved his veal chop, best ever he said. Good service small cozy restaurant. Bar scene a little noisy. It was my birthday
  8. PV

    PrabhakarV

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great service. We really enjoyed it!
  9. SP

    SusanP

    Tampa

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best authentic Italian restaurants in Sarasota. The service is always professional and the food is always excellent.
  10. LA

    LisetteA

    Fort Lauderdale

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Quite and super extensive wine list. Love that we can chat with the owner and express the food quality at his restaurant
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Way too noisy for an older couple (77) Acoustics need to be improved before our return
  12. BP

    BobP

    Naples

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We've been enjoying the hospitality and excellent food here since we've moved to Sarasota over 15 years ago! Simply the best authentic Italian entrées.
  13. F

    Foodies

    Naples

    57 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good! First time.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!!! We’ll be back!
  15. MS

    MichaelS

    Naples

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Had a 5:45 pm pre-theater dinner on a Thursday. This was our first time there. The service was excellent. We shared a caprese salad and we both had the shrimp and linguine dish. My partner asked if we could have angel hair instead of linguine and she readily accommodated our request. The dish was very good (we left nothing but the porcelain) with a decent helping of good size shrimp. We will definitely put Cafe Amici on our list to go again.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food at Cafe Amici is amazing!!! Their home made pasta and large selection of wine, never disappoints!!! It’s one of our very favorite places!
  17. S

    Smile

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    Tiramisu was excellent!Braised beef w polenta was excellent!! If you go you must try both !!
  18. DH

    DouglasH

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant is fantastic we will be back, and the service was great
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food4service4ambience1
    Extremely noisy. I could barely hear the waitress speak or talk to my wife across the table. For an Italian restaurant you would expect a more calm tranquil environment but instead it felt like a bachelor party was going on. Food was good but the loud and rowdy environment ruined the experience for my wife and I. I don’t recommend if you are looking for a nice date night place.
  20. CR

    ChristineR

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’m coming back to Sarasota (from Pennsylvania) just for the tortellini w vodka sauce. It was perfection, I’m still dreaming about it a week later.
  21. A

    Andres

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    30 year wedding anniversary!
  22. KA

    KenA

    Denver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    The food and service were great. It was just very loud and noisy. We never experienced that at this restaurant before. Maybe we should ask for a table in the back next time.
  23. U

    Uncinmi

    Naples

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We always look for good authentic Italian food when we travel. In Sarasota go no further than Cage Amici. Outstanding in ever way and located centrally in the very walkable downtown area
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    OUR WAITER WAS PHENOMENAL VERY ENGAGING & INFORMATIVE THE FOOD WAS COOKED PERFECT 👍🏼
  25. D

    Danp

    Atlantic City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Max and the staff are fantastic. The food is outstanding.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very good. Except noise level too highly. Had trouble hearing the waiter.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding as usual.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE, LOVE everyone and everything about Cafe Amici! The staff and the food is truly the best!!!
  29. S

    Sam05

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience2
    Not good. Hurried throughout meal, while many tables were open and many tables still open when we left. Food not very good and bread was awful. It’s going to be a long time before we return. I never write bad reviews, as restaurants do have sort of off nights but this was an exceptionally bad experience.
  30. SJ

    SJFoster

    Indiana

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was very good and the service was impeccable. Nice wine list. Felt like we were in Europe. Tiramisu tasted authentic.
  31. FH

    FredH

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Celebrating our anniversary at Cafe Amici was a great decision. Allesandro provided great service. Ample servings of delicious food. Cocktails were very tasty. Highly recommend.
  32. R

    Rich

    West Palm Beach

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The dining experience at Cafe Amici continues to be consistent - excellent menu choices prepared exceptionally well, friendly service, a sparkling crowd and an option to dine in or out. Don't miss it!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    It was a Very special anniversary and birthday celebration which was not acknowledged with a nice table for two as requested in the original reservation instead stuck at a table at the bar area did not feel welcomed at all by the man that seated us not sure if that was an owner or not? Our server Jennifer was very good so we appreciated that. Unfortunately we can’t redo our actually anniversary experience which make me very disappointed as this did not even come close to meeting our expectations. And there were empty tables in the dining area that I had originally asked to be moved to still empty when we left? We live in Sarasota and will never go back!
  34. J

    Jatvet

    Orlando

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, drinks and fantastic service. Cafe Amici never fails, grilled o Ty is best anywhere!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is absolutely fantastic!! Fresh Octopus, Veal chops, osccabucco, , pasta,,,all great..Service you can't beat!!! Highly recommend !!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spouse Birthday this time. Dined at Amici with friends in the past. The experience is always outstanding. All team members take care you. Owner present and very involved. Great spot and food too.
  37. JH

    JeffreyH

    Salt Lake City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    First time visiting Cafe Amici. What a wonderful Italian restaurant. This is a fabulous multi-generational eatery. Go! This is the real thing, and you'll know that as soon as you enter. Our pre-dinner drinks were great. The sautéed spinach was fresh and done just right. Our veal was thin, tender and tasty. The sauce was rich, creamy and delicious. Can't wait to go again.
  38. WW

    WilliamW

    Tampa

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very very quiet in the middle of the week. That was a plus. Great food.
  39. G

    Gina

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were visiting the area. This restaurant was highly recommended by one of neighbors. Cafe Amici did not disappoint! The service was great and food was very flavorful and portions were perfect. My husband said that his eggplant parm was the best he has had!
  40. HR

    HerbR

    Naples

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food & service always excellent. Second room was opened for us as it was raining and we had requested outdoor dining.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Cafe Amici offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 951-6896.

Cafe Amici is rated 4.7 stars by 711 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 9 times today
Google Map for Cafe Amici

1371 main street, Sarasota, FL 34236

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between Palm Av and Pineapple St on Main street

  • Neighborhood

    Sarasota

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking garage situated behind Cafe Amici, valet service available, street parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Achille Nigri

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (941) 951-6896

  • Catering

    We can arrange catering up to 100 people.

  • Private party facilities

    The private room can accommodate up to 50 people.

  • Private party contact

    Massimo: (941) 914-2679

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