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Cafe Amici

232 reviews
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$30 and under
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Cafe Amici is a traditional Italian cuisine, 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, 120 bottle of wines from all over the world, wine vintage from 1964 thru 2016.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation


Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm


Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday-closed june to october
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Phone number
(941) 951-6896
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Achille Nigri
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Private party facilities
The private room can accommodate up to 50 people.
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Private party contact
Massimo: (941) 914-2679
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We can arrange catering up to 100 people.
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Cross street
between Palm Av and Pineapple St on Main street
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Parking details
Free parking garage situated behind Cafe Amici, valet service available.
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Special events & promotions
Monthly wine dinner.
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Gift Card
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Kosher, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 232 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.1  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLovepizza (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

We spent our Valentine’s day in one of the best Italian restaurant in Sarasota, also if the restaurant was extremely busy they delivered an amazing meal, well done to the staff of Amici’s!!!

TrapperFL (Tampa)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

It’s always one of our favorite places to go. Fantastic food, atmosphere, and service!

2.0  Dined 3 days ago

Valentine's Day. Perhaps you should expect dining out to be somewhat challenging. I don't believe they had an adequate number of servers and ours was downright RUDE. Her attitude ruined what might have been OK otherwise.

vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

Had to be one of the worst service experiences in a long time.
The waiter didn't pay attention to my wife's order of salad with no dressing. When it came with oil on it, he said oh it's only a little. Are you kidding me? No oil is no oil. In addition to that he was Curt an unattentive. Usually find restaurants will check on you and see if your meal is good or if you need anything more to drink. He didn't either. We had to ask for everything.
The appetizer of meatballs was cold when it arrived.
All in all there are many great choices downtown Sarasota that you can skip this one

Ospreyguy (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Very good! Seated in side room with low noise level. Branzini was very good!

vipDrJAF (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We were cordially greeted and quickly seated even on a busy Saturday night. Server was pleasant and made some excellent suggestions. This was our first visit, but we will definitely return.

1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This experience was horrible. From the rude owner as soon as we were being seated yelled to his staff not to let us sit because they overbooked and the kitchen is 45 minutes behind. Then he said to let us sit and we could buy drinks and appetizers. To never receiving the lemon for my water. To receiving my salad and had no silverware. Stared at the owner for 5 minutes while he laughed and joked with the table next to us. Then asking the waitress why he never even apologized or came to our table and I was told it was her job to do that. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this loud, overpriced, awful service restaurant. There are much better places to spend your money.

Stan (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

the food and the service ere both fine but the noise level was totally unacceptable.

vipJZMZ (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Excellent Italian food. We were very pleased with the food and service. Will definitely be back when visiting Sarasota.

vipSundayman (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Just mediocre at best. Waitress wanted to be anywhere except the dining room. Food was just OK. With so many good restaurants to choose from there is no compelling reason to return

Mike (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

We recently dined at Cafe Amici and must say the food was outstanding. We sat at the bar which we always like when there is just the two of us. The cocktails on the other hand were disappointing. Prior to dinner we like to enjoy a proper dry martini. Unfortunately our martini pour was well short of three quarters full. The bartender said that was the standard pour and offered no further explanation let alone an extra fill. I get it ... I get it.... a full glass is a larger volume than a mixed drink. But don't insult me with a $9 cocktail that does not live up to customer expectations. Charge me $12 and fill er up! Believe it or not that is a turn off for us.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

We love this restaurant. The food is authentic and really good. On this occasion we had friends in from out of town and we went to café amici on a Saturday night. The food was excellent but the service, which is generally top notch, was off. It seemed like they were short staffed for some reason and were not as attentive as usual. We chalked it up to them just having an off night....i am sure we will be back there many times......

vipOpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Good food, service ok, noise was so loud you had to yell to your spouse across the table. Due to the noise we requested to eat outside, which the weather was perfect, but no outside dining due to wait staff shortage.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Very average food and service. Would not dine here again.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Birthday. My dad was treated like family..

Nanaem (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Great food, generous servings

buckeyecat (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Food always good. Regular waiter was not working. New girl struggled but the limoncello after dinner soothed the meal.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
4.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Food was good. Mine could have been warmer

BobP (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Cafe Amechi continues as one of our favorite restaurants. Service by staff as well as the hospitality of the owners makes it always a pleasure to dine here. The home made pasta dishes are always excellent as well as their seafood entrees.

OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

We went to Cafe Amici for my birthday and before a show. The food was very good, but the server upsold us on the grilled octopus appetizer saying we needed 2 for the table of 4 when 1 would have been fine. Also, she said the appetizers were in the $13 range, but when our bill came the octopus was $18 a plate. Additionally, the initial bill was wrong and it took forever to get it straightened out which made us rush to get to the show.
Later, we noticed that they had charged our credit card twice. Once for the wrong amount and once for the correct amount. This took several days to get corrected.
Lastly, it would have been nice to be offered something for my birthday and for our inconvenience.