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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Clean menu provided to every guest
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
Awesome food and service!
Excellent meal and wines. Service is always great.
Our server was super attentive. Great food, service and experience
We have been to Cafe Amici many times over the past 15 years and the owner, Massimo is always warm and welcoming, the service is always impeccable, and the food is perfectly cooked and just enough to leave you satisfied and full.
Fine Italian food near Sarasota Opera House. Attentive service by knowledgeable waiters.
The only place to get the local Primativo red wines of Puglia! COuple that with the homed cooked flavors of Southern Italy and Massimo delivers a perfect dining experience.
My lifelong friends, our spouses and I dined at Cafe Amici for the first time last evening, and it was a fabulous celebration in the year of our 70th birthdays. The food, beverages and service were excellent, and we will return soon.
Great as usual
The food was really outstanding but sadly there was one large party there, perhaps had a few too many drinks, and were really loud. Really. Loud!! Pretty much destroyed any chance of us, sitting on the other side of the restaurant, having any kind of conversation.
Additionally our waiter seemed totally disengaged and uninterested in us lame all. He walked away from our table before we were finished speaking to him every single time.
Such an enjoyable evening with friends. Food was great, we had the best waiter, wines were wonderful and can’t wait to go again.
Thanks so much for supporting Amici's...grazie!!!
Love Cafe Amici. I had the Carbonara, and it was exceptional. The atmosphere is always outstanding. Love the family!
Jessica< i'm glad your experience was positive, grazie and see you soon!!!
Very welcoming. Asked if we were headed to the Opera in order for them to get us out in plenty of time. Even with that, they did not rush us nor make us feel rushed. Excellent service and our food was excellent.
Glad we found this place. Friendly staff and good food. Might want to ask the price of the specials, as while my grilled branzino was delicious, it was 38$.
As tourists not made to feel particularly welcome. Very much focused on locals where service appeared to fun up a level.
A long time favorite. Like dinner in Italy without the plane fare!
Small restaurant with excellent Italian food and well trained and friendly staff.
Very pleasant service
They overbooked the restaurant, and had no bar seats for waiting,
Very good restaurant. The service was great, had traditional Italian wines which were awesome, and food was a little bit different but wonderful! We go to again!
ALl fresh pasta , reasonable prices and an outstanding wine list make this a must try in Sarasota. The owner was most gracious and the food was excellent
Great atmosphere for a date or out with friends. The food is excellent with a very good wine list. Most of the time the service is very good, but as always happens you get a flailing waiter. as I had recently. It did not distract from our dinner though. The food, wine, and atmosphere was excellent and would recommend Cafe Amici to anyone trying to find a excellent Italian restaurant. Give it a try, you will love it!
Food and service were very good. Disappointed our table of 7 had not been set up when we arrived. The noise level was quite high.
Waiter did not know prices; when martini arrived without it’s garnish he was very slow to remedy that; when it came time to pay he took each credit card separately to be rung up. There apparently was some problem with the credit card machine - not the waiter’s fault but he didn’t handle it smoothly.
Very enjoyable. Across the board excellent experience in a city of so many great restaurants this one is near the top. Reminded us of all our favorite small Italian spots. First dinner. Lunch sometime ago. Been waiting to try. New favorite place.will repeat often.
Food and service were outstanding! We will be back!
Casual, neighborhood Italian. Good choice, depending upon how strict your Italian food standards are. Give it a try, it was crowded by the time we left. Seems to be a neighborhood favorite.
Great People,,,,Great Italian food @!!!
Food was very good. We started with the antipasto and then had eggplant Parmesan and the lasagna before we went to a play. The antipasto was good but we’ve had better with way more choices. The eggplant was great! My husband said he liked the lasagna but liked mine better. The bread was delicious. Our dinner and the service was quite good overall. I would def recommend.
Had a reservation for our family of 14. We reserved the place based on their prices that they have listed on OpenTable. We thought that they were resonsibly priced since we had family visiting from different continents and didn't want them to have to pay a lot for their meal. Upon arrival, when we looked at their prices on the actual menu, we realized that they misled us and asked to speak to the manager. The owner of the place came to our table and when we asked him why the prices are different and told him that they are misleading, he was quite rude and told us that he never checks the OpenTable prices (even though they took the reservation via OpenTable) and it’s not his problem. To top it off, the food was below average. With so many restaurants in Sarasota, there are much better choices than this.
Mr.anonymous, we really sorry if your experience was not satisfy, 1) Opentable has no price of our menu 2) New Years Eve and New Years Day prices are different, menu and prices are posted on the window for those two days Sorry for the inconvenience. The management.
Excellent experience in every way!
Service was extremely slow even with our usual expectation around New Years Eve, but we were an early arrival and looked to be the only ones seated in the downstairs area. Salads weren’t brought out until after dinner was served with the exception of 1 meal they forgot to even order. It was over priced $38 for a very small portion of pasta with a few (3) pieces of small lobster for my entree. The shrimp in my relatives pasta was mushy - she didn’t even eat it.
I also didn’t like it that the menu online didn’t say they were altering it, for NYE- so when we got there, a lot of their normal entrees weren’t available such as lasagna and more simpler meals that are better for teenagers and kids.
Left Feeling ripped off- lesson learned - never ever again!
Excellent meal with great menu options. Wonderful wine list. A little noisy when it’s crowded. The tables are a little too close together.
Great. we love cafe amici
Staff, food and service is always outstanding! Massimo makes everyone feel like they just came over for a dinner with a best friend or family get together! Wonderful experience!!!
Good food. Mediocre service. Menu features Caesar Salad for $9. Billed $10. Bread was never offered. Had to ask.
Wouldn't honor Groupon claiming not valid on holidays. However, Christmas Eve is not a holiday. Christmas Day is a holiday. Beware.
We enjoy coming to Cate Amici. And will be back again. It was Christmas Eve so we understand why service was a little slow. We waited over an hour from the time we ordered our food.
My wife had fish and it was excellent. I had the Veal chop and it was so so.
Your waitress Kelly was excellent. She tried her best.
Our favorite restaurant that consistently serves excellent pasta and fish entres. Black grouper with black olives, capers and cherry tomatoes was especially good.
Authentic Italian food, great service and wine list!!
Always very reliable with very good food and service
Terrific authentic Italian restaurant. Great service and food!
Cafe Amici offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (941) 951-6896.
Cafe Amici is rated 4.4 stars by 489 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.