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Cafe Amici, Sarasota, FL
Cafe Amici, Sarasota, FL
Cafe Amici, Sarasota, FL
Cafe Amici, Sarasota, FL
Cafe Amici, Sarasota, FL

Cafe Amici

4.6
4.6
902 Reviews
$31 to $50
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 2022.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 902 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

902 Reviews
  1. Richard

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was adequate but not to the level you would expect at a high priced restaurant. The food was good but did not meet expectations of the price charged. The value of the total experience was significantly subpar. We will not return.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was slow, and the special was overpriced! Otherwise the food was good

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter Jason was so much fun and right on the mark for all of our needs Food was great and wine choices were great

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  4. JoeS

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Over the years, Cafe Amici has become more and more popular, to the point where it is always full and often full of energetic patrons loudly enjoying their meal. I think some acoustic tiles on the ceiling would be a big improvement.

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  5. Robert

    Tampa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We've ben going to Cafe Amici for 10 years and the food and quality has stayed the same. A little noisy but no one seems to mind. The tables were completely full.

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  6. AndreaB

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    While the ambiance etc of this place was good, obviously popular, the service we received from the waiter was poor. He was surly and gruff. He rattled off the half dozen specials so quickly and with some kind of accent that we could barely follow. It’s kind of obnoxious that at the bottom of each page of the menu in bold print it states that a surcharge will be applied to share an entree. Do they know who their audience is? Most of the diners are over 60! No substitutions is there in bold as well. A tiny basket of bread was dropped off and when we asked if we could have more we were ignored. We didn’t expect it for free, would have paid extra but he just seemed annoyed when we asked and never brought it. I ordered a$20 glass of cab sav. It arrived straight out of the fridge, cold enough that there was condensation on the glass. I’m no wine expert but this is not how a glass of red should be served. Near the end of the glass I was actually grossed out to find a huge glob of sediment in the bottom of the glass. Ive drank a a LOT of wine and never came across this before. Clearly this had been retrieved from the fridge after a significant amount of time since it had been opened. I brought it to the waiters attention and he just shrugged and said that it was just sediment and that’s normal. It was NOT normal and it was gross. I reluctantly ordered another glass and fully expected him to offer that the first one would not appear on the bill. Nope. I considered asking him to remove from the bill but realized by his demeanour that he was not going to comply. The pasta dishes were pretty decent. The gnocchi was very salty, too salty. We will choose to try the many other restaurants in the neighbourhood instead of considering another dinner here unfortunately.

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  7. SCOTTL

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I live here in Sarasota and we have family who owned the best Italian restaurant in the town I grew up in. Very comparable! Our guest was visiting from across the country and wanted to have Italian. We were very happy and will be back!

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  8. TheJustforfunFoodies

    Salt Lake City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Feels like a hidden, local gem. Love the Rigatoni Alla Nicroni (Sausage and Truffle). My husband had the Veal Amici. Delicious. The bottle of Amarone was amazing and went well with both dishes. Highly recommend. Reservation is a must.

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  9. HappyCamper

    New York City

    40 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is the perfect spot for lunch; a little away from the hustle and bustle of all the other Main Street restaurants. We shared the charcuterie board (the mortadella was yums!!, loved the fig jam and parmegiana cheese), and the seafood salad. It was fresh and beyond delicious. Could have it everyday. Perfect portions. Service was totally attentive without being intrusive. This will be our "go to" place as everything coming out of the kitchen was looking great. Table next to us had bolognese and raved. Wine list is fairly priced.

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  10. Klocktimes

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. The out-of-town couple we were having dinner with got stuck in traffic and were 45 minutes late, The maitre d' was very accommodating and held our reservation. Thanks.

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  11. Travis

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our favorite places. Great food and service.

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  12. DavidS

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This was a reservation for 5 people, not 1. Food was excellent ans so was the service. Noise level is quite high. Cost is pretty expensive but so is the cost of food.

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  13. RaymondC

    Tampa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great and the price was good also. Only thing was that we waited over 30 minutes to sit, even with a reservation.

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  14. Fergus

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant in Sarasota! The food is wonderful and service is great.

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  15. OldBob

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Very good food. Service was slow but think due to valentine day crowd

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  16. Momofthebest4

    Chicago

    70 reviews

    3.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    It was fine. I do agree with other reviewers that the price is high for what you get. There are other places that were better.

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  17. JanetK

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food, service,

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  18. Nick

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was wonderful. We went on Super Bowl Sunday so not very crowded. Will definitely be back.

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  19. Ellen

    Philadelphia

    93 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We were a group if 4 and we dined inside early on a Saturday night (5:30) The waiter was attentive and the food was very good but the noise level was excessive. The restaurant was packed and we had to shout to converse with the person on the same side of the table. I will only return in season if the weather permits dining outside.

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  20. LarryP

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a lively loud venue. We always enjoy coming here. Unfortunately our waiter was very indifferent. He never made eye contact as he walked by. We waited way too long to refresh drink orders. Food was somewhat slow coming out. This could have been a wonderful dinner but the waiter made it a very average experience.

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  21. StephenS

    Grand Rapids

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jason was awesome. Eat here every time we visit. Never disappoints.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    West Palm Beach

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food wasn’t up to standard, but ambience and menu card suggested something different. I’m sure the chef had an off night!

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  23. timeflies1

    New York City

    188 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    188 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Generally the food was freshly prepared and served hot. One of our 5 had the filet mignon which was found to be mushy...perhaps it was grilled while still frozen. Three other entrees were more than acceptable. They were an off menu pasta primavera, pasta with vodka, and the pesto penne. The braciole for our 5th person was just lackluster. We never want our server to be our buddy but it definitely felt like he wanted to be someplace else. As they say, just calling it in.

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  24. TomM

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy food, fine service...a lil loud due to a birthday party. Prices are a lil high, however I rather pay for quality.

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  25. KeithB

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great atmosphere! Alex our waiter was outstanding!

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  26. StephenG

    Orlando

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the salmon and artichoke dish which was delicious. My husband had the filet with peppercorn sauce and loved it.

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  27. Toddyguard

    Columbus

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing and service too! Would definitely go back to try more menu items!

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  28. Jackie

    Philadelphia

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent! As the restaurant filled up, it became very noisy/loud! We both haf a special Appetizer that was burrata and prosciutto that was really good. For my entree I had another special appetizer that was a stuffed pepper. Again, it was excellent. We both very much enjoyed our dining experience and will go back again for sure!

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  29. Lovepizza

    Tampa

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional authentic Italian food and great wine list, very energetic restaurant it’s a gem in downtown Sarasota!!!

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  30. jazzy62michael

    New York City

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We are "discovering" dining gems on Main Street in downtown Sarasota. The food and wine at Amici were top rate and we have added it to our list.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a girls night out and we all enjoyed the food and service was very good. Would definitely recommend it

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  32. Jean

    Tampa

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a reservation for 5 (not 2). Had looked forward to it after not coming for some time. Found the traffic and parking to be extremely bad. We understand it is in season but were sorry to hear you no longer have Valet parking. Once inside, we found the noise level to be so high we could not visit without raising our voices to an uncomfortable level. We all ordered different pasta dishes and still found the prices to be exorbitant! We found the restaurant to be very crowded and extremely noisy - not at all like it was as one of our favorite places a few years ago. We will not return- certainly not during season!

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  33. DiningDan

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is my favorite Italian restaurant. While it can be loud, the food, especially the pasta, is always first rate. Enjoy!

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  34. AnthonyC

    Tampa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was good, not great and didn't think it was worth $30-$50 a plate. The ambiance was nice, but way too noisy to the point you can barely hear the people at your table over the noise. the service was good but was double charged for an entree that I feel wasn't a mistake by the server. overall highly unlikely I'd return. I don't mind paying $50-$100 per person for a dining experience, but everything should be perfect if that's the case

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  35. JohnC

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very loud, service was horrible, tables so small could not fit appetizers on table. Tables are so close together you can reach over and taste your neighbors food. Place is dirty . Waiter too busy to assist with food selection. Overall horrible experience and that is being kind.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food outstanding. Wine selection was perfect. Off the menu specials of grilled octopus and veal osso buco were a home run. Will definitely come Back next time in Sarasota!

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  37. GerardS

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful menu, excellent wine selection. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Impeccable service.

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  38. SheilaM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and the service was as well

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  39. GiaG

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    New years on Main street what more could you ask for? The food was fabulous the service was awesome. They have an impressive wine list. The price was reasonable

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  40. MikeW

    New York City

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe Amici is a first class restaurant. The staff is welcoming and knowledgeable. The owner Masimo ensures every guest feels special with a warm and attentive manner. The food is outstanding and the chef accommodating of requests for adjustments in menu items.

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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 4.6 stars by 902 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 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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, 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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