Seductive lighting helps to set the tone at this comfortable trattoria. Couples and diners come here for an intimate, yet affordable dining experience. Antipasti options include bruschetta - loaf of fresh baked bread with tomato, Spanish onions, basil & extra olive oil along with local steamed mussels in a rich Napoli sauce, with white wine, mixed spices, garlic and shallots. For pastas, there's Spaghetti al Sugo di Mare - a selection of fresh seafood with white wine, parsley and extra virgin olive oil and for mains the Pollo al Barolo - fillet chicken breast pan fried in Italian Champagne is well worth a try.
Noteworthy specials include several market fresh seafood dishes. Service is well meaning but slightly spasmodic due to the popularity of the venue. A good selection of local wines is available along with a few Italian varietals or bring your own for a small corkage ...read more
- Indoor Dining
- Private Function
- Family Friendly
- Group Bookings
- Mains under $30
- Licensed and BYO
This is a good, reliable eatery. Expect it to be very dark with tables very close together, so diners are "snug" and there is not much room to move between the chairs. However, the food is good - the bruschetta is very messy to eat, you must slice your own crumbly bread and the tomato salsa gets everywhere, but the pastas are good and service is good.
Went to this restaurant after being recommended. We were very disappointed in the food. Even though it's an Italian Restaurant, i'm sure the cooks are not italian. The pasta was grossly overcooked and sloppy. My husband's marinara had water running on the bottom of the dish. My fish which was meant to be grilled resembled poached fish and the roast patatoes must also have been pre-cooked a few days prior with burnt brown skin on the outside and white inside. The desserts were definitely not italian as well. The brulee resembled a pudding with sauce on top. As we were in group I was very embarrassed that i had invited friends along who were also upset at the quality of the food. I definitely WOULD not recommend this place to anyone!!!! Best advice...STAY AWAY!!
Today was the last time I've ever set foot in Amici. I was humiliated and embarassed in front of my husband and step children and that without reason. I was told by a staff member that I couldn't have the coffee I ordered because "you were rude". I tried to reason with them as I honestly did not say anything rude about them - the three persons on my table are my witnesses - but they did not stop their accusations and insults. What a pity, till today Amici was my favourite restaurant in Melbourne.