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Cafe Amici

1670 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-1921
203-848-1682
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Ranked #10 of 147 Restaurants in Hamden
Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations

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English first
New Haven, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

Menu is reliable and unpretentious, staff is efficient and professional. Bread was warm but tasteless. Salads and desserts were very good and entree portions were ample. Chicken parm always a winner.Wall between former bar area and front seating area is a mistake and detracts from ambiance. Would appreciate beer list being available in the dining room.

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New Haven, CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a regular place for our family. Mostly reliable food and service. Since it's expansion the place is great to stop in for a drink and mingle. Menu is creative and varied. Portions are acceptable....not too small or excessively wasteful. The eggplant parm is out of this world, and large enough to split to take home for another meal.... More 

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So Ct
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I never even noticed it before but a friend frequents it and as we were both wifeless for an evening, we went there for dinner. Ate and drank at the bar where the service was prompt and friendly and the food very good. Pretty standard Italian fare at reasonable prices and well executed. The biggest minus is they are not... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Second time trying this place, it's just OK. Food was bland and small portion's. This is our last time.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My wife and I try to have dinner or cocktails or both at least once a week at Cafe Amici...the place where many folks know your name. Amici's is like family serving great Italian food to family. We love most of the entree's and most of the often changing weekly specials, though it takes a lot to convince us to... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We met friends at Cafe Amici for drinks and dinner and had a wonderful experience. The drinks, atmosphere, wait staff and the host were the best...my only complaint would be that the restaurant is a little noisy. We ate outside and it was perfect. Their eggplant parm is the best I've ever eaten! You will love it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been eating at Amicis since it opened but over the past year the food has gone down hill. Their sauce tonight I found was loaded with cracked pepper, never before has it been so spicy for my very fragile taste buds! Not liking the change. But that's not the only recent change, from overly season salmon and meats... More 

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Connecticut
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24 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This neighborhood Italian restaurant has some inviting sidewalk seating, inside booths and high and low tables and a bar. Some of the menu choices were good; others, not so much. There seems to be uneven attention to detail. Staff who greeted us were friendly, but we then had to wait rather more minutes than we expected before the server came... More 

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Hamden, Connecticut
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36 reviews 36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Have only been to Cafe Amici's a couple times and both times pleasantly surprised my dish was ample enough to carry leftovers for lunch next day. My only complaint is there was an odor inside, perhaps a cleaning solvent, which I found completely unappetizing with dining--so we opted for a table outside as it was a lovely evening.

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Cheshire, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The meals were delicious. Staff was friendly and attentive. The parking is a bit of a challange. I would recommend the Penne ala vodka.

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Additional Information about Cafe Amici

Address: 1670 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-1921
Phone Number: 203-848-1682
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am  12:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 12:00 am - 1:00 pm  4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta

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