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Cafe Amici

Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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1670 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-1921
203-848-1682
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Out of 3 items we wanted to order. Not a good 1st impression.

1st time visiting. Food was OK. Place was FREEZING!!! I left with the chills. Ate with my coat on, not very comfortable. Bread was very good, dinner was Saltimbocca. Good amount of prosuttio, not enough chicken. Would have to really think about going back again.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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North Haven, Connecticut
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North Haven, Connecticut
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

1st time visiting. Food was OK. Place was FREEZING!!! I left with the chills. Ate with my coat on, not very comfortable. Bread was very good, dinner was Saltimbocca. Good amount of prosuttio, not enough chicken. Would have to really think about going back again.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Been there 3 or 4 times it convenient. food is not good. bar side is nice and friendly food still all right at best.eating out side in summer is nice. And a little over priced.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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47 reviews 47 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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 via mobile

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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54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1670 Whitney Ave, Hamden, CT 06517-1921
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Hamden
  • Phone Number: 203-848-1682

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza & Pasta
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?