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Amici's Ristorante

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612 4th Street, Peru, IL
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating
Description: Phone: 815-220-1800

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A reason to drive to Peru, Illinois

This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend. We first went several years ago and it never fails to delight us. Our last visit, which was three months ago, was as welcoming as it usually is. The risotto, which is my all-time favorite dish was once again prepared to perfection. Over the years... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2014
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Ottawa il
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Peru, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Closed for over a year! Closed. Closed for over a year. Absolutely closed. This place is closed. You need to find somewhere else because this place is closed.

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Thank Bob V
Illinois
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59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Was not worth the visit, since I have eaten there the place has closed down it was over priced Italian food, big city prices for small town feel. Décor was very nice as was staff...

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Thank buffet67
Illinois
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101 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was a nice restaurant with Italian fair. It is now closed and I'm not sure if it's for sale or not. It's location is ok and it's possible someone will reopen it in the future.

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1 Thank shuribob
Peru, Illinois
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

If you need to feed your Italian side, then you need to go to Amici's! Ask the chef to whip up something special just for you......done! or simply order off the extensive menu. Love the flatbread pizza & Caesar salad. The Alfredo pasta is the Best!! Veal, anyway you like it. Nightly specials........ you won't be sorry.

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1 Thank ChristineU52
Ottawa il
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112 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This restaurant was recommended to me by a friend. We first went several years ago and it never fails to delight us. Our last visit, which was three months ago, was as welcoming as it usually is. The risotto, which is my all-time favorite dish was once again prepared to perfection. Over the years we have eaten almost everything on... More 

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1 Thank Welltraveledveled
Mattoon, Illinois
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I didn't think it could be done, but it has happened...I have a new favorite Italian restaurant. This place is themed like Italy and it is nicely done. The environment is lovely inside. The server was friendly and attentive. My husband enjoyed his food but was not as impressed as I was. My food was the BEST Italian food I... More 

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Thank Amy B
Waterford, Connecticut
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We were traveling cross country, and never expected to find such fine Italian food in the middle of Illinois. The food was exceptional, and the service was warm and friendly.

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Thank jenningsrc
Mendota, Illinois
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41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

It has been a while since we've visited Amici's. It was amazing. The prices are reasonable, and the menu is amazing. I wish there was a main course "sampler" because so many items sounded good. I look forward to going back soon!

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Thank candicef14
Lincoln, NE
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160 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

I travel quite a bit around the US and my meal at Amici's was one of the best vegan Italian meals I've had, and I eat at a lot of Italian restaurants (including Olive Garden, Amerigos, Carrabbas, etc.). The tomato sauce with rigatoni, mushrooms, and spinach was excellent, and the inexpensive garden salad was also very good. I ate at... More 

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Thank Paul K
Northern Illinois
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food server by a friendly and efficient staff. Close to feeling like a reasturant in Italy. We are frequent customers

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 612 4th Street, Peru, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Peru

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

Phone: 815-220-1800

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