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Amici's Ristorante

612 4th Street, Peru, IL
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Ranked #7 of 55 restaurants in Peru
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Phone: 815-220-1800
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Description: Phone: 815-220-1800
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19 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
Mattoon, Illinois
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Waterford, Connecticut
4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Mendota, Illinois
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Lincoln, NE
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34 reviews 34 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Northern Illinois
12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Independence, Missouri
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93 reviews 93 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Rated this average based on the salad and our two entrees though the dessert was merely average and the service was dismal. Oh, the joy of the internet! Traveling east on I-80 we might never have known of Amici’s in Peru Illinois, but through the net and Tripadvisor, we not only found out about it, but located and visited it.... More

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Chicago, Illinois
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Since it opened, Amicis has been my favorite restaurant in this area. I have been twice lately with different groups of eight and both times, upon reading the menu, someone has said 'my mouth is watering already'. The margherita flatbread and fried ravioli were delicious and good appetizers for sharing. The calamari the same as any other restaurant. I enjoyed... More

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Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Wonderful ambiance and the food was great! It felt like Italy in the middle of Illinois. I had risotto with Salmon and tomato cream sauce. Great for Gluten Free. The Spinach and Cheese Ravioli were excellent. Fresh made pasta. Ceiling lights appear like stars. Murals cover the walls Can't wait to go back again. The owners and people who worked... More

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Peru, Illinois
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

We have eaten here twice, It is a good little restaurant. A bit pricey but thats okay. We love the food. The only thing we do not like is that there is only one free refill on soda. My husband is a big soda drinker and can usually down 4-5 glasses at a meal. But we never leave dissapointed. Always... More

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Huntley, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Interesting bar and ristorante with excellent, delicious dinner. Menu offered interesting choices and the pace of dinner serving was just right for a relaxing dining experience.

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