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Amici Ristorante

3343 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221-3403
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Ranked #117 of 1,264 restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $21 - $55
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Freeman & West Cary Streets
Transit: GRTC transit stops two blocks west of Amici at the corner of Nansemond and West Cary Streets.
Description: Mamma mia Amici!! Going on 20 years of business, Amici has been consistently recognized for its simple, Northern Italian cuisine with a twist. Recently redecorated, the ambiance is fresh and light, yet still as romantic as ever. Located in the heart of charming Carytown. "Our aim is for everyone to enjoy their experience so we can enjoy their smiles. This is the Italian way!" Welcome to Amici, Carlo and Kate, your hosts.
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77% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Richmond, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

2 had the wild boar pasta and both agreed it was delicious. 1 had the ink spaghetti with smoked trout and if you like smoked fish you will really enjoy this dish. We also had the beet tower that wasn't anything special. We had calamity that would have been excellent except they were a little too greasy. Desert was a... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is not your basic pizza and pasta with red sauce. This fine Italian cuisine artfully prepared. Great for foodies.

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Urbanna, Virginia, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

My husband and I enjoy coming to Amici's, and this time we couldn't make up our minds on what we wanted. We ended up choosing a 5 course meal paired with wine and it was by far the best thing we could have done. We tasted things that we would not have normally ordered and enjoyed the element of surprise.... More

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Henrico, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We decided to make a reservation for a early dinner on Saturday. The online option was very helpful and easy to use. At our arrival Carlo had a table ready in the patio area which was a surprise since we did not specify when we made the reservation. The dinner was promptly served and carefully spaced between courses. The food... More

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Wilmington, NC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This is not your typical Italian restaurant. The food here is unique, fresh, well presented and out of the ordinary. Don't come here expecting your usual pasta with meatballs, baked ziti or weal parmigiana. The service was excellent, the wine list was excellent and the desserts were very good. The pasta is made in house and really made the dishes.... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

My husband and I got there around 8 on a friday night. We ordered drinks, 1 salad to share, and pasta dishes. The server was nice and said that the kitchen can split the salad, though he failed to mention that it cost extra to do that ($2.50- we might as well have paid a few dollars more and got... More

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11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Stopped in for dinner after some shopping in Carytown. The wilted spinach salad was very oily and did not have orange flavor in the dressing as described on the menu. The pasta dishes were good but nothing special for the price. Bread was salty focaccia and skinny crispy bread sticks served with a flavorless bean dip. Probably won't go back.

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Richmond, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

My husband and I have had the 4 course Tasting Menu with wine pairing several times at Amici. We look forward to each of these meals as you never know what you're going to get, you try things you never would have thought to order, and you learn about wines at the same time. In our experience, the food at... More

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Powhatan, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

My wife made reservations on Weds. 9/18 for dinner on Saturday 9/21 at 6:00 p.m. for my Birthday. She was told as long as were finished by 7:30 they could accomodate us. That should have been the first sign. I promptly ordered drinks, salads, and our entrees at 6:10 p.m. Our salads showed at 6:50 p.m. and by 7:20 still... More

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Richmond, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

Food was mediocre but priced like a much better meal. There are so many very good restaurants in Richmond, try them and bon appetit.

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