Met up with a group of friends at Du Amici on a Thursday night. I was surprised at how busy they were! They were accomodating at least 3 other large parties of 10 or more, and we were a group of 8.
Our server was new, and she did ok. Not wonderful, but she tried very hard. She communicated to us how busy the kitchen was and that we might want to order some appetizers because the wait for our meal would be a while. We ordered the gnocchi, the artichoke dip, and the stuffed peppers. The gnocchi sounded great on paper, but fell a little short of expectations. They were good, but not incredibly flavorful. The spiniach and artichoke dip with thin slices of bread was delish, possibly the best I've ever had. My husband really enjoyed the stuffed peppers, but they were too spicey for my taste.
Dinner was very good. Members of our party got the Ohio and Marherita pizzas (both very tastey, the Ohio pizza was exceptionally different and very flavorful), the 5 cheese lasagna (AMAZING, the best I've ever sampled, my husband cleaned his plate), diavolo (good), and the walleye (the 3 who got this raved about it).
The only thing that got me was the wording on the menu. The menu wasn't very wordy, and made things sound completely different than what you got. For example, the description for the 5 cheese lasagna was "Spinach & artichoke, mozzarela, parmesan, ricotta, provolone, asiago, and carrot sweetened pomadoro." However, this description doesn't help envision how it is actually served. The spinach was actually fresh spinach and it was piled on top of the large square of lasagna and a drizzle of balsamic was on top. If I didn't like balsamic vinegar or fresh spinach, I would not have been happy. The description makes me think of the spinach and artichoke dip perhaps cooked in the layers, which wasn't the case.
Another example was the stuffed peppers, which said "House made sausage, red wine tomato sauce, onion, ricotta salata." Sounds good. However, the stuffed peppers were not the traditional bell peppers, but a spicey long pepper instead, (my husband theorized Hungarian hot wax peppers). Had the description told me about the peppers, I wouldn't have ordered them.
So I wish they would reword their menu to more accurately reflect what the food consists of. Otherwise, this experience was very nice. We'll be back. :)
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