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Ciao Amici's

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217 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116-1523
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Brighton, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here before and enjoyed the food and wait staff. However, this time our waitress was pushy, grouchy, hurried us through the meal and was argumentative. Not a relaxed meal with friends we hadn't seen in awhile -left us all unsettled.

1 Thank spanky06
Bradenton, Florida
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30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate there on Sept. 15, 2016. Wife had marinara pasta, dry, little sauce, no flavor. I had chicken alfredo, which was also dry, as well as the chicken. Totally disappointed. Would not recommend. Also, check your bill later, as I always do. Got home and found out that I was charged $3.00 higher than what I signed for. Don't live... More 

1 Thank William B
Brighton, Michigan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is our go to location for Italian in Brighton. Homemade Pasta, tasty wine selections and the complimentary bread is yummy.

Thank Kristal W
Grand Blanc, Michigan
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

One of the least "healthy" eating restaurants I've been to. Totally vegan unfriendly and almost as vegetarian unfriendly. Although the atmosphere was buoyant, the service was not especially on time nor was the waitress accommodating. She was, however, quite knowledgable about the menu and food preparation. Last time for us there!

1 Thank Almarka
South Lyon, Michigan
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142 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

After a very strong review from a friend we tried Ciao Amici's for a Friday dinner. The service provided by Kathy was outstanding and the setting is well done, classy, and comfortable. But the food was a bit disappointing. Salad wasn't that fresh and not much to it. Bread was delicious as was the dipping sauce. The bruschetta were cold... More 

1 Thank Qualitylovers
Ypsilanti, Michigan
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Pros: We were quickly seated and given menus and asked what we'd like to drink. Salads were brought out within 5 minutes & lunch was quickly served. Cons: Flies were circling our table for at least 10 minutes & management did nothing. The bacon on the panini was fried beyond taste. It was hard, rubbery, and tasted like charcoal. The... More 

Thank Courtney M
Brighton, Michigan
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43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

This place is hit or miss. I have had dinner and lunch here many times and sometimes the wait staff has been slow and the food not so great. Other times the wait staff is great and the food was OK. It can be loud for dinner Fri and Sat. It looks like it would be nice quiet Italian restaurant,... More 

1 Thank Woofy H
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016 via mobile

Went for a business dinner with about 10 of us. Great meals and service. Try the butternut squash or pot roast. Will return with my family.

Thank ObserverGuy
Petoskey, Michigan
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Great location, really nice looking place. I imagine this is one of those restaurants that was great in its day and now.... Cucumber martinis were gasoline? Or perhaps mop water and bleach? Vile, burned going down. The first waitress I did feel bad for, first night on job, she was untrained (didn't even know what beers were available) and she... More 

Thank nrockey
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

The minestrone and eggplant parmigiana were very good, as was the Cabernet wine. The service was friendly and effective.

Thank NotaSucker

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 217 W Main St, Brighton, MI 48116-1523
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Brighton
  • Phone Number: 810-227-9000

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