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“Excellent”

Agli Amici dal 1887
Ranked #3 of 418 Restaurants in Udine
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $61 - $109
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
cheshire
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed January 13, 2013 via mobile

Had a fantastic lunch with friends. The meal was far better then the 3star I visited the following day. Very strongly recommend this excellent restaurant..both sister and brother give you great welcome and food is worthy of the 2 stars.

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Munchendorf, Austria
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364 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
“Absolut gorgeous!”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Located in the corner of a tiny square in the outskirts of Udine, you'll find this gourmet oasis. The interieur is puristic, but precious. The menu has its routs in the italien classic cuisine but is presented in a very creative style with sometimes unusual amazing combinations. The atmosphere is very distinguished with the italien touch of easiness and esprit. I haven't been to many places in Italy where I had such a remarkable dinner! Therefore, whenever you are near by make a stop!

  • Visited September 2012
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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248 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
“Chez amis, the Italian way”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

This is a top restaurant, to start with. Yet, our first visit a few years ago was a disaster. The small "garden", a terrace in the town square, actually, was still open then, and a waitress from Jamaica (or the like) managed to squeeze onto the bill three additional items we never saw; I never check the bill in a top restaurant, so the anger did not hit me in time.

But based on the exuberant experts' reviews unlike the unqualified Aussie backpack family here below, we gave them another chance. "Garden" is now fully closed in glass, level of service is perfect. FInding the place in Udine suburbs caused me more trouble this time with a top GPS then before with a more rudimentary one. We were unlucky to hit a town fair right in front of the restaurant, but the restaurant staff helped us park the car in a private garden immediately next to the building.

Agli Amici definitely deserve the second Michelin star they are waiting for. Place is light and modern. They can be proud of their well designed and well priced wine list, refill of your glass is never more than five seconds away - you never have to look around for staff. Highly efficient and discreely quiet, impeccable service. Cuisine is modern Mediterrenean, chef comes to meet you and asks for your comments when you are leaving (his sister is there all the time anyway, she is in charge of service). Of course we opted for a tasting menu this time. I decided to choose our own wines, so I can not comment on the sommelier competencies. If you are satisfied with 4 glasses of wine per person over the meal, I strongly propose to go for either of the menus with wines already chosen by the house. Far more cost efficient, and the wines are definitely not generic. For food alone, I would rate the restaurant with 17 out of 20.

The place was packed for a late summer lunch, so booking in advance is a must. Overall, Agli Amici arguably offers the best price vs. performance ratio I have seen in top restaurants in Europe, check prices on their website. A must for any foodie visiting the region. Again, do not come if you are looking for a simple & cheap easy meal, be it fast-food or local alternative.

  • Visited September 2011
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Modena, Italy
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“good”
Reviewed June 4, 2012

very good experience, may be excepcted more from the best friuli restaurant?

  • Visited May 2012
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1 Thank mauro a
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Barcelona
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Best yet....”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

As noted by Pilar D, Sandy M needs a rebuttal. The kind lady from Australia might prefer better an Olive Garden or a Denny's for a hearty meal. Will try to find some coupons for these fine establishments, perhaps for the Early Bird Special. Cheers.

  • Visited March 2012
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