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“Food and service good but a long wait” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buon Amici

Buon Amici
Ranked #11 of 257 Restaurants in White Plains
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff
Kamuela
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Food and service good but a long wait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

Made a reservation for 6 on a Saturday night and since I heard they are popular I asked if there would be a long wait. Person taking reservation on phone said maybe a 15 minute wait at most. I asked if that was true and was assured it was. When we arrived we're told a few minutes until our table was ready. After 45 minutes and 3 assurances that our table would be ready in 5-10 minutes we were seated. I can wait and enjoy a drink but tell me the truth about the wait. Some people with reservations left because of the wait.
The food was good the service was also very nice and friendly but the wait - too long. The dining room was crowded and noise level was a problem but not horrible. We got complimentary after dinner drinks and I'd return for the food but not on a Saturday night. The reservation was for 8:15 we sat down at 9 and left at 11:30.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank Rob K
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  • English first
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English first
NYC
Level Contributor
39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“We love this place...”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2012

This place is great for families! The menu is standard Italian fare and tastes like a home cooked meal!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank calm222
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Westchester, New York
Level Contributor
70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Good service, tasty food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

There were 4 of us celebrating a birthday on a Sunday afternoon. We made reservations for 4:00 pm and it was a very good time to dine. Our waiter's name was Stefen and very knowledgeable and helpful. I ordered a red snapper special and it was delish and very fresh. Two other diners ordered the sole and they raved about the taste and freshness of the fish. The birthday boy order a seafood combo dish. We finished every morsel on our plates. I would say that speaks for itself how good it was. We split 2 appetizers, clams and a fried cheese. Good especially the cheese app. We all ordered different drinks to start. 3 different wines and a scotch. The men in our group order apple pie with ice cream. Gone to the last crumb. We also had after dinner drinks.

The dinner was not cheap but not expensive either for what we order and the quality of the food. $ 50 per person before tip but included tax.

When I made the reservations, I mentioned it was a bithday celebration, never to mention it again. At the end of meal 5 waiters came over and sang "Happy Birthday" to my brother. No reminder during dinner. It was a enjoyable meal and we would come back again.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank stella39
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White Plains, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Food ok but check the bill carefully”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2012

I would never go to Buon Amici again. We went to a catered funeral lunch for a close family member. When the bill was given to us, it was not itemized. We were given the amount of adults and children on the bill with only the total. We trusted the owner (since we had catered affairs there previously). We paid the bill and told the owner that we added the gratuity to the bill and he thanked us. When we got home, we realized that the bill was a little high and thought there were some add-ons (bar, extra food, etc.). We called the owner to inquire and was told there were no add-ons, but that he had already added the gratuity. He said that he was thinking of approaching us after we paid because of the additional tip we had given but thought we were being generous with the wait staff. He said that it would be awkward for him to get the tip back from the waiters. I feel he was deliberately dishonest with us. The restaurant tip and our tip amounted to 40% of the total. We felt that we were taken advantage of when we were mourning our loss, and we will never set foot in the restaurant again because of his dishonesty.

Visited November 2011
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3 Thank NancyT811
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White Plains, New York
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354 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
“Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2012

The food was fine. The service was attentive. The prices were high.

Helpful?
Thank 911carolg
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