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“The Amici Experience”
Review of Amici Ristorante Italiano - CLOSED

Amici Ristorante Italiano
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed August 16, 2012

My rating is for the Amici "experience" only. We had tickets for a show at the theater and decided to pop into Amici's and have a drink. We ordered wine at the bar. The glasses were HUGE and the serving was generous. We noticed several tables with diners. While we were enjoying the wine, the kitchen and portions of the restaurant experienced a power outage which affected their ability to process credit cards. The guy behind the bar was calm, cool and collected. We would never have known there was a problem except that we planned to pay for our drinks with a credit card. When we shifted to cash, the bartender gave us our drinks on the house. Although we did not order any food, we looked at the menu. Prices run up to $23 for entrees. The interior reconfiguration is nice and makes for a better flow. I also like the decor - more of an intimate feel to the place. I'm sure I'll be back to try the food, but the prices make it a 'special treat' kind of place.

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Thank Nancy Z
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

The setting is very cozy, service was friendly and the food....excellent! Six of us met for dinner. Two locals, four guests. Will definitely dine here next visit. The only negative was the heat. There were only a few ceiling fans moving air. It was a little warm inside.

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Thank fishingkona
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Reviewed August 6, 2012

Pretty pricey for the lack of service & middle of the road food. We tried it, as locals, but sorry to say we will not return. We wish you only the best!

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Thank K9Carlson
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Stopped here on our way to Kona after visiting Volcano National Park. Restaurant was very busy so we took that as a good sign. Our service was a bit slow, probably due to a couple of larger parties and to the location of our table. However, our server offered us a complimentary dessert ( he apologized for the service not being up to par, we didn't complain). How often does that happen? The food was very good, wonderful blending of favors and top notch ingredients. If you want really good Italian food in Kona area, try this quaint, little place.

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Reviewed May 23, 2012

We visited the restaurant on a Tuesday. It was not crowded and service was very good. Service at any restaurants on the island can vary on any given day, so we were fortunate to have an attentive, competent and friendly server.
Our party of four (three Hawaii residents and one Berkeley vegetarian) all chose pasta entrees. We also shared the mussel appetizer which was excellent and ample for four. The ravioli special was quite good and the fettuccine di mare was full of well prepared sea food.
Prices are not inexpensive, but seem appropriate for the quality of the food and atmosphere.
For those new to the Big Island, the restaurant is in the charming town of Kainaliu, a little south of Kailua Kona.

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Thank Gone2kona
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