We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Enjoyable Dining”

Amici Ristorante Italiano
Ranked #97 of 288 Restaurants in Kailua-Kona
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Enjoyable Dining”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

This was our second visit to Amici's. We live nearby in Kailua Kona. It is a small dining area, but well managed and the atmosphere is thus very comfortable. The service is prompt, cordial and quite professional. The quality of the fare is excellent and the proportions are more than adequate for seniors such as ourselves. I would recommend this for those looking for fairly authentic Italian fare.

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Konabaron
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

174 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    79
    53
    16
    10
    16
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“So So Italian.”
Reviewed December 17, 2012

The specials were very good but who serves Brussel Sprouts as the vegetable YUK!! Also the carbohydrate was a cup of spaghetti with Marinara Sauce. It totally overpowered the Veal special that my husband ordered and the Mahi Mahi with toasted pine nuts and Panko. Service was outstanding, ambiance is really nice but the veggie and the carbohydrate part of the specials needs to change.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank jonijett
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
friso
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Went here last Mar., so maybe it's improved since.”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

Had a birthday dinner here last March., and 5 of the 6 of us agreed it was one of the worse Italian meals we've ever had, though I've never been to Olive Garden.
The space has had several good eateries in the past, and it still looks great, but now it's too noisy.
How they stay in biz I don't know, although it is for sale.

  • Visited March 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank friscosian
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
kona hawaii
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing food, awesome service”
Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

I live on the island, and watched and waited Patientelly for them to open. As we really don't have this quality of restaurant up on this side of the island.
Come early and be patient as the place fills up really fast. Do not let that stop you. Service was good. Drinks were generous, everything we ordered was wonderful. My husband is usually very picky, he couldn't find anything wrong with his meal.
Authentic Italian, charming waitstaff, friendly employees, on a food rating of 1-10 I'd rate them with a 9. Loved it.
I had a special with raviolis and a truffle cream sauce. Devine.
Definitely worth the stop. Next time I can afford to go out they are on the list. Please eat here so that they stay open.

Helpful?
Thank kikibangbang
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Gem on the Kona Coast”
Reviewed December 5, 2012

Arrived at sunset. Great overlook of coast. Had great drinks at reasonable happy hour price including a great grapefruit basil martini! Wonderfully prepared meals 2 of us dined on the local fresh caught mahimahi while our companions tried an italian chicken marsala and a veal picatta. Chef was friendly AND gracious. Deserts were a delight!!!! Just Go!!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Helpful?
Thank Terry S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Amici Ristorante Italiano also viewed

Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
 
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii
 

Been to Amici Ristorante Italiano? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing