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“Superb Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Amici Ristorante Bar - CLOSED

Amici Ristorante Bar
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Lancashire
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Superb Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2013

My wife and ate here on the 18th of August and had a superb meal. The restaurant was fresh and welcoming and the service swift, friendly and extremely attentive. I ordered a seafood risotto which was fantastic. It was packed with seafood and cooked to perfection, the best seafood risotto I have ever eaten. So full of flavour!! A suberp evening.

  • Visited August 2013
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2 Thank Anniversary3037
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  • English first
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English first
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Never again!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2013

We have stayed in Luz for the last 5yrs & visit at least twice a year. We have been to Amici on many occasions, the food has never disappointed, the service however isn't always so good.
On the last visit we booked a table for 8p.m. When we arrived at the restaurant we were greeted then left standing while the waiter, owner & another huddled round the computer screen. They looked from screen to us, around restaurant back at screen and still we stood. After an eternity the waiter said he wud just clear a table for us. The owner came over & said someone had taken our table! She said another family had come in saying they had a table booked so in actual fact they hadn't checked details & given our table away. This in itself wouldn't have been a problem as a table had come free, what was irritating was there was no apology & although there were empty bar stools just ahead of us we weren't offered a seat or a drink, just left standing in the doorway. I felt very uncomfortable & would have left but at this time of year you do need to book tables in Luz so we decided to stay. It was half an hour later before we were offered a drink. The food as always was excellent. Unfortunately what lets this place down is the owner, she had no idea about customer service and really ought to try and smile & welcome customers rather than making them feel they are a nuisance. So despite the good food & wine we will not be returning.
The owner would benefit from a trip to The Dolphin restaurant a little further down the road. Similarly priced, also excellent food but with impeccable customer service from extremely friendly hosts. She may just learn something!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Wootart
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Preston, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A truly excellent Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Whilst the standard pizzas and pastas are offered there are other more imaginative and tasty toppings and sauces available. The starters are thoughtfully put together and main courses dededddddelicious
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Whilst the usual pastas and pizzas are on offer Amici's alternative range of toppings and sauces are both imaginative and delicious. With starters and main courses which are different yet tasty from the typical Italian ranges this is not only one of the best restaurants in Luz but one of the best Italian's in the world. Service is warm and friendly.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank DeniseS57
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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

Amici is in the top 2 or 3 restaurants in Luz/Lagos. Previous posts talk about the wait, it is true that dinner can take time even by Portugese standards but the restaurant do make this clear and the waiting staff manage this very well. The front of house people are young and are extremely helpful and pleasant. We visited twice with a party of 5 so we sampled a fair proportion of the menu and the food was excellent.

It is tempting to go for the pizza to save time but the pasta and meat dishes are excellent. The calamari starter is the best in resort.

It is clear that the food is freshly prepared and that the chef takes a great deal of care in his work. If you miss out on Amici then it really is your loss.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Terry B
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Amazing food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013

We were a party of 7 dining on our last night of a truly wonderful holiday and the food did us proud. A lovely setting, great service and delicious food. Definitely agree with other reviews - best in Luz.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Winniecarol
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