Since Amici was bought by the former owners of Red Ribbon from the Salesians of Don Bosco they’ve gone on an expansion boom. They’ve improved on the menu and the restaurant’s interiors while maintaining and even improving on the taste of the food.
We went there on Friday, May 8 one day after they opened. The whole restaurant was packed. We even had to wait for a table. It seems like everyone was just waiting for Amici to finally open. I even saw several friends there.
I was impressed with the store’s operations. Everything ran smoothly except for the pizza we ordered that ran out of stock and we had to wait for a new one.
This is a semi-self service restaurant. You go to this counter to order and pay for your food. They will then deliver your food, cutlery and drinks to your table.
open kitchen with a view of the pizza oven
Everything we ordered was good! The risotto was cooked in a rich seafood stock and the flavor was evident in the al dente rice.
risotto di mare P270
The roast chicken had a strong flavor of rosemary. It was good to the bone. Even the drippings didn’t escape our attention as we used the pizza crust to sop up every last drop.
roast chicken P190
The pizza had a very thin crust just the way I like it. The tomato sauce was not sweet just the way I like it. The cheese was aplenty and gooey just the way I like it. I love their pizzas!
ai quattro formaggi P290
The mango jubilee gelato had big chunks of frozen berries. It was wasn’t too sweet and the fruits added a nice texture to the smooth, creamy gelato. The gelatos were served in waffle cups. Nice touch!
mango jubilee, vanilla and chocolate gelato
The food was good, the prices very reasonable and the ambiance very pleasant. I see many full seatings in their future.
The gelato and cakes section of Amici is now housed in its own area called Cara Mia
(click on the pics to see all the gelato flavors)
ice cream cakes
Amici / Caramia
101 Connecticut cor. Missouri Sts.,
North East Greenhills San Juan