Dinner at Amici Greenhills

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

margherita P280

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


regular cakes

soup & appetizers, pasta, pizza,
house specials & panini

Amici menu
updated menu (click to enlarge)

Amici Gruppo menu
Gruppo menu for take-out or delivery

Amici / Caramia
101 Connecticut cor. Missouri Sts.,
North East Greenhills San Juan
telephone: 7244-206

Comments

comments

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16821310226160788616 Leslie

    i frequented this place before the expansion and have visited this place twice after. What i miss about the old amici is the variety of pasta on the menu…one pasta dish that i loved before was the 3 cheese pasta…to my disappointment it wasnt included on the menu anymore….on the postive side the pizza now is way better than the old one, it has more flavor compared before. I love the rosemary chicken too..and the Gellato..divinely good!!! ..for 50 bucks (imagine it only costed 35php a scoop before?!? ) its is way worth it!…. :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16821310226160788616 Leslie

    Hi there! Can you tell me where Caramia is located? My friends and I would like to drop by and thry their ice creams and cakes!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16821310226160788616 Leslie

    Caramia is right beside Amici. Be sure to try the chocolate w/ nuts, sans rival and espresso flavors. They’re my fave.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16821310226160788616 Leslie

    Great! I’ll be going there for sure. Thanks for your suggestion! :*

  • shelovesvanilla

    i just ate there at caramia a while ago  !!!i tried tiramisu ice cream !!! wow.. now i’m craving for their cakes and ice cream !!! super yummy.. :p soon i’ll invite my friends to drop by at caramia ..
    = for cakes & ice cream lovers? this place is just for yoU !!!
    :)

  • rafa

    they removed my fave black forest gelato (slow sales daw?!) but introduced a new york cheesecake gelato.  sobrang galing! i have a new fave to always go back for…

  • sarah | cook this recipe

    i super love amici too! late last year my friends and I had our first taste of Amici in ATC and just fell in love with it. Here’s my share of post http://cookthisrecipe.blogspot.com/2010/12/italian-dinner-amici-on-pizza-pasta-and.html