About Cafe Amici
Cafe Amici is a traditional Italian cuisine, we offer extensive menu, you will enjoy dish from Puglia, Veneto, Tuscany and the Mediterranean shores. There is an eight seat bar with 20 wines by the glass, 120 bottle of wines from all over the world, wine vintage from 1964 thru 2014.
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday:
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
between Palm Av and Pineapple St on Main street
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We can arrange catering up to 100 people.
Free parking garage situated behind Cafe Amici, valet service available.
Private Party Facilities:
The private room can accommodate up to 50 people.
Private Party Contact:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Monthly wine dinner.
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Cafe Amici Ratings and Reviews
Great standard Italian restaurant just l ...
Great standard Italian restaurant just like you'd find in the Northeast. Maria is a real joy and fun to have as a server. We always come here first night back in town...sometimes the last night as well! Go there! You'll love it!
Heard about this place from a friend. Wi ...
Heard about this place from a friend. With me being Italian I am very picky where I eat out, BUT this place was amazing.. so authentic and so delishious. Our waitress Maria was very knowledgeable and was also Italian so she knew what she was talking about! Will be back again.
When vacationing in the Sarasota area, ...
When vacationing in the Sarasota area, my husband and I always enjoy Cafe Amici. Our recent visit did not disappoint. We had exceptional service, food and wine from the owner's home town in Italy. Our waiter was very knowledgable and made great suggestions. We love the cozy atmosphere. We had another wonderful experience and would highly recommend Cafe Amici.
We went for an evening with friends. Our ...
We went for an evening with friends. Our waitress greeted us warmly and enthusiastically and seated us. She guided us to the specials, although no prices were quoted. With my dairy challenges, she guided me to foods that would not be a problem, even dessert. The food was delicious, the vegetables, while only a few in number under our main dish, were roasted well with good flavoring. The only downer was when we got the bill, it was a LOT more than we had expected, and we learned to now ask for then"special" prices.
but overall, the food was excellent.
Food and service at Amici's was great. ...
Food and service at Amici's was great. Authentic Italian dishes that are well prepared. Wine list is not extensive; however, the selections are good and there are several very nice Italian wines available. Great quality food and excellent value for the money.
Food was good. It was warm in there. Tho ...
Food was good. It was warm in there. Thought it was from the candle burning but after we blew it out it was still warm in there. Our waiter was a little hard to hear and understand partly due to his heavy accent but our orders were correct. The only other negative was that the women's restroom was "out of order".
Although there were a few negatives we will return to give it another try.
Café Amici quietly remains the best Ital ...
Café Amici quietly remains the best Italian food in town. A good restaurant is one that will prepare your food the way you want it - Café Amici does that so well. And the staff - the friendliest and most knowledgeable around. Good Italian wines at attractive pricing. It's one of our "go to" places downtown.
This was our first visit to Cafe Amici, ...
This was our first visit to Cafe Amici, and it did not disappoint. The food was amazing, and the value was fantastic. We enjoyed this so much, we can not wait to visit again.
When striking up a conversation with new friends the very next morning, they asked for a restaurant recommendation, and we did not hesitate.. you have to go to Cafe Amici!
Was going to be in downtown Sarasota for ...
Was going to be in downtown Sarasota for the day and staying on for the 4th of July fireworks so decided to try Cafe Amici for an early (6:15pm) dinner. I had a $10 coupon from the local Entertainment book to use. Maria was our server and she was very gracious and welcoming. We ordered bruschetta to start, though we were provided with bread for dipping while we awaited the bruschetta. Turned out the bread was delicious but the bruschetta was only fair. The bruschetta was scorched but the tomatoes were good. My wife had a smothered chicken cutlet that was served without the advertised starch and vegetables, though she gave it a thumbs-up. I had osso bucco that was very flavorful but over-salted. After the coupon and before the tip, the bill came to $70, which was a reasonable value for dinner with one glass of wine. I won't be rushing back there, though.
Don't go to this or any other place on o ...
Don't go to this or any other place on or off Main Street during the powerboat races. Sidewalks impossible to navigate with this group of loudmouth half drunk spectators. Restaurant was very noisy, but on a normal night probably quiet enough. Food was good as was the service.
My wife and I have been dining here for ...
My wife and I have been dining here for several years. The food quality is outstanding with menu items like bracioli, homemade pasta in tomato sauce (gravy) that is reminiscent of family Sunday dinners. Portion was large enough that we had leftovers at home and another dinner.
Always recommend Cafe Amici to anyone looking for excellent Italian food.
We were seated right away but waited sev ...
We were seated right away but waited several minutes for a waiter. We did get water by service person.
Waitress was very pleasant but really rushed and in a hurry to move along. Also overheard another waiters specials which she didn't include in ours. We waited a very long time for meals and it was mediocre at best. Food was smothered in sauces especially my rollatini. Yes, it may have been slow cooked but to the point of no flavor. Gummy orchiaetta . Dry tasteless beef.
My partner had veal ossobuco. Nothing special.
Also want it noted that there was a party of 12+ across tiny room. Loud, obnoxious & vulgar. No one seemed to mind. It was very distracting & rude.
We will not be back
Cafe Amici....downtown SRQ gem
Cafe Amici has always been a downtown favorite! The ambiance draws you in, the service is impeccable and the genuine Italian cuisine will thrill your taste buds. We all devoured the appetizers which included mozzarella with balsamic and prosciutto. The classic Cesar Salad and Spinach with Gorgonzola were crisp and perfect compliments to our dinners. The main courses included, Fruit ti de mar brimming with fresh seafood, was the table favorite that evening. Being Gluten Free is often a problem when dining Italian, but not at Cafe Amici! The GF Fettucini Amici with chicken, sun dried tomato and amici sauce had me licking the plate! Lemon-cello, the best we've tasted since visiting Italy, was brought to the table with the description that the owner's mother makes it when she visits each year. You will never be disappointed in this wonderful, family owned and operated restaurant!
Good Food, Service Just OK
My husband ordered a bottle of wine & the waiter brought the correct brand but not the correct year. The waiter was puzzled when he was questioned about it. One of the owners came over and tried to convince us that it was the identical wine, just 3 years younger. We accepted the wine, but the way it was handled was unprofessional. The food was good. We will give it another try.
Sad to say
Food and staff were sadly lacking. Waiter and manager pick and choose to whom they allot as a special diner. My meal was salty and overdone with a poor pairing,,,short ribs best over a light pasta or polenta perhaps vs a heavy arborio rice. This restaurant has yet to provide a memorable dining experience...couldn't wait to leave.
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