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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 2016.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday-closed june to october
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:
Massimo: (941) 914-2679
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Kosher, 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
This is the absolute best Italian restaurant I have ever eaten at. You could taste the freshness in the food, the service was fabulous, and the wine selection was to die for. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who wants true, authentic, Italian food.
Came in with a party of 10, mix of adults and children. Service was just ok. Had to ask for things repetitively. Server seemed bothered by us, maybe because we had children. My wife ordered the duck and was extremely small portion. I have ordered duck at fine restaurants on multiple occasions and this was disappointing. We left the restaurant hungry. The food was just ok. Not worth the money at all. Would not come back to this place.
Shared with a starter of burrata with tomatoes and prosciutto. Very cold cheese (just okay) with two grape tomatoes that had been cut in half, however the prosciutto tasted good. There was a dish of oil on the table with herbs to use for the bread. Tasteless and colorless...unlike any other olive oil I have seen. My entree was lobster ravioli with limoncello sauce. The lobster ravioli was quite tasty but was ruined but the extremely sweet yellow sauce. Would have been much better with a lobster or seafood stock based sauce. My husband's braciole with orecchiette tasted fine, but one small piece of meat with a lot of pasta. Overall fair to average and because the decor is not attractive and needs updating, I see no reason to recommend.
Our server, Maria, was knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive, the food was very good and obviously homemade. One of the specials was osso bucco and it was just out of the oven and delicious. We will go back there again. It's sort of expensive but most places on Main Street are.
We went for an early dinner before an Orchestra performance. We all have the Grouper special, tomatoes, olives and a light sauce. Everyone cleaned their plate. Caesar salad was also excellent and I am a Caesar star maven.
Wine selections were good and reasonable.
We had never been to the restaurant before. Food was excellant as well as the wine. Service was attentive but not hovering. We were going to see a concert at 8 with a 530 reservation we had all the time we needed to eat , drink go to the theater and be in our seat.
This restaurant has been a staple on Main St in downtown Sarasota for many years. So it must do a lot right. Four of us dined here for the first time this week. I thought the overall experience was average when I take into account the many options for Italian food in the area. our waiter was attentive, maybe a bit too much by participating in our conversation, but overall pleasant and prompt.
This is a small Italian restaurant with a limited menu, some reasonably priced wines by the glass, and a very extensive higher priced by the bottle wine menu. I had seen some references to surprise pricing on specials. Apparently, my husband and I did not look like the type that would want specials as our waiter never mentioned them. I noticed after ordering that he only mentioned them to one table around us and not the others. I guess they looked more worthy. The food was good, but not a cut above other Italian restaurants in Sarasota and portions were small.
A Neighborhood Gem
We dine often at Cafe Amici...this time it was after an afternoon performance at the Sarasota Opera. Massimo, one of the owners, greeted us warmly as did our favorite waitresses, Maria. We ordered pasta and it was cooked perfectly, the way we requested...al dente. In fact, we are ALWAYS pleased with the delicious food that is served in this fine Italian restaurant. BRAVO!
Brenda and Joe Morra
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