Mon - Thu: 11:30 - 15:00
Mon - Thu: 18:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat: 11:30 - 23:30
Sun: 11:30 - 23:00
This cosy Italian restaurant has been named among Singapore's top restaurants by Wine & Dine and the Singapore Gourmet Hunt. Enjoy a pizza from the stone oven, or try the grilled green shell lobster linguini.
I came to know about this restaurant more than 5 years ago through an ex-colleague of mine who has now entered the realm of politics. I have since returned to this place numerous times, the last being in Jul 2010 to celebrate my team's win at the races.
The restaurant is nestled among the row of shophouses fronting Holland Road, very near to Fosters which is at the right side of the stretch. Upon entering the place one is greeted with the aromas of fresh ingredients reminiscent of a Tuscan countryside.
The food served here is heartening Italian fare with an open kitchen where you can see your dishes being prepared by the chef and his assistants. Top recommendations include the squid ink pasta, the calamari rings and the parma ham antipasto. However some dishes come with a local twist. One of my favourite dishes here will have to be their signature crab meat pasta. Interspersed within the tasty pasta are delicious chunks of Sri Lankan crab meat, all lightly tossed with a creamy sauce that lends itself to the seafood origins of the creation.
Another favourite of mine is the tiramisu which to me is a must-have item to complete any meal there. Light, fluffy and infused with just the right amount of Marsala brandy, it is in my opinion one of the best-tasting tiramisus in Singapore, and will leave you satisfied and looking forward to your next visit.
The staff are friendly and well-trained and constantly fill up your water without being prompted. Occasionally the amiable boss will also pop around just to make sure everything is okay and running smoothly.
If you like a nice chillout evening with some close friends, family or to impress a hot date, I cannot recommend this restaurant more.
I excitedly got my groupon deal and read that Amici has won some service award since 2005, made a booking and was directed to the website instead. I made the reservation online and didn't get any response so I called them the next day to confirm. Then I looked at the reviews and I was a little worried...
Made my way to the restaurant yesterday. Maybe there was a change of management but we were served by waitressess and waiter who were polite, smiles and topped up our water a few times throughout the meal.
We sat in front of the open-concept kitchen. The 3 chefs were very serious and competent in their cooking. I was worried that I might have fried-food smell but the ventilation and air-con ensured that my clothes remained fine.
We tried their Signature crabmeat pasta. The meat was juicy and spicy and the pasta was al dente. The goat cheese pizza was crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. Just right. The tiramisu is moist with a hint of vodka (more vodka would have been lovely).
Our overall experience was very pleasant.
After 45 mins of wait, no one has checked on us. An hour and we are still 5th on the queue. No complimentary food/drink given. I ordered for medium well, but was served with medium rare. Didn't feel valued. Food wasn't worth the wait.