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(Closed) Amici Authentic Italian Restaurant

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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.

Mon - Thu: 11:30 - 15:00

Mon - Thu: 18:00 - 23:00

Fri - Sat: 11:30 - 23:30

Sun: 11:30 - 23:00

+65 64699989
$35 based on 139 submissions
Dinner (35 votes), After Work (18 votes), Romance/First Dates (18 votes)
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A Pleasant Surprise

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.

The HGW community like this place for...

  • Tiramisu16 votes
  • squid ink pasta5 votes
  • crab meat pasta4 votes
  • bruschetta3 votes
  • chilean cod fish3 votes
  • Beef Tenderloin1 vote
  • Cheese cake1 vote
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A Pleasant Surprise

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.
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14 Jul 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Unsatisfied Customer

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.
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07 Jul 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Wake up call!

I used to visit Amici quite regularly, but the experience has gone from bad to worse recently! You can no longer make a booking via phone as no one would pick up. It seems that they are pushing for online booking, but the system doesn't seem to be working. I made a booking 1 day in advance, but only to arrive to notice that the booking has not been received, even though the website shows "sent"!? This is unbelievable. As for the food, I used to enjoyed their pasta and steak. But the last 3 visits has been disappointing. Had tried to feedback to the chef but was being told that that is always how it taste! Tonight would probably be the last time that I will patronize this restaurant.
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02 Jul 2013 • 1 review • 0 follower

Worst Italian between Bukit Timah and HV

Started with a Caprese Salad, my usual and and unmistaken test for a good or bad Italian Place: a desaster! A bunch of mixed greens in the center of the plate surrounded by eight quaile egg sized mozarella cheese balls, which must have been weeks old - at $16.90! Followed by a Pizza frutti di mare where the outer 3cm of the dough where just plain dough - nothing, nothing on it and not even crispy! the remaining center part filled with a seafood mix which you can get a s good or better from any supermarket. $25.00! Totally out of this world! So out of this world that they will never, never ever! see me again.
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25 Jun 2013 • 54 reviews • 2 followers

SMU Gourmet Club

For the full review with photos, visit: http://www.smugourmetclub.com/articles/amici/

Standing proud at a discreet corner of Holland Village is old dame Amici. She has been around for 13 years and counting, entrenching her status as a veteran in authentic Italian cuisine. Amici means “friends” in Italian and how apt it is as I personally find it to be an ideal place for long undisrupted catch up sessions with friends and family. Meals at Amici exhibit a stark contrast compared to other popular spots in the vicinity such as Crystal Jade La Mian Xiao Long Bao (which does an affordable steamboat and XLB buffet) and Everything With Fries, as meals here feel a lot less hurried, contributed partially by the cosy and rustic interior of the restaurant. For this occasion, Mr Willie Tan, the Owner and Founder of Amici, hosted us and lightheartedly answered any queries we had on the restaurant and its offerings. We started off dinner with the Deep Fried Calamari ($13.90++/small or $19.90++/large). As with Amici’s rendition, I too, like my calamari on the tender delicate side, where a light batter is used and chewing is made minimal. A creamy aioli dip on the side undoubtedly enhanced the palatability of the dish. There was the Merluzzo al Forno con Burro Alle Erbe ($36.90), pan-seared cod, an hulking ivory that glistens in its own fat. It was as Italian as it could manage, well seasoned, and melty. Which certainly made one wishing for more of the fish, when in that portion, accompanied by a loose bunch of garden salad that provided a nice foil for the butter herb flavor.

We ended our tasting with the award-winning Tiramisu. It’s hard to say if it’s worth the hype however as our individual opinions of it were incongruent. Some of my dining companions loved it while my portion had me wondering if we had been eating the same dessert. The main gripe I had, was that the Ladyfingers biscuits, the spongy cake used within a Tiramisu, were overly soggy and dampened my spirits, pardon the pun; it was the lure of the deep dark hints of espresso that had raised the hopes early on. I am hesitant to place Amici as the best for Italian dining in Singapore. It is a decent Italian joint, surely with some surprising hits, but perhaps, nothing more, nothing less, as more entrants seek a slice of the pie in Italian dining.
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