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“Amazing family lunch!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Amici

Amici
Ranked #10,826 of 22,199 Restaurants in London
Price range: US$14 - US$19
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Delivery, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: The Venue The decor is modern and the seating consists of curved booths at one end of the restaurant, with a large red wooden communal table as the room's centerpiece and smaller tables dotted around it. There is an outside area at the back that's perfect in warm weather. The Atmosphere Loyal regulars come back again and again for never-changing favorites, but seasonal additions keep it interesting. Service is reliable and there is no problem adding something to a dish if you wish. The clientele is a mixture of couples young and old, families and groups of friends. The Food The menu also hits all the right notes, with its line-up of well-turned-out comfort food: textbook carpaccio, calamari, perfectly cooked Steaks, veal milanese the size of Sicily, &, especially, knockout pasta (try the crab linguini). Alternatively, perch on a stool at the bar while knocking back Prosecco & snacking on Bruschetta. The Drink Amici is fully licensed and you can indulge in classic or Champagne cocktails for about £6. One particularly welcome addition is a larger choice of wines by the glass, bottles of wine start at around £15.95 And beer is available either in draft or bottles.
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
“Amazing family lunch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2013

We had the most fantastic long, lovely lunch at Amici's to celebrate our daughter's first birthday with our family in style and it was magnificent. Everyone commented on how lovely it was - the food was incredible - tasty, fresh and beautifully prepared. The staff were incredibly accommodating and helpful and the service was brilliant. The setting, outside in the very cute, private, quiet little courtyard (which you wouldn't know was there unless you go in) was just delightful. Everyone enjoyed it so much, we think a large family, summer lunch in the Amici courtyard may have to become a family tradition each year to celebrate!!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Rosie_Holden
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Houmi, Owner at Amici, responded to this review, 27 July 2013
Dear Rosie_Holden

Thank you so much for your kind comments.
We are both sorry to have missed you - I had to give Sethy a lift to airport as she was going to visit her mum.
Very pleased to hear all went well - I will pass on your kind comments to Dawid, Martin and their team. Enjoy the sun and we hope to catch up with you next time you are in London. Thanks again from us all

Houman
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“Average food, deceptive & poor service”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2013 via mobile

Had a great meal here with my family in May - using tastecard upon walking in. Next time was told tastecard required 24hr booking and now they don't accept it at all!

Saw a good looking lunch deal on a board outside, though so thought we'd try it. Turns out ALL the prices are 'old' and so don't apply. A very bad glass of white wine cost £4 and the courses were WAY more than £6.90.

The food is good but the price is just very high for what it is and the deception and changing 'rules' surrounding tastecard are very frustrating. Though we are local residents we won't be back again!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AaronHNahum
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Houmi, Owner at Amici, responded to this review, 30 July 2013
Dear AaronHNahum

I am glad that you had a great meal with your family with us in May using Taste Card. Yes we did try to use this concept but we soon found out that as a local restaurant with no huge co-operation behind us this was just a recipe for bankruptcy. I cannot understand why you find this confusing. As a local resident surely you should support a local business that has been involved in the community for over ten years.
With reference to the good deal you found on the board, that relates to our lunch time special Tuesday - Friday and it is very clear, it is 6.90 for one course, so your comment regarding prices just very high What did you have? That you thought the price is To High!!!.

I am sorry that you felt that our Taste Card withdrawal was frustrating, all our regular customers (as a resident you would know that 90% of our clients are local repeat customers) have understood and have supported us rather than moving away to the local chains because they all understood Amici's dedication to Kennington, the quality of food and service we provide.

I hope that you change your mind and visit us again. Please contact me directly so I can make reservations personally.

Houman
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“Fantastic Gem in South London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

We have been to Amici many times for lunch and dinner and will continue to go back. Food is excellent and prepared with loving attention to detail. On our last visit 14 July I had Lamb Shank with saffron risotto. The lamb was so tender that it fell off the bone very easily. My husband had King Prawn thermidor and again it was delicious and presented very well. Every time we go there we feel as if we are dinning with a family. Great atmosphere.Thank you!

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank TatNiall
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Houmi, Owner at Amici, responded to this review, 16 July 2013
Thank you both for your kind words, you are Amici Family

Houman xx
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“Great casual dining in South London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

My wife and I together with our two sons and their wives dined here on a warm Sunday evening. We sat in the courtyard and had a most enjoyable evening. The food was really tasty and the service friendly and welcoming. I had one of the specials a lamb shank with saffron risotto which was really good. Our daughter in law from the US had her first ever sticky toffee pudding and declared it to be heavenly. All in all a great experience I suspect we will visit again.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank tjoe30
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Houmi, Owner at Amici, responded to this review, 16 July 2013
Dear rumu02

Thank you for your kind comments about the food and the SMILEY service,we hope to see you and your friend back in our Courtyard enjoying a relaxing summer evening, over a glass of prosecco or one of Rahi's cocktails, Thank you again

Houman
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Great Italian food & Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2013

Very nice environment.Food were really tasty. The person served us was very friendly and was always on smiley face throughout the time we stayed.Love the courtyard.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rumu02
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Houmi, Owner at Amici, responded to this review, 22 June 2013
Thank you very much for your recent review.

I am very glad to read that you have enjoyed your visit at Amici Kennington. I am pleased that you did enjoy both the food, the atmosphere and (smiley face :)). You are correct, We have a beautiful garden and hopefully on your next visit you can enjoy al fresco dining.

Thank you once again, and we look forward to seeing you again in the future

Houman and the team
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