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“We must have been unlucky!”
Review of Amici Ristorante - CLOSED

Amici Ristorante
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Amici Ristorante is situated in the centre of Forres, on the High Street opposite St Laurence Church. It is externally finished in keeping with the listed building it occupies. Internally the dining room is furnished in a modern way wuth authentic Italian ceramics and images.
Reviewed 9 November 2012

We stayed for two nights in Forres, and the hotel meal was not all that great o our first night, so we tried the Amici, based on its reviews in Tripadvisor.

It is a small restaurant, but then, so are many, but our first disappointment came when we asked for Campari as an aperitif. Not only did they not have any, but they had never heard of it! This in an Italian restaurant!

The meal was fine, but not outstanding, and the portions were certainly ample.

Perhaps it was the chef's night off, but I don't think that this restaurant deserves the rave reviews it has been receiving.

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2  Thank Andres41
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12 - 16 of 54 reviews

Reviewed 7 November 2012

Itailian food at its best. The restaurant is small and would certainly benefit by having larger premises, as it has great potential to be a very popular venue. The chef is one of the best, producing excellent Italian dishes, just like Augusto who formally had a great ristorante in Garelochhead, where diners regularly travelled out of the city of Glasgow to visit his ristorante in this small village.

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

This is our favourite restaurant in Forres. Authentic Italian Cuisine with great staff. Our kids never leave an empty plate.

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Thank OMG_2012
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Reviewed 21 September 2012

I was up on business in the area and ddn't fancy the hotel food and came across this place. The food was out of this world, great service and a reasonable house red. I would highly recommend Amici Ristorante for lunch or evening meal.

Thank Gavin R
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

If you want delicious authentic food cooked by an italian chef, served with friendliness with italian music in the background - here it is!!
Don't be put off by the simple surroundings as the flavour of the food is quite special. This is a great find in Forres and although graded as only number 3 in Forres to 2 other very good restaurants, I would grade as the number one italian restaurant in Moray.

We were a party of 3. Our selection of starters- prawn cocktail, mussels and scallops were all absolutely delicious. We followed this with a top pizza, veal saltimbocco and a salad. Served with tasty rosemary sauteed potatoes and vegetables. All cooked to perfection.

Service by the waiting was friendly and unassuming. The chef, Nino, came to check if everything was OK and we were able to tell him it was just great. My daughter who speaks fluent italian was able to thank him in italian!

We would definitely recommend for a romantic meal, family occassion or just for people who enjoy good food cooked well.

Bravo Nino!! We'll be back.

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Thank Jay088
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