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“There's a reason no one goes here.”
Review of Amici Ristorante Italiano - CLOSED

Amici Ristorante Italiano
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 18 January 2014

First off, "The Cat".. Visions of cat hair all over everything, to rats in the seedy industrial park. Why else would you have a cat?? Food was average,, service poor, staff attitude snobby, and had to sit outside with the cat. Just not a good experience.

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1  Thank Kime S
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

We stumbled across Amici on the way to the Kona Brewing Co, which had an hour wait. So we quick called Amici, which was right down the street. They graciously told us if we came soon, they would have a table. What a little gem! Turns out that there is a sister restaurant in Mukilteo WA near our home. Hands down one of the best executions of linguini carbonara since I was in Rome. Good sized portions of pastas, bread with olive oil and balsamic for dipping. The other pastas with meatballs and red sauce were not extraordinary, but solid. Largest serving of gelato I've ever seen, but the tiramisu was just OK (not my thing). There was ONLY outdoor seating (not sure why) which is under tenting, so don't go in a blowing rainstorm. It is in this odd little industrial park, but the outdoor seating is nicely screened with plants and flowers. Try it!

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Thank WAgal
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

They just moved to Old industrial area. We live nearby and had holiday guests in town so decided to give them a try. Very pleasant remodel of space although indoor hadn't yet been approved for use so only using outdoor space. Food was good and plentiful. Service was attentive. Chairs very comfortable. We will be back!

1  Thank raejgar
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

They have just moved from Kainaliu by the Aloha Theater to Downtown Kailua-Kona at the base of Old Industrial. They are still working out the kinks, it is a bit dark outside, but well worth sitting there, and the indoor decor is warm and cozy! They are attentive and want you to have a positive experience. I had the fresh catch MahiMahi with pasta and veggies and it was delicious!

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Thank Jogirlhawaii
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

We were greeted promptly and seated outside. Other than being a little dark, the setting was great. The waitress offered us a flashlight with our menus and the dark problem was solved. The food was excellent, the waitstaff friendly and attentive. There was a slightly off-putting smell from the candles, but it wasn't overwhelming.
I had the pork parm and it was fabulous. They don't have an extensive wine list, but it was a nice selection.
I will make this one of our regular dinner stops!
By the way, this restaurant has moved to the old industrial area in Kona. The driveway is on Kaiwi Street, but the restaurant faces Kuakini Highway. It is set far back from the road so there is no road noise to speak of.

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Thank RedElephant59
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