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“One of many highlights in Santa Teresa.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Amici Ristorante Pizzeria

Amici Ristorante Pizzeria
Ranked #41 of 90 Restaurants in Santa Teresa
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Chef Giovanni Carzedda from Trattoria D.O.C (Chicago) and Pizzaiolo Angelo Grimaldi from I Monelli Trattoria Pizzeria (Chicago) , after 10 years of experience in their kitchens in the great metropolis Chicago, they decided to bring their culinary experiences here in Santa Teresa, to share with you their passion for Italian food which they grew up with in Italy. Here at Amici's you have the chance to taste a lot of italian specialties ,from salads, homemade pasta, fish and meat, and especially our famous pizza cooked the old way in our wood-burning brick oven, voted one of the best pizza's in Costa Rica.
Bend, Oregon
1 review
“One of many highlights in Santa Teresa.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

The food is absolutely terrific. Quality and quantity are superb. We usually had an appetizer each and then shared an entree. Only once were we able to fit a dessert into our pleasantly filled stomachs.
Now to the service. From the warm welcome as we entered to the friendly waves as we left, our every need was met with warm smiles and happy conversation. Angelo has assembled a truly fine kitchen and dining staff and he personally creates every pizza to perfection.
On our second visit, I asked if it would be possible to create a special dinner (not on the menu) for my lady's upcoming birthday. As a smile crossed his face, Angelo said it would be their pleasure to prepare anything she desired. She chose lasagna. The chef created from scratch using his mother's recipe a dinner we shall never forget. We both remarked how the lasagna seemed to melt in our mouths.
If you have the pleasure of venturing to Santa Teresa, do yourself a favor and enjoy a few meals at Amici Italian Ristorante.

  • Visited November 2013
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Malpais
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“Had the most friendliest service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013 via mobile

Loved the service and atmosphere. People are just so friendly.
The owner personally made sure that we got the best.

  • Visited November 2013
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Barcelona, Spain
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“Yummy italian in Costa Rica”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Pizzas are proper wood fired and very good, made to order and chop and change as you like. the waitress and italian girl who has moved here for good was wonderful and i enjoyed chatting with her. very friendly staff and great frozen margarita's. Pasta was good to both my partner and i shred pizza and pasta big portions and were content with this for dinner. would return for sure.

  • Visited November 2013
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Miami, Florida, United States
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“over priced!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

The food at Amici's pretty good but not for what you pay. The pizza is wood fired and tasty but small. The pasta was fresh and good but priced like you are in a big city.

Visited August 2013
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“Best Italian desserts I have ever had!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013 via mobile

Ciao! Italians from Chicago in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica?! Thank god! Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgable. Loved the open concept brick ovens. The carbonara and Hawaiian pizza (so thin, my favorite!) hit the spot! We were looking for Italian comfort food that evening and we got it!
BUT, the tiramisu and panna cotta left my taste buds speechless. I worked in the North End of Boston and nothing has compared to Amici's desserts. WOW!
Molte grazie!

  • Visited August 2013
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