Ciao Amici's

4.6
350 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Fun
Ciao Amici's is sure to satisfy the discerning diner in all of us as one of the best Italian restaurants in the metro area. Regional Italian fare is celebrated daily along with our award-winning wine list, this is fine dining at its best. Our philosophy is simple..."Mangia Bene" (Eat well).
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, European, Mediterranean
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(810) 227-9000
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Neighbourhood
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Reviews from verified diners
350 reviews
4.6 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
73%
Very Good
20%
Good
7%
Fair
0%
Poor
1%
4.6
Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RC
Toronto
3.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Food was cold and when we sent one back it came back cold again, third time it was hot

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Brighton
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot.

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RT
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We love Ciao Amici. It’s a great place to meet friends from southeast Michigan for lunch or dinner. Our only wish is to improve the calamari appetizer. Many years ago—10 or more?—we remember the calamari appetizer as fresh, lightly seasoned and grilled. It was the best we had found in Michigan. Unfortunately now it appears to be prepackaged heavily battered fried.

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Detroit
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Outstanding waitress, great service! The Halibut special was delicious; my friend had the scallops also done perfectly

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BM
Detroit
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Sara was a great server. Our food was very good. Asked to move because of loud diners next to us and they were happy to oblige. Wish they had some wines cheaper than $8 a glass. Would order more than one!

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CB
Detroit
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner and enjoyed the ambiance of the restaurant. The big picture window with a view of the river was so nice. The menu was excellent and the service perfect. Can't wait to return!

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g
Detroit
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great selection of fresh Italian dishes. The pasta is fresh and delicious and the veal dishes are great. The lasagna is phenomenal, better than your Mom used to make.

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Detroit
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service! One of the best places to eat in Michigan.

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CQ
Louisville
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New server Adam was excellent
Food great!!

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J
Chicago
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fathers Day lunch out. Just my Hubby and me. Quiet and great service. Husband had his favorite Lamb Shank and Minestrone soup and I had the Chicken Piccata and Gorgonzola Mixed greens. A chilled glass of sparkling Rose was wonderful. All delicious. Saved room for some of the best Tiramisu in the area. We were well served and the Owner also came by to say hello and refilled my water.

Perfect afternoon to celebrate my Husband and all the Dads celebrating at Ciao Amici’s.

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M
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous meal and fabulous waitress Bobbie. 😀👍🏻

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TL
Detroit
5.0Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service topped with an excellent meal. Who could ask for more?

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DC
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and service was excellent!
They put up with us, so that was a bonus

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G
Detroit
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ciao Amici’s has been my favorite restaurant in the Brighton area for over 10 years. The food is superb and the service friendly and professional. The restaurant seating is comfortable and the place is very clean. Do yourself a favor and get over there and “mangia!”

Grazie a tutti a Ciao Amici’s. We just celebrated my dad’s 89th birthday there and very much enjoyed it.

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Toledo
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The only issue I had was wanted to eat outside on the patio and I put that specifically in the reservation and when we arrived was told that the outdoor dining was on a first come basis and we would have to wait another 30-45 minutes. Nowhere does that mention, so was very disappointed. The air conditioning was a bit cold for indoors that is why I suggested in my reservation I wanted outside.

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JM
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My wife and I dine here often. The food is excellent always.

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KV
1.0Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

My wife and I went here for our third wedding anniversary. The server kept us waiting from the start. We were seated for 10 minutes before she greeted us, and even then it was rushed, so she didn't even explain the specials. At least three times during the meal we had to pull aside other staff and request help because our waitress was MIA. At one point she explained that she had been helping another guest, which didn't exactly make us feel any better. I'm glad at least someone was able to get her attention, but come on! Management was apparently disinterested in improving our experience, as they let this go on after repeatedly being asked for help.

Needless to say, we won't be going back.

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MV
Detroit
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love Ciao Amici's!!!!!

After several eating experiences at Ciao Amici's we can confirm that the food and service is always fabulous! We have eaten in the bar area, the dining room and on the outdoor front patio .... and never disappointed with each occasion!

Thank you Ciao Amici's!!!!!

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Detroit
5.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server Andrea was phenomenal!

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Detroit
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was excellent and served in a timely and friendly manner.

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s
Detroit
4.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, nice atmosphere and reasonable pricing. Also, the service is always very good. Not much of a drinker so I can’t really comment on the wine list.

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D
Orlando
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic buffet and service

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KD
Detroit
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place! Everything outstanding! Owners and staff outstanding, along with everything else.

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TH
5.0Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had a great meal and great service. Our server had a outstanding knowledge of the best dishes on the menu and was very helpful in making her recommendations.

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L
Toronto
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

There to celebrate my son’s graduation. The restaurant is quite pretty and fairly quiet. The portions are large so good deal for your money. All the food was good and presented nicely.

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V
Detroit
4.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

I suggest getting a reservation for Friday or Saturday evening dining. Service was friendly, efficient and timely despite the full house crowd. They have a good wine list to select from and had a great $ deal on 3 select bottles of wines. We had 6 different entrees that included beef, chicken, seafood and pastas. Nothing but good reviews of the dinners, salads and especially the bread.

Our most recent experience was really business as usual for Ciao Amici's, enjoy!

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GB
Detroit
5.0Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Been going there for 16 yrs...should I say more?
It is a great place no matter who the owner is!
I'm trying to reach 50 words - I think I did it!

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K
Detroit
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was delicious and the service was great.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love having a meal here. Like the decor, tablecloths, and the quiet at the off times for dining. It is a standout from all the rest. Have never been disappointed in a meal. Service is always perfect. You really feel good about having a meal at Ciao Amici. Best resturant in Brighton .

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New Orleans
5.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service and food was great. Nice evening.

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Detroit
5.0Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service! Perfect restaurant for my family. Service was excellent and food as usual was outstanding!

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JL
Detroit
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, excellent wine selection, great service. Wife had spaghetti and meatballs and it was perfect. I had the veal chop, and it was great. The sausages rustica was very tasty. Highly recommended !!

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Atlantic City
5.0Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Our meals were very tasty starting with the Amici’s salad with blue cheese, dried cherries for sweetness and nuts that gave it a bit of a crunch. Veal Parm was very tender and veal chop with red wine reduction with mushrooms was very tasty and cooked to perfection. There was a bit of fat in the middle that took away from the quality which is why I rated it 4 stars rather than 5 but overall we had a quality meal for a fair price.

Our server Bobbi was very pleasant, accommodating and attentive and added to our wonderful dining experience for the first time st this restaurant.

Highly recommend this restaurant when in Brighton.

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Detroit
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food, nice ambiance. Come early and sit in the corner bar!

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Detroit
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food.

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GB
Detroit
5.0Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Been going there for the past 16 years...The surprise tonight: Seeing granddaughter #2 working there...it was great!

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TL
5.0Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It Was a Fantastic Experience !!! We had dinner out the wife and I and some friends before going to the play at Brighton High School. They had us seated right away and our Waitress did a Great Job and we were out in time for our evening.Please thank the staff for a Great Experience.This is one of our Favorite spots for special occasions.

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Chicago
5.0Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Consistently delicious food! Very accommodating to my children’s food allergies. I had one of the specials and it was excellent!

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JF
3.0Dined on March 8, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food and wine very good, service was okay. Took my wife here for anniversary dinner, informed the waitress and she acted like it was no big deal. Fine that's here prerogative. Two things, the vegies were cold with the meal, and yes they replaced them with hot ones after being informed. The manager never came over to inquire on anything (how's the food, everything OK), however he went to about half the tables and asked how things were going, I understand if the were very busy but this was a Thursday night, and the place was about 40% full.

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Detroit
3.0Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I was very disappointed in our dinner at Caio Amici’s. The biggest problem was the service. Our waitress was very nice, but she made many, many silly mistakes over the course of our 3 hour dinner. (Yes, 3 hour dinner for 4 people, which is absurd). Examples of the mistakes were bringing me salad when I had ordered soup, to bringing me my meal with broccoli when I had ordered asparagus and bringing my husband the plain gnocchi when he had ordered the gnocchi from the specials menu. There were more errors, but they were similar to these, just a general lack of attention to our orders or what was coming out of the kitchen. After taking my plate to get the asparagus (instead of leaving it and getting me a plate of asparagus), by the time it got back to me, my chicken (and mashed potatoes) didn’t taste as fresh as they should have. We were very tolerant of everything because we were enjoying the friends that we were with, and we didn’t make a fuss about the problems, but I probably won’t return.

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