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About Ciao Amici's

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

Cuisines:
Italian, European, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 9:00pm

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(810) 227-9000

Website:
http://www.ciaoamicisbrighton.com/

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Ciao Amici's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.6

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Special Occasion (29)
Good for Birthdays (19)
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Cozy (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for Anniversaries (16)
Authentic (16)
Casual (16)
Neighbourhood Gem (16)
Group Bookings (15)
Business Meals (15)
Romance (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Child-Friendly (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fun (6)
Pre/post-theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Lunch (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Seasonal (3)
Healthy (2)
Late-Night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Outdoor Eating (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Brunch (1)
Gluten-Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Paleo-Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Waterfront (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined 2 days ago

Can't miss.

Food4
Ambience2
Service3
Value4

 
·Dined 6 days ago

Very crowded and loud— difficulty hearing our waitress Food was good

Tags: Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on January 12, 2018

First time diners at least location. Did not disappoint. Wife thought squash ravioli best she ever had. Great experience and will return. Nothing negative. Excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on January 10, 2018

I love this place 🤙
Great Italian which is my Favorite and the staff is awesome
My server Celeste and Colleen are the best and so sweet always ask for them in the Bar area 😊🤙
👍

Tags: Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (West Virginia)·Dined on January 3, 2018

As usual, perfect! I wish I could remember our server's name! He was very professional, caring, attentive. Especially impressive attributes for a young person! Thanks again!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Lovely food and very good value. The cup of soup and salad worked a treat and that meant there was space for dessert.

Tags: Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our favorite Brighton restaurant. We love the service and quality of food. The prices are very reasonable.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always good food and service

Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on December 29, 2017

Definitely one the better Italian restaurants in the area. Good food and service in a nice atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful food and ambiance. Will definitely be back. A new favorite Italian restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on December 28, 2017

Wonderful restaurant. Mature wait staff that knows the menu and makes us feel at home. It’s our go-to choice in Brighton. Lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs are my favorites. Seafood dishes are superb. Haven’t had one thing I didn’t like.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on December 28, 2017

The menu was comprehensive and the specials included wine, which was delicious. We had 7 people, shared 2 bottles of wine, and the bill was less than $250. The food was excellent and plentiful. We told others to go the next day and they enjoyed it as well. Our waitress, Bobbi, was so enthusiastic. She added to the evening.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience4
Service2
Value4

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Went for lunch. 12:30 during the holiday. Not that busy. Sat in the bar area which was our choice. Only table in bar area occupied. Waitress wasn't attentive. The manager brought out our meals which were luke warm. I have been here several times when busier and everything was excellent. I think they forgot about us in the bar area and unfortunately our food was not hot. Salad, wine, bread and oil very good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value5

 
·Dined on December 27, 2017

I got the feeling that you were understaffed. The service is usually right on ... bread and coffee refills, etc. I don't believe she had time to provide all of that service.

Foood is always great! Management and employees always friendly.

My favorite restaurant, even though I have had to do a lot of takeouts in the past couple of years.

Tags: Business Meals, Tasting Menu, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Consistently great food and service here! Ciao Amici’s never disappoints.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience5
Service2
Value3

 
·Dined on December 21, 2017

Typically I've had very good experiences here, however this last one was not that great. Our server was rude and inattentive. Also, although the food was good it was not as good as has been in the past. I'm not sure if there has been a change in management, ownership or if it was just a bad night. My lamb chops (the highest priced item they offer) appeared to be cooked on a flat top! I was really surprised by this because I've had them multiple times in the past and they were definitely much better and if my memory serves me correctly they were served with a mint jelly which was absent. Overall quite disappointing this time around; for the 4 of us our bill was $265 with tip and I feel like I got about a $75 experience!
Based on past experience I will give them another try.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
Food1
Ambience5
Service5
Value2

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Service and ambiance was great, but food was substandard for such a lovely environment.
They could easily charge more for better food and need to get a quality chef who can cook Italian food.
This was a holiday gathering for our group and I was really disappointed. Trip Advisor gave an inflated positive rating.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Robin was a fantastic server. She was professional, attentive and friendly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The shrimp appetizer is delicious. Our server was on point! Everything was really good. Tortellini and chicken parm! Yum!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great atmosphere, good staff who works with customer to modify menu to meet customer health needs. Good to see a Great Mom and Pop operation in the local area. Food has been very good in first four visits and hope to have many, many more there.

Tags: Healthy, Fun, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Authentic
Food4
Ambience4
Service5

vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This place is always delicious with a great staff and wonderful ambiance. I always feel like it's a special night when I go here.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 18, 2017

Dinner was wonderful. Family get together. They lived their meals.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We had reserved a table for 38th Anniversary. We were greeted by staff as we arrived - and wished a very happy Anniversary. Several staff came by to wish us a special evening. We had a very nice private booth table and it was intimate and rather quiet. Our waitress was attentive and also acknowledged our Anniversary. My husband ordered the Lamb Shank and I had the Chicken piccata
. We also had the lemon garlic shrimp as our appetizer.
I upgraded to the Gorgonzola Salad and husband had Minestrone soup.
We had chocolate fudge cake with vanilla bean ice cream for desert. It was a wonderful evening and we always enjoy celebrating special occasions at Ciao Amici’s. It’s the best Italian cuisine in the Detroit Metro area.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Excellent seafood chowder. Service was great!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Caribbean)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delicious food and wonderful service. Servers were very attentive. Good values on the wine list.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in Brighton always experience delicious cuisine, wonderful friendly service, great atmosphere just a wonderful place to enjoy fine dining at a pocket friendly price! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻❤️❤️

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

This is our favorite local Italian restaurant! Delicious!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 10, 2017

We’ve always enjoyed our lunch or dinners here. Waitress Lisa was engaging and professional. Very enjoyable experience.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and service were excellent! Noise level made it a little difficult to converse.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 4, 2017

We love Ciao Amici. It is one of the most worth-driving restaurants that we`ve ever tried. Highly recommend for every Italian food lovers.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Healthy
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Had a reservation and was seated right away-that's a plus. Our waiter greeted us immediately and was generally good, but he could have been a little more attentive- drinks went unfilled for a little too long. You know what I mean?

I gave the food 3 stars because the tomato sauce is just not there. When I go to an Italian restaurant, I want phenomenal tomato sauce. I typically go for marinara because I love simple tomato sauce that much. Ciao Amici's sauce leaves a lot to be desired.
There are very few dishes with tomato sauce. I ended up getting chicken parmesan with penne on the side due to the limited pasta options with tomato sauce.

I upgraded my salad to their signature gorgonzola salad and that too was pretty bland. The dressing was flat, and nothing set the salad apart. The house garden salad looked (and I'm sure tasted) better.

On the plus side, the bread is really good! Not your typical crusty Italian bread. More of a sweet yeast bread.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Always great food, service, food and atmosphere!
Enjoyed a special night out with family. There was a cozy glow here that was so inviting.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience2
Service4
Value2

 
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

I was a bit disappointed. I requested a table and they tried to cram us into a small booth. Food was just ok and overpriced.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 21, 2017

Service and food were great! Love bringing friends there for dining

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 14, 2017

.My uncle and aunt came here visiting from California and we came to your place for dinner. Had to wait a few minutes to get our table, but it was well worth it. Waitress was wonderful along with the food. My aunt said that your restaurant was a very good choice.

Tags: Special Occasion
Food2
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We were seated immediately which was nice but the table was in the way of wait-staff traffic.
Our waiter, James, was friendly, efficient, and timely. The restaurant was very busy but he managed to get our drink orders perfect and quickly. My husband ordered the Chicken Marsala . Chicken was hot. Potatoes and veggies were cold. My Butternut Squash Ravioli tasted like something you would get from the grocers freezer. Not a good meal. We did not take our leftovers home.
I am told this is unusual for this restaurant, that we should try it again. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.

Tags: Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Great food, as usual. Friendly wait staff. Warm atmosphere.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 12, 2017

It was good food not great. I think the free bread was the best thing. They did offer soup or salad with the meal you don't see that every often any more.

Tags: Business Meals
Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We have always enjoyed this restaurant. The service this time was a little slow and inaccurate. It was busy for a Wednesday night and we did not get the quality experience that is normal for this restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always a good meal. Seating is a little tight. I kept getting bumped each time the wait staff walked by my table. Good food at a fair price.

Tags: Fun, Casual, Good for a Date

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