Ciao Amici's

4.6
378 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Good for Birthdays
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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 378 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service and good!

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DS
Detroit
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are never diappointed with our meals. Excellent menu. Food is always delicious. We and our friends have been very impressed with the generous food portions.

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N
Detroit
21 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience with wonderful meals. Can't miss!

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b
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

This celebration fell a little short of expectations. Our waitress was knowledgeable and attentive, but not lively. There was ONE server for our group of eight. Our food was just fair and two of the eight meals had to be sent back. One had cheese on it and was ordered without, as the person is allergic to dairy products. The second dinner was served with mushrooms, but not described in menu as having mushrooms. Had to be sent back as person does not like mushrooms. I had perch, which I have had several times here and it has always been good. It tasted like rubber and the bottom skin stayed on the plate. Did not finish and I threw out what I took home. My husband said his meat was good, but very fatty. I think the others just did not want to mention how their food was, so as not to disappoint us. We were located in the back area away from the site of main room and crowd. I had mentioned in my reservation that I would like to be placed in a similar spot to our last party celebration, a year ago, which was up front. That celebration was fantastic. We had two lively servers, sat up front by the door, all the food was very good. Our table was nicely set both times. This last evening just fell a little short and when you spend over $300 plus corkage for three bottles of wine, I just expected it to be a little nicer. I have eaten at Cia's many times over many years. This was the first let down.

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CS
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were there for a special occasion. Everyone enjoyed the food and, because there wasn't a lot of background noise, we could hear each other and, therefore, enjoy each other's company. Will definitely go back.

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CG
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We have been there several times now and very happy every time. We will continue to go there and enjoy!

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GP
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a great experience. The restaurant is always clean, the service consistently excellent, and the food equally as good.

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MM
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love it! The food is incredible, my favourite dish is the tortellini Diablo, perfect amount of zing and I have them add Italian sausage to really kick it off. Their bread is incredible you can't stop eating it. The service is impeccable I highly recommend

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KH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! I had the butternut squash ravioli and my husband had the steak. Both amazing. Even the coffee we had with dessert was delicious. And the lemon cream cake was excellent. The server was lovely and we had two (I assume) managers stop by to ask us how everything was. Nice touch. We will be back!

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CW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

This is an excellent meeting place for friends who don't live in the same city; we came from East Lansing and Chelsea. Well worth the drive; food is outstanding.

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BV
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

From the time we walked in, service was outstanding. Everyone complemented their choice of entree. The meatball appetizer was extremely tasty and passed our true Italian judges seated around our table. Will definitely plan to make the 45 minute drive soon to once again experience the fine dining pleasure at Ciao Amici’s.

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SB
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Server was friendly and helpful. Our satisfaction seemed to be of utmost concern

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JC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service and food were exceptional. Waitresses went above & beyond our expectations for our birthday gathering. Food was well prepared and presented. My biggest complaint was there was swordfish on the menu, but not available.

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JD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed Lunch at Ciao Amici after a family occasion (funeral). Can not say enough about our attentive server. The menu was impressive with a variety of dietary choices - needed for our gathering. All were commenting how awesome the food was, beautifully presented, delicious, fresh ingredients and hot (when it should be). Very pleasant afternoon with lunch and a walk at the Pond and downtown Brighton. I would recommend.

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g
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Best Italian restaurant in Brighton, IMHO. The house made vinaigrette is great for the salad, the lasagna is phenomenal and the spaghetti is great and the veal is very tasty. The atmosphere is friendly and casual, and the wine list is very good. Service is spot on also.

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F
Detroit
33 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Another fabulous and memorable dining experience at Ciao Amici’s in Brighton, MI! Thanks Nick (you keep spoiling us) and Robin (server extraordinaire)! Cheers!

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HS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

The food is excellent and the atmosphere is nice. Sometimes the service can be a little slow but it's a great place for a business dinner or a romantic night out.

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MA
Detroit
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very impressed as always. The food was fantastic, the bread is to die for. The wait staff is always pleasant and have great manners when it comes to serving.

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T
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I have always liked this restaurant. Was not as impressed with the food as I was a year ago when here. The food was a little rich with butter and a bit too much salt this time. The value seems to have dropped a little.

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LW
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Super time

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BC
Detroit
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Evening dinner with neighbors at local Italian restaurant. Ordered wine and spaghetti. Food was good, setting was quiet, comfortable.

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SA
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Some of us in our group of 5 liked their meals. One person had chicken Parmesan and thought is was too heavy with cheese and had no pasta with it. Another person ordered perch and was not happy with the meal. He did not eat it. A few other had chicken dishes that were okay but not great. Waitress and manager were very nice.

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VB
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been coming here for years, and celebrate all special occasions here. We love it every time. Wonderful staff, great food, and great service.

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PS
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Family get together as my oldest granddaughter is getting ready to leave for college

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MA
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a wonderful place to visit. We have now made this a place to visit for all special occasions. Amazing food. Everything that I have tried has been wonderful. The staff is excellent. Always attentive and polite. Great atmosphere. I love the seating arrangements. Its like your in your own little world. I have visited this restaurant over 10 times and NOT ONE was disappointing.

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RD
Detroit
29 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food, generous portions and very good service. Consistently good.

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EC
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Many interesting menu choices. Good food, and very good service. Very large portions. Few moderately priced wines, but wide selection of more expensive wines. We will return when we are in the area.

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JD
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We eat here frequently. My favorite dish is the Salmon. It is outstanding and cooked to perfection. They have a good selection of wine and the noise level is very low so talking and hearing is easy.

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RC
Toronto
1 review
Dined 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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LW
Brighton
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot.

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RL
Detroit
1 review
Dined 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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OT
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 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
30 reviews
Dined 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
18 reviews
Dined 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
6 reviews
Dined 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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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined 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
10 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

New server Adam was excellent
Food great!!

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J
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined 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
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous meal and fabulous waitress Bobbie. 😀👍🏻

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TL
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined 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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