Amici Restaurant

4.7
34 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Good for a Date
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
You've just stepped back in time,to an era when the world moved more slowly,family was the focus and every meal was a time to celebrate. At "AMICI" we specialize in old world Italian cooking,where the food is plentiful and delicious. You want Italian? We'll give you "real " Italian... right in the heart of the beautiful Ambelside Beach district.
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4.7
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d
Manitoba
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious meal and excellent service.

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g
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

One of my favorite places. Excellent food, and service; cozy and friendly atmosphere.

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SP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Stopped in for local Italian on our way from airport to whistler. We were a little late but they were nice enough to hold our table. Everyone enjoyed their meal. I don’t live in the neighborhood but I would think that’s a neighborhood gem for consistently solid Italian cuisine.

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RS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was good and menu was creative, unusual choices. Great variety. Service was excellent.

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OT
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful dinner thanks to great food - Cioppino was excellent - with attentive but not overbearing service. This was our first time but noticed the large number of regulars which suggests that this place is consistently good. Can’t wait to return to try other items on the menu.

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JS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great food, wonderful service, relaxed atmosphere. Would recommend

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HC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a very pleasant birthday lunch food wS great, reasonable and friendly

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SD
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had the pleasure of being served by Joe. He was excellent, and our food was very tasty!

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WM
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

It is always a pleasure to dine at Amicis. Food is always good, you can have a conversation, without loud background music, service is attentive.

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OT
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent all around

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SL
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience and certainly will recommend this restaurant . I would really appreciate gluten free pasta addition to the menu.

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F
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The spaghetti bolognese is one of the best you will find anywhere
The lunch special, pasta with soup or salad is fantastic. The mushroom soup was to die for.

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DS
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The pastas were excellent and the portions were larger than we expected. The chicken breasts were done beautifully. Overall, a really good experience. Parking can be a pain though.

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S
Vancouver
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amici is a great restaurant. The service is fantastic and the food is incredible. The decor is a little dated, but that somehow adds to the charm. The restaurant is mostly filled with retirees, but it is a nice, quiet spot for an excellent meal.

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LF
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Lovely little spot.
Service is always good.
Super great lunch specials
Love the Lasagna and salad special on Monday's
My favourite pasta is the spicy tomato penne

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l
Vancouver
379 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Thanks Joe
Outstanding service
Food you really good

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HD
Vancouver
22 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful meal, attentive yet unobtrusive service ...couldn’t have been better!

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EG
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Great food. Server was competent but made no attempt to be personable. She was cold and almost borderline rude in that there were no niceties at all. It was the only negative.

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l
Vancouver
379 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We really enjoyed everything
The owner is wonderful

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l
Vancouver
379 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Yummy!! Very accommodating
We really loved the spicy penne!
And we love that they are on opentable!!

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l
Vancouver
379 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We have been to Amici's 3 times for lunch in the past month.
Everything could not have been lovely.
The owner looked after us and the service was excellent.
The pastas and salads were absolutely wonderful.
I am so glad that Amici is on opentable!!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Great roast beef special on Sundays!

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F
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service is efficient and very friendly

The lunch specials are outstanding.

With all of the competition on the North Shore, Amici stands out as a star
You would be hard pressed to find a better Caesar salad anywhere.

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l
Vancouver
40 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed friends getting together. It was quiet and service was very good.

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F
Phoenix
42 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This place has the very best Caesar salad and their soups are outstanding.

The rack of lamb is superb as are the veal medallions.

The service is very attentive and friendly.

This is a must visit on the north shore.

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A
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server, Andrew, was beyond amazing! The food was also very great and came quickly. Atmosphere suited the food.

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SJ
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

well, I had visitors from London UK, they love Italian, + wanted to take me out + wanted a non noisey place so we could hear ourselves I chose quaint lil Amici in West Vanc because it is delightful, homey atmosphere, delicious Italian cuisine, you can have good conversa without everyone hearing you; service was excellent, appies lovely too, soup + prawn salads all satisfied and nice wine selection + good price point for all. it was a perfect eve for the visitors!! they were very happy! me too. cheers

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C
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful food and wonderful service, a great way to spend a romantic birthday

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a
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Mly salad was delicious. I couldn't eat the calamari because it was too chewy. Apparently it is always chewy. The restaurant exchanged it for prawns. Classy act. My friends had the Sunday roast. Meat was very fatty.

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is amazing! So good! Service is fantastic. Totally recommend this place.

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b
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We have eaten here many times over the years. The food is excellent, the service even better. A combination of friendliness, humour, and promptness. It is a standby for us for family dinners out or on occasion when I am alone at home rather than cooking for myself, I bring a book and often get a window table at which I can read and eat. The service on those occasions is just as friendly as when we have a large group.

There are several pasta dishes, veal, and a variety of Italian cuisine. Well-presented and filling yet not excessively large portions.

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EB
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It was a special get-together among friends and we enjoyed the food-I had the seafood salad, which was delicious, the others had Fettuccine alla Carbonara, but found it a bit heavy...too much cream.

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CD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Nice food, great wine list, very good service. Would recommend this restaurant. Would certainly go back again.

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k
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best Italian restaurant on the North shore, maybe the best over all. Good food, friendly and helpful service and most reasonable prices. especially for the wine list. Always a good experience

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