601 E New York St, Indianapolis, IN | Directions 4620239.770990 -86.147093
Mon. CLOSED;Tue. - Sun. 5am - 10pm
Neighborhoods: Lockerbie Square, Central Indianapolis
To die for!! Yummo! – Oh my gosh! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE Amici's! My husband and I have been going there since we were dating, and our kids love it, too! The mushroom crostini is out of this world, and the shrimp diavlo is wonderful!! Love those capers, shrimp, brocolli, and pieces of garlic!! I've tried dishes like this at other fancy shmancy restaurants and have been sorely disappointed, as no one makes shrimp diavlo like Amici's!!
Wonderful! – I love this old little place! A couple years ago my birthday was on Super bowl Sunday! Since Amici's is not a sports bar they had no reservations but ours. Instead of calling us and canceling, they opened and greeted us like family! We were the only customers that evening. I love the lasagna, salad and bread. We go to Amici's often and have never been disappointed. The past reviews are old and do not reflect this great place.
Poor food. – Like other reviews said very little sauce and no taste at all to food. Small portions. One of the worse Italian restaurants I've been to in a while. Small bowl of pasta for $15+. I do not recommend and I will not go back. I was there last night. 10/27/06
Only good thing to say is we had a good waiter and nice atmosphere
Do Not Eat Here! – I originally ate here some years back. I remember generous portions, rich sauce, and really hearty food. I just ate there tonight and the first thing when I got home was to get on here and write how bad it was on as many review site as possible. Let me say one good thing about this place before I give my negative opinion 1) it is a cool old place. I ordered linguine and Italian sausage it cost about $15.00. It did not have hardly any sauce on it, there was no garlic taste at all none. The two sausages were cooked to long and the portion very small. I never was asked for a refill of my wine. There was not a salt and pepper shaker at any of the tables upstairs. No fresh parmesan cheese was offered for the plate. So small portion +no garlic+no sauce+no taste= $15.00
My favorite in Indy – Moved here a year ago, struggling to find restaurants I like that don't rhyme with Mapplebee's.
I love Amici's. Fantastic atmosphere, better food. Because of it, the business is now a client of mine. The Indy italian stop for Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock, Amici's is the primary caterer for my concert events in town. Carole King has said their food is the best she has had on the road, period. Says a lot. Other acts include the White Stripes, Gov't Mule, Fall Out Boy, Hawthorne Heights, Nickel Creek, John Legend and will be many others.
Italian food served in a social, funky setting where you can either get in and out quick or linger over drinks and conversation. – The Scene
The dessert case is the first thing you see in Amici's, which sets the restaurant's convivial tone. Located across from Lockerbie, in a converted 1867 house that's on Indiana's Register of Historic Places, the cornices and trim are painted in cheery reds and blue-greens, the walls decorated with abstract art for sale. Both downstairs and upstairs dining areas are small, and volume is loud but not overwhelming. It's conducive to getting to know somebody.
Meals start with bread that's crusty outside, hot and doughy inside. You'll want seconds. The crostini appetizer adds a mushroom pate to that bread. Linguini with spicy Italian sausages comes liberally coated with marinara sauce; fettuccine gorgonzola is similarly thick with rich cheese taste. Both provide a perfect excuse to lap up the respective sauces with another piece of that crusty bread. Save room for dessert--the chocolate torte is rich and fudgy, while the homemade gelato is icy and refreshing.
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