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I always like to read reviews as long as they are balanced and objective.
So I was very surprised by comments made by previous reviewer (does he work for Pizza Express?) Pizzas at Amici are cheaper than Pizza Express and better. See below.
When she was younger, my daughter was a great fan of Pizza Express so I have eaten enough of them to be able to compare. Last week, my daughter and I went to Amici, in Kenington for the first time.
We had a very nice Dinner, sitting outside in the restaurant’s large courtyard enjoying the sunshine. It is a heaven of peace right in the centre of London and completely enclosed so very safe.
To start with, my daughter had a plate of Spicy Calamaretti. The portion was large for a starter and finger liking tasty. I had 12 oysters (Yes, Amici serves oysters which come from West Mersey in Essex ( they have a great oyster bar on the coast see westmerseaoysterbar.co.uk)
As a main course, we both shared a Diavolo Pizza at £9.60 (at Pizza Express it costs £11.65) and Veal Saltimbocca. The pizza dough was nice and crispy at the bottom while the veal was perfectly cooked, not dry which is often the case.
We could not eat anything else after that so we just enjoyed the sunshine and the wine….
Yes, Amici is also a wine bar with a carefully selected list of wines most of them available by the glass, so we enjoyed a different glass of wine with each of our dishes. On the menu, there is a wine suggested to accompany each dish which is helpful.
We shall certainly be back to Amici (It is not just a pizza place but a very good Italian neighbourhood restaurant reasonably priced)
Comment on this reader review
Food 10 | Service 8 | Atmosphere 10 | Value for money 9
Monday, July 30, 2012
This is my 2nd visit. I only decided to give them another chance having received a copy of their leaflet claiming to be better than Pizza Express. I have been to Pizza Express just 2 doors away for years and have never been disappointed, so I was eager to find out how Amici have stepped up to this.
Amici seemed to provide a good level of quality in the food, but compared to Pizza Express was no better. However where I was extremely disappointed was the price difference. Amici is incredibly more expensive than its competitor and for the quality received does not provide value for money. Service was haphazard at times, but it shows they are trying, and whole room felt cold with what may appear to be the manager trying to listen in on your conversation.
Never again will I return, their leaflet claiming to be better than Pizza Express (PE) might be marginaly true, but does not promote any value for money at all. The owner had claimed the pizza from PE is frozen, yet how come the chef is preparing the pizza freshly from the open kitchen in PE. The leaflet is incredibly misleading as it does not state the entire facts. I applaud the owner of Amici to use such nasty marketing tactics to gain business, but he/she must show some form of substance.
Comment on this reader review
Food 1 | Service 2 | Atmosphere 2 | Value for money 0
Thursday, March 17, 2011