Amicci was one of the more interesting openings last year (2013). Located in the same place where there was formerly the restaurant Bel Paese and Cuore Matto. Amicci opened with an aggressive proposal, a complete remodeling and exported chef.
Sarhangi Bahar, the Iranian chef who opened the kitchen is no longer part of the project, and his replacement Silvana Bettati (owner), has taken on the mission of giving continuity to this project.
In Amicci’s new menu, we tried the “Grilled Squid Macerated in Lemon Grass.” Although the squid didn’t add much flavor to this recipe, the cherry tomatoes and basil that accompanied it managed to give it some personality. We continued with a tasty “Tecla de Lomo”, a juicy and firm Wagyu cut, in very good company with some caramelized onions, and roasted tomato topped by mozzarella. A greedy and filling appetizer.
If your at a big table, “Antipasto Amici” would be a good choice. A nice Italian selection with a tasty and powerful cured beef cured salmon with elegant touches of bittersweet. This is a good house plate that includes tasty candied shallots and a few pieces of well-ripened Grana Padana, which is always appreciated.
If its a cold day, ask for the “Carrot and Mussel” soup, a big dish, with a tasty and intense shellfish flavor.
| Main Dishes
The first main dish was a satiating “Spaghetti Limone”, a long pasta and a little cream loaded with an interesting and long aftertaste of lemon zest. Followed by a powerful dish, the “Agnolotti di mele e Gorgonzola” with ragout di coniglio, an intense pasta filled with apple chutney, dried fruits and gorgonzola with a tasty rabbit ragout.
We returned to the dry pasta “Fettuccine di Spinaci” with “Ragu di Vitello.” A green pasta tossed with extremely tasty stew of meat “plateada.” A tasty dish with good acidity and finely linked flavors. Finally, came the “Costola di Vitello with polenta.” A wonderful roasted strip marinated in red wine.