Amici Miei

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It's rustic Italian fare at this Kingsland Road restaurant. There should be a warm welcome (the name translates as 'my friends'), with pasta and sourdough pizzas served alongside regional dishes from both the mainland and Sardinia.

The menu follows the classic Italian format. Burrata and bruschette feature on the antipasti menu; tagliatelle al Cervo (slow-cooked venison ragu with tagliatelle) and risotto di Montagna (risotto with wild mushrooms and truffle oil) on the pasta course; and frittura di mare (deep-fried calamari and tiger prawns) and maialetto sardo (oven roasted suckling pig) on the secondi. You'll have to pre-book the latter, though. 

Those sourdough pizzas (there are 22) come from a wood-fired oven, and you can choose to have them in a classic or Neapolitan style. Desserts feature tiramisus, warm chocolate and pear cakes, ice creams and a sweet pizza with custard cream, strawberries and banana flambé. 

 

Venue name: Amici Miei
Contact:
Address: 28-30 Kingsland Road
London
E2 8DA
Opening hours: Open Noon-11pm daily
Transport: Tube: Hoxton Overground or 149, 67 bus
Price: Meal for two with drinks and service: around £50

Average User Rating

4.8 / 5

Rating Breakdown

  • 5 star:8
  • 4 star:2
  • 3 star:0
  • 2 star:0
  • 1 star:0
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Impressed

Had a simply fantastic dinner last night- the service was attentive and exemplary- the pizza is great but I get the feeling the pastas and other mains might just be even better! Loved it. Cant wait to go back. The standard is pretty high considering the number of poor quality restaurants in this part of the world. Yes it 'compact' and 'noisy'- but this place is still not yet a victim of its own success....

Manolo

The best Italian cuisine in East London! Chef Tanzanu's Sardinian cuisine is a concentrate of passion for cooking, use of fresh ingredients, and respect for tradition. The outstanding food and buzzing atmosphere makes this restaurant the perfect venue for a meal before a long night in one of Shoreditch's clubs and bars. Best dishes so far are the Tagliere di affettati as starter (mix of Sardinian salami, cheese and crispy bread); Scialatelli alla piscatora and finally Coniglio alla Sarda (special recipes of chef Tanzanu). The wine choice is also up to the food standards; great choice is the OFFIDA PECORINO ‘’LE MERLATTAIE’’ CHIU’ CHIU’ MARCH. The average price per person is £30/35 per person (including wine) which is great for the quality of the food. Looking forward to go back very soon!

mino e silvana vignolo

We had some delicious meals in a lovely atmosphere: The cook is very good and the cooking is really sardinian. Food and ingredients are fresh and first class. We are looking forward to come back to London and have another meal at Amici Miei.

Davide

Buzzing atmosphere, kind and helpful staff and, most important, excellent food (starter: Gattuccio, main: Gnocchetti costa smeralda, dessert: Profiteroles) This is one of the very few restaurant where I can find not some standard, off the shelf italian dishes, but amazing and refined food. Highly recommended

mauro

Great pizzas. Authentic food (i'm Italian), friendly staff, nice ambience, warm and nice smelly. Average price but very good quality. Much better than the close Pizza East!

Bekim

The ambience was fantastic and extremely appropriate for the location and clientele. The pizza was even better so I would highly recommend it.

chloe

Sometimes i wonder who they send to review these restaurants for time out! They often seem to give average places 5 stars and then give a great place like this only 2! I have been twice and the food and service are both brilliant. Simple, fresh, traditional Italian food done very well. Highly recommended.

Nick

Time Out might have visited on an off-night or perhaps, as I increasingly suspect nowadays, don't know what a decent restaurant is. Tasty, authentic and regional pasta dishes with quality ingredients and some of the best pizza in london. Though not on a par with zucca in bermondsey St, this is a very good neighbourhood restaurant that turns out great Italian home-cooking at very reasonable prices, and deserves more than 2 stars, so in the interests of balancing out the score given by the reviewer it gets a full 5 from me.