Friday, June 28, 2013

Amici Café (Athens, GA)

233 E Clayton Street, Athens, GA 30601, T: 706-353-0000

Amici Café is a local chain with restaurants in Athens, Covington, Madison, Milledgeville and Monroe. It bills itself as an “Italian Café” and serves Italian food (pizzas and pastas) as well as American sports bar staples (each location has their own menu, but they serve mostly the same fare). The downtown location is very popular with undergraduates and packed on “Wings Night.”

We start with a House Salad ($7.59), which is uneventful but very fresh. We then move on to the main claim to fame of Amici’s, the Wings, which are pretty chunky and crispy. We get 12 Wings ($9.99) and have them divided between two sauces (XXX and Jalapeno Honey). They are well coated in sauce, but there is enough to dip. The XXX is really spicy (particularly when you double dip them). We also get a Basket of Fries ($3.99), which are prefab, but thick and crispy with a light salty dusting. Very nice!

VERDICT: 86/100
Amici’s is much more a place for American than Italian fare. The pastas are poor, the pizzas ok, but the wings are great.

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