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Exceptional Dining and Banquet Facilities in St. Augustine, FL, building on a proud tradition of Old-World Italian Cuisine!

Amici Italian Restaurant was established 35 years ago…

Amici Italian Restaurant, established 35 years ago has been part of St. Augustine’s dining experience for the last 19 years.  For our comfortable surroundings and family warmth, Amici has been awarded the “Best Italian Restaurant” in St. Augustine 14 years in a row by The St. Augustine Record.

Five minutes from the Bridge of Lions, Amici began in 1999 by Vito and Vinnie. A mecca of fine casual dining, everything on the menu is at the highest standards and made to order with the most excellent ingredients from recipes that have been passed down from one generation to another.

Serving authentic Italian cuisine that’s both innovative and traditional; our menu includes delicious seafood, meat, homemade pastas, chicken, salads and homemade desserts and a carefully chosen wine list to complement your meal.

For your special occasion, wedding reception or business event, we invite you to consider our banquet facility, The Milano Room. Designed to accommodate an intimate dinner, family gathering or hosting a group of 20 to 150, The Milano Room is prepared to create the ambiance you’re after.

Our Commitment to You

We specialize in crafting mouth-watering meals and providing superb customer service. We strive to provide you with the freshest, most enjoyable and consistent Italian Food in Saint Augustine Florida

From Vizzini with Love…

Giovanna and Giuseppe Arena came to America from Vizzini, Italy while in their mid 30’s, moving to the Bronx, New York. Their story could be chronicled in a simple way; it was all about their love and dedication to the family and their undying passion for food, cooking and abundant sharing of each meal with as many family and friends as a table could fit!
Benedetta and Vito grew up surrounded by aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents and extended family. Everyone possessed a good ‘sense of food’ which ultimately became Vito’s personal style in each restaurant throughout his career.
Arena Bakery, in the Arthur Avenue neighborhood of the Bronx, was the hub and heart of the Arena family employing anyone into the business who wanted to work, especially when they came to America. From pizzas to famous breads, the crusty Italian loaves that are served at Amici Restaurant today are as close as can be replicated to Giuseppe’s old-world recipe.
The real legacy of true home cooking came from Giovanna. Her marinara sauce, lasagna, fresh tomato sauce, veal spezzatino, stuffed artichoke…and her simple but perfect way of combining ingredients has become legendary. She had the ability to translate her home cooking into all of Vito’s restaurants, rolling up her sleeves throughout her life bringing true dedication of family and food… right to the table!

Amici’s young chef Vinnie DeLillo recalls his early years cooking alongside Giovanna with deep respect and love. “Mamma’s taste in authentic Italian food became my passion.” Not a novice himself, he began cooking when he was 16 and as a student, walked away with regional, state and national culinary awards.

“The importance of caring for each other began with my Mother and Father and that is what keeps the ‘family’ of Amici Restaurant continuing in their tradition.” recalls Benedetta!

What Clients Say

Have been here many times and the food and service is always outstanding. Best Chicken Parmigiana I have ever had. Their veal and grouper is also top notch. Fresh baked bread is the greatest. Happy Hour and inexpensive early bird specials. Highly recommended.
– Kevin L –
This is a restaurant with a heart. Thank you to the entire team who stepped up to the plate at the last minute. Unfortunately I can not share the details of the group, but Amici’s knows how to take care of the community. The service and the food were truly memorable. I will definitely be back on my own time. New friends. They support the community, please support them! PS …..chicken piccata as VERY nice!
– Sandi G –

Awards And Recognitions

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1915 A1A South
St. Augustine Beach, FL 32080

Hours of Business

(temporary due to COVID-19)

Sunday : 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Monday : Closed

Tuesday - Thursday :
4:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Friday and Saturday :
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

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