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Contemporary yet classic, the detail is in the design and
Amici has been designed with comfort and enjoyment
very much in mind. Italians place great importance on
family dining and the sharers table showcases that family
aspect. In a spacious and airy setting, Amici still manages
to capture an intimate vibe, making the restaurant hugely
popular with families, couples and groups alike.The
antipasti display is a fantastic way to showcase the finest
Italian cuisine and get your taste buds tingling.
The interior boasts a crisp modern design with a bottle
chandelier adding a slight edge and it is in this luxurious
setting that diners are treated to wholesome and hearty
traditional meals served by courteous and attentive
waiting staff. The focus at Amici is on simple Italian
cuisine at its best and they do it so well.Seeing the chefs
working their magic behind the show kitchen counter
when we arrived at Amici gave us a true taste of Italy and
a friendly and comfortable environment instantly puts
diners at ease after a day exploring Yas Island.
Who’d have thought that in the Yas Hotel on Yas Island you
can get a beautiful taste of Italy? Amici, a leading Italian
restaurant in Abu Dhabi has quickly become renowned for
unpretentious authentic fare served in a fashionable venue
that positively encourages you to take time over your meal
and savour the rustic flavours of your dish of choice.
The menu tantalises with a wide choice of freshly made
pasta, classic antipasti and crusty ciabatta, all enhanced by
olive oils sourced directly from the Mediterranean.
Amici’s Maitre’d is delighted to offer his menu
recommendations based on his profusion of gastronomic
awareness and you can’t fail to be enthused by his passion
as you place your order. A buffet style choice of starters
whets the appetite for the main meal and with such a
filling, satisfying menu of mains to choose from you’re
sure to want to return for more. Amici offers real value
for money with all the traditional Italian favourites being
offered amongst other exciting new dishes so you can
tuck intothe traditional offerings of the antipasti buffet,
or do as I did and order a mouth-watering made-to-order
pizza with all your favourite toppings brought straight to
your table from the wood-fired oven. Jordana was also
impressed with her tasty starter of bean and pasta soup.
She then opted for the tiger prawns which she reported
were super succulent. Large chunks of parmesan feature
widely on the menu and are truly divine.
On a warm evening it is suggested that you book a table
on the veranda, but wherever you choose to dine, it’s a
gastronomic experience to feed all the senses. Italians
are said to be the masters of romance. Well in Amici, the
chefs are certainly the masters of their extensive menu
and after our filling and satisfying mains we stayed on for
an evening spent enjoying beautiful desserts followed by
double espressos. Bellisimo!For a five star experience in
a friendly atmosphere, try Amici. It’s a little taste of Italy
in the heart of Abu Dhabi. A&J would like to extend our
warm wishes to all the chefs and waiting staff and thank
them for our delicious meal in delightful surroundings.
Location: The Yas Hotel, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Contact: 00 971 (0)2 656 0760