Review Summary

9.6 based on 44 reviews
  • Food

  • Value

  • Ambiance

  • Service

    The service was excellent and I believe we were served by the owner who is delightful. Staff were really helpful and couldn’t do enough for us. We really enjoyed it.

    Lovely restaurant and the staff so friendly and welcoming. Food was absolutely fabulous. We had three courses with coffee and each course was a delight. Nice to experience true Italian homemade authentic. We will be back!

    Our first time in Amici, very pleasant meal, service and ambience. My wife was very pleased and I got my brownie points for taking her there. We'll be back!

    Amazing food, the garlic and cheese ciabatta is superb, great atmosphere dining at it's best!!

    Amazing food, very well priced.
    Excellent service.
    Definitely be back.

    Awesome place, our go to restaurant for a great meal. Not disappointed. Try the lemon and Panchetta Risotto, was nice and not too heavy. My wife also enjoyed her Goulash. Fab restaurant with a lovely atmosphere and lovely staff.

    Excellent food and drinks presented lovely, served with a smile, and the front of house is an amazing lady who explains everything with a smile. Would certainly recommend and definitely return.

    My 2 daughters and myself enjoyed a lovely meal. Very tasty.


    Good meal, good service, nice atmosphere. Excellent

    First time here. Great service, very welcoming. Beautiful steaks.Very good value for money

    Excellent and attentive service. The food was delicious and the atmosphere warm and friendly.

    Great service and good as always at Amici. Lovely atmosphere. Highly recommended!

    Service was just right at Amici, staff there when needed, not hanging around our table while we were eating. Food was fantastic, would recommend the menu, explained by lovely waitress who knew the ingredients of all the dishes.

    First trip to Amici for dinner although it's long been a lunch time favourite. It was a very busy night but food was excellent, definitely going to repeat the experience!

    Greeted by very welcoming staff, shown to pre-booked table. Given time to select our choice of meal, with amendments to ingredients for person choice of one of our group. Everything was excellent.

    Fantastic service everyone was very friendly and welcoming. The food was delicious. Defiantly will be booking again.

    Family run Italian restaurant with excellent ingredients really authentic, home made great service amazing food.

    The food was lovely and the service was on point at Amici's. First time visit to Melton. Thank you for making me feel welcome!

    Simply superb.

    After booking I had to ring and change the time which was no problem. Service was excellent starters and mains were very good but the deserts were to die for. Overall prices were good. Definitely dine at Amici again

    Really enjoyed our meal, with excellent service!

    Good service, good food!

    A very enjoyable first experience. Good food and good service. Our only recommendations would be:
    1. Having tablecloth's would improve the setting.
    2. The Menu needs to be all in one rather than individual sheets.

    Lovely evening great service home style cooked authentic food. Christmas menu we all had different choices we loved the pistachio tiramsu. Simple and lovely

    I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food was excellent and the service FIRST CLASS. The owner is very knowledgeable on his wines and the staff made our evening very enjoyable. Thank you very much we will be back!

    First time at Amici, extremely helpful staff, we were made to feel very welcome. Very busy place, obviously very popular, as they had to turn customers away due to being fully booked. So I would recommend anyone wishing to dine, book first to avoid disappointment.

    We picked Amici on nights stopover south from Cumbria. Great food & excellent service. We were unsure about which wine to order as he drinks red and I had the white but we were given a generous taster which confirmed their recommendation of the house Rose, perfect with my scallops& crab tortellini! We enjoyed our meals & the ambience. Wish we lived nearer!

    Moved into Melton Mowbray 9 months ago and finally found a restaurant that is just perfect!

    A great little restaurant - great food at very good prices!

    Great home cooked tasting Italian food, fresh ingredients, great service and well priced, will go again if in Melton area.

    Extremely good food at Amici - service just at the right level - everyone seems happy - good place!

    Having read other reviews, Amici sounded very good and we were not disappointed. Varied menu and our selections were all excellent, very friendly staff, good weather so we could use the secluded courtyard. We had a wonderful Prosecco sorbet to finish and the biggest surprise of all was how small the bill was!

    Nice small and friendly and great food

    Fabulous excellent value meal at Amici. Friendly owners who were happy to chat & explain their dishes. Wish we lived nearer - hoping to return later in the year.

    The food, service and whole atmosphere were fantastic. Have recommended and would definitely be returning.

    This was superb! The 4 starters we had (Italian Meats with cheese x 2, French Onion Soup & Bruschetta) were all well presented and tasted great. The 4 mains were also nigh on faultless (2x pasta dishes, a risotto & pork with mushroom & cream sauce), only criticism was that the pork was slightly tough. The desserts were also superb (2x their signature sorbet, plus 2 others). Staff were very good. Nicely furbished restaurant but not overflowing with atmosphere. We will definitely return.

    Excellent food & wine at an great price. Particularly the wine selection, a little bit different & better than most!

    We loved it! Such a warm welcome, amazing food and personal service. We will recommend to friends and hope to return soon! Thank you!

    Superb meal in a wonderful atmosphere. Willing happy and attentive staff attention to detail was excellent even under pressure and very reasonably priced. Book a table and try them out.

    On arrival it was obvious I am pregnant so the wonderful owner sat me at the coolest part of the restaurant and popped a chair outside on the terrace in case I got too warm! As it happens the temperature was good! Now the food at Amici...wonderful and such a joy to eat! The 3 courses were cooked to perfection! I can't wait to go again!

    I appreciate it was a set menu for valentines, but I thought the choice for mains was poor and very limited, which was further limited by the fact that one option had run out. The ravioli was so bland and tasteless, the chicken was better but of average quality. The staff were nice enough, but unfortunately overall we were disappointed.

    Had a great evening and dinner at Amici, warm and friendly staff, very helpful. Will be going again. Thanks

    Absolutely amazing food, service and value for money at Amici. We can't wait to go again. Brilliant!

  • Ranked #64 of 205
  • Avg. main course: £8
  • 0.06 miles from Melton Mowbray
  • Italian

We say…

Amici Café & Bistro is a hidden gem – and a tastebud treat to both locals and visitors to the delightful town of Melton Mowbray. It can be located on Nottingham Street, just a stone’s throw away from the lovely Egerton Park. Amici is a fully functioning café by day, and transforms into a beautiful Italian restaurant in the evening.

Loved for its warm and welcoming ambience, Amici is a haven from the stresses of everyday life. The restaurant was co-founded by Mark Hallam, his wife Guiliana, and their friend and talented head chef, Katarzyna. Its name translates as ‘friends’ in Italian, mirroring the restaurant’s kind hospitality. The café is open Monday to Saturday, while the main restaurant is open Thursday to Saturday evenings.

Many of its customers have praised Amici for its outstanding Italian cuisine. Giuliana was born and raised in Italy and has a wealth of experience in the catering industry. Mark is a wine connoisseur and business mogal, while Kat has always had a fervent passion for Italian and European food. The team have combined their strengths to create the ultimate contemporary dining experience in the heart of Melton. 

The exciting menu uses locally sourced ingredients wherever possible, and features all the Italian favourites as well as some more inventive dishes. If you fancy Bruschetta, Carbonara, or fresh chicken salad; Amici has it all –  with a fabulous wine list to match.

Whether you’re looking for a tasty breakfast, lunch or dinner, there’s no place better to spend with friends and family than Amici Café & Bistro in Melton Mowbray.

last updated: 21 Apr 2018

last updated: 21 Apr 2018

last updated: 21 Apr 2018

last updated: 21 Apr 2018

last updated: 21 Apr 2018

last updated: 21 Apr 2018
21 Nottingham Street, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1NN
01664 566577