Amici’s was an accidental discovery following a hankering for pizza for dinner and feeling adventurous. This pizzeria is located a little out of the way of public transport and they don’t do delivery but they do have plenty of public parking behind their restaurant. When you walk in, the centrepiece of this restaurant is quite clearly the wood-fire oven which burns brightly and complements the warm, rustic feel.
To start with, we ordered the Fiori di Zucchine (Zucchini Flowers). These zucchini flowers were lightly battered, stuffed with three kinds of cheese, roasted capsicum and served on a fresh tomato concasse and a sweet balsamic vinaigrette sauce. These were one of the best zucchini flowers we’ve ever tasted and I highly recommend them to whet the appetite.
I can’t get past the Capricciosa, no matter how hard I try. I know there are other pizzas on the menu but I love the combination of ham, olives, mushroom and artichokes. The topping is simple but it works so well!
In addition to this, the pizza bases are cooked to perfection; light, fluffy and thin. What makes this pizza so addictive, in addition to the generous toppings, is the way the cheese melts into the tomato sauce and artichoke oil to create a delicious flavour combination I can’t get enough of.
What my girlfriend loves about this place is that they have a range of pizzas that don’t have cheese… sans mozzarella! Yes, you can order pizzas without cheese at other places but it’s nice to see they’ve thought of this specifically. Her pizza is topped with herbs, garlic and tomato sauce, finished with a drizzle of olive oil.
The flavour of the garlic really shone through here while the oregano gave an earthy tone and the basil added a fresh pop to the pizza. Coupled with the chewy base, this pizza is one she still raves about!
Our friend decided to splurge a bit and got the Sorrentina which, as you can see, is a monster of a pizza. It was topped with freshly chopped tomato, bocconcini, rocket, prosciutto and parmigiano.
The prosciutto was almost see-through and bursting with salty, meaty flavour. The bocconcini melted in your mouth and the parmigiano added more saltiness which was balanced out by the fresh rocket and tomato. All this was tied together by the sauce-less base which held together very well. This was one lavish pizza!
We were seated in the enclosed patio area which was dimly lit and a bit on the colder side. That being said, the indoor seating downstairs and upstairs tend to get quite loud when busy so it’s difficult to pick a great spot to sit. We recommend taking advantage of the ample parking behind and order pick-up.
Amici’s knows pizza and does it well. The kitchen staff were really friendly and we had a great meal there. A great place to get simple, delicious wood-fired pizza. I definitely think it’s worth stopping by if you’re in the area.