We decided to try out Amici Sports Bar and Grille after seeing a Groupon deal. Because we were already attending the WaterFire event in Providence, we thought we would grab a quick meal beforehand.
Amici Bar and Grille is located in the Federal Hill Neighborhood of Providence; an area which is full of restaurants, many of them Italian.
The menu includes: pizza, pasta dishes, meats, sandwiches, and bar type appetizers. They run specials everyday of the week, including an all you can eat pasta day on Wednesdays.
I thought everything was a bit overpriced on the menu. Luckily, we had a Groupon for $15, so the prices didn't bother us much. Most of the pastas were priced at $14-16, with the price not including any salad or bread.
I had the Margherita Pizza, which was decent, but nothing to write home about. My boyfriend had the Grilled Chicken Sandwich. Again, it was okay, but not worth $11. We ordered 2 ice cream scoops for desserts; the scoops were tiny for the $5 price tag!
Amici Sports Bar and Grille Menu
Service was below average. Our waitress didn't even know what gluten free was even though it was listed on their menu! How can you work in a restaurant and not know what gluten free is?
She told me that gluten free meant wheat, which most people know is exactly the opposite! I would hope they hire some better waiters that are available to explain options on their overpriced menu! I definitely recommend skipping out on this restaurant if you have any food allergies.
Very bland restaurant...they were definitely missing something. I felt as though they half went with the bar atmosphere and half tried to be fancy. Whatever they did it did not work!
It was not casual enough to be a bar, and far from fancy enough to be fine dining. They might as well put up more sports memorabilia, add a few more TVs, lower the menu prices and make it a sports bar.
They could also turn the air conditioning up! It was an extremely hot day out in the 90s, and we were looking forward to taking a break inside some cool air, unfortunately, Amici's felt like a sauna inside!
There is some outdoor seating, however, your view consists of a busy street and other restaurants across the street.
Amici Sports Bar and Grille was not a good experience. Luckily, we had a Groupon deal so we did not risk anything by trying out something new. There are plenty of other restaurants in this Federal Hill neighborhood of Providence - I wouldn't settle for the lackluster service, decor, and food at Amici Bar and Grille.