Finally, Friday, and a wonderful little place called Amici’s. Located at 94 Lee Blvd., (GW Way to Lee, turn east, then turn left into the parking lot) this small little restaurant brings big tastes to your mouth.
The menu isn’t extensive, but everything they offer is delicious. I usually have the manicotti in the winter. In the summer, though, I like to order the bow-tie Ceasar pasta salad. Oh, yum! The house salad is refreshing, and any restaurant that gives you bread shoots way up on the Cari-likes-you scale. It’s just standard warm loaves with butter but it’s PERFECT for absorbing the extra sauce on your plate.
And as for desserts – hello!…cheesecake and tiramisu and something chocolate-y, too. I always come away completely stuffed.
One nice extra they do – your complimentary water will have a cucumber slice in it, as opposed to a lemon or lime wedge. It makes the water taste sufficiently different, almost crisp, if one can use that word about water!
The dining room is small, and can be crowded. They have tables outside, and you can see the Columbia River from the deck. In the late spring and during the summer, that’s the ideal place to sit.
The service is generally good. Once our party had a waiter who kept bringing us more bread when all we wanted was a drink refill, and then he overcharged us (added someone else’s entree on to our tab), and he didn’t bring back the right amount of change. But, as a rule, the wait staff is fine.
Hours are complicated, so write them down –
11-2 Moday through Friday
4-8 Monday, 4-9:30 Tuesday-Thursday and 4-10 on Friday
Saturdays 11:30-10, Sundays 5-9