Amici - Bedford
Amici - Bedford

Amici - Bedford

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.amici-restaurant.co.uk/
  • Phone: 01234 340734x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We are happy to accommodate private parties of up to 40 people depending on availability.
  • Private Party Contact: Mr Halil Bulca 01234 340734x

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Car Park
  • Parking Details: There is a public car park just round the corner, 2minutes walk.
A word from Amici - Bedford
Amici is a traditional Italian & Mediterranean restaurant in the centre of Bedford. With its
warm and intimate atmosphere, it is the ideal setting for any occasion, lunchtime or evening. We strive to offer the best quality of food freshly prepared on the premises combined with an unrivalled customer service. We cater for most dietary requirements (gluten-free, vegetarian,
halal…etc) and can accommodate parties of up to 40 people.
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Amici - Bedford reviews from OpenTable diners
50 reviews since 25 October 2013
Average Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambience4
    Value4.3
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasions (28)romance (20)outstanding value (20)group bookings (18)business meals (15)fit for foodies (13)child friendly (13)good vegetarian options (12)sunday lunch (11)pre/post theatre (8)disabled access (5)outdoor eating (5)brunch (3)afternoon tea (2)Show More
  • Outstanding!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 19/10/2014
    Food was simply wonderful, staff extremely polite, helpful and friendly. Great atmosphere. My new favourite restaurant
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    outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprised
    surprised
    Dined on 18/10/2014
    First visit since it expanded and while the ambience and the staff were as welcoming as before the food was a real let down when it came to the main course. Sea Bream fillet that was undoubtedly frozen and microwave cooked on some very nice veg & chicken in a very thin wine & mushroom sauce that had also been microwaved. Chenged our whole experience after som every nice starters (whitebait & avocado/prawns).
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  • A little on the loud side
    DateNight
    Dined on 12/10/2014
    This is a lovely little restaurant, excellent food, great service with friendly staff. Our only complaint is that it was very noisy, so noisy that we had to shout to each other to be heard at times. There were a number of weekend party tables in. We wanted a cosy dinner for two, I guess we just picked the wrong night.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amici Italian Bedford
    Steve
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very pleasant venue. Food was very good, Staff very attentive. All in all a very good meal out.
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    special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent value and good food
    KevB
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This place is not haute cuisine by any stretch but it's very good food at a very good price. It's got a place in the market and just what Bedford needs. I'd go back and you should give it a try!
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    business meals, child friendly, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find
    SomeJoeCalledBob
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    Friendly attentive service and really tasty food. We sat in the "garden" area which is a covered courtyard and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Will definitely be back to sample more of the menu.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little Italian in Bedford
    HighHorse
    Dined on 27/9/2014
    This is a no-nonsense traditional Italian restaurant in the center of Bedford. The staff were welcoming, attentive and knowledgeable; the menu had all the Italian classics you could want (plus interesting specials as well), and the pasta was perfectly cooked and generously portioned. This is home cooked Italian at it's best, and we will be back.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions
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  • Couldn't as for more..
    Foodfight
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    From the movement we walked in to the moment we left ,everything was spot on. The service was excellent, the food even better.If your looking for an Italian in Bedford don't miss this one.
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    business meals, fit for foodies, romance
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  • Lovely, tasty, freshly cooked food.
    Carol
    Dined on 21/9/2014
    We had another great meal at Amici's. The salmon wrapped in prosciutto ham was perfectly cooked in a beautiful sauce with fresh asparagus, carrots, 'al dente' and saute potatoes. Mmmm, delicious. Our friends really enjoyed it and also loved the food and very friendly, personal service. Thanks to Halil and his chef and lovely staff.
    Special Features:
    afternoon tea, brunch, business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best italian in Bedford
    Carol
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Totally fresh, perfectly cooked food at a great price, fantastic, friendly and personal service with a warm ambience. We love this restaurant, have eaten there a lot and never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, disabled access, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Super evening
    Loveitalianfood
    Dined on 22/8/2014
    I booked online which was very straight forward.. The food was delicious and we were looked after very well. The whole eating experience was really enjoyable.
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    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • Freindly Restaurant
    dinodiner
    Dined on 14/8/2014
    We ate here a couple of nights ago we booked through open table and we found Amici Bedford very friendly the food was excellent, we were not rushed in any way and could not fault the service at all
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    business meals, outdoor eating, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Lovely food, great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 26/7/2014
    I booked this for my siters birthday, it was a lovely place with great food. We will definately be going back soon .. there is a well known italian chain restaurant opposite..why would you go there when you can have the real thing across the road
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    good vegetarian options, special occasions
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  • lancs
    Dined on 24/7/2014
    Friendly,informal staff who manage to be attentive without being overbearing.We dined on a thursday evening - the place being circa 60% full.We chose the garden- not especially aesthetic but pleasant enough on a hot night. Menu almost unchanged from our last visit almost a year ago-maybe due a revision.Prices reasonable with both having just a starter and a main plus bottle of wine the bill was about £73 - with tip £80- reasonable but certainly not cheap.Lager expensive with no offered choice,beer not in evidence.
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  • Quiet early evening
    davidvrussell
    Dined on 22/7/2014
    An early evening meal so the restaurant was very quiet - not the best time to be assessing it properly. We had a good service and overall it was a reasonable meal though nothing exceptional and a little pricey.
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    business meals, child friendly, pre/post theatre
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  • Much better than a chain restaurant
    Choosyfoodie
    Dined on 19/7/2014
    Individual, family run and very friendly. So glad we chose this instead of the any town chain restaurants nearby. My fellow friends really enjoyed if too - a real asset to the Bedford restaurant scene.
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, disabled access, group bookings, outdoor eating, romance, special occasions
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Always Fantastic"
    AliW
    Dined on 17/7/2014
    This is definitely one of the best restaurants in Bedford food is great and service good never had a bad meal here in my many visits.
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    good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Very nice lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 15/7/2014
    Had family lunch following graduation ceremony. It was a very hot day and restaurent was quiet which I initially found worrying although diners joined after we were seated. Would have liked to sit outside but just too hiot. Food was very good from fairly limited al a carte menu. Service was friendly and unobtrusive. Very nice Italian meal.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and amazing service
    JeyPaul
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Clearly the best restaurant I have been to in UK so far ! Delicious dishes, nice ambience and an incredibly good service !
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    outstanding value, romance
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect
    CarrieSimplyPerfectionx
    Dined on 24/6/2014
    I have been visiting Amicis for years now and the reason I keep.coming back... Fresh Quality Food! The menu is varied but unlike most Italian restaurants is not pages long which highlights the food at Amicis is freshly prepared and to add delicious! There is always a specials board too to tempt you. Halil is front of house and is a true gentlemen. His team are warm and friendly and attentive.Prices are really reasonable. Weekly you can dine 2 courses for £10 or if wanting something a little more special I recommend their steaks!! Love this place whether its for a romantic meal with my husband, the start to a girls night out or a family occasion.You must visit!!!!
    Special Features:
    brunch, business meals, child friendly, fit for foodies, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outdoor eating, outstanding value, pre/post theatre, romance, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable evening
    SusanA
    Dined on 20/6/2014
    We visited with my parents for my husband's birthday dinner. It was a beautiful warm evening so we sat outside in the courtyard. All the staff, particularly the owner were very hospitable and friendly and the food was great. Will definately be going back!
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  • delicious dinner
    rosiemum
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Amici is consistently good, great attention to detail and flexibilty to meet individual preferences, we love it
    Special Features:
    business meals, child friendly, disabled access, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, special occasions, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    RPC7
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    This is the second time I have eaten at this restaurant and it was just as good as my first visit. I will definitely dine at Amici again and would gladly recommend it to anyone looking for a restaurant that serves great food with great service and in a nice location too away from the hustle and bustle of the nearby High Street. I would also highly recommend to anyone visiting Amici for the first time to try the Limoncello Gelato dessert.
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    fit for foodies, outstanding value, romance, special occasions
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  • Very enjoyable again
    Happy
    Dined on 18/4/2014
    We were given our favourite table again and the service, as usual, was extremely good. Nothing is too much trouble for the very efficient staff and the patron. As all meals are prepared individually the chef is happy to cater for special dietary requirements if at all possible and this is really appreciated. The menu has interesting dishes and the specials board offers additional choices. Portions are not small so make sure you are hungry when you go!
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  • consistently good
    rosiemum
    Dined on 26/3/2014
    Amici always delivers on its promises, its standard of service is excellent and it is always willing to meet requests for variations to the menu. It is a very friendly restaurant.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Gem
    perry
    Dined on 21/3/2014
    Upon our arriival we were made to feel very welcome, service was excellent as was the food, we shall be visiting again very soon.
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    outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding little gem in Bedford
    laural
    Dined on 15/3/2014
    We had the pleasure of dining here last Saturday night. The staff are friendly and attentive coupled with beautiful food and an intimate ambience. We're looking forward to coming back soon.
    Special Features:
    disabled access, romance, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, group bookings, outstanding value, pre/post theatre
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for family occasions
    Snoopydinesout
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    This small friendly local Italian is a great place for a family occasion, we recently celebrated a family birthday here & had a lovely evening. The service is excellent, the food adequate, although desserts a little unimaginative, with a reasonable wine list for the occasion. I'm sure we will return.
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    child friendly, group bookings
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  • Reliable Trattoria in Bedford
    Nicklin
    Dined on 15/2/2014
    A Saturday night celebration with family old and young greatly enjoyed by all. Great food, freshly prepared and without fuss. Good simple wine list. Friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Pretty much all you can expect from a local trattoria. Will return again and again.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice and cosy
    Lizzy
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    had a lovely evening food and wine was good , will certainly go again well looked after
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    child friendly, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely food, great service
    Grubluvvers
    Dined on 17/1/2014
    Lovely food, great service - attentive but not imposing! Crab linguine......amazing Great value, and very personal feel. I would recommend a visit, good value to.
    Special Features:
    business meals, romance, child friendly, special occasions, outstanding value, afternoon tea
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Gem
    McRae
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    If you are a fan of honest Italian food then this is the place for you. Lovely menu and first class unhurried service. Excellent value for money
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    outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Eve
    maaneskin
    Dined on 31/12/2013
    We had a family evening and enjoyed the meal very much. The staff were very friendly and the service quick. The food was very good and we all really enjoyed our meal. Recommended
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    special occasions, group bookings, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Years Eve Dinner
    Miago
    Dined on 31/12/2013
    We visited Amici at 7.30 on NYE, before heading for a night out. Food was amazing, portions a good size and very reasonably priced.
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    romance, group bookings
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  • A tastey Lunch for Four
    Tiptop
    Dined on 24/12/2013
    I took my wife and my wife's parents for lunch at the Amici in Bedford over Christmas. We had a good choice of the Italian menu aside from the Christmas fare, which together met all our food choices. The food was fresh, hot and delicious and the service good too. We would recommend them.
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    business meals, special occasions, brunch, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food
    Nadine
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    the food was delicious and the chef was easy to communicate with. Authentic Italian food experience.
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    special occasions, Sunday lunch
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  • The A Team
    ALLANGELS
    Dined on 23/11/2013
    It was a very special occasion and I really could not have been happier with the food and attention we received. I was also happy with the bill at the end of the meal. Thank you X
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since 25 October 2013
    • Average Rating4.5
    • Food4.7
    • Ambience4
    • Service4.6
    • Value4.4
  • The following 68 reviews are from the Amici - Bedford reviews archive.
  • evening meal
    Bupa
    Dined on 1/10/2013
    We chose this restaurant because we enjoy good Italian food and we were not disappointed. Excellent food, friendly and attentive service. We would certainly come again if we are in the district.
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    fit for foodies, child friendly, brunch, outstanding value
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality stuff
    rosiemum
    Dined on 27/8/2013
    small restaurant with friendly, knowledgeable and efficient staff, v.good offers, seasonal menu and excellent cooking and service.
    Special Features:
    business meals, fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, outstanding value, Sunday lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impulse booking
    foodies
    Dined on 31/7/2013
    Our impulse booking turned out to be very good evening. The food, friendly service and atmosphere was excellent and my wife and I would certainly visit Amici again.
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    fit for foodies, special occasions, good vegetarian options, child friendly, group bookings
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    I would recommend this to a friend.