Kingsland Road is a culinary melting pot, and Amici Miei is the place to go for authentic Italian cuisine in the area. At this cosy little East London joint, the freshly-baked sourdough pizzas on offer keep the crowds of hungry Shoreditch locals coming back for more, and even the biggest aficionados of Italian cuisine will be delighted with the range of pastas that have all been made from scratch.
Nestled amongst the number of restaurants that line London’s Kingsland Road, a short walk from both Hoxton and Shoreditch High Street stations, Amici Miei is a diamond in the rough. With its name meaning my friends in Italian, this charming eatery has a homely feel, from its warm decor right down to the welcoming service and home-style dishes on offer. Passionate about bringing the taste of authentic Italian cuisine to London, the food at Amici Miei is served just how it is back in the chefs’ native Italy, bellissimo!
Don’t miss out on Amici Miei’s sourdough pizzas, proofed over a minimum of 48 hours and then cooked in a traditional wood-fire oven. We love the provola e pancetta topped with mozzarella, smoked cheese and crispy bacon. Other options at this London favourite include an array of fresh homemade pastas like the linguine al nero (black ink linguine with calamari, zucchini and cherry tomatoes), as well as antipasti and some classic Italian meat and seafood dishes. In order to snag the best table, making a reservation in advance at this Shoreditch hotspot is recommended!
Great staff. Lovely food. Best Italian in the area. Also does takeaway as well as delivery if you are lucky enough to live in the area.
Nice staff, great food, lovely atmosphere. Better still the desserts are simply fabulous. To end the nite the bill was surprisingly affordable and the staff wys offered liqures to finish.
Quality of food is excellent: authentic, original and delicious. My husband and I are regular customers as you are guaranteed to have a superb meal. The service is attentive but not overpowering.
The starters and the pizza were perfect, delicious and tasty. I really enjoy the place, the atmosphere is very relaxing and the staff very polite.
Amici Miei had great food and a great lively atmosphere. The pizza was amazing, and so were most of the pasta dishes. One or two of them could use a tad more flavor. The dessert was incredible too. Overall a very lovely dining experience.
Amazing authentic Italian food! Amici Miei is one of the best Italian restaurants in East London. Great value for money and lots of options on the menu.
Nice place. The food is good at dinners but rather average for lunch. I had a delicious porchetta for dinner but at lunch I tool a cotoletta Milanese, i.e. the veal is replaced with chicken and the side is fries (not very Italian).
Pizza is great! Generous topping and crunchy base. Staff is nice and quick. I have a pizza at amici miei's once per week! They have recently renovated the place, cosy and less noisy than before!
Service is good and staff is very helpful and nice. I have just a couple of comments: one is regarding the food, which I think it's overpriced (a street food like a porchetta at £12) and the other regarding the noice; the music is far too loud and I couldn't speak or listen to the person I had in front of me. Bad place for dates
For sure one of the best Italian restaurants in London where you can eat the truly Italian pizza! This wasn't my first time there and won't be the last one!