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Oct 23, 2010 09:15 AM

Amis or Osteria

anniversary dinner Friday night can't decide between Amis (never been) or Osteria (have been) also considering Chifa need Chow help with decision!!

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  1. Definitely Osteria. Amis is great but less memorable.

    At Osteria, you can't go wrong with the best pizza in town and a couple half portion pastas. You might want to call and see if they have the pit roasted suckling pig special - my favorite.

    If you're not on a budget, VETRI hands down.

    1. I've only been to Amis, not Osteria. I like some of their dishes very much - mostly the pastas, meat dishes and desserts. Almost everything else I've found I've gotten much better preparations elsewhere in the city at this point - better prep, better taste, better portions. Was very disappointed in their Roman Artichokes as much as I wanted to love them, based on how much I did in Rome. The seafood mixed grill was kind of a joke and way too oily, compared to the excellent ones I've had at Melograno and Salento. But the ravioli I had there on last visit were amazing and the desserts are out of this world good.

      1. You might read this thread where the same Amis or Osteria question was posed:

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        1. re: urbanfabric

          Amis is way noisier than Osteria -- can't hear oneself think. That's a turnoff for me. Otherwise, we enjoy both but think the menu is somewhat better at Osteria (where we're going tonite!)