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Amis or Osteria

gtvlad Oct 23, 2010 09:15 AM

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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    pacific2atlantic RE: gtvlad Oct 23, 2010 11:41 AM

    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. sockii RE: gtvlad Oct 23, 2010 02:38 PM

      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.

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        urbanfabric RE: gtvlad Oct 24, 2010 07:24 AM

        You might read this thread where the same Amis or Osteria question was posed: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/714186

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          Beulah RE: urbanfabric Oct 25, 2010 09:40 AM

          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!)

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