Italian cuisine was born when, after building the city of Rome, Romulus and Remus discovered Greece didn’t deliver to their new address. Taste the origins of an empire with today’s Groupon to Amici Bar & Grille. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get $50 worth of Italian cuisine and sushi.
- For $45, you get $100 worth of Italian cuisine and sushi for a group of four.
Amici Bar & Grille’s resident chef, Gianfranco Campanella, enlists the aid of a wood-fired brick oven to conjure an international menu blending Italian, Mediterranean, and Japanese cuisine. Take a stand against noodles with antipasti dishes such as arancini, which drops off fresh mozzarella, peas, and bolognese sauce on stomach doorsteps packaged in arborio rice balls ($9). Patrons can twirl fork tines around alfredo all’ Amici, marinating in a rich sauce of cream and a quintet of cheese ($18), or nosh on cast-iron-seared diver sea scallops ($25) snuggled next to english pea risotto—risotto named after the first country to legalize risotto. The culinary architects also build transcontinental bridges with an extensive sushi menu that showcases entrees such as the Samurai—an amalgam of eel, crabstick, avocado, and cream cheese ($16)—and individual rolls such as tuna ($6) and smoked salmon ($4.50).
Amici Bar & Grille
Amici Bar & Grille’s menu boasts a selection of pasta, burgers, and brick-oven pizzas that are sure to appease any craving. Accents of lobster, wine, and smoked meats permeate Amici's pastas, while Macho Nachos come smothered in house-made chili, jalapenos, black beans, and tomato salsa. Other appetizers, including fried calamari and buffalo chicken egg rolls, and personal-size pizzas are ideal for nibbling on while watching a game. With 21 high-definition TVs calling Amici home, diners can be entertained indoors when New England rains come or head out to the bright patio when sections of Mars explode.
242 Atwells Ave.
Providence, Rhode Island 02903