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: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian cuisine and drinks at Amici’s Italian Restaurant.
Amici’s Italian Restaurant’s chefs sauté fresh vegetables and boil pasta to make a menu of traditional Sicilian dishes. Culinary engineers handcraft the chicken botticelli, soaking a breast in a creamy sauce marked by prosciutto and provolone ($18), or layer strips of lasagna noodles with meat, veggies, or character traits ($16.95). Broccoli and butter-garlic sauce roll in the spicy shrimp diavolo ($17), and cheese crumbles over vegetables and poultry in the chicken gorgonzola ($18). Up to four people can indulge in a large pizza topped with options for vegetarians, meat eaters, and cheese lovers ($18). Both indoor and outdoor seating are available, obviating the need to bring a jar of crisp autumn air into the restaurant or smuggle a jar of tablecloths outside the eatery.
Amici’s Italian Restaurant
It's the mid-1980s. In the farmers’ market off South Street, a group of friends discuss a fondness for Sicilian food. The good stuff is hard to come by outside of Sicily or Mom's kitchen. So in a spark of inspiration, the group begins tossing around ideas for Amici's—the Italian word for friends. Today, a central dining room evokes thoughts of marinara with vibrant red walls and burgundy tablecloths. Another dining room decorated with orange angel paintings and deep green walls silently awaits the dinner rush. Over cheery conversation, tables populate with gooey pizzas, calzones, house-made ice cream, and hearty pastas dressed in pesto, pink caper cream, and alfredo sauces. Guests can also retreat to the fenced-in outdoor patio laden with twinkling string lights, which replicate views of the Italian night sky when blinking rapidly.
601 E New York St.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202