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Best Neighborhood Spot in Sugar Land Houston 2007 - Amici - CLOSED



16089 City Walk

Sugar Land, TX 77479


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Jeff Vallone is following in his father's footsteps with his new restaurant in the 'burbs. Now southwest suburbanites don't need to trek into town to enjoy the Vallones' legendary food and service. Whether it's on the expansive patio or in the nicely appointed dining room, you will enjoy fine Italian cuisine without the stuck-up attitude (or prices) of some of the other Vallone enterprises. The dining room centerpiece is a cold appetizer display that will excite even the most jaded of diners. One could easily make a meal just of appetizers, like the carpaccio of branzino (a fish found in the Mediterranean) or the roasted peppers or stuffed eggplant. Pasta dishes, all featuring homemade pasta, include paccheri, tubes of pasta filled with shrimp, spinach and cheese; pansotti, filled with butternut squash infused with sage; and the incredible fazzoletti (handkerchiefs), large sheets of pasta stuffed with crab meat. Seafood, veal and pork items and a wonderful osso buco allow the chef to display a wide variety of dishes.

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Amici has been consistently pleasing each of the times we've visited. We've enjoyed a variety of delicious appetizers (the Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms are a favorite); amazing-yet-affordable pasta dishes (the butternut squash-filled pasta and the Cappellacci are both delectable); and tempting desserts (the strawberry layer cake is perfect!). The service has varied a bit, but has always been, at the least, adequate, and at the best, particularly attentive. Highly recommended to anyone seeking fine Italian fare, or a special night out.