Anytime I get invited to an event that includes food, I’m always in. I love visiting new restaurants, and finding new places to add to my “favourite’s” list. If someone asks me to get together, I’m always trying to add brunch, lunch or dinner to the mix! Never breakfast – I don’t get up that early.
Thursday night I attended the Friends and Family night in celebration of the opening of Amici Trattoria in Pickering. The restaurant is slated to open very soon – Monday, April 20th.
Our family spends a lot of time at Frenchman’s Bay in Pickering where our family has a bit of property and boats, so I was very excited this restaurant was opening minutes away from us. My hubby understands that long days at the boat mean I need to be well fed, so I can usually squeeze a good lunch or dinner out of the day’s plans.
In Whitby there is currently an Amici Restaurant just below Mondo Ristorante, and I had been there before for some good wine and food so I knew this added location was going to be good!
The space is beautiful, and it includes a large bar section along with two separate seating areas.
The food was amazing. We left completely stuffed after sampling all kinds of meats, cheeses, appetizers, pastas and salads. I would have loved to have taken more photos but people were loving the food so I couldn’t get the chance. We had actually thought that food would just be passed around like at most parties so we would embarrassingly be chasing down servers for bite-sized snacks. Instead we found a generous spread that all of the guests were raving over, and I kept my dignity by just picking up a plate and trying whatever I pleased. Well, my plate was piled so high the husband had to carry my bread, but I wouldn’t say that was overly embarrassing. Ok, maybe a little.
The wine was lovely, the food was great, and overall the space creates a great atmosphere. I’m looking forward to eating there lots over the summer!
Be sure to visit this restaurant over the next few weeks and see what I’m raving about!
Again, the opening is Monday, April 20th, and to learn more about Amici in Whitby, visit their website here.
Amici Trattoria is located at 1305 Pickering Pky in Pickering, Ontario.