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Best Italian Restaurant

Amicci's

231 S. High St., (410) 528-1096, www.amiccis.com

Posted 9/19/2007

When it comes to Little Italy dining, we're a bit provincial. We've sung the praises of many of the neighborhood's culinary anchors--your DaMimmo's, your Sabatino's, your La Tavolas, your Vallegias, and so on--but we find ourselves at their tables only when we've got folks in town wanting that piece of Baltimore to take home with them. Plus, we're reporters and editors, dining along with cops, teachers, city workers, and like-salaried folk. So when we're in the mood for a plate of good pasta, have room for the extra calories, and don't want to spend more than $20 for an entrée, we hit up Amicci's. We enjoy the bustling, bright, and kid-friendly atmosphere, the dress-down vibe, and of course the mounds of penne, tortellini, or our favorite, the house gnocchi. Go with the Italian sausage if you're a carnivore, the penne primavera if you're not. You could order the pane rotundo, the bread bowl filled with shrimp and scampi sauce they always pitch you, but trust us, your meal is going to be more than enough, easily stretching into tomorrow's lunch.

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Other Awards for Best Italian Restaurant:

Café Gia, 9/16/2009

Chiapparelli's, 9/17/2008

Café Amore, 9/20/2006

Amicci’s, 9/21/2005

Sabatino’s, 9/22/2004

Aldo's, 9/17/2003

La Scala, 9/18/2002

La Scala, 9/19/2001

La Tavola, 9/13/2000

Fazzini's Italian Kitchen, 9/15/1999

Amicci’s, 9/18/1996

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