Recommended on Restaurant Guru 2019

A true, family-run, independent restaurant in the heart of Kennington, offers discerning fans the very best of seasonal Italian inspired food and wine, served in sophisticated, yet relaxed surroundings.

Amici was established in 2002 by Houman Meshkati and his team to deliver an authentic, fine-dining modern Italian culinary experience to the Heart of Kennington.

we strive to

  • To make amazing food
  • Fanatical focus on service
  • Give back to our neighbourhood
  • Run an efficient, profitable business
  • To have Fans, Not Customers

Who is the chef??


My name is Gennaro Garofalo and I am the executive Chef at Amici. I was born in the beautiful city of Naples, where the cuisine highlights the culinary traditions of the Campania region, featuring a variety of dishes based on fresh ingredients from both land and sea.

I started cooking at the early age of 16, training at my uncle Giovanni's restaurant. He taught me that a wonderful meal begins with the butcher, fishmonger and the green-grocer and that if you cannot find the right ingredients in the best condition, then it is better to choose a different trade…

I spent the next few years travelling in Southern Italy and was fortunate enough to work with Michelin-starred chefs Alois Vanlangenaeker and Tonino Mellino. My journey brought me to London, working first with Angela Hartnett and later with Richard Corrigan, at Bentley's Oyster Bar & Grill.

Amici has re-opened after a long renovation. From shopping and cooking with Giovanni, I have learned that good food is about choosing the best ingredients and keeping things simple. That is what I believe, and that is the essence of Amici's new menu.

For a taste of the Mediterranean with a focus on Italy, right in the heart of Kennington, try our special offers:

Lunch: from £8.00

Please note that these offers are only applied if you book online, through our website quoting 'my locale'
I look forward to welcoming you soon,
Gennaro Garofalo

Please visit our reservations page to book your table online or email:
We look forward to welcoming you to Amici soon


Recommended on Restaurant Guru 2019

Lunch Opening Times

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 12-3pm
  • Wednesday: 12-3pm
  • Thursday: 12-3pm
  • Friday: 12-3pm
  • Saturday: 12-3pm
  • Sunday: 12-3pm

Dinner Opening Times

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 6pm 10pm
  • Wednesday: 6pm 10pm
  • Thursday: 6pm 10pm
  • Friday: 6pm 11pm
  • Saturday: 6pm 11pm
  • Sunday: 6pm 10pm


Amici is all about the neighbourhood and is the core of what we do. We love local, be it our customers, suppliers or our team. We aim to work with a variety of local businesses and organisations as a customer, a partner or a supporter. We love bringing the community together whether it is for a catch up with friends, a celebratory party, an impromptu dinner for two or getting the whole family together for a Sunday brunch

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Our Food

Chefs Gennaro creates food with utmost care to make you feel like every meal is a celebration



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