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:

Set Menu: Starter & Main 12 - three courses - 17 - served Tuesday to Thursday all day & Sunday evening

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

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

Our Suppliers

We believe food is at its best when it's in season. We also believe Britain and the South West of England have some fantastic produce. That's why our menus aim to showcase the very best ingredients our shores have to offer ​


James Knight of Mayfair Story
Fishmongers to Her Majesty The Queen



The Ethical Butcher a family run butcher.



Natoora family-run fruit and vegetable business  in partnership with Ocado, Waitrose



restaurant bar and courtyard


Persian grill & Vodka Bar




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