Open for lunch: M-F 11:30AM - 3PM Dinner: M-Th 4PM - 10PM, F-S 4PM - 11 PM; Su 1PM - 10PM
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Updated January 2015. At one point there were more than 50 Italian restaurants in Chambersburg. Now Amici’s the last. Most of the Italian community has moved out of Trenton. Suburban communities once bereft of decent restaurants (read: Princeton, Hamilton, Ewing) now have many Italian eateries, and heavily promoted, Italian-themed chain restaurants dot Rte. 1. In the face of enormous over-capacity and greatly increased competition, something had to give: all of the other, original Chambersburg Italian eateries are gone. Many are being replaced with a miscellany of other ethnic foods (Central American, Polish, Soul), or by Italian restaurants run by Latinos (e.g. Trentinis or Settimo Cielo) but that’s a story for other reviews.
Of the Italian restaurants in greater Trenton, Amici Milano’s is one of the best (and a relative bargain). The food is consistently good and occasionally slightly adventurous (though far from ground-breaking). It’s the sort of place to take out your parents or your friends when they visit you in Trenton. The decor is “fancy” without being over-the-top, and you will be seated comfortably whether you select a booth or table.
There’s a decent wine list, which is not over-priced. Recently, the restaurant was offering wine “specials” at truly low prices (a full bottle of a drinkable, no-name Californian for about the price of a glass of wine at more upscale places). The food is solidly prepared, the portions are ample, and food prices are very reasonable for the quality. You can get better Italian in the greater Trenton area, but you’ll pay a lot more for it. You can also pay more and get worse.
Eating at Amici Milano is like dining with an old friend, even if it’s just you and your spouse.
There’s free parking (with validation) around the corner on Roebling.