A Casual Italian Lunch at Amiche Restaurant and Social House in Barrie

A Casual Italian Lunch at Amiche Restaurant and Social House in Barrie
09 Feb 2018

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Just down the road from Horseshoe Resort is Amiche Restaurant and Social House, a casual Italian eatery.

Amiche specializes in simple, fresh, and delicious Italian foods, in a warm friendly setting.

amiche seating


I asked our waitress what she recommended, what was popular with customers, and some of her favourites.

We listened to everything she suggested, and chose several dishes from those selections. in true Italian family style, we decided to share all of the dishes.

Our order included:

Chicken Parmigiana
Fresh, local chicken breast seasoned with Italian bread crumbs and romano cheese. Topped with basil marinara sauce and Italian cheeses, served with linguini alfredo or bolognese.

Amiche 12 Piece Bruschetta
Mix of assorted bruschetta perfect for sharing. Includes Bruschetta (Roma tomatoes, red onion, fresh basil and garlic on Parisian baguette with goat cheese), Pesto Bruschetta (Basil pesto and sun-dried pesto with Bocconcini cheese), and Amiche Bruschetta (Roasted eggplant, Roma tomatoes, red onion, garlic and basil on Parisian baguette with goat cheese and balsamic reduction).

Coconut Shrimp
Lightly breaded coconut shrimp with a sweet chili sauce.

Seafood Risotto Cakes
Crab, Lobster and Shrimp with Risotto, lightly breaded and fried with a chipotle lime aioli.

Jumbo Onion Rings

One Pound Chicken Wings (mild) with Fries

amiche fried mushrooms

Fried Mushrooms

Cheesecake with Mixed Berries

You know the cheesecake was good when this is all that was left…

amiche finished cheesecake plate

We shared all of the dishes, and everything was fantastic! The portions are very generous… especially the pastas! Eating family style at a restaurant really makes you feel like you are at home.

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Wendy ordered the “Amiche Ambra”, Amiche’s house beer, which is brewed for them by Barrie’s Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery.

She found it quite enjoyable, and laughed when she saw the “re-order” line on the glass!

amiche wine and whiskey room

Wine and Whiskey Room

Ambit Restaurant and Social House is just that… social. They have a small whiskey and wine room in the lower level, with a whiskey barrel for a table, and leather chairs to sit in while enjoying your drinks. It’s cozy and warm, with a big screen TV on the wall to catch the game.

amiche close up of wine and whiskey room

It’s a great place for after dinner drinks, or just to hang out with friends.

amiche location

Location and Hours

Amiche Restaurant and Social House is located at 3239 Penetanguishene Road in Craighurst, just north of Barrie.
Phone: (705) 730-1125

Sunday to Thursday: 11:30am – 9:00pm
Friday and Saturday: 11:30am – 11:00pm
Live Acoustic Music – Saturdays at 8:00pm

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Get Social with Amiche!

Be sure to follow Amiche Restaurant and Social House on Facebook.

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Disclaimer: Our meal at Amiche Restaurant and Social House was covered and organized by Ontario’s Lake Country. All opinions are my own.

If you would like me to review your product, service, restaurant, or travel destination, please send me an email at craig@bigdaddykreativ.ca or tweet me at @BigDaddyKreativ

Craig Silva

Craig is a husband, a father, team leader, travel and food writer, senior youth group coordinator, designer, brander, community builder, volunteer, and social media strategist. Craig likes to travel, go camping, go on road trips, watch movies, build stuff, operate the grill, and sing with his band. Craig is a member of the Travel Media Association of Canada. In June 2017, PR firm Cision identified Craig as one of Canada’s top 10 most popular male bloggers in the parents and family space.

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