For Mykey’s birthday I decided to take him out for dinner. His favourite food is Italian so Amico Bio was an obvious choice. The restaurant itself was really easy to find and was very close to Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road. We had a lovely seat near the window and the restaurant itself was very homely and well decorated.
To start with we had some red wine. It was very full bodied and had a slightly sour taste to offset the berries. Unfortunately I can’t remember which one it was on the menu. What I do remember is that Mykey said it was one of the tastiest red wines he has ever had. This makes for a happy Emzy! 🙂
We did not have to wait very long for our starters. I had a tomato and basil soup with crunchy croutons and Mykey had bruschetta al pomodoro i.e tomato bruschetta. Us being us, we tried each others. Mine was incredibly fresh, like they had just blended it right then. You could taste the basil for once, unlike most tomato and basil soups I’ve had. The tomato bruschetta was crunchy, crisp and fresh with a hint of extra virgin olive oil on the bread.
For our main course I ordered risotto integrale del giorno i.e wholemeal risotto of the day which was asparagus. Mykey ordered pizza of the day which was vegan buffalo mozzarella and tomato. Both were freshly made again, but we didn’t have a very long wait between courses. The pizza was authentic Italian: thin, crispy and full of flavour. The risotto needed a little bit of salt and pepper, but other than that it too was delicious and very filling.
We took so long talking about food and having a good time, the clock ticked far faster than we had anticipated and we didn’t have time for dessert due to a certain Killswitch Engage gig, but it would have been a vegan cheese board. Yes you heard that right! We will definitely be going back again and will definitely be having that cheese board.
The whole meal including drinks cost £40 which is very reasonable for a central London location. I’d give this restaurant a 8/10 only because of the need for seasoning on my main and it needed a few more vegan options on it’s 100% vegetarian menu.