Amicí has been part of our lives. Even back when it was still a "carinderia" with an ambience. At the time, I would still order sinigang or dinuguan but invariably take out an order of roast turkey. Yes, turkey! Then finish off with our favorite gelato flavors. At 35 pesos a scoop!
Since Amicí was bought by the former owner of Red Ribbon (which was then sold to the Jollibee Group), there are more cake selections. Love the red velvet cake and mango pie but I'm missing my 50 peso cappuccino!
The pizza, gelato and cakes are priced higher now but for my elves who grew up on these snack foods, it's hard to stay away from Amicí. My only complaint is that my favorite Aglio Olio Pasta and Carbonara are NOT as good as before.
I know my Aglio Olio and my taste buds remember how good it tasted before. A tad dry now, and i think they scrimped on the anchovies. Dear Amicí or Dear Cara Mia, please do bring back my favorite pasta!