Baris to Amici's - Lateral Move at Best
After the transformation of Mama Baris into Amici's we waited about a week for the crowds to subside and the staff to get in the grove. Unfortunately, our party of three was not seriously impressed with the dining experience. The service was OK, and the food was not bad - it just wasn't anything special.
Most of the original Mama Baris menu lives on with the addition of more steak and fish dishes. Prices for the old favorites are basically unchanged. On this visit our table ordered Tortellini, Spagetti, Pizza by-the-slice, and a couple of the salads formerly known as the "Baris Salad." The salads were good - it was the pasta that was lacking - just flat and flavorless.
I will definitely give them another chance, but I don't plan on stepping up to any of the more expensive items on the menu until I see some evidence of improvement.