Buon Amici

Restaurants in Kalamaki

Lesley S          10/10

fandabidoooooozy, love this restaurant more each time we visit. excellent food, the staff are 2nd to none, and the owners are two of the nicest people you'll ever meet. roll on september, can't wait to see you again nikos and lisa, love yaya and papou lol xx

Chris N          10/10

If you are visiting Zante. This restaurant has got to be on your "to do" list. This is a wicked Italian rstaurant. We went to here on many occasions and each time we were very pleased with our food and the hospitatlity given and will always reccomend this fantastic place.

Keep up the good work guys and I hope to see you again someday.
The Pizza and Pasta rocks!
The Newmans from Wales x

Carol W          10/10

Visited in May and as always had a lovely meal.   I had olive dip and chilli dip for starter.   Husband had pizza and I had a seafood tagliatelle.   A top restaurant and deserves gold star for welcome and good food.  They need no advertising.

Lesley S          10/10

Stayed in Argassi last month, but a trip to Buon Amici was a MUST!! As always the food, atmosphere, and staff were second to none, thanks Nick and Liza, see you later this month, the 15th June to be exact

Billy P          10/10

the best italian i have been two before. the food is of the highest quality and served in such a lovely way.the staff are very very helpful and attentive. the restraunt itself is very nice and clean. would recommend to anybody.

Lesley S          10/10

Lost count of the number of times we ate at Buon Amici during our two weeks in Kalamaki

Absolutely fantastic each and every time!!! The pizzas are the very best EVER, the pasta dishes are wonderful, and I tried veal in Roquefort, fantabulous!!!!! I also had the asparagus starter a couple of times, OMG, soooooooooooo delicious. The staff are always friendly, welcoming and the service is first class. Thank you Nicos, Liza, your gorgeous daughters, and all your great staff, we will see you again next June for more scrummy food

Carol P          10/10

Once again enjoyed many meals here during our stay.  We first visited on opening week, many years ago now, and its a firm favourite with us.  A great menu from pizzas  to pastas to some of the best veal and lamb we have ever tasted.  Great house wine too and staff that are always smiling and welcoming.  Thanks everyone

D B          10/10

Visited Buon Amici twice during our visit (18/9/8 -25/9/8) and was my wife's favourite restaurant in Kalamaki. Ralph the greeter was very informative and helpful and the authentic Italian food was always top notch! Would highly recommend that you visit here during your stay - the menu has something for young & old alike.

Glenys H          8/10

We ate here a few times during our holiday.  The food is always superb and service from Nickos always professional.  

Perhaps a dress code would be appropriate, not sure bare feet and a bikini top is the most suitable attire for dinner at 8pm!!

Christie H          10/10

hey everyone!! ru all missing me and sarah yet?! we just wanted to let everyone know how fabulous buon amici is... it's the best restuarant on the whole isalnd of zante, the food is delicious and the staff are amazing... i definitely recommend the veal mmmmmmm it was perfect.

we hope to come back and see u all next year coz were missing everything about kalamaki since being back in this rainy miserable place! take care and keep up the lush food
lots of love christie and sarah xxxxx

Nunzio D          10/10

I'm sure...Buon Amici is the best restaurant on Zante!

Friendly and gently people manage this beautiful place situated in Kalamaki...always an excellent service and a more excellent food!
Thanks to Nicholas and Liza for their hospitality and their travel tips. Thanks to their staff too...very nice girls...a kiss for Sarah, Christina and Amy... They are all simply fantastic!

We hope see you soon, perhaps as waiter or cooker...
Here the pics of our evenings...marvelous moments...thanks for all. 

Nunzio and the Italian company.

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Well wat can i say apart from fantastic food, if u go make sure u try the lasagne it was fantastic both times!! HI TO JAMES...heres the pic of us  xx

Chris T          10/10

Went to Kalamaki this year for the first time and it won't be the last.   We tried several restaurants but the most outstanding one was Buon Amici.   It was so friendly and the food was delicious.   Try the seafood cartoccio I had it twice and Lisa very kindly e-mailed the recipe to me - haven't actually tried it yet but I will let her know how I get on.  At one of the other restaurants we tried the owner told us that when she has a night off this is where they head for.  Quite an honour.

Chris W          10/10

Went to Kalamaki for 2 weeks. Went here 2 times, and was amazing both times. One of our favourite restaurants on the Island.

Beth A          10/10

 went to kalamaki for 2 weeks and we ate at buon amici 4 times, the food and wine is so nice there we had pollo rosso and the mushrooms with cheese are really nice. staff were really friendly and welcoming, will definately be going back to eat there when we go back to kalamaki!!!

Carol P          10/10

Hi Liza, Nicos, Ladi and your great staff  Can't believe how quickly two weeks go and as usual we enjoyed many a great evening in Buon Amici.  Food as always was brilliant.  See you all in September Missing the grilled veal

Lesley S          10/10

Fab, as usual. The pizzas are gorgeous and the pasta dishes fantastic, again made even better with a nice chilled bottle of Pinot Grigio. Ate here three times this holiday, and every time the quality, service and price was great. We will be back in September for more wonderful food and excellent hospitality

Liza K          10/10

Dear Steve and Julie!

Hi guys, hope you are all well and relaxed.
Thank you very much for your kind words- much appreciated!!
Its great meeting wonderful people like you! Yes, im leaving on saturday- im going to relax and relax and relax! Because then its work in full force for me afterwards!
But anyway thanks again and we hope to see you soon!
lots of love liza and nick

Steve F          10/10

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Thank you Nikos and Lisa for not only providing excellent food but fantastic company as well.  We have again enjoyed dining at Buon Amici on half a dozen occasions this holiday.  We can also not fault the service and please pass on our thanks to the girls.  I have no hesitation recommending your restaurant, however it is very its very difficulty in deciding what would be my favourite dish, although I know Julie would plump for the Pollo Rosso and and hold out for a desert.  Many thanks also for the red wine from your own vineyard.  Will see you all next year.  Enjoy Mykonos Lisa.
Luv Steve & Julie

Mike N          10/10

A superb Italian restaurant, a must for anyone staying in Kalamaki or anywhere on Zante for that matter. I have eaten in many Italian restauranats in quite a few countries over the years and this may well be the best I have had. Keep it up Nikos.

Mark J          10/10

hi all at buon amici ( including the famous ralph at front of house). we have been there 4 times so far on this holiday and everytime the meals have been superb. we will be there again  this saturday for our  last time on this vacation. but we hope to come back to kalamaki again in the near future. keep up the good work and excellent food.

Liza K          10/10

hi carol

glad to hear you are coming out again!
we will see you guys soon!!

Carol P          10/10

We'll be out again in three weeks time, can't wait for some sun and of course your great food.

See you soon.

Marina C          10/10

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Hi Liza & Nico

What a fantastic restaurant, we were there last year in July, had the most awesome
sea food pasta,and a lot of other deliseous food. Once we discovered Buon Amici, nothing could keep us away, thanks again, we will be arriving in June this year, So guess where we will be spending our
dinners - your place. And I must add that we did have tiramisu  and lots of it.
When things run out its because they are fresh and delicious. No wonder we come back for more and
more. We have been eating at your restaurant since 2001. Well done
See you in July,
The Cawood family.

Liza K          10/10

Hi Martin And Janine!

Got your message that you were coming out soon, well your table is reserved!!
Cant wait to see you all.
Regards to the kiddies...
See you soon

Barry M          5/10

Our meal was tasty, but the service was slow considering only three tables were occupied. We ordered Tiramisu for dessert but they had run out. The season had only just started and they cannot supply a traditional Italian dessert. The same thing happened TWICE in September 2006. Has anybody had Tiramisu in this place.

Sue E          10/10

When we arrived for our week in Zante last October, we had intended to try a different restaurant each night.  With so many lovely places to choose from, we were spoilt for choice.  However, once we had visited your restaurant, we ended up returning twice more (including our last night in Zante). 

What a lovely surprise it was to receive a Christmas card from you, we had forgotten about signing your visitors' book.  We hope you had a restful Christmas after all your hard work.

To anyone looking for an excellent restaurant, with delicious meals and a warm welcome, Buon Amici is well worth a visit. 

 Very best wishes for 2008 to all at Buon Amici.
Sue and Gary

Kevin W          10/10

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nicest food you could have in zante ask for soup of the day, its normally mushroom!!!!
see you next season

Martin S          10/10

Hi to everyone at Buon Amici

Thankyou for a wonderful time again this year the food as ever was outstanding the best on the island in our opinion we hope you all have a nice relaxing winter this year for all the hard work you have put in this year.
Hopefully we will be back next year maybe this time in may becouse of other commitments in august and november.
Again thankyou  nic and liza and hope you are as busy next year.
All our love and best wishes
Martin'Janine'George and Lottie

Lesley S          10/10

Another good meal here, with that perfectly chilled Pinot Grigio, wonderful

See you next year

Gayle T          10/10

Had a fabulous meal here - mussels are to die for.  Staff talked us through the specials board and ended up with steak in a balsamic sauce - beautiful.  Those who had pasta & pizza also enjoyed theirs

C S          10/10

What a fantastic restaraunt, please don't be put off by the guy who tries to persuade you to go in (as we nearly were!)

The food was out of this world and by far anf away the best I had during the whole holiday!!
Unlike many of the other restaraunts there are not pages and pages of dishes to select from, which I always find worrying!!
If your having a pasta dish you choose your sauce and the type of pasta you want and it is delivered to your table in a pan and you just help yourself very simple but very effective and absolutley delicious!!!
Staff were superb and very freindly and prices were unbelieveably cheap considering!!!
Would reccomend to anyone who visits Zante  full stop!!!(not just Kalamaki)
Will definatley be going back when we return!!

Nicholas C          10/10

Wow!!! What a great restaurant and what more could you have asked for, other then a beautiful island and delicious food to accompany it! My wife and i ate here basically every night of our holiday and would go back to Zante just for this gem of a restaurant! The pastas are superb, pizzas better then in Italy and the list goes on, the menu has a wide variety which makes it hard to choose which item you want, as everything sounds so mouth-watering! The ambience was also good and the staff are friendly (Natasha you were such a star and added to the experience - thanks a mill!)

To all at Boun Amici - Thanks and will def see you next year!!!!

Luci H          10/10

  A lovely restaurant.  The chap outside was very friendly - we were in kalamaki for 2 weeks, and every night he spoke to us!  Our food was divine - I had pasta with asparagus, bacon and peas in a creamy sauce, my husband had haiwain pizza.  The staff are very friendly, and people were being turned away as it got full.  Go and enjoy it!!!


Jo L          10/10

The guy out the front of this place is fab he works he bum off every night and for the 7 days we were there it was full evey night.
fab food and anyone who visits zante has to eat here we were all incl and still ate here georgeous food and lovely lovely people and as the guy out front say 'hey folkes any time you fancy a nice meal you no where we are!!' 
jo and neil x

Ann M          10/10

This place keeps on getting better and better. 
The guy at the front entrance has been doing a great job as this place is packed every night.
The lasagne is brill!!!
Yum Yum.

Glenys H          10/10

Just returned after a wonderful holiday.  Ate in here several times and the food and service is always superb.  They were full every night and having to turn people away.

The best dish I think is Rissoto Picanti, although our son adored Salcisia Parmagiano.  Try the wonderful Cappacino Coolers they are amazing.
Have a really good rest of the season and hopefully we will see you in the autumn.
Dave, Glenys & Patrick

Victoria W          10/10

We ate here a few times, food was fantastic, especially the pizzas, the best I've tasted!!!

Great atmosphere and friendly staff!!
Worth having someone outside to promote the restaurant as you may miss it, he even helped us upstairs with the buggy!! 
Would definately return here again.

Janine S          10/10

Food and hospitality still as brilliant as ever had some lovely food, especially my favourite Scampi Cozze!!! See you tonight and friday before we catch our plane home.

Lots Love Janine Martin George and Lottie xxxx

Janet B          10/10

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Hi Everyone

Just arrived home from a wonderful holiday celebrating the marriage of Diane and Paul
We were introduced to this restaurant by John who knew the owners and what a fantastic time we had eating there.  Food great, drinks great, service great, staff great, prices great - in other words 100% GREAT!!!!
Can't wait to come back next year.
Janet, Alicia, Amy Brierley x x

Julie M          10/10

Brilliant food.   My husband said his pizza was one of the best he's ever tasted (including those in Italy).

You must try the mussels for starters - absolutely brilliant.

Colette J          10/10

Boun Amici serves the best food my boyfriend and I have ever tasted. Everything was so fresh, we spent most of our holiday dining here & are so glad we did! The staff & service were brilliant I think they should consider opening a restaurant in Glasgow  

Thanks for a great time!
Colette & Chris
p.s I recommend if you go, have the tomato soup, it's out of this world!

Liza K          10/10

hi guys! (janine, martin, george, and lottie)

nice to see you coming back for a holiday!
we will be waiting!

Mandy M          3/10

nice place but didnt enjoy the meal at all

Janine S          10/10

Hi all you lovely people cant wait to see you all soon for your amazing food and fab company. Our 12th or 13th time you gotta try this restaurant its great. See youall as soon as plane lands bout 9.45 on the 3rd August xxx cant wait xxx Janine, martin George and Lottie xxxx

Mel S

Went here a few times on our visit this year to Zante and loved it.  We even had help carrying the pushchair up the stairs.  Gorgeous food, and definitely worth a visit.

Lesley S          10/10

Once again a gorgeous meal. These pizzas really are the best I have eaten for a very long time, perfect with that bottle of chilled Pinot Grigio. See you again in September.

Carol P          10/10

Thanks everyone for all those great meals over the last 2 weeks.    See you next June.

Glenys H          10/10

Looking forward to going here in August, we love this place.

Sue R          10/10

Was the best meal I had in Kalamaki.   Staff are great and the price is reasonable.  Shame I only visited only once.

Would recommend.

Sally M          10/10

Our 7th year here and another fantastic welcome from these great people. The food is out of this world, the service great and the atmosphere just what you need on your holidays. You will be hard stretched to find anywhere on the island where the food is cooked fresh everytime and all the produce is locally grown, you really can taste the difference. Thanks to Ladi, Nicos, Liza, Tasha, Christina and the girls in the kitchen. Counting down the weeks until we return to see you all again.

Lots of love
Sally, Tony, Cameron and Luka

Sasha D          10/10

3rd Year in a row What can I say! Great Food & Great company. Everyone makes you feel very welcome and can not do enough for you. If you have never tried this restaurant it is a must. Hope to see you all again in September Love Sasha & Barry

Julia B          10/10

Hi, We returned from our second trip to Kalamaki, Zante on the 21st May.  This trip we only went for 7 days but we still managed to visit this resturant 2 times and managed 3 trips to this resturant last year.  It's fab.  The food is the best Italian we have ever eaten, anywhere.  We have never had a bad meal here.  The staff are lovely and friendly, the service is quick, the prices fair and the view down onto the main road is great.  We have visted each time with our 3 year old.  The staff were very good with him and helped us both up and down the stairs with his buggy, quite often with him still in it!  They have a great kids menu and each time our son wolfed down the food.  I would advise everyone to eat here at least once.

Janice M          10/10

Just back from Kalamaki on 10th May 2007 and visited Buon Amici twice whilst we were there, lovely sitting up there on the front overlooking Kalamaki. Food absolutely delicious, we had carbonara, spagetti bolognese and garlic bread also tiramasu and wine, all at unbelievbly low prices, the best Italian restuarant I have been to and lovely people who work there, would definetly go again.

Zoe           10/10

Hi guys! hope you all had a relaxing winter! you will be almost ready to start another season..........just wanted to say hope you all have a really good summer at Buon Amici, im sure it will be busy as always!!!  To anyone thinking of visiting here it is an absolute must. It is such an amazing Italian restaurant (on a balcony) the food is the best i've ever tasted (and im not just saying that) even compared to Italian restaurants in England. The owners Nikos and Liza use all their own home grown fresh veg every day and Ladi, the chef, cooks it to perfection. It is a really classy place. missing you all. lots of love Zoe xxx

Nasreen A           

  Was visiting Zante for a week and went to Buon Amici twice. Best italian i've ever had in my life. Pastas were delicious, my kids ordered pizzas and enjoyed every last bite. Anyone visiting Zante must eat at Buon Amici. Staff were very friendly, nice clean restaurant and value for money.

Niki L           


Janine S           

Hi Nick, Lisa and Natasha

Had some great meals with you again,now ypou got my mum and dad their as regulars!!!
have a fantastic Winter relax and enjoy... see you next ear for sure.. Lots love Janine, Martin George and Lottie xxxx

Keith E           

The food was superb. The staff were fantasic. went there twice during a one week stay.
If you like Italian don't miss this restaurant.
Highly recomend the Meat feast Pitza and the Chiken Rissoto

Kaz P           

Cooked chicken toscana last night and those lovely potatoes and it was excellent.  Not as good as Ladi's but near enough   Phil loved the lamb chops but I don't like lamb so he'll have to wait until June for those  Hope the remaining days of the season go well for you all.

Pauline U           

Don't know what went wrong on the previous comment but must add the amendment that everything about Buon Amici  was EXCELLENT not average.

Pauline and the "Naughty Boy"

Pauline U           

 Greetings from Cornwall to Nikos, Lisa, Dennis, Natasha and Ladi.  Enjoyed our return visits to you in September.  As always food was great, surprised no one else mentioned the calamari sicilliana and lamb chops, two of the "naughty boy's" favourites.Sitting here drinking your red wine, thank you very much.  I am attempting Ladi's Risotto Scampi for visitors next wekend.  Hope to be back to see you next year.  Meanwhile our best wishes for the olive harvest and hope you have a good break. 

Pauline and the "Naughty Boy"

Mike F           

We tried this on the last night of our holiday and wished we had done so earlier. It is up a big flight of steps so a bit of a pain with a pushchair, but well worth it for the food and the view. Prices were a little higher than in some places but the quality of the food was well worth the small difference.

Carol P           

Always one of our favourites and again it was excellent on all our visits over the two weeks.  The veal, chicken cacciatore, lasagne, chicken toscana were all huge favourites.  The welcome and hospitality is always great even on a busy night.  Thanks everyone. 

Lesley S           

Visited on recommendation of friends, service was excellent, Pinot Grigio chilled to perfection and the pizzas were to die for, would definitely eat there again

Carol W           

We have visited Kalamaki 3 times now in the last 18 months and each time enjoyed at least 3 meals at Buon Amici. It is by far the best restaurant in the area and can not be faulted. Food , service everything top class. Nicos and the staff make you very welcome and look after you in an efficient and very friendly manner. Hope the wine and olives do well this year for you !!!
Ken and Carol Willans 

Lesley B           

 had salmon with prawn starter, big enough to be a main course, then had con pollo, absolutely brilliant!, they were very busy but didnt have to wait too long, loved it

Janine S           

Missing you guys a;ready!!! or maybe ya food have a great rest of your summer your restaurant fab you must try it her!!! The best by far!!! XXX see you next year janine, Martin George and Lottie..

Janine S           

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we've been coming back to this resturant now year on year and it just gets better the service is second to none and all the food is cooked to the highest quality .

we send our thanks to nick and lisa for all there hard work and effort they put into this resturant and the way the deal with the customers and children.We will be coming back next year to see you in august again and look forward to eating those quality italian dishes.
All the best for the rest of the summer and have a relaxing winter.
Martin janine george and lottie

Ann M           

Been coming to Kalamaki for 6 years now and this is still our favourite restaurant. 
Lasagne is brill....

Christine R           

Unfortunately, I was dissappointed in this restaurant. The reviews had built it up to be something special but the service and the food we received were merely average. I would have expected a little more effort from the staff and the layout of the restaurant was poor. The food was average italian fair and the only really plus point was that it was a nice change from the greek food for a night.

Christine A           

our first time in kalamaki so relied on comments here to pick restaurants, we were a mixed age party of 6 and everyone enjoyed there meals here so much we ate here four times in a fortnight, 3 types of pasta available in almost evey sauce you can think of, i can personally recommend  the penne al tonno, lovely creamy light sauce with tuna, my friends daughter became addicted to the pomodoro pasta, and had it every time followed by banofee pie, her sister said the lasagne was the best anywhere, and her boyfriend said the same about his pizza, lovely wafer thin crust, topped just right.  the service was good each time even  on one evening when they had a party of 25 in and they were run off their feet, how the chef managed i don't know, yes we had to wait a while longer but they did apologise and we weren't bothered anyway!  Top marks buon amici, if you like italian food don't miss this.

Jackie K           

  We discovered Buon amici on the second week of our holiday and wished we had discovered it earlier. The food is great and the staff are lovely. It is situated past the Mermaid restaurant and is located on the second floor above a car hire firm. We visited every night and were never disappointed. It is by far the best restaurant in Kalamaki. The pasta was to die for and the meat dishes especially the veal lemone were delicious too. We drank their stock of Merlot and they stocked up the next day for us. thanks to nocos and all the crew especially the chef!!ClapClapClap

Jackie and Andy



Janine S           

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Hi Guys hope you are all well, not long until we coming back... this Friday see you soon Janine martin George and Lottie xxx Ps cant wait for your gorgeous food!!!

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