Yesterday (4/21/13) was our 7th wedding anniversary. We didn't really make any plans, just wanted to play it by ear...and play hookey from all of our regular responsibilities and obligations. Late in the morning, we piled into the car and drove over to Salida and did some window shopping. When our appetites got the better of us, we asked around and local word of mouth pointed us to Amicas, Pizza and Microbrewery in Historic Downtown Salida.
I walked in with no expectations; I only knew I was craving a fantastic salad. Not just another iceberg lettuce, dollup of cheese and out of season tomatoes salad. So here's how it went: we walked in to find people waiting in line to order at the register. The menu is on the wall behind the register. So much to choose from. And lots of vegetarian options, for those of you, who like us, are so inclined. I ordered a lunch portion salad and a small Vesuvio pizza, which had artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, mozzarella, basil and marinara sauce. Don ordered vegetarian lasagna and a salad.
The salads arrived and I'm super glad we only ordered lunch-sized portions. They were enormous and colorful and delicious with the restaurant's signature dressing. The main course arrived and it was more than we could eat.
The service was great; the atmosphere casual, relaxed and friendly. The staff was courteous, welcoming and helpful. Check out their website at http://www.amicassalida.com/menu. Take and back, eat in, take out....they have it all. Visit them if you're in the area. You won't be disappointed.