The D'Amicos bring alta cucina down to earth in affordable salads, sandwiches, pizzas and pastas.. In Short Brothers Richard and Larry D'Amico won raves from food critics around the country with their namesake D'Amico Cucina. But it wasn't until they opened informal deli-cafes that most Twin Citians learned what the fuss was about. Everything is fresh, colorful and generously seasoned with herbs and garlic. Smoky hints hide in the roasted turkey sandwich and the grilled vegetables with couscous. The restaurant bakes its own focaccia and crusty breads and pastries.
This has to be the best fast food I have ever had. Of course, this is not your typical fast food. One orders at the counter and the food is brought to you when prepared. The set-up is unusual but works, and I found it rather charming. The food is tasty and carefully cooked. I am not sure that is the most wonderful Italian food I have ever had, but it was very good and the whole experience left me very happy to be in the Twin Cities.