Opening of Amici cafe and restaurant in West Stockbridge

WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. – A restaurant called Amici has been open since last week at 5 Albany Road in the village, taking over from the Tap House at Shaker Mill, which appears to have closed in early 2021.

Amici’s owners are Bridget Cappo and Octavio Nallin. They initially teamed up with Luigi Iasilli, a chef who operated the Chatham Nonne Pizza & Cucina restaurant until its abrupt closure earlier this month.

Cappo, Nallin and Iasilli all said on Monday that Iasilli was no longer affiliated with Amici. Contrary to what Iasilli told the Times Union last week and what remains posted on Nun’s website, he did not move Nun from Chatham to the West Stockbridge site.

Amici, which bears the slogan “café, cucina, salon”, will be open from 8 am from Thursday to Monday, closed on Tuesday and Wednesday; closing time is 9:00 p.m. Thursday, Sunday and Monday, 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hours may increase as summer tourist traffic increases, owners said.

Cappo and Nallin described the Amici dinner menu as traditional rustic Italian. The brick pizza oven is imported from Italy.

The Facebook page is here; instagram, here; the website,, is expected to go live later this week, the owners said. The phone number is 413-232-5555.

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