Monday, November 01, 2010 - The croquettes were dull but the Scamorza, an aged Italian smoked cheese, was astounding; it tasted almost like smoked bacon with a saltiness to match. I had Machheroni alla Sicilliana (giant macaroni pasta with a squash, sage and chilli sauce), whilst my guest had Battered Seitan with Cabbage. Again, one dish was divine the other barely recognisable as restaurant food...While some of the dishes were off the mark, the one's that were good were very good. When they got it right the food at Amico Bio was inspiring, unusual and interesting, just steer clear of the seitan. Monday, August 09, 2010 - Amico Bio is a charming idea, in a charming building, in a charming, higgledy-piggledy Smithfield street, and the service is lovely, and the atmosphere is sweet and the food is just awful...My aubergine arrived. It had been scored, roasted with rosemary and garlic, and served with a red-onion and tomato salad. The salad totally obliterated the aubergine; not from any conceivable angle could you call these flavours complementary. You just had to eat them separately. B's pasta was eliche giganti (imagine posh fusilli) with mushroom and beetroot). It was a lively colour all right, but the taste was bland.