Best Italian restaurant in Maryland
Whenever you can go to a restaurant for over 30 years and the food quality is always and consistently excellent, you know its a great restaurant. You can expect home-made bread, fresh salads, and fantastic white pizza with Fontana Cheese. The Seafood Platter with white sauce and Shrimp Parmigiana have always been my favorites.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
You will love this place!
This is a fantastic small place that treats you like family. The food is the best and the service is second to none. I have never seen a staff so attentive. My waiter tonight, Oscar, made me feel like I was the only customer in the place,. If you have not been to Amalfi I would highly recommend you try this restaurant.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amalfi's is the best!
If you have never been to Amalfi's you must go, you will love it. This is my favorite restaurant because the food is always excellent and the staff are so friendly. I have tried many items on the menu and I have not found anything that was not superb. My waiter, Mark, was excellent as always. He was so helpful, attentive, and I may add quite funny and made my dining experience very nice.
I highly recomend you try Amalfi!!!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have been coming to this restuarant for years. I always enjoy the experience, the food, the service and of course the company I am with. Italian food is my favoriate and the food here is always delicious. I NEVER take home leftovers.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliving the experience
My husband had often been in this restaurant about 30 years ago when he lived in Bethesda. He had talked about it so much (specially the white pizza and the veal) that being in Washington visiting we made the 30 min drive for dinner. The restaurant was everything we expected. The food was great and the service was excellent.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of Rockville's Hidden Gems
Excellent food and outstanding service. We were treated like important guests at someone's homes. One if our favorite spots. Don't the location discourage you!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unbelievable food and servie!
This restaurant is a must if fabulous food and extroidinary service is what you want and expect from a restaurant. I have been a frequent diner at this family owned restaurant for some time and I am always very pleased by the service and food. I have been to some of the top restaurants in DC area and none compare to this place in terms of service and food for the price. Once again I had Oscar for my waiter and as in the past he was superb! This place is the best....
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Amalfi's food was very tasty and well prepared from an extensive menu. The service was very friendly and excellent. Very much worth a regular visit.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chicken Parm for the Soul
Amalfi was recommended to me by a friend. My husband and I went for lunch and started with the White Cheese Pizza, which was perfectly made. I ordered the Chicken Parmesan, which was delicious (exactly the right amount of breading and sauce) and came in a hearty portion size. My husband ordered the Sausage and Peppers and ate every last morsel. We didn't have room for dessert but we'll definitely be trying out the desserts when we return!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our old stand-by
I've been going to Amalfi's for years. The hospitality, good food and reasonable prices make this a wonderful family restaurant. This is not on the cutting-edge, but that's OK. We need these good, old-fashioned, reliable restaurants. And the white pizza is the best I've had anywhere.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
You must try
If you have never been to Amalfi's you must try this fantastic restaurant. You will love it and keep coming back for more. I have. I have been to this fabulous place many times and I was hooked the very first visit. The food is out of this world and the staff go above and beyond which my waiter, Oscar did this past Saturday. He was very attentive and helped make my dining experience a real pleasure.
I will say it again, if you have not eaten at Amalfi's go and try it, you will love it.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Serice weas exceptional and
Serice weas exceptional and and there are a large number of choices for peopke who do not eat meat. Everthing we had was delicious.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good Italian
There's a reason Amalfi has been around for over 30 years. Several actually. The food is basic Italian but very well done. No black truffle oil or squid ink pasta here, but the sauces, the pasta and the seafood are all fresh and fantastic. Service is very friendly and attentive. The location can seem a little off-putting but don't let it deter you; once inside you will be very glad you came. The trout special I had was one of the best pieces of fish I've enjoyed in quite a while.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rate this place 6 stars
If I could I would give this restaurant 6 stars because the food and service is that good! I have tried many items on their menu and have loved everything. The chef is absolutely amazing and offer dishes that are fabulous. As always, the service was amazing. My waiter George is new but you would never know it by the way he handled himself. He was very attentive and knowledgeable. Bravo Amalfi!!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Reliable old fashioned Italian Food
We have always gotten good food and good service at Amalfi's. The servers try hard to please. The bread including onion rolls were exceptional. This is one of the few restaurants where you can get veal dishes at an affordable price.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is the best
This place is the best Italian restaurant in the DC area, and I've been to many Italian restaurants. As always the service was superb. John, my waiter always gives 150 percent to all his customers and makes you feel like you are the only customer in the place. I tried their white pizza and it was incredible and a must for an appetizer.
If you haven't been to Amalfi restaurant you are missing so much.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just right Italian
We found Amalfi on OpenTable and had pretty low expectations, wanting only to avoid another convention hotel room service meal.
Wow! The best, completely authentic Caesar salad I've had in decades, started us off with a smile. Yummy onion foccacia in the bread basket.
Veal saltimbocca, perfectly sauced. Very nice Carbonara that my teenage dining companion called "truly delectable."
Our server was attentive and made solid recommendation
Cannoli and mud pie were delicious.
100% favorable recommendation and I'm not an easy road warrior to please. Try Amalfi. Your only challenge will be finding it -- GPS required of non-locals. But plenty of parking and a meal you'll remember. Bravo.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been going to Amalfi's since 1981 enjoying our usual favorites, veal and eggplant Parmesan as well as many others over the years. Friendly service every time; wish we could take them with us when we move. A special find in Rockville.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fabulous food and service
Once again the food and servie was fantastic. I have been to this restaurant many times and I can never get enough of the food. Each dish is excellent and the servie is the best I have ever seen. George, my waiter, was very attentive and helped make my dining experience superb.
If you have not been to Amalfi's you must go.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the place
Amalfi's should be listed in the National Register of Historic Places, except then they probably wouldn't be able to serve food, which would be a national tragedy. You'll forget all about the sketchy neighborhood after a limoncello martini and their house salad, which is a meal in itself.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great, friendly service and excellent food, esp. gnocchi and homemade lemonade.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food preparation
Excellent food preparation and service!! Will go back.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Top Notch Italian
Amalfi is a family owned and operated gem of a restaurant. All food is cooked fresh to order, substitutions are never a problem. My family and I have been eating delicious food here since they opened in the 1970's. The menu is varied, there are specials every night and each and every dish that comes out of the kitchen is always perfect. There is nothing on the menu that I wouldn't recommend! Do yourself a favor and seek out this hidden gem, you won't be disappointed!
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
A wonderful return to excellence,
A wonderful return to excellence, good food, great new decor, and attention to the patrons.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
A hidden gem
This has been my "go to" place since moving here from NY. The food is very good and consistently prepared. The service couldn't be more accommodating. Parmigiana dishes the way I remember them from the neighborhood restaurants I ate at in Brooklyn, and soft shell crabs that are better than I've had anywhere else.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was very good. Definitely
The food was very good. Definitely a family owned business and the family takes pride in their food and service. Great menu with specials every night. The lighting is a little bright, however the food makes it worthwhile.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been coming here for years and are never disappointed. Very authentic and unpretentious. Just delicious food and friendly service.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
our dining experience was,
our dining experience was, as usual, enjoyable-- pleasant staff and good food. Waiter was attentive and overall all was good.
We can usually count on Amalfi to have a varied menu and excellent service.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
very good, but some small portions
we had dinner there with a group of 8. The food was very good, but several of us had the daily special - goat cheese ravioli. The portion size was much too small - it was about 6 medium sized ravioli. All of us that had that dish agreed that we were still very hungry after eating our entree. The people that ordered the other meals had good sized plates, and plenty of food, so maybe it was just an issue with that particular entree. The service was very good, and the prices are very good, and again - the food itself was very good. I would definitely go back and try other things to see how the portion sizes are overall.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my first visit and my immediate impression.....this is now my go-to for excellent food and excellent service. I will recommend Amalfi's to everyone. Can't wait to have out of town guests to show off my new find.
Another thing.....we were treated like royalty......very rare these days.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's "Cheers" with marinara sauce
Every town should have an Amalfi's, but not this one. You can't have this one. :-) Amalfi's is a Montgomery County icon and deservedly so. The service is a textbook example of how to operate a restaurant and the food is reliably excellent and a cut above the typical neighborhood joint. We spend our anniversaries and birthdays here because we're with our friends who make great Italian food the way we like it. It's that simple.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another GREAT meal!!
Dined at Amalfi's again and was treated to another great meal. I have tried many items on their menu and have always walked away completely satisfied. Kudos to the chef. In addition to the food being second to none the service at this restaurant is the best I have ever seen. Even though the place was packed my waiter Jeremy treated me like I was the only patron in the place. Great job Jeremy. I will say this again, if you have never been to Amalfi's you are missing so much. Excellent job guys!!!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A local gem
Simply great food and great service at its best. A local italian restaurant gem.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best meal yet
I have been dining at Amalfi 's for years and always have a great meal there. The food is consistently good. My wife had eggplant parmasean and she said it was the best she had ever had! I had a veal dish that was also wonderful. Great local place to dine!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food good service. My
Great food good service. My family seems to like their cheese ravioli.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Secret Treat in Rockville
Amalfi Ristorante Italiano is hidden away in a little known somewhat industrial area in Rockville that serves excellent Italian food. One family that has lived in Maryland more than thirty years considers the Amalfi its favorite restaurant. One young person only recently introduced to the Amalfi found it to be a great restaurant. Skip the glitzier places on The Pike, and go to the Amalfi. You will be glad you did.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a group in from out-of-town
Had a group in from out-of-town and immediately thought of Amalfi as the place to go. They did not disappoint!
10/31/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best restaurant in DC area
Amalfi's is by far the best restaurant in the DC area. I have been to many other restaurants and none come close to the quality of food and service That you get at Amalfi. The waiters are incredibly attentive and my waiter on Friday, Jeremy, made me feel that I was his only customer in the place even though the place was packed. Great job once again Jeremy.
If you have not been to AmalfiI you are missing so much.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite in the Rockville area
We come here regularly and introduce others for their first time.
Nicest people in the restaurant business.
Food keeps getting better, if that is possible! Thanks to all the staff there.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Best Italian
OMG, hold on to your taste buds! This restaurant makes the best pasta, egg plant Parmesan, and veal. The sauces explode with flavor! The entire meal was amazing ...
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent neighborhood Italian
We enjoyed a delicious dinner, beautifully served by our waiter, the son of the owner. We have been coming here for years, but it has vastly improved since the new owners took over several years ago.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great family Italian Restaurant.
We enjoy the friendly atmosphere as well as the good food. We have been coming to Amali's for years and are never disappointed.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
a nice well-hidden restaurant
You would never expect to have a decent restaurant in this location - surrounded by warehouses, garages, and small shops. However, both food and ambiance are above average. The service is equally good as well. I had a very nice lamb shank - which was mistakenly called Osso buco, But regardless of what they called it - it was a delicious meal. Will definitely come back.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this place!
I especially love all the appetizers, and their white pizza with fontina is the best!! Their fried zucchini is also exceptional! One of my favorite dinners is the shrimp fra diavolo. We travel from VA to eat here!!
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amalfi's is my top pick for an Italian restaurant. The fresh breads they put on the table are delicious, but my meal also has to start with their white pizza with cheese. All of the entrees I've had are wonderful, but my first choice is the mushroom tortellini. At this most recent visit I discovered a new favorite: butternut squash soup with lump crabmeat and asparagus. The soup broth by itself was very good, but with the addition of large lumps of sweet crabmeat, it was absolutely awesome!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been visiting Amalfi's for more than 30 years. Last year they re-did the appearance and now they have upgraded their menu. The old standards are there, but now they have gone somewhat organic. Our last visit this weekend was one of the best ever. The white pizza with a side of marinara still remains a favorite.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous veal marsala
We have been coming to the restaurant for years but Friday night's veal marsala was extraordinarily good. I wanted to lick the plate clean. It's also nice to have a "fresh" salad rather than one out of the bag.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
My co-workers and I go here every year for our Christmas lunch (and in between of course). The service is always outstanding and the food is always perfect! Authentic Italian and worth every penny! I recommend Amalfi's very frequently to friends and out of towners.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Outstanding food which is
Outstanding food which is probably the reason for the slow delivery of our food. Good food takes time to prepare.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great 1st time experience
Went on a Saturday nite for my mother's birthday (87 years old). Had a group of 8 including a 4 year old. They could not have been more accommodating for all of us. Very good food, all the chicken dishes were very good. Prices are quite reasonable, even a bargain for what you get. Service was very friendly and quick but sort of unfocused. We are definitely going back, I want to try some of the pasta dishes. Can be a little hard to find, but well worth the effort.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM