Amalfi Ristorante Italiano

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$30 and under
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Italian
"Italy, it's closer than you think." Founded by Moe Sr. in 1977 Amalfi is a True Family Owned & Operated Restaurant. We are a very hands on family that take pride in doing all the work ourselves and strive to have the very best restaurant in town. Moe Jr. is the head chef, Johnny is the General Manager, Teresa hosts and overlooks the operation. Moe Sr. and Teresa started Amalfi in February 1977 when Moe Jr. was only two years old and Johnny hadn't even been born yet. Now over 40 years later the two sons are in control and have taken Amalfi to the next level. We have now upgraded all of our meats to all natural products from local farms. From free range chicken to milk fed veal, even our sausage is all natural. Almost all of our pasta is handmade on premises and we've gotten rid of practically all dishes made in batches so now our meals are made to order to ensure optimal freshness and quality. Come in and see why they say, "Once you visit Amalfi, you may never leave!"
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TeriB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food. A real gem tucked away in a warehouse district. They’re closed right now due to COVID-19 but I hope they will be able to reopen after the crisis is over.

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vipirnie
Washington DC
147 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our visit was during the CoronaVirus crisis. Amalfi had prepared well to compensate for the situation. Tables were set further apart than normal. Menu's were printed for each patron. Waitstaff was clearly careful with the possibility of contagion and very careful to make sure all items were handled properly.
The meals we had were prepared as well as always and delicious. We will be certain to return to Amalfi, one of our favorite restaurants for decades.

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Steve
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my wife's birthday at Amalfi's Saturday just prior to the governor ordering all restaurants move to take-out only as a COVID-19 precaution. We are regulars there and were happy to see that the restaurant had taken pro-active voluntary measures such as replacing the regular plastic covered menus with disposal paper ones, removed all items (such as salt and pepper shakers, parmasean cheese, etc) bringing them as they asked for, and spreading any customers as far apart as possible. I was sad to see that, for the most part, we were the only customers in the place. A few did join us just as we were leaving but it's usually impossible to get in on a Saturday evening without a reservation made several days in advance. The food was excellent as always and given the lack of patrons the service was over the top! They are now serving take-out only so give them a call and enjoy their awesome food in the safety of your home for the next few weeks.

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vipcandi
Washington DC
53 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amalfi is a locally owned and operated good family Italian restaurant. Our family has been eating here over 40 years. There food is always good and Jeremy, our waiter is always anticipating what we will order .
It is truly a hidden gem.

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vipMark
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While there is nothing wrong with all of the large chain restaurants, it is nothing like going to Amalfi's. At Amalfi's, it is like being welcomed into someone's home and you're their guest. The delicious food is home-made daily. It's comfort food. Everything about the experience is superior.

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vipScooter
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always fresh, tasty and piping hot. I would highly recommend this restaurant

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dllonjbep
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal‼️ Come out and support your favorite restaurant during these times everyone seems to be staying home. At the least, call up for takeout💥 They can meet you at the curb if you’re skittish.

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PatrickI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed this white-table-cloth restaurant greatly.
Flawless service, nice selection of entrees and wine.

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vipmaven
Washington DC
78 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

the staff is very friendly and attentive. the food is solid. they have not redecorated in quite a few years but that is part of the comfortable atmosphere when there. it is an easy neighborhood choice and they purchase and serve quality food. well priced. a good value.

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EleanorM
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The location and tired building could throw you off, but the food, service and value are wonderful. Little hole in the wall type place. Owned by the same family for 44 years. 6 of us went for a business dinner and everyone was happy. The rest rooms could use a good perking up.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience! Great food and service! A true gem!

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vipYummyumm
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amalfi is always wonderful! They have great service, friendly faces, and their food is just the best. Thanks for the consistency of greatness!

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vipcandi
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amalfi has been a favorite of my family's since we moved to Montgomery County, family run and owned for over thirty years!!

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Racquetballer1
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff and great food. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure you are happy. The food is fantastic

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vipDavidS
Washington DC
41 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. We are repeat customers and enjoy dining at Amalfi.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out of town friends with a mix of locals, Had a fantastic meal. They had the Lasagna as the special, and it was better than i had remembered it! And as a bonus on the menu was the TORTONI , that homemade desert is definitely my / our favorite. Can’t wait for my next visit!!

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SusanC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for our second visit and found it to be just as perfect as the first! We love your place!

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Claudia
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was my daughter’s birthday

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vipStaceyM
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best lasagne ever! Great service. My husband wanted to go back the next day fo lunch it was so good. Shout out to our server, Tay, who was so sweet and helpful. Loved the eggplant parm... and the Tiramisu was the bomb!

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vipcandi
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amalfi's has been a family favorite restaurant since 1979, they are family owned and operated. The food is always good and the service is top notch. We especially love there white pizza, it's the best anywhere!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Too much breading and not enough meat

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CarolJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a late Valentines Day dinner - it was perfect (they even still had the Valentines Day decorations in place!). The food was delicious and the service could not have been better.

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Eduardo
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Valentines Day

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Keith
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Definitely a hidden jewel! Took my wife for Valentine's Day dinner and we were pleasantly surprised how delicious the food was. The host and waitress were very friendly and courteous. We love the simple decoration that make you feel like you're a guest in a Italian home. We look forward to coming back to enjoy the other dishes. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience!

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JasonW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Exceptionally phenomenal place with amazing food and service.

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candeef
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is very well prepared and you can't go wrong with any of their fish dishes. I had barramundi with lemon caper sauce and it was perfect- moist and flavorful. The service is always attentive and they never rush you. I always look forward to my meal at Amalfi's

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Steve
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazingly wonderful food. Chicken breasts are cooked with wing attached for flavor. Superb results! Impeccable service. Reminiscent of cafes in Italy.

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vipCoach
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Always good. Eggplant was great. Old school MoCo.

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Nostromo
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Had to ask for olive oil. At an Italian restaurant!!! Calimari with garlic sauce and spaghetti was outstanding, except it was supposed to be linguine. After one bite when I realized the error, it was so good that I decided not to complain. Note the restaurant does not have a handicapped entrance. There are two steps to get in the door.

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vipouttakitchen
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another lovely evening at Amalfi. The food is fresh and tasty - eggplant parmesan had just the right amount of sauce and cheese - did not overwhelm the eggplant. Service was excellent. The carbonara was delightful and filing - enough leftover for a second meal at home. This is a neighborhood gem.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Been going for 35 years. Food wonderful then. It is different now, but, still wonderful.

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vipNINABEANIE
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very good food as usual, service as well. Do wish bread were warm.

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vipbdbroonzy
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a find! Excellent salad and bread to start. My husband had clams in garlic sauce and I had the Chicken Saltimbocca. Both were outstanding. The dining room was a bit brighter than typical for dinner but the service was excellent. Just a nice family-run, neighborhood spot. We will be back.

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KalyK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Amalfi many times in the past 15 years, with my work colleagues when I was working and with my family. It has never disappointed us.

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vipcandi
Washington DC
54 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amalfi is one of my favorite places to eat, the food is always good and the service is good as well. Family owned and operated, so you know the food is always made to order.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent

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ShawnS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amalfi's is the best. When we decide to go out for dinner we never discuss where.
It's always Amalfi. The owners and staff are great and we love Italian food.

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joannaS
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Classic, consistent, always very tasty! I love the enthusiasm of the staff, and its great to see familiar faces each time we go. The eggplant parm is exactly like my grandfather made it.

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vipMPeeps
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my son's 10th birthday since he loves Italian food. The server's suggestions were right on and the food was delicious, especially the handmade pastas. We live 45 mins away and are trying to figure out when we can get back for a delicious meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful birthday dinner with the family. We received a hearty welcome when we entered the restaurant and the service was great. The food is excellent as always. Cannot wait to go back.

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