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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Too much breading and not enough meat

CJ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

E
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Valentines Day

K
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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!

JW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Exceptionally phenomenal place with amazing food and service.

c
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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

S
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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

Always good. Eggplant was great. Old school MoCo.

N
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.

o
Washington DC
41 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.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

NI
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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

b
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.

KK
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.

c
Washington DC
47 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.

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent

SS
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.

S
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.

MP
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!

OT
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.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Food was incredible, we can’t wait to go back and try more of the menu.

CB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was just ok.

TP
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our favorite family restaurant. Ten of us have eaten there for the past several Christmas Eve dinners. The staff is very accommodating and we always feel welcome. There is something on the menu for everyone in the family. One dish everyone from young to old loves is the white pizza!

ES
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food,outstanding service and wonderful and caring ownership. One of the best restaurants anywhere. Never a bad meal and great wine selection..

F
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food and service are good but the prices seemed high for the quality. The absence of Lasagna and Tiramisu on the menu when we were there was a miss as well.

VC
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

You can't go wrong with the eggplant parm! It is always consistently delicious. The wait staff are friendly but not in your face trying to hurry you along. Nice place for a relaxing dinner catching up with friends.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a hidden gem that I highly recommend. The food and inviting atmosphere reminded me of Italy and the amazing Italian cuisine.

LP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful! the food was perfectly prepared & served very quickly. we would recommend & will go back soon!

RK
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. My favorite restaurant. Best Eggplant Parmesan on the planet.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Best white pizza in town!

C
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been coming to Amalfi's for a number of years. They make one of the best white, cheese pizza's. My wife had the eggplant parmigiana which was excellent and crispy. I had the frutta-di-mare over linguine. Only mussels and clams were great but the calamari was slightly over cooked. I had the white garlic sauce with was too watery but the flavor was still good. Differently we will come back.

n
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to eat here -- with a group or just with a couple of friends.
It's local, it's been here for over 40 years, and it keeps improving.

S
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the pleasure of taking 3 of our Italian cousins visiting the US for the first time here to celebrate my brother's birthday and their visit. The food was mouth watering and any special requests were honored as we had 3 vegetarians in our group of 9. Our Italian cousins had never eaten white pizza and they were intrigued by it and enjoyed every morsel. John is always attentive and the bus person was also stellar in his customer service. Although a few specials were sold out there was plenty of delicious choices on the menu. The speed and accuracy of our orders was remarkable and we always tussle over the foccacia bread and homemade whipped butter. We also recommended everyone to share a dessert as they are also exquisite. It doesn't have to be a special occasion to dine at Amalfi's however the staff always makes you feel special whenever you dine there.

AS
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I’ve never been to an Italian Rest that serves chicken parm with the bones. Usually a nice thin cutlet is served. Food was not good. Ladies bathroom was filthy.

RW
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amalfi's is our "go to" restaurant. We've been eating here for years more than three times a month. Everything is great! And not noisy!

AS
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent vintage atmosphere, you completely forget you’re more or less in an industrial park. The staff nails the tricky balance between attentive and overbearing. The food - gnocchi for me and a sausage/mushroom pasta special for him - was incredible! And the cannoli?? YUM. Wine list by the glass or half carafe was not extensive but the Chianti we ordered was just right. Multiple dining rooms so we didn’t feel crowded even though we saw several people making their way out, so there must have been quite a few tables when we arrived for our 8 pm reservation. We intend to come here again with the in laws.

NI
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. From soup, appetizers, main courses, beverages and amazing white pizza.

c
Washington DC
47 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amalfi is tried and true Italian home cooked food. My family has been going there since 1979, and we have never had abad meal.

OT
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife knows my favorite restaurant is Amalfi’s and she took me there for my birthday. I had the seafood platter in white sauce and it was absolutely delicious as I’ve come to expect over the many years I’ve eaten there. So was the Cannoli.

SG
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent family-run restaurant, a bit of a hidden gem. The service is very personable, and the food is quite good. They also are very accommodating for people who need (or just want) gluten-free options. They even have gluten-free calamari!

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