Amalfi Ristorante Italiano

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"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!"

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

No overpriced Christmas Eve Menus at Amalfi. Only our great regular menu with plenty of Chef Specials. Treat your family to one of the top ranked family owned & operated restaurants that feels more like someone's home than a chain restaurant ever could. We fill up fast so don't wait, book now.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

No overpriced New Year's Eve Menu at Amalfi. Just our great regular menu with plenty of Chef Specials. Don't deal with all the hassle of going downtown. Keep it local and safe by joining us at one of the top ranked family owned & operated restaurants. We fill up fast so don't wait, book now.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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TD
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal at Amalfi’s !!!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating both a Birthday and Retirement. Excellent Food! No, above excellent there was sooo much flavor , we all couldn’t stop talking about all the great choices we made. The white Pizza is to die for !!

BH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

my company hosts a dinner every year during a high-end consumer audio industry convention.
we could take our guests anywhere in the northern DC area.
we chose Almalfi every year, and every year they outdo themselves.

family run, they make us part of the family every time we share dinner with them.
very special people, exquisite food, warm personal atmosphere.
a total dining experiance that you will only find in a handful of restaurants in the USA.

eat here

full disclosure: i spent time in the food industry years ago & very few restaurants at any price ever impress me. let alone compel me to take time to write a review.

Billy Hanna
President, Finley Audio

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious family owned Italian eatery in Rockville.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

I genuinely was misguided by the other reviews. The food was plainly poor. The customer base that night was majority elderly so my guest assessed that they must be the misleading reviewers. I had lasagna and they had chicken parm. My lasagna was in a deep dish of plain red sauce, and unbelievably unflavorful. As a lover of pasta, cheese, and meat, it was the blandest meal I’ve had. My guest had chicken parm which was pasta with red sauce on the right of their plate and to the left a baked chicken leg with melted cheese on top. They did acknowledge that their chicken was juicy but that’s the only high note of either of our meals. I finished half of my meal before giving up and filled up on bread and butter prior to leaving. I wouldn’t recommend or return.

MR
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is an absolute gem. Only just recently found this place for an impromptu dinner date, and I've lived in the neighborhood for years. Attentive service, amazing food, and all reasonably priced. Have I mentioned the amazing food?

Absolutely worth your time to swing by.

TR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were very pleased with the food, service, and friendliness of the staff. The meal was exceptional - run and get the Bronzino, it's amazing!

SS
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been eating at Amalfi's off and on for 18 years. Short of going back to Italy, it is the best Italian restaurant I've found.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Although white pizza tasty, very disappointed with general menu items including that chicken is not deboned.

LT
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the warm greeting at the door to the fabulous food, dinner at Amalfi is a wonderful experience! You feel like family there. Eggplant Parmigiana and Veal Parmigiana were delicious, and the service was attentive and fast. We'll go back very soon!

MM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious. Our family favorite for many years.

JM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Initially, the hostess was seating my wife and me at an inside corner table around a wall with no visibility to the main dining area where there were plenty of available seats for our 6:00pm reservation. Once I requested seating in the main dining room, she had to "check" first (which was a little odd since we had reservations). It was my wife's birthday and I didn't want to be in a hidden corner when the main dining area was more than half empty. I was offered the sole table in the center of the dining room (in the middle of traffic) which I declined to request one of the windowed tables that was available, instead, where we eventually were seated.

After that initial uncomfortable introduction, the rest of the evening and meal were absolutely outstanding! Every item we ordered (chicken fettuncine alfredo, white bean soup, white pizza, sautéed kale, eggplant parmmasean, terrimisu, expresso, ….) was prepared, plated, and seasoned to perfection -- every single item, without exception. Admittedly, we were hungry, but not so starved that we would have eaten anything regardless of how it tasted. Quite the contrary, the food made us slow down to relish the flavors and textures.

This was our first visit, but it definitely will not be our last. My biggest fear is that our experience might not be as extraordinary on our next visit. What if we come on a weekend night instead of a mid-week early evening? What if we come for lunch instead of dinner? What if …….?

Imagine that -- a dining experience so uniformly outstanding that we now are stressing about going back? Now, that is most telling!

Nonetheless, we will take the chance. You should too!

JL
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Felt it was overpriced and just ok food. Was not memorable nor good value.

MB
Richmond
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Wonderful dinner in a nice restaurant hidden in an industrial park. The food and service were excellent. The Italian entrees were superb, as well as the desserts. Our family had a very enjoyable and comfortable night.

BS
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We've been going to Amalfi Ristorante for years. Always good, always friendly staff. We love the white pizza, but can't say I've ever had a bad dish.

AD
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoy dining here. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. The food never disappoints and the way they prepare their chicken dishes is very unique as well as delicious. You can be comfortable either dressed up or casual. This is our go to restaurant for a nice Italian meal.

H
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We waited too long for our food while others around us were being served. The food was on a par with diner food, fine but nothing special.

e
Baltimore
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

It depends. As a local restaurant near hotels and office buildings the food was good but not great.
I had a lamb bolognese dish and it was almost too salty to eat... The fried zuchini was flat tasting, more floury than anything else.
The service, however, on a weekday night was great Their wine list is respectable.

M
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad experience at Amalfi. Will definitely keep coming back

NP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service, excellent food. A "winner" for so many years!

MW
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband found this restaurant some years back for Valentine's Day. He found this on the internet and it was one of the best choices he has made. We love this restaurant and the coziness and the friendly people! The food is incredible; home made pasta, great drinks and the Limoncello cake is to die for! We recommend Amalfi's to all our friends.

TR
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the best meal at Amalfi that I've had in years. It was truly a wonderful dining experience. The service was great, and the food was beyond exceptional. Their bronzino rivaled 5-star Michelin restaurants. I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting fine authentic Italian dining.

s
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good. Friendly family owned restaurant. We were using a gift certificate. Waiter for other tables was quite jovial, but too loud in my opinion. We heard every word he said.

g
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An impressive update on the classic Italian family restaurant. The menu is wonderfully varied but draws its strength from its roots in classic Italian cuisine. Service is friendly and attentive as well as highly professional. We tried this on a Sunday afternoon, and the place filled up quite quickly. Make sure to reserve.

s
Charleston
63 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I had softshells which were great! Everyone enjoyed their choices but we all felt the menu was limited as far as veal dishes. Veal piccata is a popular dish but they only had veal parmesan. We also like spinach but they didn't have it and we weren't told that they did have sauteed kale. Appetizer was great as was dessert!

C
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delight to eat here and Jeremy is the best waiter ever.

Y
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an updated but still old fashioned Italian restaurant. Family owned for two generations. Recommended highly.

r
Washington DC
52 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

c
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Amalfi's is one of my favorite places to eat in the area. They are a family owned and ruined business and they make you feel special every time you go into dine.

m
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We recommend that to everybody, We drive all the way from Tysons Corner Virginia to Rockville to eat their. The best white pizza in the world fettuccine Alfredo is mouth watering, A great mom and pop operation in Rockville for many years

RM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly staff and management. Truly a family feel to the restaurant and not just another depersonalized corporate style dining experience!

BA
Washington DC
70 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fine food and excellent service. On street parking available during the weekends

OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed dinner at this restaurant!

DE
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been eating at Amalfi's for years and it is one of my all time favorite Italian restaurants. I brought a large group from out of town for a business dinner and they were a little unsure when we pulled up to the location (back in some warehouses) but they were all amazed at the food and service. Another win for Amalfi's!!

G
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Let’s just say I will not be back. The place is old and tired. The food tastes institutional and some had to be returned. The service was not up to today’s standards. I’m surprised they are still in business.

PT
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good old school Italian food done right. We plan on returning soon.

BR
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food. Very attentive service. Easy parking. Would definitely plan to return in the future.

s
Charleston
64 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always enjoy the softshells . I like the specials as well. The food is consistently good.

A
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We loved everything about the place other than the food. We thought the food was average to good. Loved the environment and wait staff. Very helpful and attentive. $100+ is a fair amount to spend and not to find the food at least good. Not sure we will return.

a
Washington DC
101 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have been here a few times with either grandchildren or elderly in laws. A good fit for those types. Wine list is dull. Lacked an alternative salad dressing. Otherwise an adequate meal, not for special ocasions.

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