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About Amalfi Ristorante Italiano

"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!"

12307 Wilkins Ave.
Rockville, MD 20852
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Vegetarian / Vegan, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Dinner
Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:30 pm
Fri 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm
Sun 4:30 pm–8:30 pm

Cross Street:
Parklawn Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(301) 770-7888

Website:
http://www.amalfirockville.com/

Executive Chef:
Moe Jr.

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Amalfi Ristorante Italiano Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.4

Noise

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99% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (25)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
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Neighborhood Gem (20)
Authentic (20)
Casual (18)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Good for Groups (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Cozy (15)
Worth the Drive (12)
Romantic (10)
Business Meals (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Local Ingredients (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Fun (2)
Organic (2)
People Watching (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Everyone enjoyed their meals and the service was just right. We'll definitely go back for group lunches.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2017

John is outstanding with a flair for describing every dish, wine or whatever your desire explicitly. The welcoming atmosphere feeling of being in Nonna's house is enjoyable. Food is created the way you wish to have it, making adjustments based on dietary needs or personal preferences.

Tags: Comfort Food, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great place. Will come back. Great value. Awesome menu

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Neighborhood gem. Tucked away in a side street in Rockville, delicious Italian food awaits from old family recipes.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Impeccable food as always. The white pizza and roasted red peppers are to die for as an appetizer. Service at our table and all the staff were excellent as they always are.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

I love Amalfie's - food is outstanding, service is great and price is as would be expected. I love that the music is not blaring and that you're able to hold good conversation at a reasonable decibel.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Weve been coming here for years. A real hidden gem. Love the family friendly atmosphere. Owner is so warm. Homemade pasta is great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Amalfi never disappoints. Besides their standard menu, they have several seasonal specials. If you love Italian food Amalfi is worth a visit.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Definitely an out of the way place that is worth the drive. No frills, but great food and friendly staff. If you are looking for comfort Italian dishes, this is the place to go. To call this a neighborhood gem is an understatement, but you better have reservations if you want a table. We were there early, but by 7:30PM the place was packed. I will be going back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

The include home backed bread, our salads, the White Fontana cheese pizza, and seafood platter were so tasty and excellent.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our visit this time was as a contratulatory celebration for a friend who was retiring. Service was great as always and the food was perfect as expected. Our friend had the lasagna...I may have to try that sometime. I had the mushroom and bacon carbonara...was very good. Thanks again to the team at Amalfi for a pleasant Saturday evening meal!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A quality eating experience in just about every way! The Open Table reservation process was easy, also coming with an e-mail reminder notice when the event (our anniversary) was close by. The table quickly was serviced with a basket of very tasty onion squares and french bread (so good they were hard to put down and I was close to requesting more of the onion squares). The menu had a good many tantalizing choices, and the beef bolognese I ordered was almost as superlative as the lamb bolognese I had ordered the last time we enjoyed Amalfi's. My wife thoroughly enjoyed her eggplant parmesan, one of her favorites. Then after we informed the waitress of our eating there to celebrate an anniversary, we had the choice of a half price yet usually available top notch dessert (the chocolate covered gelato, what a winner)! We also were adjacent to three other tables celebrating birthdays, so the ambience was a very happy one. The service was slightly slower than it might have been, but all things considered (including it was a Sunday evening during dinner hour and other tables needed attention)--- Amalfi's is a winner!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I’ve been a few times for special occasions. While the menu is expensive, the food is delicious. I got beef Bolognese- my favorite. I’ve also had the shrimp Alfredo which is delicious. The fried calamari was soooo good. Make a reservation on Friday/ Saturday nights to avoid a long wait time. Overall delicious and service was great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Went for dinner with friends. Had not been to this restaurant in years. Although the pasta dishes eaten by my dinner companions was very good and generous, my branzino fish portion was ridiculously small. For $25 you get one very small piece of filet and only one side of the filet - not both sides. Four bites and the fish was done. The side vegetable of broccoli and mushroom was generous and the additional order of a salad was fresh and generous -- but that did not make up for the small portion of fish. Fortunately I had ordered a salad otherwise I would have gone home more hungry than I was upon leaving the restaurant. I did not complain at the time as we were with friends but I did call the restaurant to let them know my disappointment. The owner said the portion is always 7-9 ounces. I purchase fish all the time and there is no way the fish portion was 7-9 ounces. It was more like 3-4 ounces. The owner did offer restitution if we come back some other night for dinner. We will not be back. The food was just that not special and as someone who avoids pasta I would not risk eating fish there again.

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Consistently good food. I never feel rushed and the staff are very nice

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Very friendly, old-time Italian atmosphere. Great Al Fredo pasta and Tiramisu

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Just lovely. Chicken was the best I have eaten in a while. And they celebrated the anniversary in a lovely manner

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Fantastic for two or for twenty. Wonderful food and service. Excellent overall value.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Organic, Seasonal, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Amalfi was great as usual! We both had two of the specials, which were tasty. The homemade pasta is always a treat. Jeremy is an excellent waiter. Thanks again!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Another fantastic Meal!

Went to Amalfi on a very busy Friday night and was seated quickly because I made reservations ahead of time and as always, had a fabulous dinner. Everything I have ever ordered and eaten at this great restaurant has been fantastic and the staff are second to none. I had Jeremy and he was so attentive and very friendly. If you have not been to amalfi you are missing so much.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Amalfi's has only gotten better over the the years. Chef Mo and his kitchen staff is innovate with fresh ingredients and great looking dishes. Perfect night. Thank you

Tags: Organic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Very quiet at lunchtime. Food is very good; service can be a bit slow for lunch if you have to get back to work. Very friendly staff with helpful advice on options, etc.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The best eggplant parmesan on the planet. I have been here many times and it is always a lovely dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It's a fantastic family owned restaurant for delicious classic Italian food. Great place for family night or date night. The service is lovely and the owners and staff couldn't be nicer. The price point is excellent for the quality of food. This is all about support of local longstanding small business !

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Not really a special occasion or romantic setting. A good place for a casual dinner especially with children. Children menu was fine for the grandkids. Lots of gluten free options.

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Your eggplant parmesan is always so tasty. My friend enjoyed the chicken fettuccine alfredo. The way you prepare the chicken makes it very flavorful.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 17, 2017

A neighborhood hidden gem with outstanding staff and service, always willing to go the extra mile to accommodate any need. I enjoy the variety of creative specials with something to please everyone. If you are fortunate to be there when John the General Manager is there, you get not only dinner but a show. He is gregarious and personable with his detailed description of how each special is prepared, how it tastes and makes your mouth water for one of each. The hand crafted cocktails are delicious, they even make Arnold Palmer's from scratch. Salads are exquisite and hard to choose which one each time I go. I always take half my dinner home so I can enjoy dessert. All of which are delicious that choosing one is always a challenge.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Casual, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We went with another couple for diner. It has been several years since we last had diner here. The white pizza with cheese is an excellent appetizer. The wine list is reasonably priced. I had the chicken Marsella which was very good. The sauce was very tasty annd the chicken was moist and well seasoned. We also had the eggplant which was very good. The other 2 orders were for the calamari pasta. The homemade pasta and sauce was good. Unfortunately the calamari was overlooked and rubbery.
I would recommend this restaurant but not the calamari

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Excellant Italian food. Wait staff friendly and quick. Regular wine, beer and drink list. Everyday folks love it. Resonably priced.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Best neighborhood Italian. Love this place. Homemade pasta is visionary. Hi

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

A wonderful meal accompanied by great conversation with friends. No rush to get out and impeccable service as always.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Meals prepared with care, at reasonable prices, and a welcoming family atmosphere. Conversation is easy, diners are not packed in. There's nothing not to love about Amalfi.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

The waitress needs to have more training! This was the 2nd time we had her...obviously struggled handling a big party. Zero on attentiveness!!! Checked on us once after we got our food. Didn't even bother checking if anybody needs a drink refill. Such a disappointment having to experience this kind of service from a lovely place we enjoy going to.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

In particular, I love the family atmosphere. When we reserve through OpenTable, they note what table they have seated us at in the past and put us there -- which is a really nice touch.

And the Eggplant Parmesan is fabulous.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Casual
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

Amalfi's has excellent Italian cuisine, as well as fish and other dishes. They are flexible and will adapt the menu to you. The service is excellent and everyone is extremely friendly. We have come to this restaurant often with many groups of friends. All seem to enjoy this dining experience at Amalfi's!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Absolutely the BEST Italian in MoCo. Nobody can beat them!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Amalfi always meets expectations and exceeds. This visit we decided to go traditional and have the Burata for appetizer (very creamy mozzarella!) and traditional clams linguini and spaghetti (actually homemade chitarra) and meatballs. The garlic and butter sauce was perfect on the clams and they were prepared to be tender and not chewy. The two large meatballs were good and the chitarra was al dente. The homemade gelatto was deicious...especially the chocolate. Some seasonal peach would have been great.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Chef Moe never ceases to amaze us with his creative and scrumptious creations utilizing both seafood and pasta with delicious sauces and blending of flavors. John is the epitome of a happy, enthusiastic host who goes out of his way to explain every dish if you have any questions. Always willing to check about special requests and altering of dishes served for the individual palate whenever possible. The freshest of local ingredients is used and one can tell great pride is taken to create the dishes. For photos check out their Facebook page for the delicacies being served weekly. Highly recommend crab when they have it, whether it is soft shell, crab cakes or crab with pasta. Handcrafted cocktails are superb and dessert is always a treat worth saving room for even if you take part of your dinner home.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Still the best restaurant in DC area.
I have not been to Amalfi's in awhile and went the other night for my birthday dinner and it was exceptional as always. The food was so delicious and even their bread is the best I have had anywhere. Jeremy, my waiter, was so attentive and helpful. I highly recommend this wonderful place.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Absolutely fabulous ~ can't wait to go back for dinner soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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