Cafe Amalfi

4.2
528 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Airy and romantic, Cafe Amalfi offers casual fine dining and a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. An extensive menu includes seafood, steaks and salads. The restaurant boasts a private dining room available for groups of 10-20 people by reservation only. For more information on private dining please call (843)692-3145
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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 528 people are saying
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4.5
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3.9
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3.5
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64% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EricH
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was very good just pricey, also very hard to get in contact with the restaurant as we tried multiple times.

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Fantastic
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service by George.

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vipJohnB
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great view, great service, decent food. Not a romantic, special occasion place but I'd still go back.

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vipK8Stev
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience1

Limited menu. Lunch cafe style dining in hotel restaurant. No table cloths or charm. Seafood over cooked and Cesar salads were very basic.

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vipLikesEatingOut
Richmond
35 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience2

Not what we were expecting from the photo on open table. It was indoors, upstairson 2nd floor of the hotel, no outdoor seating, basic cafeteria style setting and tables. Was not par with its name. The food was fine, but it was like quality of a place like TGI Fridays or casual bar food dining. The by the glass champagne (Proseco) was not good. Only choice. We drove out of our way to go because it looked like a nice elegant, upscale restaurant on the water with outdoor dining and a view of the water. It is inside a big hotel on the beach. We were the ONLY ones in the restaurant at the time.

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PamF
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had such a delicious meal at Cafe Almafi. The grouper dish was amazing! Our server George was so attentive and a fun. It turned out to be the best meal we had the entire 4 days we were here!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and super nice folks working here!

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HarryH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not a place one could eat at weekly, prices are rather steep. Considering price, everything is top notch. Food is excellent, presentation is very good. Great place for special occasions

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vipTheresaR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Bad French fries.

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DavidAngela
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it - staff excellent and food was spot on.
We were lucky and it was not to busy and enjoyed a great view over the sea.

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johnb
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Been there a few times . This time it was a limited menu, but soon will going back to regular menu.

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TrentonC
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Other than them not respecting a window table reservation many days in advance, the server made up for it.

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NicoleK
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great, view was amazing. Food was so-so, it's definitely hotel food with hotel-food-pricing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience1

This is a typical hotel restaurant. Food is average and way overpriced. Since not much else was open and ordered our drinks we decided to stay for lunch. 4 sandwiches with drinks and fries was $90. Should have gone to McDonald's. Will never go back.

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Nick
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was towards the end of the day so we felt bad as we were one of the last to get bar orders in but they made us comfortable and served us with huge smiles. Appreciate the great interactions.

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vipMelissa
Memphis/West TN
15 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was extremely attentive and flexible to moving us when a spot next to the window opened up.

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vipcindies
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We arrived on time for our 5:30 reservation and were told to wait 10 min...no problem. But we sat and waited until almost 6pm before they seated us, even though the restaurant was fairly empty. The menu online is NOT the same as what they gave us. I forgot to take a pic, but it is mostly pizza and hamburgers, not what we were expecting. You can pay for the 7 oz sirloin (close to $50), but I didn't want to risk it based on how crappy our experience started out. I got a hamburger and it was "ok" although the fries were very good. The poor hostess was clearly trying to keep customers happy, but it was obvious she was trying to hold people off because they were way behind in the kitchen. It seemed like they were cooking for room service at the same time and making the hotel guests the priority, which I guess is fine, but just know that going into this debacle. They do have a nice view of the beach (if you can get a table by the window), but honestly, that was the only redeeming thing. It has a very "hotel cafe" feel to it, so the pics I saw online made it looks so much nicer that what it really was.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Extremely Mediocre experience and food for a far reaching price tag. 200 dollar meal that was really truly not great. They need to go back to culinary school if they even went there in the first place. This is a tough review, but accurate. Hopefully they will make some major improvements after reading this.

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vipMela526
Chicago
386 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always very good food and nice wines. Wonderful view of the ocean. At this time they have a "Covid Menu" so not as many options as usual. But there was something for everyone. The burger my husband had was very good and the seafood soup was very tasty. Always ask for George to be your server. He is outstanding really and a pleasure to be around.

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vipATrulley
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

George is quite literally the beat server I’ve ever had in Myrtle Beach!!! The special order of a house salad with salmon was terrific. The only thing we didn’t like was the shrimp cocktail. They truly did not taste like local shrimp and there were only 5 small shrimp...definitely not worth the $16 price tag. (I don’t mind spending $16 on 5 giant, perfect local shrimp). The cocktails were well poured and the wine was lovely...a really nice selection. But it was George that really made our meal shine.

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JohnM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had Thanksgiving dinner for 6 people. Service was excellent. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. The food was very good. Only issue for me was the temperature of the food, could have been a little hotter. We will definitely return to Cafe Amalfi.

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MaryT
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Understanding that Covid 19 has diminished business greatly; when a restaurant remains opened, especially in a resort hotel... quality standards should remain in tact.

The complaint I have is in regard to the food and pricing. Food was not 'fresh' (wilted caesar salad greens, dressing must have been old - made us feel ill. Or it could have been the condiments topping the burgers, or the double fried french fries. The extra grease caused concern.) Finally, a $5.00 charge for a basket of 3 pieces of torn up white bread is not justified, even if you use a fancy term for 'assorted bread service.'

The service however was pleasant - even if we were the only quests dining at the time.

Would NOT recommend this restaurant at this time.

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wksb
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food very pleasant staff

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ErikaG
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Service was very slow it took two hours to get our food and our ticket any charged us for the wrong thing on the menu I will never go back to this place again nor do I recommend very overpriced and overrated it was a customer complaining while I was there. That should’ve been a red flag. But it was my daughter’s birthday and she wanted to eat there because we were in town visiting and that’s the place that she looked up up

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food, good wait staff. Great view of the ocean.

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vipKnowsWhatsGood
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Our table directly overlooked the pool with a view of the ocean beyond.

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ChristinaS
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was great except the seafood fra Diablo it was very bland and lacked any Italian flair or spice. The mahi-mahi was amazing and the crab cakes.

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vipRoxy
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Didn’t realize was in the Hilton, no signs anywhere. Had to walk through pool deck and up stairs to get to elevator. Other than the view, which was very nice overlooking the pool and beach, the ambiance was nil. Very nice server and service was good. Food was mediocre and not very hot which was surprising since kitchen was right there. My guests dinner was so salty it was inedible. Wasn’t charged for it and comped my dessert which was best part of the meal. Will not be back!

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Strawdiggity
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Food was great, would give a five star but took over an hour to get a turkey club and a burger. No, it wasn't busy at all, alot of empty tables.

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vipAttorneyMcCray
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We came for lunch. This is a hotel restaurant. The best thing about it was the view. The food was okay, but not bad. The characterization that it is fine dining is really inaccurate. It is typical chain hotel food.

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BethC
Western NC
12 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had an early dinner. Only a few people at that time. Great view of beach and ocean. Very hospitable with free valet parking. The fresh red snapper was excellent. Hubby’s seafood pasta was very flavorful but slightly dry. Very pleasant find from security to parking attendant to hostess to waiter... they all get 5 stars.

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MamaG
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing dinner celebrating my parents 55th wedding anniversary.
George made the event personal and a very memorable event. Service, food and view was spectacular.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is always superb. The wait staff was attentive but visited the table just enough - not too much that you wanted them to leave you alone. Crab cakes appetizer was almost all crab - not all bread crumbs like some places - and had a good amount of lobster on top. I could eat them for a meal! My steak was cooked to perfection, but I almost didn’t notice because the potatoes were so good, I had about 10 bites of them before I even cut into the steak. We loved the desserts as well. Highly recommended!

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vipGastronome
Raleigh
31 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The waiter named George is absolutely the best server I have ever encountered on four continents. He anticipated our needs before we had to ask, he was polite, professional snd attentive. THE BEST!

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vipRaymondM
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and food

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viplkkalj
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alway the most delicious meal with a breathtaking view. Ask for George. He is the best!

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vipMichaelP
Jacksonville
24 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server George was excellent. Ocean Views were beautiful. I ordered the lump crab cake sandwich and fries which was excellent. My wife had a delicious wedge salad. Be sure to order the Two Tall carrot cake was outstanding.

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vipNJGuest1
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went there for Thanksgiving dinner with my family. Made the reservation through Open Table. When arrived there, the reception explained that they have gad a long reception earlier that day therefore, the restaurant will not serve dinner. Do not know why this was not reflected in the Open Table as the other restaurants that were closed on Thanksgiving night. Will never go back to that place again.

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RUTHW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was lovely with the exception of our table. We were told that we could not sit in the area where we could see the ocean because tables had to be rearranged as diners left for arriving parties. There were numerous empty tables for 4 that remained empty the entire time we were there.

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Cafe Amalfi is rated 4.2 stars by 528 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.