Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar
Risotto del Mar Tirreno
Carnaroli rice simmered with lobster broth, scallops, clams, calamari, and shrimps
Gnocchi al Pesto
Homemade potato and ricotta dumplings, served with basil pesto and melted Buffalo Mozzarella
Topped with parmesan cheese
Such a great place! Went on a double date with friends here. Food was awesome! I tried the HRW (Houston Restaurant Week) menu. $45 per person. Began with a fruity Bellini. I chose the tuna tartare to start with, braised short rib for entree, and grilled peach with ice cream for dessert. Excellent. We’ve tried almost everything before on the menu and you can’t go wrong. Every fish dish is perfectly seasoned and cooked. No overcooked fish at this place. If you have never tried it, must go for the branzino aka Mediterranean Seabass. All the pasta dishes are great too. Excellent place to dine in. Food is excellent and prices are very reasonable. We always bring our friends here. Friday night they have live music, so it’s lively and family friendly. Highly recommend this place!
I swear every time we go it gets better and better!
It’s a small place, which I Love, but seriously, they have great waiters! They all are accommodating- they try hard to make your dining experience enjoyable, and I accredit that to the manager, he is absolutely lovely!! He LOVES what he does, and it shows. I see the owner (lady) there some times and she looks happy- great sign of good ownership!
Amalfi’s was great as usual. Wait staff was very attentive. All COVID protocols were observed by the staff. Food was excellent.
We enjoyed our evening and were treated like old friends. The food was excellent and the servers could not have been nicer! Thank you
Loved the entertainment too. Nice touch!
This is a restaurant that I love to come to just for the amazing food. They have great wines. I was very impressed with the Bocale Montefalco Rosso 2017. Very flavorful and bold. There is nothing I would not recommend on their menu every item is fresh, bright and well presented. Our favorite server is Gianni he is top notch and they will honor your seating preferences if you ask. It's tucked away and you might not think much from the outside but take a chance on this one and enjoy a fantastic Ristorante experience.
There did not feel like any social distancing was being practiced at this restaurant. The place was packed and the tables close enough to hear the conversations without trying. Other than the seating issue the service was outstanding and the food was very good.
I will go back when it is cooler and sit outside for the distancing. The food and service was worth it!
Food, service and noise level was good.
Incredible food and service, will definitely be returning!
During Covid I thought restaurants were 50% -75% full! The inside of this place was 100% full when we visited. I requested an outdoor table and it was spaced out better and they had strong fans on both ends. It was lovely outside and we felt safe.
Now as for the food and service it was wonderful. Our server Oscar was very good and gave great suggestions. We ate of the HRW Menu. It was A LOT of food and so good. We had the seafood ravioli topped with lobster and the roasted pig. both were very tasty.
Chocolate moose was rich with dark chocolate and the Lemon sponge cake was light and very tasty. We will be a repeat customer!
Fantastic Dinner at Amalfi Saturday night! The food was amazing, our service was great, and the ambience was perfect. An added bonus was the Italian guitar player playing beautiful music in the background! Highly recommend!!!
Best Branzino - off the HRW menu. Included a bellini and appetizers. Desserts were brilliant, and I ordered extras to go.
We eat here regularly. The food is great and Gianni and Adrian treat us and our kids like family. Dining out should be good - this is also fun.
Excellent presentation and taste. Our dinner was fabulous.
As spot on. Great food and service. THe best in Houston !
We went for the first time during restaurant week and everything was delicious and the service was great! Make sure you save room for dessert!!
Everything was wonderful! They had live music and we were greeted with an appetizer and drink from the chef. Food was fabulous and drinks were nice and strong!
We went for HRW. So good!
Awesome dinner great service and fabulous live music
The food was ok at best, not worth what we paid. The interior gives off a very strange vibe. Everything is Italian themed except for the bar which seems to give off a sports bar feel.
My Experience was Fantastic! The chef was super friendly, Welcoming, and my food came on time and fresh. Overall experience was Exceptional !!
Great food, great service, nice bar/wine selections, easy location to access - what's not to love about this place?
Loved the ambiance music and food!
We went for Restaurant Week and the menu was outstanding with a lot of variety. Each dish was delicious and presented beautifully. We had a chef appetizer and frozen peach bellini to start, the pizza bites and ceviche were delicious. The drink was refreshing as we sat outside. Then we had the yellow tuna fish tartare which was presented beautifully, followed by the ravioli in the lemonchello sauce which was yummy. For desert we had peach melba and a lemonchello cake, both were good. Definitely would come back.
The food was really good. Felt like I was in New York City, small, fairly narrow, limited seating. Food and service were excellent. Linen table cloths. Waiter supplied black napkins without having to be asked. Wine selection was great. I highly recommend.
Recent visit, we sat outside do to COVID concerns. It was very pleasant. Food and service were great as always.
The slow roasted pork rolled in garlic was amazing! Desserts even better, can’t go wrong with any choice. I would skip on an appetizer not much value for the price. Overall a nice dining experience!
We love Amalfi! We have a great time and a wonderful meal whenever we go. The service is excellent and friendly and the food is exquisite.
The food and service are always outstanding. Some of the best Italian food in the city!
THE BEST Restaurant in the city ! Not only the best Italian , but just THE BEST restaurant
Great food and a great menu with plenty of variety.
Best Italian in Houston. We love this restaurant!!!!
Restaurant was not really complying with social distancing guidelines. The place was packed. Service was OK. Pasta dishes were good. But the steak quality was suboptimal. Overall disappointing. Plenty of other excellent authentic italian places in Houston.
Amalfi's is a hidden gem!! The food, service, and guitarist take you away to Italy!!
Food was excellent and great service. Definitely come back
This intimate authentic Italian restaurant is a beautiful bright surprise in the middle of a strip center. The staff were all professionally friendly and with face masks. We were able to sit away from others easily and freshly sanitized silverware was brought to the table after we had been seated. My party of 3 women each enjoyed selections from the business lunch selections. They were all enjoyable and perfect portions. The coffee we enjoyed at the end of our lunch was fresh and authentically European. We had our ticket split and they made that process very easy. I look forward to goig back to enjy a pizza and something interesting from the bar.
The food was great. Three of us ordered sea bass and loved it. The other guest ordered Flounder but was served something else - it was very good so he did not send it back. The service was not up to par. Everything took a long time including the waiter to come by our table initially. Also, the restaurant is extremely loud. You have to raise your voice to have a conversation at your table. Not a place for a quiet evening. The bar sits in the dining room and contributes to half of the noise.
Amalfi is by far one of the best restaurants in town, amazing food, amazing service, amazing ambiance. The owners Giancarlo and wife Lisa are always present and making sure everything is great. They have live music some nights which adds to the understated elegance and ambiance. Love this place!
My husband celebrated his birthday this week and it was the first time in a while we had a date night without the kids. Food was excellent! The waiters are professionals here! You’re drinks are always filled. They are attentive. The food was cooked perfectly and seasoned just right. We ended the day with a special dessert and happy birthday! I was a little surprised as well as my husband, but deep inside I know it was very special. Thank you so much for a lovely dinner. We will be back!
The food was excellent. The best part of the evening was Carlos. He provided excellent, cheerful service.
Would definitely recommend Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar to friends. Truly sophisticated Italian cuisine with an attractive atmosphere. Don't like the ambience of the shopping center where it is located. But chef has done much to camouflage the surroundings with plenty of greenery.
Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 532-2201.
Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 649 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.