Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar

4.7
875 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
The western coast of Italy summons visions of gorgeous views, salty air, and the freshest seafood & produce imaginable. Leave your passport at the door – Executive Chef/Owner Giancarlo Ferrara invites you to experience the tastes, aromas, and passions of his homeland right here in Houston through a culinary experience years in the making. The inspired menu at Amalfi emphasizes fresh seafood, vivid citrus, and cozy olive oil in addition to fresh pastas, an assortment of meats, family-made cheeses, cleanly crafted cocktails, and an extensive, thoughtful wine list. Here at Amalfi we strive to offer a warm setting in which to celebrate and cherish both everyday moments and significant milestones. Please visit soon; we look forward to sharing our kitchen with you.
What 875 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
VL
VeronicaL
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Loved the food although this is a small restaurant with very tight. Also it’s very loud, but I would definitely go back. Maybe sit outside next time!

NY
vipNYJim
Houston
64 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amalfi is a great restaurant with a great GM Adrain we had a problem with my food order and they replaced without question. Food is great. Probably our favorite Italian restaurant. Service great for us. We eat there at least once per month. Thank you all.

d
vipdougq
Houston
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent but too many smokers on the patio.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
52 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food3service1ambience1

I come at least 2-3 times a week and often the service is just extremely slow. I had to tell the waiter that I’m on my lunch break and I don’t have all day. It was improved for awhile but slowly getting back to poor service especially when I’m outside. They dropped off the food and almost don’t even check if I needed anything else. Today was a miserable experience

AM
AlfaMike
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful, and perfect for a special event

j
janetj
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amalfi never disappoints, the service is unparalleled, ambiance with the sweetest piano player and divine food keeps us going back for more each time!

TN
vipTaliN
Houston
60 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good and service was too. However, we were put in the back corner of the private room in a small table next to a very loud table! We did get moved finally. The price for 2 for 1 salad, 2 entrees was more than many fine dining 5* restaurants in a restaurant located in a shopping center.

D
Dae2000
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The people were amazing (thank you Manuel). It was a lovely, fun experience. We would most certainly return. Everyone felt like family :)

FB
vipFBHouston
London
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italien in Houston. Authentic!

R
Rose
San Antonio
9 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal, enjoyed the Houston restaurant week menu. Will definitely go back.

V
vipVickie
Hawaii
48 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visit here often and the service and food are very consistent. It is never disappointing we love all the details of traditional Italian food and excellent quality wine. Every special occasion or date night brings us back.

RM
RebeccaM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for our anniversary. Diego is a great waiter. We will be back

DB
vipDinerB
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We usually order the Mushroom (Fungi) pizza. This visit was a bit different. Our pizza order had a thicker crust and seemed to be smaller in size. We definitely prefer the thinner crust. Otherwise, we Love Love Love our Amalfi Family !!!!!

AB
AliB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Amalfi was a delightful experience from beginning to end. Went for HRW and there were two added bonuses on the menu which was nice. The service was excellent and the place had a nice atmosphere. It did become a bit packed about 45 min before we left but other than that I had a wonderful experience.

a
awhitake
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu. The quality of the menu selections and presentation were excellent! Each course was top notch. Also the ambiance was intimate and enjoyable by couples and families alike. The staff takes pride in service which is quite refreshing during this time. This was a wonderful experience.

C
Cody
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

I came to Amalfi during Houston Restaurant Week, so keep that in mind for this review. I was hoping for a nice solo meal, but what I ended up getting was an overcrowded, incredibly noisy experience with a sub-par meal. Hamachi appetizer was flavorful and bright, and the dessert had flavors that were exciting and popped out of the dish. I had the scialatelli for the main course, and it was drab and underseasoned. Nothing about the dish was memorable. Staff seemed eager to move me along, but it might be they were understaffed and rushed during the pandemic.

D
vipDiner
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food and service was great. The noise level, however, was incredible. Hard to have a conversation at your own table with the loud noise plus piano man. Otherwise, it’s a great place.

F
Foodieabouttown
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal at Amalfi! The staff was superb and really took care of our group. All but one took part in the Houston Restaurant Week menu. The one that didn’t participate got helpful recommendations from the staff. One person in the group originally didn’t want to go as they don’t like Italian food. Amalfi has changed their mind. I’ve been on several occasions and dinner has always been amazing. Great food, wine, and staff. What more can you ask for?

I highly recommend visiting Amalfi and not just during restaurant weeks. There are so many menu options. You will not be disappointed.

MG
MomG
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Made excellent wine recommendations. Food was tasty and just enough. Will come back to try more dishes!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience staff are friendly food is fantastic have been here many times our favorite Italian Restaurant.

RR
RogerR
Houston
22 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food, service and atmosphere were all outstanding. Highly recommend

Y
Yuatcha
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Date night with husband

KH
vipKrisH
Houston
43 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Amalfi! One of the Houston’s best restaurants. Great atmosphere! Great service! Great food!

l
viplovetodine
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a large group for HRW. The restaurant accommodated us very well. The food was very interesting with good choices for all across the board. The portions were generous and food prepared very nicely. The noise level was a bit high which made it difficult to have a conversation with people across the table. The servers were attentive. This is a lovely place.

N
vipNonna
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Sadly Amalfi has decided to cram as many tables as physically possible into their space. I hope this is just for Houston Restaurant Month. The food was outstanding and the service good but the noise level was terrible.

K
vipKiki
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and awesome atmosphere for a business lunch.

r
rh1025
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food was awesome but it was pretty crowded and loud.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful- delicious and beautifully presented. The service was friendly and competent. It was my first visit, but it won’t be my last.

AS
AmyS
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic experience for HRW! Even though they were slammed, the service was gracious and not rushed feeling. The menu was outstanding and we will be back for more!

r
robertob
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, I am Italian and the flavors are like in Italy. Not like the wannabe Italian chains. great attention . Great ambiance!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dim lighting for a Friday dinner with my boyfriend. Food was great, be ready to have an appetite because food was FILLING!

KM
KalaM
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the service was absolutely great.

g
vipgreen
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful to dine and good food and ther service.

MU
MilaU
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place! We were there for lunch, our server Diego was outstanding! It worth to return just for that reason. The chicken, I ordered from the several course lunch menu, was very dry. Everything else was perfect!

d
dfoodie
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine list. The pasta dishes were well done and the cream sauce on lobster ravioli was creamy and delicious. The duck confit and truffle pasta was delicious and the flavors blended well together.

Ambiance was nice with a live pianist.

PM
PatrickM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant serving Italian style food. Highly recommend. Diego is an exceptional waiter and will take care of you in a friendly but not invasive manner. Ask for him, if possible.

Some people enjoy music whilst dining. Me, not so much. I found the piano player to be too loud for the small space and asked to be situated as far away as possible. Others may find this a big advantage, however.

All in all a great dining experience.

GB
GBM3
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredibly delicious food. Had the Restaurant Weeks Menu and it was outstanding. Joaquin, our server, and the pianist/singer made our evening very special

M
Mike
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for HRW.

Everything was extremely beautifully presented and tasted amazing. The server was very interactive and attentive to our needs. Would definitely be going back to have a taste of the menu.

NP
NatalieP
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

It was just okay. I had better expectations for the food. It wasn’t anything special

M
vipMborza
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to your restaurant many times and have always had a great experience. Our waiter Giovani is wonderful!

FAQs

Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (713) 532-2201.

Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 875 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.

Tweets by Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar