Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar

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$31 to $50
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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.
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vipStYLzsmiles17
Houston
45 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!
Good job!💋

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amalfi’s was great as usual. Wait staff was very attentive. All COVID protocols were observed by the staff. Food was excellent.

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JBHRHS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipVickie
Hawaii
33 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipREF531
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service and noise level was good.

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AlexaB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and service, will definitely be returning!

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vipMaryAnneT
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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BarbaraD
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!

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jimc
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Branzino - off the HRW menu. Included a bellini and appetizers. Desserts were brilliant, and I ordered extras to go.

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vipFunforkidsstoo
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent presentation and taste. Our dinner was fabulous.

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vipWalterG
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As spot on. Great food and service. THe best in Houston !

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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!

JD
JessicaD
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for HRW. So good!

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vipLinGen
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome dinner great service and fabulous live music

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Diner13
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My Experience was Fantastic! The chef was super friendly, Welcoming, and my food came on time and fresh. Overall experience was Exceptional !!

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FrequentDiner2020
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, nice bar/wine selections, easy location to access - what's not to love about this place?

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vipJenniferD
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance music and food!

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NicH
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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GailF
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipHoustonFoodie
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recent visit, we sat outside do to COVID concerns. It was very pleasant. Food and service were great as always.

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AdamL
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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!

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vipricemilitaryeater
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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BrianB
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always outstanding. Some of the best Italian food in the city!

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vipWalterG
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST Restaurant in the city ! Not only the best Italian , but just THE BEST restaurant

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LarryR
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a great menu with plenty of variety.

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vipricemilitaryeater
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in Houston. We love this restaurant!!!!

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vipHungryDoc
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

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.

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LoveGalveston
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amalfi's is a hidden gem!! The food, service, and guitarist take you away to Italy!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
39 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and great service. Definitely come back

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WendyA
Houston
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

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vipKrisH
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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.

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vipMaya
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipStYLzsmiles17
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipSeth
Houston
135 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent. The best part of the evening was Carlos. He provided excellent, cheerful service.

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ShelbyH
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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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.

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