Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar

4.7
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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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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M
Houston
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a fine restaurant. The main problem is the noise. The hostess put us in a "private room" which was much better than the main dining room. However there was a large party next to us and so it was not as quiet as it could have been. They need to put in noise absorbing materials (carpets, drapes) .

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service!

H
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were exceptional. Given Valentine's weekend, it was a little crowded and loud, but barely noticed...cannot wait to go back.

OT
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was hot, loud and the tables were too close together. Service was ok and the food is over priced.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited for 30 mins after our reservation date and there was still a long line to wait. They had given reservations much more than their capacity. So many couples were waiting and our date night was ruined. We ended up leaving the restaurant and going back home without sitting in the restaurant at all

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Horrible service. Absolutely ruined my First valentines date with my girlfriend. It was my first valentines date ever and hers too and It absolutely ruined our experience. The food was terrible and looked similar to a TV dinner. I now despise this restaurant entirely and I will make sure to recommend everyone not to attend this terrible establishment anymore.

V
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Onw of the best meals I've ever had in Houston. Scallops were amazing best ever

LE
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went on one of their three Valentine’s Day dinners. Despite the busy time, the service was very attentive and prompt. We had the goat cheese salad which was excellent though it needed a little more goat cheese which was promptly delivered when requested. Our entrée was the salt crusted Brezenni. It was cooked to perfection. The champagne we had was competitively priced. I thought the house Italian white wine which we had was very good and inexpensive. We have dined at Amalfi five times now and each time We have had an excellent experience.

MS
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the pistachio ravioli. Amazing. Great people, great wine and authentic Italiano!

TN
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

We come here a lot and have brought Amalfi a ton of Business from our friends but I feel as much as they “act” like they know us they’re so overwhelmed that they just don’t give great service (not intentional) their waitstaff are change frequently so they don’t have what it takes, for getting what we asked for, etc. they need to move to a larger space to accommodate their clientele.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointing!! Fantastico‼️‼️

L
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One if my favorites restaurants! Always great food and service. Never disappointed

DL
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous service, Jose and team, and excellent food. Very enjoyable meal.

C
Houston
115 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There were two of us. When we walked in on Wed at 7:00 the music was too loud. We tried to talk across our table, but that was difficult. I would recommend a slightly lower volume.

Otherwise food and wine were very good. I had the ravioli with the lobster tail, and my husband had a wide ribbon pasta dish with a white creamy sauce and meat (don't know which one). We both started with your Festive salad--and love that! It is in a nice big bowl, so you can really mix up the salad--which is important to enjoy full flavor.

Service, server knowledge, ambience were great!

s
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Two out of four entrees were average. Nice setting friendly service. Food overcooked and fishy.

GS
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Wonderful food. Nice beverage selections. Special meal.

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !!!! One of the best Italian restaurant in Houston

AW
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the dover sole and it was fabulous. We loved the singer and he adds a lovely touch to an evening at Amalfi. It is clear why this restaurant is so popular!

AL
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and service! Went with the family for a birthday celebration and we had a great time!
There was a singer who made it even more enjoyable than planned!!
Will recommend and cone back soon!

M
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the birthday cake and a splash candle.
Really appreciated!!

J
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had made a reservation, but waited for a table, but was seated as soon as one opened up.

C
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was wonderful. We had five people with various diet restrictions and Amalfi was the perfect choice for everyone. Everyone loved their food and the ambiance was lovely.

MC
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience,

The complete evening was exceptional.

Atmosphere, live music , attention to detail, good and service
Chef Giancarlo and his team outdid themselves

I
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amalfi's is not only the best Italian restaurant in Houston, it is among the top five in the USA. Consistently high quality--every detail is thought through with great care.

G
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent authentic italian gourmet restaurant. now my favorite in Houston.

EC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an excellent meal on New Years Eve. Service was excellent, our table was tucked away in a quieter corner of the restaurant, and the food inventive and delicious. My compliments to Chef Giancarlo.

DR
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect spot for an early New Years Eve dinner. Food and service were exceptional as always and the atmosphere was very festive.

LG
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service

K
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Catching up with friends while enjoying superb food and service.

I
Houston
44 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service.

B
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant — great food and great live music. We loved it.

OT
Houston
30 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a lovely Christmas Eve dinner. Food was splendid. Definitely met our expectations. Much better than previous Christmas Eve dinners at other restaurants.

AP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their whole branzino cooked in a salt crust is best in class of any fish dish!

RA
Houston
29 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Amazing service delicious food. But very loud

DD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great surprise! Store front that opens a portal to fine dinning. The food is very Almalfi Coast using local and flown in seafood.

It is what you would not suspect on Westheimer outside Galleria influence. The chef’s kitchen is very exemplary in execution and flavor profiles.

If you want wood fired pizza, I’ve not had better in Houston

P
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This only authentic Italian restaurant in Houston. Absolutely wonderful.

I
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great value! Love this place! Best Italian restaurant in no Houston !

B
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our waiter had the private room as well as our table, so he was a bit overwhelmed. Food is always great biut the sea bass was a bit dry this particular night. Good music!

HP
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am a european guy on a visit in Houston and took the chance to had diner at Amalfi Ristorante. What should I say? Ever wanted to visit Italy to enjoy the genuine italian food? Save your money, don´t book a flight JUST VISIT THE AMALFI RISTORANTE. Absolutely fantastic. I use to spend my holidays in Italy since 6 years, so I know how genuine italian food looks like and taste like!

OT
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to for fine dining in the neighborhood. Best kept secret Love this place

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