Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar

4.8
728 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.
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vipTSeaO
Houston
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went for a date night and were thrilled when we arrived to hear the piano player playing and singing. Our food was outstanding. I had the risotto with the scallops and my husband had the osso bucco. We also enjoyed a great bottle of Italian red wine and the baked Alaska for dessert.

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vipJoeM
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall1food5service4ambience1

This is our go to restaurant because of the food, service and overall experience. 02/20/21, was a disastrous evening. People are coming in without masks, tables are very close to each other, some of the servers have their masks half way and the most shocking was the owner roaming the dining room without a mask period. This is a great restaurant that we have been going to ever since it opened. I really hope that you guys adhere to the rules to show that you care about the well being of your patrons. At the end of the day, this is a business that we hope it hangs around for a long time!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very prepared and great service

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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viphoudinner
Houston
89 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amalfi offered a wonderful and extensive menu for Valentine's Day. The Osso Buco was superb, as was the bronzino with scampi. Great wine, wonderful music from the pianist on site and attentive service (as always).
A treat as always

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Amalfi was a charm! Hands down best Italian cuisine in the Bayou City. Looking forward to our next visit.

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vipCatfish
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife here for Valentines. Everything was fantastic!!! Piano, food vino, etc.!!! Great for special occasions! Some of the best Italian food spots in the city!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always superb! Best in Houston!!!

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vipBevotex
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was fantastic.

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JoseO
Houston
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place!!
Great food, fast and friendly service always!! Lunch or Dinner can never go wrong!!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 5 and were seated in front of the singer so it was hard to visit though he is a nice entertainer/

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AnamariaA
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

O usually love this place, but This time the food was not outstanding or worth the price.

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vipAmyN
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience. Four people in our party. Everyone tried something different and everything was superb. No weak link. Service was exceptional. Fantastic overall experience. I would highly recommend.

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LoKo
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Highly recommend. We sat on patio which was quiet and great atmosphere.

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DanL
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome service and terrific food, as always. One of our favorites.

MM
MaryMax
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are four ladies who traditionally celebrate our birthdays together. On 2/5, we celebrated the fourth birthday in this cycle and all four have been at Amalfi. We planned to eat outside but the weather became quite dreary. The staff was wonderfully accommodating and moved us indoors to a lovely, quiet, secluded table.

The service was impeccable, not pushy at all, just very attentive. When they knew it was a birthday occasion, they prepared a lovely small appetizer and a wonderful dessert.

Amalfi has definitely become one of our “go-to” places and we are already planning our next visit. It was a delightful day.

Thanks so much.

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Chuck
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience. Chef very accommodating of special dietary needs. Server, Carlos, and his helpers are always very attentive, make good suggestions. Maitre’d/manager always friendly, makes you feel special. He immediately took care of a little snafu to make sure we got our preferred waiter.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So nice! Food was excellent, service was so attentive and kind. First time visitor, will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great! Branzino is the best!

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Youngatheart
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time to Amalfi’s and they made us feel right at home. We both tried one of their specials for the evening. For me roasted octopus, and for my husband the salmon. Both were quite good. We had a very nice Brunello to accompany. Our dessert was the dark chocolate mousse. Loved it. It all was just lovely and took us back to Italy,our best vacation ever.

JD
vipJenniferD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and the food was great

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MikeD
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service

KD
vipKellyD
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! Best Italian food in Texas

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MAURICIOD
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Despite the fact that social distancing due to the pandemia isn’t the most appropriate, the service and food is outstanding!
Gabriel and Carlos were paying attention at all time to our needs!
Great food , excellent wine list ! We had a very good time, and without hesitation we will come back. Thanks.

JK
vipJanaK
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome dinner experience! The wait staff was amazing and the food was so delicious I felt like I was in Italy -

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Tables too close together. Too full. Oysters were tasteless.

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vipGft12345
Denver
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

The food was good but the service was slow it was too crowded for COVID. We had a party of 20 in front of us.

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LorinS
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal as always
Fresh and tasty
Great service and clean
Thanks Lorin

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Buena comida y un excelente servicio por parte de Manuel!

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vipRobertH
Houston
19 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was a 8.5 out of 10.....I ordered the octopus as an appetizer and is killed it...a 10 out of 10.......she ordered the salad, another 10 out of 10......the ravioli with wild boar was a very, very good but I wish the meat pieces were a bit larger to really taste the meat......she ordered the Branzino which was really good, but a bit too much salt, along with side of risotto with too much salt as well, an 8 out of 10......the baked Alaska was just so-so, wish I had ordered the choc mousse

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredibile !!

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DisappointedinAustin
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding food.

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Dennis
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amalfi provides consistently fine food along with stellar service. We appreciate the diverse menu options -- all complimented with some great wine choices.

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vip1edGrip1
Houston
170 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent
Good bar and wines
Excellently prepared Italian
Not your usual
Would recommend to anyone

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vip7nights
Houston
85 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Only downside was cigar smokers

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vipNorm
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding!

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vipKiki
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels Corona safe, great service. We love it at Amalfi and enjoyed an early dinner with our daughter.

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LorinS
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oscars team is great
Thanks from lorin
Merry Christmas

SY
vipStYLzsmiles17
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner date without the kids to catch up on adult time. Ambiance was festive with a solo performer on guitar. Busy but not overly crowded where you have some space. We had such a fabulous time. Dinner at Amalfi’s never disappoints. Our server this night was a gentleman who normally works the bar. But he was so FABULOUS! My husband made appoint to get his name but few days later forgot ;(

Sorry can’t give you the name for this review. But the guy was awesome. Our drinks were never empty.

They started off with some palate teasers which was excellent.

Anyhow, we ordered a few dishes: had the classic carpaccio to start, then the branzino(Mediterranean Sea Bass), a truffle pasta dish (on their special menu), and lamb chops. We were full but no left overs, so we did good.
For dessert we tried the sampler with a little bit of everything and a cup of coffee to end the night.

Thanks Amalfi’s for such a wonderful experience. It’s so nice to just enjoy a good meal with excellent service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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 4.8 stars by 728 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.

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