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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JB
Argentina
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! We can’t wait to go back.

LG
Houston
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Dinner was wonderful. Loved the food. Every course was just out in front of us and nothing explained. We had the cheese board and no idea what was what. Split engrossed, nobody offered fresh parm or anything. Server was nice just spread too thin.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible, service was awesome. Will b bk

b
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Very good food and service. But prices are RIDICULOUS!

SY
Houston
34 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Amalfi’s for a very last minute lunch celebration for our Anniversary. Food was excellent as usual and we were surprised with an amazing dessert!

LP
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed dinner at Amalfi.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have had in a long time! Exceptional food and service, truly an amazing dinner. Can’t wait to go back!

BW
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome food and atmosphere. It is a little noisy, but overall great.

M
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service !
The fetus uní with white truffle was fantastic and the oysters were amazing!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place. Good crowd for dinner. And the food is delicious

G
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative well executed dinner menu. Noise level permitted good conversation with our guests. Waitress was pleasant, knowledgeable, helpful w/o being intrusive. Excellent evening!

GG
Houston
241 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

While the food and drinks are strictly top-notch at Amalfi, the noise level at this restaurant is among the highest of any restaurant in the city. We absolutely love the food, ranking it the top Italian restaurant in Houston, we just can't carry on a conversation here unless we come in after 8:30 PM, when the crowd has begun to depart.

We noticed on a recent Saturday night that the trio (which includes a singer) was not present; this was helpful, and we hope the restaurant will continue to omit this added sound so diners can carry on conversations while dining.

Food, presentation and presentation are all strictly tops.

OT
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Anniversary

C
Houston
111 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Four of us dined. All had a pasta dish after Antipasti ( Tuna tartare ). One requested pasta carbonara, one the ravioli with lobster slices and two pasta with mushrooms- on the menu in more detail. All were great! We love the Chef’s dessert sample selection of 8 small things. Also had two bottles of Perbacco red.

All was enjoyed

KB
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We celebrated 2 Birthdays at Amalfi’s.

LH
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. One of our favorite restaurante.

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lived in Houston for 4 years and only just came here. The outside bears no relation to what is inside. We were all so impressed!

C
Houston
111 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service. Very well run restaurant all around. The ambience is elegant yet very friendly. Menu is quite varied with wonderful, authentic Italian dishes. Tonight we had Ossibuco, Branzino, Beef Carpaccio, various good salads and caramel brûlée and rum baba. Great meal!

ST
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Service was great and what a nice, cozy spot. We sat outside because the inside was quite loud. But, if you don't mind the noise, it's a very lovely restaurant inside with a warm, intimate feel.
the patio was nice too. We will definitely be back!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amalfi is the absolute best and only real Italian restaurant in the Houston area.
The service is provided by professional waiters and not by people only working as servers till they find another job.
Steve W

g
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service, real Italian food and good ambience.

A
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very lively inside restaurant. Went Saturday evening and they were very busy. Staff was very friendly.

g
Houston
51 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a neighborhood gem! A friend told me about this restaurant, and we loved it! The staff is so friendly and the food is delicious! Be sure to make a reservation before you go to this popular place as it was packed when we went. If you like a slightly quieter environment, ask for a table in the wine room.

DY
Houston
26 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very loud. Tables close together. Food delicious.

OT
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance reminded us of Italian restaurants, cozy and tight spaces. Really enjoyed the HRW menu. Will definitely go back for regular menus.

KH
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was over the top! We will be back!

I
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week was the special occasion and we enjoyed it. Service was great. Loved the bread sticks and ambience was good. Sat in back room. Would recommend to friends. Very good restaurant.

NR
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Had teservation for 8.30 PM and was seated at 9.30 PM. Very noisy, tables on top of each other. Food was disappointing. Would not recommend.

T
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is a wonderful Italian restaurant in Houston!
There were very crowded because of Restaurant week.
We also ordered from restaurant week menu and food was all good!
We will absolutely come back here again for the regular menu.

S
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

It was ok just bad experience.

OT
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Highly recommend the Branzion fish!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and attentive waiter. It was a lovely date night.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it!!

RW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

4 of us went for Restaurant Weeks. I cannot begin to tell you how wonderful the service was. Even though the restaurant was full we felt special
and it wasn't too loud. The food presentation and flavor were excellent. We will be back soon.

R
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Fresh homemade pasta. Great wine. Gianni is the best waiter. What else do you need?

GS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Well it took a bit of time for someone to even address our table? Which was disappointing as it was our first time and my fathers birthday.
I ordered the chicken as I don’t eat beef or seafood, sadly I found the chicken a tad dry-
However my father enjoyed his meal immensely, so that’s a happy end.

SC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Como siempre la comida estuvo excelente, el ambiente muy agradable y la atención excepcional. Les felicito y continuen de esa manera.

Ya hice mi proxima reservacion.

Saludos y Muchas Gracias

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J
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service. Had a great time.

We will come back.

JT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great place for a date night. I really enjoyed taking my wife out.

NA
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food and service were outstanding! The presentation was beautiful. Even the plates on the tables next to us. The restaurant was packed, which is always a good sign. It definitely time for an upgrade to a larger space.

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