Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar

4.8
742 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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ReneeH
Yosemite
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience2

They have a wonderful restaurant with phenomenal food but it was the noisiest restaurant I’ve been in recently. I hope they find a way to damper the noise.

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DilcenA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say we were very pleased with our dinner, place and ambience. Since we are new in the area of Houston and it was my hubby birthday this past Monday I picked the place by reference of a local friend... and WOW!!! what a delicious food, indeed the flawors took us back to the Amalfi Coast, the food is authentic Italian food. My husban is Italian and he knows about food since he has been in the restaurant business as well for over 20 years in the Bay Area in SF. The Chef Giancarlo he knows is thing :) and what a great host he is, he even came to the table to askabout our dinner and chat. It was a great night.

I think I did good, impressing my man with such a wonderful place, the food, the wine, the service, the music, the singer singing in Italian, Spanish and English was the top of the cherry. We loved it... We started with a appetizer of carpaccio di salmone, a dish of Parpadelle al ragu bianco di Vitello, a mediterranian Branzino and of coure Il Dulce...the desert was to die for!!! Oh and I'm forgetting about the delicious focaccia ... mamma mia.

We definitely are going back and bringing there any of our friends that visit us either form within, Italy or from anywhere. Anyone who is looking to have a culinary experience should try these amazing place.

Thank you Amalfi for such a bella serata ... It was a beutiful night!

See you again

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vipRock
Houston
20 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always good to eat here with easy/ excellent accommodations from the chief & manager, Lisa, & the staffs.

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vipNLEE
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderfully authentic Italian. Great ambiance and service. Five stars

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MariaM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall1food1service4ambience2

We order a risotto with scallops and the scallops was bad, with a really bad smelling. The manager was rude when she come to our table to ask what was going on. Was my first and last time on this place. Also the risotto base was the same for all risotto plates, it the worst Risotto I ever eat. I’m really disappointed that they call “Italian Restaurant”.

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vipPaulaM
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have eaten there on numerous occasions, and it is always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great ambiance. I love the live music!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Great food. Sadly, restaurant did not enforce CDC procedures. No one wore masks and tables were all 1 foot apart. Will not visit again during pandemic.

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vipjose
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Great food but NO precautions for COVID.of any kind. too crowded!!!

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vipWayneS
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I like the selections of Italian wines by the glass. A lovely Fruili with my Profumato salad of arugula and endive. They had a very nice saffron tagliolino Carbonara--delicious with a nice Aglianico from Campania. Bright high ceiling, crisp white table linen. A very pleasant and satisfying lunch.

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vipRobC
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Italian food and very accommodating Kitchen. We had friends with food allergies and required special attention and the staff and the kitchen were more than willing to help out. Amalfi has an outdoor patio that is open almost 12 months of the year and a great place to enjoy a meal outside.

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vipSerVelas
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It doesn't get any better, unless you are, of course, dining in Amalfi, Italy.

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vipNYJim
Houston
56 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always an excellent place to eat.

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vipLorinS
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service again and again
Thanks
Lorin

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vipMichel
Houston
53 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

very clean

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viphoudinner
Houston
92 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amalfi remains a fantastic choice for genuine Italian fare, with warm service and a fun atmosphere. The food was terrific, as always, as was our wine. Service was attentive thought the kitchen seemed a bit off on timing this visit--likely due to a busy night. We will be back to this neighborhood gem with scrumptious Italian food.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , great service & love the live Italian music!!

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JorgeF
Houston
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente servíos e igualmente la comida, recomendable para toda la
Familia y amigos 😋👍🏻

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victor
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience when we dine with them.

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vipTSeaO
Houston
25 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
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
92 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
3 reviews
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
36 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.

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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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vipLorinS
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service
Great food
Thanks lorin

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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.

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 742 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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