Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar

4.8
707 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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vipJenniferD
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and the food was great

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MikeD
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service

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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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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
83 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
52 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!

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vipDoug
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very attentive.
Gianni is great!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Check your bill before signing

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AnthonyN
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent coastal Italian food. Reminds me of the food I enjoyed while in Amalfi. Risotto with scallops was great. My daughter had mussels which were also great. Octopus appetizer was exceptional in that it was prepared simply and let the octopus flavor stand out. Often dine here for lunch and the business lunch is an exceptional value.

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vipEP48
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and friendly service as always!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great neighborhood restaurant. It was cool enough for the Osso Buco, which was good. Be sure to try the Carpaccio appetizer

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vipharriet
Houston
74 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We continue to eat here as the food is always good and fresh. We also like to eat "local." It is consistently good. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This us our favorite restaurant, never disappointed! Consistent good food and good service

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vipVickie
Hawaii
37 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorites. It's quite a drive for us but well worth the trip every time. The baby lamb chops, snapper, steaks... well all of it is delicious. Pretty presentations and excellent wine selections. Large outdoor seating area as well as comfortably spaced inside seating. I always enjoy our dinners here.

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BSanders
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Friends Birthday!!!🎂🍽🎉

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vipDanva2201
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

De los restaurantes italianos más ricos en donde hemos comido. La comida excelente y el servicio de lo mejor.

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vipPittbull
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great night and fantastic italian food..... recommended from Italians

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vipChrisD
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and fabulous food!!

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LorinS
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job Oscar.

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vipHoustonFoodie
Houston
56 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service are always great at Amalfi. I rated the ambience low because we had a reservation for outdoor seating. They were busy and set us up very close to the entryway, and closer than 6 feet to other diners. Outdoor area was very overcrowded.

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AndreaB
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

In short, not so great. I've been to lunch a number of times and looked forward to introducing my husband to Amalfi for our anniversary celebration. We arrived on time for our reservation and waited nearly five minutes to be acknowledged and seated. Then another ten minutes for our waitress to appear. What's her name? I have no idea. After ordering my entree, Miss ?? asked if I wanted a salad. I did. My husband ordered his entree.. same question about salad...a sharper wait staff would have pointed out that watercress was going to be served with his dinner
.did re really want to have salad?Well, no. His fish and my veal rib...yes, single rib....was well prepared and delicious. However the portions were lunch sized at dinner prices. I have to say that we were surprised at the number of patrons being served. It didn't bother us but if you truly expect to be six feet from ALL of your neighboring diners, best to go somewhere else. I'll go again, but for lunch only.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, services and environment- highly recommended

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vipGarryF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Always liked this place, service was great but food really missed the mark.
Overcooked Scallops and prawns, overcooked and dried out Veal Scaloppini.
$ 50 truffle starter was a let down, full of truffle oil.

AJ
vipAJRod
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I had an opportunity to have a date night and chose Amalfi Ristorante because of its proximity to our house. We were pleasantly surprised by the lovely ambiance. Great live music, a handful of birthdays celebrated there-good vibes. The food was very good. I recommend the octopus appetizer.

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vipNYJim
Houston
54 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service is always great. They got the outdoor dining figured out. Definitely one of the two of my favorite Italian restaurants in Houston

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vipHoustonFoodie
Houston
56 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always !

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 707 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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