Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar

4.8
682 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Houston
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipVickie
Hawaii
35 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Friends Birthday!!!🎂🍽🎉

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vipDanva2201
Houston
1 review
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
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service and fabulous food!!

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LorinS
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job Oscar.

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vipHoustonFoodie
Houston
54 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
2 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.

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vipAJRod
Houston
5 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
55 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always !

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vipTracyW
Houston
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a birthday dinner here and the food and service was fabulous. My sister in law who is from Rome said the food was a great as the food in Italy.

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vipMikeM
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was excellent! His name was Oscar R.
I mistakenly left my wallet on the table when we left; Oscar turned it into the hostess. I called when I discovered that I was missing my wallet; The hostess told me that the server had turned it in. I had a bit of cash in my wallet and every dollar was there.
Please thank Oscar for me and I will be back to see him soon to thank him for being so honest!!!
Mike M

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vipricemilitaryeater
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE Amalfi! This is truly some of the best Italian food I've had outside of Italy. I had a branzino special that was literally the most incredible fish dish I have ever eaten. The service is always perfect - the staff really get to know you. I can't say enough nice things about this restaurant.

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vip7nights
Houston
79 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Probably the best authentic Italian food in the City.

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vipRobC
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Truffles season! White Alba!

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vipItalianfooddevotee
Houston
46 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best restaurant in Houston, TX. No other is even close.

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mymommymonet
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We dined early to avoid a crowded room. Outdoor seating is available but we were told it fills up faster than the inside room. All but one table inside was filled by the time we left@7:30. Staff was very attentive, though we had to ask for water refill once after food was delivered. The place was hopping! Food was very good as we expected, with a very generous pour of (house) wine by the glass, which we didn’t. Excellent wine recommendation from server. Service was fast but not rushed. Social distance? I’d say, barely. We will monitor for the next weeks, but will avoid this restaurant and most others for the duration. Special occasion will win out over COVID fears. The unsung heroes are the servers and cooks who do this every evening. Kudos.

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vipAhalfh
Houston
21 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food.. mazing night. Only wish they had speakers outside so we could hear the live music that was playing inside.

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LetyC
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful place for a low key dinner. Delicious food great presentation and friendly staff

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BSanders
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night w Hubby

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MikeD
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great place

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vipNeliRi
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service at Amalfi is always excellent!
It is an absolute pleasure dining there!

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vipLauraH
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually come here but last night happened to be a birthday celebration. At this time we only sit outside and Amalfi offers the best atmosphere outside. Very good and efficient waiters.

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vipAlwaysafuntime
Houston
42 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars, treated like fiends and family. Gianni usually takes care of us, as he did Saturday, and we were treated to great food and personal service with extra touches that always make us feel special. Adrian always has a great table selected for us. We frequently take our 9 & 11 year old grandchildren (and sometimes their friends) and they look forward to it - as they receive special treatment as well - including occasionally helping in preparing their own food if things are not too busy. We all look forward to our next visit.

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vipLeslieK
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We reserved an outside table. They ended up setting another table on the sidewalk, but brought us our own ice cooled air conditioner! Really helped. We ordered the restaurant week menu which was delicious with several good choices. We always try to go during restaurant month.

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vipWestchaseFoodie
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner with group as part of HRW. Great service/food and wine selection. We enjoyed our table stuck in a corner. The pandemic of course affected everyone, despite that Amalfi was hopping and service was attentive. Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific experience. The good is great but would be great to have this place at. Roof top. The experience can be better if the place is at a different location with a view

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MikeD
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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vipStYLzsmiles17
Houston
45 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great place! Went on a double date with friends here. Food was awesome! I tried the HRW (Houston Restaurant Week) menu. $45 per person. Began with a fruity Bellini. I chose the tuna tartare to start with, braised short rib for entree, and grilled peach with ice cream for dessert. Excellent. We’ve tried almost everything before on the menu and you can’t go wrong. Every fish dish is perfectly seasoned and cooked. No overcooked fish at this place. If you have never tried it, must go for the branzino aka Mediterranean Seabass. All the pasta dishes are great too. Excellent place to dine in. Food is excellent and prices are very reasonable. We always bring our friends here. Friday night they have live music, so it’s lively and family friendly. Highly recommend this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I swear every time we go it gets better and better!
It’s a small place, which I Love, but seriously, they have great waiters! They all are accommodating- they try hard to make your dining experience enjoyable, and I accredit that to the manager, he is absolutely lovely!! He LOVES what he does, and it shows. I see the owner (lady) there some times and she looks happy- great sign of good ownership!
Good job!💋

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
15 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amalfi’s was great as usual. Wait staff was very attentive. All COVID protocols were observed by the staff. Food was excellent.

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JBHRHS
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our evening and were treated like old friends. The food was excellent and the servers could not have been nicer! Thank you
Loved the entertainment too. Nice touch!

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vipVickie
Hawaii
36 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a restaurant that I love to come to just for the amazing food. They have great wines. I was very impressed with the Bocale Montefalco Rosso 2017. Very flavorful and bold. There is nothing I would not recommend on their menu every item is fresh, bright and well presented. Our favorite server is Gianni he is top notch and they will honor your seating preferences if you ask. It's tucked away and you might not think much from the outside but take a chance on this one and enjoy a fantastic Ristorante experience.

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vipREF531
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

There did not feel like any social distancing was being practiced at this restaurant. The place was packed and the tables close enough to hear the conversations without trying. Other than the seating issue the service was outstanding and the food was very good.

I will go back when it is cooler and sit outside for the distancing. The food and service was worth it!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food, service and noise level was good.

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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 682 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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