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Villa Amalfi

4.7
4.7
79 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Upscale Italian restaurant with classic furnishing, old school white table clothes, and delicious dishes rooted from the Amalfi Coast

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2 people

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Booked 8 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
    Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (201) 886-8626

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Menu

Antipasti Freddi (Cold Appetizers)

  • Burrata Pugliese$15.00

    Imported fresh creamy mozzarella, served with roasted peppers & grilled zucchini

    • Cocktail di Gamberi

      Colossal shrimp served with fresh avocado & a spicy cocktail sauce

      • ea.$8.00
    • Carpaccio di Manzo$16.00

      Thin slices of uncooked beef tenderloin over arugula, topped with shavings of Parmigiano cheese & truffle oil

      • Polpa di Granchio Fredda$22.00

        Colossal crabmeat served with fresh avocado & spicy cocktail sauce

        Antipasti Caldi (Hot Appetizers)

        • Polenta con Funghi$13.00

          Grilled homemade polenta, topped with wild mushrooms & red sauce

          • Calamari Fritti$15.00

            Fried east coast squid choice of spicy or medium red sauce

            • Polpo alla Brace$19.00

              Fresh grilled octopus plated with orzo salad

              • Polpettine alla Napoletana$13.00

                Homemade traditional meatballs in a red sauce

                Insalate (Salads)

                • La Cesare$11.00

                  Classic Caesar Salad

                  • Insalata Mista$9.00

                    Mixed field greens, sliced pear & goat cheese raspberry vinaigrette dressing

                    Zuppe (Soups)

                    • Zuppa del Giorno$9.00

                      Soup of the Day

                      • Pasta con Fagioli$9.00

                        Old Fashioned style homemade bean soup with pasta

                        Farinacei (Pasta)

                        • Cannelloni alla Romana$24.00

                          Homemade crepe style pasta with veal & spinach filling baked in a Béchamel & meat sauce

                          • Gnocchi di Patate$22.00

                            Homemade potato dumplings with a choice of meat sauce or pesto sauce

                            • Linguine Alle Vongole$25.00

                              Imported pasta with a choice of white or red clam sauce made with fresh Manila clams

                              • Spaghettini con Pomodorini$20.00

                                Imported pasta with fresh cherry tomato, extra virgin olive oil, garlic & basil sauce

                                Secondi (Entrees)

                                • Pollo Valdostana$24.00

                                  Chicken breast stuffed with speck, spinach, mozzarella, mushrooms Sherry wine sauce over risotto

                                  • Costolette di Manzo Brasate$29.00

                                    Braised short ribs, balsamic reduction, homemade pappardelle

                                    • Rib Veal Chop$48.00

                                      Double cut, Plume De Veau veal chop, caprese, parmigana

                                      • Fegato$28.00

                                        Calves liver, pan seared or grilled, topped with bacon & onions plated with vegetable & polenta

                                        • Branzino alla Griglia$32.00

                                          Grilled whole Mediterranean Sea bass, cooked with extra virgin olive oil & lemon, plated with potato & vegetable

                                          • Filletto di Centro alla Griglia$46.00

                                            Center cut filet mignon 12 oz. plated with potato & vegetable

                                            • Agnello alla Griglia$35.00

                                              Grilled New Zealand rack of lamb, plated with potato & vegetable

                                              • Salmone alla Griglia$29.00

                                                Filet of salmon, grilled, with ginger & herbs, plated with wild rice & vegetable

                                                • Scampi Riviera$32.00

                                                  Baked jumbo shrimp stuffed with crabmeat in a lemon wine garlic sauce, plated with risotto

                                                  • La Marechiara$32.00

                                                    An original Amalfi style; assorted seafood; clams mussels, shrimp, lobster tail & sea scallops in a light red sauce, plated with homemade black taglioline

                                                    Last updated: June 24, 2020

                                                    What 79 people are saying

                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                    Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                    4.7
                                                    4.7 based on recent ratings
                                                    • 4.7Food
                                                    • 4.6Service
                                                    • 4.7Ambience
                                                    • 4.6Value

                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                    1. ED

                                                      EDDIE

                                                      New York Area

                                                      60 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      60 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 24, 2021

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      HAVE BEEN HERE MANY TIMES AND IS ALWAYS CONSISTENT. BOTH FOOD AND FREINDLY SERVICE.

                                                    2. H

                                                      Harmax

                                                      New York Area

                                                      14 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      14 reviews

                                                      Dined on September 11, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      They’ve done a wonderful job providing a wonderful dining experience outside. Jimmy & his team are attentive and accommodating. The food and presentation are always top notch.

                                                    3. J

                                                      Justbop

                                                      New York Area

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 17, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Wonderful food and service. A great Italian restaurant at which I’ve NEVER been disappointed in the experience.

                                                    4. C

                                                      Chiquita49

                                                      New York Area

                                                      14 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      14 reviews

                                                      Dined on July 16, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent old-school Italian place. Nice variety of food, all wonderfully prepared. Wait staff was great--even gave my husband a complimentary cannoli after he agonized between desserts, so he got both of the ones he wanted. Really nice experience.

                                                    5. SZ

                                                      SandyZ

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on June 18, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      LOVE, LOVE, LOVE VILLA AMALFI ! This restaurant is truly "old school" Italian. Everything is fresh, homemade and is classic. It is so hard to find a restaurant that is truly 100% REAL Italian (everyone is trying to make it "fusion" or "put a spin on it". If you want great, amazing classic Italian dinner... you will not be disappointed!

                                                    6. V

                                                      Vanyv

                                                      New York Area

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      5 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 22, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Always a great experience....

                                                    7. d

                                                      diningexpert

                                                      New York Area

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      3 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 9, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The food was delicious

                                                    8. FG

                                                      FitGuy

                                                      New York Area

                                                      32 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      32 reviews

                                                      Dined on May 1, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      I never had a bad meal here and service is always good. It is becoming my go to place

                                                    9. J

                                                      Justbop

                                                      New York Area

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      12 reviews

                                                      Dined on April 16, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Always a wonderful place with great service and cooking. Can’t say enough about the quality of the experience!

                                                    10. b

                                                      bogie

                                                      New York Area

                                                      79 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      79 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 26, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                      Villa Amalfi is a first rate restaurant that would receive high accolades if it had a NYC address. we begin with their fantastic Covid safety measures upon entering the premises. Courteous staff seat you promptly. You become their total focus, from taking a drink order to explaining specials, and menu. Had an exquisite Branzino, grilled, deboned (not an easy job). This is not your typical Italian "drown me in red sauce" meals, there is more class, finesse and art in their food preparation. U taste the food, not tomato! The best meal I have had in the past three years. I cannot thank the wait team for a super evening! These guys worked in some of the top NYC restaurants! Worth the trip, promise. Ask for Ivica or Igor! It will be a treat!

                                                    11. SA

                                                      SandA

                                                      New York Area

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      13 reviews

                                                      Dined on March 20, 2021

                                                      overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                      Birthday dinner with just the right amount of celevration

                                                    12. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 15, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The food was really good and the service! All dishes came on time and prices are excellent! Will return!

                                                    13. TJ

                                                      TinaJ

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on February 14, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The Villa Amafia was an excellent experience. It was our first time there. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was great, atmosphere was classy and beautiful. We are definitely coming back in another week.

                                                    14. Y

                                                      Yammy

                                                      New York Area

                                                      54 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      54 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 13, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Highly recommend this restaurant; never disappoints. Great food and service!

                                                    15. g

                                                      goldpawz

                                                      New York Area

                                                      17 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      17 reviews

                                                      Dined on February 4, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent as always! Food and atmosphere were both great!

                                                    16. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 16, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Nice and easy reservation. Great service, delicious food. Would definitely be back.

                                                    17. Y

                                                      Yammy

                                                      New York Area

                                                      54 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      54 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 16, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Fabulous dinner and excellent service; The dining room is beautiful, too.

                                                    18. GG

                                                      GiselleG

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on January 8, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Villa Amalfi never disappoints. It is a Bergen County gem. Consistency in delicious food, friendly service, and great atmosphere. They have even done a fantastic job with the outdoor dining while maintaining a level of sophistication and charm.

                                                    19. TM

                                                      TravelinMadeline

                                                      New York Area

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 4, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      We come here often and this place never disappoints. Good food, service & atmosphere. Many thanks to the attentive staff.

                                                    20. M

                                                      Marty

                                                      New York Area

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      6 reviews

                                                      Dined on January 1, 2021

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      After having our wedding dinner here in June this year, we decided to return for New Year’s Eve. Same INCREDIBLE food, above and beyond service. I just love everything about this place. It will forever have a special place in my heart. It’s not bias though, the food and service really are incredible! I hope Villa Amalfi is around FOREVER!

                                                    21. JZ

                                                      JohnZ

                                                      New York Area

                                                      313 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      313 reviews

                                                      Dined on December 11, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Service was outstanding and every dish we ordered was delicious and amazing. They even made us items not on the menu that we requested. Great restaurant I highly recommend.

                                                    22. MR

                                                      MichelleR

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on November 15, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent service excellent food Excellent service large dishes Great ambiance

                                                    23. C

                                                      Crocky

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      15 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      15 reviews

                                                      Dined on November 8, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      The food at this restaurant is delicious. Is a must try for anyone that hasn’t gone here. Everything from food to service is top notch. Can’t wait to go back with my family.

                                                    24. TM

                                                      TravelinMadeline

                                                      New York Area

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      4 reviews

                                                      Dined on October 24, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      A hidden gem! Great service, delicious food. One of the few places in the area I would go back.

                                                    25. ED

                                                      EDDIE

                                                      New York Area

                                                      61 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      61 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 31, 2020

                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                      always consistent. both food and service. outside dining during pandemic is well done.

                                                    26. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      14 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      14 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 22, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                      We had a lovely time. Love eating outside.

                                                    27. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      1 review

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on August 22, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                      This is our go-to place for gracious outdoor dining during the pandemic: Tables well spaced, great food, extensive selections, QR code on each table for no-touch scanning of menus to your phone (should you to choose that), hand sanitizer on each table.

                                                    28. C

                                                      Chicago

                                                      New York Area

                                                      26 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      26 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 22, 2020

                                                      overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                      Great service. Food quality above average. Prices fair. Big parking lot.

                                                    29. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      18 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      18 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 21, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent food and service. Highly recommend

                                                    30. ED

                                                      EDDIE

                                                      New York Area

                                                      61 reviews

                                                      4.0

                                                      61 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 19, 2020

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      We were a party of seven and everybody was happy with both the food and service.

                                                    31. Y

                                                      Yammy

                                                      New York Area

                                                      54 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      54 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 13, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Wonderful evening; food was delicious; service was excellent. This restaurant never disappoints.

                                                    32. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      New York Area

                                                      54 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      3.0

                                                      54 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 8, 2020

                                                      overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                      Liked this place in the past. Food was good and reasonably priced. But now it’s is more expensive which I understand with what’s going on right now but up the quality for the food a little bit. Also educate your staff about the menu please. We had a recommendation from our waiter that was not what he described disappointedly. So over all not a great experience for the money we spent, and won’t go back there anytime soon.

                                                    33. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Hong Kong

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      7 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 7, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      1st class service. Good food and wine. daily special are all very attractive. Highly recommended.

                                                    34. FG

                                                      FitGuy

                                                      New York Area

                                                      32 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      32 reviews

                                                      Dined on August 1, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      So far the best place I been to for outdoor pandemic dining

                                                    35. OT

                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                      Philadelphia

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      5.0

                                                      2 reviews

                                                      Dined on July 29, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      25 wedding anniversary 7/29/1995... returned to the place where it all began! Thanks for a wonderful evening!!

                                                    36. FG

                                                      FitGuy

                                                      New York Area

                                                      32 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      32 reviews

                                                      Dined on July 26, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience3

                                                      First date & COVID .... so as I am new the area I wanted a better then good meal since going out is not and ever week thing anymore. I was happy to see that they had table cloths and real silverware. The specials where in an app and that’s fine. We had salad and the polenta with mushrooms appetizer she had the fish and and I had the veal chop. Both was very good. We where not given a time restrictions and it resembled as close to normal dining I have had in awhile. I will definitely go back.

                                                    37. F

                                                      Faramir

                                                      New York Area

                                                      82 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      4.0

                                                      82 reviews

                                                      Dined on July 24, 2020

                                                      overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                      Had a lovely time at Amalfi. Our first time. Good COVID protection measures in place. Pleasant and attentive staff. Made for a lovely evening. The zucchini flowers were very good, our entrees were good, gnocchi was tasty but a little heavy, cannelloni was not as good. We look forward to getting to see the inside of this great restaurant!

                                                    38. JZ

                                                      JohnZ

                                                      New York Area

                                                      313 reviews

                                                      vip
                                                      5.0

                                                      313 reviews

                                                      Dined on July 14, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Even during Pandemic and having to do outside dining doesn’t affect how good the food and service is. Every appetizer, dinner and dessert was AMAZING!! Excellent service as well. Can’t wait to go back!!!!

                                                    39. MK

                                                      MiraK

                                                      1 review

                                                      4.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on July 5, 2020

                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                      Nice outdoor seating area, the service is always good. Good food.

                                                    40. CR

                                                      CaroleR

                                                      1 review

                                                      5.0

                                                      1 review

                                                      Dined on July 4, 2020

                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                      Excellent food, service ambience. A bit pricy but great for a special occasion restaurant

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                                                    Villa Amalfi is rated 4.7 stars by 79 OpenTable diners

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                                                    Booked 8 times today
                                                    Google Map for Villa Amalfi

                                                    793 Palisade Ave Cliffside Park, NJ 07010-3202

                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                      Cliffside Park

                                                    • Hours of operation

                                                      Dinner
                                                      Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm
                                                      Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
                                                      Sun 1:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                    • Cuisines

                                                      Italian, Contemporary Italian, Comfort Food

                                                    • Dining style

                                                      Casual Dining

                                                    • Dress code

                                                      Smart Casual

                                                    • Payment options

                                                      AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                    • Additional

                                                      Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

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