Amalfi Ristorante Italiano

4.7
1206 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
"Italy, it's closer than you think." Founded by Moe Sr. in 1977 Amalfi is a True Family Owned & Operated Restaurant. We are a very hands on family that take pride in doing all the work ourselves and strive to have the very best restaurant in town. Moe Jr. is the head chef, Johnny is the General Manager, Teresa hosts and overlooks the operation. Moe Sr. and Teresa started Amalfi in February 1977 when Moe Jr. was only two years old and Johnny hadn't even been born yet. Now over 40 years later the two sons are in control and have taken Amalfi to the next level. We have now upgraded all of our meats to all natural products from local farms. From free range chicken to milk fed veal, even our sausage is all natural. Almost all of our pasta is handmade on premises and we've gotten rid of practically all dishes made in batches so now our meals are made to order to ensure optimal freshness and quality. Come in and see why they say, "Once you visit Amalfi, you may never leave!"

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1206 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
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stacey
Orlando
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Completely wonderful food, people, everything. They're very nice, too!

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vipJamesC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and friendly staff. Always a positive experience

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Rock
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I've been coming to this wonderful restaurant since 1978, and I've never had a bad meal. Exactly what you'd expect from a well-run family restaurant.

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Phil
Baltimore
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect as always.

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JoanB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Had a very pleasant meal at Amalfi. The food was delicious and the service was exemplary. The server modified my dinner choice to suit my requests.

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vipKathi
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food was wonderful (I almost always get the Chicken Alfredo), the service friendly and efficient, the dessert awesome, the price just right.

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Smiths
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was authentic and well prepared and presented. Service was excellent.

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Armin
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always fantastic. Service is wonderful, food is to die for every time.

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AdrianR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was outstanding. I would highly recommend.

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vipSandraS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best family restaurant in the world!! We love the staff who are always great and of course the food can't be beaten. All home made all the time!

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TaylorP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The wait staff was great and food was even better. We will definitely return!

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DavidC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, great food & service. A little expensive. Go Amalfi!

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JanetL
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The eggplant parmesan was terrific! Nicely breaded and served with fresh chopped basil. Also shared the salad with the fresh greens, dried fruits and nuts which was excellent! We will definitely be back.

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KevinF
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was delicious, as always. There's a reason it's our favorite restaurant.

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We definitely enjoyed the food. Had some issues but it was okay. For the cost of the food seemed alil steep but maybe next time we will see what the favorites are !

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thetopdoc
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Family owned restaurant with an unchanging menu, good service, quiet atmosphere.

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RichardC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food at reasonable prices. Lots of ambiance and charm.

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BillH
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was SUPER! Just how we remembered it ..... We will be visiting again very soon!

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ValerieA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love this restaurant and the service and food is excellent all the time.

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vipLAZ123
Washington DC
106 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We have not dined out since covid and what a pleasant surprise Amalfi was! Haven’t been here in quite a few years!
Tables were nicely distanced, servers snd staff were masked and very professional!
Food was delicious and the restaurant was so clean and cheery!
Bravo Amalfi
We’ll be back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Excellent food and service. Never felt rushed or had to wait. Thanks for a wonderful evening.

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RTB24
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Old school Italian place. Good food and very good service.

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
515 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Enjoyed another good meal at Amalfi’s. Harvest and Date salad’s great way to start. Of course with Chanti! Pasta dishes, all homemade rigatoni, perfectly cooked and prepared!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amalfi Ristorante Italiano has been a family favorite for many years and we eagerly awaited its reopening after the pandemic. The food is excellent. Our group had three different entres and we each had high praise for our selection. One change we saw was in the presentation - especially in our salads - which were a treat for the eye as well as for the palate. The service was excellent, with the waiter stopping by the table frequently to ensure that all of our needs were met. We recommend Amalfi highly.

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DANAK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great family run restaurant. Excellent food, service, and atmosphere!!’

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SethB
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing . had a religious experience from the plain spaghetti just to start

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was phenomenal. Service was excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
10 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

This was a nice restaurant with good food. It seems to be family owned and the staff was very nice. The wine list could be improved.

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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
515 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

There is a reason why Amalfi has been serving great Italian food for so long. Great pasta dinner and we started with stuff roasted peppers! Outstanding

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vipftrock
Washington DC
68 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent service, Dragana provided wonderful service. As usual, the white pizza stack was outstanding. All the food was very good. This is a restaurant where you know they are happy to see you and you are made to feel so welcome.

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Sunni1
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Flew in from Wisconsin and couldn't wait to return to Amalfi's to eat so I reserved in advance a table for my family upon arrival. Friday night specials and menu were slightly changed I am sure due to reopening and available supply of offerings. Our family enjoys the roasted peppers and burrata appetizers while we awaiting our entrees. I generally always enjoy their salad but wanted to save room for dessert. We had a variety of dishes from the Sausage Porcini with fresh pasta, Bronzino, Gnocchi with marinara, and a NEW offering Pepperoni Chicken. Which as John described it was exactly where pepperoni meets chicken parmesan. My cousin devoured it and it was a very thick and sizeable portion, however, he declared it a winner. Dessert was cannoli and tiramisu as they were out of Limoncello cake. Another fabulous evening at Amalfi's and I already have another reservation on Wednesday when they reopen after two days of well-deserved rest. Now to figure out how many others I can convince to go with me before I need to return to WI.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time her, and won’t be our last. Staff was all smiles and calamari was amazing!!

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steve
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Your prices have increased somewhat. I know your costs have increased, so you probably can't do anything about it. You ran out of fish. Your sea bass is delicious, so it doesn't surprise me you ran out before Sunday. You have a great place... best Italian food in the area.

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KaterinaN
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Loved it! Hidden gem in Rockville!

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James
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great place for white pizzas and good Italian food.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebrated 8th anniversary there. Great ambience, nice wall decorations, food was delicious, staff were incredible attentive and friendly. It was everything we expected and more.

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vipUberMiaoMiao
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was our first visit since the Covid pandemic. The food is still as good as before. The service was friendly and attentive. It’s great to be back to normal.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food was outstanding. Clientele interesting. Gentleman burped really loud. Classless

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Shell
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful family owns this restaurant and every dining experience is if you are eating with family. I have been a patron of Amalfi’s since the late ‘70’s and they never disappoint! The Sons of Amalfi are doing incredible things with their menu and quality of ingredients. “You may never leave!”

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HollyK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Family run restaurant with outstanding service and delicious food. What more can I say? Highly recommended.

FAQs

Amalfi Ristorante Italiano offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (301) 770-7888.

Amalfi Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.7 stars by 1206 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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