Amalfi Ristorante Italiano

4.8
1226 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 1226 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.5
Ambience
4.5
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Peck
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food at a reasonable value, warm family environment. A totally wonderful evening.

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Brian
Washington DC
40 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

This is a long-standing, traditional Italian Restaurant. Everything (food, wine and drinks) is modestly priced. We had the white pizza as an appetizer, the sausage and peppers pasta and the seafood medley (clams, shrimp etc.) in garlic sauce. It was all average. The wine list was short but there was enough variety. The ambiance is pleasant and it is easy to have a conversation with others at the table. The server was friendly and efficient.

They did not have their sign on so we passed it up initially since Wilkens Ave is in an industrial area near the Parklawn Building.

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MadieS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely evening. We drove almost an hour one way just to eat here for the first time. We would definitely come back. It felt like being in Italy!

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vipScottG
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a great family run restaurant. The food is very good, the waiters are gracious and warm, and they’re extremely attentive to food allergies.

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Rabbit51
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2021
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience3

Good traditional Italian with great service in an out-of-the way location in Rockville.

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JakeK
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to this family owned neighborhood restaurant innumerable times and have never had a bad meal. Always recommend.

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Deborah
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Easy reservation on Open Table. Great staff, host, and FOOD! My husband’s favorite restaurant so he picked it for his special birthday! Consistently the best!!

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Andy
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

My favorite restaurant. I eat the eggplant parmigiana and it always fresh and delicious. Wait staff are great.

Recommend it highly. The food is always fresh and outstanding.

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vipLynneS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

GreT staff and food!

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Cece
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Took a gamble and made reservation at this restaurant since we were here from out of town and wanted to get out of the hotel. Later that day, I ran into a colleague at the hotel who had been to the restaurant several times in the past and always loved it. Everything was great and lived up to my friends opinion.

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HillaryL
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The mushroom ravioli is amazing! Love the fresh bread made on site and the tiramisu… this gem of a restaurant is a wonderful place for a date night! My husband and I will definitely be back. It’s a perfect hole in the wall with great service and good atmosphere! Make sure you make a reservation, they fill up quickly.

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Phil
Baltimore
24 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect as always

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Penguin
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I had an excellent eggplant parmesan with marinara sauce on the side, which allows the eggplant to be super crispy. It was superb. White pizza and zucchini appetizers were terrific!

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vipTimT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing! Great food and even better people. Try the garlic and butter sautéed calamari over handmade pasta. Seriously unreal!

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wilbur
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hadn’t been here in years. As good as I remember. Maybe even better. Great food perfect service. Left full and happy

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Armin
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, fantastic food and great service. We will definitely be back for more.

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steve
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is always a pleasure to dine at Amalfi. You have the best Italian food in the area. The service staff is pleasant and efficient. We were afraid the pandemic might have closed you up for good. We were very happy to see you reopen. We do wish you would open for dinner a little earlier than 5:00.... maybe open by 4:00 as we are early diners. The music was beautiful.

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AndyK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful!

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AndrewG
1 review
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service. Definitely recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really enjoy going there and the food is delicious!

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DonnaR
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there. How had I not heard of Amalfi before? From the moment you enter you are greeted with a smile. Food was prepared with care and absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back.

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stacey
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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vipJamesC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and friendly staff. Always a positive experience

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Rock
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
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
24 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect as always.

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JoanB
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2021
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
27 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
3 reviews
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
14 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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vipclevelandparkguru
Washington DC
522 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice white pizza !!! Dinner was pasta and shrimp! It was outstanding in red sauce! Great flavors! Staff and service always helpful and good.

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DavidC
San Francisco
6 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!

FAQs

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

Amalfi Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.8 stars by 1226 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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