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“Really Bad Italian Food! Over Priced, Poor Quality!”
1 of 5 bubbles Review of Amalfi Ristorante

Amalfi Ristorante
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Ranked #41 of 406 Restaurants in Rockville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Parklawn Drive
Description: "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!"
Germantown, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Really Bad Italian Food! Over Priced, Poor Quality!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

I read the majority of decent reviews on this site, regarding Amalfi's . I only found 2 reviews that were recent and negative! The bad reviews are Justified! Our waiter was nice and the only good part of our experience! What was Wrong? Everything!! I ordered Lasagna, the lasagna had no seasoning in it, the sauce was not close to tasty with absence of seasoning. My GF ordered Egg Plant Parm. Again, NO seasoning, the cook was too lazy to peel the egg plant too. The food had little tomato sauce on either dish, and what was on the food was not tasty at all! Don't waste your Money on this restaurant because you can get a better meal in a Can and save alot of Money!!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Bethesda, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“It has been a few years, will be back sooner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

We have not been there in a few years and this was a quite night for the restaurant. The food was good, served quickly,the waiter a little slow. In general a good dinner. Have been there years ago with a large group and things are handled very well even with a roudy crowd.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank twinkeltoes10
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Rockville
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Really fine local Italian restraurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2013

We had not been to Amalifi's for years and decided to try it again, and we will be back soon. The food was excellent. Every dish we ordered was well prepared with fresh ingredients and very tasty. Service was excellent and there is a nice, and reasonably priced, wine selection. Deserts were really outstanding. Our server, John (also a member of the family that owns the place) was very willing to change dishes to meet our requests, and he was very responsive when we told him that one of our people had a particular food allergy.

The only minor "negative" is that the chairs are not at all comfortable, particularly for someone like me with a bad back. But that will not keep us from looking forward to our next visit

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Fishperson
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Annapolis, Maryland
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78 reviews
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“Simple food done very well”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

I was quite impressed with Amalfi Ristorante. OK, I'll confess: I was pleasantly surprised. The restaurant is off the main drag, and the building was very nondescript. If you blink you'll miss it as you drive by. But it was worth the effort to find it, and the food turned out to be excellent.
You get the feeling that the recipes have been handed down over many generations. It feels very much as if you are eating at someone's home rather than at a restaurant. I generally judge Italian restaurants by the way they prepare veal. The good places serve very tender veal; the bad places serve shoe leather. The veal at Amalfi was very tender and the preparation was excellent. My daughter had the chicken parmigiana and she loved it. There was a lamb special that evening and it was outstanding. No major complaints, though I should caution you that the menu will not win points for creativity or originality. Amalfi serves standard Italian fare but they do an excellent job with it.

  • Visited May 2013
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Ocean View, Delaware
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Same excellent food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

Have not been here in several years because we left the area. WOW, everything is the same including the outstanding food & service. The white pizza as an appetizer was over the top super. Still as I remembered, the bolonaise pasta and salads superbly prepared and excellent. The wine menu needs some attention but overall fine.

  • Visited April 2013
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