For most of us, visiting Italy and driving down the Amalfi Coast eating our way from town to town is more of a dream than reality. But what if I told you that you could enjoy the best food the Amalfi Coast has to offer anytime you want, just a minute away in anindustrial part of Rockville? Well, family owned and operated Amalfi Restaurant in Rockville has been doing just that since 1977.
This review could begin and end with the White Pizza. Amalfi has the best White Pizza in the area. Period. Perfectly thin, bubbling with fontina cheese, and seasoned with fresh garlic and herbs; this pizza is as much artwork as it is culinary skills. It is a must have anytime you visit, but keep it on speed dial for carryout.
The Amalfi experience starts with the warm greeting you receive at the host stand (usually from the owner) and continues with the excellent service from familiar faced waiters. The rustic Italian and Onion bread that is served to every table, deserves its own review and shows Amalfi’s dedication to quality and detail. Pastas are made in house daily and food is locally sourced when possible. They use Allen Farms free range chicken, and the quality of their chicken dishes are unmatched. Traditional dishes such as Chicken Parmesan and Marsala are so enhanced by these bone in breasts that you willquestion why you ever accepted a pounded out bird in the past. Seafood options include mussels, clams, shrimp, and calamari that are all prepared delicately and generously portioned in each dish. Dave Hessler- my resident seafood expert- says Amalf’s seafood options have the most “bang for your buck.” And finally save room for the excellent Cannolis.
Amalfi is everything that is missing from most restaurants in the area. A throwback, family owned business that truly values their customers and takes tremendous pride in their food. It is child friendly and perfect for any occasion with plenty of parking. Take a trip to Italy, which you never knew was just around the corner!Amalfi restaurant 12307 Wilkins Ave, Rockville, MD 20852 (301) 770-7888
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