“Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar — Chef/Owner Giancarlo Ferrara is a culinary genius whose cuisine pays homage to the essence of the Western Coast of Italy…”
Amalfi in the News
Top 12 Italian Restaurants in Houston | Click2Houston
November 7, 2017
Martin Preferred Foods Put on the Ritz With the Epicurean Project | Houston
October 11, 2017
“The clear winner of the night, however, was chef Giancarlo Ferrara of Amalfi Ristorante, who was caramelizing U10 scallops in the skillet before serving them to attendees. Not surprisingly, his creation, served with baby zucchini mousse, pioppini mushrooms and summer black truffle cream sauce, won both people’s choice and also first place with the evening’s judges…”
Amalfi Scores at 2017 Epicurean Project | Houston Chronicle
October 9, 2017
“Chef Giancarlo Ferrara whose Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar won first from judges (and People’s Choice) at the 2017 Epicurean Project held Oct. 4 sponsored by Martin Preferred Foods to benefit Recipe for Success…”
Top Houston restaurants tapped for Culinary Stars event | Houston Chronicle
August 21, 2017
“Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar is among the restaurants participating in 2017 Culinary Stars dining event. Shown: Chef Giancarlo Ferrara’s Sicilian lobster scampi…”
Dining Out: Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar ready for HRW diners | Jewish Herald Voice
August 11, 2017
“Giancarlo Ferrara, owner and executive chef of Amalfi Ristorante, is participating in Houston Restaurant Weeks (Aug. 1-Sept. 4) for the third time. HRW is an incredible opportunity to explore Houston’s diverse culinary landscape, while benefitting the Houston Food Bank…”
10 Reservations to Make Right Now for Houston Restaurant Weeks | Zagat
August 9, 2017
“This intimate Galleria-area restaurant reflects the flavors and sites of chef-owner Giancarlo Ferrara’s birthplace on the Amalfi Coast in Italy…”
Houston Restaurant Notebook | Realty News Report
August 2, 2017
“HOUSTON – (By Michelle Leigh Smith) – It is not only Italian businessmen who pack Amalfi around 3 p.m. each afternoon. Dads bring their sons after soccer and beautifully dressed women come in trios for the fresh Salmon Scozzese or Branzino con Gnocchi al Limone E Carciofi or a simple Fichi Con Proscuitto Di Parma E Balsamico (imported Parma prosciutto with fresh black mission figs drizzled with aged balsamic vinegar)…”
Houston Restaurant Weeks delivers foodie delights and experiences this year | Hot in Houston Now
August 1, 2017
“Amalfi is adding a frozen Bellini and small pizzas with their $45 dinners…”
Underrated Houston Restaurant Weeks Menus | PaperCity
July 31, 2017
“This week, I got a sneak peek at the HRW menu at Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar, a restaurant that specializes in the cuisine of southern Italy, most notably that of the Amalfi Coast. The chef there, (and co-owner with his wife, Lisa), Giancarlo Ferrara, came of age in Salerno, learning from his mother all about the foodways of his rich region (not the least of which is glorious seafood). He opened Amalfi in late 2014, and locals (plus Martha Stewart) have made it a Houston favorite…”
Where celebrities dined in Houston during Super Bowl LI | Houston Chronicle
February 6, 2017
“Chef/owner Giancarlo Ferrara of Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar where cookbook author and food television star Martha Stewart dined on Saturday.”
The Most Raucous Super Bowl Party Yet? Celebs Dance on Tables, Giant Bottles of Cristal Chugged | PaperCity
February 5, 2017
“More than 250 were invited to frolic in St. Tropez tradition which meant a three-course Mediterranean-inspired lunch from Amalfi Ristorante…”
Amalfi Awarded Houston’s Top 100
October 27, 2016
We were recently recognized as one of Houston’s Top 100 restaurants by the Houston Chronicle and featured in Allison Cook’s restaurant guide for 2016.
10 Pizzas You Need to Try Right Now in Houston | Zagat
October 25, 2016
“Pizza Al Salmon E Provova Affumicata E Spinaci at Amalfi
It only takes 90 seconds in the oven to finish this brunch-y offering smothered in house-marinated salmon, heirloom tomatoes, spinach, roasted red onion and two kinds of cheese: smoked Buffalo mozzarella and shaved aged ricotta salata.”
Scenes from The Epicurean Project | Houston Chronicle
October 20, 2016
“A partnership with Martin Preferred Foods, the Epicurean Project held on Oct. 5 at Silver Street Studios showcased gourmet foods and chefs who know how to use them.”
Houston Restaurant Weeks lineup: 11 newcomers definitely worth a try | CultureMap Houston
August 10, 2015
Houston is only two weeks away from the annual dining frenzy known as Houston Restaurants Weeks. This year’s event runs for five weeks: from August 1 until Labor Day on September 7, but unofficially kicks off today (July 15) when organizer Cleverley Stone publishes the menus of the over 200 participating restaurants.
Houston Restaurant Weeks 2015 – The Urban Swank Top Picks | Urban Swank
July 31, 2015
It is that time of the year again! August is the reason that many Houstonians mark their calendars. No matter your dining preference or palate, most of us use this time to get out and try a new restaurant or go back for a visit to one of our favorites. Houston Restaurant Weeks, which over the years has progressed from a week long campaign to a month long one, is aimed at fighting hunger in Houston with a percentage of all proceeds benefiting the Houston Food Bank. This year, the campaign runs August 1 through September 7, 2015.
Dining Out: Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar | Jewish Herald-Voice
July 30, 2015
Giancarlo Ferrara, owner and executive chef of Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar, will participate in Houston Restaurant Weeks for the first time, from Aug. 1 through Sept. 7. This is a wonderful opportunity to explore Houston’s diverse culinary landscape, while helping those who are served by The Houston Food Bank.
Established in 2003, Houston Restaurant Weeks is a fun-filled dining event benefiting America’s largest food bank. Held simultaneously in restaurants in the greater Houston area, HRW is its largest single annual fundraiser.
This Week in Houston Food Events: Restaurant Weeks Are Upon Us | Houston Press
July 27, 2015
Across Houston, fine dining establishments will begin to celebrate Houston Restaurant Weeks, a benefit event for the Houston Food Bank that features special menus, happy stomachs and happy consciences.
This Veal Ragù Will Make You Happy in Houston | PaperCityMag
July 15, 2015
I make ragù often, especially in cooler seasons. But I love to eat it any time of the year. Problem is, much of the ragù I order in restaurants is undercooked, rushed, lacking richness. Last night, however, I was very pleased with my order. On the menu, it was listed as Paccheri al Ragu’ di Vitello Bianco (Traditional Amalfi Pasta Paccheri served with veal ragout, fried sage and Parmesan shavings). This dish, which is on the Houston Restaurant Weeks menu at Amalfi Ristorante Italiano & Bar, is the real thing.
The 50 Finest | Modern Luxury Houston
July 6, 2015
In a dynamic culinary scene of which the nation’s press and the James Beard judges have taken note, a slew of upstarts have taken their place among the city’s star chefs. Inspired by their homelands—from the Gulf Coast to the Amalfi Coast, and from Spain to South Africa—they’ve brought us the world. Prepare to tipple and taste the best of H-Town now. And, by all means, save room for dessert!