Amalfi’s, Adelaide

Friends organise a catch up and decide to dine at Amalfi Pizzeria Ristorante, more commonly referred to as Amalfi’s. Awesome, as I’ve always wanted to try out this eatery but never made the time to do so. πŸ™‚ Oh, and might I add, a booking is usually required here as it is completely packed out, especially on a Friday night!

amalfis, italian

amalfis, italian, garlic bread, mussels
Garlic bread; $4.50
Cozze aglio olio: black mussels; $16.00

Delicious, delicious carbs! A light crispy crust with soft fluffy bread with garlic butter spread – BLISS. A great starter and satisfying tummy liner cause I was hungryyyyy~ πŸ™‚
These mussels were beautiful! They were cooked perfectly, the meat was super juicy, plump and sweet. Omnomnomnom~ The best mussels I’ve had in a long time.

amalfis, italian, veal, marinara
Saltimbocca alla romana: veal topped with parma ham, pan fried with sage, served with light glaze, greens and potato; $27.50 (not the most attractive dish I’ve gotta say)
Marinara: spaghetti, shellfish, squid, fish, prawns and crab; $25.00

amalfis, italian, red pasta, cream
Amalfitana: linguine, onion, dried tomato, eggplant, pine nuts, artichoke, spinach, oregano; $18.70 entree size
Con pollo: rigatoni chicken, pancetta, mushroom, chives, apricot, pepper, cream sauce; $21.20

I ordered the Amalfitana – the red sauce, eggplant and pine nuts got me; gotta love an extra crunch and a good handful of veggies. This dish was delish, lovely flavourful sauce and a good variety of veggies – although if there was a hint of protein – say mince meat or something… this would’ve been a super winner – I love my meat πŸ˜› !

Will head back for the pizza next time and ignore the horrendous service. A table for 10 was booked but the rude waiter kept wanting to take our chairs to accommodate another table… sir, we reserved for 10 people, not 9.

Food: 3.5/5
Service: 1/5
Value: 3/5
Ambience: 3/5


Amalfi Pizzeria Ristorante
29 Frome Street
Adelaide SA 5000
P 08 8223 1948

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5 comments for “Amalfi’s, Adelaide

  1. Phuong
    February 23, 2011 at 6:27 AM

    Their service sucks! We go here all the time, they USED to have the BEST marinara ever! But then it just went down hill.. and its meant to be more flashy than say Scoozi.. but they give you a freaking paper menu? Yet they have money to spend on linen napkins? me highly confusion.. haha tsk.

    • dbites
      February 23, 2011 at 10:20 PM

      Haha, yeah, their service is quite horrible but their food is pretty good… I guess that’s what everyone comes back for cause this place is constantly packed out! πŸ™‚

  2. MotherR
    July 25, 2011 at 2:20 AM

    I don’t understand what you people require from service for you to call it good. Coming from Melbourne, few eating establishments hit the mark in Adelaide. I wouldn’t say that the food at Amalfi is brilliant, but we have been there a handful of times and have always had excellent service. By this I mean polite, appropriate, genuine, fast, intelligent.

    And what is it with space in Adelaide? You grab your houseblocks, you nab your space on the road without mercy and now you want to stake a claim around your restaurant table. Did your party of ten turn up in full? We are always amazed when we go to a restaurant in a party of three and they point to a table apologetically and say, ‘we can squeeze you in there.’ And we look and think the space is large enough to stay the night in. In some cities, if people really want to eat somewhere they will perch on a crate in an alley.

    • dbites
      July 26, 2011 at 4:45 AM

      I’m glad that you enjoyed your experience at Almafi’s on multiple occasions but unfortunately for us, on this particular occasion, our waiter was rude, mean and hasty. Having said that, I still thoroughly enjoyed my meal and am happy to return to try out other items on the menu – now that’s gotta say something about their food.

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