In a tranquil corner of northwestern Indianapolis, there’s a restaurant that has been serving up exquisite and authentic Italian fare since 1991. Amalfi Ristorante Italiano, better known as Amalfi Italian Restaurant, is a family-owned operation in a single location, and is the dream come true of the DiRosa family. They dreamed of having a restaurant in the New World where they could come from Naples and bring the treasured family recipes with them. From the day they opened their doors, this Indianapolis restaurant was an instant success.
Amalfi Restaurant has racked up an impressive list of awards. Among them are Citysearch’s “Best Restaurant for a Date,” “Best Italian Food” and a “Best Romantic Restaurant” nomination; Indianapolis Monthly‘s list of the “50 Best Restaurants,” the Indianapolis Star‘s list of “Top Five Restaurants of 2003,” to name just a few.
Such success does not come easily, but it does bring its purveyors much pride and happiness. The DiRosas serve up the best of the Mother Country every single day at their own elegant restaurant in Northwest Indianapolis. Loyal fans, and there are many of them, assert their conviction that the dishes at Amalfi’s come closer to the fully-flavored cuisine from Italy than anywhere else in America.
One reason Amalfi Restaurant is so successful is that they never serve anything but the freshest of ingredients, and they use the very best available. Everything is delivered to the restaurant only hours before it is used. Nothing is ever frozen or made in advance, and they even bake bread right in the kitchen.
On a daily basis, Amalfi Restaurant offers such delicacies as Torta del Granchio, Chef Mario’s crabcake supreme; Calamari Fritti in pomodora sauce; Gamberi Fra Diavolo, which is tiger shrimp in a delightful spicy wine-tomato sauce; Portobello Farcito, the Chef’s special, beloved by all; Gnocchi di Patate Sorrentina, homemade potato dumplings; Lasagna Genovese with Chicken and three cheeses and homemade lasagna noodles; Spaghetti Frutti di Mare, with a variety of succulent fresh seafood; Filetto Monte Carlo, a grilled, then sauteed USDA prime filet mignon with brandy flambe; several different variations on Veal Scaloppine; Polla Cacciatore and much, much more. Every dish is backed by the careful artistry of the kitchen, years of experience behind the DiRosa family and the heritage that resides within their hearts.
It is a wonderful thing when cultures meet and unite. The highly diverse Indianapolis community and culture has been mightily enhanced by authentic dining places such as Amalfi, which bring the unique tastes and perspective of their homeland to the Midwest. Sample some of “Mama’s authentic Italian cuisine” at Amalfi Ristorante. Made with amore, from the Old Country, the recipes are some of the best on the planet.
1351 W 86th St
Indianapolis, In 46260-2101
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