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Amalia's Authentic Italian Restaurant, Wake Forest, NC

Amalia's Authentic Italian Restaurant

4.8
4.8
739 Reviews
$50 and over
Italian
Amalia Fumelli is the inspiration behind Amalia’s Authentic Italian Restaurant. She was born in Italy in 1932, and grew up on a farm. As she grew up, she took an interest in cooking and learned everything about the Italian kitchen from her mother and grandmother. For countless hours each day, Amalia began making hand-made pasta with her rolling pin on an old, wooden table. After many years, she had mastered her pasta creations through her skilled handiwork, precise cutting skills, and the amount of love she put into her work.

Over time, Amalia has passed all of her secrets and knowledge about food along to her children and grandchildren. One grandchild in particular, Filippo Fanfani, gained a passion for the art of cooking through her guidance. As a child, he spent all his days at his grandmother’s house preparing meals for his family. The two have a strong bond, that began with their conjoining love of creating meals that are enjoyable for everyone.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (984) 237-0002
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Filippo Fanfani
  • Neighbourhood
    Wake Forest
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 739 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Service

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Ambience

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for fine wines

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Romantic

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Italian

  • Raleigh

    Best Service

  • Raleigh

    Best Ambience

  • Raleigh

    Great for fine wines

  • Raleigh

    Romantic

  • Raleigh

    Good for special occasions

  • Raleigh

    Italian

739 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely enjoyed our first experience at Amalia’s. My wife and I went for our fourth anniversary, and from walking in the door to walking out for the evening, we received nothing but excellent service, warm and friendly conversation, and fantastic food. The owners were so gracious in coming by once or twice to ask how the food was, and our server, Steve, walked us through the menu so well. It was his first night working there, but you could tell it was not his first night in the food service business. He knew the menu, had great recommendations for pairings, and he was so respectful of our time and space while also keeping us well served. We’ll definitely be going back and will always recommend to friends and family. Cheers to you, Amalia’s. That was my favorite restaurant dining experience, ever.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding food and service. We chose to sit outside so the street noise was a little loud but we’ve dined indoors previously and the restaurant is usually quiet. Love this place!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly incredibly experience. Amazing food, exceptional service. Our waiter was so cool and so knowledgable. And the prices are expensive but totally reasonable for what you’re getting. Would recommend and will definitely go again.

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  4. AngieN

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Natalie was our server - she was very informative and attentive! Everything my husband and I had was delicious! We had the Burrata appetizer - it was amazing! My husband ordered the Pappardelle al Cinghiale and I had the Branzio Arrosto - both were very good, tasted fresh and appropriately portioned albeit a tad pricey. We finished off with cannoli and tiramisu - the tiramisu was especially good! Natalie brought us a couple of tastings of limoncello, which I had never had - it was divine! It was a small quaint little place - pianist in the foyer and perfect for a special occasion. It was our 27th wedding anniversary! Highly recommend but be prepared to drop a small car payment if you decide to add drinks hahaha!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. I only gave 4 stars for value because it was a bit pricey but definitely worth it.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect, quaint, romantic restaurant with the charm of a renovated Victorian house. Top notch service, ambiance and the food was outstanding! Definitely a go to spot for special occasions.

    1 person found this helpful

  7. KenL

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and a great venue. The food is always fantastic.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Shannon was a dream of a waiter, friendly and very helpful helping us pick a wine and meals which were amazingly delicious. The ambience was wonderful. We'll definitely be going back.

    1 person found this helpful

  9. KarenW

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were looking for a restaurant to replace our favorite Italian restaurant in Virginia. I believe we have found it! Food is outstanding and the knowledge and history of the menu is like no other. Everything is authentic and so is the staff! Thank you Amalia's.

    1 person found this helpful

  10. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Between 4 and 5 star overall experience. The service was top tier. Amazing cheeses and incredible pasta. The steak was very good and cooked perfectly, but for the price, I have had better cuts of beef. The drinks were also very good. The paper plane was one of my favorite drinks I've had in a while.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

Amalia's Authentic Italian Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (984) 237-0002.

Amalia's Authentic Italian Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 739 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Amalia's Authentic Italian Restaurant

1248 S Main St, Wake Forest, NC 27587-9645

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Wake Forest
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Filippo Fanfani
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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