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Amalia's Authentic Italian Restaurant, Wake Forest, NC

Amalia's Authentic Italian Restaurant

4.8
4.8
745 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 PM


Booked 3 times today

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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
  • Neighborhood
    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 745 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
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Service

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Best Ambiance

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Great for fine wines

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Romantic

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Good for special occasions

  • Raleigh / Durham / Chapel Hill

    Italian

  • Raleigh

    Best Service

  • Raleigh

    Best Ambiance

  • Raleigh

    Great for fine wines

  • Raleigh

    Romantic

  • Raleigh

    Good for special occasions

  • Raleigh

    Italian

745 Reviews
  1. KayMDee

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again, we had a wonderful night of fabulous cocktails, food, and wine. Service was outstanding and so is the chef. This is our favorite restaurant for special occasions!

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  2. RoyA

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was pretty good but not worth the money spent in my opinion.

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  3. Brian

    Raleigh

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic first dining experience at Amalia's. Both the food and service were excellent. Being transplants from the western suburbs of Chicago, my wife and I have been looking for a good Italian restaurant. We found one!

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  4. Quincy

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Geatano owner and server. Took us into his world and joy of food that is so richly connected to family from Sicily. We were educated about what we eat and drank and why it was so good. The food can be great, but when you a master server connect you to the food, the experience is epic. Thank you for your-insatiable limitless passion to food Geatano, we are all the better connected for it.

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    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always top notch, and the servers are well informed and helpful. They are not overbearing or pushy. The updated menu was excellent. This is by far and away the best restaurant in the area. Expect to pay but expect an incredible meal.

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  6. PatrickK

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pasta entries, carpaccio, wines, and chocolate dessert with ice cream were excellent. Salad was small, and chocolate/coconut torte was OK. Overall very good dining experience.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    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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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2024

    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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  9. 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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  10. 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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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 745 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 PM


Booked 3 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

  • Neighborhood
    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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