Sometimes, the food you want is a hot, fresh PIZZA. Nothing is more convenient and few other foods hit the spot. The kind from a real Italian restaurant. And sometimes, when you get to the place that makes hot, fresh PIZZA, you say to yourself…”Well, now I can’t leave here without having THAT (something other than pizza).” Such is the case with Amalfi’s in Kernersville. It makes me glad I have kidlets who don’t eat anything but bread, grilled cheese or hot, fresh pizza when we go out to eat (because Mama Foodie will get some of their pizza).
Amalfi’s is a little local favorite in our in-between town. Great for some authentic, yummy Italian and you don’t have to venture to the “big city” to get it. The service is always amazing, prices are reasonable, pasta is creative and just right for what you are craving, and the specials are inventive and fresh. You can’t go wrong with my favorite Smoked Chicken Ravioli or Mister’s fave, Chicken Parmigiana.
If you love spicy, the Shrimp Fra Diavlo provides just the right amount of devilish heat, along with large, succulent shrimp and clams over linguini. It’s one of my favorites at Amalfi’s as well. All of the classical and house specialties will leave you happy and full (and probably with a takeout box) and you rarely find anything over $16, most dinner entree are around $12. If you dig Italian sammies, there’s a large selection, along with terrific, wallet pleasing combos–some specials start at $4.99. And let’s not forget Stromboli and calzones. But what brought us to Amalfi’s in the first place, was hot, fresh PIZZA! And Amalfi’s pizza is fantastic. You can get it round and thin (NY Style) or thick and square, Sicilian. Or try a specialty pizza like Margherita or Chicken Caprese or a White Pizza. We were having camera troubles so here’s a pic of a slice of a traditional cheese pizza. Nothing fussy, and my favorite kind (even though I’m a foodie). I can’t tell you how many times we’ve ordered it, picked it up, brought it home and classed it up with a glass of red wine.
Amafi’s is Italian owned and operated by Agostino & Maria Errichiello- part of the same family who owns Elizabeth’s Pizza of Greensboro & Oak Ridge. They’ve been pleasing Kernersville with that awesome pasta and pizza since 1997. Chef Agostino treated us to a small “dolci” of Italian Donutz with Chocolate. Little balls of dough fried crisp, rolled in sugar and drizzled with chocolate. It tasted like a carnival and the kidlets agreed!
So if you are ever passing through Kvegas and you just have to have some pizza but you don’t want delivery or deFrozen, swing by Amalfi’s. Have a glass of Chianti, or a coke, and a slice and pick up some milk and bread at the store next door. You’ve saved time, money and you’ll probably have leftover pasta or PIZZA (perfect for tomorrow’s breakfast).
Amalfi’s Italian Restaurant
503 Nelson Street (Piney Grove Shopping Center)