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Amarena is a chic, urban neighborhood hideout perfect for dates, a quick bite, or a casual dinner with old friends. Amarena delivers hearty, innovative and skillfully prepared dishes from the first course to the last.
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
We had Oscar as our waiter.. He was fantastic. Great food and wonder wine suggestion. Dining outside felt so European.. Love it..
We always live coming here. The service and food are always amazing!
The food is quite good.. very nice pasta dishes.. It's difficult to eat outdoors, when it's windy and cold, but they have heaters.. The red wine list is limited..
The food was delicious but despite having a reservation we had to wait about 35 minutes to be seated. We ordered appetizers and bread and they forgot about the bread until our mains were coming out. Disappointed by the service but everything was very yummy.
Excellent service, delicious food. The outdoor tables have very good patio heaters. I had my favorite pasta dish, orecchiette with Italian sausage and broccoli rabe - perfect !
Amarena continues to be in our Top 10 of restaurants to visit in SF; we savor the opportunity every time we're in the city. A must visit, always.
Great spot! Very nice people!
Food was very slow. They blamed it on us for ordering the main after the first course.
Service was outstanding. Our server was super friendly, fun, nice. She seemed to really enjoy her job and made dining all the more enjoyable. The food was great, nothing to complain about. The outdoor seating was good. Plenty of space and heaters. Overall a great experience.
Food was excellent, friendly service but took uqite a while for food to be delivered to the table.
Lovely restaurant and great italian food! Outdoor seating is very comfortable
The best restaurant in SF ..
Very professional kind and engaging wait staff.
The chef makes it all happen
One of our favorite neighborhood, SF restaurants; I could dine here every night of the week.
Had a very nice dinner (outside) at Amarena recently. Heat lamps on both sides of our table. Regular Amarena menu and food/wine was good as always. Service was attentive and friendly. They are trying hard to meet their high bar of food and service during COVID and meet that goal quite well. (Good crowd for a Wednesday evening.) Support this iconic Russian Hill eatery!
Service was a bit slow at my most recent visit but typically they are really on top of it, we had a larger group so it might have been hard to juggle all of our orders. But that aside, they are always SO nice and they let us stay and enjoy some wine after dinner. Always a pleasant experience!
Amazing authentic italian hospitality and food!
Love what they're doin with outdoor dininig, the lights on the trees and the music combined with attentive friendly service, create a great ambiance.
A great outdoor dining experience (outdoor lighting, quiet neighborhood, heat lamps) and delicious food. Will be back soon!
What a fantastic evening at Amarena. Tables set up outside, string lights above, sun setting magnificently in the West on a warm SF day. The food was excellent - all four of us basically scraped our plates clean: gnocchi, salmon, lamb, and pasta w mushrooms were all perfectly done. By the end of the evening (coming in from Marin and the Peninsula) we were all wistfully wishing Amarena was our neighborhood Italian restaurant.... Bravissimo!
Food is super yummy and easy to “get” a reservation on open table. However, took us about 20 minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation
Visited for my birthday dinner. The outside seating was comfortable and spaced nicely to comply w/ the pandemic measures. It was a little busy, the waiters were very attentive and the atmosphere was relaxed. The food was amazing. Homemade pastas were fantastic. I had the butternut squash ravioli, so good. A good wine list and make sure to save space for dessert!! Overall a wonderful time.
Delicious food and wonderful service.
It was a windy cold night but we were very comfortable with the heaters. Service was outstanding and the food was excellent- Parking is difficult in this area but we will go back again when covid is over and can eat inside. The menu is wonderful and good wines-I wish this restaurant was in Noe Valley so we could eat there more often. Home made bread with pesto was very good
Very friendly and prompt service. Delicious aperol spritzes!
Always a great meal. Food was fantastic. The seating was safe and clean. Wine recommendation from waiter was perfect. Everything was fresh. We had great weather. Bravo!
Food is fabulous and authentic! Lots of sidewalk seating.
Food was delicious! Easy outdoor seating on a street with little foot traffic. Great meal!
We had a very good experience at Amarena on a chilly evening. The wait staff was excellent, particularly our waiter. The food and wine was very good. Their fried calamari might the best I have ever eaten. The wine selection by our waiter also was excellent. It was a chilly evening and they had heaters outside that took the edge off and allowed us to enjoy our dinner. If it's a cool day, make sure you dress appropriately. We highly recommend Amarena.
Awesome meal and experience at Amarena! Great service, very personable staff. During the COVID times we ate outside with nice weather and it was fantastic.
It was great.
Great experience during Covid
Just nice to be out, great service!
I adore Amarena! The staff are knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The food is amazing -- so many great dishes and each one prepared with care that come through when you take your first bite through to the last. Great wine list. Their outdoor dining is on a fairly quiet corner and gets the afternoon sun so it's a nice place for dining.
Wonderful dinner and walkable from home! They do a great job managing the sidewalk tables.
Our favorite romantic date night spot!! The food is always delicious and the staff and owner are delightful.
Romantic date night outside. Such a nice experience finally dining out again. Keep up the great work, we’ll be back soon!
Everything was fantastic!!!! Highly recommend to everyone.
Amarena has outdoor pandemic dining down well. Good spacing, heaters, adorable neighborhood corner, appropriately distanced/masked staff. And beautiful food, of course! Definitely recommend.
Amarena does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar and Postmates. Amarena also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 447-0441.
Amarena is rated 4.7 stars by 966 OpenTable diners.
Amarena does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/amarena-2162-larkin-st/giftcards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.