Perfect as always! Love this restaurant. The Pasta is to die for....with an amazing wine lise. Try an Amarone wine with the ravioli in sage butter sauce....amazing!
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Buona Sera! Had a wonderful girls night out dinner with my friend here. Excellent food and service, wine and menu recommendations and cozy, well appointed restaurant. We got there early and had a quiet first hour to our meal and then the restaurant really started filling up and the noise level increased a lot, but it was great for us because we were well into our delicious bottle of wine by then. Thank you for a wonderful evening. We felt really special and well taken care of. We'll be back!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Terrific food and very personal service. Loved it.
3/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Like being in Italy
This is a really lovely restaurant. Small but delightful - like being in Italy. Lovely staff and very friendly. Highly recommend.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Family run with great concern and dedication to provide every possible accomendation to us as dinners .Dr. S.Lane
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We thought we were back in Italy!
Best Italian food since I was in Tuscany. Authentic and delicious. The burrata with prosciutto and arugula was delicious and rich. Two of us had the risotto with seafood with clams and chunky pieces of shrimp and calamari. It was perfectly prepared. Our companion had the linguini with clams and loved it as well. For dessert we shared a flourless chocolate cake which was lovely. The owner gave us samples of wine before we chose a bottle of wonderful Italian white. I cannot wait to go back again!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Each time in LA, I make it
Each time in LA, I make it my business to eat here at least once. Never a dissapointment.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best food experiences
One of the best food experiences I ever had. Perfect service, exelent food, a special attention from the owner with everything including complementary Muscato desert wine. My favorite fine dine restaurant in LA.
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Felt like I was in Italy!
From appetizers thru dessert....our meals were excellent! Perfect service from guys from Roma, special attention from the owner and complimentary Muscato dessert wine. What a way to start an evening before we head to Andrea Bocelli concert! I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely visit again when I'm in LA.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and Service!
This is probably the fourth time I've been to Amarone but the first time in at least 3 years. It did not disappoint. The chef-owner recommended a tasting menu and also recommended an excellent wine; he also adjusted the tasting menu a bit to go with the wine. Excellent! I would highly recommend this restaurant!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We ate here last night, because
We ate here last night, because our son played a show at The Whiskey across the street and Amarone had such great reviews online. Now we know why. We had a tasting menu, which was extremely generous. The food was outrageous!! We had such a great time! The owner was taking care of us, picked an amazing Amarone wine for all of us and choose our tasting menu. The service was excellent, very personable, fun and the food was fantastic. We cant wait to come back. Thanks for a very special night!!!!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
First we was running late so I called Amarone and they said no problem...we'll wait for you, and it was 11:00 at night! They were waiting at the door when we arrived and the dining experience just got better from there! Food was outstanding, service was even better, owner Sandro and server Livio are awesome! I thanked the staff (including the kitchen staff) for staying late for us and I believe they were truly happy to do so!
This is one of the best dining experiences I'v ever had!
7/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
Best Italian Dinner in the US
We spent a remarkable evening in this fabulous restaurant. As stated above the service was outstanding from the first minute until the end of our meal and made us feel like we were in Italy. The food was delicious and well prepared and served.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
What A Spectacular Meal
We had luckily seen the reviews here mention a chef's tasting menu, and once we were promptly seated by Marcello, and Sandro (the owner) had recommended fantastic wines, we asked about this unlisted tasting menu. Sandro said "Absolutely!" We had five unbelievable courses: beef carpaccio, tuna tartare, rabbit ragu with homemade pappardelle, sole, and rare filet. As full as we were, Sandro brought both the creme brulee (the BEST we have ever had, anywhere!) and flourless chocolate cake, and a complimentary muscato. Everything was amazing, and the personal and attentive service by the owner and his fantastic staff will make this a new regular favorite of ours!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, good prices, spectacular service. Oh yeah, did I already say GREAT FOOD.
The carpaccio appetizers, the home made pastas and sauces, the entrée specials - - all amazing.
Parking can be a little bit of an effort, but WELL WORTH IT.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding experience from beginning to end. The owner himself greeted us and was very amenable to any special requests we had. Two of us had the seafood risotto while the other had the Osso Buco. We also had the salad and later desert with Moscato. The food was perfectly prepared and simply delicious. While you may not be too excited when you see the exterior, give it a chance. You will be glad you did. We are definitely going back the next time we hit LA. THUMBS WAY UP!!
8/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Meal At Amarone
Amarone is a real gem. When I didn't see what I was looking for on the menu the owner had it skillfully prepared for me by their chef. And personally helped me figure out the best things to go with it. I didn't even look at their wine list because he did such a great job of describing the wines that best fit my palate. He gave me several options at a variety of price points and was careful not to oversell the high end of the list (even though that was what I ended up enjoying....aptly a beautiful Amarone). It was expensive but, unlike many other higher end restaurants, it was worth every penny!
So go there if it is beautiful Italian cuisine that you seek!
9/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food and service
We liked Amarone so much we returned with out of town guests. The greeting upon arrival is warm and sincere. The service was wonderful and the owner was happy to explain the wine list and offer suggestions. The food is excellent. I have had the pasta with seafood twice and my guests enjoyed the veal. In a world where everyone is fawning over Osteria M****, this is the real deal Italian, with delicious food, great portions and excellent service. Could not recommend it more highly.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amarone Always Delivers!
We returned to Amarone with another couple who had never been. Again, the service and the meal were spectacular from start to finish. Sandro is fantastic, and his wine suggestions are always spot on! We all had the "secret" tasting menu again, and it was stellar. The Diver Scallop and Rabbit Ragu were the standouts....and of course the creme brulee!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amarone is our neighborhood favorite with authentic Italian cuisine and a warm atmosphere. The food is excellent and the service is superb. Every one is very friendly and they go out of their way to make sure you have a great dining experience. I recommend and take my friends/family to Amarone often.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amarone Always a Hit
Took our out of town friend to Amarone for an authentic, NY-style Italian meal. We had a tasting menu, with specialties selected by the owner. We paired with a suggested wine and a dessert wine at the end. Each dish was excellent, including antipasti, buratta, pasta bolognese, and a stuffed chop. Highly recommended.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I won't be the first to point out that it's a wonderful surprise to find such a delicious and authentic Italian restaurant in a rather junky strip of Sunset. It's a little oasis of calm and style and good food. The menu is classic, not fussy. But everything is done at a high level. The service could not be better or more personal. Frank Bruni recently wrote a New York TImes column about the importance of finding and keeping regular gems. Amarone is definitely one.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
more pluses than minuses
seafood risotto excellent......salade and my appetizer just okay
may have ordered wrong.
Sandro and his wife and family are a delight to have met in this family run restaurant.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not as good as we hoped
Reviews were good so we ventured over here. Service was great and they were very nice and friendly. Food wasn't up to par. Too much oil in the dishes. Burrata was delicious but mozzarella not so great. Crete brûlée was delicious. Very expensive.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner did not disappoint
Dinner did not disappoint - the service
and the food were excellent, exactly what Italian should be! Highly recommend this restaurant for a quiet dinner.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful charming little
Wonderful charming little find. A hidden gem on the Sunset Strip. I would highly recommend!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
I live in phoenix and make it a point to come here every time I'm in town. The food is amazing! And the staff couldn't be better.We had the same waiter as last time we was there, which was 8 months ago, and he remembered us! He could even point out where we sat and which chairs we were in! Impressed!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
My girlfriend and I chose Amarone for a romantic dinner based on reviews here and were SO glad we did! The food was perfect; hands-down the best pasta we have ever had! The service was inviting and genuine and our server was extremely knowledgable on wine pairings and explained all of our menu questions. I can't wait to go back!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
True Italian Restaurant
The homemade pasta & sauce is wonderful! The personal service is refreshing!
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Homemade pastas, great wine list and desserts to die for. Great dining experience and the best customer service I have seen in a while!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great time
Sandro - host and chef extraordinaire! Always great food, always great service.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Charming, cozy European-style
Charming, cozy European-style romantic upstairs room that can get noisy when it's full, but is an unexpected oasis away from the stretch of Sunset around it. Delicious, always super fresh, Italian cuisine. Great wine list. Attentive, friendly service. A place we keep coming back to.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just got back from Italy,
Just got back from Italy, and this place reminded me of my trip... The owner and service was great. No complaints.... Love this place!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM