We offer a four courses PREFIX menu $95 . Tuna Tartar and Arucula salad with fresh pears and pecorino cheese, then Homemade Butternut squash Ravioli and Tagliolini with Truffle and Mushrooms, then a choice btw Veal shank or Sea Bass, dessert Titamisu or Panna Cotta.REGULAR MENU NOT AVAILABLE innovative and skillfully prepared dishes from the first course to the last.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Gnocchi al Gorgonzola e Radicchio
Homemade Potato Dumplings with Fresh Radicchio in a Gorgonzola Cheese Creamy Sauce
Creamy Mozzarella Cheese served with Tomatoes in a Basil Oil and Arucola
Large Tube Pasta with Smoked Prosciutto, Sundried Tomatoes, Arugula in a creamy Madeira wine Sauce
Really great environment that outshined the rest of the evening. Octopus was spectacular.
Amazing! We enjoyed the food and service was great
Staff was attentive but not hovering. Family style environment with homemade pasta. Great little find.
Our group had a fantastic dinner at Amarena. The homemade bread and dip to start is a must. For our main courses, the lasagna was a hit, as was the paccheri dell'alpino pasta! Our waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful in selecting wines.
We went on July 4th and the restaurant was packed. Not sure if that was the reason for slow service, and the food wasn't particularly delicious compared to the price we paid.
The service was horrible. We had to ask for everything several times before they paid attention to us. Understaffed and uncaring
Our party of 6 celebrated my 40th birthday at Amarena and we cannot say enough wonderful things about the food, staff and ambience. Thank you, Amarena, for a wonderful evening in every respect.
Great pasta dishes and Italian wine selection. The butternut squash ravioli were excellent. Panna cotta was amazing. Will definitely be back.
Food was amazing, service was very good and we were definitely return again.
This cozy Italian restaurant is as sweet as its name. We sat outside with outdoor heated lamps and enjoyed what felt like an European atmosphere (I hope SF can help restaurants keep these outdoor seating enclosures!). The wine was excellent as were the salad and pasta dishes. Even the table bread reminds me of the type one often gets in Italy. This is definitely worth a repeat visit.
Awesome food and well intentioned service team but they were overwhelmed by the number of people they had to service and look after - Amarena added many tables for outside eating which is super nice. They are adjusting well to the higher volume but still not perfect
I really enjoyed my dinner at Amarena. I got the Pappardelle, which was delicious, and my friend got the Gnocchi which she also enjoyed. The server was attentive and very nice. Our table was pretty close to the one next to us, but it didn't bother us too much once we got talking. Overall the price was great for what we got.
Great Service!! Classic Italian, good food, great atmosphere
Quaint place with excellent service. Could use some sprucing up but the menu and food made up for that.
One of my favorite restaurants in SF — delicious food and wine as well as lovely waiters and hosts!
Excellent meal,best Italian we had in San Francisco.
Thanks Oscar for taking care of your a long-time local customer and neighbor.
Top notch food and service! Great neighborhood spot!
Fun and tasty per usual
This is our third time having dinner at Amareena. I would recommend this place to everyone! Food is excellent and the wait staff is welcoming, warm, and helpful
Went on a Friday night. There were some extremely loud patrons (a woman in particular) that we could hear across the restaurant - very unpleasant. The manager/owner comped me a glass of nice wine and did get them to quiet down a little. They eventually left.
We dinged the service a little because while our waitress was very pleasant and efficient, she was working at least ten tables, which was way too much. While I think this place could warrant a "5", it was not on this night.
Food was fantastic and staff was amazing!
Lovely place excellent food and service, Owner present checking on diners. Outside seating, despite heaters is a bit cool, but tolerable. Wonderful experience. Wish I could go there every week!
Incredible food and wonderful service. Have been to Amarena many times and it never fails to impress.
Best kept secret in Sf
Everything we ordered was great! Our waitress was very attentive and kind. They moved heaters over since it was very windy the night we were there.
Much improved since our last meal there
It was nice dining at an Italian Restaurant that served Authentic Italian Cuisine. Osso Buco (Veal Shanks) which I ate was served using high quality meat on a bed of saffron rice with a nice reduction of a white wine sauce. Good, clean, no shortcuts, just delicious , healthy food. I’m happy! Marco C
Food was amazing, from appetizers to main dishes. Really great service and fun environment to go with friends. They are working on building their outdoor patio.
The pasta is incredible! Skip the lamb chops - not the best. Service is fantastic.
Lovely neighborhood restaurant. The feeling of the neighborhood provides the atmosphere. Not elegant but good food
Authentic Italian preparations, in a cozy neighborhood place. Good Italian wine list as well.
Great food. Normal quantities. Nice taste and the service so excellent.
This food was incredible!! My husband said he had the best chicken. The burrata was fantastic. I had a pasta dish which was amazing. The wine selection was lovely. There isn't a large selection of non-alcoholic beverages for children--but that's fine, because the focus in on food, not beverages. Our server was charming and helpful. This dinner was a highlight for us.
After a sub-par experience at Amarena a week or so ago they bounced back with a superior performance this week. Impeccable service, great food and wine all with the special touch that only a place like Amarena can deliver. This is a Russian Hill jewel!
Beautiful place to enjoy outdoor dining in Russian Hill. Amazing food, cordial staff, love coming here every time.
Busier than ever with outdoor dining. Food was excellent and service was attentive.
Gino is the best - the food and the wine here are delicious.
Excellent food, slow service
A neighborhood gem with homemade pasta!
Amarena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 447-0441.
Amarena is rated 4.7 stars by 1035 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 reservations at the moment.