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
Creamy Mozzarella Cheese served with Tomatoes in a Basil Oil and Arucola
Gnocchi al Gorgonzola e Radicchio
Homemade Potato Dumplings with Fresh Radicchio in a Gorgonzola Cheese Creamy Sauce
Bucatini All' Amatriciana
Thick Hollow Spaghetti Noodle Sautee with Bacon, Onions, Pecorino Romano cheese in a Tomato Sauce
We had a great night here. A post Covid reunion of friends for the first time in 18 months. Lovely food, attentive but not overbearing service, and an excellent Tiramisu at the end of dinner. Couldn’t have asked for more. I’ll be back!
Perched on a side street, this quaint spot is laid with wooden floors and plastic to block wind and traffic. It was warmed with heaters and trees. The food quality authentic to Italian culture and service was attentive.
Dinner was good. Wine was great.
Amarena is amazing. The staff was so friendly and the food was incredible. I can’t wait to go back!
Always a pleasure to enjoy authentic Italian food and service.
Delicious food, courteous staff, great vibe. Really good time!
Good food and good choices. They had a great Sancere wine. Outside tables had a bit of street noise but better than a noisy restaurant. (How could you avoid street noise?).
Always a great meal. Service was perfect; we had Gino as our waiter. Wine selection was amazing. just a great local restaurant.
This is our 3rd or 4th time at Amarena and we really like the "all-outdoors" concept. Tables have good spacing, heaters available if needed and food arrives beautifully prepared and delicious. Great pasta dishes, including specials. Give it a try!
Excellent food and service, it was definitely amazing! I would recommend the pasta and the salad
Great experience sitting outside at Amarena. We tried the specials both salad and entree and they were excellent. Service was friendly and efficient. Another great evening with Gino and his team.
Great.. just too loud. We were indoors
Wonderful food and service. Truly magical evening.
Like stepping back into Italy
Nothing to say other than this is one of the 4 top of Russia Hill gems ~ the square block Union/Green and Hyde/Larkin.
All our guests enjoyed their dinners as much as we did. Always a treat to have a meal at Amarena.
Exceptional sidewalk dining! The best homemade pasta with mushrooms this side of Italy….and incredible Burrata. A+++
Best lasagne this side of Florence! And a marine by the glass is a real treat.
Delicious Italian food! Great outdoor area. Reasonably priced. Wonderful experience.
It was a great evening! I am so glad i pick this place for my dating. The food and atmosphere was so great!
Always friendly. Serving perfectly prepared dishes. Delightful ambience. Friendly and competent team. We always enjoy visiting Amarena.
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
Amarena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 447-0441.
Amarena is rated 4.8 stars by 1054 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.