Amarena

4.8
1053 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Feb 14, 2021 San Valentino
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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1053 people are saying
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AngelM
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dinner was good. Wine was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amarena is amazing. The staff was so friendly and the food was incredible. I can’t wait to go back!

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vipple2you
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to enjoy authentic Italian food and service.

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GarySobers
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, courteous staff, great vibe. Really good time!

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BarbaraG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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?).

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vipRmainz
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Service was perfect; we had Gino as our waiter. Wine selection was amazing. just a great local restaurant.

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vipceg1
London
23 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipHumberoo
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, it was definitely amazing! I would recommend the pasta and the salad

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vipbobA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great.. just too loud. We were indoors

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. Truly magical evening.

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viphannas
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like stepping back into Italy

JP
vipJerroldP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nothing to say other than this is one of the 4 top of Russia Hill gems ~ the square block Union/Green and Hyde/Larkin.

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vipple2you
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All our guests enjoyed their dinners as much as we did. Always a treat to have a meal at Amarena.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional sidewalk dining! The best homemade pasta with mushrooms this side of Italy….and incredible Burrata. A+++

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RosemarieT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best lasagne this side of Florence! And a marine by the glass is a real treat.

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Michelle
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Italian food! Great outdoor area. Reasonably priced. Wonderful experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great evening! I am so glad i pick this place for my dating. The food and atmosphere was so great!

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vipple2you
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always friendly. Serving perfectly prepared dishes. Delightful ambience. Friendly and competent team. We always enjoy visiting Amarena.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Really great environment that outshined the rest of the evening. Octopus was spectacular.

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AshleyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! We enjoyed the food and service was great

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vipCTinRedding
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was attentive but not hovering. Family style environment with homemade pasta. Great little find.

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Rachel
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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GuruK
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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.

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MojdehH
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

The service was horrible. We had to ask for everything several times before they paid attention to us. Understaffed and uncaring

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PamR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

DD
vipDeeDee
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pasta dishes and Italian wine selection. The butternut squash ravioli were excellent. Panna cotta was amazing. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was amazing, service was very good and we were definitely return again.

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vipsfeater
San Francisco
86 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipGian
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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BrittanyM
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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.

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DBNYC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service!! Classic Italian, good food, great atmosphere
Highly recommend!!

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KathiH
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Quaint place with excellent service. Could use some sprucing up but the menu and food made up for that.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in SF — delicious food and wine as well as lovely waiters and hosts!

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ERRL
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal,best Italian we had in San Francisco.

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vipKirkT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thanks Oscar for taking care of your a long-time local customer and neighbor.

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vip24dinner
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch food and service! Great neighborhood spot!

RB
vipRyanB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and tasty per usual

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DIANNES
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Amarena offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 447-0441.

Amarena is rated 4.8 stars by 1053 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.