Amarena is open again 7 days a week with our regular hours!
We are offering a prefix menu, 3 courses $29.95. Everyday from 5:30pm to 6:30pm & all day Tuesday!
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.
San Francisco, CA 94109
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The valet parking app Vatler provides service Thursday through Saturday for dinner for $20.
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Parking lots in the area: On Polk between Broadway and Vallejo and on Pacific and Polk Street.
Private Party Facilities:
The restaurant is available also for Private Parties (lunch time) everyday. Please contact us 7 days
in advance for large parties.
Thanks very much.
Private Party Contact:
Paolo Galli: (415) 447-0441
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Amarena Ratings and Reviews
The food is delicious, and definitely my favorite Italian Restaurant in San Francisco. Great place for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. The butternut squash ravioli is the best I've ever had! The ambiance reminds me of being in Europe. Will go there again!
Everything was good- but missing the great factor. Table of three friends came at 730 on a weekday. The food was good: most of the pasta portions were smaller than the portions of our small plates (small plates were quite generous, and delicious!), food arrived semi-cold, and while the boar & butternut squash pastas were delicious the portion size was amiss for the price. While our waitress was kind & professional, service was good but not great, and lacked in attentiveness & follow through, particularly considering the restaurant was not full and was quite sleepy. This is certainly a neighborhood gem however, and will come back for a yummy and quiet bite for some 1-1 convo with a girlfriend.
Also note- only bubbles by the glass are moscato & prosecco 😱, but strong wine list!
The waiter-service was outstanding. But those who cleared the dishes should be trained not to remove people's starter or entree plates before all those at the table have finished eating their course. It comes across as rude rather than liberating, and it makes the person who has not yet finished feel they have to speed up.
I've been here a few times for different occasions - with a group of friends and a "date night" with my mother. This place is perfect for both. The service is fantastic and the food was exquisite. The portobello mushroom appetizer is to die for and I'd order it for a dessert, too. If they ever get rid of it, I may have to hire an attorney.
The only thing about this place that I think could use some improvement is the acoustics. A few acoustic panels in each dining room could really help the noise level. It's a bit difficult to hear people at your own table, but sometimes I suppose that may not be a bad thing.
I had friends visiting from Brazil and I really wanted to show them a good time. But when we got there, the restaurant host told us that the kitchen was closing and that we could only order pasta, if we were fast. They had already shutdown the music and made no effort in accommodating us. If I knew I wouldn’t have booked a table there. I’m very disappointed and probably won’t come back.
In the middle of a beautiful neighborhood of San Francisco, you will find this amazing little Italian restaurant! The food is nothing but delicious; quite the neighborhood gem and treat for those who get to live close by. If you haven't been to Tuscany, I can tell you, everything I ate tasted like I was back there. The pasta melts in your mouth and the wine isn't too bad either (seriously, a wonderful menu for this cozy spot). And, I recommend saving a little room for the dessert. You will miss out if you don't! :) All in all, it is worth the drive if you are staying in Fisherman's Wharf, the Financial District, etc. if you want a great Italian night out. I would recommend it for a date night, for couples, or for a group. You will not be disappointed!
We were looking for a midrange price point restaurant for a nice night out. Amarena was perfect, we were so happy we found it! Exceptional and friendly service, and fantastic food. Would definitely recommend checking it out and trying the gnocchi. 10/10 would go again.
Lovely neighborhood restaurant offering delicious Italian cuisine. Service is personable and attentive. All dishes that we ordered (eggplant appetizer, salmon and scaloppini) were flavorful with well paired ingredients. If I had any criticism it would be the wait time between an appetizer and main courses. It was a tad long, but did not spoil our overall experience.
Amarena will definitely become our go to Italian restaurant within walking distance from our house.
We've been to Amarena several times and were looking forward to our Saturday night dinner. Made a 7:30 reservation and arrived early at 7:20. Asked for a specific table in the corner but were told someone else who was waiting requested it. Not a problem. Took a seat at the bar and ordered two glasses of wine. Soon after we were offered a table right next to the bar but decided we wanted a bit more privacy. We were told it would be about 5 minutes before another table opened up. We waited for 30 minutes more until we were seated. The wait staff clearly knew we had been waiting for a while. No one apologized for the wait. It would have been nice if we were offered a complimentary glass of wine or dessert. I felt as though they really didn't care.
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