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For 2
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Amarena

4.6
733 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Fun
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 447-0441
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Davide Cogliati
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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.
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Private party contact
Paolo Galli: (415) 447-0441
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Green St.
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Parking details
The valet parking app Vatler provides service Thursday through Saturday for dinner for $20.
Download the app bit.ly/vatlerApp and get $10 off with promo code AMARENA.

Parking lots in the area: On Polk between Broadway and Vallejo and on Pacific and Polk Street.
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Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Private Room, View, Wine
What 733 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.2
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AndrewF 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great meal and the service was excellent. Authentic Italian food in a cozy room. I’m looking forward to going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

We had a delightful time having dinner at this restaurant. The neighborhood is lovely, but hard to park in. We parked on Polk street and walked up one block. We were greeted with a glass of prosecco to begin our dining experience.
We started with appetizers, then onto a shared pasta dish. Our main course was sea bass and rack of lamb.
Both were cooked to perfection and very tasty. We were comfortable with the amount of food that we ordered, but did not have room for dessert.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I thought it was going to be something more special. I've been to other Italian cute restaurants near the area (Russian/Nob Hill) and this was just meh! even though the food was very good, the ambiance and the service were just fine. When I made my reservation, I wrote a note saying that it was our anniversary but either they didn't read it or didn't care. In any case, my wife and I walked out of the place just disappointed.

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LindaD (San Diego)
2.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I have been there a number of times with family since my daughter has lived nearly by for years. I have recommended it to many, but when I brought my granddaughter and her friend and her grandmother, the service was poor, the table was average (by the door so it was drafty) and we were not given any special treatment. The couple next to us was gushed over, but we were kind of left alone. I was sorry because I had suggested your restaurant and it was a disappointment to me.

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vipSfdiner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Terrible service
Food very salty
Too bad for the neighborhood

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Foodlover (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Amazing pasta! It's really good. I ordered the gnocchi, lasagna and also the pasta with prosciutto. Highly recommended!
Love the tiramisu also. Will definitely have dinner here again.

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Topo (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The bucatini can't be missed. But really like everything on the menu. Great little neighborhood spot offnthe beaten path.

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vipmichael (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Always Amazing. Great Food, Great Staff. Solid!

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vipJSSF (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with Italian comfort food, served by a gracious staff under the watchful eye of a long standing owner. Very good value and inviting atmosphere. Take uber or walk...its hard to park.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

Wild salmon was really wild silver salmon... other restaurants list their salmon as wild and then when you ask, they say it’s farm raised.
The baked portobello mushroom small plate was excellent.
The bread was good.
The wine was good.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Good choices of food. Service is excellent.
Very cozy atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Amarena is always good, but this past weekend it was exceptional, even though it was a full house. The fish pasta dish was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Love this place. I have been here several times with friends family and clients and the owner is always so gracious to check in on us in his very lovely Italian Charming way. Food is always great as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Our meal was truly delightful, excellently prepared and very tasteful on this our second time there and we will be back again.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

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!

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