Amaro Bistro

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$30 and under
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Italian
Amaro Bistro is a lively, fun restaurant and bar featuring a dynamic exhibition kitchen with a diverse menu. Amaro features the famous Rack of Lamb from our sister restaurant IL Bistro as well as pizza, pasta, seafood and roast meats. Come and enjoy a romantic three-course dinner and a nice bottle of wine or a quick bowl of pasta and a selection from our extensive list of wines by the glass. Happy Hour is every day in our bar from 3:00 pm until 6:00 and late night Happy Hour is 10:00 pm until Midnight!
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Seattle
26 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit specifically for brunch. We have enjoyed lunch and dinner a number of times. The brunch menu, so far, is outstanding. A mirror above the pickup counter allows you to see delicious looking dishes before they are delivered. Looking forward to trying them all. Thank to the attentive staff.

JE
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, consistent each time. Nice lively environment.

L
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed going to this restaurant and when my friends ask me where I want to go I choose this place because of the food service and atmosphere

KR
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food cooked to perfection and an attentive but not in your face wait staff; what's not to like? I had the salmon, my husband had the steak and my daughter had the butternut ravioli and we all shared bites off of each other's plate. The salmon was perfect - tender, moist with a crispy skin on top of a bed of lemon risotto. Each morsel was a flavor sensation; perfectly paired compliment in every bite. Their tiramisu is to die for. We will definitely make Amaro Bistro one of our go to restaurants. I'm looking forward to each return dinner so I can work my way through their menu one plate at a time.

W
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious! We loved the cioppino and the mussels! Very friendly service.

KK
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! The food is always so good and the service is very attentive and friendly!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual!

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining and we will definitely be back! Our server, Sherman was incredible and absolutely lovely. The food was so delicious and they have a fantastic drink list. It’s hard to find wonderful restaurants out of Seattle and we are thrilled to have found this place!

OT
New Orleans
42 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious pesto pizza and tiramisu!

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PE
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to Amaro many times since they opened and have always been impressed with the food and the ambiance. I have had Tiffany as my wait person in more recent visits and have to say she should win a prize for her customer service attitude and style. She is very personable, attentive, and makes you feel like you've come home. I have never been disappointed in what I've ordered and when I bring friends the swoon also! In face, at my visit for Sunday brunch my friend are planning when we can come back. SO glad there is a restaurant of this caliber in Bothell.

P
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food , especially THE best lasagna I've ever had, and the service (Thanks Zach) were truly exceptional. There aren't enough stars available for this review. WE'LL BE BACK!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Delicious food!!

D
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place, excellent menu, friendly staff! Easy free parking!

I
Portland
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although a bit loud inside, as this is a small and very popular place, it was truly worth it. Very authentic Italian food, a wide range of dishes to choose from, and amazing service. Between the food runners, busboys, waiters, we never went without what we needed. The service alone was worth coming here, but the food was really amazing. It can seem a bit pricey to some, but well worth the expense. You can trust you will get a dish chock full of fresh ingredients and the portions are plenty to eat and take home! Will come back!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Here for a Saturday night date with my wife. We were seated right away at a nice table and approached immediately by an excellent waitperson who provided fine service. Lots of great choices on the wine list. We both ordered a Caesar that was fresh, crisp and tasty and linguine da mare that was substantial and delicious. No room for dessert, too bad! Everything was excellent, not often that I can say that. We are eager to return.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server Hailey was amazing!

JB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

It was the wonderful service and the marscapone lemon cheesecake that would bring me back. In that order!

w
Seattle
24 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was on point beginning with brussel sprouts and main courses of pork chop and filet. Worth it!

EM
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over all experience is 5⭐️
I’ll come again

OT
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding meal, and service couldn’t of been better. Definitely will be back.

SC
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Usually excellent service and food was not quite up to par this time. Gluten-free pizza crust was still cold and unbaked at the center and that disappointed!
Server gave one of us the wrong pizza; it was comped, but they had to wait quite a while for the correct pizza order to arrive.
When one of us asked for club soda without ice, it took a long time to arrive as well . . .
Our drinks were good in spite of the club soda issue, the eventual pizza was delicious, and our appetizer was very good.

S
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding restaurant

OT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went to Amaro for our wedding anniversary. We got there a few minutes early and they let us know our table wasn’t quite ready, and offered to let us sit elsewhere if we preferred, but they let us know they had a special table set aside for us. We chose to wait, and it really was a great table near the window.

This is our second time here and each time the staff has been super friendly and accommodating. The food was excellent, the ambiance was perfect, and we had an amazing night to celebrate 13 years together.

Thank you Amaro Bistro for helping us to celebrate in style!

DM
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food apparently too salty and spicer for guest

R
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love coming here. Excellent service and delicious food.!

K
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always great service, friendly staff. Food is consistently very good, very flavorful. A bit on the pricey side but a good spoil yourself or date night.

D
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful food and desserts. Love the Sunday brunch. Excellent service every time I've been here. The only wish I have is that the bread was rustic and hearty and not a plain baguette.

BR
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was amazingly delicious. My only complaint would be that parking is limited.

C
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, as always, although the bread seems to not be quite as good. Have you changed bakeries? I'd recommend Pane Amore in Port Townsend and Bainbridge Island.
We will definitely return and recommend Amoro whole heartedly.

CW

h
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We were here for our anniversary. We were seated right away and liked our location. Our waitress was prompt and attentive. We started with a glass of prosecco (goof) and a Negroni (very good), then proceeded to the appetizer menu. We shared the arancini, which are bland cheesy risotto balls in a flavorful tomato sauce. Meh.
We then skipped over the salads and went directly to the entrees. She had the squash ravioli with mushrooms, which was pronounced "most excellent pasta outside of Italy itself!" I partook of the ciopinno, which was a generous bowl of mixed seafood ( huge crablegs, several mussels, several small clams, and abundant small calamari, plus chunks of white fish) in a very flavorful tomato base. This was the best version of this I have had besides a similar dish in Venice, Italy, my touchstone for Italian food.
Despite the size of the portions, along with bread to soak up the sauces, we elected to have dessert. The Torta Marscapone was a delicious lemony cheesecake with a delightful texture. The Affogato di gelato was creamy vanilla gelato with a generous dose of expresso poured over the top at table.
Since it was our anniversary the management gave us the desserts on the house!
We will definitely come here again, but get a salad next time.

d
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great Italian food but don't be afraid of the Steak it is delicious!
every pasta I have had there is excellent, especially the Lasagna light but filling.
Decent wine list with some good valued Italian wines.
Fun place to go with Friends.
Sommelier Approved for sure.

w
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Super service and excellent food.

MK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent approach to seafood, first class waitstaff.

p
Seattle
48 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food as always! Second time having the scallop special which is so delicious. The Cioppino is one of our go to dishes which is consistently good. Our friend thoroughly enjoyed the Risotto special.

We frequent Amaro and traditionally have excellent and speedy service. Today's service was much slower than normal, but thankfully we weren't in a hurry. We were surprised by the initial delays, but things seemed to smooth themselves out as the evening went on.

GF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best pancakes I ever had. Food is great, service is great as well.

JH
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amaro Bistro is good every time we go. Their service is top notch, they have good cocktails/wine/ beer/amaro's selection and their food is excellent. We have ordered a lot of different dishes and everything is tasty. I tend to try to go with one of their house made pasta dishes since fresh pasta is so good and if you are very hungry or want lunch leftovers for the next day, go for the lasagna. They also have an Italian cheesecake that is really good if you happened to have left any room for dessert.

CS
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Tortellini was undercooked, cannelloni was good. Service was slow and we had fruit flies buzzing around our heads the entire dinner. Nice wine selection.

TB
Seattle
14 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the Salmon "rare" and it was cooked perfectly and delicious!!

JN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went on a Thursday night right as dinner service started. The service was absolutely spot on from start to finish. We had the caprese to start and it was fresh and simple and wonderful. My partner had the tortellini and the sauce was absolutely a delightful bundle of flavor and the pasta was fresh. I had the filet -- the gorgonzola crust was delicious but I'm not sure it worked with the steak, and the steak was slightly overcooked which is too bad because otherwise everything else was delicious. All in all it was a great night and we will come back again!

SC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zach our server was great!