Amaro Bistro

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

We had an underwhelming meal a couple nights ago at Amaro. We enjoyed 3 appetizers and 2 mains. Service was friendly and attentive. The meal, however, was basically bland. We added salt to all the dishes in an effort to enhance flavor. The food wasn’t bad, it was simply lacking adequate flavor. They need to kick things up a little bit.

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vipDroopy1965
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, our favorite neighborhood restaurant for dinner!

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SeattleHome
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I met for dinner on a recommendation from my sis in law. Her Mom just passed away and she just needed a night out. Zach was our waiter and he was fabulous. Great wine, dinner, dessert and amaro! He gave us a good lesson so of course we had to try it! We stayed a long time. Thank you!

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DateNightDuo
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE Amaro!!!
The customer service is always Amazing, and their food & wine recommendations consistently satisfy! That's why it's our choice for special occasions/celebrations! ❤

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Chris
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Parking in downtown Bothell is a nightmare. The restaurant is great, but allow an extra 15mins to find and/or walk from wherever you park.

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LaurieW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was great and our waitress was friendly and kept us supplied with drinks and the table was cleared frequently so we didn't have our dirty plates in front of us. A great time was had by all.

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PleaseopeninKirkland
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live in Kirkland & if you were located in Kirkland, we would be seeing weekly! Great food, terrific wait staff and nice wine list - come to Kirkland!!!

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JBOB1KENOBE
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & good food. It has become our family place.

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Dvenetian
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Spaghetti alla carbonara very bland. Lasagna looked very tomatoe and with clumps of ricotta. Pizza was all right.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A wonderful brunch with friends. Best arriving early as it fills up.

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amaro is a great neighbor restaurant with incredible service, beverages and food! We celebrated a birthday with a large group and never felt rushed or unattended.

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Donald
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We ordered Calimari that was tough and the sauce was too spicy for our taste. The main courses were much better and the wine we selected was excellent.

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vipDeborahD
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and had a great birthday dinner on the 19th! Do observe the signs in the garage. My daughter parked on the bank side without realizing it and was ticketed by the parking company.

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GaryB
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular service and great food! We have been telling our friend of our birthday celebration in addition to showing pictures of meal. Can hardly wait to return!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely lovely! Loved the food

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place !!! My new go to Italian Restaurant!!$

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Very nice service. The food is always good. The noise level is just too much. We couldn’t talk to each other over the din.
Table covers would help. So would carpet. I know that’s not new cool. I wouldn’t call the noise “energetic,” it is just ridiculously loud.

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MAURICES
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ONE OF THE NICEST EVENINGS OUR FAMILY HAS EVER HAD.

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vipSara
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect service from hostess to the bill. Food is delicious 100%. Wine list is excellent.

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viplikes2eatout
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch menu was very inviting and the items ordered were very good. Service was very pleasant.

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foodsnob
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Amaro is very lively even on a Thursday! Staff is very friendly and was also so prompt. Drinks were fantastic - can’t go won’t with an Aperol spritz! We came here for dinner and our pastas were enjoyable but noticed they were definitely heavy on the sauce, otherwise the flavoring was good. This restaurant is good for HH too.

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theatrebuff2
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice ambiance good food. Wine was great, waitress asked if I wanted pepper, I said yes she walked away.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing, Sherman did a great job and took special care of us. Food was great too!

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HealthyEater
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Host seated us was amiable and welcoming, waitress was friendly and helpful but not as attentive toward end of meal, where the crowd was light.

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CristelB
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant for a romantic dinner and the staff is amazing!

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vipLoriC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently good Food and service. The Gorgonzola salad is unique and delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Accommodating to dietary needs, nice quality food with attractive presentation. Decor has all hard surfaces - Some soft materials placed or hung in the decor could help with the noise level

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vipkimj
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent found & service. If you like giant portions (at least the pasta that we had), you’ll like Amaro.

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anoffnight
Seattle
33 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The service was quite good. The caesar salad was not worth the price. The mushroom soup was quite good. The entrees were excessively salty. We would like to try other pasta dishes, but they use veal in many of them.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Steak was undercooked but still quite good. Gnocchi was a bit greasy

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vipMartin
Seattle
88 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here for New Year's many times. This year we had a much larger group and everything was perfect. The food was exceptional and the staff were on it. We celebrated and great New Year's.

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lovesdeliciousfood
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

An excellent place to enjoy good food, nice service and a relaxing environment. We have been there a few times and really put it at the top of our list as to where to eat in Bothell. Parking is the biggest issues - lack of parking.

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AntonioS
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I had perfect anniversary dinner. Repeat customers. Food and service were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review