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Amaro Bistro

4.8
4.8
1150 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (425) 485-2300

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jorge Ruiz

  • Catering

    Amaro Bistro offers a variety of custom menus tailored to your specific needs. Prior to your event our Chef can work with you to customize a menu to reflect your individual tastes. For off-site events, we offer a large selection of Platters and Tray Passed Appetizers.

  • Private party facilities

    Amaro Bistro offers a variety of custom menus tailored to your specific needs. Options for menus are not limited to those listed. Prior to your event our Chef can work with you to customize a menu to reflect your individual tastes. Menus are available at 4 different levels: 3 Course Menu - $39.00/Person 4 Course Menu - $48.00/Person 5 Course Menu - $56.00/Person 5 Course Premiere Menu - $64.00/Person For large groups the entire restaurant can be reserved for a pre-set minimum. A large selection of Platters and Tray Passed Appetizers are also available.

  • Private party contact

    Nick Wiltz: (425) 485-2300

  • Neighborhood

    Bothell

  • Parking details

    Amaro Bistro offers reserved parking in our building parking lot. When these spots are not available, ample street parking is available on all sides of our building. Also, Bothell City Hall (located directly across Bothell Way NE) offers free parking in their underground parking garage.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,150 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Eastside

    Best Food

  • Eastside

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Our greeter was fabulous! Our waiter was kind and accommodating. We will be back soon!!
  2. SO

    SallyO

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were both terrific. Noise level was negligible as we were seated outside.
  3. RH

    RayHayes

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love the combination of classic Italian food with different takes on it like lobster ravioli which were delicious.
  4. g

    glena

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food, as always, was exquisite. The staff, very attentive, and the atmosphere good. I've always enjoyed dining there, whether inside or outside, it's always a pleasant experience. Looking forward to my next time.
  5. AF

    AldenF

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    The food was decent, but not amazing. Starters (carpaccio and burrata-tomato salad) were just ok. The sausage and mushroom pizza was great, though! The other main we had was the carbonara, which tasted good, but the sauce was split / chunky. The cocktails we had were above average (Contagocce and Funky Monkey). Service was friendly, but a little slow. I might attribute that to the weird in-between hours we had our reservation (5:30pm).
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful time
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We had a great time, service was wonderful. We had the burrata/tomato/pesto, and brussel sprouts for appetizers. I had the tortellini, it was delicious, and wife had cioppino. The seafood in the cioppino was very fresh, perfectly cooked. The broth/sauce was very tasty, but was very very oily. It had a weird greasy texture on the mouth, making it difficult to keep eating. It was flavorful for sure, but a little heavy, which is weird since it should taste and feel more like a broth. Overall, great experience, kid friendly, we'll be back, but prob not get the cioppino unless the broth is made a little lighter.
  8. KB

    KimB

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service & food!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Food is great. Service could be more attentive, but overall good value!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food was alright, but the bolognese sauce on the pasta disappointed.
  11. AX

    AmyX

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall great experience. A little on the costly side for what it is but will probably go back.
  12. 1

    1foodie

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Zachary’s our waiter was outstanding! Great food suggestions and service despite a very full dining experience
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We’ve been here several times for special occasions. Our favorite is the lasagna and the beet salad but the beet salad this time had very few beets. Was disappointed that the beets were chunks vs being sliced via the diameter.
  14. LP

    LisaP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This is our first trip back to Amaro in 3 years. Before the food was "fine", but now they have acquired a new chef in the last 2 years. WOW. Big improvement and we had a wonderful meal, with very excellent service! Highly recommend!
  15. C

    Chris25

    Austin

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! Great value and the service was excellent.
  16. PN

    805toPNW

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food & service were outstanding. Amaro is one of our favorite places in town!! Highly recommend!
  17. JP

    JenniferP

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dine at Amaro frequently and it never disappoints. Friendly staff good service and great food.
  18. L

    2oldLadies

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great good and drinks.
  19. I

    Inlate60s

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Chicken dish as excellent !
  20. CB

    CarolB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food was excellent as always! However, I think they are short staffed or are server had too many tables. The service was so incredibly slow and our needs were not anticipated at all. Friendly server… Just not efficient at all
  21. EL

    EdmondsLocal

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Last time we were there, the new chef was working and our favorite foods were BETTER than ever! Last night, the new chef was off, and the 'substitute' chef cooked our favorite foods (meatballs and brussel sprouts) in a different way - and we didn't finish our dinner. Disappointing since we were overly excited when we discovered the new chef and his cooking talents. Hoping we don't need to call ahead and find out which chef is working that night.
  22. NG

    NicoleG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there to celebrate my birthday, the server brought out my dessert with a candle, very sweet. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable and attentive. All the food and drinks were delicious.
  23. TR

    TheRighttrack

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No disappointments here! Outdoor seating is lovely, we choose the bar seating as it was a bit cooler. Service was amazing. Try the sautéed Calamari as an appetizer, the marinara sauce with the capers is outstanding.
  24. BW

    BronsonW

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wait staff are all top notch. As regular patrons, the menu is full of favorites and great choices.
  25. NT

    NeilT

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Thought I was back on Italy.
  26. B

    Benjamin

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super delicious food. We got the calamari, the pesto chicken pizza, the carbonara and the gnocchi and everything was amazing. Highly recommend. We will be back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time visiting and can’t wait to come again. We came at a much busier time this go around and the service was still fantastic! Food never disappoints and always a great stop for a date night
  28. LM

    LisaM

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great first visit. Good service. But a little slow. But the evening was memorable
  29. M

    Mark

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  30. MC

    MarkC

    Los Angeles

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always love coming for all the authentic Italian dishes. Sometimes you catch a special, which is always a great treat. Stuff only recommend reservations foreservations for weekends.
  31. SC

    SusanC

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly, knowledgeable servers, outside dining. One of my go to places!
  32. SC

    ScottC

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a good experience.
  33. DL

    DonnaL

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best lasagna ever! Food always good. The staff is friendly and wine list is great.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent! Our server was really great. It was a bit busy so it took longer to get drinks initially and through out dinner.
  35. LW

    LocalWordChum

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We decided to have dinner earlier than most people. Food was delicious and service attentive. The noise level was very high though which limited our conversation . This was a return visit to dining there and may wait awhile before returning to this "favorite restaurant"
  36. TB

    TamaraB

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and service. Easy going with allergy needs. Celiac friendly
  37. DG

    DeborahG

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner celebrating my granddaughter-in-law's graduating with her Masters and early birthday. Our server, Mitch, was wonderful!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was a returning visit that I chose for my birthday dinner. The food and service is excellent!
  39. M

    Mark

    Orlando

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great!
  40. LR

    LisaR

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice addition to Bothell. Just had a small caesar salad and the carpaccio. Excellent. Looking forward to going back for dinner.

FAQs

Amaro Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 485-2300.

Amaro Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 1150 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Amaro Bistro

18333 Bothell Way NE, Ste 105, Bothell, WA 98011

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Bothell

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary American, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Amaro Bistro offers reserved parking in our building parking lot. When these spots are not available, ample street parking is available on all sides of our building. Also, Bothell City Hall (located directly across Bothell Way NE) offers free parking in their underground parking garage.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jorge Ruiz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (425) 485-2300

  • Catering

    Amaro Bistro offers a variety of custom menus tailored to your specific needs. Prior to your event our Chef can work with you to customize a menu to reflect your individual tastes. For off-site events, we offer a large selection of Platters and Tray Passed Appetizers.

  • Private party facilities

    Amaro Bistro offers a variety of custom menus tailored to your specific needs. Options for menus are not limited to those listed. Prior to your event our Chef can work with you to customize a menu to reflect your individual tastes. Menus are available at 4 different levels: 3 Course Menu - $39.00/Person 4 Course Menu - $48.00/Person 5 Course Menu - $56.00/Person 5 Course Premiere Menu - $64.00/Person For large groups the entire restaurant can be reserved for a pre-set minimum. A large selection of Platters and Tray Passed Appetizers are also available.

  • Private party contact

    Nick Wiltz: (425) 485-2300

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