Amaro Bistro

4.7
928 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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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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4.5
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Not many vegetarian options. Ravioli was under cooked and seemed frozen with a watery / tasteless sauce.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent. The 3.5% surcharge reminded me why I won't be returning.

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vipMason
Palm Springs
47 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and friendly service. The restaurant is loud when it’s busy but everything else was great!

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Mommy
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. We usually request to sit at the chef's counter as it provides dinner and a show! My gorgonzola crusted filet was fabulous as was my husbands linguine de Mar. The staff was very attentive and all food came to us at the perfect temperature. We can hardly wait to go again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The kitchen was running super behind. The server was very apologetic and kept us informed. It took over an hour from when we ordered to get our food.

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JanR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience2

This was our first time back to eat at Amaro, after getting take-out a few times during the Dark Times.
The food was fine, our server, Meredith, was attentive and lovely.
The noise level inside is terrible. The acoustics in that room seems to amplify and bounce the sound around. I won't go again unless I can be sure to get a table outside.

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Jodi
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was to die for. Everything we ordered was amazing. The waiter was really great and very helpful when we asked for recommendations and he was spot-on. I'd eat here every day if I could.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience2

We were celebrating a 60th birthday. We found the restaurant to be so noisy we could barely carry on a conversation. The waiter was not very good either. Our drinks and appetizers were very slow to come out. He did not follow through on things that we asked either. We will say the our dinners were outstanding! We may go back but for take out not dine in.

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Shelli
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fresh, flavorful pasta. Drinks were great! Very friendly and attentive staff. Sat outside and enjoyed the opportunity to breathe without masks! The dogs on the patio were an added bonus!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal. Our waitperson went out of his way to describe all the different Amora offerings to us, then set us up with a personalized flight to accommodate our tastes. We so appreciated the extra effort!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sherman was awesome!

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vipSusanshusband
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

First time visit, the food was fairly good. Great wine list, and many by the liter. I never feel good about a restaurant that charges for bread service, but does not advise you first. It is not the cost, its the surprise factor that is less than motivating. When they "refilled" the bread, we did not think we would be charged, let alone twice. It was not cheap. When the bill came we were again surprised by the "service" charge % added and kept by the management to cover wages? I refuse to park at the airport locations that use this practice, and when I see it elsewhere I leave with a regret for the employees. We generally tip at least 2xtax and more, but when I get this in my face, I feel less motivated. If I am charged this, I want to know how much more they are paying there staff. If they feel they are underpaid, they can walk across the street and get fairly paid and likely much higher tips. Its a shame as this place could be a real competitor to Italianisimo and others like it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Overpriced for the food. The server over hyped the quality of the food. I underwhelmed

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cathym
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Dale was very well informed and cordial.

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vipShirleyR
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Simply put, the food and service have always been excellent and we’ll continue to be fans of this restaurant.

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vipSultana
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a fabulous time! Cocktails are wonderful! Go!

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BarbaraC
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always love Amaro Bistro! Delicious food and great service!

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vipgmhd
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food - great staff. Love this restaurant; a favorite!

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vipDVEous
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was friendly and excellent. Our waitperson, Johnette, was super.

Food was fresh and tasty. Bruschetta was very good with lots of garlicky tomatoes and the Gorgonzola salad was delicious.

The rigatoni bolognese was very fresh with the pasta cooked perfectly, but the sauce was more tangy than I would’ve expected for a meat sauce.

My wife had the gnocchi and it was delicious and the gnocchi was cooked perfectly, firm and not mushy.

We had a great time. It was our first night out, sitting in a restaurant as a couple, since the pandemic started.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Highly recommend the Carbonara!

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vipmelotxoxo
Omaha
18 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amaro is always an excellent choice for a good Italian meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for a date night with my husband! Staff was very attentive and the food was delicious! We ordered rigatoni, carbonara, and crispy brussel sprouts, they were all great and very generous portions. We will be back for another date night in the future!

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vipJenJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We’ve been coming here often for a while. Such an amazing staff and great food. During the pandemic they were so amazing to keep taking care of their patrons. It really earned our loyalty. Try the chicken!

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GregS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We love your experience overall! The only downside if there is one, is the service charge so that they feel better about paying their employees what they’re worth! Just raise your prices next time, your operational expenses shouldn’t show up on the check called out in the line item! I’m starting to find this very tacky…

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Sansam
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Wonderful evening with great food but looked like they were short on servers and service was extremely slow

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NavMM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, atmosphere, everything was amazing! I would highly recommend!

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CorinnaF
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally the best food I've had in my life! We ordered the calamari, pizza, gnocchi, lamb and finished it of with the cheesecake. Amaro bistro is my new favorite restaurant. I can't recommend this for a date night enough!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were top notch, made for a beautiful and relaxing evening. My husband said it was the best spaghetti and meatballs he’s ever had! Fresh, tangy Caesar and the Caprese salad is the best I’ve been had. Huge and the addition of roasted garlic is rad! Very good and not overpriced wine as well.

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MelindaS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Food is always consistent. Their steak is amazing. The Ravioli (I add salmon on top) and it’s to die for. And I don’t know how they cook the salmon but it is always cooked to perfection and just melts in your mouth!!

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luv2dine
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

very welcoming and friendly staff, outstanding food - felt like we were dining in Italy!

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Mommy
Seattle
21 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken parmigiana was fantastic! The shrimp risotto was good but a bit spicy for my liking...I will order it without pepper flakes next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, very good food and service! We will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met friends we hadn’t seen in quite a while and Amaros was the perfect place for casual dining with great food and service.

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MonteC
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, and attentive but not overbearing service. Becoming our go-to restaurant.

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vipDanielL
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant and the team there is Awesome !

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chris
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The chicken, steak and pizza were lliked by others. I thought the ravioli was too salty, not as much as before and what happen to the pine nuts. The pine nuts add so much

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KarenW
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Amaro is excellent. I LOVE the filet. Melts in your mouth tender.

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NikkiB
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have consistently had a great experience dining at Amaro Bistro. The wines are excellent and the food is delicious. Our server was attentive and fun. Overall, a great experience.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sat us very promptly outside - which was requested.
Tried the ravioli di zucca also very delicious
And my water glass was refilled constantly. Thank you

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PatP
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Amaro does not disappoint.

FAQs

Amaro Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Amaro Bistro also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 485-2300.

Amaro Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 928 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.