Amaro Bistro

4.8
877 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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSupperclub
Seattle
45 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Used Open Table to find a last minute Friday night dinner reservation close to home. Hadn’t heard of Amaro before but we will be back! Beautiful decor, clean and Covid safe. There is outdoor seating but we had an inside table. Nice wine selection. Caesar salad with fresh house made dressing was very nice. Wood fired pizza was well prepared with very fresh tasting sauce. Seasonal risotto was wonderful; English peas, lemon marscapone and prawns. Service was attentive, not intrusive and very friendly.

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vipDeborahD
Seattle
26 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding

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vipRaydar
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always...atmosphere, food and service were top notch. Great place to celebrate Mother’s Day!

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foodlover
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for a lovely Mother's Day dinner! The service was wonderful and the food delicious! We had three appetizers, bruschetta, brussel sprouts and the shrimp. All were a hit, we ordered extra bread to scoop up the garlic sauce from the shrimp, yum!
The favorite dinner meals were the filet mignon, perfectly cooked and so flavorful also the gnocchi which melts in your mouth. Good to share as it is a little rich, but so delicious.
We shared the very light cheesecake for dessert which was perfect, it is not like normal cheesecake which we don't really like, would definitely order again. Enjoy!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We normally love Amaro, but everything just seemed ‘off’ this visit. The server wasn’t rude, but also wasn’t very friendly or attentive. I had to remind her to bring my drink, and never was asked if I’d like a refill during our entire time either.

The food was also slightly under par. The appetizers were great, and my wife said her entree was good, but my daughter and I both got carbonara and it surely needed salt.

I get it, it’s COVID, we need to be extra patient, but when you see the tables around you receiving good service but your own is lacking you start to wonder why. We’ll be back, but I’m hoping they can step up their game a little.

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MmmFood
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak was phenomenal. Haven’t been in a long time because of Covid, but they definitely didn’t lose any quality. Everything was so good and our favorite server was still there!

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DaMom
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time back since Covid restrictions and protocols were followed by all. The food was fantastic and the service was exceptional! We had the Rigatoni Bolognese and Carbonara they was delicious as well as appetizers Calamari* and the Arancini. They did not disappoint. Desert items Affogato di Gelato and Torta Mascarpone were exceptional. Our waitress was attentive and pleasant and was never hovering or felt rushed. Great experience

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Grandma
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was great - as always. Thank you for putting up with a squealing 6 month old baby. Customers seems to be delighted by this. She is a cutie in any situation.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Salads disappointing. Beet salad was mostly arugula
Service slow for so many servers. We had to signal ours several times.
Calamari was missing all the rings and was all tentacles. My wife’s bd dinner and was disappointing

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

We came in for Restaurant Week as our second “date night” away from our 3 month old. When I booked the reservation, Open Table notified me that I could use my $10 award credit for dining. When I tried to use it, I was told the restaurant no longer takes the credit. Frustrating to have the disconnect between OT and the restaurant. A $10 credit doesn’t seem like a big deal to honor to keep the customer happy (and then make sure to remove the option of the credit with OT afterward!). The waiter seemed annoyed and frustrated with us. Not sure we’ll be back.

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vipJenniferH
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A very nice evening with great food. Our first time back since Covid restrictions and they are as good as always. So nice to dine out again!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lively atmosphere. Zachary provided excellent suggestions and fun friendly service. We tried his favorites and they were excellent - perfect Filet Mignon and Flourless Chocolate.... Mmmmm. This is a must visit for a special occasion or a meal that will never disappoint. Make a reservation because the word is out!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Love this restaurant .Friendly people, fabulous food, fun atmosphere. Best Italian restaurant around.

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GioF
Portland
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amaro is consistently high quality in every facet. Great food, great service, great wine.

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vipRussS
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been here several times, and I’m never disappointed. Tonight was better than ever. I think everyone is eager to get back to eating out and enjoying restaurants. Tonight the staff at Amaro were exceptional and the food quality was wonderful! Also, the restaurant respected distance and safety concerns. Win-win-win.

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StephenL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quality of the food is excellent. Portions for the price was great. Service and interaction was professional and friendly.

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PamC
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were SO happy to finally be able to have indoor dining at Amaros, one of our favorite restaurants! We have really missed enjoying the cuisine and the great service Amaros consistently offers.

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MitchellS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic and the service was exceptional! Our waitress was attentive and pleasant. The whole night, I felt right at home even though it was my first time at Amaro. I think this will become my go to date night restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant, been here many times. This occasion was for my moms birthday, her first time and she absolutely loved it. She said the gnocchi was better than my Italian grandmothers!

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vipw2lewis
Seattle
42 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were celebrating our daughter's 50th birthday, and our server (Zack?) was perfect for the evening. Neither of them had been out in restaurants since Covid hit, so it really was a special night. . The appetizers were all excellent. The entrees were good, but the salmon was over cooked slightly and the gnocchi was slightly undercooked. The apple crisp with a candle was a great touch for the end of the meal. Thank you!

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NisreenS
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the Brussels sprouts for an appetizer and they were so good! They had a little crisp to them which was perfect. I ordered the gnocchi and my husband ordered the rigatoni with lamb. Both dishes were perfectly cooked and delicious. I never finish my plate and always have leftovers but this time I ate my entire plate! The portions were perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Amaro and since we live in Redmond we cannot visit it as often as we wish we could. That being said we cannot wait to go and use every special occasion to revisit. Every time we go we try something new but our favorite is the Arancini risotto balls. Everything is so tender and delicious. Even my 10-year-old tried the lamb chops and loved it!! Amaro is not your every day Italian restaurant and is a gem. Highly, highly recommended!!

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AletheaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great experience from start to finish. Our server (Sherman) was friendly, attentive and efficient. The food was fresh and delicious. And the portions were a good size. I will definitely be back.

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PhillipL
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good anytime

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KennW
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed everything and plan to return. Brussels sprouts were outstanding. Lamb was good but we make a little better at home. Cannelloni was very good. Table settings are very simply set in the room, but the ambiance is nice. Had to wait some time for service to start but was excellent thereafter.

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vip1foodie
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It never disappoints
Enjoyed the Gamberoni shrimp- the very best !
Also Caesar salad -paired with a great Tuscan wine!
Delicious!

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TinaH
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was top notch! Water always filled and all of our needs were anticipated. Food was delicious and generous portions! My husband had the spaghetti and meatballs which came with six large meatballs (unheard of at other restaurants). I had the butternut squash ravioli with marsala mushrooms and pine nuts. It was one of the best meals I've ever eaten! Fabulous place to eat!

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StephenL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great portions for the price.
Great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and friendly service. Was our first time and we will be back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food in a awesome place you can't ask for more.

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vipDate
Seattle
97 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for an early dinner. The food was exceptional. The staff were wonderful. Tables were laid out nicely to allow social distancing. Great evening.

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EricW
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service, didn’t wait or have to ask for anything. Excellent very tasty food. Clean and inviting.
Highly recommend.

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KendallY
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just LOVE Amaro. We are never disappointed with anything we get. If you love Brussel sprouts theirs will
not disappointed! Their staff is always warm and welcoming as well. Enjoy!

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StaceyE
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service is where it was before shut down. Our server male and I think his name was Marshall? He did not seem to have an answer for an issue with our appetizer but defended the kitchen. The kitchen quickly responded to the issue to our satisfaction. This server asked me to let him know when I was ready for a refill on my drink, which I deemed a ridiculous request. However, when I did ask for a refill he did not bring it, We skipped dessert. The menu is smaller and the number of table tops is smaller. ALL should be impeccable. We are anxiously anticipating your recovery from shut down.

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vipCraiggo
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were at Amaro for Valentine's Day. it was not the full menu, but we had choices. The food was great and Sherman is the best waiter! he made the night more enjoyable.

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vipLisaN
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Every time we dine here, the food is amazing. Great service, too.

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Birdie
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food!!
Reasonable prices.
We will be back!

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CarlS
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We've really liked this place in the past, this time we thought the food was very bland. We'll give the inattentive, kinda slow service a pass due to just reopening. We'll try it again, hope it's better.

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vipDate
Seattle
96 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good night with friends. Sad to learn it was the there last night open to the public. There staff did a great job with social distancing. The food was amazing.

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vipamcleod31
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best Italian restaurant in the Seattle area I have eaten at. The service, food and atmosphere was amazing and all at an affordable price. I can't wait to go back again!

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 4.8 stars by 877 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.