Amaro Italian Kitchen

4
25 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Amaro Italian Kitchen is the new local spot in Downtown Calistoga. We showcase our old family recipes along with new takes on Italian classics. Amaro is also locally famous for it's extensive selection of Italian wines by the glass and the largest collection of amaros in the North Bay. Wood fired pizza is on the way soon! Join us and become a Wooden Spoon Survivor!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 25 people are saying
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4.0based on recent ratings
4.0
food
3.9
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
67% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipdiningguy
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and outstanding service. The manager, Mitchell, was pulling triple duty - seating guests, waiting tables, and working his managerial duties, yet he never missed a beat. Service was outstanding - especially considering these difficult days - and the food was delicious, expertly prepared, as well as fairy priced. Highly recommended - and if you read my reviews, you know I don't say this often.

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vipBethS
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Getaway weekend

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BillY
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic. We had the wild boar and sausage and peppers and it was very good. The best so far in Calistoga

CG
vipCarolG
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The service was very slow. The food was very good with the exception of a spaghetti dish that had way too much black pepper. The arugula salad was excellent and a very generous portion, the halibut was light with a nicely crisp outside & the polenta with marinara was excellent.

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vipShariE
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love everything about this restaurant. The food was outstanding. Great wine. We will definitely return.

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vipwe2eat
San Francisco
52 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food as always. They (like so many others these days) seemed stretched a bit thin but they did a great job. Definitely going back (again).

J
June
Portland
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

We were very much looking forward to our dinner and the new menu. We could not have been more disappointed. Chicken pate was very bitter and ate only the one bite, my pasta with garlic & olive oil was bland and noodles seemed as if they had been sitting under the heat lamp too long. My dinner partner ordered the Vongole /Shrimp dinner and did not like it.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Special occasion was my wife’s birthday but the restaurant didn’t care to do anything for it. For the first half hour, no one gave us water or menus or even ask us what we want. May be because we were the only people of color and the staff didn’t even notice us until we complained to one of the staff. Horrible experience and decent food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great from when we got there. The wine list had a nice balance of Italian and local and the pastas were delicious

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Jacques
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time here and on Mother's Day. We chose outdoor dining in the adjacent patio area, which was nicely set up with tables, umbrellas, spaced for COVID-19 restrictions. Menu, food, and wine are excellent Italian choices from different parts of Italy. (If you like Stanley Tucci's TV show, this is a good place to put some of that knowledge to the test.) Servers were polite, attentive, and efficient. Very welcoming staff, and the family that owns and runs it are a treasure as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Slow service. Bad screw up at next table over handled very badly. Guest ordered no gluten option and served gluten. Needed manager intervention. Server handled situation incompetently. No urge to return.

MT
MollyandTeddy
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Love the outdoor space. Server was fair. Food was good. Music was terrible

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norcalbombshell
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience2

They tried their best but they are obviously having some new business growing pains. We didn't get seated until 45 minutes after our reservation and were not comped anything for the trouble. We did receive a discount on a bottle which was appreciated. We had to ask for water etc. Food was tasty!

JW
JeffW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

While we’re happy that restaurants are back open and doing good business our experience Saturday night would tell us that they were overwhelmed. We waited an hour after our reservation to be seated and although our appetizers were very good the main courses were under flavored and sauces watery. By the time our waiter came with the bill his shirt was untucked and they couldn’t wait for us to leave. We won’t be back

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williamb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

My wife and I enjoyed our meals and drinks.Staff very nice.A little short staffed which is common in the pandemic affected restaurant industry.Would definitely recommend and return next time we’re in Calistoga.

MJ
MJPal
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful garden. Owner was so nice in helping select the best wine. Nice food, beautiful ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The main course wasn’t great, but appetizers, wine and dessert were fab!

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vipjoeandrobin
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Pastas need more spice

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food was mediocre.

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vipFremont
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The staff were excellent and couldn't have kinder since we were late for our reservation. Due to COVID-19, our dinner was outside on the patio. Unfortunately the evening was quite chilly and the heater certainly helped, though our hot food became cold quickly. The Bolognese sauce with the fettucine was neither plentiful nor meaty, not to mention that the fettucine was not the best pasta for this sauce. The gnocchi was extremely disappointing and was not the pillows of delight that one expects. The shrimp and clam linguini was okay. Overall, the three of us were disappointed. There are much better Italian restaurants in the Valley.

JB
JodiB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was ok; but main dishes come with no veggie or carb

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vipwe2eat
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night. Wonderful. We have long longed for a good Italian option in Calistoga. It IS here. Amazing.

JC
vipJenniferC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food:
- starters: arugula salad was good. Fried mozzarella was good, but sauce was fair.
- entrees: crab risotto was great, but they missed putting my husband’s dinner in the system. Five+ minutes later, they brought out the wrong dish. Fifteen+ minutes later, the correct dish was brought out. This meant that we both ate alone. Unfortunately, after the long wait, the boar ragu papperdelle was only ok. There was an overwhelming amount of near raw garlic, which overwhelmed the entire dish.
- dessert: we were given a free chocolate cake, but it was only ok.
Service: the service was friendly, but very disorganized. There were several weak excuses for the entree snafu, but the only redeeming part of the night was the free dessert and free 2 drinks at the end of the long night.

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kristam
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place was so good! Our party of four enjoyed everything and ate everything. Great staff and very friendly.

FAQs

Amaro Italian Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 942-5938.

Amaro Italian Kitchen is rated 4 stars by 25 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.