Amaro Italian Kitchen
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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.
Great meal and wine selection.
The food was fantastic. We had the wild boar and sausage and peppers and it was very good. The best so far in Calistoga
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.
I love everything about this restaurant. The food was outstanding. Great wine. We will definitely return.
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).
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.
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.
Staff was great from when we got there. The wine list had a nice balance of Italian and local and the pastas were delicious
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.
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.
Love the outdoor space. Server was fair. Food was good. Music was terrible
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!
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
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.
Beautiful garden. Owner was so nice in helping select the best wine. Nice food, beautiful ambiance.
The main course wasn’t great, but appetizers, wine and dessert were fab!
Pastas need more spice
Food was mediocre.
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.
Food was ok; but main dishes come with no veggie or carb
Date night. Wonderful. We have long longed for a good Italian option in Calistoga. It IS here. Amazing.
- 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.
Place was so good! Our party of four enjoyed everything and ate everything. Great staff and very friendly.
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.