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Amaro Italian Kitchen, Calistoga, CA

Amaro Italian Kitchen

4.5
4.5
105 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!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 942-5938

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Taylor Jones

  • Private party contact

    dan@veraisoncalistoga.com: (707) 942-5938

  • Neighborhood

    Calistoga

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 105 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. CD

    CassiusD

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Just sold and closed this week, sorry to see it go.
  2. L

    Luna

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wish the restaurant wasn't closing. It would have been at the top of my list for restaurant recommendations to friends.
  3. GK

    GuyK

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My wife and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary and were greeted with a complimentary glass of champagne. Both of our meals were delicious, and the portions were very generous.
  4. FT

    Food4Thought

    Boise

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good was excellent. Service was great.
  5. TK

    TetyanaKG

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Very yummy food 🥘, pleasant service .
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service!
  7. KT

    KatherineT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    We have a mixed review here….two shrimp scampi dinners were pretty good, and they were nice enough to leave out the garlic on one at our request. The stuffed pepper was not to my liking, and they graciously deducted it from our bill. Otherwise, it was OK…but, they need to put some fresh flowers in the window boxes.
  8. RA

    ReneeA

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside and had the best waiter. Super friendly. Would definitely go back!
  9. MM

    MarinMaven

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great Sunday night dinner sharing the Caesar salad, polenta dish and meatballs. The food was delicious. It was very quiet that night,but I’m guessing it can be lively on the weekend.
  10. TG

    TG1234

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food / great wine. Service was spectacular. Wish i had found this place earlier in my trip.
  11. R

    Radjones

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and amazing service! Little gem under the stars.
  12. h

    hied

    San Francisco

    143 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal. We started with the chopped salad then had the swordfish. The fish was cooked perfectly.
  13. BL

    BryanL

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We were seated the table by the window and enjoyed our meal while watching the street activity. Food and service were excellent.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Although the servers were kind, they were clearly stretched too thin and didn’t do much to manage it. They let people sit all over the place and couldn’t service the restaurant as a result. The food was mediocre at best. The pappardelle was over cooked and the ragu had large bones that should have been removed by the chef. The waiter came after we finished eating (to say he was busy as if we weren’t as important as the other tables), left the check and never came back. We fully understand Covid times but this was just beyond. We come here annually and this may now be our last.
  15. AV

    AmyV

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Amaro has great ambience. It is cozy with a consistent Italian theme throughout. Our main courses were delicious - the ingredients fresh. The antipasti was only okay. Strange to have large chunks of parmesan, and only one other cheese that you could actually eat with the crostini and meat. Generally speaking, it was a good meal but not as good as I hoped based on the scene.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Friendly staff. Entree took extremely long to arrive. Atmosphere was awesome but loud guests who had a bit too much to drink spoiled the enjoyment of our meal.
  17. GF

    GiantsFan

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent relaxing evening, with great service and wonderful food. One of Calistoga’s best restaurants.
  18. FD

    FoodieD

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Very disappointing. The gravy was not true Italian gravy, but more of a burnt gravy. The meatballs were bland, and had no flavoring. My wife and I did not even finish our meal.
  19. JB

    JohnB

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a magical time at Amaro last night. This quaint, down to earth bistro is a real gem! Brian was our bartender /server, and he alone rates five stars. His excellent recommendations, and personalized attention made for a wonderful experience. Our food was delicious; the cocktails and wines, perfect. We recommend you sit at the bar ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
  20. NB

    NicoleB

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Food was ok. Asparagus salad was great, cocktails were good. rest was ok. Service was inexperienced. Overall not worth what we paid.
  21. D

    Debra

    Las Vegas

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Service was a bit slow but the manager more than made up for it. Food was outstanding. I will go back in a heartbeat.
  22. DR

    DebbieR

    Tahoe

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    You should not be taking reservations if you are not open
  23. DB

    DavidB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Food was really good. Issue was the service. 3 out of 4 items we had were delicious! But the service was not great. Min issue was as that no one was in charge of our table: instead it was a team effort that fell short. There were long delays between dishes, we had to ask many times about drinks and water, and different people would ask multiple times if we wanted something: dessert, another dish, etc. The space is nice but without positive energy of multiple diners loving it it will continue to only be “okay.”
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carlos was amazing waiter and the food was delicious
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Staff was very friendly, food was great and service was fast. Wine was good too.
  26. HG

    HGUOD

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Swordfish was done perfectly the real Italian way, sliced thin and grilled hot. Clams and Mussels were in an awesome, spicy cannellini bean "stew". Great meal!
  27. GH

    GeorgeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The asparagus salad was the best item we had. The shrimp fettuccini entree unfortunately had lots of capers. Either we missed that or it was not disclosed on the menu. Kind of ruined the dish.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2021

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Food was ok
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Went there for Thanksgiving dinner so not the typical menu items. They had Turkey, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, green bean casserole and stuffing. Everything nicely prepared and delicious. The stuffing was amazing. Could use a little more seasoning in the Turkey but it was fresh and very delicious. Dessert was pecan pie and it was The server was incredibly friendly and professional. Nice atmosphere as well. Will go back to try the rest of their menu.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall1food1service4ambience3
    Unfortunately we had to send multiple items back because they just were not good.
  31. TB

    TomB

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Very creative. Can't believe we got in so easily! Worth it!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside with a lovely heat lamp and white lights. We ordered the best salad, meatball appetizer, papperadelle and stuffed pepper. Everything was great. Service was great. Wine was great. It's nice when a menu has a great variety that makes you want to come back for more. Server was very attentive and positive too!
  33. AS

    AprilS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Overall the food was good except the rabbit papardelle. The pasta was overcooked and there was four varieties of pasta on the plate (penne, macaroni, spaghetti, and papardelle). When I brought it to the server's attention, I got a shrug and a "sorry". The service felt as if we were an inconvenience to the waitstaff, felt very rushed.
  34. F

    Frijol

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an early dinner and it was quiet and peaceful in the restaurant. Great starters and delicious pastas. Can’t wait to go again !
  35. P

    Patricia

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Severely understaffed and it showed. Lack of communication or flexibility … unprofessional response from owner when someone complained. Food was good, but not great. I understand they were short-staffed, but those there didn’t exactly make it a welcome experience. Sorry to say. Won’t be returning. 😓
  36. S

    Suzzz

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    They had outside patio which was nice until it got dark. There was not sufficient lighting to read menu. The wait staff were slow and ignored outside guests. Food was mediocre - sent one plate back. Slow night overall so not due to being busy.
  37. SS

    SamS

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Made reservations here as was tough finding a location with avl space. When we arrived (630) they were not very busy as other locations we passed. We were concerned we chose poorly, but were pleasantly surprised. The service was great, place was clean( sat outside) prices were reasonable and most importantly food and wine were excellent!
  38. SE

    ShariE

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I have been to Amaro once before and the food was excellent. Unfortunately, this was not the case on this visit. I was so disappointed. Not only was the food just okay, the presentation was sloppy, with obvious splatters on the plates and dripping down the sides of the plate. Only 1 of the 4 diners had food that was seasoned well and appetizing. I talked this restaurant up to our guests with us, so was doubly disappointed for them and for me. Not sure if it was on off night or new chef but I will not be returning to find out. I don't mind paying a high premium for good food and service, but this restaurant let me down. So sad.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, our server Eddie was very attentive
  40. MA

    MsAmusebouche

    Oklahoma City

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great food and great service ! We were thrilled with the wine and the atmosphere of this restaurant!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

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

Amaro Italian Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 105 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Calistoga

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon, Thu–Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Contemporary Italian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Taylor Jones

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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