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Amarena Italian Restaurant

) #794 of 4,539 Restaurants in San Francisco €€ - €€€ Italian
2162 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1931
+1 415-447-0441
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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Opens in 13 min
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2162 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1931
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with friends that were already familiar with Amarena food so we had a "leg up" on the menu. The service was friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was delicious as was the wine. A delightful spot that was very comfortable.

Thank njwoodster
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This neighborhood Italian white table cloth place is in the midst of remodeling so check if it's open. It has been really good and molto amabile in the past, so here's hopin' it's just the wallpaper and not the menu or staff.

Thank Dianne T
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is by far one of my favorite restaurant experiences, and we sat at the bar!! We showed up without a reservation but managed to snag two seats at the bar. We were very well taken care of, and everything we ate was absolutely delicious...More

Thank svnesbitt
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The staff and the place are very nice. The food is good but can't be compared to true italian food. Very basic desserts. Too expensive for what it is.

Thank Lews31
Reviewed 17 November 2016

We weren't sure where to go for diner and were tired after a long day of touring. We stumbled upon Amarena and were very pleasantly surprised at the quality of this italien food. Their homemade pasta is delicious and the service is very good. I...More

Thank CamRanc
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

My son lives in San Francisco and has exposure to so many great restaurants. He recommended Amarena based on a friend's suggestion. The minute we walked in the door we get like we had walked into a friend's home. The food was some of the...More

Thank Blips53
Reviewed 30 October 2016

Upscale Italian home cooking in San Francisco. A friend who lives nearby took me there for dinner. I had lamb and it was excellent. They also have a great wine selection and helped us pair an excellent read with the meal. The service was great!...More

Thank World_Traveler_336
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Great neighborhood restaurant that is mainly filled with locals. Homemade pasta. Nice mix of creative Italian entrees that the staff was willing to tweak to suit our tastes. Good wine list made up of mostly Italian wines with some interesting California selections as well. Our...More

Thank ejmarco
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I'd give this place 4 1/2 if I could. The food and service is excellent. It's a small intimate place that has personality. Our only problem was parking - none to be found nearby. If you go, go by taxi or Uber. Maybe they offer...More

Thank KentuckyMagpie
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Amarena has been in business for 14 years and is still going strong. The menu prices are average compared to similar places and the food is basic Italian with some flourishes here and there. Homemade pastas are the selling point here and you should focus...More

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Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential
neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner.
Combined with several great cafes, restaurants,
antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any
visitor would gladly leave their heart in San
Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down
Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world,
and make the slow creep downhill past charming period
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Do you have valet parking?
24 June 2016|
Response from Luana F | Reviewed this property |
You can easily find parking outside the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2162 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1931
    (Green St.)
  • Public Transportation: 45
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-447-0441
  • E-mail
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