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Amarena Italian Restaurant

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2162 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1931
+1 415-447-0441
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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5:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
$$ - $$$
2162 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1931
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Reviewed March 28, 2016 via mobile

Worried by the size of dishes in the US, we opted for a main mealy only plus wine. 130USD with tip. Very nicely cooked lamb and salmon but the star of the show is Flavia, the Italian server who was very helpful and talkative. Well...More

1  Thank zygo
Reviewed February 21, 2016 via mobile

Visiting SF for the weekend. We received a referral to this restaurant from another Italian restaurant in the area that was closed for their vacation. We were so pleased with Amarena. The service was impeccable. Our waitress was from Milano, and was wonderful. The food...More

1  Thank Larraine H
Reviewed February 4, 2016

Recently 6 for dinner ion a Friday night at this busy place. While a bit noisy with the busy crowd, we enjoyed some wine and then dove in to some delicious salmon capoca and linguini scoglio. Delicious! Had a good visit with the head/owner who...More

1  Thank John G
Reviewed January 24, 2016 via mobile

Service was perfect. Attentive but saw we were talking and taking our time and let us enjoy a good time. Great advice on the menu and wine list. I had the lamb. It was as good as I have had. Great place and I will...More

1  Thank Henry N
Reviewed November 23, 2015

First time to dine at this establishment. What a great fine. Great food, awesome people, and very friendly. If I lived in the area, this would be tops on my list of making it my home restaurant.

1  Thank Slimjas
Reviewed November 15, 2015

One of the few places I have ever eaten that I thought of not reviewing in order to keep you and others away--its a gem in need of conservation. But the ambiance, smart if slightly overbearing service, and velvety dishes and balanced preparations of sauces,...More

2  Thank JoelZ195
Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Several years ago the concierge at our hotel recommended this restaurant and we visit it every time we're in San Francisco. It's a small, out of the way, neighborhood restaurant that serves delicious Italian food that is reasonably priced. Service is always great and they...More

Thank Luckydog116
Reviewed October 28, 2015

My husband and I had our first dinner date at this establishment. 9 months later, we got engaged! So, naturally, we contacted the restaurant to see if they could host our wedding rehearsal dinner of 35 people. Paolo got back to me right away and...More

Thank SFShiva
Reviewed August 25, 2015

Incredible meal! I had the Papperdel with wild boar meat, apparently a recipe from Italy. The boar is stewed for hours so it is tender and then ground...incredible flavor! My husband, the veal scallopine. It was amazing! The boar was apparently cooked for hours so...More

Thank Lillian P
Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Our last night in San Francisco before we returned home to Australia and it hoped it would be special. It was. Great food, perfectly prepared and presented. And great staff, lovely, friendly, welcoming. If we lived here, we would come back regularly. Loved it!

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You can easily find parking outside the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $40
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
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
  • Neighborhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-447-0441
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