Amarone Kitchen & Wine

Amarone Kitchen & Wine

Amarone Kitchen & Wine Amarone Kitchen & Wine is the creation of LA restaurateur Alessandro Polastri and Chef Guiseppe Musso, lifelong friends from Bologna, Italy. This boutique style Italian eatery is tucked away in the heart of Sunset Strip. Its 40 seat intimate charm boast a rustic Italian menu, ‘simple yet refined’. Alessandro and Giuseppe had a vision to bring to fruition Amarone Kitchen & Wine: with an honest approach to food, that captures the flavors in their natural essence, using simplicity with a refined and impeccable technique. A wine list of 150+ labels serve as a virtual tour of the various regions of Italy and of course feature several great ‘name sake’ “Amarone”.
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Amarone Kitchen & Wine

Amarone Kitchen & Wine is the creation of LA restaurateur Alessandro Polastri and Chef Guiseppe Musso, lifelong friends from Bologna, Italy. This boutique style Italian eatery is tucked away in the heart of Sunset Strip. Its 40 seat intimate charm boast a rustic Italian menu, ‘simple yet refined’. Alessandro and Giuseppe had a vision to bring to fruition Amarone Kitchen & Wine: with an honest approach to food, that captures the flavors in their natural essence, using simplicity with a refined and impeccable technique. A wine list of 150+ labels serve as a virtual tour of the various regions of Italy and of course feature several great ‘name sake’ “Amarone”.
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Amarone Kitchen & Wine

This was my second time at Amarone and it, once again, did not disappoint. Just as satisfying as last time. Fabulous food. Lots of Super Tuscans on the wine list. Quite atmosphere. Excellent wait staff. I was in charge of picking the restaurant and Amarone is solid choice to introduce to new dinners.
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Amarone is a gem of a restaurant, with a cozy upstairs dining area that transports you to a small Italian restaurant. The menu is varied with great specials– the Osso Bucco was melt-in-your-mouth divine! The Amarone wine that was recommended by our server was the perfect compliment to the meal. The salad was lightly dressed with a high-quality, flavorful olive oil. Seating is very close, but in an intimate, not annoying way.
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Pappardelle noodles are served with prosciutto and cherry tomatoes. (Gary Friedman / Los Angeles…)With the barrage of notices about new restaurants coming from all sides, sometimes a worthy older one slips through the cracks without a full review. When it opened 3 years ago, I did my due diligence and went to Amarone, the tiny 40-seat Italian on Sunset Boulevard just up from the Viper Room. Maybe it was too early: I remember thinking it was nothing special. Wrongly, as it turns out. When I went back recently I found a restaurant that, despite being on a gritty block, really does feel like a little neighborhood place in Italy. It’s in the flavors of Emilia-Romagna on the plate and in the efficient yet warm service from Alessandro Polastri, who owns the restaurant with chef Giuseppe Musso. Both come from Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, and the two have known each other practically from childhood. Polastri grew up in Bologna, Musso in Rimini on the coast (where Gino Angelini of Angelini Osteria grew up too). It’s also in the look and feel of the place, a narrow storefront with just four tables in the tiny front dining room and a handful more upstairs on a mezzanine accessed by a steep staircase. Pretty or stylish it isn’t. This is not the design-conscious Italy of Cassina or Alessi. Amarone has the cluttered, lived-in look of countless little restaurants and trattorias in Italy. Bottles of wine are lined up on a shelf. Crisp white tablecloths are whipped off in a hurry, the table reset, a screen moved back to accommodate a walk-in guest and his friends.
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With the barrage of notices about new restaurants coming from all sides, sometimes a worthy older one slips through the cracks without a full review. When it opened 3 years ago, I did my due diligence and went to Amarone, the tiny 40-seat Italian on Sunset Boulevard just up from the Viper Room. Maybe it was too early: I remember thinking it was nothing special. Wrongly, as it turns out. When I went back recently I found a restaurant that, despite being on a gritty block, really does feel like a little neighborhood place in Italy. It’s in the flavors of Emilia-Romagna on the plate and in the efficient yet warm service from Alessandro Polastri, who owns the restaurant with chef Giuseppe Musso. Both come from Emilia-Romagna in northern Italy, and the two have known each other practically from childhood. Polastri grew up in Bologna, Musso in Rimini on the coast (where Gino Angelini of Angelini Osteria grew up too). It’s also in the look and feel of the place, a narrow storefront with just four tables in the tiny front dining room and a handful more upstairs on a mezzanine accessed by a steep staircase. Pretty or stylish it isn’t. This is not the design-conscious Italy of Cassina or Alessi. Amarone has the cluttered, lived-in look of countless little restaurants and trattorias in Italy. Bottles of wine are lined up on a shelf. Crisp white tablecloths are whipped off in a hurry, the table reset, a screen moved back to accommodate a walk-in guest and his friends.
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We at Amarone Kitchen & Wine strive to use fresh locally grown organic ingredients when available. All of our breads, pastas, sauces and desserts are made daily by our kitchen staff.
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Amarone Kitchen & Wine offers rustic Italian with a modern flair, in an intimate and cozy setting. The wine list features wines from every region of Italy and goes upward of 140 labels. The menu features family recipes of homemade breads, cheeses, pastas and sauce’s along with daily fish and meat specials. Buon Appetito!
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Amarone Kitchen & Wine offers rustic Italian with a modern flair, in an intimate and cozy setting. The wine list features wines from every region of Italy and goes upward of 140 labels. The menu features family recipes of homemade breads, cheeses, pastas and sauce’s along with daily fish and meat specials. Buon Appetito! CuisineItalian
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Had another wonderful meal at Amarone, this time with another couple. The octopus appetizer was beautifully prepared and started the meal off in grand fashion. We split a green salad, then had two great pastas – one with venison and the other a tomato and sausage ragu. We finished off the meal with my favorite mainstay which is the pork chop Milanese. Great, friendly service as usual, and the noise level allowed us to chat at a normal voice level and not shout at each other as in many other spots around town. We love this place!
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We are very particular about Italian Food. We don't need exotic, but we need home made. Amarone fits the bill superbly. Great recipes and great ingredients. The care and service from the whole staff was marvelous and was doled out in in earnest. Great place, wonderful dining, warm atmosphere.
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Our first time here won't be our last. It's a relatively small, unpretentious space where parking can be tricky. Tip: Arrive early and snag a slot behind the restaurant. Owner Sandro and server Roberta treated us like old friends. Every course was delicious, the pasta cooked to perfection. By-the-glass wine pours were generous and reflected an eye for quality. Not for nothing, apparently, is the restaurant named Amarone. We were initially skeptical of so many online rave reviews, but now concur. If they maintain this standard, we'll make it a regular stop for authentic Italian in a relaxed setting.
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With the barrage of notices about new restaurants coming from all sides, sometimes a worthy older one slips through the cracks without a full review. When it opened 3 years ago, I did my due diligence and went to Amarone, the tiny 40-seat Italian on Sunset Boulevard just up from the Viper Room. Maybe it was too early: I remember thinking it was nothing special. Wrongly, as it turns out.
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It’s also in the look and feel of the place, a narrow storefront with just four tables in the tiny front dining room and a handful more upstairs on a mezzanine accessed by a steep staircase. Pretty or stylish it isn’t. This is not the design-conscious Italy of Cassina or Alessi. Amarone has the cluttered, lived-in look of countless little restaurants and trattorias in Italy. Bottles of wine are lined up on a shelf. Crisp white tablecloths are whipped off in a hurry, the table reset, a screen moved back to accommodate a walk-in guest and his friends.
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Another plus: Instead of a mediocre wine list put together by a distributor, Amarone has a serious one compiled by Polastri, who is knowledgeable and passionate about Italian wines. And though he has some distinguished Barolos, Tuscan reds and namesake Amarones for the deep-pocketed, he also has quite a few interesting wines under $50, including a dry Malvasia and a Ribolla Gialla.
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AndyG (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 26, 2017Had another wonderful meal at Amarone, this time with another couple. The octopus appetizer was beautifully prepared and started the meal off in grand fashion. We split a green salad, then had two great pastas – one with venison and the other a tomato and sausage ragu. We finished off the meal with my favorite mainstay which is the pork chop Milanese. Great, friendly service as usual, and the noise level allowed us to chat at a normal voice level and not shout at each other as in many other spots around town. We love this place!Was this review useful to you?Yes·No·Reportfood5ambience5service5value5

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