- MADISON, WIS -
A PURSUIT OF BALANCE AND BEAUTY
The name Amara derives from the Ancient Amaranth plant, in Greek ‘Amáranthos’, which means ‘everlasting flower’. Amore in Italian, Amará in Spanish, and Amara in Arabic all refer to love or passion. Yet, Amara in Italian means bitter, conjuring some of the hallmarks of Italian cooking and drinking, where herbs, bitter greens, and digestivi are celebrated for their health benefits and healing botanical qualities.
Bitter and sweet are often found together, and at the same time, and couldn't be more relevant to us now as we move forward with passion and purpose seeking beauty, balance, healing, health, sustainability, and love.
ANCIENT RED AMARANTH FLOWERING PLANT
CONTEMPORARY COASTAL ITALIAN CUISINE
Amara is our take on contemporary coastal Italian cuisine featuring sharable small plates and bites, hand-crafted pastas, and entrées showcasing the bounty of Madison, Wisconsin.
Our wine list features cutting edge Italian and Italian-inspired artisan wines farmed by hand and made with classical methods. Our bar showcases the art of Italian drinking including aperitifs, negronis, cocktails, and espresso.
It all comes together to match our decor – light, beautiful, clean, relaxed, simple, energetic, and revitalizing…
to the dedicated local farmers, producers & distributors that make this menu possible
Over The Moon Cheese
Fox Heritage Farms
Garden To Be
Willow Creek Farms
Burlap And Barrel (NY)
Caputo Bros. Creamery (PA)
'Nduja Artisans (IL)
SPECIAL EVENTS AND
Amara offers multiple dining spaces for large parties up to 100 guests seated or 135 for cocktails with a full restaurant buyout
Click 'Book an Event' below, enter basic info and our Event Coordinator will contact you right away.