NEW! Amara is now open for lunch 11am-2pm EVERYDAY. Join us for bruschettas, soups, large salads & pastas. See menu here!
- 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)
LARGE RESERVATIONS AND
Amara accepts large reservations from 12 to 30 guests with a family-style menu. Reservations larger than 15 guests may require a space fee. We can host up to 100 guests seated or 150 standing room with a full restaurant buyout.
See below for large reservation menus starting at $25/pp:
A la Cart Aperitivo "Happy Hour" Menu - standing room or table service available
RESERVE A LARGE RESERVATION OR LARGE EVENT. Call our reservations team at (608) 608-716-7989, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or click the button below for us to contact you, usually within 24 hours. Thank you!
Let us bring the party to you! Perfect for a business lunch or happy hour, or personal gathering.
Charcuterie and Cheese Platters
Assorted Bruschetta Platters
Vegetable and Grain Salads
Warm Pastas Platters
Wines by the Bottle & Italian Sodas
Available 11AM - 3PM for pickup or delivery. Delivery (non-alcohol) available with a minimum of $100. We deliver to Downtown Madison, Near-West and Madison West side. We kindly request all catering orders are placed 48 hours prior.
ORDER CATERING. Call our reservations team at (608) 608-716-7989, email us at email@example.com, or click the button below for us to contact you, usually within 24 hours. Thank you!