- 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 9 to 30 guests with a family-style menu. Reservations larger than 15 guests require a $25/pp 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:
Family-Style Lunch Menu - starts at $35/pp
Family-Style Dinner Menu - starts at $65/pp
A la Cart Aperitivo Menu - standing room or table service available with a la carte happy hour pricing!
RESERVE A LARGE RESERVATION OR LARGE GROUP EVENT. 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!