Amara Madison

670 N. Midvale Blvd
Madison, WI 53705

     Amara offers a modern take on regional Italian cuisine that channels the vibrancy and freshness of the Mediterranean while highlighting local produce and farmers. Sharable small plates and bites, hand-crafted pastas, and inspired entrées showcase the bounty of Wisconsin through the lens of the Italian Coast. The inviting, trattoria-style design is highlighted with folding windows and doors across Amara's facade, allowing diners to enjoy the escape of glinting sunshine and fine weather from the comfort of banquette seating. Our al fresco patio offers extended seating for walk-ins and lounging. The whole of the interior is anchored by a stunning floor to ceiling backbar, displaying our prolific selection of spirits and Amari on display.

     The bar program complements our food menu with a play on the sweet and bitter flavors of the Italian aperitivo lifestyle. Spritzes and negronis are served up alongside original craft cocktails and familiar favorites. Our carefully curated wine list offers something for all guests. We are proud to represent independent, artisanal growers and winemakers who craft expressive wines of place across the Mediterranean.   

     Whether looking for casual snacks and aperitivi, an intimate date night out, or convivial, festive dining for large celebrations - Amara offers great flexibility for each of it's guests. We take great pride and joy in sharing what we do, so stop by and escape with us to a Mediterranean retreat.

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  • Price Range: LUNCH: $4-$17 WEEKEND BRUNCH: $4-$18 "APERITIVO" HAPPY HOUR: $4-$18 DINNER: $4-$34 KIDDOS: $3-$8
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Facility Info
  • Total Sq. Ft. 5500
  • Space Notes LARGE PARTIES: Amara is open 7 days a week for lunch, happy hour and dinner. We are built for large parties, whether it is a quick business lunch, an outing with friends or a family celebration. RESERVE A LARGE RESERVATION OR LARGE EVENT. Call our reservations team at (608) 608-716-7989, email us at, or click the button below for us to contact you, usually within 24 hours. Thank you!
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  • Total Capacity of Meeting Space(s) : Amara Capacities: Interior Dining: 150 Exterior Dining: 76
  • Number of Rooms 1