Nick Wiltz, owner of IL Bistro, located within the heart of Pike Place Market in Seattle, has announced the opening of Amaro Bistro in Bothell.
Amaro Bistro is slated to open on Nov. 24 at the Six Oaks apartment building, developed by Mainstreet Property Group LLC.
The 3,400-square-foot restaurant offers multiple dining experiences ideal for both formal and casual occasions, accommodating 75 guests in the main dining room. Amaro features an exhibition kitchen, a large bar area with inside seating for 30 guests, as well as outdoor seating available beginning spring 2015 along the newly renovated Bothell Way.
The menu includes a “Primi” or pasta entrée section, a “Secondi” or protein section that includes rack of lamb, roasted beef tenderloin, roasted chicken and grilled salmon, as well as 10-inch pizzas prepared in a Wood Stone pizza oven. Amaro also provides a wide selection of Italian, California and Northwest wines.
Amaro Bistro’s menu will be heavily influenced by its sister restaurant IL Bistro in Seattle, which features traditional Italian cuisine with modern twists prepared with the freshest ingredients such as local produce, herbs, cheeses and local seafood and meats provided by Pike Place Market.
“Amaro Bistro is a vision of mine created from the ground up using ideas I have carried throughout my restaurant career, and I’m thrilled to share this beloved Seattle dining experience with the Bothell community,” Wiltz said. “As a Bothell resident, I think it’s a very exciting time to be a part of Bothell’s 104-year-old history as the city’s downtown begins to expand its restaurant and retail offerings.”
Amaro Bistro is Wiltz’s second restaurant since taking ownership of IL Bistro in December 2004. IL Bistro will be celebrating its 40th anniversary in January 2015.
“Forty years is a remarkable accomplishment for any restaurant, and I’m excited to celebrate this special occasion with the opening of Amaro Bistro,” Wiltz said. “I truly hope everyone enjoys Amaro as much as IL Bistro, and I look forward to many more anniversaries for both restaurants.”
Six Oaks is located at 18333 Bothell Way NE and Amaro Bistro will be open from 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to midnight Saturdays and Sundays. The restaurant offers a dinner menu until 10 p.m. daily, a happy hour menu at 3-6 p.m. and 10 p.m. to midnight daily, and a weekend brunch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information or to make reservations, call 425-485-2300 or visit www.AmaroBistro.com.