Ristorante Amarone - Fine Italian Cuisine - Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
Fine Italian Cuisine
Puerto Paraiso Mall
Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur
The Ristorante Amarone is a genuine Italian restaurant in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The chef is Italian from Bardolino, a small town on the west coast of Garda Lake, near Verona and the menu is typically northern Italian. All pastas are hand-made as well as bread and all desserts. Many products used here are imported from Italy such as Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, Prosciutto di Parma, Mascarpone cheese, Balsamic vinegar añejo, Cafe, Pellini, Colavita extra virgin olive oil, Mozzarella di bufala cheese and many wines, especially the Amarone.
A wide variety of Italian style aperitifs and cocktails (Martini and Campari based) are served here and is suggested having them on the terrace facing the best part of the Cabo San Lucas marina.
Emperor Augustus had a favorite wine: the "Retico". Teodoricus, the great warrior grown-up at the Constantinople's court, expert in Greek and Mediterranean wines, was very fond of the "Acinatico"; this wine was described in its production techniques, especially the withering of grapes, by Teodoricus's minister Cassiodorus, and this technique has been the same for the last 15 centuries. From "Acinatico" comes the "Amarone", a unique wine. The vine that give grapes used to produce "Amarone" are cultivated only in the green hills surrounding the city of Verona, Italy.
The name of our restaurant is a tribute to this great wine, and to the traditional cuisine of our city, which uses "Amarone" in many recepies, as a perfect match with the typical flavours: grilled red meat, lamb, braised beef and mature cheese. Nevertheless, the extraordinary concentration of the cherry and raspberry flavour, as well as the more delicate of raisins and spices, allow "Amarone" to create an original and fascinating combination with many other dishes.
A unique and noble wine. The wine that gives grapes to produce "Amarone" are cultivated only in the green hills surrounding the city of Verona, Italy. The production techniques of this wine, from the withering of the grapes, the pruning, the fermentation, the squeeze, and finally to the ageing, are not used in any other place of the world. Its fragrance and flavour are strong, complex and delicious. "Amarone" is a wine filled with sensations. Its colour is a velvet and intense ruby.
Its perfume appears soft and warm, with attracting fragrances that recall mature red fruit, with fascinating scents of raisins mixed with spices like cinnamon. It's a dry red wine that gives a seducting illusion of sweetness with a longlasting flavor. See our Menu
Los Cabos Magazine Dining Review - Issue #15
Ristorante Amarone is located on the outside of Plaza Puerto Paraíso, on the inside of the Cabo San Lucas Marina. Look for the mall lighthouse tower while walking the marina boardwalk and you will find Amarone nearby. The view, from inside the restaurants’ air-conditioned seating to its outside patio, is all palms, ponds and white fishing boats with colorful catch flags flapping. The cuisine at Amarone is Northern Italian incorporating many ingredients imported from Italy. Mama never made Cream Tomato Soup this good, unless your mother was Chef Titta, and he got the recipe from his mother. The pastas are homemade with the Ravioli di Aragostalobster ravioli dressed with shrimp sauce, as a definite must-try. For the main course, the Saltimbocca del “Titta” prime rib medallion dressed in a marsala wine sauce and served with cheese gnocchi should be tried, or the Filetto di Manzo all’Amaronebeef filet cooked with Amarone sauce with grilled aubergine (eggplant) and onions. Do not leave Amarone without having their incredibly, delectably, “chococolatety” Tiramisu dessert. If you are a fan of vintage espresso machines, check out their circa 1960’s Faema at the bar. It is a work of art. Appetizers from $8 to $15 US with entrées from $15 to $45 US. Open daily 11:30 am until 10:30 pm, with seating for 95 inside and 85 on the marina patio. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Reservations recommended. (624) 105-1035 B.F. By: Bradley Fraser
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