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Il Fornaio

223 Corte Madera Town Ctr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1208
+1 415-927-4400
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
223 Corte Madera Town Ctr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1208
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The service was good and my choice of pizza was just what I was wanting. The crust thin, delicious and toppings not crowded. I had the Fradiavola, my daughter enjoyed her vegetarian pizza. This is a great place to dine when in Marin.

Thank Morcella
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great restaurant with excellent service! The choices were great, but opted for melon and prosciutto. Perfect summer dinner. The peaches in Prosecco were excellent.

Thank jmboze1
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Upscale Italian food prepared with care and a creative eye. Had the mixed seafood grill: excellent. Adequate service. Not unreasonable pricing. Modest wine selection. Hispanic wait staff was a tad difficult to understand.More

Thank William D
Hannah D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Dear William D, Thank you for your review! I'm glad you enjoyed your meal. If ever you are dissatisfied with your server, please ask for a manager, we will happily arrange for a change. I hope to meet you on your next visit. Best, Stephanie...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

Always good, we have visited many times and have not been disappointed.Food and service at a good standard,

Thank tony b
Hannah D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Thank you tony b for your kind review! I look forward to thanking you in person on your next visit. All the best, Stephanie

Reviewed 24 May 2017

My Italian wife says this is a fine Italian restaurant. The service is always good and the atmosphere is very nice. Located in a shopping center but don't let that fool you excellent place that often offers regional Italian dinners!!More

Thank davidogden2017
Hannah D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Dear davidogden2017, Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Its always great to hear that our regular guests continue to love us. We are currently featuring the food and wine of Basilicata - one of my favorite menus this year. I hope...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

IL Fornaio is both an good Italian restaurant and a bar with a more simple bar menu. We tried both the full restaurant version and the more simple happy hour menu. The restaurant experience was very good, with a very nice menu and a Eide...More

Thank Reiseraad
Hannah D, General Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2017

Dear Reiseraad, Thank you so much for the kind words! I love sharing great feedback with my team. Please ask for me on your next visit, so I can thank you in person. Best, Stephanie

Reviewed 14 April 2017

SF museums are always a highlight and making Corte Madera Shopping Center the post stop when returning home, is a treat. Il Fornaio never disappoints. Luncheon menu is interesting and well priced. Their specials keep me from ordering the same thing, even though I'm often...More

Thank Nancy P
Hannah D, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2017

Thank you for the review of Il Fornaio in Corte Madera on Trip Advisor. The Corte Madera shopping center is a nice place to walk around after dining out. We certainly appreciate your stopping by our restaurant. Please stop by again.

Reviewed 31 March 2017

We started having our company Christmas party at this restaurant 3 years ago and we have been so very pleased every year with the beverages, food and service from the staff. The atmosphere is so warm & inviting. Would recommend it for anytime for the...More

Thank Vance A
Hannah D, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2017

Thank you for the nice review about your company Christmas parties the last few years at Il Fornaio in Corte Madera. We are always pleased to have groups such as yours during the holidays. Our private and semi-private room spaces are able to accommodate both...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

We had brunch here today. The food was good, service was just awful. Hostess was friendly and accommodating; she led us to three different tables (at our request). The patio area is nice - enclosed so no bugs, but light and airy. The heat lamps...More

Thank CindyCaliforniaUSA
Hannah D, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Thank you for the review of your recent dining experience at Il Fornaio in Corte Madera. We are glad that you enjoyed the brunch here and we certainly hope that you will visit us again as we strive to accommodate our guests with helpful and...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

I have been to Il Fornaio in Corte Madera for years. I have lunch their on occasion, but mostly meet friends for appetizers and a drink. They have a large assortment of apps. I love their merlot. The pizzas are fresh and so very good....More

Thank ddkpp
Hannah D, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2017

Thank you for the nice review about Il Fornaio in Corte Madera. Please come back and see us again. Our Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 4-6 p.m. We offer a nice selection of appetizers, wines and specialty cocktails for $6 each.

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Bonnie M
5 May 2015|
Response from Sandy G | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember seeing gnocchi on the menu when I was there, but, you might ask if it's available before you order. It may be a special on certain nights, too. Just ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Corte Madera Town Ctr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1208
    (Paradise Dr.)
  • Public Transportation: Golden Gate Transit
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Corte Madera
  • Phone Number: +1 415-927-4400
  • E-mail
Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the annual Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2002.
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