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Il Fornaio

223 Corte Madera Town Ctr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1208
+1 415-927-4400
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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“salad” (13 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
223 Corte Madera Town Ctr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1208
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As 100% Italian I can definitely say that this is one of the best in Marin!!! Starting from the “antipasti mare and “della casa” ,following with the home made pasta, the pizza, ecc ecc. Everything is awesome!!! A place to with family kids and friends!!...More

Thank Nazario B
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner and the place was packed, nevertheless we got a nice table. We ordered bottle of wine, they got plenty choice of some nice wines. Main course was good but portions are big, especially for Italian food. Dessert was perfect with limoncello....More

Thank Bruno570
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

We had a lunch reservation. The place was full but I was not able to sit at the table they offered because of a handicap. We found them really ungracious. We walked out and went next door where we had a lovely lunch. On previous...More

Thank J G
Reviewed 11 November 2017

There is little to complain about, and much to compliment. This is a busy, fairly large, sophisticated restaurant corporate group that does a very good job. They have several locations. The food is delicious! An incredible seafood appetizer is the Antipasto del Pesce, which is...More

Thank Richard T
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Located in convenient location off 101 in Corte Madera, they offer a great happy hour menu and wine selections and the best butternut squash pasta ever❤️

Thank Denise N
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Have visited this restaurant twice both times had delicious meal. Being Italian it is hard to please but it's a great go to place with good food, atmosphere and service. Recommend

Thank Jgerken1
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Il Fornaio isn’t Italy, but it is always a reasonable meal when it’s impossible to get into one of the better eateries.

Thank Lynnclaire D
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Great service. Nice wine selections. Portions were large and tasty and came out quickly. Classic Italian dishes. It was also nice to sit in a section were the AC didn't freeze me out.

Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Nice Italian chain restaurant located in upscale Marin County California shopping center. Even though I was a solo diner on a Friday night they treated me very well.

Thank Fairfield001
Reviewed 17 August 2017 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
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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
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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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