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Il Fornaio

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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223 Corte Madera Town Ctr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1208 (Paradise Dr.)
+1 415-927-4400
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We went there as a family, party of 8 with a two year old and a 7 year old. Very family place. Food was good. We order a pizza appetizer which came quickly for the kids to eat. Pasta was excellent. My husband had Salmon, he said it was great. I have been here before and will go again.

Thank Margaret B
Spicewood, Texas
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265 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Two of us had dinner on October 31. We started with a great salad. Fresh lettuce and a tasty house dressing. We both ordered the cannelloni. It was really great and recommended Service was prompt and professional. This restaurant is highly recommended and we will return

Thank Jerry G
San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I have visited Il Fornaio many times and have never been disappointed. There is a welcome at the door and great service. The food is excellent and very well presented. The staff is attentive but not intrusive. The restaurant pretty much fills up at lunch time and there is a happy buzz around the place-not least among the staff. They... More 

Thank BronaghM2013
Silicon Valley
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Wonderful Italian cuisine, attentive service, quiet/nice decor, generous portions...we ate at 3 pm, we had the restaurant pretty much to ourselves.

Thank Rosemarie C
Redwood City, California
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134 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Il Fornaio is not good; it's just ok. I hadn't been to this Il Fornaio in 4 years. I had hoped it would be better than my last visit. No. After our initial contact with our waiter, we had to ask the manager to hunt him down so we could order. My salmon omelette was so salty, I could barely... More 

Thank bbtapper
Corte Madera, California
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119 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Sure, they have great service, super food, ample parking and a nice wine/cocktail program, BUT it's just not where you think of for brunch. Well, think again!!! SO many yummy choices, both traditional and unexpected!! Give it a whirl. Also, their happy hour of long ago (a buffet that relied upon early arrival) has been replaced with a value menu.... More 

Thank Mary M
Hannah D, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Our brunch menu is great and some of our guests just don't know about it! We do offer both brunch and lunch on Saturdays and Sundays with a variety of selections. We offer our lunch and dinner menu every day of the week and nightly specials that feature the food and wine of a different region of Italy every month.... More 

Novato, California, USA
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Il Fornaio is a regular for us. The food is always good and sometimes fantastic...depending upon your personal likes and what is special on the Italian regional menus

Thank Dan R
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We had a great buisiness dinner. Service was good and attentive and made us feel welcome. And the important bit, the food was very tasty.

Thank Limerket
Corte Madera, California
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Il Fornio has many excellent locations and the Corte Madera location, located in the lovely Town Center, is adjacent to Il Fornio's headquarters. Many of the staff have been there for decades. You may dine inside, outside or on a covered patio with a fireplace. If you are staying at one of the nearby hotels, there is excellent window shopping... More 

Thank David M
Lake Orion, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

The service was excellent and the food was very good too. We felt a bit expensive, but we are used to Michigan prices,,,,just that $30. for every dinner and $12 for an Absolute & Soda seemed high.

Thank maltesemama15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?