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Il Davide Restaurant

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901 A St Ste A, San Rafael, CA 94901-3025 (3rd and 4th)
+1 415-454-8080
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Healdsburg, California
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171 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decent Italian restaurant , but they could do with more welcoming staff. The fellow who looked like the Maitre D waved us on to a busboy to be seated- then the last person to arrive couldn't find our table in this small restaurant ,since the "maître D waved us on to the wrong table! My balsamic salad was too tart... More 

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Morgan Hill
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a bad night for us . They should not have been as low rated by me. Went back to see if I had been fair. I had not been fair. Service and food really excellent this time around. To give them a fair shot we ordered several appetizers and entrees and two great desserts. VERY VERY GOOD! We will... More 

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Sonoma, California
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

The location is incredibly convenient for seeing a movie later at the wonderful Rafael Theater. Parking is between the restaurant and the theater and very easy to use. The space is nice, but the tables are ludicrously close together. It would be better to seat fewer people and not make them feel they are in economy seats in an airplane.... More 

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San Anselmo
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138 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We love going to il Davide for the lunch specials. The food is excellent and the price is appropriate at $14.95. It comes with a choice of soup or salad and a pasta main with many excellent choices. They validate parking in the adjoining garage.

Thank Zin3
Silver Spring,Md
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Best meal we had in our 9 day trip to California. The food & ambience were superb. I had the crepes & my huband had clams with pancetta in a cream sauce over linguini, both were wonderful! The service left a bit to be desired, as we had a young, inexperienced waiter.

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Morgan Hill
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We were so looking forward to dining here on my friends 69th birthday. When I called to make reservation I let them know it was a special occasion and did so also on arrival. First off seating was difficult. Tables are not spaced well. We had to move several times. Once we were placed near a large boisterous party with... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

As far as I'm concerned, Marin County has a shortage of GREAT restaurants; however, Il Davide is one of them. OMG! I love the sole dore (sorry, I don't speak Italian) and everything else on the menu. David's pasta is homemade and utterly divine. His sauces are beyond exquisite. Then there are the specials!!! Always, always fabulous. You'd better make... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I rendezvoused with a cousin for lunch here this past week. The food was delicious, the ambiance charming, our waiter, Mario, delightful. We will return!

Thank Airborne41
San Rafael, California
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We arrived a bit early for our reservation and the place was PACKED. They were so nice, bringing us complimentary wine while we waited and complimentary appetizers because they we 5 minutes past our reservation time getting our table ready. The food was yummy and the employees are all very polite and attentive. I would avoid the tables in front... More 

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San Rafael, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have had many meals there and have enjoyed all of them lunch and dinner. Great burrata dish, one of the best. Pastas are always good and the entrees are delicious as well. We have had parties catered at our home and have blown our guesses away. Great options, flexible, thorough and when they leave your kitchen is cleaner than... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 A St Ste A, San Rafael, CA 94901-3025
    (3rd and 4th)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-454-8080

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?