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Il Davide Restaurant

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901 A St Ste A, San Rafael, CA 94901-3025 (3rd and 4th)
(415) 454-8080
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 70
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always great.

Lunch or dinner, weekdays, weekends Il Davide is an excellent choice. A fine choice for visitors from out of town and for locals too. Consistently terrific food, very good service and a friendly ambiance.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
STMarin
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San Rafael, CA USA
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
San Rafael, CA USA
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lunch or dinner, weekdays, weekends Il Davide is an excellent choice. A fine choice for visitors from out of town and for locals too. Consistently terrific food, very good service and a friendly ambiance.

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San Anselmo, CA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We used to come to Il Davide often for special occasions, but we were surprised to realize it's been 15 years since our last visit. Happy to see the quality of the food is as good as we remembered it. The service was good, but not great. Waitress was friendly and energetic but seemed a bit distracted and overworked (our... More 

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San Rafael, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I've come here many times and have never had anything but a great meal. The last time was for a retirement party for a friend. Teo of us had the scampi, one the risotto and a prawn special was ordered by another friend. We all raved about our dishes. Susan, our waitress, was so much fun and gave us complimentary... More 

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Cody, Wyoming
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This was one of the last places we ate as a family before my grandfather passed away from cancer. He was a major foodie and we all had a great time. We came in with about a dozen people and everyone was very pleased with their food. The wine list was also fantastic and I would most certainly eat there... More 

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San Rafael, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

My husband and I have been going to Il Davide for several years and have always found both the meal and the service to be excellent. When we have friends come to visit we always take them first to Il Davide. I have several favorites on the menu which include the leek and onion torte, the sole and the veal... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Italian flare with a great wine list. I have yet to have a meal I haven't liked. Great service and a friendly atmosphere. I can't wait to go back.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My mom and I wanted to try out this restaurant since it had been getting rave reviews from her friends. It was really really great - packed on a Wednesday night, which is a good sign! The service was very friendly, and even though the waitress was clearly very busy with many customers she still found time to be personable... More 

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Petaluma, California
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61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Met friends for lunch. We sat outside on the sidewalk, just like in Italy. The food was exquisite. The waitstaff exceptional. I found the prices a little high, which is the only reason I did not give this one an excellent rating.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

I don' know how a restaurant can be so consistent year after year? The food is always fresh and very flavorful, thank you!~

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San Rafael, California
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148 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This restaurant has been around a long time because of its standards of service and food. Where do you walk in to have something simple like a plate of pasta or a salad or an antipasto you will always find what you want especially with their incredible entrees. I recommend taking a date and giving her a romantic dinner over... More 

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Restaurant Details

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: (415) 454-8080

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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