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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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious!

Our meal was excellent. We had the ravioli di Funghi y tartuffo and the Bistecca di Kobe. Both dishes were amazing. The ravioli was delicious and the steak is melt in your mouth good. For dessert I had the butterscotch pots de creme which I highly recommend. The service was excellent as well, very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
2012travelingmom
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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96 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I had lunch yesterday with a friend. I had the chicken special with spinach in it. After the second bite of food I noticed I had something caught in my throat and it would not go down. I realized it must have been the spinach. The assistant manager was there and new what was happening. I had to leave and... More 

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San Francisco, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Our meal was excellent. We had the ravioli di Funghi y tartuffo and the Bistecca di Kobe. Both dishes were amazing. The ravioli was delicious and the steak is melt in your mouth good. For dessert I had the butterscotch pots de creme which I highly recommend. The service was excellent as well, very attentive.

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San Rafael, California, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Il David consistently serves classic Italian meals. Great salads, seasonal items, fresh pastas, nice atmosphere make it a consistent and enjoyable destination in Marin. love the fresh fish, home made pasta dishes and salads. Decent wines, many from Italy which is nice for a change. Very popular, so reservations are recommended. Tends to be an earlier crowd (typical of marin),... More 

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Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We were impressed with the excellent service and great food with this restaurant. Susan, our server, in particular wowed us with her jolliness and attentive service. The food is very very good. My main course is very unique - bacon wrapped shrimps risotto with canjun sauce. It is amazing - try it! My kids love their ravioli with mushrooms and... More 

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Oakland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

this restaurant is the tops. we had my granddaughter age 10 and even though it was dinner time with (like one ours) it was wonderful she liked all the pasta and salad even and was very well behaved. and the staff was amazing not making us feel awkward having a yoiungster with us

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california
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have eaten here several times for lunch and dinner lately and the food and service are always good. The polenta is to die for, as well as the scampi and mushroom pasta. The $12.95 lunch can't be beat with pasta and salad and is available on Saturdays. This is one of the best places to eat in Marin County..go... More 

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San Rafael, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food is excellent, across the board some of the best specialty Italian in the Marin area. Staff is very friendly and their service is great.

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San Rafael, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

We love to support this restaurant. David, the owner, is amazingly charitable with his culinary delights. He provides food for countless non profits door free. Food is really tasty and it's always a joy to be in this upbeat restaurant.

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Novato, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Eat there frequently and have had our Christmas party there twice. Service is excellent, staff very friendly and food the best there is. Dessert to die for

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Although a busy spot when open, you can always expect great service from a staff that cares and an owner that is "hands on". This restaurant is always high on my list as a favorite "go-to" lunch or dinner spot. The menu is interesting, creative, with very fresh ingredients. Having spent a lot of time in Italy, and family also... 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: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?