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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
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 28
    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
Good food, but cramped & noisy

The food was good, not outstanding, and the service was great. However, the tables were cramped, and because the place is kinda small, it was very noisy. So much so that my date & I had trouble talking. Probably not a spot for a first date if you're looking for quiet

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
david a
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San Rafael, California
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Rafael, California
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

The food was good, not outstanding, and the service was great. However, the tables were cramped, and because the place is kinda small, it was very noisy. So much so that my date & I had trouble talking. Probably not a spot for a first date if you're looking for quiet

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had an afternoon stroll around the town and decided to eat at Il Davide based on it's appearance and it's positive reviews. Having done the recce we booked for 7.30 that night (Friday) and it's good job we did as the place was buzzing and full. I can now see why. All four of us had different things (no... More 

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San Rafael, California
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The other evening, four of us had dinner at Il Davide. We'd been there before, but not for several years. We hoped that the food had improved. Three of us had the scallops, which were cooked perfectly. Unfortunately, the sauce tasted like vomit. One of us had the veal with capers and lemon sauce. The veal was like leather. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

great atmosphere, this place turns out consistently excellent meals, year after year. Dedicated staff, professional but relaxed.

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San Rafael, California
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Although at risk for being somewhat loud with conversation bouncing off the non sound absorbent walls, II Davide is within the top echelon of San Rafael restaurant for business lunches for parties of four or fewer. The good food, well prepared, promptly served by a pleasant and friendly staff with a broad menu and slightly above-average wine selection make this... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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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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Additional Information about Il Davide Restaurant

Address: 901 A St Ste A, San Rafael, CA 94901-3025
Phone Number: (415) 454-8080
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: Italian

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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: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?