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Il Davide Restaurant

901 A St Ste A, San Rafael, CA 94901-3025
(415) 454-8080
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Ranked #3 of 214 restaurants in San Rafael
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 3rd and 4th
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English first
San Rafael, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Still one of the best Italian restaurants in Marin. We have been going to this wonderful spot for over 20 years. The food and service are first class. The traditional Italian dishes are prepared with loving care. In particular, the different sauces for each dish are exquisite. Try the Arugala salad wrapped in Prosciuto with Gorgonzola dressing. As appetizers, the... More

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San Rafael, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Il Davide serves up the best Italian food I've ever had (and I was raised Italian!). The wait staff is cheerful and service is top-notch, even when the restaurant is packed. On warm nights there's outdoor sidewalk seating. I'd suggest a reservation but I've never had to wait longer than 5-10 minutes when dropping in. If the restaurant's busy, sitting... More

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San Rafael, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great food, outstanding service, terrific atmosphere, wonderful wine selection. This is one of my favorite places for a special occasion meal. You should consider making a reservation. Also a decent spot for celebrity sightings. On my birthday, we were seated across from George Lucas (we didn't bug him as he was with his family.) Check out Il Davide - you... More

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Tiburon, CA
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244 reviews 244 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

This modern restaurant is in a nice location, with ample parking nearby. Our hostess was charming and very busy all evening. Service was excellent and informative. "Small Plates" are the starters and all three of us were impressed : seared scallops ($14), burrata ($11), ravioli($9). The main dishes we had were : lamb shank ($26) , a bit tough ;... More

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San Rafael, California, United States
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Journey to Italy in Marin and have "that" Italian gastronomic experience that you have been searching for~ with curbside dining to boost. David makes it authentic and with flair. Food is great and you can check out the local politicos making deals- just like in the Godfather...downtown and delizioso!

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San Rafael, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Food and ambiance without pretension. Interesting menu and knowledgeable staff. Can be loud and very jpopular with locals.

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Marinwood, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is our 'Go To' restaurant for celebrations as a couple or with good friends. Il Davide never fails to please!!

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San Rafael, California
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I especially love the pappardelle with wild mushrooms, but I think you'll be happy with whatever you order.

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New Rochelle, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We come to the area annually This is always our go to italian restaurant The food is delicious The staff is always good Very clean and classy

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San Rafael, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Il Davide is a singular winner in San Rafael,CA for fresh, well prepared Italian cuisine. Over the years their pastas list has grown and exceeded expectations, as has the rest of their menu. Given the time David will even make special dihes no longer on the menu. Good staff, great food. Diane & Bob

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