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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 212 Restaurants in San Rafael
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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, ca
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We like to take guests to Il Davide as it is always reliably superb! Especially love their scallops.

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Tiburon
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48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Wonderful Italian restaurant approx. 1/2 block from the Rafael Movie Theatre - if evening's warm sit outside. Broad menu selections. Appetizers: Calamari Fritti - spicy & tender; Burrata w/Fig Jam really good. Salad Favorites: Insalata Il Davide; Beet & Arugula Salad w/Raspberry Dressing is lovely; Caesar's - a classic but if Heirloom tomatoes in season definitely try. Brussels Sprout &... More

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San Rafael, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Best dining experience, bar none! Food, service, ambiance 5 star! This is not to be missed. A great selection of wines, too!

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Brownstown Township, Michigan
Top Contributor
192 reviews 192 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We got the gnocchi di zucca and the tagliarini alla vongole , and insalata di barbaietole con rucola salad, , excellent excellent! Miguel was our server, great job, come here!!!

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San Rafael, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Sunnyvale, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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266 reviews 266 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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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