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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
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 59
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Most recent review
Classic Italian fare, nice preparation, good ambiance. Attention to detail.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Karen P
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San Rafael, California, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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94 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Rafael, California, United States
Contributor
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
36 helpful votes 36 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 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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13 reviews 13 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
Senior Reviewer
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
22 helpful votes 22 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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tripper45
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Dining with two friends for Holiday cheer we had an interesting experience. We expected better service but were left waiting for the waiter to return to get our orders after giving us the specials. We did enjoyed our meals from swordfish and polenta, to an ocean scallop dish, to an italian soup of the day, all were delicious as were... More 

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northern california
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Have been here numerous times, couples, friends and business, and have never had a fault with service, never had a meal less than very good, and often had a meal that was sublimely divine. One of the best restaurants in San Rafael, with outstanding Northern Italian food. This would be a place to bring out of towners for a leisurely,... 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?