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11 G St, San Rafael, CA 94901-2722
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Ranked #2 of 217 Restaurants in San Rafael
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
San Rafael
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

My daughters and I were a bit disappointed. Not really a family place on a Friday night - more of an older and less adventurous crowd. Service was staggered so we didn't get served all at the same time. Food was very average.

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Santa Rosa, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We tried to go to the Sol Restaurant in San Rafael but there was a line halfway down the block. Got on my phone a looked up restaurants in San Rafael on Trip Advisor and found that Cafe Arrivederci was rated second of all restaurants. We all were happy to find this place. Maybe second most popular but probably the... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We chose this restaurant almost by accident after a long day travelling, and to our delight, it was just wonderful. Our server was delightful, very helpful and gave us excellent tips for dinner choices. The meal itself was outstanding, with a delicious wine to complement the flavors. Having travelled in Italy, I found it to be very reminiscent of meals... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

The staff is so friendly the food is amazing, you get what you pay for - not overpriced. But make sure to call to make reservations especially on the weekends because they get really busy. Oh And the hostess is pretty cute too ;)

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We returned to this restaurant after several years. It did not go well. The hostess took us to our table, but neglected to leave a wine list. The waiter, whose mumbling was nearly unintelligible, seemed to have better things to do than wait on our table. Service did not get better. We each had salads, the ingredients of which were... More 

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Southern California
16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

What a lovely evening being served by Omar. From beginning to end we were pampered with great service and food. The special was a bass with capers and tomatoes in a light Italian red sauce...excellent, came with scallop potatoes and vegetable (broccoli) my husband had veal Parmesan , could cut with a fork, also served with scalloped potato and vege.... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The restaurant was a last minute selection for myself and a couple of colleagues. The food was good but not spectacular. The service, especially the speed, was an issue. The waiter was friendly enough but everything took longer than expects to come out. The place wasn't crowded so I not sure if the waiter was new or that was the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I have been going to Cafe Arrivederci for years, mostly for lunch. The outdoor patio in the summer is wonderful. My go-to lunch is Shrimp Caesar salad. I am not a pasta eater, but friends say their pasta is excellent. The setting is casual and the service is attentive. I absolutely recommend Cafe Arrivederci!

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Mill Valley, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The food and service are excellent, the ambiance pleasant, and the final feeling after dinner here, total satisfaction. Last time we were there, it was my husband's birthday, and mentioning it as we paid the check, the hos went into the kitchen and brought us a special birthday dessert in a box to take home. What a delightful surprise and... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stopped in on our way up to Napa. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. We had the Cesar, Tomato Mozzarella and Linguini w Clams. Everything was excellent. I highly recommend this place.

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Additional Information about Cafe Arrivederci

Address: 11 G St, San Rafael, CA 94901-2722
Phone Number: 415-453-6427
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Italian

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