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Cafe Arrivederci

11 G St, San Rafael, CA 94901-2722
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Ranked #1 of 213 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
Most recent review
- Sep 12, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Southern California
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 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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Centennial, CO
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190 reviews 190 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Three of us dined here for lunch on a Saturday and were surprised to find the restaurant empty at noon. After being greeted and seated we were treated to an outstanding lunch served with confidence and fresh ingredients. I ordered zucchini fritti apertizer with the pollo sarda and was impressed. Absolutely delicious was the only way to describe my meal.... More

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San Francisco, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Had the pleasure of dining at Arrivederci again last week. We all just came for an entree. My seasfood special was loaded with clams, mussels and at least 3-4 shrip/prawns and scallops over linguini. Spicy/mild marinara sauce that was wonderful. The filet of sole was delicious as were the chicken parm and the eggplant parm, mellanze. Overaall everyone enjoyed their... More

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San Rafael
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This restaurant has been in the neighborhood for many years, under various names. Cafe Arrivederci is by far the best. The food is delicious, the staff friendly and accommodating, the atmosphere lovely, both inside and out. This is the place for friends meeting, groups meeting, bridge playing, retirement parties...anything. They will do you proud. Parking is minimal.

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Mill Valley, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is not a location tourists would easily find, but it's a favorite of locals and Bay Area people who know it. Food is wonderful, service is great, ambiance a real upper, but not overdone. It's a place we go for special occasions and "let's not cook tonight" dinners too. Seafood Risotto is the best I've ever had. When we... More

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Windsor, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Finally. A great Italian restaurant. Carpaccio. YES. Calamari. Bring that. Pasta choices that were tantalizing. Nice variety of salads. Even a burger for those who can't face up to really delicious food. Splendid service and reasonable prices. Loved sitting outside. I had a caprese salad; simple, fresh and perfect for me. Next time I will try the pasta.

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