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Cafe Arrivederci

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11 G St, San Rafael, CA 94901-2722
415-453-6427
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good local Italian

It's only a block from our house, and we can usually get a table without a wait. Their food is good, and usually have decent specials on off menu items. Atmosphere is nice, but perhaps a little noisy in the main section. We go there often. I highly recommend if you're looking for local and not a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
david a
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San Rafael, California
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San Rafael, California
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's only a block from our house, and we can usually get a table without a wait. Their food is good, and usually have decent specials on off menu items. Atmosphere is nice, but perhaps a little noisy in the main section. We go there often. I highly recommend if you're looking for local and not a chain...

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Thank david a
San Rafael
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a spacious attractive interior dining area with a pleasant garden. The food is consistently good. Good idea to make a reservation to eat outside. I go here with friends and family often.

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Thank Josephine L
Windsor, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good food, good service, nice atmosphere, easy parking. We opted for this spot over going somewhere in the city since it seemed nice but not too expensive or busy. If I lived closer to San Rafael I would definitely go back.

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Thank Trinity G
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is a piece of Italy residing in San Rafael, Ca. The attention to detail for authentic Italian food is unmatched in the area. Summer dining under the stars is a true Italian custom. Try antthing on the menu and you are transported back to Italy. Give it a try.

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Thank Gary I
San Rafael, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Not consistent and size if portions such as lasagna too small, especially for price. Atmosphere dated and owner seems to favor regulars at the bar to guests seated at tables. Needs an update in all ways because it is so well located, it should be full of happy diners eating well!

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Thank Olivia C
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

When I say "traditional", I mean as served in Italy, not "Italian/American". This is not a spaghetti and meatballs or heavy red sauce type of place. Food is light and tasty, done properly and service is excellent. Atmosphere is relaxed and unhurried, and in the warmer months the outside patio is a great place for dinner warm evening. Excellent bar... More 

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Thank Joe F
Bakersfield, California
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118 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We used to own a restaurant at this location many years ago. We returned to San Rafael on an Anniversary trip and wanted to try Arrivederci and return to a place with many happy memories. The atmosphere is clean and lighting perfect for a nice dinner ambiance, not too bright or too dark. Original artwork graced the walls. Our server... More 

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Thank Karla M
San Rafael, California, United States
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

My wife, daughter, and I had the opportunity to dine again at our favorite Italian restaurant. Arugula Salads, butternut squash raviola, and chicken picatta were the menu along with cocktails. Fab dinner as usual and great service. Love it and Pedro, the manager is great as usual ensuring customers are well taken care of.

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Thank Bill M
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food here is Italian and quite good. Some plates a little small or it would be a five. The terrace is off the street in a walled yard. The restaurant has nice private rooms and a pleasant bar. On a nice day or evening the terrace is a rare treat in Marin. We go here regularly.

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Thank James D. B
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The service is the best. Servers are friendly and timing perfect. In the good weather they have a wonderful patio. Inside there are no bad tables never sitting so close you could touch the person at the next table. The food is so tasty with great pasta dishes.

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Thank Patricia S

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 G St, San Rafael, CA 94901-2722
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: 415-453-6427

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?