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“Authentic” 5 of 5 stars
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Benissimo Ristorante Pizzeria
18 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1414
415-927-2316
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Ranked #5 of 41 Restaurants in Corte Madera
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Corte Madera Avenue
Richmond, British Columbia
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Authentic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We stumbled upon this restaurant in our recent stay in Corte Madera. It is a small restaurant, possibly family owned, that serves great quality food at a reasonable price. The pasta and pizza were fantastic.

Visited July 2012
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English first
San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Best deal in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

Wow $20 bucks per person for a 3 course meal how could you go wrong?
This quant little Italian neighborhood restaurant was packed for their early dinner special served from 5 to 7 pm.
Call for a reservation and ask for a booth. You get some good choices on the menu so there is something for everyone. I had the pear and goat cheese salad the roast chicken and agel hair pasta with tomato and basil, Teramisu for dessert. Each item was perfectly prepared,and all the flavors were spot on. So with water you can walk out of therefor $40.00 for 2 people. With wine and coffee a bit more, but such a deal where else can you get a dinner like that for 20 bucks?
I would go back again no problem even for thier non dinner special, the food is really good. Oh yea the 2 guys that own the place (Italians)have been there for 30 years. they were there and very friendly and attentive. You would think they just opened up last week.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tiburon, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Locals seem to like this spot, I don't”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Expected Italian, got an interpretation instead. Mostly fair fare. Easy parking.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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California
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“A Neighborhood Gem Even If You're Not From The Neighborhood”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

I have eaten at this restaurant at least 10 times with various numbers of people - from 2 of us to 6 of us and everywhere in between. The wait staff and owners are nothing short of gracious and welcoming. I have never felt rushed or as though they wanted you to leave so that they could turn the table over to the next party. (And believe me, my friends and I can talk incessantly). The food is fresh, excellent Italian cuisine - nothing too fancy and extremely well prepared. Even if you are not from the area, they treat you as if you are a Corte Madera neighbor. I go back as often as I can without seeming as though I lack imagination. I highly recommend this place!!!!

  • Visited October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Odenton, Maryland
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“Excellent Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2011

Was in Corte Madera on vacation and was looking for a restaurant that would please the family on short notice.on a Friday Night.
We found this restaurant and called and made reservations. This place is excellent. Food was fantastic service could not be better, staff was eager to please. I strongly suggest making reservations.
Cannot wait for my next trip to that part of California to go back!!

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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