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“Elegant & Affordable” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Il Davide Restaurant

Il Davide Restaurant
901 A St Ste A, San Rafael, CA 94901-3025
(415) 454-8080
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Ranked #8 of 191 Restaurants in San Rafael
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 3rd and 4th
San Rafael, California, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Elegant & Affordable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

A fine menu with a polished environment. Fair prices which make this restaurant especially great for lunch.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
San Rafael, California
1 review
“THIS IS THE BEST RESTAURANT IN SAN RAFAEL”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Consistently excellent ....this is absolutely the best restaurant in San Rafael.
New decor softened things nicely and makes it more comfortable....Davids continued commitment to excellent food and service keeps this always at the top of my list. Love the capellini and the famous lamb salad.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Texas
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Located downtown with lots of street parking. Friendly atmosphere. The lobster and shrimp risotto was the daily special and it was excellent. Extensive wine list as well as full service bar. The salads are huge-we split a house salad and it was more than enough.

Visited September 2013
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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Very nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Very friendly staff (and efficient). The food was very good, but depending on what you order, portions are very different. My husband chose an entree and a main course that were both kind of small compare to mine. I had the Shrimp Bruschetta (nice and copious), he had some raviole with mushrooms, (nice but not quite enough). For the main course, same thing. He had the Tortelloni di Granchio and the plate/bowl looked quite empty. I had the pasta with seafood special and the portion was fine. For dessert, the kids had the Fruit cobler, which was great looking and delicious. The other had the Triple Chocolate...can't remember the rest. Delicious too. We took the cheapest bottle of wine at $26 and it was very good: (2008 Bardolino Classico, "Le Olle," Lenotti). All in all a very nice restaurant where we'll be happy to go back.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Northampton, MA
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Better than any Italian I've had in Boston's North End”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Our dinner was fabulous. The atmosphere is simple, but sophisticated, the menu is extensive but uncomplicated, the wine list is as solid as anyone could want and features interesting selections, and the service is friendly and solicitous. The vegetarian entrees and seafood were divine. I would go back to this restaurant in a flat second, and recommend it to any of my friends from Boston or New York City.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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