My husband and I have been going to the Corte Madera Il Fornaio restaurant for many years and have never been disappointed with the consistently good food and service.
Today, Good Friday, was very busy everywhere, but we snagged a very comfortable booth at about 1:30 pm, and had a very relaxing lunch.
Their bread was warm with four different varieties, served with olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
My husband had the special of the day, ling cod with vegetables, beautifully served, and the fish almost melted in his mouth, he said.
I had the wheat pasta dish with vegetables and large thinly sliced pieces of hard shaved cheese topping it, not mixed in in a melting mess. The pasta was wonderful - wheat pasta can be sticky and paste-like, but this was light and delicious.
We did not want dessert, but had cappuccino with non-fat milk!
The menu shows the calories for each dish and offers a smaller and larger size portion. We ordered the large size and bought half home for an easy and delicious meal the next day.
The wine list is very good with some half-bottles and good wines by the glass.
Not inexpensive, it is a place to enjoy a very good meal and a place to go for a birthday or anniversary celebration.
This is a "chain" restaurant, and when we visit other cities that have an Il FornIo restaurant, we will go there, and have never been disappointed.
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May 1, 2013
Buon Giorno Claude,
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