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Cafe, Italian
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Reservations
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stood masked in line at few moments after 11:00am on the Friday before Memorial Day, waiting to place our order. Most of the outdoor tables were occupied so we headed to an indoor table with our order number sign. We had each ordered the...ham and Brie baguette and 1 Coke and 1 lemonade. We ordered the baguettes to be heated. They were delivered to us at the table and were larger than we expected but they were warm, gooey, and delicious. We almost felt like we were in Europe and happy to be - tho it would have been more pleasant if we hadn't had to wear masks. No problem there, just the thought that we would like to get back to the old "normal!"More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed March 30, 2021

I work as a bus driver for a nursing home in Ohio 2447.7 miles from Larkspur CA. One of our 91 year old residents received a Christmas Gift of a Panettone. It was sent to our facility, but our resident was hospitalized so understandably by...the time she was released and physically able to open the box the item was moldy. While that in and of itself is no surprise, the treatment I received from their customer service was absolutely was appalling. My first call was dispatched to someone who explained that as a small family owned business it was unlikely they would mail our resident a replacement. She suggested the resident and I split the cost but stated she would pass on the message. After 1 week and no return call, I called back and got someone who actually stated it would be “dumb” (exact word) to mail the same product - since I could not guarantee the resident would not be rehospitalized. In the end she agreed to send her some biscotti - and while I agree that won’t perish, I’m not sure a 91 with her own teeth will have an easy time enjoying biscotti. As I tried to thank the woman for doing the right thing, SHE HUNG UP ON ME!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 5, 2019

It sounds like some of the reviewers are a bit jaded, and who can help that of people who live in the middle of one of the most beautiful places on earth, the North Bay? We were told about this place by our wonderful Italian...teacher, Ada Nourse, whose joy for life was unparalleled. When we walked into Rulli, we didn’t know what to expect, but we knew it would be a treat! And it was. The smell of the freshest coffee mingles with the pastries just baked and placed temptingly in their case, and the chocolates — it all added up to a memory I will never forget. Don’t EXPECT, as in entitlement — just go, breathe in deeply and enjoy!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed April 28, 2019

meh- I mean it's Larkspur - trying to be Italian- catering to mostly tourists/a few regular customers and mostly an older population- Equator just down the road has better coffee IMHO- but the pastries are good here.

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed April 13, 2019

The baked goods here are wonderfully traditional Italian cookies, cakes, pastries. You can have light meals, a coffee and dessert...don't hesitate to stop by.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed March 3, 2019 via mobile

My wife and I have visited Rulli several times over the years, and while their selection is still lovely, the expectations of high quality that their atmosphere seems to promise just isn’t fulfilled too much of the time. Today we went for a couple of...pastries and a pot of tea. The pastries were good, but no better than a ‘7’ out of ‘10’, and the tea had the distinct flavor of chlorinated tap water. What should have been a treat ended up being just an ‘eh’. They should do better.More

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed January 8, 2019

The service was so bad that I don't really remember the food. It looked great and had good reviews, so we had high hopes. One of the servers behind the counter was truly terrible. Hopefully she has received significant training or been fired - she...seemed very entitled and clueless about service. They also seemed to be out of a critical breakfast item like orange juice or coffee or something. The whole experience was weird. To be fair, I would probably give them another chance. I can't believe the place is as bad as it was that day. Larkspur has higher standards.More

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 7, 2018

It is attractive and I believe a local landmark. However, the coffee is just average and as I recall, the desserts or pastries are over priced. To be fair, I haven't eaten much there over the years. I think it is worth walking through if...enjoying Larkspur 'downtown' - which is quaint.More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

Pizza by the slice, Wonderful pastries, gelato, truffles, gluten free cookies, wine, coffee! Very Italian!

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful traditional European coffee house. Fabulous pastries. Civilized atmosphere. My favorite to take home is the panatone Genoese.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Yes, Emporio Rulli offers takeout services.

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Emporio Rulli is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5