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Italian
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Reviewed December 7, 2019 via mobile

We’ve been to Chianti Cucina numerous times, and have been pleased with the food and service each time. It does get noisy, and the tables are tightly packed, but the food is always good. On our most recent visit, we had to wait for a...table, although we had reservations. No big deal, but there’s nowhere to wait without being in the way, which is uncomfortable. Other than that, the food and especially the service were both really good. It’s a good go-to if you want to stay in town and have a special meal.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 7, 2019

I was at Chianti Cucina for a business dinner on a Wednesday night and it was really busy. We had reservations luckily and the service was good considering how busy they were. I had the salmon in white wine sauce and it was excellent. This...seemed to be a place the locals liked to eat at. There is a small parking lot, but plenty of parking on the street.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

We had cioppino, salmon, veal, and all was good. The crab cakes appetizer was really good, and the main regret is you only get two, but they were easily cut into halves for our group of four. The service was also very attentive. We were...there right at 5 when they opened, and it was nice and quiet. Even when more guests started arriving, it did not get too loud. I would definitely go back again. Maybe we'll have room for dessert next time.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

The food is good here, The atmosphere is fine , but they are trying too hard to be a snobby wine bar We aren’t big on wine and it seems to be pushy . Not in a hurry to return .

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

this is a great local spot! Our party of six was there on a busy Saturday night, we had reservations and were seated promptly in the small yet beautiful dining room. There were a couple of loud parties seated around us, so I think the...noise level that night was probably higher than usual. Our food was fresh, delicious and arrived shortly after we ordered. Our server was knowledgeable, professional and friendly. We had a great dining experience and will definitely return!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 15, 2019

I have been many times in the last year and a half. It is always great food and drink. Lovely wait staff, good menu and warm atmosphere. We always bring out-of-towners here for a treat. Italian food.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

We hadn't been here in quite a while. We stopped in for a quick dinner before heading to see ZZ Top in Santa Rosa. We got seated with the explanation they would need the table in about an hour for a reservation. W said fine...as we hadn't made a reservation. We had Caesar salads (good), pizza, Pappardelle Carbonara and Vitello Saltimbocca. The Carbonara was flavorful and filling with good sauce and plenty of pancetta. The pizza was very good.The Saltimboccas were quite good, tender medallions of veal with prosciutto and provolone cheese and and a delicious brown sauce. The side vegetables were perfectly cooked. I would definitely return to Chianti Cucina; it's a very good option for Italian food in Novato. I am happy we "rediscovered" it.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 9, 2019

We went there recently for a casual Tuesday night out. The place was packed! It's a small place but they actually can comfortably seat quite a few people. Large groups really need to reserve ahead. The bar is fun and well stocked. The wine list...is excellent and reasonably priced. The food was divine!!! My honey had veal piccata and reluctantly gave me a taste. It was perfect! My cheese tortellini in alfredo sauce with pancetta was to die for! The portions were reasonable and we left happy. We'll definitely go back!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 3, 2019

Can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Our go to place for a wonderful dinner. We have taken out of town guests there, and celebrated birthdays. Always good food and great service.

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed December 8, 2018 via mobile

I loved Chianti Cucina.l. it's a very quaint very cozy restaurant. Because I was on my own the night I went there I sat at the bar for dinner. The owners hang around by the bar and talk to people and the staff was informative...and very attentive. I tried there Caymus Conundrum red blend wine. It was stunning very very smooth and full-bodied with a berry edge. I had their sweet corn soup, which was smooth creamy and absolutely delicious. For dinner I had their carbonara. I am picky when it comes to carbonara. Theirs was some of the best that I've had this side of Italy. Their pappardelle was fresh and super thin, the sauce was creamy and full of flavor, the pancetta was crispy and the onions were soft and delicious. For dessert I had a Limoncello cream parfait which was like frozen limoncello with a little bit of cream mixed in. A better way describe is a lemon cream freeze. I really enjoyed it. What I also enjoyed about Chianti Cucina was that the people were very friendly. Several people that came to the bar engaged me in conversation.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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