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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$31 - $40
CUISINES
Italian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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meals, features

Menu

SMALL PLATES​
We source out food from local & organic purveyors whenever possible
Carpaccio di Anatra Affumicato
Smoked​ Sonoma duck breast, capers, crackling, sweet onions & dijon aioli.
$8.00
Cozze e Finocchio
Prince Edward Island mussels steamed w/ fennel garlic, white wine & tomato.
$10.00
Polenta
Anson Mill organic soft polenta, roasted mushrooms, fontina & reserve balsamic reduction.
$7.00
Cavoletto di Bruxelles
Warm Brussels sprout salad w/ apple wood-smoked bacon, sweet onions, egg, ricotta & white balsamic.
$9.00
Buratta
Sliced cured coppa w/ fig jam, organic greens, truffle vinaigrette, sea salt & toasted olive bread.
$10.00
Lamb Crespalle
Crepe filled w/ braised lamb shank, San Manzano tomatoes & mint chilli flakes.
$9.00
Calamari Fritti
Monterey filled calamari w/ lemon garlic & basil aioli.
$9.00
Capesante alla Selva
Seared day boat scallops, white corona beans, smoked bacon herb stock & truffle.
$12.00
Bruschetta al Pomodoro
Toasted sourdough w/ garlic, fresh tomato, basil & E.V.O.O.
$8.00
PASTA PER MENO!​
Pasta serve w/ choice of soup, Cesare or Insalata Davide.
Tagliarini Primavera
Genovese basil pesto w/ bell pepper, mushrooms, zucchini & onions.
$12.95
Soup
Insalata Davide
Risotto alla Gamberi
Pancetta wrapped prawns w/ a spicy, lemon, white wine cajun sauce & Arborio rice.
$12.95
Soup
Insalata Davide
Gnocchi di Tartuffo
Black truffle w/ shiitake mushrooms, shallots in a black truffle cream sauce.
$12.95
Soup
Insalata Davide
Ravioli di Zucca
Our famous butternut squash ravioli is back! Mascarpone cheese & toasted walnuts.
$12.95
Soup
Insalata Davide
Penne alla Bolognese
Egg pappardelle w/ a slow cooked Tuscan meat sauce & basil cream sauce.
$12.95
Soup
Insalata Davide
Linguine agli Scampi
Rock prawns w/ pancetta, spinach, garlic, green onions & spicy marinara.
$12.95
Soup
Insalata Davide
Orecchiette alla Davide
Ground veal & proscuitto w/ a brandy, tarragon, tomato cream sauce.
$12.95
Soup
Insalata Davide
Pappardelle ai Tre Funghi
Shiitake, porcini, portobello & button mushrooms in a marsala wine sauce.
$12.95
Soup
Insalata Davide
Due Ravioli
Cheese ravioli w/ cream & pancetta & short rib ravioli, blue cheese & demi-glace.
$12.95
Soup
Insalata Davide
CARNI E POLLAME​
Agnello Brasato
Braised Sebastopol Farms naturally raised lamb shank w/ tomato, gremolata & crispy polenta.
$22.00
Hanger Steak
All​ natural hanger steak marinated in herbs & grilled w/ salsa verde & thin fries.
$22.00
Pollo Arrosto
Roasted Mary's chicken served over a lemon herb kale risotto.
$19.00
Pollo alla Parmigianino
Sun Farm's natural breaded chicken breast w/ mozzarella & bechamel sauce.
$17.00
Vitello Picatta
Pounded western rib eye organic veal w/ capers in a white wine & lemon sauce.
$18.00
Insalata di Agnello Grigliato
Spring mix, grilled lamb lion w/ gorgonzola, balsamic vinaigrette & rosemary.
$15.00
Hamburger
Niman all natural ground beef on grilled sourdough bread w/ basil, tomato & romaine lettuce.
$13.00
Mozzarella $+1.00
Gorgonzola $+1.00
PESCE​
Salmone con Agrumi
Grilled Locke Duarte sustainably raised w/ grilled polenta, tarragon citrus cream & aged balsamic.
$18.00
Pesce Spada
Grilled swordfish w/ herbs, olive oil & lemon targon risotto.
$24.00
Calamari Dorati
Monterey calamari steak, tossed in alight egg dredge w/ a lemon, white wine, butter & cream sauce.
$15.00
Capasante al Tartufo
Sauteed sea scallops in black truffle sauce w/ shiitake mushrooms & white truffle salt.
$17.00
Sagliola Dorata
California coast Petrale sole, tossed in alight egg dredge w/ a lemon, white wine, butter & cream sauce.
$17.00
Gamberi alla Scampi
Sauteed gulf prawns in a sauce of garlic, lemon, cream & Italia dry white wine.
$16.00
Dentice alla Puntenesca
Pan​ seared Pacific snapper w/ capers, anchovy, olives, chili flakes & spicy marinara.
$14.00
"Sandy" Salmon Salad
Grilled​ wild salmon w/ spinach, bacon, egg, strawberries & white balsamic vinaigrette.
$14.00
Snapper Piccata Insalata
Grilled​ Pacific snapper, w/ spinach, sweet onion & lemon caper sauce.
$14.00
Risotto al Granchio
Dungeness crab over risotto w/ leeks, pancetta, white wine, tomato & garlic.
$22.00
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

These are challenging times for restaurant owners. But ll David does it so well. The restaurant is one of my favorites in San Rafael. Even a take-out meal did not disappoint. We ordered on line for pick up at 7pm. The food was ready right...More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

We dropped in for a Valentine's Eve date, and it was a treat, though not in all the ways we expected. The place was CROWDED. I have no idea if this was because everyone decided to visit on a Thursday night to beat the Friday...More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 9, 2019

This is a very popular restaurant but perhaps there are not many others to choose from in the San Rafael business district. I went for lunch and ordered the Crab Louie salad. It was served with a spicy dressing which was unusual, masking the flavor...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 2, 2019

Over the years, this restaurant has not only maintained outstanding food and excellent service, but a reasonable price point as well. Never missed with a menu item

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed a leisurely lunch on a rainy day. Inside atmosphere is inviting. Mostly an older clientele. The Caesar salad comes with pasta and is offered as a larger small plate or as dinner size the shrimp and scallops. The small size was plenty large...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 28, 2019

Very Romantic for an evening dinner. Great place to meet friends for a drink. And I have often come here for a business lunch. The food is always excellent.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 22, 2019 via mobile

It was my girlfriends birthday dinner and her dish was fantastic. My funghi ravioli was just excellent! The wait staff was attentive without being overbearing. The Acoustics are a bit bright but otherwise the Ambiance was nice. The waiter had a good wine pairing for...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 21, 2019

We went out with four people to celebrate a birthday and it was definitely a good choice for a special occasion restaurant. We all had wonderful food, including at least one of the daily specials. They are happy to accommodate no-carb, no-cream sauce, dressing on...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 12, 2019

I have had a couple recent visits to II Davide and many over prior years. This restaurant consistently provides fine dining with excellent service and nice atmosphere. The price point to quality always satisfies.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019

Not only is the food good, but it is right next to the parking garage. You don't have to feed a parking meter, keeping track of your time. A gentle atmosphere for conversations with those you love to share meals with.

Date of visit: May 2019
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John H B
April 8, 2018|
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Response from Belle M | Reviewed this property |
Hi John, I believe you can purchase gift cards from Il Davide. Since I'm only a patron, I don't know the details, but if you call the restaurant they will talk to you about how to go about doing that. What a nice bro he... More
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April 4, 2018|
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They close at 10pm Tue-Sat. and 9pm on Sun.
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This is a question for the restaurant, not the reviewer. Advice calling the restaurant directly ASAP.
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