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“Surprise discovery”

Il Davide Restaurant
Ranked #7 of 261 Restaurants in San Rafael
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 3rd and 4th
Reviewed April 10, 2019

As much as we wander in San Rafael (as we live next door in Kentfield), we had hardly noticed Il Davide. Then one night we wandered in and encountered delightful folks there (wait staff and hostess), top-notch menu and served items from pasta, fish dishes, and salads. Bravo. A new discovery for us and one we will re-explore.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019 via mobile

Met some friends here while we were visiting from out of state. Great food, great atmosphere and great staff. Very reasonably priced.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 27, 2019

Just a really solid Italian restaurant in Marin. Pricing is fairly expensive for San Rafael but consistent with all of the craziness in the Bay Area. The food is really good. The appetizer portions were large. We tried the Buratta which came with a dollop of buratta, a fig jam thing, a small side of salad and a few slices of bread. Excellent dish. Pastas were all good. Vongole was quite rich with lots of bacon and cream but delicious. Traditional Italian fare which is perfect for families wanting Italian food and not "fusion" Italian food. Worth a visit. But make a reservation as it does get quite full.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 25, 2019

This is our go-to dinner and lunch place. The food is always perfect, whether pasta, fish, shellfish or meat. They have good vegetarian entrees as well, and may have a gluten-free pasta; can't remember. If you are doing low-simple-carbs, you can ask to sub some of their very nice sauteed mixed veggies or other veg. Staff is friendly and efficient, wine list is varied and a full bar is available. They accomodate large groups too; if you go during the holidays be sure to reserve a month or more in advance.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed December 29, 2018 via mobile

Our giant party of 15 descended on this busy, attractive restaurant and were met by warm, friendly service and fabulous food. Standout items included the house manhattan, the prosecco, the bruschetta, the beef carpaccio, and tortoni appetizers, the wonderful salads, and an assortment of delicious entrees, including Chilean sea bass, paparadella with fungi, lamb chops, seafood pasta, lamb stew, and paparadella with wild boar ragu. Also great was the tiramisu, vanilla gelato, blackberry sorbet, and butterscotch pot au creme.

Date of visit: December 2018
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