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Il Fornaio

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223 Corte Madera Town Ctr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1208 (Paradise Dr.)
+1 415-927-4400
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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209 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Always good, we have visited many times and have not been disappointed.Food and service at a good standard,

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Corte Madera, California
2 reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My Italian wife says this is a fine Italian restaurant. The service is always good and the atmosphere is very nice. Located in a shopping center but don't let that fool you excellent place that often offers regional Italian dinners!!

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Thank davidogden2017
Sola, Norway
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

IL Fornaio is both an good Italian restaurant and a bar with a more simple bar menu. We tried both the full restaurant version and the more simple happy hour menu. The restaurant experience was very good, with a very nice menu and a Eide range of good wines. The service was excellent. The Happy hour menu in the bar... More 

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Mendocino, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

SF museums are always a highlight and making Corte Madera Shopping Center the post stop when returning home, is a treat. Il Fornaio never disappoints. Luncheon menu is interesting and well priced. Their specials keep me from ordering the same thing, even though I'm often annoyed that I didn't order a pizza... the wood fired oven does make for a... More 

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Hannah D, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of Il Fornaio in Corte Madera on Trip Advisor. The Corte Madera shopping center is a nice place to walk around after dining out. We certainly appreciate your stopping by our restaurant. Please stop by again. More 

Santa Rosa, California
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017

We started having our company Christmas party at this restaurant 3 years ago and we have been so very pleased every year with the beverages, food and service from the staff. The atmosphere is so warm & inviting. Would recommend it for anytime for the year.

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Thank Vance A
Hannah D, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review about your company Christmas parties the last few years at Il Fornaio in Corte Madera. We are always pleased to have groups such as yours during the holidays. Our private and semi-private room spaces are able to accommodate both large and small groups. Feel free to sign up to be on our restaurant mailing... More 

Novato
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We had brunch here today. The food was good, service was just awful. Hostess was friendly and accommodating; she led us to three different tables (at our request). The patio area is nice - enclosed so no bugs, but light and airy. The heat lamps made it feel cozy. The server came to our table; he took our orders for... More 

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Hannah D, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of your recent dining experience at Il Fornaio in Corte Madera. We are glad that you enjoyed the brunch here and we certainly hope that you will visit us again as we strive to accommodate our guests with helpful and attentive service. More 

Corte Madera
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I have been to Il Fornaio in Corte Madera for years. I have lunch their on occasion, but mostly meet friends for appetizers and a drink. They have a large assortment of apps. I love their merlot. The pizzas are fresh and so very good. The staff is great.

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Thank ddkpp
Hannah D, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review about Il Fornaio in Corte Madera. Please come back and see us again. Our Happy Hour is Monday-Friday from 4-6 p.m. We offer a nice selection of appetizers, wines and specialty cocktails for $6 each. More 

San Francisco, California
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115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I had the special regional lasagna and my dining companion had the branzino, both of which were excellent. The lasagna was not quite as warm as I would have liked it (they were waiting on the branzino), but it was no problem to send it back for a warm up. As usual, our waiter was very professional. Despite having to... More 

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Thank casjf
Hannah D, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for the review from your recent visit to Il Fornaio in Corte Madera. Join us again in April for specials featuring the food and wine of the region of Calabria. We do feature the food and wine of a different region of Italy every month. These begin the first Monday of every month and continue for three weeks. More 

Jacksonville, Florida
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Walked in having never heard of this restaurant before to find that there was a 20 minute wait for a table at lunch. So I took a seat at the bar for immediate service and it filled up as well. The guys on each side of me were regulars, ordering without even looking at the menus. After lunch I understood... More 

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Thank Hansa108
Hannah D, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for the truly nice review of your dining experience at Il Fornaio in Corte Madera. Please come back again. Each of our 23 restaurants feature the food and wine of a different region of Italy each month and all of our locations frequently have wine dinners, as well as other special events. Please ask to be on our... More 

Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

We went there as a family, party of 8 with a two year old and a 7 year old. Very family place. Food was good. We order a pizza appetizer which came quickly for the kids to eat. Pasta was excellent. My husband had Salmon, he said it was great. I have been here before and will go again.

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Thank Margaret B
Hannah D, Manager at Il Fornaio, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review of Il Fornaio restaurant in Corte Madera. We do think our restaurant is suitable for family dining and we try to offer service that is quick and as accomodating as possible. Please come back again and try our monthly specials when we feature the food and wine of a different region of Italy each... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 35
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Corte Madera Town Ctr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1208
    (Paradise Dr.)
  • Public Transportation: Golden Gate Transit
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Corte Madera
  • Phone Number: +1 415-927-4400
Description
Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the annual Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2002.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?