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Il Fornaio

223 Corte Madera Town Ctr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1208
+1 415-927-4400
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (17 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pm Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
223 Corte Madera Town Ctr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1208
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Reviewed 1 week ago

In the past, this used to really be an Italian-ish restaurant. Or Cal-Italian. Or Italian of some kind. Now it's an Italian restaurant in pretty much name only. To try to improve their Italian credibility, they have had a number of regional festivals, 2-3 week...More

Thank trvlin_man
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't expect to be blown away two times. We were last here about two years ago, and the food was just as we remembered, out of this world. The service was top notch. Place was very clean including the rest rooms. This is a place...More

Thank Reigo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed this restaurant. It has a nice atmosphere and a varied menu. The service was prompt and courteous. I had the fish special, which was good but not outstanding. I night have done better with a pasta dish. My husband's soup was good.

Thank Liz G
Reviewed 14 May 2018

I ate at the restaurant twice while on a business trip. The first night was my birthday so we had a nice bottle of Italian wine with the meal. The pasta was cooked perfectly, the waitperson helpful, and we got a "free" dessert to share...More

Thank Rhiannon H
Reviewed 30 April 2018

I've enjoyed an early lunch at Il Fornaio 4-5 times the last few months with friends. Each visit has been characterized by moderately attentive service and good food for the price. We usually have breakfast or lunch style entrees and have always left full and...More

Thank Baywalk827
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Disappointed in food for all pretense and cost. Obviously a local for the high end folk, but not worth it. Food not all that tasty and cooking and recipes need some work. Appeared this was a establishment resting on its reputed pretense and reputation and...More

Thank 7777Critic
Reviewed 28 March 2018

We both enjoyed our dinner, food was good. I ordered the mixed seafood grill and the flavors were excellent, but the very very thin piece of salmon was overcooked (not sure how they could not overcook it, considering it was only about ¼" thick). The...More

Thank DavidBFox
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

As 100% Italian I can definitely say that this is one of the best in Marin!!! Starting from the “antipasti mare and “della casa” ,following with the home made pasta, the pizza, ecc ecc. Everything is awesome!!! A place to with family kids and friends!!...More

Thank Nazario B
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

We went for dinner and the place was packed, nevertheless we got a nice table. We ordered bottle of wine, they got plenty choice of some nice wines. Main course was good but portions are big, especially for Italian food. Dessert was perfect with limoncello....More

Thank Bruno570
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We had a lunch reservation. The place was full but I was not able to sit at the table they offered because of a handicap. We found them really ungracious. We walked out and went next door where we had a lovely lunch. On previous...More

Thank J G
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Bonnie M
5 May 2015|
Response from Sandy G | Reviewed this property |
I do not remember seeing gnocchi on the menu when I was there, but, you might ask if it's available before you order. It may be a special on certain nights, too. Just ask.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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