Formaggio Taverna & Patio - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova
Formaggio Taverna & Patio - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova

Formaggio Taverna & Patio - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.formaggiorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9162676755
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast: Daily: 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Jose Gallegos
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Large banquet and catering space available within the hotel
  • Private Party Facilities: The private dining room at Formaggio Taverna and Patio provides an excellent opportunity to host your breakfast, lunch or dinner meetings, a small reception or intimate dinner party. Our experienced restaurant team will coordinate your event with specialty food and wine pairings, exceptional service, flexible set up arrangements, and attention to detail to ensure an exceptional guest experience.
  • Private Party Contact: Gina Haskell 9166381100x1365
  • Entertainment: We have 2 HD TV's above our bar and a large HD projection screen outside on our patio.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Folsom Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Light-rail stop located just across Folsom Blvd.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Complimentary self-parking.
A word from Formaggio Taverna & Patio - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova
Formaggio Taverna and Patio is Rancho Cordova’s favorite retreat for spirited Italian food and drinks in a warm and welcoming taverna setting. Located inside the Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, Formaggio is the perfect place to see and be seen, whether it's dining in the 128-seat dining room, or lounging around by the pool sipping a glass of Pinot Grigio. The vibrant dining room boasts a bustling handcrafted wood bar with an Italian marble top—setting the tone for a vibrant happy hour scene. Enjoy the Sacramento sunshine on our poolside patio which has plenty of plush lounge seating for all of your friends. Formaggio is open Daily 6:30am - 11:00 PM. Bar Open Late on Weekends

Whether you choose to treat the Formaggio as a pit-stop between a shopping excursion or to use it as the backdrop to a speedy business lunch, the express lunch menu at Formaggio is an ideal choice providing sumptuous relaxed Italian cuisine.
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Formaggio Taverna & Patio - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.6
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (3)good for groups (2)neighborhood gem (2)vibrant bar scene (2)fit for foodies (2)great for lunch (2)romantic (2)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • Not a great experience.
    FoodieS
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had high hopes for a nice dinner here. Kathy S waited on us and was nice enough. Our drinks took over 15 minutes to arrive while I watched the bartenders chat with one another and doing nothing. Kathy did not follow up either. I received a ridiculous pour of house Chardonnay for $7.50. I am a foodie and big yelper and this is by far the most pathetic I've seen. Our waitress checked on us once and then let us sit for 35 plus minutes without checking on us again. We sat with dirty plates for a very long time. My friend ordered dessert and it was served in a very unappealing bowl with a spoon slopped in the middle of it. Seriously?? I have to say, extremely poor experience and an added insult of paying $97.00 for it. Just insulting.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CarolVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    We were staying at the Hotel and went there for dinner. The food was fabulous and the cocktails were amazing they make their Cosmo's with white cranberry juice. Probably the best Cosmo ever. My husband had the special which was three kinds of fish i grabbed a bite it was excellent. My warm steak salad was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Surprise find
    d123VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Hotel restaurants, especial those that serve a breakfast in the same venue often feel "okay" as a dining location. This was better than okay and so very convenient as we stayed at the Marriott. Nice surprise.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food / Service not so much
    TedinEDHVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Restaurant was very slow, only maybe four or five tables. Ordered a second glass of wine to finish my meal. Waitress ignored us until I finally went to the bar myself because I saw my wine sitting there. Later she said, "I see your wine made it to the table". I have had good meals here, but the service is hit and miss.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 5 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 36 reviews are from the Formaggio Taverna & Patio - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova reviews archive.
  • Father's Day Brunch
    RoarinRow
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Was here for Father's Day brunch. Their special included BBQ, live music, and use of their pool. The food was good and I expected no less. You can rarely go wrong with BBQ ribs, chicken, salmon, etc. The organization and service was not that good. They were still setting up the buffet at 11:20, when the event started at 11. When you have 3 kids, 20 minutes might as well be an hour. Our waitress had no clue on scheduled activities. She guesses there was a buffet, but wasn't sure. She had to check. When paying our bill, she never returned to our table. I had to go inside where she was serving drinks at the bar. The other waitress who was outside couldn't take our bill. Pool changing room was locked. Had to go inside to change.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Brunch
    familyq
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Was a nice brunch. Kid friendly and good kid menu items. Service was terrible once inside we sat down and waited for a server to give instruction and take our drink order but after waiting 10 minutes finally asked a server that kept walking by for some drinks and then she got someone who was barely available.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great new years eve dinner
    luvtryingrestaurants
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Never been there and the courses were amazing. Very surprised and how good the courses were. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very disappointed
    urbanite
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    Poor service. After we were seated, no one came to offer water or to take our order for at least five minutes. I wanted to move to a different table and finally had to go tell the hostess. She said we would have to wait for another five minutes or so as they had no tables at that time. We left and did not eat there. Will not return to this restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Thanksgiving
    4u2dinewith
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    I ordered the prime rib dinner and it was perfectly rare and delicious. I enjoyed the buffet and the salad selection and gorged myself on the various greek and italian cheeses. The Romaine lettuce was fresh for an impressive Ceasar salad. I dabbed the grilled zucchini and yellow squash with the table's olive oil and balsamic vinegar using the table bread. All the while enjoying a complimentary glass of Cabernet (the vintners I do not know). The beef was served with au jus and mild horseradish along side of a sauteed greenbean and asparagus medley. Accompanied by side by side potato and corn mashes. The waitress was very attentive and she let me take home all the desserts that I could fit in a to-go container. Very nice... very nice indeed!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite really good Italian
    EpicurianMan4221
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    My chicken cacciatore was thin, overcooked and dry. The fish was excellent. However, the vodka sauce on the pasta was thin and watery, not thick and creamy. I would give it a 6.5 out of 10. A very good Pinot Noir.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant handles a crowd
    Live2eat
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    I had a surprise birthday celebration, a few lunches and dinners there during the Labor Day weekend onslaught of hungry jazz fans. The restaurant did a wonderful job of management and timely service. Vegetables and salad ingredients were fresh. Their excellent hand-made, oven-fired pizza is only available for dinner. Good prices on their wine lists. The decor was very inviting and upscale yet comfortable and welcoming. Their shady Trellis area with ceiling fans and lovely vines overhead, is a great place to relax enjoy a few drinks. I had no idea that such a pleasant hotel and restaurant existed in Rancho Cordova!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Reunion
    Linda65
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    This was the second time at this restaurant, and it will not be our last time. We sat out on the patio and it was lovely. 4 members of our group had not been there before and we very happy with the food and service and the location.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Weekday Italian
    MrDCon
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    Pretty decent overall experience. Our server seated us immediately on arrival and told us about the specials. We ordered a mid priced cab that was pretty good for the price point. We started with a warmed goat cheese with marinara, a very pleasant and light way to begin. We then shared a vegetable and wild mushroom risotto, a lamb special and a pizza. All food was decent, but maybe just a little short of really good but still decent. Our server did an excellent job and we left happy. Bring quality up a tad or the prices down some and it would be a four star review.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was the first time my
    Linda65
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    This was the first time my group of friends and I had eaten here, but we will return. The food was very, very good and the service was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I went here on the yelp review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2013
    I went here on the yelp review stating they had large portions for the buck. I had the lasagna. While the quality and taste was great. The size wasn't all that. As a matter of fact, the size was the same as the OSF which costs half as much. So this price per size is normal for a hotel restaurant. Overall it was a good dinner and I would go back.
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  • Nice Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Really good pasta, pizza, and desserts. The people there try hard to make an occasion special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • After reading the panning
    Seadog
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    After reading the panning by the Bee reviewer we came over with a bit of trepidation yet overall pleasantly surprised by this hotel setting. Most important, the food was fresh, including fish and shellfish. The ambience is quite pleasant, wines by glass or bottle reasonable and ample. All of our dishes were well prepared and satisfying: seafood linquine, grilled salmon, braised chicken cacciatore style. Entre's are a bit pricey, to be expected at a hotel, yet portions were generous. We will definitely return. I forgot to mention, take a table near the pizza oven and watch this guy toss it NY style.
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  • Consistent best food in area
    Elle
    Dined on 1/30/2013
    Best and Highest quality food for area for area. I am a foodie and most restaurants are not as good. Meats and fish grilled perfectly. Pretty darn good for hotel food. Recommend the hanger steak salad, grilled salmon, NY steak or some of the pastas. Great vegetarian options and chef very accommodating! Everything consistently good and wait staff, Cathy, Sean, Zac and others who have been there are great..great bar tenders as well! My go -to when I travel there for work. Dessert menu is ok.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fixed new years eve menu too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    fixed new years eve menu too expensive for the quality and quantity of offering
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely meal for group of 20
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2012
    Very pretty entrance thru hotel lobby. The food was great and the restaurant was willing to accomodate a group of 20 with ease. Definitely can recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A friend and I had dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/25/2012
    A friend and I had dinner there. We both liked our Caesar salad. However, neither of us thought our main entree was very good. I had the breaded fish, and there was a butter sauce all over the plate which made it very rich. My friend had a pasta dish and it was only "so so". Both of us went with entrees recommended by our waitress because I had recently seen the undesirable review in the Bee, and we hoped to avoid his experience. I had the chocolate dessert which was encased in filo dough, I believe it was. Unfortunately, I didn't think that was very good either. Our waitress was very friendly and did a good job with serving us.
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  • Reservation was for 11 people..they
    Buggers
    Dined on 10/22/2012
    Reservation was for 11 people..they had us set up for 8 seats? Why their error? This was quickly fixed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A GOOD PLACE FOR A FINE DINNER
    ValueDiner
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    A varied but not overwhelming menu with a wine list that offers a range of prices. The service is good and at times the manager visits diners tables which is appreciated. On days when there are few good dinner restaurants open this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The ambiance was good, however
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    The ambiance was good, however our waitress was not. She repeated our orders several times and couldn't remember who ordered what item when she delivered our plates. (There were 4 of us.) When pouring water she spilled on the menu and did not make any effort to clean it up. After delivering our meals she did not check back in with us. There was one other table with two customers, so the restaurant was not busy. We waited 15 minutes before dessert was brought to the table....it was one piece of cheese cake w/four forks.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Just short of bad!
    Fatfoodie
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    We sat outside which was a mistake. The adjacent freeway noise was overwhelming. The wait staff was uniformed and abrupt. The food was mediocre at best. I recently built a wood fired pizza oven in my backyard. I don't yet know what I am doing but my pizzas are much better than the one I had at the Fromaggio. They must be used to serving captives at the hotel. They certainly won't attract non-guests. The only good thing I have to say is that the wine list was affordable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Solid place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/13/2012
    This place is inside the Marriott in Rancho so I don't think it gets the amount of traffic that it deserves. The food and service is great. Made a reservation for 2, but when we got there realized reservations were not really needed as it was pretty much empty (friday 5:30pm). Had calamari, butternut squash ravioli, and grilled salmon. All 3 dishes were outstanding, simple flavors, well seasoned. Also had their house chardonnay YUM and Sterling sauvignon blanc, also very nice. This was our first time eating there (sit down) but we've ordered for pick up many times and have never been dissappointed.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/15/2012
    The food was good quality but the service was extremely slow. I would not reccomend this establishment because of the poor service and lack of service staff. Waiting so long during lunch is unacceptable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There were seven of us ordering
    margo
    Dined on 4/25/2012
    There were seven of us ordering six different items and the food was exceptional
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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  • I think the outside seating
    TheHopper
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    I think the outside seating would have given this place 5 stars for me but it was raining so we sat inside. The food and service was outstanding, the inside ambiance was nice but nothing special. I didn't look around but I think this restaurant needs an outside entrance to just the restaurant, we walked through some kind of convention for board games in the hotel to get to the restaurant which I thought was kind of odd. Overall experience was amazing, would definitely go back.
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  • This restaurant is in the
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2012
    This restaurant is in the hotel at the Marriott. It wasn't very busy and yet our service was slow. THe food is good and it's fine for a hotel restaurant.
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  • The menu is a bit limited,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/24/2012
    The menu is a bit limited, but the food and service were both very good.
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  • Bad service on Valentines Day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Went here for Valentines Day. Had a reservation, but did not matter, they didn't even check. They seated us right next to the bar, last available table. We waited for 10 minutes, no one stopped by our table. I went to the bar myself for 2 drinks, $15. Finally the hostess us came over and asked if we had seen our waiter yet. Another 10 minutes later a waiter finally stopped by. He took our order and another 30 minutes later we were served. We had to track down another waiter for bread as well. Pizza was very good, Picata Chicken was not too bad, but costs $15. Overall, service was horrible, food was pretty good. Give this place 2.5 stars out of 5.
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  • Very good food. our waiter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    Very good food. our waiter wasn't the most attentive and not very friendly, but besides him we enjoyed our dining experience very much.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Christmas dinner
    Dwitter
    Dined on 12/25/2011
    I was with my husband, a freind and her 10 year old son. It was the first time eating at Formaggio for all of us. We went for Christmas dinner. They had a wonderful salad bar that had two kinds of green lettuce, gold and red beets, cold roasted vegetables, variety of cheeses, olives and more. The salad, dessert and a glass of wine was included in the price. Our opinion of main meal varied. My freind got the salmon and said it was excellent, my husband got the ham and said it was just ok, but overpriced. I had the rissoto, which I thought was undercooked. The desserts were tasty, but they did not offer anything chocolate, which disappointed my freind, who is a chocaholic. The server was freindly the restaurant was clean.
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  • How disappointing!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    We had been to Formaggio before and really enjoyed it. This time we were very dissapointed. We had a party of 8 for Thanksgiving dinner. Our reservations were for 6:15. When we got there we were informed that they ran out of turkey. We could not leave and go somewhere else because everyplace else would be booked. We were not given any compensation or offered any thing. All we got was an apology. My husband had the chicken which was not anything to write home about. By the time we went for dessert, most of that was gone and it looked like someone had eaten the meat out of the pumpkin pie. No one even checked the desserts and replinshed them. Shame on the Chef!!
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  • My friend and I came to Formaggio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/24/2011
    My friend and I came to Formaggio for Thanksgiving. First time. It was a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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  • It was hot in the restaurant
    MitchgirlVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2011
    It was hot in the restaurant and the server was a sarcastic.
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  • Had a party on the patio.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2011
    Had a party on the patio. The staff was very accommodating. Atmosphere poolside is great. Road traffic from Sunrise gets loud at times, but you almost forget about it after a while. Really enjoy bringing my team here to get away from the office.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/12/2011
    The food was excellent and so was the service. We definitely will go back
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Slow service even with a mostly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 7/27/2011
    Slow service even with a mostly empty room. Sauce on my cannelloni separated.
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