Il Fornaio - Corte Madera
Menu changes are terrific....loveMenu changes are terrific....love the added variety along with the popular mainstays. Restaurant is always fun and upbeat! We love going their with a group of friends and family, but lately the food coming out of the kitchen is marginal. The execution of the dishes sometimes questionable!!! Need to pay more attention to the pastas and pizzas....been mushy and soggy lately. All other entrees were great!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMyipeeall was good...great waiter....good food.....very accomodating5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. WeThe food was excellent. We celebrated Mother's Day, a total of 8 and the table we got was perfect.
The service that we received by our waiter Alberto was outstanding.
We will definitely come back to Il Fornaio.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTop Notch!We love Il Fornaio! The food is great and the service is excellent.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for lunch. Our groupGreat for lunch. Our group lunches together there once a month and we always have great service and food. They are very accommodating for those with special food needs and requests. Highly recommend!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI've always enjoyed Il Fornaio,I've always enjoyed Il Fornaio, unfortunately I wasn't able to make the reservation, but no doubt will return soon.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a very good spot,This is a very good spot, despite being part of a chain. The ambience of the Corte Madera version is very pleasant (much better than the Palo Alto version where we last ate at an Il Fornaio). The minestrone was very good and my short ribs were excellent. My wife had a warm version of a capricio salad, and enjoyed it. The house wine was pleasant (my wife had the pinot grigio and I tried the chianti) and only slightly overpriced. We will most likely return soon.4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful experienceWe had a wonderful experience at Il Fornaio. We had a group of 6, with two young adults included. One of our guests had food allergies (celiac), which were accommodated for beautifully. The waiter was nice, and attentive. I did however see a change in his attitude when he noticed that the table was not drinking alcohol. He quickly removed the wine glasses from the table (almost in a bit of a huff).4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHow can a restaurant knownHow can a restaurant known as"Il Fornaio" which means the oven have such awful bread? You'd think that the San Francisco Bay Area could do better.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for dinner on a SaturdayWe went for dinner on a Saturday night and it was very busy...make sure to make reservations. The food was very good and the service was even better. The restaurant has a very extensive wine list. The kitchen is open style so you can watch the cooks in action...quite impressive. I highly recommend this restaurant!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food and service!I met a friend for dinner at Il Fornaio. We have both been there many times and know what we like but always enjoy the food and the relaxed atmosphere. We both started with the minestrone which I love because it is a broth soup with a lot of fresh vegetables. My friend had the Caprese salad as her second course and loved it and I had the butternut squash raviolis which are delicious. We relaxed over dinner and the service was excellent. I would recommend Il Fornaio to anyone as a consistently good restaurant in a nice location.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service greatOutstanding service great food always recommend Il Fornaio3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DelightFrom the darling maitre d with loads of personality to the great waiter who did know that the Scottish salmon was from Scotland, to the fact that this was the greatest meal I have had to date at Il Fornaio, and I have eaten at almost all of them. The grilled salmon was superb. I changed the potatoes to spinach as I am low carb gal. Fabulously seasoned spinach and the veggies were amazing. It has a lovely ambiance. We shared this delectable custard with mousse topping...kind of an Italian creme brulee that was lovely.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had not been to Il FornaioWe had not been to Il Fornaio in quite awhile and friends of ours suggested it. I was surprised at how delicous the food was. The spinach ravioli was as good as I have had in Italy. All the other pastas were completely consumed - allo the plates were empty! No one even offered to share since they enjoyed their dinners so much. Very nice evening.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great business lunch.Another great business lunch. Excellent service. We were able to have a great meal and be in and out in under an hour. Highly recommended. Thanks2/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThanks Corte Madera Il Fornaio!My coworkers and I had another excellent experience at the Corte Madera location. It's our guaranteed successful place to host our business lunch meetings. Great service! Thank you Il Fornaio Corte Madera!12/31/2012 12:00:00 AMExcellent lunchMy coworkers and I had very nice experience here the other day. Wonderful service and food. We were happy to make substitutions without any problem - all of us have one issue or another to deal with. Great experience. This is one of my favorite places for lunch in Corte Madera.12/20/2012 12:00:00 AMI always enjoy Il Fornaio.I always enjoy Il Fornaio. It is a great place for lunch or dinner and the ambiance is very nice. They have an outdoor patio that is nice but they had the doors open on Tuesday night and it was cold in the restaurant near the doors. We had the chopped salad which was OK not as good as in the past. The entree was really wonderful though - it was a sampling of three pastas that were all wonderful. It consisted of the vodka sauce penne and the two raviolis. I loved all of them and would recommend this entree to anyone. The restaurant is consistently good and always a nice choice for a dinner with friends or family.12/18/2012 12:00:00 AM