always enjoy the food, service....h
always enjoy the food, service....have eaten many times
3/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Birthday Dinner!
I was so pleasantly delighted! I went for my birthday with girlfriends and we had a really excellent meal. The staff was professional and friendly and the food was delicious.
3/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always grest service and delicious
Always grest service and delicious food. Make a rrservation!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Noise level critical mass but good!
This is a great place to go for great food and decent service. The only problem is when the restaurant has a good size crowd it's so loud you can't hear yourselves think. You might as well be at a rock concert. So if you can overlook the noise which we did, the food was fabulous and the service was pretty good. No waiting on food or wait staff so that's a win win. Like I said, the noise is really the only thing I downgraded this place on. I would suggest to the management to try some sort of ceiling insulation to keep the noise level down. You could then have an A+ place... wonder if lunches might be a good thing. Friday night=noise.. what can I say?
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
My dinner was very good..
My dinner was very good.. Service was friendly & efficient.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
We love this newer Novato restaurant! Interesting menu, delicious food, excellent staff, close to home, not too expensive. GO!
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
fun, neighborhood restaurant.
fun, neighborhood restaurant. seems like everyone knows each other!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just a delightful restaurant!
Just a delightful restaurant! The pasta is outstanding being perfectly prepared. The Caesar salad had a great dressing and very crisp and cold lettuce. All four of us enjoyed our dinners. Alexis, our waitress, couldn't have been better. She was efficient, friendly and accommodating. We had visitors from out of state who were quite impressed. A perfect evening!
4/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
great neighborhood place
Great food, big portions, the ambience is cold and it's loud in there, too many hard surfaces (spoken from a designer)!
5/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mother's Day dinner a hit!
Lovely Mother's Day dinner celebration for my wife, our best friend, and me. Wonderful service, good food, and a great spirit!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing!!! Great wine list! The Rollatini di Melanzane was very flavorful. Our waitress recommended that we get the Gnocchi half with pesto and half with Butter sage. The butter sage is not even on the menu. We could not have been more happy. Even after going on a 2 week trip to Italy the following week, the Gnocchi at Chianti Cucina is still in my mind as the best Gnocchi I have ever had. The Pollo Piccata was delicious! Again, our mouths were getting the pleasure of a mix of wonderful flavors. To end our meal, we had the Tiramisu, which like everything else, perfect in flavor, and not too heavy. Thank you Chianti Cucina for such an amazing dining experience!!!
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Neighborhood Restaurant
Good service. Waitress helped us with our dinner choices. Very busy yet everyone was very attentive. Thank you!
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Part of the family
The staff doesn't know that we know family of the owners yet they still manage to always make us feel like we are family.
Great service, awesome food, reasonable pricing.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
My family recently went to dinner at Chianti Cucina. We were immediately impressed by the very warm and welcoming greeting by our hostess, who seated us promptly. We each ordered a different seafood dinner paired with a lovely glass of wine. The rave reviews started very shortly after being served, especially in regard to the Linguine and Clams and the Tuna Tartare. If I could have had something different, it would have been to have my wine (red) a bit chilled. I understand red it not chilled to the degree of a white, but mine was warm/room temp. Kudos to Cucina for having Olive Oil w/ yummy Balsamic Vinegar and a delicious tapenade for our french bread dipping pleasure, Thank You. This alone will bring us back! Bon Appetit!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Find in Novato...!
Very cute, romantic, and energetic restaurant with fantastic traditional as well as newly created signature Italian dishes. Fabulous wine selection and really attentive staff. I highly recommend it!
7/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great!
Atmosphere, service, food.....fantastic! Great experience!
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
From the hostess to our server and the food chianti cucina is one of the best Italian restaurants around !!!!! we will be back many more times.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding Local Restaurant
A local restaurant restaurant with a warm friendly atmosphere. The meals were presented like a popular big bay area restaurant and the food was just as great. We will be going back.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
better than expected
Great ambience, great food. Loved it.
Recommend the Capellini Pescatore!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always fantastic every
Food is always fantastic every time we have a meal here. It has become one of our FAVORITE local dining spots.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loud but very good
I love eating at this place, the food is great, the staff friendly but the decibel level is beyond energetic it is gives you a head ache. I suspect it is the tile floor & the large mirrors with the large windows. They have sound panels on the ceiling but they do not seem to help much. I think they need to carpet... Maybe some fabric from the waistcoating down? Just a thought.
I will continue to go there, it is that good!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant had an ample menu. We ordered Veal Piccatta and a prawn dish and both had the exact same sauce with capers; that was a little surprising. The food was good and worth going back.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
All time favorite
Even though I must travel a 80 mile RT to dine here, it is so worth it. I have had the pleasure three times and am planning twice more to treat myself and a friend this year.
I suppose if I lived closer I would be there more often and become a 'regular'.
I have sampled the pizza, the pastas, the fish of the day and several appetizers and desserts and wines, all outstanding.
Even the olive and garlic tapenade and bread are memorable.
The couples/ owners who own and run Chianti Cucina have artfully and lovingly created a true gem. They've just got it right!
You will not be disappointed. I dream of a romantic dinner in front of the fireplace this winter.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love Chianti Cucina! We
We love Chianti Cucina! We have been there a number of times and it never disappoints. The ambiance is very nice - we celebrated our anniversary there. The food is consistently delcious, good portions, reasonable prices and the service is great. Our friends talked us into trying a trendier Italian restaurant in Petaluma one evening - the food was over priced, didn't come close to Chianti Cucina's quality, everything was ala carte it was noisy and the staff, rude. Now, when we have guests visiting, this is where we bring them and our friends always rave about it.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time - great food -
Great time - great food - good service - noise level high but tolerable
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
fourth round and coming back
I love this restaurant. It would be pretty impossible to have a bad time. I have tried different offerings and been here in a few different situations, all of them memorable. Due to the tile floor and no draperies sound can bounce around and make a quiet conversation challenging when the place is full. The service is so friendly and attentive and the food is great! I can't wait to take another lucky friend to dinner and try something else. I am definitely hooked on the Carbonara and the Profiteroles I dream of them!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Dinner for Two
My wife and I had a lovely dinner for two. We had a reservation, and it was available within minutes of our arrival. The hostess was very accommodating. Our waitress was very nice, and the food was outstanding. We will go back.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very tasty food, nice personal.
Very tasty food, nice personal. We would recommend this place for family dining.
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been to this restaurant many times and always had a delicious dinner and good wine. The service is wonderful and they really care if you are enjoying your food. Will definitely go back again.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
good food, loud setting
food good as usual, also surrounding were loud as unual
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice evening out....
Overall, we all thought the food was very good. Our friends had tried the restaurant but were unimpressed. I'm glad we took a chance so that we were able to make our own decision. Only wish that our service was on par with the level of the food. The waitress was professional but not very welcoming. When ordering, we felt rushed. Granted, it was a busy evening and the restaurant was packed. Still, she never stopped by to ask how we were doing although we did overhear her telling one of the helpers to fill our water glasses and drinks. Calamari, caesar salad and pasta dishes were very good. My son enjoyed his sausage pizza although it was a bit on the spicy side. If in the area, we would definitely eat here again.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a very popular restaurant for a good reason: consistently excellent dishes. Pastas, piccatas, paninis, pizzas, profiteroles, and so many other delicious choices. This is a "go to" Italian restaurant, and very much a favorite of so many.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Noisey but great restaurant
Love this restaurant, food fabulous but the noise level is a bit much over the top! Unfortuanately, most restaurants are loud
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian Food in Novato
The cuisine here is simply fabulous! The saltimbocca is flavorful and so tender. The linguini and clams was outstanding. It's best to sit in the bar area. The tables are set too close together in the dining room, and the noise level there is unbearable.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The "go to" restaurant for
The "go to" restaurant for great Italian food! The best in Novato! Unfortunately the main dining room is too noisy! The tables are too close together .....best to fine at the bar or the two bistro tables near the bat.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Second time. Very good however too much tomato in the Lasagna,not enough meat in the sauce. Very nice people. friendly but not overbearing. Waitress (Michaela) was excellent.
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM