A family favorite! Great people and tasty food.
As always, the food was perfect, and the sense of personal welcome & service excellent.
Benissimo is among the "first choice" restaurants that come to mind when dining out with friends. The menu is reasonably priced and well-executed. And the service is always friendly and competent.
Wonderful, copy, friendly neighborhood spot. We always feel it is our "Cheers" in Corte Madera. Mario, the owner is just the best.
A nice reasonably priced local place for a night out. Nothing outstanding (except maybe the service) but everything good. And friendly. We go there often. Their early bird specials during the week are a great deal if you can be there before 6 p.m.
Always a wonderful meal- every time! Delicious and a favorite of the entire family.
I was disappointed as I've been here before many times, although typically much later in the evening. This was 6:45. It went from over pestering rush to get us to order to full ignoring for a long time. Then the second my date put his fork down, his plate was swooped up by a passing waiter, not our server, and though half full, he barely had a second to answer if he was finished or wanted a bag. Never mind that I was still eating and it was rude to remove the plate while the other is mid bite. My dish was not removed for another 30 minutes, long after I had finished. Just won't come back unless it's a late night which means the owner and not the servers.
We arrived early and we were seated at a table at the front windows. The restaurant got busy and our service was affected, but the mood was good and the staff all pitched in and the meal was relaxed and well presented.
Great neighborhood restaurant though we come from a different neighborhood. Love the food and very nice service.
Owner was confused we had a reservation and could not seat us because they were busy. The restaurant is using Open Table but not managing their reservations. He seemed annoyed that we had made a reservation when he had people waiting 30 minutes for a table already as if it were our fault. We went somewhere else.
We live in the neighborhood and frequent the restaurant and the food is good and service okay. We have had 2 issues now with the owner honoring Open Table reservation and a groupon type voucher. His restaurant is out there on these services but he get's mad and flustered when you use them.
It was Valentines Day. Service was a little slow but VERY ACCOMMODATING. What a great little spot! Food was all DELICIOUS. And it’s true. The old man that runs it is AWESOME!
Fun night good food and drink
a really warm hearted wonderful neighborhood place ..
Consistantly good food and great folks - there is always a smile and a can do attitude. We love eating here.
Very. Nice as my date had been going there for years. A great fun evening w good drinks and food. I loved the dinner experience 😎👍
Even with reservations the evening was a bit rushed and the food while tasty the sauces were watery. They usually do a more consistent job but perhaps it was an off-night in the kitchen. The host is charming and waitstaff friends. It is a great neighborhood restaurant overall.
Very wRn and cozy and friendly and perfect for a rainy nught
Delicious as always. A neighborhood favorite!
We enjoyed both the friendly service and the good food, with generous servings.
Love this place!! Food, friendly service just great. Highly recommend!
I love the staff, it really feels like a neighborhood place, the drinks are generous and when i don't want to cook it really is a great deal.
Yay, local eateries!!!
Excellent food and good service. My only complaint was that I was very cold sitting way in the back (after asking for a quiet table).
We had been traveling and had the opportunity to make an early reservation and that was a bit of luck, because the have a three course early bird special. That was a very nice surprise and option.
We were happy to discover Benissimo and will return.
This is a lovely neighborhood restaurant with good food / a great Caesar salad/ wonderful vegetables and gracious service and a It has a real warmth !
This is such a wonderful place. Delicious food, lovely people, beautiful inside, great service; it really is just a great place.
We asked the waitress to help us choose between two bottles of wine and she flatly said she knew nothing about any of the wines on the menu?! If she doesn't know, why on earth doesn't she learn? The food and service were mediocre. I hadn't been here in 10 years or so and now I know why. Nothing special whatsoever about anything at this restaurant. With so many other choices in Marin we will not return.
It was as if the server forgot that we were dining at his station. After a long wail we asked about our orders. Finally, we were served. The special, pork tenderloin, was cold and rubbery and was sent back. The other three entrees were average, at best. We will not be returning.
My date and I had a good dinner here last weekend. I ordered the seafood special, which consisted of mussels and calamari over pasta in a red sauce; it was ho-hum. My date really enjoyed her salmon entree with polenta. The house Cab was quite drinkable, but they served my grappa in a tiny straight glass instead of a proper goblet. The cannoli, which is not homemade, was hard to cut through but otherwise decent. Throughout the evening, we were well attended to. Nonetheless, their prices are currently too high for the quality of the experience.
This wonderful localy owned restaurant , is the neighborhood gem.
Delicious and delightful! This is our favorite local restaurant and have had a great experience every time we go, which is often. This last visit was to take friends visiting from Michigan and once again, we all had great meals, service and a wonderful warm environment in which to visit and catch up.
Food is always good as is the service. The owner is always friendly as is the staff. The special this visit was a couple of lamb with a pomegranate sauce over a risotto it was really good! We go there once a month for a great night out.
We celebrated our grandaughter's birthday here. Party of 11. Made reservation the day vef1ore. It worked perfectly. We had a mix of appetizers, pizza, and menu main courses. People who has clams and fettuccine in white wine sauce raved about it. Pizza eaters said crust under toppings was a bit soggy. Flavor for pepperoni pizza was great as was the garlic infused dipping oil. Special dessert for granddaughter was also delicious. We would definitely do this again.
Good food, affordable wine, great service, and a nice ambiance. You cannot go wrong at this restaurant.
The food was great, haven't been here for a while but we'll be back soon.
We waited 45 minutes even though we had a reservation and we saw people who arrived after us with the same number in their party get seated before us.
The food was mediocre.
Overall a disappointing experience.
We had to wave to get waited on after 20 minutes. We didn't get our wine until we were part way through our meal and had to ask for it. When we ordered a second glass the waitperson forgot it and we had to ask again. All in all a disappointing experience.
Benissimo's is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant. I have never been disappointed in my meals there. Their risotto dishes are especially good.