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Benissimo Ristorante and Bar

4.4
308 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • Bar Seating
Benissimo Ristorante and Bar was established in 1987 and is located in beautiful downtown Corte Madera. Our regular customers love the new remodeled dining room and full bar area. They also enjoy the new menu which offers the best quality and fairest price. You will also find our happy hour, early special, and daily specials in our menu choices.
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PACIFIC SUN : December 1995
(WORD OF MOUTH - One of the most pleasurable surprises of the year was my discovery of Benissimo Ristorante at 18 Tamalpais Drive in Corte Madera,.......one visit will make you realize that this is the best Italian restaurant in Marin, and one of the best in Bay Area.)
Charles Martell-Mill Valley

Marin Scope: (A charming, reliable neighborhood Italian trattoria)
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Dinner: Monday - Saturday 4pm to 10pm, Sunday: Closed
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Phone number
(415) 927-2316
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Tony
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Catering
For take-out, parties, and catering, please call (415)927-2316.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corte Madera Avenue
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 308 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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viptiffetal (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Always a wonderful meal- every time! Delicious and a favorite of the entire family.

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vipDeb2433 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

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viptwojps (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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.

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Marinite (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great neighborhood restaurant though we come from a different neighborhood. Love the food and very nice service.

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vipKellyK (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Tahoe)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Fun night good food and drink

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vipHarold (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

a really warm hearted wonderful neighborhood place ..

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

Consistantly good food and great folks - there is always a smile and a can do attitude. We love eating here.

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OpenTable Diner (Fayetteville)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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 😎👍

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