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Chianti Cucina - Novato

4.6
4.6
793 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Chianti Cucina, an Italian restaurant in Novato, welcomes you to our family, where great food, service and atmosphere await you Italian style.
We invite you to our table, offering a casual & memorable experience. At Chianti Cucina, you'll feel like a neighborhood regular, even if you're just visiting us for the first time. Our restaurant is a family friendly venue where you can feel equally at home as a solo diner, as a family, or as a small or large group of friends.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 878-0314

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Novato

  • Cross street

    Vallejo Ave.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 793 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Marin

    Great for fine wines

  • Marin

    Italian

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time ! We had a great time, good food and good service!
  2. A

    Anmajones

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Food was good. Dessert was great.Service was very good. Haven’t seen there since the pandemic and their menu has expanded.
  3. I

    Italianfoodlover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food, a nice atmosphere, and a staff that is extremely nice and helpful. We had Juliet help us this time and she is so nice and goes a great job. Made for an enjoyable evening.
  4. j

    johnp

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down the best Italian food in novato, actually the best dinner period in novato.
  5. JM

    JamesM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always enjoy a terrific time at Chianti.
  6. P

    Paiz

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always fresh and good. Service is attentive without being intrusive. Great neighborhood spot.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had just an ok experience a couple years ago and hadn’t been back since. They definitely redeemed themselves. I had pork Milanese which was excellent and my wife had gnocchi pesto which was very good. We shared the bruschetta which was very enjoyable. It was pricey but that expected for dinner in Marin. We will definitely be back soon.
  8. LM

    LMinmei

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary at my fave Italian restaurant in town. Friendly service and good food. Missed out on the osso bucco special, but will make sure to come early next time they have it in their daily specials!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughter’s birthday. Gabby was amazing as our server. She was helpful, informative, patient, attentive and 100% amazing. Can’t wait to go again and request her as our server.
  10. EB

    EarlyBirthday

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Food was delicious and they honored our request for table location. The service was a little slower than usual but possibly due to some large groups.
  11. MR

    MarieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, amazing food. We had such a great time and closed the place down. I've always had an excellent meal here and highly recommend it to all.
  12. D

    Danaj

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had not been here in a long, long time but glad we 're' found it! We made reservations and were promptly seated next to the fireplace - perfect for a very cold 43 degrees it was outside! Our waitress and the helpers were fabulous and did not skip a beat. It was my husband's birthday and Katherine brought him a beautiful desert, 'on the house'. What a great way to return to an old favorite. We'll be back!
  13. CG

    CariG

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Renee was our server and she was excellent! Attentive, happy and engaging. We recently moved to Marin from SF and lived in a walkable neighborhood with endless food options. So as you read this know that we are spoiled and we cook and entertain often. We have had a difficult time finding decent restaurants in Novato. We enjoyed Chianti. Wine list did not suite us and felt the menu, food and wine list could use some tweaks and updates but overall a pleasant atmosphere and the staff seemed happy and provided great service. We enjoyed the quaintness and old school feel but portions were too big (I know, strange comment). I had the Sole Dore which had good flavor, was piping hot and well cooked. My BF had the pork Saltimbocca and said it was not well cooked. We would go back as it's a sweet neighborhood spot and close to where we live. We might bring our own wine and pay a corkage (we are also wine snobs) but def. worth another try.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely as usual. Thank you!
  15. M

    Monkey4buno

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was terrific. Caesar salad well dressed chilled romaine and crunchy croutons. Special be was Chapinno. Delicious broth covering mussels, clams, calamari and salmon chunks. Garlic bread included for sopping up the delicious broth. Chicken piccata and vegetables was excellent. Service prompt and efficient. Was nice to return here after a couple of years.
  16. R

    Roya

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great foods! Great wine! Great service! Thank you!
  17. P

    Psychnurse

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have had the same server the last couple of times we have been here. Gabby is an awesome server!
  18. J

    Jimmy

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time we all had ever been there, and all of us loved it! Highly recommended! Great food, great service, sweet vibe...we'll be back!
  19. TM

    ThomasM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great' the food, the waitress the service. We will be back.
  20. MC

    MerrillC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome bolognese with rigatoni, and great wine selection, and great manager and service! Kudos
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my first time to Chianti. It was strongly recommended by a few family members. The food did not disappoint. Be sure to make a reservation, they were very busy! The atmosphere was fun and lively.
  22. P

    Psychnurse

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food, service and bience were excellent. It was quieter than usual for a Wednesday night. So much the better.
  23. PR

    PhoenixRevived

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great spot for a romantic date in Novato. Food, ambience, and service are all exemplary!
  24. DD

    DaniD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing and our server was terrific. An excellent night out
  25. m

    marcg

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Made a reservation for 4 people walked in 4 minutes early. Reservation was confirmed through open table, but the restaurant decided to close early because they were not busy enough. Backward thinking.
  26. TK

    TimK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    From the reviews, we expected more. Food was forgettable. The calamari appetizer for the table was tasty but only lukewarm when it arrived and it soon became cold. I had the eggplant lasagna. It was bland, with a layer of toughened cheese on the top, and in places, overcooked and tough enough to need to be cut with a knife. The Caesar salad was the only course that lived up to the previous reviews we read about the place. We will not be returning.
  27. KS

    KarenS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place -food is great and the best staff!
  28. AH

    AmyH

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We order the special, lobster and crab ravioli in a lemon cream sauce. The service was excellent and the food amazing. I hadn’t been there in a few years, but the food was just as delicious as it always was. The only downfall, is the noise level. It’s hard to carry on a conversation from across the table because it’s so loud.
  29. MM

    MaryM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Italian Food - Real home cooked Italian food, hard to duplicate, but the Cucina did a great job. French bread on the table, and excellent service.
  30. CN

    CoryN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was very nice! The food was awesome, I liked that all the tables were close together it was like we're were having a big family dinner! Felt like home!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a warm and friendly atmosphere- and the food is always delicious!
  32. R

    Rodo64

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Everything was great except the lighting. It is too dark. Yes I am 66 years old so I really had to squint to read the menu. More importantly, when dining, appreciating what the food looks like on the dish (the presentation) is an important part of the enjoyment of fine dining. It was too dark to allow for that aspect of dining.
  33. MK

    MorganK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Came for the first time and were very happy with the choice of food, how good it was and it was quiet enough to have a nice conversation. All positive. We will be back
  34. RL

    RickL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Exceeded expectations
  35. TS

    TonyS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waitress was great. Very attentive and very pleasant. The food was excellent and well proportions
  36. JM

    JohnM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always great
  37. LJ

    LynetteJ

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Friendly staff. Great local place.
  38. JE

    JeanEmmaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always wonderful! The food was incredible, the service was on point and everything was great as it always is.
  39. BR

    BobR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. Seating was comfortable and intimate. Crab cake appetizer was the best I have had in a long time. Entrees were large and well prepared traditional Italian dishes. My new favorite Italian Restaurant.
  40. JP

    JudyP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Very poor service on a Wednesday night. Reservations for 7:00 and seated immediately, but then were ignored for 15 minutes. Finally someone took our drink order but we had to ask for bread. Ordered 2salads, one came, one never did. Food was good though.

FAQs

Chianti Cucina - Novato does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Chianti Cucina - Novato also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 878-0314.

Chianti Cucina - Novato is rated 4.6 stars by 793 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Chianti Cucina - Novato

7416 Redwood Blvd., Novato, CA 94945

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Vallejo Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Novato

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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