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Chianti Cucina - Novato, Novato, CA
Chianti Cucina - Novato, Novato, CA
Chianti Cucina - Novato, Novato, CA
Chianti Cucina - Novato, Novato, CA
Chianti Cucina - Novato, Novato, CA

Chianti Cucina - Novato

4.5
4.5
865 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 5 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 865 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Marin

    Italian

865 Reviews
  1. CindyB

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service and much appreciated as we were with 2 youngsters and they would otherwise get antsy so fast service really helped!!

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  2. Alex

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great apps, salad, special v-day entrees. White and red wine was on point, and the dessert cream brûlée x2 was the cherry on top! Great staff and ambiance. Quiet when we got there and by the time we left the place was packed on a Sunday evening. Great service and definitely returning, hopefully soon :)

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  3. localz

    San Francisco

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service but a little rushed due to it being Valentine's Day? Delicious crab cakes, great salmon and good Cioppino. Was not offered a dessert menu. Cozy atmosphere. Yes, I would return to this Novato classic!

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  4. sandydangelo1

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing! The prices are very reasonable. Good selection of seafood and pasta.

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  5. BobP

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It's my favorite restaurant in Novato for dinner.The chicken parm.is the best!!!

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  6. BobP

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always the food was excellent,service was good,I'll be back again.

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  7. marinlark

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Chianti Cucina. Delicious Italian. Great variety. Wonderful daily specials. Great wine list. And an atmosphere like you are in someone's home. Warm and welcoming. This visit we had a mushroom and sausage pizza, the apple and feta (with greens) salad, the Pomodoro pasta and the chicken Milanese. DELICOUS! Every dish, and every bite. Renee who took care of us was amazing, attentive and great. Can't wait to go back!

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    Lights were dimming as if there was an electric problem. The waitress acknowledged a problem that was as yet unresolved. “We just get used to it!” It was disturbing.

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  9. ConnieQ

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at this establishment. Will visit again when in town. Great table. Fantastic food. Delicious flavor and presentation. Reasonable price.

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  10. maryb

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Love it here! The food is so fresh and delicious! The Gnocchi are heavenly pillows and I chose a creamy Bolognese sauce !! Fantastic! The desserts were phenomenal! The Crème Brûlée was so rich and creamy but Light and limoncello cream dessert was tangy and refreshing! Great restaurant!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Very low end. No bottled water. Was told they had Pellegrino and was brought Costco sparkling water. Others diners were served bread and butter. We had to ask for bread. The servers never brought butter. Ordered bruschetta-it had Costco pesto and the bread was soggy. Took two bites and left the rest. Ordered margherita pizza and homemade ravioli with bolognese sauce. The flavor of the ravioli was good but it was served lukewarm. The pizza was mid. More like generic cheese pizza than Margherita. There was very little that was authentic Italian. The balsamic vinegar in a bottle at the table was very very runny. I won’t ever go back.

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  12. BarryS

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Chianti Cucina is a good local Italian restaurant. There are two contiguous dining rooms. Tables are close together which creates a level of energy, but the noise level is very high. They have installed sound absorbing panels in the ceiling, but the hard tile floor is very reflective and intimate conversations are difficult. Menu is good and food is good but not exceptional. Wine list is limited and overpriced. Wait staff is courteous and well trained. I was there with a party of four, we had a tough time carrying on a conversation until it got later and some of the noise makers went home.

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  13. RealtyChick

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service is great, but recently, I was disappointed on two different evenings with the meals. The salmon was dry and overcooked one time, and the other time the same with the steak. I'm very disappointed but I'm hopeful that another try would be better.

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  14. Cece

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wanted other able not on bar. I know it is as Christmas Eve so busy. Cold by windows. All else great! Super waitress

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  15. novatoDen

    Portland

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was very good not only for Novato but all of Marin County. I haven’t been here since the pandemic and glad I tried it with another couple. They are seasoned experts in restaurants through the state. They mentioned that Chianti Cucina was one of the best.

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  16. RenateK

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    No matter which dish we order it is never a disappointment, always excellent. I will always recommend this restaurant to friends and acquaintances. By the way, the wine glass pour is also very generous.. keep it up..

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  17. SteveS

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    First time here and busy holiday season. Kitchen was quite slow, probably 1 to 2 star . Our server was fine but she can’t deliver what’s not prepared. Two plus hours for 4 of us to eat without dessert or coffee. May return once more with hopes of something more efficient .

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  18. COLCAL

    San Francisco

    121 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Novato, by far. We’ve always had a wonderful meal and excellent service here. Their crab cakes were delicious and we love their carpaccio! Will be back again soon. It’s a “local” place with outstanding food!!!

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  19. localinthehood

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Nice ambience as usual but when we looked up and saw the blackened panels from the vent it was disappointing. They take away from the rest of the warm decor. Very easy fix.

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  20. GilbertC

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were surprised that the restaurant was quite busy for a Monday night…pleasant surprise. The food was delicious and service was very attentive.

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  21. Bobbert

    Memphis/West TN

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had reservations for an early dinner but were shown to the worst table in the house, a two top next to an area where people sit temporarily while waiting for their tables. The restaurant was nearly empty. We asked for a different table and were seated at a much better one but were told we only had an hour. We rushed to order, rushed through our meal, and did not order wine or dessert. We were first timers at this restaurant and did not feel welcome. It is not likely we will return.

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  22. AcunaE

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Not enough waiters ! Our food was delicious, but 2 of my guests had to wait for their meal ( got the wrong order). When I got my bill, they charged me an extra meal ( had to tell them to fix it)… Overall they need to focus on hiring extra staff (our waitress didn’t check enough to see if we were ok).

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Four of us celebrating anniversaries had the most enjoyable meal together ever! Two of us had fish and two had Chicken ! The food was prepared and presented perfectly! The service was excellent! We will certainly return for another delicious meal and will tell my friends about this amazing find! Cheers!🌷

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  24. AnnaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had eggplant lasagna and it was ultimate delicious comfort food. Dining room was very cozy and fellow diners seemed very satisfied. Waiting staff was very attentive.

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  25. GrahamB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We arrived at Chianti Cuisine and were immediately shown to our table. The noise level was very loud as the dining room was full. The service was very efficient and friendly. Our food came out quickly and was delicious. One of our party wasn’t happy with his fish which was overdone. The chef remade the dish right away and it was done perfectly. We all enjoyed it especially when some of the tables left and the room became quieter.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, delicious dinner, comfortable table near cozy fire…

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  27. BrianG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    food and service is always great here (: chicken parm is the best !

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  28. JessG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Irene is absolutely fabulous as well as all the other attentive employees. We always have the best time and most wonderful food every time we go! Aloha

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  29. SaulC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My son and I had a nice dinner. I had lasagna he had bolognese. Nice setting they have a fireplace

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  30. sylviah

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food and service. Noise level needs improvement. Thanks

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  31. StephenL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Small tables were more intimate, but we found the lounge style seating more comfortable.

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  32. IMACHER

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always a great place to dine. Excellent staff who are always willing to accommodate changes.

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  33. Darla

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious. Best calamari steak I ever had.

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  34. vmg1

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We moved out of the area 10 years ago, but Chianti was always a favorite. Decided to make the trip to Novato last night and it was exactly as we remembered.. friendly, welcoming, great food and wine. Delightful!

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  35. Rama

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Satisfying classic Italian with gluten free options for both pasta and pizza. Great service. Easy night out without the fuss. Large pours on above average wines. Good vibe.

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  36. JamesM

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great experience at Chianti Cucina. The food was outstanding! Very busy this night, but service was terrific

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  37. KevinW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time at dinner. It was busy but still had great service. The food was nice and hot and delicious. Also has a great wine list. Can’t wait to go back.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delicious food and great service! We eat there for every family occasion or like tonight a special date with my grandson.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, great meal and atmosphere. My husband and I are always happy with our experience at Chianti.

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  40. my2cents4dining

    San Francisco

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My friend and I ate in the outdoor courtyard patio that we did not even know existed. We had splits of refreshing sparkling wine with delicious pasta vongole in a sauce that goes so well with their bread. We shared a Caesar salad with anchovies and it was a very good meal. The cost with tip was $136. The service was good, the food was cooked to request, and the portion sizes were generous.

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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 4.5 stars by 865 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 5 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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