Chianti Cucina - Novato
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.
The service was outstanding. Our waitress had a great personality, attentive and very knowledgeable about the dishes. Wish I could remember the name of our waitress and give her kudos!!!
We both had the risotto which was done perfectly. Being allergic to shrimp they were happy to instead add sausage and mushrooms. Yummy with a healthy portion as well.
The staff was Amazing. Friendly and knowledgeable.
My boyfriend and I went there on New Year’s Eve for a nice dinner before our outing . It was our first time and let me say this place was amazing! The staff are very welcoming me polite , the ambiance is romantic with dim lighting and the food was delicious! We will definitely be back
This restaurant was just ok. The service was very slow and not because of a busy place. The restaurant was about at 60% capacity but our party waited over 20 minutes before we were ask what we would like to drink. We waited another 30 minutes just place our order off of a very weak menu. Overall, not impressed.
Over and over and over again. We are never disappointed with Chianti Cucina. It can serve as a romantic dinner for two or a family style setting if needed. Food, service and selection are all top notch. We have been eating here for years and will continue.
Thanks Chianti Cucina!
The food was excellent. The Linguini con Vongole is something I order often here. The ambience is quite romantic.
Chianti Cucina never disappoints at a reasonable price. It is our go-to place for date night.
We had the tomato lobster soup which was outstanding and something I’ve never tried before. The seafood risotto was loaded with shrimp, clams, and scallops in light seafood cream sauce matched perfect with the Arborio rice. Great service and reasonably priced. We had a wonderful evening
Cucina is always a reliable place when you want italian/European foods. Dishes are well made, nicely presented and service is friendly and prompt.
The food and service was outstanding! We will be back soon!
Waitress forgot our salad. Then won’ted to bring it after dinner and put it in a box to take home. We just told her take it off our bill
Ne er disappointed at this restaurant. Excellent, fresh food...homemade noodles and sauce. Great service....a neighborhood gem.
Great to be back for dinner!
Good, fresh, well prepared authentic Italian food.
Date night with my wife! Amazing!!
Delicious!!! As always.
As a regular patron over the years, I am usually quite satisfied with everything on the menu, however, my recent experience was disappointing. I ordered the ribeye steak and got maybe two bites of it. The rest of the steak was mostly gristle or fat. Not what I would expect of this restaurant. I would not recommend the steak to anyone. Service was stellar as usual. Friendly and courteous staff.
As always, everything was great- food and staff. Some of the best food in town.
Food was delicious
Restaurant was nice and cozy. They were closing little earlier then their actual time because of covid 19 may be that’s why it felt like they were hurrying everything. Food was good
A truly exceptional meal. The Caesar salad is delicately flavored and well balanced. I had the salmon special with a lemon wine cream sauce and capers. The salmon was perfect with a lovely flavorful crisp crust. The cheese polenta is amazing! The chicken piccata is the best I've had in years! All of the dishes being served to neighboring tables looked tasty and were clearly well received. I'd go back every night if I could!!!
The food was superb and the service was outstanding.
Love this restaurant- go at least once a month😋 The food is delicious always!
Great place and great food.
This is by far the best restaurant in Novato. We moved to this area about a year and a half ago and haven't found much in the way of local eateries that we want to have dinner at. We have now found it! It felt like we were back in NYC in Little Italy!
We started with carpaccio, which was delicious. Next coming to our table was veal saltimbocca (one of my favorites) and linguini with clams (a favorite of my husband). Both were beyond what we hoped for! My veal was accompanied by polenta, creamy and heavenly, and sauteed veggies that were still crisp and done perfectly. We would have thought we were back in Little Italy, except the food was served by a lovely young woman instead of "thrown" at us by brusque Italian men. Our dessert was a ricotta/pistachio pie that was delicious and lovely to look at. The strawberries and blueberries that garnished it were the best we've had in a long time. There was attention to every detail!
We're thrilled to have discovered Chianti Cucina and can't wait to go back!
By far the BEST restaurant in Marin County. I have been here over 20 times. Never have I been disappointed.
The owners are super nice and personable.
The Risotto is delicious!!
Pasta and Pizzas are excellent.🍕🍝
No problem with the parking as there’s always tons of room.
Make sure you make a reservation as it gets very popular.
Don’t miss out on this gem!!!😎
All the waitresses were awesome as well as the back waiters. Chicken farm was fabulous!
The dining room this evening was pretty busy and a bit challenging to hear my table mate, but it also felt very cozy and friendly. Service was fast and efficient. We each enjoyed our food - cannelloni and linguini alle vongole - and our wine selections as well. LOVE the fireplace!
A GREAT local restaurant! Happy to have it in Novato.
Arrived promptly, asked to taste a wine and was brought a serving so small I called it a sniff. The waitress then proceeded to make us feel pressured to order, then eat, then leave. Food was reasonable but the restaurant is cutting corners.
I won't be back.
As usual loved the food and service. Thank you Chianti!
Food is always delicious ! Love this place. Only request is that the bread be served with softened butter. It comes hard and difficult to spread
Valentines dinner. Exceptional service and food quality.
Always delicious. Love their chicken Parmesan
Hi, we have been to your restaurant a number of times...have nothing but praise for the waitresses and food.
We love this restaurant. Great wine list and great food and friendly and efficient staff. Always a treat.
We arrived at 5:30 to a near empty restaurant and were shown to the worst table in the place. We politely requested a different table and after a much too long consultation with the host, were told that, no, we will not seat you in one of the twenty empty tables. If we hadn't been with our 79 year-old mother, we would have left. As we predicted, at least one of the decent tables stayed empty throughout our two hour meal. Restaurants are more about hospitality than food. The staff at this restaurant needs to be better trained in customer service.
We haven’t been to Chianti Cucina in several years. We were pleasantly surprised!!!
Ambiance was great, service warm, welcoming and attentive. Food top notch- even the vegetables were spectacular.
Will certainly return often!!!
We have a lot of dietary restrictions and chianti was so accommodating. Good food, good atmosphere, and good wine made for a wonderful evening!
The food here is consistently delicious. We go here often.
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 757 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.