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Chianti Cucina - Novato

4.5
4.5
771 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 7 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

    None

  • Additional

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

What 771 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
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Marin

    Best Service

  • Marin

    Best Value

  • Marin

    Notable Wine List

  • Marin

    Special Occasion

  • Marin

    Italian

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  1. MM

    MaryM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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.
  2. CN

    CoryN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    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!
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. RL

    RickL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Exceeded expectations
  7. 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
  8. JM

    JohnM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always great
  9. LJ

    LynetteJ

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Friendly staff. Great local place.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. JP

    JudyP

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 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.
  13. MD

    MichaelD

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was great. I would say that my steak was under done but still edible and very flavorful. I can never understand why it is so hard to cook a steak to the requested degree. I have no problem doing it on my home grill and find it very easy to cook a steak to the degree someone has asked for. All aside, I highly recommend dining at Chianti Cucina.
  14. k

    kena

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food as always!
  15. PT

    PattiT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All was good. We ate in the patio area. It was a cold day but the patio was warm and protected. The staff was very attentive and pleasant. Food excellent. Would recommend.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Really great people, good food , nice place - we really enjoy it here
  17. E

    Enthusiastic

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our evening there, but were having some trouble with the noise level. It seemed noisier than we remembered it. The food was delicious and our waitress very attentive and pleasant.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food1service5ambience5
    My steak was over cooked and quite bland, other than that everything else was exceptional
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. This is my third time there and I have not been disappointed yet. Servers were a delight. I highly recommend.
  20. R

    Raguyou

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant is one of our favorites. We took our friends there for the first time and came from Petaluma. This restaurant can compete with any of the more highly touted restaurants in Petaluma. Actually they exceeded some of those. Our friends loved it. The menu has something for everyone. We ordered up for a full four course meal. Started with calamari appetizer. Opened our reserve bottle of Wilson Zin reserve. Charged us $20 for the corkage which was perfectly fine. Next was the cabenara pasta cooked to perfection, followed by four split caesar salads and our main dinner entries of calamari steak and chicken piccata. Plenty of food with healthy portions. Highly recommend this restaurant. We will be back again and again!
  21. M

    Manchild

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food, good neighborhood atmosphere at a fair price. It's my "go-to" restaurant for dining with friends and family.
  22. M

    Marinish

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my daughter's 17th birthday celebration with the grandparents. We had a lovely time, the food was delicious, the service was excellent. Thank you so much!
  23. j

    joanc

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Warm and cozy atmosphere, delicious food and friendly staff.
  24. MW

    MichaelW

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service. It was very full when we were there so a bit noisy.
  25. G

    Gieb

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Salmon Picatta was delicious. The Ravioli in tomato cream sauce was exquisite we will definitely go back to Chianti Cucina next time we visit Novato
  26. l

    luvthefood

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Since we discovered Chianti we have had 4 birthday celebration and 3 Mothers day celebration and the food was excellent. Great place for dinner and large groups. Try it you will love it!!
  27. L

    Linda

    Central Coast

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, great service, and cozy ambiance! Great neighborhood restaurant!
  28. JE

    JayEye

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This restaurant is in a non-descript building and easy to overlook. However, the interior was charming, warm and comfortable. The food reminds me of the dishes from the Italian restaurants I frequented when growing up in New York. The portions are generous and the prices, reasonable. I highly recommend Cucina Chianti if you're looking for traditionally prepared Italian food!
  29. MA

    MARKS

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic over all!
  30. JP

    JudyP

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Daughter’s birthday
  31. JU

    JasonU

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal at Chianti - always a treat food and service is great, a true neighborhood gem!
  32. CD

    CarlD

    Denver

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Their outdoor dining is great and surprisingly uncrowded. Very good service and food.
  33. MV

    MarceloV

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, excellent service , elegant ambiance, Morgan is the best hostess ever.
  34. K

    Kari

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here often and are never disappointed. There are many choices and the service is excellent.
  35. HJ

    HeidiJ

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    The food was good, not great; service was also good. Our main complaint was the temperature; we were cold the entire meal and may of of the patrons ate with their coats on. I think they had a back door open to access additional seating, but if they need to do that they should offer lap rugs.
  36. KC

    KirkC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  37. PO

    PeterO

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    The staff was Amazing. Friendly and knowledgeable.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  39. MH

    MarcusH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    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.
  40. P

    Psychnurse

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!

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 771 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 7 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

    None

  • 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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