Formaggio Taverna & Patio - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova

3.8
156 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Formaggio Taverna and Patio is Rancho Cordova’s hidden gem for light Italian food and drinks in a warm and welcoming taverna setting. Located inside the Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, Formaggio is the perfect place to enjoy a craft cocktail on our private outdoor trellis or cozy up in a booth with glass of wine. Staying in town for a staycation? Lounge around by the pool and sip on your favorite local craft beer. The vibrant dining room boasts a bustling handcrafted wood bar with an Italian marble top—setting the tone for some of California's favorite wines . Formaggio is open Tuesday-Saturday 5PM - 9PM.

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3.9
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

This restaurant had poor service. When I asked for utensils , they never arrived. Tables were not set . We had different servers came out to the patio to serve us. It was strange given we were the only customer there at 6pm. Still service was poor

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vipTedinEDH
Sacramento
23 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Kathy is an awesome server, Greg is a great bartender. Every time we visit, Kathy makes it special! The Scampi with Angel Hair is great. Just wish you had the full menu.

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SD102015
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Too noisy, kids from the pool running in and out. Food was the same thing I could get in the freezer at a local grocery store.

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TimothyH
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The menu was very limited. We had the scampi and salmon salad. Both were delicious! I would go again. Hopefully, the menu will expand as the restrictions on dining lessen.

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teachevery1
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Service was great, but the food, not so good. I expected something better than average hotel restaurant quality because of the description on Open Table. The food was sub-par hotel food, which is okay only if you don't want to leave the facility to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were great!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The service and time between ordering and getting food needs improvement! We ordered at 7:35, and didn’t get our appetizers until 1 hour later!! We also had to check on the status of our drinks twice.

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SunnyD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience1

The server was great and accommodating. The food could be improved at the prices listed on the menu. The presentation and taste of the food is cafeteria style.

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vipMikeb
Sacramento
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Went for a Valentine’s Day Date Night. Worst experience ever. Food was cold, small, and unpalatable. Spent close to $200 for something that was a horrible experience. Customer service was bad too. They bring us out a bowl of soup and do not bring us a spoon for nearly 15 min. The waiter totally ignored us, we asked the host to get us a spoon. Then the waiter comes by and asks how is your delicious food? I laughed and said it was fine. The only thing that was actually good (because it was hot, like an entree is supposed to be!) was the free meatballs that the chef outside gave us. It was honestly the best thing we had. The drinks were gross too! The bartenders couldn’t mix ice in water. They were terrible. I would never go here again. The only reason my wife and I had a good time, was because we were laughing on how bad the food was and we would have had a better meal at in and out!

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Jfbuf
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had to spend a few nights in Sacramento and was looking for a nice quiet nice dinner. It was very nice, the food was very good and the service was excellent.

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IanP
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

First Italian restaurant that says they have no pasta. No steak and no gelato!!!! Waiter brought me the bill while I was still eating without even asking if I wanted anything else. Don’t go there unless you only want a drink by the pool.

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SamuelH
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible folks and service. Just amazing, I really mean it. Best hotel restaurant ever, believe me , I know hotel restaurants

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AmberO
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service. Had a set menu for NYE without any options for vegetarian or pescatarian.

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LillianD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Made a reservation for two on Christmas Day at 6:30pm. We had to wait an additional 15 to 20 minutes to be seated. The service staff as very short. Finally, after waiting another 15-20 minutes, we were waited on. We tried ordering what we had selected in advance, and were told that has been sold out and replaced with other non-comparable substitutes. We were looking forward to a prime rib dinner. Instead, I got a small piece of salmon covered with couscous drenched with American Cheese sauce and my husband got a slice of top sirloin with worcestershire sauce and mashed potatoes. The winter salad was very anemic looking and the dessert table leaves a lot to be desired.

We had dined at this same place for Mother's Day and the food and ambiance was wonderful!

JM
JoelM
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I must say I was truly disappointed with the quality of food and service levels for Christmas Day. We arrived around 5:30 pm and they were already out of two menu options. The quality of food was just ok, members of my party ate their meals but did not feel the pricing was in line with the quality. I waited a long time to have my entree plate removed before taking dessert. Our party did enjoy the dessert bar.

DH
DirtyHarriet
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tradition of the Smith family Christmas dinner was enjoyed here for the 8th year. We shall continue!!

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HeatherDoss
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had never been to Formaggio Taverna & Patio when I made the choice to throw my best friends surprise birthday party here so I really ran the risk of the event not being as amazing as I had hoped, but WOW let me tell you, not only was the food absolutely delicious, the incredible service and helpfulness of the staff had me non stop smiling the entire evening. From the moment I arrived two hours ahead of time to set up the table, the staff assisted me in every aspect and their willingness to be accommodating to both myself and all 13 of my other guests truly made this a night to remember. I will definitely be back here many more times to come. My best friend's birthday was PERFECT and she fell in love with this wonderful restaurant as well. Thank you so much Formaggio Taverna for really coming through with phenomenal ambiance, dining, and customer service!

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VelR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The hostess at 4:45 pm wasn't very friendly. She yelled at me from near the bar inside the restaurant can I help you? I was standing at the hostess desk waiting to be seated. The hostess working when I left was very helpful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tried the Italian Paella It was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Excellent service and waiter, most everything was pretty tasty :)

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vipAlice
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this little gem. Food consistently good, service excellent and great atmosphere. Would like to see some of my favorites back on the menu like the mushroom risotto and the roasted chicken. ☺️

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viphazzard
Sacramento
22 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We had lunch and ordered the shrimp salad and I asked if it was a wedge salad or if it was a regular salad and they told me it was regular cut up iceberg lettuce. when they serve the salad there was just 1/2 a head of iceberg lettuce dropped on a plate with shrimp dropped on top. it was served with ranch dressing which was so watery it was like water, yucky. There was 4 tables seated at the restaurant and two waiters but it took forever to get our drinks and our lunch. I absolutely will not eat at this restaurant again.

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CoreyS
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This is twice in the last month my family & I have visited this restaurant for brunch. The food & ambiance were fine although the food is pricier than it should be in my opinion. What is lacking is the sense of urgency by the staff. On both occasions, although there were what appeared to be several employees working, it took them more than 10 minutes just to bring us coffee & water.

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vipCBSB
Salt Lake City
21 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

We had a large party and our server was trying to accommodate us, but the restaurant and the bar is clearly understaffed. The pizza was okay, the spaghetti and meatballs were terrible and everything is quite expensive for what you get. We ordered room service one morning and the poached eggs were basically raw and inedible. On a positive note, we ate here again for lunch during because we were staying at the hotel and the Fromaggio burger was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

For at least the past four years this restaurant has done an amazing Mother’s Day brunch buffet, this year they did not do a buffet although it was listed as a buffet brunch on open table.
The food was average at best, the service was incredibly slow, and the restaurant was not full.
This was an extremely disappoint experience in comparison to past years, we will not eat there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Overpriced

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Eater
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted a quiet place to talk and they sat us at a table in a separate room. Worked out great for us.

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vipTank2k
Toronto
268 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Nice dinner, asked for a modification on the main course and it seemed like a big deal to not have a starch. Wine selection was excellent, would try again

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RicardoA
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A little overpriced for a bowl of oatmeal

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RicardoA
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly service

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RicardoA
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

These BBQ ribs were awesome... considering I am not in Texas and that this is not a smoke house

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DAVMAC
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience2

This was a very unpleasant experience. They had a prix fixe menu that was very expensive and only mediocre food -- almost $200 for my wife and I. It should have been about $120-$130. An Italian-named restaurant should know the difference between linguini and fettuccine noodles but they apparently don't. When I called the waiter on the variation from what the menu said, he tried to convince me that the chef tries experimenting and the fettucini really was linguini. He also told me they ran out of bread before our 7 pm reservation. Duh!

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GusM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Unfortunately it was my first time so I did not order enough to judge the food. The service and the environment was good so based off of that I would come back.

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BessieAlane
Tahoe
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is a Motel restaurant. I stuck to a really good sounding appetizer which was the meatballs with bacon over polenta. It did take care of my appetite. Not as good as I was hoping, but still good. They did bring me a real good garlic buns that went well with the oil and vinegar if one chooses. I may venture into other parts of their menu when I stay again.

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CathleenW
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group had a wonderful time and delicious dishes at the restaurant. Our waiter was amazing and very attentive.

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Luv2getwaitedon
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Happy New Year!
My neighbor and I decided to have a nice New Year's Eve dinner at Formaggio. From the time we checked in, everyone was so kind and welcoming. The waiter was terrific. The food was GREAT! And it was lively enough to be fun, but not loud like some restaurants where you have to shout across the table to be heard.
We had a lovely time! And I've always enjoyed every meal I've had at Formaggio.

LD
LillianD
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love the ease of making a reservation on Open Table. It was Christmas Day, and very hard finding a place to go at the last minute. We had planned on having a family get together, however; the weather spoiled that plan.
So glad we found Formaggio at the Ranch Cordova Marriott!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was magnificent nice good vibes

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice thanksgiving meal with friends. Jordan A was really sweet and helpful.

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DonnaS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Formaggio should be ashamed of the “Thanksgiving Dinner” they served. They falsely advertised that they would serve a special Thanksgiving Meal. No real carved turkey; no stuffing; no cranberry sauce; no sweet potato pie.
This was a rip-off. Please correct!
Thank you

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Formaggio Taverna & Patio - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova is rated 3.8 stars by 156 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.

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