Formaggio Taverna & Patio - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova
Whether you choose to treat the Formaggio as a pit-stop between a shopping excursion or to use it as the backdrop to a speedy business lunch, the express lunch menu at Formaggio is an ideal choice providing sumptuous relaxed Italian cuisine.
Food and service were great!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Incredible folks and service. Just amazing, I really mean it. Best hotel restaurant ever, believe me , I know hotel restaurants
Terrible service. Had a set menu for NYE without any options for vegetarian or pescatarian.
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!
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.
The tradition of the Smith family Christmas dinner was enjoyed here for the 8th year. We shall continue!!
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!
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.
Tried the Italian Paella It was amazing!
Excellent service and waiter, most everything was pretty tasty :)
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. ☺️
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.
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.
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.
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.
We wanted a quiet place to talk and they sat us at a table in a separate room. Worked out great for us.
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
A little overpriced for a bowl of oatmeal
Really friendly service
These BBQ ribs were awesome... considering I am not in Texas and that this is not a smoke house
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!
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.
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.
Our group had a wonderful time and delicious dishes at the restaurant. Our waiter was amazing and very attentive.
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.
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!
Was magnificent nice good vibes
Nice thanksgiving meal with friends. Jordan A was really sweet and helpful.
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!
Prime Rib was just okay, I have had better here in the past. The Fish was obviously not fresh and for the price was sub-par. Sides were okay as was the salad bar. Deserts were terrible!
Thanksgiving dinner was first-rate. The food was prepared well and very savory, the portions were good and the server was friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable. I would definitely return here for another Thanksgiving meal. Highly recommended!
Food was excellent! The ambience was good but could be better. Our server was Carson, very nice guy and great server.
Great service, the food is always good and I love the changing menu. Whenever we get a night to ourselves this is our favorite spot!
not bad but it would be nice if there was more separation between the bar area and the dining area
Formaggio Taverna & Patio - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova is rated 3.8 stars by 150 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.