Formaggio Taverna & Patio - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova

3.8
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$30 and under
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Italian
Formaggio Taverna and Patio is Rancho Cordova’s favorite retreat for spirited Italian food and drinks in a warm and welcoming taverna setting. Located inside the Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, Formaggio is the perfect place to see and be seen, whether it's dining in the 128-seat dining room, or lounging around by the pool sipping a glass of Pinot Grigio. The vibrant dining room boasts a bustling handcrafted wood bar with an Italian marble top—setting the tone for a vibrant happy hour scene. Enjoy the Sacramento sunshine on our poolside patio which has plenty of plush lounge seating for all of your friends. Formaggio is open Daily 6:30am - 11:00 PM. Bar Open Late on Weekends

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.

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Mon 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM
Tue 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Thu 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Fri 11:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:00PM

What 140 People Are Saying
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.8
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
3.5
value
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HD
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
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!

VR
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.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Tried the Italian Paella It was amazing!

OT
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

A
San Francisco
15 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. ☺️

h
Sacramento
21 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.

CS
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.

CB
Salt Lake City
17 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.

OT
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.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Overpriced

E
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.

T
Toronto
261 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

RA
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

A little overpriced for a bowl of oatmeal

RA
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really friendly service

RA
San Francisco
44 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

DA
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!

GM
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.

BA
Tahoe
12 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.

CW
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.

L
Sacramento
10 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
1 review
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!

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Was magnificent nice good vibes

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

DS
Chicago
3 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

MT
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

TM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent! The ambience was good but could be better. Our server was Carson, very nice guy and great server.

SB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

m
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

not bad but it would be nice if there was more separation between the bar area and the dining area

k
Sacramento
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Located inside Mariott Hotel. From pictures and review I read a few years ago I assumed this would be an impressive gourmet venue to dine plus I usually can depend on Open Table recommendations. Met my friend for breakfast/lunch at 11:am. No one at reservation desk. We waited and talked for about 5 minutes until someone offered to seat us. I said I had reservations. Never asked my name which I finally volunteered as we were being seated. One other person in restaurant. We were told they stopped serving breakfast at 11am. but we might able to order breakfast...if we wanted...we did! My cauliflower omelet was okay other than the cheese sauce tasted much like melted Velveeta. It came with hash browns that were not great. A piece of fruit or other garnish would have been a nice touch! My friend had the All American which was probably the better choice! She said it was good! Both were pricey considering our surroundings. Perhaps the dinner experience might be more as expected....but I won't return to find out! Fromaggio definitely did not live up to its website expectations.
Our server - Rolin - was efficient, brought catsup and hot sauce, and left two carafes of coffee - one regular and one decaf - on our table!

E
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious, but cocktails left a bit to be desired. Also country music is not a personal fave, but was wrong for the venue.

s
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately, we were never even waited on once we arrived at the restaurant. Waited many minutes at the front desk to be seated, then when someone other than the hostess showed up he did not know where the book was to log in our Open Table reservation. We waited close to 20 minutes at the table and when no one showed up, not even a bus person with water, we decided to leave. Its really too bad, as the restaurant is close to our home and we are Marriott Reward members, so very disappointing to be sure. Star ratings for food are not accurate, but I can't send without putting something

OT
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I was looking for something outside and this fit the bill. Dinner poolside very nice

FS
Sacramento
44 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall3food1service3ambience1

Lisa was our server and was very pleasant. We were a party of 4 and ordered two pizzas. Undoubtedly, one of the worst pizzas I’ve ever had.

Service has always been an issue here and it always takes along time to get a drink from the bar. We will be back but it will probably be another three or fours years. There are too many other good restaurants to eat and spend your money.

MT
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My 3rd time dining here. Consistantly good food, well-portioned, served very artisticly. Good wait staff, might need to be reminded more than once, but overall, a very pleasant dining experience.

KC
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was fantastic; after a salad and amazing hot bread, I had blackened salmon over creamy pasta and my wife had spaghetti bolognese. Our server; Lisa, was extremely pleasant, made great suggestions and provided outstanding service.

PT
Sacramento
57 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Food was cold and not good value. Most restaurants in Marriott Hotels is quite good. This was not up to standard. Disappointing.

OT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

To expensive, I'd go to Ruth Crisp in Roseville, .ca for the price I payed at Marriott's Formaggio

JM
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice restaurant. Friendly & courteous staff. Excellent food, but a bit pricey.

MT
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional food for a hotel location. Great service, attentive staff.

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