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Formaggio Taverna & Patio - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova

3.6
103 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation


Breakfast: Daily: 6:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Lunch: Daily: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dinner: Daily: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Phone number
(916) 267-6755
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
Large banquet and catering space available within the hotel
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Folsom Blvd.
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Parking details
Complimentary self-parking.
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Public transit
Light-rail stop located just across Folsom Blvd.
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Entertainment
We have 2 HD TV's above our bar and a large HD projection screen outside on our patio.
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Weekly Dinner Specials

Easter, Thanksgiving, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas

Sports specials - World Series, SuperBowl, etc
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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 103 People Are Saying
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3.6  based on recent ratings
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3.8
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3.6
ambience
3.3
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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vipMcmdkdd (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Very slow in delivery of food. Wait staff was very good and nice but kitchen is way too slow

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
3.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Went for an early dinner on January 12 as we were seeing the medium, John Edward's, show later that evening. We had to wait for someone to seat us as there was only the bartender and 1 wait staff. The restaurant was not busy, but we waited 45 minutes for our food, which was only partly warm by the time we finally got it. Overall, the food was good (we had the power lunch which was skirt steak, French fries, salad, soup and a root beer float for $22) and worth the price, but it rated only 3 stars since everything was only lukewarm. I would have given more stars if the food was piping hot. Although there was an event at the hotel that night, the restaurant was understaffed and the bartender ended up being our wait staff so we really didn't get the service we expected, but he was friendly when interacting with us.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

We enjoyed our Christmas Dinner....very much.....My wife and I had a wonderful Christmas Eve Dinner with our Children and Grandkiddos....and then decided to find a fun place for a quiet ...nice Christmas Dinner together......We found it!

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Brian960 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Service was excellent and staff was very friendly. Our waitress was awesome. Cristina on Christmas night. Prime Rib with sides was great...I brought my 84yo mother, she was a bit chilly, we did get seated near the pizza oven, so I know the staff did the best they could to accommodate Mom. Would I visit again? Absolutely!

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Decent holiday meal at a fair price. Could have been a bit more upscale considering it was Christmas day. Food was good, service could have been a bit better.

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bg1477 (Sacramento)
2.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner at $45.00 per person - I am being generous when I say the prime rib served was 1/8" thick. The taste was ok but seriously 45.00 for about 2 ounces of prime rib? The dessert bar was not impressive. Apple streusel was horrid. Peel on golden del apples in cinnamon goo with brown sugar sprinkled on top. Ick! Highly disappointed. We frequent restaurant for Friday Night prime rib and have not had this bad of portions before. Won't repeat Christmas Dinner or any 'special occasion' at the Formaggio.

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Lucia (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

This is not an Italian restataunt although it has some Italian dishes.

Food was very good with large portions.

Service was exceptional.

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MariaDonna (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

It was our first time to dine in this place. I like the ambiance, the service was very good. Our server was very attentive.

I will recommend this place for special occasion or even just for a regular dine in.

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vipBrenda (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

Great for breakfast! I had a yummy omelet with crisp bacon just the way I like it. My male server couldn’t have been nicer.

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Nance (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 30, 2017

We had a very nice person waiting on us and enjoyed the meal though the menu was rather limited. It was lovely looking out at the pool and the waterfalls which helped to drown out the sound of the cars going by on Folsom Blvd and Sunrise Blvd.

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vipBrenda (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Large potions at dinner. Chicken Parmesan was great!

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on September 1, 2017

Our server Kathy was incredible, as was the food. Everything we ordered was fresh and extremely delicious. We had the crostini, my husband had the cippino, and I had the halibut. Our salads were beautiful and composed of watermelon and tomato. Dishes you cannot find on an every day menu. I cannot believe we have not been there before, but we will definitely be going again, soon! Even though we were on a date, there were families there and there were several kid friendly options. So next time it will be a family night!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
2.0  Dined on August 21, 2017

The bread was stale and the food was ok. Nice waiter. Ate outside where a girl at the table next to us was really loud. That combined with getting stung by a bee and going to the ER made for a really bad dinner.

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vipAlice (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2017

This little restaurant is very nice, welcoming and comfortable. Peaceful ambiance. My meals have always been quite yummy!! The staff are terrific!

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flyingfoodie (Edmonton)
5.0  Dined on July 24, 2017

Delicious food, awesome service!

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on June 11, 2017

Expensive hotel food, but nothing special about it. Good one-time experience, but won't return.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
1.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

I can not even begin to tell you how disappointed I was with the meal, the room and the price. The only saving grace was the wait staff. They were absolutely lovely and accommodating. The food room was cavernous and dark with food stations spread all over the place and made no sense, completely lacking in charm and warmth. The eggs benedict were drizzled with 3-4 drops of hollandaise sauce and frigid. The artichoke salad did not have any flavor. The pitchers of dressing looked like a chuck wagon presentation. The desserts were awful, the tiny cupcakes looked like something I could get at WalMart. The fruit salad, presented on a dessert table (odd), was spectacular, very ripe and wonderful fruit. The sushi area was disorganized and mislabeled. Some officious character with an Ipad was walking around not sure why, but questioned one of my guests who the champagne was for. He did not add to the ambience and the room felt like a chicken dinner conference room. I was expecting some kind of restaurant style. I was expecting some kind of cost differential for those of us who do not drink (2 at my table) and there was no option on the on line reservation (though I doubt much of the 47 dollars went to the champagne). The roast beef was delicious, the almond encrusted fish dish was unspectacular and I only tasted almonds. Even the server was surprised at what I did not eat on my first plate. I am not a food waster, but yours was mostly unpalatable and unpleasureable. I will not do another Easter brunch with you, but hardly think I am in a position to comment on the restaurant since I was not in it. Perhaps it is lovely, but my experience on Easter Sunday was dismal and very much not worth the expense. I am embarrassed I had two guests who were at a loss to comment given they were my guests, but clearly as disappointed as I was.

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vipKewCan2 (St. Louis)
2.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

Very disappointed that they intentionally discourage lone diners, which is kind of dumb being a hotel restaurant. You can reserve a table for two, but if you try to reserve for one, "no tables are available". No worries. Plenty of other great restaurants nearby who welcome solo diners.

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SK25 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

We got a private room which was worth it. Food when came (one person had to wait longest) was great. Hotel did offer a complimentary beverage for waiting long.

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Charlotte (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2016

My husband I were alone for Christmas this year and I was ill so we decided to go out. We saw a sign at the Marriott advertising their Christmas menu and decided to give it a try. The restaurant is part of the bar but set up in a cozy fashion. The food had a limited menu but we knew this ahead of time. The meals were over the top tasty, our waitress was very friendly. We would do this again in a heartbeat.

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vipFeinschmecker (Portland)
4.0  Dined on December 20, 2016

We had pork shanks, wich were OK. A bit dry. Wine selection could be better, but prices are OK. While I won't avoid this place in the future, I also won't go out of my way to revisit.

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vipJuju (Sacramento)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2016

Hadn't been for a while because my last visit was during summer on the patio. Too many families with kids running around made dinner unpleasant. So, decided to give it another try and I'm glad I did. Winter hours and no kids, quiet dinner for 2 and the service and food was very good. Will definitely return, but maybe not during summer or on the patio.

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vipAlice (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 24, 2016

Christina 1 and Christina 2.

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vipMcmdkdd (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on August 4, 2016

Service was so so and untimely that it ruined the entire experience. Waited almost 60 minutes for salads. Soup arrived so lukewarm it was cold. Management needs to to better planning for staffing so they are adequate to service the restaurant. You would have never known we has reservations

Very, very disappointing

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LindaS (Sacramento)
1.0  Dined on June 25, 2016

I took my husband and my son's family for a belated fathers' day breakfast. We checked in and decided we wanted to sit outside which was ok. My son decided he wanted the buffet so we all followed his lead. The buffet had potatoes, sausage, bacon, French toast and fruit. Then there was the omelet station. At that time there were already two in line and my group would have made 7. The line blocked the way in and out of the kitchen so we had to keep moving out of the way. My husband complained about the time it would take to get the rest of our breakfast and was told by the hostess that they only have one guy working. After about 5 minutes we all went back to our table. My son did go back in to get scrambled eggs for his wife and then returned again with an omelet. We were all disappointed in the breakfast. The potatoes, sausage, French toast, and bacon were barely warm. The charge for the buffet was $16.50 per person. I have had better breakfast buffets that were included with the price of the room at other hotels. I don't mind paying $16.50 for brunch if the food and service was worth it. All of us were very disappointed. We will not go back.

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vipAgagag (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 16, 2016

Fantastic restaurant in the Marriott. Typically I avoid hotel restaurants, but we tried it and also redeemed a free bruschetta coupon from Yelp. The bruschetta was to die for, the pizzas were great and so was the pasta. Service was really good. We had two vegans in our group and our waitress was very kind and helped them customize some meals, and they were very happy too. The creme brulee was super amazing and it still brings back good memories!

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TyAnna (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on May 8, 2016

The Mother's Day Brunch was out of sight and well worth the $45. However, despite having a 12:15 reservation my party of three were not seated until almost 1p.m. and we arrived on-time. The brunch ended at 2p.m. There was an automatic 18% gratuity charged to our bill. Lucky for us our waitress was fabulous and worth it. The food was great and the live band was a nice touch.

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