About Formaggio Taverna & Patio - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova

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.

11211 Point East Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Folsom Blvd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 267-6755

Website:
http://www.formaggiorestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
We have 2 HD TV's above our bar and a large HD projection screen outside on our patio.

Catering:
Large banquet and catering space available within the hotel

Parking Details:
Complimentary self-parking.

Public Transit:
Light-rail stop located just across Folsom Blvd.

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Weekly Dinner Specials

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

Sports specials - World Series, SuperBowl, etc

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

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Choice of fresh salad, one gourmet entrée, and 3 savory sides served family style, followed by Santa’s Dessert Station!

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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

Formaggio Taverna & Patio - Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

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3.9

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4.1

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Good for Groups (4)
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Casual (3)
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Cozy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Seasonal (2)
Happy Hour (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Romantic (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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

Food was very good with large portions.

Service was exceptional.

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Large potions at dinner. Chicken Parmesan was great!

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on September 2, 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on August 22, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 25, 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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 (Edmonton)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Delicious food, awesome service!

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 (Sacramento)·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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 (Sacramento)·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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 (St. Louis)·Dined on March 12, 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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 (San Francisco)·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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·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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 (Sacramento)·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.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2016

Christina 1 and Christina 2.

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 (Los Angeles)·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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 (Sacramento)·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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 (New England)·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!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Atlanta)·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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 27, 2016

A great place for brunch. Pleasant & friendly staff. Very kid friendly. Great food! Wonderful service. I highly recommend it for any occasion.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Easter brunch was a bit pricey but very good. I will probably go again next year. Bring your appetite to get your money's worth...

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 27, 2016

Not impressed with Easter brunch. It's not done by the restaurant Formaggio. It's the hotel banquet service. Mediocre food and the foulest champagne I ever had the misfortune to taste. Seriously. They should change brands. Service was very good. Well after full champagne glasses were dropped in the lap of one of our party, then it was very attentive. Will not return. In fact, will not go to any hotel brunch buffets in future as they all seem the same. Get a ham and stay home. It's less expensive and less frustrating.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 27, 2016

The staff was extremely friendly and attentive. Our mimosa glass was never empty, loved it!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 24, 2016

This is a wonderful option if you are dining in Rancho Cordova. The menu is varied and the food is well prepared.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 14, 2016

They had a reduced menu for Valentine's Day and I was concerned with not being happy with my choice. The server was very helpful and let me alter the dinner to my likes .. And it was delicious!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Although there was a limited menu for dinner due to the holiday, I was able to order off of the menu. Our waitress Christina was very helpful and attentive, and our food, which included a steak and a personal pizza, was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2015

My steak was prepared just as requested. My wife's fish was perfectly crusty and flaky. The dinner rolls I requested had a brown top with garlic,rosemary

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2015

Wonderful menu, flavors and presentation - same hotel we had met 15yr ago so an anniversary and they made it very special - thanks Formaggio!

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 26, 2015

Turkey dinner was great, as was salad bar and wine

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2015

The food was ok but not for the price. We went on Thanksgiving and I was looking forward to the dessert buffet, but it was really disappointing!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 26, 2015

Turkey entre was under seasoned and dry. Salad bar was skimpy and dessert bar was not tasty. Very disappointing. Food service and restaurant appearance was great but would not attempt to eat here again.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 19, 2015

only went there because we were meeting friends from out of town who were staying at the Marriott.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 13, 2015

and are nearly always over-priced, I enjoy my visits to Formaggio. Other than
major holiday weekends the setting is quiet and actually cozy. Service is friendly and
more important, accommodating. Spouse and I shared a spinach salad, which was
fresh and generous with berries, blue cheese and a light dressing. I usually skip
the bread basket yet the freshly baked buns took up a better than average olive
oil and balsamic.
Decent wine list. Wife had a glass of Estancia Zinfandel, I was happy with a cold Peroni.
The 'wood fired' pizza grill upon close inspection is gas fired, yet super hot, and the
server made the changes we requested ie tomatoes and spinach vs pepperoni. Result was
better than expected, bit of burn to the thin crust, balanced sauce, really pretty nice at $14.
We then split a salmon entre' over risotto with an asparagus puree from the halibut
switched over happily vs a buerre blanc.
Total was $67. before gratuity, not bad. We took some pizza home. Nice setting,
intelligently prepared and fresh, friendly service...oh, and use Marriott points if you have them.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 18, 2015

A nice hotel restaurant with decent food that is above fast food, but not a place I would go back to for great food or atmosphere

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 9, 2015

The decor was cute and lovely for a hotel restaurant but just perfect with an open air kitchen and grille in the corner. Our server was very sweet and offered to buy my sister's dessert for her birthday. I had to start with that because the lemon panda cotta was delicious! We started with a hamachi tartare which had nowhere near enough hamachi for $17. At first I thought it was blended with tuna and they just didn't mention that, but then I realized they were actually tomatoes which overpowered the little hamachi there was. We had the salmon and halibut entrees and each loved our dishes. I would definitely return when in the area

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 21, 2015

Overall food was delicious. Service was slow but didn't bother us. We had a nice family visit between courses. Bar served marvelous Margaritas. Deserts were excellant. Wine list was extensive. Atmosphere was beautiful. One person remarked that it felt like being on vacation. Poolside tables were lovely. Side room for our party was comfortable our chatter and laughing did not disturb the other diners.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2015

I would liken my hash to be like crispy fried cat food. Far from being tasty or juicy. HOWEVER, I was running late so I didn't ask to replace my meal tho I had the feeling that if I did ask, it would have been done in a pleasant manner. Service was friendly. My third time staying at this particular Marriott so other than this incident, I've had no other complaints

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 10, 2015

We love coming to the great brunch buffets here for special occasions. Everyone is friendly and the waitstaff is attentive but not overbearing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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