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Il Fornaio - Corte Madera, Corte Madera, CA

Il Fornaio - Corte Madera

4.5
4.5
3098 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Il Fornaio means "the Baker" in Italian. This award-winning restaurant offers an authentic and unique Italian dining experience. Specialties include wood-fired rotisserie and grilled meats, poultry and game; housemade pastas; pizzas from an oak wood burning oven; fresh salads and housemade soups; a wide variety of desserts; and fresh baked bread made daily from scratch. Winner of the annual Wine Spectator Award of Excellence since 2002.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (415) 927-4400
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Private party facilities
    Il Fornaio can accommodate 10 to 75 people for a la carte or a fixed menu is optional.
  • Private party contact
    Brooke Roehrick: (888) 491-9582
  • Neighborhood
    Corte Madera
  • Cross street
    Paradise Dr.
  • Parking details
    Public parking in Town Center parking lot directly adjacent to Il Fornaio!
  • Public transit
    Golden Gate Transit
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,098 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Marin

    Good for business meals

  • Marin

    Italian

3,098 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I enjoyed our time dining at Il Foraaio For Mother’s Day. My son and his wife and their new child had an enjoyable time also. Also, Melani did a terrific job of looking after all of us.

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  2. Jim1

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and attentive service. Melanie Was outstanding.

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  3. Jill

    San Francisco

    53 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a lovely lunch with excellent service today. Particularly enjoyed the service. The ambiance was lively but not noisy. The salad was was excellent, but we had a steak sandwich which was just okay. We should have ordered pasta . Definitely recommend for a place to dine in a high end mall.

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  4. Michael

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It had been years since we last ate here, and glad we came back, as the service was great as was the food.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Waitperson was incompetent. Made assumptions and did not offer appropriate information.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We were charged double for our drinks with no apology when we pointed it out. Check your bills

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  7. DianaK

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Fornaio is a perennial favorite, but this time I was a bit disappointed. Little things, like the volcano cake was not warm, and the appetizer came out at the same time as the main courses. Still yummy and fun, but not the usual exceptional I am used to.

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  8. LorettaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    THE best salads there, great waiter, super attentive, comfortable seating

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  9. Beamer2021

    Central Coast

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Need to the area. First time at this restaurant, but will be going back. Food was very flavorful and fresh. Weight staff was good. Had a late dinner for a Friday so noise level was diminished. 

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  10. Razorback

    San Francisco

    336 reviews

    5.0

    336 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a great waiter, wonderful food & the place was not mobbed, so the 5 of us could easily converse. Not sure what else you need...

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  11. Taddeofam

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed a really nice italian dinner! Will return!!

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  12. Donna

    San Francisco

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful as always! Service from Max was spot on. Salmon perfectly cooked and even better with lemon caper sauce. And a crazy chocolate dessert that was amazing.

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  13. LaurieC

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent & our server Grace was exceptional.

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  14. robert

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Normally I have great food here but this was a real miss. My pasta reeked of burnt overcooked garlic. I could barely eat half of it However, the service was exceptional, not just good but great. I should have sent it back but then my wife's meal would have just sat there. I was surprised.

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  15. SweetP

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for lunch on a Wednesday, so there were plenty of tables and we got our favorite booth. The server remembered us (from a lunch date 2 months earlier) and greeted us cheerfully. My husband ordered a veggie pizza and I ordered the beet salad and mushroom raviolis. Everything was outstandingly delicious. The service was attentive and friendly. Big improvement from early days of Il Fornaio's careless, slow service. I highly recommend as a place to come for a weekeday couples lunch, with friends for dinner, to celebrate a birthday or anniversary.

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  16. Goodfood

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I dine at least once a month at Il Fornaio for business at lunchtime. The warm welcome and outstanding service I receive keeps me coming back. The food has again become consistently delicious and beautifully presented.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great ambiance and great food! This was only our second time dining here both experiences have been amazing!

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  18. JanaM

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch at Il Fornaio today. My friend and I both had the special fish lunch. It was as delicious and a reasonable price.

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  19. vicki

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was tasty-waitress was attentive yet not overbearing.

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  20. Gino

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lunch was delicious and the service was fabulous! I’ll be back soon for my birthday celebration on March 23

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  21. CAMARD

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The yellow & red beet salad was shared, followed by Wonderful Lasagna & short rib ravioli which unfortunately was not flavorful, finishing up with cappuccinos which were good. Our wait staff were delightful & helpful

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  22. TimW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A friend and I met for a business dinner and requested a quiet area. Although not a corner, we could converse easily. Our waiter had a great personality and made a couple of excellent suggestions. Both our entrees were delicious and the evening was most pleasant and productive.

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  23. ScottF

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. We sat at the bar and thoroughly enjoyed everything. Freddy is the best!

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  24. PhilipR

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great food, nice services and fair pricing with real authentic Italian

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  25. Pcdc

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu has improved, fresh in season simple It has taken some time for this restaurant to come back post pandemic but it was good

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  26. Molly

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were able to get a table for dinner on a three day weekend. The food was excellent and the service too. Would definitely return.

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  27. Kats

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always, dependably good - good food, good service, good ambience. It was a bit noisier than usual, but it was raining out so more people were inside and the doors to the patio were shut.

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  28. Nevaeh

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant for a variety of occassions. Great staff and service along with delicious food.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service was very good but even though I put a note on the reservation about my wife’s birthday they did absolutely nothing, I didn’t expect anything for free but at least a happy birthday would not be bad.

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  30. MomtoStellaandSam

    Central Coast

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious short ribs, Marguerite Pizza, and gelato on Valentine's Day. Love the ambience. Had our wedding rehearsal dinner here in 2007, and it has been our favorite restaurant ever since! The food is always delicious, the service is great, and the atmosphere is lovely. We sat in the indoor patio last night, and heard the pouring rain. How fun that was! Love Il Fornaio in Corte Madera!

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  31. Alexis

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Disappointed with the evolution of this restaurant and menu (very commercial now - may as well be cheesecake factory). Waiter had a poor attitude and we were told it was "not possible" to get a simple spaghetti with a marinara which seems insane for an Italian restaurant. We've loved Il Fornaio for decades and we won't be coming back.

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  32. CherylR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a great birthday celebration here. Service was excellent. We were seated near a warm fireplace. I had the pollo ii funghi which was excellent. We were seated on time and the servers patiently waited for members of our party stuck in traffic. The wine was excellent but a bit expensive. Overall, excellent experience and we will be coming back.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    It was very crowded on an early Friday night. Nice to see. However our waitress couldn’t handle the tables she had. It’s possible that the restaurant was caught short staffed. We have been there many times and this is the first time we had subpar service. The waitress brought the wrong appetizer and then inferred that this was our mistake. The three of us heard our order differently. When she’d drop something off she’d immediately leave without any possibility of a comment or request. It felt like all the other tables were more important than us. A lapse in training I believe.

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  34. NickyV

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We've dined at this Corte Madera restaurant several times and on each occasion it seems to have missed the mark a bit. We had made reservations for a Friday evening at 6pm. Upon arrival the hostess was pleasant and seated us right away. Our server brought us an ice bucket for our champagne but neglected to return to pour it. No water was ever offered throughout the meal (I guess you have to ask) but not the end of the world. We had ordered one of the specials being offered, a lobster ravioli in a seafood sauce. The ravioli pasta itself was undercooked and doughy and the dish was drenched in a brown colored sauce that overpowered the taste of the lobster ravioli. Very disappointing as the dish was priced at over $40 (5 raviolis and no sides.) Since the menu offers primarily pasta dishes we were hoping the raviolis were going to be a special treat but unfortunatley they fell short. This restaurant has so much potential to serve a higher quality of cuisine but there doesn't seem to be any desire to do so.

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  35. Rick

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    the waiter was terrible, like he knew he wasn't proficient at the job. Ordered the ravioli and it was pretty much tasteless - left over half of it. Very disappointing experience.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Ordinary food, slow service, nothing to write home about!

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  37. Sudsie

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Il Fornaio is tops! Always delicious food, lovely ambience and great service. Wonderful to have a local restaurant which never disappoints and is such a delight!

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  38. Marinfoodie

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent everyday restaurant. Varied menu, nice servers, convenient location.

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  39. Yummy

    San Francisco

    259 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    259 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Zucchini flowers were ruined by the overly breaded fried dish. The ceasar salad was good but not cold enough. The mixed grill was excellent. Good service.

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  40. JenC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a nice dinner for my Mom's birthday! my daughter insisted we come as Il Fornaio has THE BEST gelato :)

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FAQs

Il Fornaio - Corte Madera offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 927-4400.

Il Fornaio - Corte Madera is rated 4.5 stars by 3098 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Il Fornaio - Corte Madera

223 Corte Madera Town Center, Corte Madera, CA 94925

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Paradise Dr.
  • Neighborhood
    Corte Madera
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Public parking in Town Center parking lot directly adjacent to Il Fornaio!
  • Public transit
    Golden Gate Transit
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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