Il Fornaio - Corte Madera

4.6
2519 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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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.5
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff is amazing
Food is consistently fabulous
This is a go-to no brainer for us to meet friends & family
Light and airy

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vipBigStu
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Fun menu, and always a comfortable and interesting setting. Food is well done.
We had the Regina Salad, noodles with beef sauce (lots of beef!), and the salmon.

Consumed entirely! :-)

CC
vipChrisCC
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food never disappoints and we love the wait staff.

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Daisy
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot for reliably good Italian food. Excellent Caesar salad. Nice seating near the fireplace.

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vipJill
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was friendly, attentive, and got everything right. The socially distanced seating worked very well. The house salad was absolutely delicious. We had pasta with seafood--pasta good, seafood not good. We took a walk down the mall where the ambience was lively and the landscaping perfectly chosen and well maintained.

All in all, it was a lovely afternoon.

TJ
TJames
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fresh and delicious. Service from all was excellent. Our server Marco in particular was gem.

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Goldie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is always welcoming.
I love being greeted in Italian!!
The portions were generous,
I had the seafood misto and every ingredient was done to perfection.
The servers were attentive and on it!
Highly recommend !

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pedrosorren
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would like to see more meat options on the menu. I Miss the old, pre-COVID options.

SF
vipSeeFoodDiet
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service.

AD
AnnD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken is delicious and the staff are wonderful.

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Stephenh
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service!

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AnnT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff were, as always, solicitous of older ladies, and it was nice to be back to a favorite restaurant.

CS
CurtS
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food was mediocre. Chicken dish was unimaginative - tasted like jerky with tabasco on it, food was over cooked and dry, cocktails are in very small glasses, restaurant appearance was unimpressive, wrinkled tablecloths, tables were not set, looked like a place with very little pride of ownership.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The food was good but the waiter was brusque and not very accommodating. I’ve been going to Il Fornaio for many years and I still enjoy it and am glad it’s still open

MR
MichelleR
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my mom for her 79th birthday. They were so great to us. They brought her a piece of tiramisu with a candle. We were so grateful. The food was grate, the ambiance was beautiful and the service was amazing. Thank you so much!

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Daisy
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Il Fornaio was delicious! My husband had the arugula salad topped with salmon and I had the minestrone soup. The warm crusty bread dipped in olive oil and balsamic vinegar was a welcome addition. Finished our meal with a cappuccino. The service was impeccable. The wait staff are professional and attentive. We are looking forward to returning for dinner soon!

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Susan
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here every 2 months and the food and service are consistently excellent! Very good at positioning the outside tables within social distancing guidelines.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Slow service and my food was cold. Had to send it back.

CK
CherylK
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A year ago we, three good friends, had to cancel our reservations. When indoor dining opened to 50% capacity, we made a reservation. We had so much to talk about and we were never rushed while we enjoyed our delicious Caesar Salad with shrimp, glass of wine and dessert. Our waiters were attentive and one graciously took our picture of this memorable occasion. We will definitely return!

OM
OwenM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A great place for our first post-COVID indoor dining experience. Nice ambiance, truly outstanding service. The bruschetta appetizer and caprese salad were delicious.

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vipCblm
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food and attention to Covid restrictions. Loved it.

PJ
PatJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch. Food and service were great. Felt very comfortable with all of their Covid precautions.

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lauriep
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first lunch out since COVID hit, so really enjoyed it.

TL
vipTiburonLocal22
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s a big restaurant, so we felt sufficiently spaced out. The waiters were attentive without being overbearing. The food was, as always, consistently good. It’s been a couple weeks since we went so not too many specifics there. Good to have Il Fornaio back as an in-person option!

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Susan
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience2

The dining room is dark and uninviting these days. We sat inside - placed near the open door area to the patio; there was a terrible draft.

Food was fine.

Service is fine.

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martini
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service is very good, ambience is lovely as is the food.

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vipEagleeye
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had been to Il Fornaio for a long time, but now that partial indoor dining was allowed again we went for lunch. We all had salads, two with salmon added and one with chicken. These additions were all nicely cooked.

Two of us had the Regina salad. It was a nice salad but we were disappointed about how few capers were in it. That detracted. The third salad was a Caesar that was well liked. Our wine selections by the glass were well liked also.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an excellent dining experience. Will definitely return!

JM
vipJamesM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is consistently wonderful

FB
FrankB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. It was good to eat inside. Plenty of room to have LOTS of space. What a treat. The bread is amazing. Lunch was awesome.

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vipCosmo7
Los Angeles
472 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Stopped on the way to San Francisco airport for a meal, before our flight. Had been served the soup, and the server dropped our waters onto the table and into the soup. A little clumsy. But all was cleaned up and cleaned off. Salads were good. Thank you

SK
vipSharonK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my 7 year old there and she was treated very special.

CB
CaitB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great, been going here for nearly 30 years, even during the pandemic they made it fun and accessible for us regulars.
Food is always excellent, service is always super accommodating, and the gin martinis are fantastic!

Y
vipYummy
San Francisco
200 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Loved our waiter.
Five star pasta and calamari frites
Very fresh ceasar salad
Fried Brussels Sprouts great, but a little greasy.

CP
CherylP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good pasta. Excellent waiter. Divine salmon. Nice patio seating.

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ps44
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful food and service...one of favorites...Try the lasagne and fried calamari and Caesar salad!

GB
GaleB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The roasted chicken house specialty is really great.

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Annette
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I was not happy that although we had a reservation were seated in the patio area, where it was chilly, while a party of three without a reservation was seated inside.

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 4.6 stars by 2519 OpenTable diners.

Il Fornaio - Corte Madera does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.ilfornaio.com/gift-cards/.

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.