Il Fornaio - Corte Madera

4.6
2477 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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RachelH
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great drinks, outstanding service, and terrific atmosphere. Food portions were a little small, but very tasty.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente!

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DonnaM
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant has done a good job in blocking their patio diners from shoppers walking by in the shopping center main walkway It also blocks out the weather. Always great Italian food.

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marty
San Francisco
39 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been years since I'd had a meal at Il Fornaio when I took my friend there for her birthday 12/2. The restaurant has done everything it can to make diners feel safe; we sat outside with other diners far away. I felt very safe. The food was delicious! A basket of wonderful bread came right away, and a saucer of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Our salads were also most delicious, abundant, lightly dressed, creatively combined.
My only concern was the bill: for two people, two salads, one plain one with chicken, nothing else at all, the final check with tip was $40. Is this usual Marin lunch prices, or is this a Covid price? I eat out infrequently, so am not a judge.

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vipCSdiner
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Support IlFornaio, the food is consistently good and the staff is working hard to make customers feel welcome. The outdoor patio is well heated and comfortable.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was so great and the food was amazing definitely recommend!

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vipMeganW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was fantastic! I am hoping to get my 100 points for it - when I tried to sign up for the points, I was told it was unavailable, as it has been for the last 3 lunches I have had there. Don't understand. Any thoughts?

Thanks.

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CynSF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely covered outdoor patio on a very rainy day. The service was gracious and attentive and the food was delicious. I also felt their COVID protocols were strong and that was reassuring.

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vipCMER
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is always warm and friendly. Salads and pastas are delicious.

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Susan
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every 2 months, I will meet a friend for dinner here. We have never been disappointed in the service or quality of the food! They offer outdoor dining, or outdoor patio dining, or inside dining. Any of these choices have well spaced out tables.

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vipMissT
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The only drawback to our dinner was service. The waiter seemed scattered, kept trying to rush us, and did not tell us about the specials (we had to ask). Although we ordered salads, he forgot to bring them. So dinner came and we told the waiter to forget the salads. In general, he was not very attentive. The food was fine.

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Maddievl
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have been dining at Il Fornaio in Corte Madera for years and the ambience and quality of food and service is consistent. In the time of Covid 19 it was delightful to sit in comfort and eat my main meal at noontime with a friend. The menu is varied, but it isn't cheap to dine out anymore. For a special occasion in central Marin, this is wonderful.

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NoNickname
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch was a reunion of two old college friends who hadn't seen each other for nearly 50 years. Morgan was our server and we explained we were going to be there for a while. He politely and appropriately checked in along the way and we ended up at the table for nearly three hours. Couldn't have asked for better service, better food and a more pleasant ambiance.

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vipMaluD
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

After having our appetizers, my husband and I waited almost an hour to get our entrees. There was an error made by our server or perhaps at the kitchen. Puzzling, since there were only a few guests at the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Halloween night, dinner with husband and our two grown children. Service was great. Food was delicious. Outdoors with a space heater nearby. Definitely recommend!

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vipMemo
San Francisco
114 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I've always been a fan of Il Fornaio and this meal didn't disappoint. Lunch on their extended patio was very pleasant, the service was great and the food was very good.

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vipJulieM
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wait person was excellent, the setting pretty sitting outside next to boxes plants and the food was good.

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martini
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated in the patio area which was quiet and lovely. Service was great and the food was excellent.

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KarinH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Il Fornaio is always consistently excellent and delicious--we have it in our minds as the go to whenever we want Italian, and we are Italian!

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vipSusanR
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice ambience, great service, and food is consistently good.

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vipMsRSVP
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never disappointed with the pasta. I usually get the carpaccio and a nice wine.

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vipwestmariner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Il Fornaio-Corte Madera never disappoints. Food, service and ambiance are always excellent.

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Fional
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most cozy patio dining experience .The service and quality of food really worth the price.

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vipSlendergirl
San Francisco
198 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Decent food. Waiter was busy.

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GusT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to eat inside again

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AnnD
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, really nice staff. The patio is perfect.

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vipPatolsen2
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely experience...the food, the cocktails, the wine, the service and just being there again! Fantastico!

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vipAliciaH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was wonderful as always. We ate outside and the atmosphere was nice. The waiter forgot to bring our party our utensils/silverware and napkins and he had already served our food and needed to be reminded. This also happen to us last time we ate here a couple of weeks ago. Its perhaps a function of having the dining area outside and out of eyesight.

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MarkP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Our server was very rushed and took very little time to explained the special.

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vipjanlikebeer
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Wonderful dinner and experience.

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vipSlendergirl
San Francisco
198 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food really good. Nice staff. Plenty of room inside.

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Pamela
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined out on the patio, and it was lovely. Food and service were both very good. The employees could not have been nicer.

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1LuckyLadyinLarkspur
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was our anniversary of when we were married in Rome so Il Fornaio seemed perfect. Food was good but not great, as it always used to be. Oh, and their bread, which was always OVER THE TOP wonderful and warm, was disappointing at best. I know they have cut back due to COVID, but it seems like they gave up on what made them special.

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AlexC
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Outdoor seating was nice too.

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vipKitkat
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing always but dealing with Covid even better then most. Feels like home (if home served you amazing food and service ).

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NancyM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was delightful

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vipAliciaH
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great place to eat outside/socially distanced during COVID. Food was fabulous as ususal.

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vipmarciaC
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always a pleasure to eat here - a tradition with us when we are in the area. Missed the spinach salad from the regular menu - and also the option to sit inside - hopefully not too long till back to normal! Thanks for great service and yummy bread!!

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vipFaribaF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a very pleasant dinning experience on a Saturday evening. The Manager is awesome.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive and gracious dining

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 2477 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.