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Benissimo Ristorante Pizzeria

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18 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1414 (Corte Madera Avenue)
+1 415-927-2316
16:00 - 22:00
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Mill Valley, California
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

We've been coming here for years - we like the Italian-style food and the family-run ambiance. My husband can get what he likes (the pizza) and I can get something I like (grilled salmon with sauteed vegetables and polenta) and we're both happy. The one negative is it is VERY noisy. But some would argue that the noise gives it... More 

Thank Phyllis E
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is somewhere you would go if you had plenty of time to kill and no plans afterwards. We were sat by the window where three small tables are located. There was almost no room for me to get up. We ordered our appetizers and food and proceeded to wait. From the moment we ordered to the moment our... More 

Thank Laura J
Corte Madera, California
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120 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We tend to eat at the bar and watch sports. Mario (owner) is happy to change channels for customers (if no one is already watching). Rick, Marco, Alessandro (Alex), and Travis really make folks feel at home. My favorites are the pears and prosciutto as well as the best Burrata in town!! The chocolate dome or Tiramisu for dessert cap... More 

Thank Mary M
Corte Madera, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Benissimo has been in business at the same location for over 20 years. It is owned by two brothers and almost always, you will be greeted by one. Likewise, the loyal staff is seasoned. This is a locals place where people in the neighborhood are likely to know each other. Service is professional but casual. There are many excellent items... More 

Thank David M
San Francisco Ca.
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great happy hour, all night on Mondays. good food and presentation. Nice appetizers and salads, Mussels and Pizza.

Thank dmf332
San Francisco, California
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66 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Excellent, tasty and varied Italian food in a pleasant atmosphere. Prices are right, kid friendly. However, we find it a bit noisy

Thank J G
Chico, California
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

My wife and I have visited many Italian restaurants. This was our second visit to Benissimo, in Corte Madera, CA. We had their early bird special, my wife having short ribs, and me with salmon. It is a three course meal well worth the price. Both the food and wine were teriffic. Taste sensational, service excellent. During the evening a... More 

1 Thank max1111111
Corte Madera, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

I'm Italian and personally I don't think is food is Italian,because I know the owner,is Persian and he never cook in Italy or any other place. I will not say anything else.

Thank Romanista0305
Corte Madera, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Every time I walk into Benissimo I feel welcomed. The feeling really is "Benissimo". I love the staff and eat there often. The last time I saw Robin Williams, he was here in a booth by the wall. I come for certain pastas and the occasional steak. Sometimes the food is great and sometimes it is just good but I... More 

Thank ascjames
Corte Madera, California
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40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

I hadn't been to Benissimo for a little while and was surprised when I walked in and the place had been totally remolded. There is now more tables and some booths. I had one of their special dinners, which came with several courses, it was well priced and tasted great. I will be back again soon.

Thank George L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Tamalpais Dr, Corte Madera, CA 94925-1414
    (Corte Madera Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Corte Madera
  • Phone Number: +1 415-927-2316

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?