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Il Davide Restaurant

901 A St Ste A, San Rafael, CA 94901-3025
+1 415-454-8080
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (28 reviews)
“scallops” (7 reviews)
“beet salad” (3 reviews)
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
901 A St Ste A, San Rafael, CA 94901-3025
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The owner is absolutely devoted to giving you the best experience of Italian food possible in San Rafael.

Thank christina p
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service. Wonderful food. Huge servings. Great place for a date. My mozzarella appetizer was a whole meal.

Thank FrequentFlier78868
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Been going here since last century(!), so it's time to write a review. Had dinner here Sunday night with an out of town visitor who loves Italian, so of course Il Davide was our choice for the evening. I like to ask the server what...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

Been going to Il Davide for years. This place is an institution in Marin. David the owner has the place humming and the food is amazing. Same staff has been here for years and they are fast, friendly and fun. Try the pancheta wrapped shrimp,...More

Thank Brian J
Reviewed 24 June 2018

What a perfect spot! Food was magnificent and affordable. Our water (Ruben) was outstanding and anticipated all of our needs. A must stop

Thank Charles K
Reviewed 14 June 2018

This is a very popular restaurant, so reservations are advised. Bright interior. Very limited menu. Off-spiced food. Irregular service. Having tried this restaurant twice, we don't plan on returning.

Thank MarshBruce
Reviewed 30 May 2018

I love the space--exposed wood, huge windows, high ceilings. We were brought to our table by a charming young man--just the right touch. The servings are generous and the food is delicious. I had the special, grilled halibut with crispy polenta and a creamy lemon...More

Thank CaliTransplantinIA
Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Spent a Sunday night in San Rafael and found this place. It was busy when we arrived but service was quick and the waiter was very helpful. Salad was served so quickly that we felt it must have been pre-prepared but generally food was good...More

Thank spiv005
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Ten of us met to share old wines and friendship. The food was good, particularly the bruschetta, and the calamari fritti. Time scallops with black truffle butter were painfully salty. The waiter offered to replace them, but the two of us who ordered them didn’t...More

Thank Zin3
Reviewed 11 March 2018

We went to Il Davide's based on my girlfriends input. I found the restaurant to be very noisy, we had reservations for 8:30 PM. I ordered the Pollo Alla Parmigiana Il Davide, and my girlfriend had the Agnolotti Di Anatra Affumicato (duck ravioli). I thought...More

Thank vir94545
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Questions & Answers
John H B
9 April 2018|
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Response from Belle M | Reviewed this property |
Hi John, I believe you can purchase gift cards from Il Davide. Since I'm only a patron, I don't know the details, but if you call the restaurant they will talk to you about how to go about doing that. What a nice bro he... More
5 April 2018|
Response from GRS-SJS | Reviewed this property |
They close at 10pm Tue-Sat. and 9pm on Sun.
Kate B
4 March 2018|
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Response from John S | Reviewed this property |
This is a question for the restaurant, not the reviewer. Advice calling the restaurant directly ASAP.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 A St Ste A, San Rafael, CA 94901-3025
    (3rd and 4th)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-454-8080
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