Il Fornaio - Corte Madera
Reliable good food in a pleasant environment with competent service
I was really upset when I got to the restaurant.We had to wait 35 minutes for our table. The restaurant was over whelmed with people . They had to many reservations. I feel this could have been avoided. Once we got seated things got a lot better.I feel there is no excuse for what happened. I will probably not come again on any kind of holiday if they can't plan better. Lynne Brady
Perfect lively and happy venue for those of us without family near by. The best feature was the option to order of the menu and choose Thanksgiving food ala carte. Something for every diet.
Disappointed compared to other Thanksgivings that we have enjoyed at Il Fornaio. Plating was quite inconistent — some guests got 2/, others 3, other 4 slices of turkey; one plate came out with stuffing, the others had none until we asked for some after a long wait. Skimpy cranberry — one gravy server worth for four people, and 3 gravy servers of gravy. Waiter was surly, and asked twice if we “were happy now,” as though we were wrong for the deficiencies to be corrected. Will have to think seriously about whether we would return.
We enjoyed having Marco as our server. He made our dining experience enjoyable.
Good food and friendly service. What more could you want?
Thank You for a great event! We had 25 in attendance for a non-profit wine & appetizer event & update. Room, Set Up, Food and Beverages were perfect. All at Il Fornaio were very accommodating, awesome customer service and had great suggestions.
Excellent food and service - we enjoyed the calamari and pastas. Service was very good - prompt, although I didn't appreciate the waiter trying to get me to order a glass of wine. Also we were seated at the exit from the "outdoor" meeting room, so there was a lot of distracting (talkative) foot traffic as the meeting broke up.
Service was lacking. We had to get up from our table several times, after waiting over 10 minutes for olive oil and vinegar for our bread, and Parmesan for our minestrone. My pizza was soggy, but I did not complain to the waitperson due to being told to wait a second earlier. It seems your business may be understaffed. A simple “I am sorry” from the waitperson goes a long way. We never heard those words.
Dinner and service were excellent, as usual. My wife and I shared the burrata with Roma tomatoes to start. She enjoyed the tagliatelle in meat sauce while I enjoyed the Norwegian salmon. We were socially distanced from other tables in their covered patio. We highly recommend enjoying a delicious meal at CM Il Fornaio!
If the food is good, why can’t the service be just as good or close? Two hostesses meet us at the front door, with mask on and super kind and friendly. But you only see them coming any going. Our server was kind and got our order right but that was about it. I asked for Parmesan cheese for my pasta, by the time he brought it the pasta was no longer hot. We ask for a 2nd pour of water but it never came. Food good, service poor. But what can I say, In today’s time none wants to work.
Our experience of Il Fornaio starts in Burlingame. We loved going there. It was a great treat. The food was delicious, there was an exciting atmosphere, and the staff was kind and attentive. We’ve not had as many opportunities to dine with you at Corte Madera, but after a lovely birthday lunch yesterday and a pandemic full of margarita pizzas, we feel at home in Il Fornaio Corte Madera.
Great food, good service. Although we were the only table they did not serve us bread until we asked for it. Pretty load due a party in the back.
Pretty disappointed - heater problems - had to press in to get service for our family’s dinner - very very slow
It could be that last night was an anomaly. That being said the restaurant seemed to be woefully understaffed. From the time the entrees were ordered to their arrival 42 minutes later, our waiter was invisible. When finally the orders arrived they were (yes, all three of them) cold.
Apparently they had been sitting for some time after the preparation. The orders were returned for a second try, this time the wait was much shorter for a warm version. One wine order was mistakenly the wrong color, when corrected the waiter told us the wine would be complimentary (it was not).
Go early before it fills up. Expect a relaxed experience.
We have visited the sister site in Carmel many times and absolutely loved the Christina pizza, Caesar salad and service. Raved about it to all of our acquaintances. Ordered the Christina pizza at Corte Madeira location and crust was limp, not cooked all the way. Disappointing. Waitress was kind but was very slow in attending to us upon arrival ( we had reservations) bringing cheese, food, etc. Not sure we will return to this locale.
Outstanding lunch. The service was exceptional and the food delicious. I love the ambiance and friendliness. I can’t say enough about our dining experience.
The lights were much too bright in the area where we were sitting near the kitchen. The food could’ve been a lot better.
My food was served cold. Even after rehearing it it was still not hot.
Food very good. Service was friendly. I feel they were short handed as the service was a little slow. Waiter was very friendly. Brought us tiramisu for my two niece’s birthdays.
If you have room in your belly after washing down too much oven-warmed sourdough bread dunked in a Balsamic vinegar bullseye of a tangy olive oil puddle with icy Peroni, by all means, order anything on the menu, especially the short ribs. They are succulent.
I have been eating at Il Fornaio for years but it doesn't seem to be as great a restaurant as it once was. The food we had the other night was very disappointing. Perhaps other dishes tasted better. I sure hope it survives because it used to be one of the better restaurants in Marin. The service was good.
I’ll Fornaio is one of my sentimental favorites in the Bay Area. We’ve had so many wonderful and sweet dinners there (and lunches too). Yesterday was my sister’s 78th birthday, and we had a grand time. I can’t all the good dishes here, but the tiramisu was especially delicious.
Good server but he and the kitchen
LOST THE TICKET???? And we waited
Forever for the entree. I had to seek
Him out by the kitchen to remind him
We still didn’t have our entree.
He did treat me to a glass of wine but
This is not a good image. We frequent
Il fornaio a lot and appreciate your
Food and service.
Amazing experience! Have loved coming here for 20+ years
The service was sooo bad that I can hardly contain myself!!!!
The waitress was so bad she never came back to our table after she took our order to check on us then she completely ignored us. Two of us got our dinners the third person I never got her dinner until I went up to the manager and asked him where her salmon was? That was after we waited 45 minutes to get the first two meals finally after an hour the third person got her salmon! I have never had such a terrible service At this restaurant before. There was nothing going on they had no big parties and they were not that busy, this was unbelievable!
Very nice location. The ambiance is very nice. It's perfect for lunch/dinner date. The service was a bit slow but in my case it was fine because I was having lunch with an old friend that I hadn't seen since before the pandemic so we weren't rushed at all. I would definitely dine there again.
We had a group that did not all show up at once so the waiter was good about giving us separate checks and accomodating the person who had to leave early. Good was good enough; a pizza, pasta, salads, etc.
It was fine.
Service and meals was great!
Great service, delicious food. Overall a lovely experience.
Always seems to be an issue with the check but all good overall on a busy night.
It seems every time I eat there it just gets better all the way around. Going there for Thanksgiving dinner again this year. Great food excellent service and beautiful ambiance.
We always enjoy Il Fornaio and it had been a while. The bread and pasta are excellent, as is the wine. Enjoyed the service too. Pass on the grilled seafood (ours was greasy and not well grilled) . Overall nice experience
The French bread w olive oil is so good!
Nice with soup on a rainy day.
Great food and service. What a great team of people.
Very good food & service. Nice setting. Not sure what else you need.
Fresh made in house pasta, great bolognese sauce, and excellent front of the house.
I ordered grilled salmon and the wait person misunderstood and brought me the mixed seafood grill, including some items I do not enjoy such as squid. But, what the heck. Overall it was pretty good and I gave the squid to my companion. I didn't want to wait for the staff to do a do-over.
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