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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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Corte Madera, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A comfortable and welcoming local restaurant....actually frequented by locals. This restaurant has made consistently good food for a couple of decades now. They have an early bird special if you are so inclined, but the prices are always reasonable and the food is always good.

Thank EricLiberman
Mill Valley, California
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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128 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 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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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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77 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 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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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 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 

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Corte Madera, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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

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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?