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) #84 of 191 Restaurants in San Rafael €€ - €€€ Italian, Pizza
5800 Northgate Dr, #138, San Rafael, CA 94903-3691
+1 415-479-3200
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“piadina” (4 reviews)
“breadsticks” (2 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Pizza
€€ - €€€
5800 Northgate Dr, #138, San Rafael, CA 94903-3691
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1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Stopped by Tomatina when we stayed at the Four Points Sheraton across the road. THe food was delicious and the service was very good. The gentleman who helped us gave us free bread to take home and was very helpful.

Thank Roberto L
Reviewed 2 April 2017

Very attractive setting and waitpersons who really try hard, but the food just doesn't make the grade. My chicken was way over-cooked. The pasta was average. Easy mall parking.

Thank MarshBruce
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The ambiance, the service, the menu, the quality . . . all excellent. And at a decent price. You can always tell a great Italian restaurant by its red sauce and theirs is spectaculary. The leftover spaghetti was even tasty cold the next day. The...More

Thank L M
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely it is not Italian. The name of the dishes are Italian but they are prepared in mexican way. It could be nice but they are over prices for the quality. Maybe also they don't call themselves Italian restaurant. It is a lie. We went...More

Thank landimarco
Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Restaurant has stopped making their wonderful breadsticks. Dropped my rating from a five to a three. Food is wonderful but it was the breadsticks that set it apart from all the other Italian restaurants in town.

Thank alanmalman
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Tomatina is on our regular rotation for dinners. Our favorite thing on the menu is the Caprese Piadine, which is basically a cracker-thin pizza crust spread with pesto and piled with roasted tomatoes, fresh mozzarella and romaine lettuce. You fold it in half and eat...More

Thank SFOyeah
Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

Wonderful food and service at this restaurant in Northgate Mall. Pasta and chicken dishes were excellently prepared. The breadsticks are made in house and are to die for. Our waiter, Ricardo, provided prompt efficient service.

Thank alanmalman
Reviewed 4 August 2016

I enjoyed this restaurant, conveniently located off of 101, for a quick dinner with a family that had children. The food was good, but not exceptional. They serve beer, wine, mixed drinks. The garlic rolls are very good. Everyone in my party seemed happy with...More

Thank Shawnola
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is always our first stop even before we go to the hotel, usually because our rooms are not ready at the hotel and this is close to the hotel.

Thank seniors1949
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Nothing special. Not bad but not great. Pizza crust bland and underdone. Pasta nicely done but sauces lacked character. Bland.

Thank Shari B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5800 Northgate Dr, #138, San Rafael, CA 94903-3691
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-479-3200
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