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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
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16:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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5 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 

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Thank Laura J
Corte Madera, California
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119 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Thank Mary M
Corte Madera, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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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.

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Thank dmf332
San Francisco, California
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42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank J G
Chico, California
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank max1111111
Corte Madera, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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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.

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Thank Romanista0305
Corte Madera, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Thank ascjames
Corte Madera, California
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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.

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Thank George L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

Visiting family in Marin for a week - we wanted to host a final family thank you dinner and asked for best choices, Benissimo was first name out of my nieces' mouth and we understood immediately upon entering this charming and cozy space. The proprietor graciously greeted us upon entering and 9 of us were seated and attended so well,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$20
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?