Readers' Choice: Nominate Your Favorite Italian Restaurant In Marin

We want to know which Italian restaurants should be in the running for this Readers' Choice category.

Which Italian restaurant makes your soul sing "Amoré?" Which restaurant in Marin brings Italy closer to home even if your family isn't Italian? We'd love to hear your nomination for the best Italian restaurant in Marin.

Tell us your favorite spots in the comments section below, and we'll put them into a poll for everyone to vote on. Nominations are Marin-wide, so it doesn't matter in which Marin Patch town your favorite spot is located.

We'll accept nominations from Monday, June 18, to July 9. Then, on July 23, the voting begins through August 17. We will announce the winner in this category and the others on August 24. Visit our topic page for all the Readers' Choice information.

Mike Kozak June 18, 2012 at 01:49 PM
Of course Marin Joes
Patricia Navone June 18, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Don Antonio's in Tiburon on Ark Row. Locals know about this newer spot and love it. Great food, friendly owners and cozy ambience keep us coming back. Be sure to make a reservation for a weekend night, though...everyone else loves it too!
Leslie June 18, 2012 at 04:39 PM
Ambrosia, in Larkspur's west end!
Ken Atterman June 18, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Gaspare's Ristorante & Pizza House on Merrydale in San Rafael. Always fresh ingredients, friendly staff, great for families, and wonderful pizza, as well as other traditional Italian entrees.
mindy steiner June 18, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Bennissimo's in Corte Madera.
Lori Hennessey June 20, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Fradeligios in Fairfax. Sorella's is great too!
juanita June 20, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Lori Brusati June 24, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Il Davide-The butternut squash ravioli is divine!
Jessica P June 24, 2012 at 06:33 AM
Il Davide
juanita June 24, 2012 at 03:17 PM
i could go il davide, too.
Elisabeth Rothenberger June 26, 2012 at 03:47 AM
My vote is for Il Fornaio in Corte Madera. The regional menus every month. Always so welcoming to families.
chris June 26, 2012 at 04:24 PM
I second Bennissimo's!
Mark Burnham June 26, 2012 at 04:40 PM
chianti cucina novato
Keeping it Real June 26, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Many favorites but I vote for chianti cucina as well.
Laura Bertolli June 26, 2012 at 05:04 PM
There are so many good ones, La Toscana, Il Davide, both Joe's, Chianti, and a recent favorite, Napoli.
TOM JOHNSTON July 05, 2012 at 06:01 PM
Patricia DuMond July 08, 2012 at 09:10 PM
Arriverderci on 3rd Steet in West End San Rafael. Love the Ceasar Salad dressing and large servings of pasta for a very reasonable price. Beer on tap at lunch was only $4.
Pat Ravasio July 09, 2012 at 05:13 AM
Benissimo, by far!! Bob's Italian relatives toured the whole darn country and proclaimed Benissimo the most authentic Italian food -- and then there's the fact that they are investing heavily (way more than they had planned) into creating a community cafe for the Twin Cities. Benissimo deserves the biggest thanks of all for that!!!!
ODJ94960 August 01, 2012 at 04:33 AM
La Ginestra in Mill Valley. Their pizzas, calamari salad, daily fish specials and house ravioli are the best!
Anna Price August 17, 2012 at 08:55 PM
Grazie's in Novato and Aurora Restaurant in Ignacio!!!
Anna Price August 17, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Grazie in Novato and Aurora in Ignacio!!


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