Wow! Patch asked you tell us your which restaurant makes your heart sing "Amoré," even if you aren't Italian? And you certainly impressed us with your responses.
Whether it's pizza, ravioli, or fish, you'll find some of the best Italian dishes at these restaurants.
In our latest edition of Readers' Choice, we're basing the candidates primarily on the choices you gave us during the nomination period June 18 to July 9. Now it's time for you to select the winner.
Voting began on July 23 and continues until Aug. 17. Some Readers' Choice categories span across all of Marin and others dig deep into individual towns and cities. Visit our topic page for all the Readers' Choice information.
The nominees for best Italian restaurant are:
- Ambrosia (Larkspur)
- Benissimo (Corte Madera)
- Il Fornaio (Corte Madera)
- Marin Joe's (Corte Madera)
- Fradelizio's (Fairfax)
- Sorella's (Fairfax)
- La Ginestra (Mill Valley)
- Chianti Cucina (Novato)
- Cafe Arrivederci (San Rafael)
- Gaspare's Pizza House & Italian Restaurant (San Rafael)
- Il Davide (San Rafael)
- La Toscana (San Rafael)
- Napoli (San Rafael)
- San Rafael Joe's (San Rafael)
- Don Antonio (Tiburon)
- Tavola Italian Kitchen (Novato)
And if you own or manage one of the businesses in our contest, be sure to "Claim" your listing; this allows you to customize the information that appears on our site, and to thank your loyal customers for the five-star ratings they give you.