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The 7 Best Italian Restaurants Near San Rafael

Updated: May 2, 2022

Feel like a wood-fired pizza or fresh pasta? Best head over to one of these great Italian spots in San Rafael. Don’t waste time agonizing, we analyzed millions of reviews to bring you the best Italian options in San Rafael. The Italian spots below are our go-to’s for the best burrata and creamiest gelato in San Rafael!

Find the perfect Italian restaurant

The Kitchen Table

Italian, $$, San RafaelItalian, $$San Rafael, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

If you travel further

Restaurant Picco

American, $$$, LarkspurAmerican, $$$Larkspur
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Zagat

    Best Restaurants in Marin County

    Zagat
  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

Piazza D'Angelo

Italian, $$, Mill ValleyItalian, $$Mill Valley, Cascade Canyon
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • Marin Magazine

    Where To Eat: Mill Valley

    Marin Magazine

Roma Antica

Italian, $$, LarkspurItalian, $$Larkspur
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Vasco

Italian, $$, Mill ValleyItalian, $$Mill Valley, Downtown/Lytton Square
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Marin Magazine

    Where To Eat: Mill Valley

    Marin Magazine

Cafe Verde Pizzeria & Ristorante

Pizza, $$, Corte MaderaPizza, $$Corte Madera
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Fradelizio's in Fairfax

Italian, $$, FairfaxItalian, $$Fairfax
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Figuring out the best Italian restaurants can take awhile. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 3104661 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 26488 restaurants, and 2325 lists and articles from top sources like Marin Magazine, Michelin Guide and Zagat. Don’t bother looking for Marin Magazine - Where To Eat: Mill Valley, Michelin Guide - The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019) and Zagat - Best Restaurants in Marin Countywe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • The ideal pairing for marinara meatball

    When ordering marinara meatball, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Italian Chianti, a popular red wine.

Interesting facts

  • A killer pairing

    Surely you’ve tried sparkling water with your pasta? It’s a classic pairing.

  • A must-visit festival in Houston

    Houston, The United States is the proud home of the annual Houston Pasta Festival, held every May to celebrate everything that is good about Italian.


  • Once upon a time

    The next time you bite into a deliciouspasta remember to thank China who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

Parking in the area

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when you’re hungry. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Italian spot.

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