Readers Choice for Best Italian Restaurant in Novato

Voting ends at 9 am Friday - but there's more to choosing the Best than just clicking a poll!


We're not kidding: this (non-scientific) poll is NOT the sole consideration of the "Best Of Novato." If you want your favorite restaurant to win, please either leave a comment below, go to their entry on Patch Places (see the list below), give it a rating, leave a review... it all adds up!

This week we launch a new regular feature on Patch, a “Best of” series. Every week we’ll ask you the readers to cast your vote for your favorite place, business, school, activity, the subject of the week – and it will be local, right here in Novato.

We start it off with one of our favorite topics: Italian restaurants. No, we’re not talking pizza parlors or delis – though we may circle back to those later – but the kind of restaurants where you can enjoy the kind of authentic Italian cooking both your parents and your children can enjoy, or maybe even where you can have a romantic dinner for two.

Make your choice in our Poll. If you don’t see your favorite Italian restaurant, maybe it’s in a neighboring city, or , Larkspur or . (If it is, vote for it on that Patch!) If it’s not here, leave a comment - not just a smiley face, please - and tell us what we’ve missed.

Here's the list to remind you; visit their sites and leave a review if you've been there.

You can find each these restaurants in the Patch directory – click on the Places tab on the top of every page, and then Food & Dining, then Restaurants. Once you find your favorite restaurant, you can leave a review, post a picture or even add a video. (See this article on how to use your iPhone to do just that.)

Voting ends at 9 a.m. on Friday; we’ll announce the winner later that day, based on poll results, comments on this page and on ratings and reviews on Patch Places. Hint: The ratings and reviews count extra.

So vote here and leave a comment about your choice for Novato’s Best Italian Restaurant.

R.C. March 02, 2012 at 06:07 AM
Kolleen Pahland March 02, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Tavalo @ Hamilton
Craig Belfor March 02, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Chianti Cucina. Great food, great waiter, the Argentine porteno, who likes to stop by often to top off your wine. They made me a great crab louis at the start of crab season, and also did a great crab choppino to settle my crab fetish (for a while). Their wine list is good, and they're not bashful about portions.
Leslie Fellows April 06, 2012 at 09:56 AM
Tavola is new, but it's definitely the best in Novato, if not Marin.
David Randolph April 07, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Are you on their payroll?


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