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1574 4th Street

San Rafael, California  94901

t:  415-521-5568



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DINNER | Tues-Thurs 5:00pm-8:30pm

               Fri & Sat 5:00pm-9:00 pm

Click the 'Make a Reservation' link below to schedule your dinner. 


We are open on Sunday, December 31st for New Year's Eve! Come enjoy our four course prix fixe menu to ring in the New Year! 

We will be closed on Tuesday, December 26th for a holiday break. We will also be closed on Tuesday, January 2nd.

If you do not receive a text or email confirmation via Resy, please call us directly to confirm your reservation.


A 3.5% living wage fee will be applied to all bills. Thank you for understanding.



The Kitchen Table is a neighborhood restaurant located in the West End of San Rafael, California.  


Chef Alexander Alioto combines forces with Master Sommelier, Nunzio Alioto, to create a fun, approachable dinner experience. 


We focus on high quality, country-style Italian food that is approachable for the entire family. The menu is highlighted by fresh, seasonal ingredients sourced from local purveyors; the delicate, homemade pastas are a must try for any visit to The Kitchen Table. 

Our open concept kitchen invites our neighbors, friends, and family to gather around our kitchen table to

share stories, laugh, and eat well with Chef Alexander.


Nunzio Alioto, Master Sommelier, has hand-picked food-friendly wines from around the world

that provide exceptional value and variance from the average wine list.


BITE   6

parmesan chips

fried zucchini

marinated olives

shishito peppers

fried mozzarella 

portside bread and butter   5


raviolo uovo*   13

soft egg yolk, ricotta, truffle oil, brown butter, parmesan

manila clams + crispy polenta   17

mushroom demi

fritto misto   15

rock shrimp, calamari, castelvetrano olives, zucchini, onion, fennel

bruschetta   15

truffled mushroom purée, poached egg, hazelnuts, lemon vinaigrette

daily crudo*   18

italian butter beans, celery, mint,

oven-dried cherry tomatoes, lemon vinaigrette

grilled octopus   18

potato cream sauce, fennel + olive + parsley salad, sherry vinaigrette


roasted beet   15

baby lettuce mix (tatsoi, arugula, mustard),

sweet honey ricotta, beet chips, sherry vinaigrette

fuyū persimmon   15

mixed greens, panko fried fontina, almonds, sherry vinaigrette

little gems   15

hard boiled egg, white hakurei turnip, 

purple round + watermelon radish, capers,

bagna càuda dressing


(sample menu only; subject to change
due to market availability)
Updated December 2, 2023


margherita   18

tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil

mushroom      21

crimini + maitake + oyster mushroom, mushroom béchamel, ricotta, arugula


prosciutto     21

fresh mozzarella, sage, chili oil

salami   21

tomato sauce, mushroom, fennel, mozzarella

anchovy   21

tomato sauce, sliced garlic, kalamata olives, oregano, chili oil

sausage   21

tomato sauce, mozzarella, shishito peppers 

crab   25

wild blue crab, white béchamel, leeks, celery

PASTA  (handmade daily)

fettuccini carbonara   25

egg yolk, parmesan, shallots, pancetta

pepper infused tagliatelle   26

'fried chicken' mushrooms, fennel,

butter, pecorino

gnocchi  25

gorgonzola cream sauce,

shishito + sweet peppers

pappardelle   25

duck ragù

rigatoni   25

sausage, english peas, creamy tomato sauce

spinach + ricotta ravioli   24

butter, sage, parmesan

spaghetti with mussels   26

tomato, garlic, white wine, chili flakes

risotto   29

seared california black cod, porcini broth


catch of the day   MP

chanterelle mushrooms, marble potatoes,

lemon vinaigrette

chicken saltimbocca   28

prosciutto, mushroom, sage

pork osso buco   36

celery root purée, purple cauliflower, romanesco, pink peppercorn sauce

agentinian new york steak   49

roasted maitake mushroom, chimichurri                                   

SIDE  10

fried brussels sprouts, balsamic vinaigrette   12

roasted french beans, lemon, mint

sautéed market greens, shallots

sautéed broccolini, parmesan cheese

french fries, truffle oil, sea salt


KIDS  (under 10)  


string pasta with tomato sauce   12
string pasta with alfredo sauce    12

fried chicken thighs with broccoli    15

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.




buttermilk panna cotta

seasonal fruit purée, berries


cinnamon cayenne sugar, crème anglaise


flourless chocolate cake, marshmallow, caramel sauce, graham cracker


honeycrisp apple cobbler

crumble, vanilla ice cream



Prosecco, Sommariva, NV, Veneto

Moscato d’Asti, Vietti, 2022, Piemonte

Champagne, Charles Le Bel, Inspiration 1818, NV

Champagne, Billecart-Salmon Brut Réserve, NV

Champagne, Krug, 170ème Édition Grande Cuvée, NV

Champagne, Taittinger, Comtes de Champagne, 2011

Champagne, Louis Roederer, Cristal, 2014





Sauvignon Blanc, Ancient Peaks, 2022, Paso Robles

Sauvignon Blanc, Taft St., 2022, Russian River

Chardonnay, Ancient Peaks, 2021, Paso Robles

Chardonnay, Costa de Oro, 2021, Santa Barbara

Chardonnay, The Ojai Vineyard, 2022, Santa Maria Valley

Chardonnay, Lewis Cellars, 2021, Russian River



Pinot Grigio, Progetto Lageder, 2021, Trentino-Alto Adige

Etna Bianco, Tenuta della Terre Nere, 2022, Sicilia

Falanghina, Terre Stegate, 2021, Campania

Verdicchio, Marotti Campi, 2021, Marche

Vermentino, La Spinetta, 2021, Toscana

Soave Classico, Marta, 2020, Veneto

Gavi, La Doria, 2021, Piemonte

Roero Arneis, Vietti, 2022, Piemonte

Pecorino, Scarpone, 2021, Abruzzo


Bourgogne Blanc, Dampt Frères, 2020, Tonnerre

Bourgogne Blanc 1er Cru, Joseph Colin, 2021, En Cailleret

Bourgogne Blanc 1er Cru, Joseph Colin, 2021, Saint-Aubin

Sancerre Blanc, Domaine Hippolyte Reverdy, 2022, Loire

Cassis Blanc, Clos Ste. Magdeleine, 2021, Provence


Vino Rosato, Elvio Tintero, 2022, Piemonte

Rosé of Gris de Gris, Domaine de Fontsainte, 2022, Corbières

Rosé of Txakolina, Inazio Urruzola, 2021, Basque

Rosé of Bandol, Domaine de Terrebrune, 2021, Provence



Pinot Noir, Costa de Oro, 2021, Santa Barbara

Pinot Noir, Birichino, 2021, Santa Cruz Mountains

Pinot Noir, Melville Estate, 2021, Sta. Rita Hills 

Pinot Noir, Anthill Farms, 2021, Anderson Valley

Pinot Noir, Anthill Farms, 2020, Comptche Ridge

Cabernet Blend, The Paring, 2018, California

Cabernet Blend, Dominus, 2019, Napa

Cabernet Blend, Opus One, 2019, Napa

Cabernet Sauvignon, Ancient Peaks, 2020, Paso Robles

Cabernet Sauvignon, Jax Vineyards, 2021, North Coast

Cabernet Sauvignon, Mending Wall, 2019, Napa

Zinfandel Blend, Paydirt, 2020, Paso Robles

Zinfandel Blend, Ridge, Geyserville, 2021, Sonoma

Syrah, The Ojai Vinayard, Bien Nacido, 2020, Santa Maria Valley


Amarone della Valpolicella, Zenato, 2016, Veneto

Barolo, Vietti, 2018, Piemonte

Barolo, Enzo Boglietti, 2017, Piemonte

Barbaresco, Gaja, 2019, Piemonte

Barbera d'Alba, Filipo Gallino, 2020, Piemonte

Brunello di Montalcino, Fornacina, 2017, Toscana

Brunello di Montalcino, Casanova di Neri, 2018, Toscana

Toscana Rosso, Ciacci Piccolomini, 2021, Toscana

Toscana Rosso, Casanova di Neri, 2021, Toscana

Chianti Classico, Le Fonti, 2016, Toscana

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Scarpone, 2020, Teramo

Sagrantino di Montefalco, Antonelli, 2017, Umbria

Etna Rosso, Tenuta della Terre Nere, 2021, Sicilia

Nero d'Avola, Riofavara, 2019, Sicilia


Malbec, Clos la Coutale, 2020, Cahors

Côtes du Rhône, Pont de Nyons, 2019, Rhône

Châteaneuf du Pape, Domaine Tèlègraphe, 2020, Rhône



kölsch-style, ksa, fort point
italian-style pilsner, sfizio, fort point 

oktoberfest-style lager, wedding of the century, henhouse

oyster stout, henhouse

hazy ipa, deschutes 

hard cider, might dry, golden state

low alcohol, kölsch-style ale, best day brewing

*A $25 per bottle corkage fee will apply. The corkage fee will be waived upon purchase of a bottle of wine.

*A 3.5% living wage fee will be applied to all bills.  Thank you for understanding.


We accept reservations up to 60 days in advance.

If you have a preference for indoor or outdoor dining, please choose the appropriate indoor or outdoor specification when making an online reservation.

We will do our very best to accommodate all requests, but due to limited seating and high demand for both indoor or outdoor seating we cannot guarantee fulfillment of your request.


For reservations of up to 4 guests, please use the online system below. 

If you cannot find a table at the time you prefer, we recommend using the "Waitlist" feature.

For reservations of parties 5 or more, please call 415-521-5568.

If you have not used Resy before, an account is required to make a reservation.

Booking a reservation is a separate process than creating an account.

Please make sure that you follow up your account setup with booking your reservation. 


Walk-ins are always welcome.


Please Note: The Kitchen Table is a small neighborhood restaurant and we try to accommodate all requests to dine with us.

If you are dining at 7:00 pm or earlier, we would very much appreciate your awareness and consideration for diners in the second seating.

Street parking available.

Please do not park in United Liquor's reserved spaced in the public lot. 



Receiving a gift card from The Kitchen Table is a wonderful way to make someone feel special. 

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