1574 4th Street

San Rafael, California  94901

t:  415-521-5568

e: info@thekitchentablesr.com

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 now booking reservations exclusively through Resy. 

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



  • Indoor tables and heated outdoor tables can be reserved for dinner via Tock; click the "Make a Reservation" link above

  • Please practice responsible and respectful social distancing from other guests

  • Curbside Pickup for takeout is available (link below, may be limited on certain nights, please call  the restaurant for specific information)

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burrata and tomato salad
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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.



(sample menu only; subject to change
due to market availability)
Updated October 1, 2022

BITE   6

parmesan chips

fried zucchini

marinated olives

shishito peppers

fried mozzarella 

bread and butter   4


raviolo uovo*   13

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

maitake mushroom + crispy polenta   14

mushroom demi

ahi ceviche*   16

spicy pepper salsa, cherry tomato,

american cucumber, corn, mint, citrus juice

fritto misto   15

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

grilled spanish octopus   16

chorizo, arugula, potato, leeks, fava beans, rosemary, lemon vinaigrette 

brisket bruchetta   15

white bean purée, poblano + new mexico pepper relish, red onion, lemon vinaigrette


pear + feta   14

baby lettuce mix, point reyes blue,

almonds, sherry vinaigrette

sweet breads   15

romaine, mixed mushrooms, pine nuts, leeks, lemon vinaigrette

smoked salmon + poached egg   14

baby mustard greens, baby arugula, 

lemon vinaigrette, marble potato salad with dijon cream


margherita   16

tomato sauce, mozzarella, basil

mushroom      19

mushroom béchamel, shallot, arugula


prosciutto     19

fontina, fresh mozzarella, sage, chili oil

anchovy   18

tomato sauce, sliced garlic, niçoise olives, oregano

sausage   18

fennel, jimmy nardello peppers,

shishito pepper purée


PASTA  (handmade daily)

fettuccini carbonara   22

egg yolk, parmesan, shallots, pancetta

pepper infused tagliatelle   22

chanterelle mushrooms, pecorino, butter

penne with meat ragù   22

pork, veal, beef, english peas

gnocchi   22

mixed summer squash, creamy pesto sauce

pappardelle   23

oxtail, fresh espelette pepper,

sungold tomato sauce

spaghetti with clams   23

garlic, white wine, chili flakes, parsley

mushroom ravioli   23

brown butter, pecorino, thyme

chicken angolotti   24

sage, alfredo sauce


grilled hawai'ian swordfish   38

black rice + english peas + arugula mix, 

dijon cream sauce

local halibut   35

scalloped potatoes,

fennel + red bell pepper purée,

poached baby leek

fried chicken   27

mashed potatoes, demi-glace

chicken saltimbocca   27

prosciutto, mushroom, sage

niman ranch country pork chop   30

orange demi, english peas, marble potatoes


sautéed green 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   9
string pasta with alfredo sauce    9

fried chicken with broccoli    10

*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

caramel sauce, almond, cayenne, rock salt


lemon tart

seasonal fruit purée,

whipped cream




Prosecco, Sommariva, NV, Valdobbiadene

Moscato d’Asti, Vietti, 2020, Piemonte

Champagne, Louis Roederer, Brut Collection, NV 

Champagne, Billecart-Salmon Brut Reserve, NV

Champagne Grand Cru, H. Goutorbe Special Club, 2008, Aÿ




New World

Sauvignon Blanc, Ancient Peaks, 2021, Paso Robles

Sauvignon Blanc, Taft Street, 2021, Russian River

Chardonnay, Ancient Peaks, 2021, Paso Robles

Chardonnay, Costa de Oro, 2019, Santa Barbara

Chardonnay, Lewis Cellars, 2020, Russian River


Old World

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

Falanghina, Terre Stegate, 2020, Campania

Fiano di Avellino, Clelio Romano, 2019, Campania

Verdicchio, Marotti Campi, 2020, Marche

Vermentino, La Spinetta, 2021, Toscana

Etna Bianco, Cantine Valenti, 2019, Sicilia

Soave Classico, Suavia, 2020, Veneto

Gavi, La Doria, 2020, Piemonte

Roero Arneis, Vietti, 2020, Piemonte

Bourgogne Blanc, Dampt Frères, 2019, Tonnerre

Chablis Grand Cru, Domaine Pinson, Les Clos, 2019, Bourgogne

Sancerre, Isabelle Garrault, 2020, Loire

Cassis Blanc, Clos Ste. Magdeleine, 2021, Provence

Riesling, Dönnhoff, Trocken, 2020, Nahe


Rosé of Gris de Gris, Domaine de Fontsainte, 2021, Corbières

Rosé of Txakolina, Inazio Urruzola, 2020, Basque

Rosé of Bandol, Domaine de Terrebrune, 2021, Provence


New World

Pinot Noir, Costa de Oro, 2018, Santa Barbara

Pinot Noir, L'Oliveto, 2019, Russian River

Pinot Noir, Anthill Farms, 2019, Sonoma Coast

Pinot Noir, Radio Coteau La Neblina, 2019, Sonoma

Pinot Noir, Melville Estate, 2019, Santa Barbara

Cabernet Blend, The Paring, 2017, California

Cabernet Sauvignon, Ancient Peaks, 2020, Paso Robles

Cabernet Sauvignon, Rossi Wallace, 2019, Napa

Zinfandel Blend, Paydirt, 2019, Paso Robles

Zinfandel Blend, Ridge Lytton Springs, 2019, Sonoma

Syrah, The Ojai Vinayard, 2019, Santa Maria Valley

Old World

Aglianico, Terre Stregate, 2018, Campania

Amarone della Valpolicella, Zenato, 2016, Veneto

Barbaresco, Piazzo, 2018, Piemonte

Barolo, Vietti, 2017, Piemonte

Barolo, Gaja, 2015, Piemonte

Barbera d'Alba, Filipo Gallino, 2019, Piemonte

Dolcetto di Diano d'Alba, Il Palazzotto, 2019, Piemonte

Brunello di Montalcino, Fornacina, 2016, Toscana

Brunello di Montalcino, Casanova di Neri, 2017, Toscana

Tocana IrRosso, Casanova di Neri, 2018, Toscana

Chianti Colli Senesi, Casa Alle Vacche, 2020, Toscana

Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Scarpone, 2020, Teramo

Sagrantino di Montefalco, Antonelli, 2015, Umbria

Etna Rosso, Cantine Valenti, 2016, Sicilia

Beaujolais, Domaine Dupeuble, 2021, Bourgogne

Malbec, Clos la Coutale, 2019, Cahors

Châteaneuf du Pape, Domaine Tèlègraphe, 2019, Rhône



kölsch-style, ksa, fort point
italian-style pilsner, sfizio, fort point
unfiltered wheat ale, 530, farmers brewing
ipa, villager, fort point

hard seltzer, ranch water

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.


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.