Amalfi Ristorante: Pasta and Vino in an Italy-Inspired Setting
Larkspur may not be Italy, but the setting at the foot of Mount Tamalpais is almost as scenic as Amalfi. Which is precisely what makes it the perfect spot for Amalfi Ristorante, an eatery inspired by Italy's cuisine and countryside. Inside of its warm-toned, softly lit dining room, you might feel as though you've actually traveled across the ocean to the Italian coast.
That's not only thanks to the scene, but also the authentic Italian fare. Begin your feast with calamari fritti or bruschetta rustica, but don't fill up. Your entree will really be the main event. Fresh pasta takes up a good portion of the menu, such as the spaghetti carbonara and papardelle Bolognese. More filling dishes range from organic chicken parmesan to prawns simmered in white wine, lemon, butter, garlic, and parsley. Add a glass of wine and some tiramisu to your order to get the full Amalfi experience.