We had to start with Famous Burger. Located off Zinfandel Dr., this family-owned burger joint has every burger imaginable for wonderfully reasonable prices. Listed as National Geographic's no. 5 best burger joint in the U.S., do we need to explain why they earned a #1 spot on our list?
Truly a hidden gem, Rudy's Hideaway can be hard to spot just off Hazel Ave. This independently-owned lobster house has been around for decades, and the old-fashioned vibe has kept customers loyal. If you're not sold yet, Rudy's received TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence for its outstanding reputation. Obviously, Rudy's specialty is lobster!
The Sacramento area is saturated with sushi restaurants, but Samurai Sushi has remained at the top of Rancho Cordova's list since its opening in 1998. But the real reason we have chosen Samurai Sushi as one of the best restaurants in Rancho Cordova is for its consistency. Whether you're grabbing a quick lunch or bringing the whole family for dinner, we recommend ordering their California Roll.
We couldn't leave Il Forno Classico off the list. Let us start off with a PSA: II Forno is not your everyday restaurant. With prices on the higher side, this specialty Italian restaurant is more of a fine dining experience. Although the menu items hold their own, Il Forno's wine selection is the most extensive in the region. With its own wine cellar room, Il Forno offers a choice of 600 different wines at any given time.
Sometimes you don't even need to leave your hotel for the best plates in Rancho Cordova. If you're already at the Sacramento/Rancho Cordova Marriott, Formaggio Taverna & Patio is nestled inside this four-diamond property and offers breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour, private events, and paint nights! The Visit Rancho Cordova staff recommends the Formaggio Salad out on the patio for the perfect lunch fare.