Clean-plate clubFour of us had dinner at Insalata's and all finished every scrap of delicious food. Really, really good food.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Service!Enjoyed the menu, the decor, but the service was truly outstanding!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorites.We love going to Insalata's. The food is always great and their special Manhattan's are a must. The food is always consistent and the menu offers something for everyone. Thank you so much, Jinnie6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMdependably goodI can count on the food being tasty, healthy, and a nice presentation. We were up the stairs at a table for two. The tables were so close that the gentleman/'s voice from the table right next to us was overpowering and made it hard for us to carry on a conversation with out straining. That was too bad. The tables are very close to one another.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best in MarinMy wife and I are foodies and got a recommendation to try Insalata's. We were glad we did. The chef really knows what he is doing. Did an excellent job of combining flavors and tastes from various cultures and ethnicities. We loved the cigars, pasta with mushrooms along with the duck and vegetarian plate.
We will definitely go back!5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat diningHad a delicious dinner. All four diners were happy with their meals. The kitchen was happy to adjust one of our meals to make it more appealing to one in our party. Overall, a great dining experience.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely meal for the whole familyThe menu has a nice variety of offerings. I ordered the salmon, which was delicious. My husband had a vegetarian dish that was very good too. What made our meal especially nice was the kids menu. Our 6-year-old was very happy with his chicken skewers and french fries. It's hard to find a place where you can have a nice meal and please your kid. Insalata's worked for everyone. My son especially enjoyed his "Pigs in the Mud" dessert!5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful food; limited wine listEvery thing we had was superb. Our wait staff was excellent.. The decor was sleek and modern. I would recommend augmenting the wine list some what.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMA neighborhood gem that keepsA neighborhood gem that keeps getting better. Hummus, little gem salad and duck were all outstanding. Waiter was cheerful but professional and adequate staffing levels ensure water is filled and plates are cleared.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently shinesInsalata's never disappoints. I love the food and the atmosphere as well as the appropriately attentive wait staff. A winner.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Best Mother's Day BrunchInsalata's is the best restaurant in Ross Valley (Greenbrae/Kentfield/Ross/San Anselmo), so their everyday fare is very good. For Mother's Day every year they pull out the stops and make a meal worth remembering. It's so good that it has become our family tradition to go to Insalata's for the Mother's Day Brunch.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Mother's Day brunch wasThe Mother's Day brunch was outstanding. There was an abundance of food selection and it was very good. The food was very fresh and flavorful. Especially for a brunch. It was lovely and we all enjoyed it very much.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day Brunch at Insalata'sYummy!!
An eclectic assortment of hot and cold dishes -- from scrambled eggs with bacon, to a roasted lamb (loin? leg?) with middle eastern seasonings that was fabulous, and from a farro platter with walnuts and apricots that was amazing, to brilliant green asparagus, and wonderful assortment of "finger" size desserts that were all baked at Insalata's.
Two things spoiled an otherwise perfect Mother's Day brunch. The hot dishes weren't hot. And our server seemed to be somewhat inattentive during the first half of our meal.
All-in-all, the criticisms are minor. My wife and I were very pleased with our holiday visit to Heidi's place -- one of the best experiences we've had with Mother's Day outings.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food! Great Service!Insalata's is fully attentive from the moment of reservation to service to food. Consistently superb.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMInsalata's lunch experienceI took two girlfriends here for their birthday lunch celebration. I thought it was very good. The shrimp salad that I ordered was delicious. Both my friends ordered pasta dishes and they really enjoyed them. My only complaint would be that the service was a bit slow but it did give us time to talk and catch up. I would recommend this restaurant and will go back again.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ServiceThe service, food and everything at Insalata's exceeded our expectations.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMInsalata's has been aroundInsalata's has been around for so long we tend to forget about it. But no matter how much time goes by between visits, we find it as welcoming and delicious as ever. Consistent is the word I would apply. When I complimented the server on the excellent bulgur wheat pilaf, he arrived later with the restaurant's cookbook open to that page. Very thoughtful! My one concern was the soup: when asked if the asparagus/fennel soup of the day had cream in it, the server said "just a touch." It turned out to be a classic cream of asparagus soup, quite rich. If we had known that, we would not have ordered it. Also, the otherwise-good texture was marred by bits of asparagus fiber, telling me the soup had not been put through the mouli.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMy biggest complement forMy biggest complement for Insalata goes to our waitperson who very quickly took the temperature of the table and could see that my 14 year old daughter was headed for a meltdown and tailored our meal to accommodate her every need.
While most people were there for a casual dinner - It was my birthday and dinner at a nice restaurant mid-week was an event for us. The waiter made us feel so special.
The food came very quickly and my salmon was PERFECTLY prepared...it was really quite spectacular. My friend's sole was also quite good and my daughter enjoyed her pasta. We also had some lovely appetizers.
I do think the atmosphere is a little boring but what I did appreciate was the sound level...we did not have to strain to hear or be heard.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMInsalata's is always responsiveInsalata's is always responsive to special requests via Open Table.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMI always enjoy Insalata'sI always enjoy Insalata's a lot and take visitors there. The food is creatively conceived and very well prepared. The staff is friendly, helpful and not overbearing. While I am definitely not a vegetarian, I often order their vegetarian plate because it is often tastier than the other things on the menu. My main criticism is that the menu is somewhat limited in scope and, given that, doesn't change as often as it should. That's one reason I don't go there more often.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, food was very good.As always, food was very good. The chicken fatoush salad is very tasty. Excellent dessert - a Greek orange cake in a lovely sauce. However, our wait person was very "in your face" about almost everything. She has waited on us before and always a bit like that but more intrusive, and almost combative about everything. Our friends were unhappy that a charge of $2.50 was made for each order of sprite (they both had three during the 2 1/2 hours we were at lunch. They asked the Manager to take it off the bill, and she very graciously did so. We will continue to refer this very good restaurant to others. The cookies we took out from the bakery were excellent!4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe "Fatoush" (spelt correctly?)The "Fatoush" (spelt correctly?) is simply divine. A staple of this restaurant for years that has remained consistently scrumptious.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful!Excellent as always, Insalata's has become our favorite birthday dinner place.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had their humus and fahtooshWe had their humus and fahtoosh salad. Everything tasted fresh, newly-made and delicious.4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and excellent service.Great food and excellent service. I will come again.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe pre fix meal was amazing!The pre fix meal was amazing! The standard menu had something for everyone to enjoy! It is a restaurant to continue to go to regularly.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMHad never dined at Insalata'sHad never dined at Insalata's for a brunch, which apparently they only host a few times a year. It was FABULOUS! There was something there for everyone. The great thing about Insalata's: it's all about the food. Delicious. Fresh. And I might even venture to say healthy if you skip the delectable dessert options.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is THE restaurant thatThis is THE restaurant that I always choose for my birthday celebration with my family. It's my most favorite restaurant in Marin. The food is absolutely amazing!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife enjoyed our lunchMy wife enjoyed our lunch so much that we came back for some dinner take out later that afternoon.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is not my first timeThis is not my first time at Insalata's, but as usual, they delivered. Our meals were to die for (I had the steak with the mushrooms) and the service was fantastic.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMInsalata's is our go to placeInsalata's is our go to place when we want special occasion great food and service. We've been going for years and NEVER been disappointed, whether it be brunch, lunch or dinner. We can't sing its praises enough! The food is always consistently delicious, and the wait staff considerate and accommodating. The wine list is impressive and we've never been leadastray by staff recommendations. This time, my husband's dinner entree was delevered just a little later than the rest of us, and the waiter brought a complimentary dip and pita bread while he was waiting. Insalata's is this kind of place.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious. IThe food was delicious. I had the vegetarian dish and it was yummy along with the excellent salad. There was winemaker and her wine was very good and complimented the meal perfectly.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful dinner experience....Wonderful dinner experience.... Food, service, wine list and ambiance... one of my favorites3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the things I like bestOne of the things I like best about Insalata's is that the menu isn't so vast that you get lost in it. Instead there are just enough wonderful options to easily make a selection that suits your cravings. From appetizers through dessert, our meal was impeccable. Our waitress made an excellent wine recommendation and offered us amazing service.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe all had the pre fixe dinner,We all had the pre fixe dinner, and thought it was delicious, and a great value.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur server could not haveOur server could not have been better. He was there, attentive without being overbearing and helpful. Quintessential service.
Wines included with dinner were mediocre. Kind of had the feeling this was a good opportunity to rid shelves of overstock. Perhaps one glass of better wine would be better than 2 of lesser quality.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSteak was perfectly cooked,Steak was perfectly cooked, lean and delicious, as uaual.12/1/2012 12:00:00 AM