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Insalata's Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.insalatas.com
  • Phone: (415) 457-7700
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm

    Take out is open Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 7:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Insalata's is a full service on-site Fine Dining experience for events of 25 to 800. Contact Chris Engel at (415)332-3277 for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Enjoy Dining in Insalata’s private dining Room. Available for lunch, brunch or dinner for a maximum of 40 guests, we provide luscious food in an inviting room of cherry wood and warm colors. For parties of 40 to 60, enjoy sitting on our mezzanine level for semi private dining under the beautiful paintings of opulent pears, plums and peaches by artist Laura Parker. Menus are designed to showcase the freshest seasonal produce and local ingredients. Our wine list is carefully crafted to compliment your feast. The entire restaurant is available for parties of 60 -150. Whether you are celebrating a baptism, bar mitzvah, birthday, wedding or anniversary, Insalata’s will help you create a memorable event.
  • Private Party Contact: Angela Salvemini (415) 457-7700
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night to enjoy a 3-Course menu paired with wine for your enjoyment. $29.50 per person or try one item à la carte

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Barber
  • Public Transit: Sir Francis Drake at Barber
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have a wrap around horse shoe parking lot. Valet is available Monday - Friday day. The charge is $2.00.
A word from Insalata's
Insalata's receives Bib Gourmand from Michelin .
Our goal at Insalata's has always been to bring luscious Mediterranean food, gracious service and a warm atmosphere to our diners. For over 15 years we have shared this experience of intimate dining and joyful celebrations in a variety of ways. First and foremost as a fine dining restaurant with our beautiful private Siena room in which to sit and relax and enjoy a meal. We also offer take out dining for those days when time is of the essence, or catered affairs where we bring great food and staff into your home or venue. Our guests have become family and we have grown together in the community in which we all live and work. Everyone at Insalata's is extremely proud to be a part of this extended "village" family. Continued
Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMediterranean
Diner Reviews
  • "Midweek three course prix-fixe may be a bargain but the food is of the highest and freshest quality. We especially enjoyed the Meditteranean preparation of the sea bass. Melon salad was tasty and peach shortcake was scrumptious."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Insalata's has become my husband's and my favorite local restaurant. The weekday evening 3-course prix-fixe winemaker's dinners are such a treat. This last visit, the starter was melon salad with a goat cheese and prosciutto toast--perfect pairing! Firm, fresh seabass with herbs and a yummy Mediterranean quinoa and pumpkin seed pairing, and peach shortcake for dessert, with two half-glasses of wine for $33. Such a deal!! Comfy chairs, cool room, attentive service. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "I always order the 3-course special because of the taste and pricing. Even if it's not my fav dish normally, this restaurant always make it taste like it should have been what I was going to order all along"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "As always, Insalata's was a yummy experience. The lamb was delicious and my cocktail, chilled, crisp and welcome. Insalata's consistently has very professional, on-the-spot service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The food is outstanding but the servers appeared to be overloaded resulting in sporadic and perfuntory service. Many tables are also too close, barely allowing elbow room between the next table."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Insalata's has been one of our family's favorites for some time. And it will continue to be!! Must try the fatoush salad....awesome."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We enjoyed a birthday brunch for my daughter, here. Three adults plus a quiet baby. The Eggs Benedict & grapefruit juice: fantastic. Cornmeal pancakes: good but needed far more lemon sauce and maple syrup. There were only two other tables with guests and there were two wait-staff working and at least one bus-person. The waitress was nice, but inattentive to our basic needs. When we ordered, we said we would be sharing the pancakes. When served, we were not offered a clean plate to help distribute food nor was there even one spoon on our table with which to manage the food. The waitress disappeared for long periods and we had to flag her down to get a spoon, hot water for tea and syrup. Insalata's is a favorite--usually much better."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Top notch on all counts! It is our reliable, "go-to" restaurant in Marin and never disappoints. Fresh food, great wine list, friendly service and a pretty room. What more can you ask for?"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "always enjoy meeting friends or business colleagues here for dining in an always welcoming and enjoyable space. oh, and food is lovely too."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We really love this place, the food is excellent. We had the trio of hummus for appetizer as always yummy. Dinner was the lamb which was amazing , even the left overs the next day were delicious. The only thing that bothered me was the bright lights. Usually it's lit very nicely but that night way too bright."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Thanks for another delicious lunch with excellent service!"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful, as usual - the eggplant fries appetizer, our shared mozzarella salad, my lemon linguine, his salmon, the pistachio pavlova and the berry crisp. Our only mistake was that we didn't realize it was graduation night, so our table for two was tucked amid some very large parties that were celebrating. You can always count on Insalata's for excellent food with perfectly-sized portions and efficient service."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I go here often and I always enjoy the food! It is consistent and fresh!"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We celebrated our daughters Birthday. It was our first visit and it won't be our last. The food and service were excellent. The restaurant made us feel very much at home and they did not hurry us."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We were visiting from Chicago for a little holiday. A friend, who cooks from Insalata's recipe book all the time, recommended we go (as in jumping up and down, "You've got to go! You've got to go!"). Are we glad we did. Our meal was wonderful. Five stars fantastic. I don't often get excited about chicken but when I asked our server for a recommendation, I took him up on his suggestion. It was *the* best chicken I've ever eaten. Seriously. Not sure I could have ever imagined chicken with cumin, yogurt, green olives, chick peas, and roasted fennel rising to become the topic of a gushing review but it was really was fantastic. If you're thinking about going to Insalata's, all I can say is "You've got to go! You've got to go!""
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The chicken tagine is excellent - and the pistacio pavlova is a desert I hope stays on the menu year-round, not just seasonally. Great Mediterranean food."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We asked for a booth when I made reservations, but didn't get one. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "If you want an excellent dinner in a beautiful environment, Inslata's is perfect. The food, the service, the people are all outstanding."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Per usual, Insalata's was most enjoyable. The food is always good and the service was very good - served with a smile. I have been to this restaurant and it continues to be top-notch."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "On a hot spring day what could be better than lunch of Chilled Cucumber and Avacado Soup with Chicken Fatoush Salad at Insalata's? A glass of chilled Chardonnay and my day was magnificent. They were not told it was my birthday but the server saw a birthday card being opened. She magically and discretely appeared with chocolate dessert with a candle, after the check had been paid. She wasn't doing it to increase her gratuity but to wish me happy birthday. Professional, experienced, gracious server who we truly appreciated. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "An enjoyable Sunday evening dinner. Lamb and steak and a shared hummus and fatuous salad for starters. What good be better. The for continues to be of the highest quality, fresh and nicely prepared."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My first visit to Insalata's left me (and my family) charmed! Lovely restaurant, quiet enough to talk with no effort, efficient service, and excellent food that pleased all. Salad split without our having to ask--and copious as well as delicious; lamb and steak done to perfection; and a midweek winemaker three-course dinner for $32.50 including two half glasses of wine. Generous portions of spot-on dishes. This is the first restaurant in a while where both my husband and I cannot wait to go back. (We don't go out often, so we want to make our outings count!)"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "The chef Robin was incredible. The food was outstanding. It was a relaxing holiday for the family and we will continue to come on a regular basis. I had a problem with open table I tried to add two more to our reservation and it would not all me to do this, no big deal I phoned the restaurant directly and added two "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Great Mother's day. All you can eat buffet. Gourmet food. Nice decor. Mom was happy and two teenage boys made the price of admission worth it at only $38. Will go back again."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Insalata's is a great fav of mine- the food is always excellent, ambiance very pleasant and the service excellent. I highly recommend it. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Our waitress was very nice and answered all our questions to our satisfaction. The food was generally good but we had to wait longer than is typical for a restaurant of this caliber. Overall we were satisfied with our experience."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Have been wanting to eat here for a long time. Well my husband and I did-- and I was not overly impressed, the food was good but not ovver the top. Maybe we did. to order the right thing. The wine by the glass prices seem very inflated with a very limited selection"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Our waiter, I believe his name was Gregory, was outstanding!!!!"
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "I eat often at Insalata's- I never tire of their food. The service is friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Every time I eat here I am pleased. Consistently great food and strong service. Only disappointment, this time round, was that we got seated in that sad little side room to right of entry, that doesnt have either the comfort or charm ofmain restaurant, even tho I made rez abt 5wks in advance!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "This restaurant serves an amazing brunch! The food is varied and tasty. The service is friendly and efficient. the hostesses are friendly and helpful."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We just had Easter Brunch here and I can't say enough about how extraordinary it was! Everything from beginning to end was delicious, fresh, mouthwatering. Many different items from salads, fruits, eggs benedict, lamb, chicken, salmon, pastries, rice salad, desserts and much more! The best brunch we've ever had!!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "My family went for easter brunch. It was above excellent. At the end of the lunch my daughter said lets have all of our holidays here. I just made reservations for Mothers Day. I have always had a great meal the food is always great"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "One of Marin's classic, half dozen (or less) predictable, reliable, go-to quality establishments that serves fresh and well-prepared foods with a Mediterranean accent. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The grilled salmon fatoush salads were delicious and bountiful. Vegetable platter was pleasing as was the prawn salad. With some olives and hummus for appetizers, we had a perfect meal for 4. We left happy."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "All three of us had wonderful entrees, the favors and presentation were awesome. The staff is very friendly and very knowledgeable of the menu. We will dine again there again "
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "My first time there I had an incredible meal (duck) and was excited to return. I think I just ordered the wrong dish. Paparadelle with Fennel Sausage Meatballs. Flavor was so-so; the meatballs were a bit 'mushy' for me. I had the special soup - Potato Leek - it was good, but not great. Might try a third visit at some point."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Service was very slow and the server forgot the salads for two of the guests. I never experienced this at this restaurant before. It was a topic of conversation at the table and we were all pretty disappointed."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This has happened before in Open Table. I was not able to make a noon reservation through Open Table, so made one 15 minutes earlier. There were tables galore available at noon. What's up? Next time I will call the restaurant directly."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "My husband and I love going to Insalata's for their "Calendar Girl" wine events and their mid week prefix menu!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014