Piatti - Mill Valley
Piatti - Mill Valley

Piatti - Mill Valley

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.piatti.com/millvalley/
  • Phone: (415) 380-2525
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:30pm; Friday & Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Sunday 10:00am-9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Sebastian Lowery
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We can create any menu for your event. Let our wonderful food and service staff allow you to be a guest at your own home or party.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Seminary Drive
  • Public Transit: Golden Gate Transit - Seminary Drive
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There are also valet services For lunch only.
A word from Piatti - Mill Valley
Piatti is a contemporary upscale restaurant overlooking Shelter Bay next to Mt. Tamalpais, featuring the rustic cuisine of a traditional Italian Trattoria. Join us for a spectacular Sunday Brunch on our waterfront patio, for our popular "celebration of wine" nights where all bottles of Italian wine are discounted by 50%, or anytime!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Piatti - Mill Valley reviews from OpenTable diners
143 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (80)great for lunch (54)great for outdoor dining (52)vibrant bar scene (43)fit for foodies (41)neighborhood gem (39)special occasion (38)good for groups (38)great for brunch (33)romantic (23)hot spot (22)notable wine list (18)kid-friendly (14)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Good and reliable
    IntoGreatDiningVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Lovely setting, good service. They treat Open Table customers very well. The best part of the meal was the salad. The fried calamari, a guilty pleasure for me, was only so-so. The chicken was tasty but the seafood in squid ink pasta could have been livelier in its flavors.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • STILL WONDERFUL
    MochiVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Food always good, except caesar salad was soggy this time. Service could have been better.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing gnocchi but...
    deborahpVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    This is great spot. It's on the water; the space is very open, light and inviting. We came in for a late lunch on Sunday and other than the gnocchi being superb, the rest of the meal/experience was mediocre. I think it was a waiter that gave us water but then we sat there for 15 minutes before we waived someone down so we could order. We shared a salad but needed share plates. It took a while to get the wine and share plates so the salad sat for 10 minutes, maybe that is why it was soggy and overdressed. The server that we flagged was very polite and offered to help us but you could tell she was new to waitressing and she did the best she could but she was not trained properly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    JimPiry
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    We always have great service at Piatti. Sometimes the meals are hit and miss. I was very excited for the Chicken Mushroom Spinach Risotto special of the day. The flavor was so bland. There was not depth to the dish, even seasoning would have helped. It was just one of the misses for me. I also have gotten the caprese appetizer there and it was not being served during that time. No loss, we tried the brussel sprouts and calamari appetizer and both were delicious. My other guests enjoyed the cobb salad, chicken sandwich, and the margarita pizza. No complaints there. Will come back. Such a great view and the staff is worth visiting again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Lovely View
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We in San Francisco, but whenever we go to Marin we eat at Piatti. The food is very good and the setting overlooking the water is very picturesque. For appetizers we tried the roasted tomato soup and the goat cheese with marinated tomatoes on flatbread and both were very good. For entrees we tried the pork chop saltimbocca (which was a special) and the chicken. The chicken was good as always but the pork chop was fabulous. We hope they will serve it again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual Lunch
    Bobman
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Attentive service and nice wine list made this lingering lunch very nice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, notable wine list, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great service
    sumi
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    our server was incredible. i am so sorry but the food was average and underseasoned. the execution of most of the dishes was sub par. however the excellent service gave us all a terrific time.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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  • Maybe Better on a Week Night?
    HungryGuyVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Habitually loud and frenetic on a weekend night. We had a reservation and got the table right next to the kitchen, which is great if you like the strong smell of many different entrees and the din of clanking plates throughout your meal. Food is hit-or-miss. Some dishes GREAT, like ceviche appetizer. Others not-so-much. The caper & olive pizza with brined green (huh?) olives tasted like a salt lick. Servers take orders but rely on bussers to deliver the food, bring bread, refill drinks, etc. Our meal was half over before the server stopped by to make sure the dishes were correct. It was an active effort to flag down a busser to get our beverages refilled. There are better Italian restaurants in Marin.
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  • punctualVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    A very excellent lunch. Our server was tremendous. Food was great and the view was special.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LoveNapaValley
    LoveNapaValley
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Excellent food, lively atmosphere, attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Brunch!
    JulesVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Nice brunch, good service, great window table. Worth a trip from the East Bay.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CaptBill
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    As long as we've been patronizing Piatti's, it has never failed to deliver exceptional food, views, and service. The recipes are eclectic, the ambiance casual but professional, and the panoptic views of Richardson Bay and Mt. Tamalpais memorable. Keep up the high standards you've set for restaurant performance! Bill Buchanan
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Losing its luster
    conbrioVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    We have been going to Piatti's on a regular basis since moving to Mill Valley in 2010. I'm sure we have eaten there at least 25 times. In the beginning we were thrilled to eat the food prepared under the tutelage of Chef Todd Shoberg (now at Molina - yum!); it was always bright, local and tasty. Even after he left the food remained consistent and enjoyable. Unfortunately this last dining experience left us puzzled. The food was mediocre and the service rushed to the point of being unpleasant. The shine is off and I'm not sure if we will return. Sadly...
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  • Love this place is Fabulous
    Eatwell
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    This restaurant has great food, a nice view and a friendly atmosphere to enjoy with friends. The food is consistent and you will not go wrong with what is on the menu. I recently went to meet with friends and is really my favorite place. They try to accommodate your wants as much as possible and NO attitude. You do not have to wait hours in the bar to be seated, when there is a table available. I have gone so many times I see how they know the diner wants to enjoy his meal along a nice glass of wine. The wine selection is very good. In addition there is plenty of parking. This is truly my place to go in Marin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Very good...special touches like soft throws over the sets on the patio made a real difference...excellent service and welcoming hostess. The kitchen accommodated my no sodium needs flawlessly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mediocre food
    Margie43VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Thought we'd like someplace new for brunch. Very disappointing. Nothing fun or different about this place. Sausage was so dry I could not swallow them. Sent it back for bacon which was a little better. Server was very nice and on top of things.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • its all good
    billya
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Consistent hangout, been going since it opened, will be going for many more years.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Went for lunch. Excellent service. Food was very good, prices reasonable. They also have a great happy hour.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • onewhoknowsVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I am regular customer- was there friday at 6:30 Noise was DEAFENING- will not go back...there is a limit!!! when you can't hear the person next to you- well that is just too much = please share with restaurant
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Get the Chicken Pot Pie
    StephenSS
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The views, ambiance, and food are excellent, but the signature dish on the menu is the chicken pot pie. Its almost as large as a regular pie, and the crust is flaky and tasteful. To finish it, one must be a big eater (which I am). There are plenty of vegetables and chicken inside, and it's heated to a perfect temperature.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yes, and.....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great view over water, not too noisy at lunch but can be very noisy in the evening. There are a few tables outside and that can be delightful. I like how they provide heaters and blankets. The food is good BUT when I announce beforehand that we are celebrating a birthday, I expect the dessert to arrive with a candle. It didn't. If there's no candle for me to blow out, you blew it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall very pleasant experience.
    KIKIVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Very convenient and never disappointing. Good ambiance, good balanced menu with a good selection of wines and cocktails. Service tends to depend upon the table you are sitting. I would say that service could improve and a bit more attention to detail. We loved the Brussels sprout dish and seafood pasta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SueEllen
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    That butterscotch pot d'creme was the best dessert I have ever had!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Very friendly and professional service by our waitress and hostess.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Dining by the Bay
    CaptBill
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Piatti never fails to delight us with its friendly, professional staff, eclectic menu, and panoptic views across Richardson Bay and Mt. Tamalpais. lunch Al fresco on Friday featured a delicately flavored gnocchi and a nice thin-crust veggie pizza. Our group birthday function in the large northern room a couple of years ago was a memorable occasion: One of our favorite spots in Marin. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • R&R
    RudolphVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great place to unwind especially during happy hour especially when killing time from traffic going Northbound, knowing I don't have to rush home, cook, clean and not enjoy a glass of wine. The food is delicious, we always get the meatball sliders and pepperoni pizzas. Drinks are strong. Good times on the patio overlooking Richardson Bay!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tried and true
    EMBEEVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    We go here often. The food is always tasty and the service attentive. I definitely recommend eating here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Ambiance
    SonomanVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    You can get small or large portions of many items on the menu so it's nice to go if you want good food but not a lot of it. And the view is lovely.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Had Me @ Water View
    luvawaterview
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Enjoyed an early Sunday dinner here with a friend after a Marin Theatre Company production. Seating provided a lovely water view—as requested. Wait staff were attentive, but not intrusive. Decent wines by the glass and my linguine clam dish was simple, but delicious. (My Caesar salad, however, was only so-so. It looked more flavorful than it tasted.) Still, I’ll count this among my post-theater finds and will definitely dine here again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lunch was delicious
    Christmasylunch
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    View of the water lovely. Nice food section. Would recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Server had an attitude
    Spider8VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Our Server took too long to get to our table (5 minutes), her first words were, "Are you ready to order?". It was obvious she had too many tables and couldn't handle her station.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Group dinner
    RezziechickVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had a group birthday dinner here on Sunday night. The restaurant was nice about accommodating last minute that our group went from 8-12 and let us show up an hour early to set the table and were very accommodating overall. Our waitress was friendly and it was a great experience for everyone. Good food and pretty view.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy Return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Had a great dinner on Sunday evening. Everything we ordered was terrific; service was good and we were very happy we chose Piatti We have dined with you before but it's been awhile and we are glad we came back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed, again
    Cal2VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Food is decent, but no one is paying attention to service. We have been here many times and this seems to be a cycle...when management quits paying attention, service disappears. Our waiter was horrible.
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  • Great Brunch on Sunday
    BigAlVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Beautiful view of Mt. Tamalpais, Good Food and Outstanding Service
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for a romantic birthday
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Made a dinner reservation through Open Table. Requested a table with a view as we were celebrating my husband's birthday. We were seated promptly and the view was spectacular. My husband started with a perfect vodka martini on the rocks. Warm bread was served with a delicious olive oil balsamic dipping sauce. Food was wonderful, service was attentive, desert was served with a candle and was on the house...... All in all, a YumYum evening......
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The place was jumping on a Thursday night. Great views of mount tam and fog coming in over it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Place was awesome
    BottlesTonight
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    You could taste each fresh ingredient independently of the other. Simply delicious food and great ambiance. Amazing view of mill valley.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really great food!
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Boy what a find! This place has become my first go-to for italian fare! It is just wonderful and the staff is always so friendly. Open kitchen with fun chefs who really do a fabulous job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    davebarr
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Good food, great service. We needed a last minute place to check out after an early party where there wasn't enough food. Waiter was great, menu looked good. We had the meatballs which my wife loved but I thought were a bit boring. I had a caesar salad which was also ok (it had some almost kale-like lettuce which threw me off but enjoyed). The part I did not like but ended up finishing anyway was the bolognese, which was much too salty and a bit dry.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.