Picco Restaurant
Picco Restaurant

Picco Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.restaurantpicco.com/
  • Phone: 4159240300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:



    Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm

    Friday & Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Sunday 5pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Bruce Hill
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Sabrina Quiroga 4159240300x106
  • Special Events: Join us for Marin Mondays. Every Monday Picco presents a special menu to showcase the finest products exclusively from Marin's farms, ranches and wineries.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: King
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Picco Restaurant
The food at Picco is designed with sharing in mind to best experience our local, seasonal, and ingredient-driven cuisine. Our wine list features an eclectic collection of bottles from the best growing regions around the globe. Located in historic downtown Larkspur California, Picco offers a full bar, private dining rooms, and cozy booths in a brick and redwood setting. Personal wines are welcome, $25 corkage per 750ml bottle.
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Picco Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
152 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (119)special occasion (87)neighborhood gem (87)hot spot (64)vibrant bar scene (56)notable wine list (52)romantic (36)good for groups (23)great for outdoor dining (17)late-night find (15)kid-friendly (6)great for lunch (3)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • Consistenly delicious!
    elfauro
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Yet another wonderful dinner at Picco. We ordered several plates to share and everything was perfection. The service as great and we were able to get a table in the back room where it is much quieter than the main dining room; since it was my friend's birthday, this was extra nice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We had a great dinner there last Saturday night. Everything was perfect - the food, service, ambience, and local scene!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, Kitchen was slow
    SylvieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Menu is comprised of many excellent "small plates" meant to be shared. We have eaten here many times and consider it one of our favorites for dining. One the down side, it can get very noisy and the tables are close to one another. The service this particular evening was much slower than usual, not because of our server, who was very good, but the kitchen was not able to get the dishes out in a reasonable time. We loved the stuffed squash blossoms and quail dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • christi
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Some of the greatest food we've had in a long long time. Every dish was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always worth the trip/time/money
    ChowBella
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Love Picco. It can be a bit pricey compared to other dining options in Marin, but the food is always outstanding. On the last visit, my group of 5 opted to order numerous starters and entrees and share everything. We ended up having a 10 course tasting menu that really spanned the breadth of offerings. Definitely a good way to go here, where one could really have a tough time deciding among the many awesome choices! Standouts: kampachi crudo, gnocchi, tomatoes and burrata, fries, quail, chocolate pot de creme. Food aside, our server was a gem - really great about making sure what we ordered was adequate for sharing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Leiann
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    I have been here several times and I am never disappointed. We brought our son and girlfriend for his birthday celebration and it was great. Neither had been before so we had all our favorite dishes, the Avocado Bruchetta, the Ahi cakes and the risotto. And then had the daily special which was a wonderful Salmon dish. Everything was perfect including the wine that our waitress recommended. I highly recommend this for just about any kind of dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better than Ever
    Dimebox
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We have been to Picco's before. Impressed that the food is better than ever. Great Job. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    mikeron
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I've had a couple pies from their pizzeria next door but this was my first time dining at the restaurant. And I loved it! It was loud but it was my uncle complaining about that, not me. I like a loud restaurant. All of the staff was very friendly. Our server, Anna, was absolutely fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • delicious food
    Sabbell
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My husband and I had a wonderful meal at Picco. The food was all very well prepared and presented. I like the small plates because we get to taste so many more things. The smoked trout was one of our favorites, as was the gnocchi. The cheesecake for dessert was so light and delicious, it was the perfect way to end the meal. Our waiter seemed a bit busy, but he still took care of us, and we really enjoyed our meal.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Awesome
    MarinDiner99
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Picco consistently delivers a fantastic experience to my wife and me. The food is delicious, the setting is nice and energetic, and the service is great. It is a bit pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • consistant excellence
    Piccofan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    My wife and I have been to Picco many times. A couple we know was planning a visit and wanted a suggestion for a nice dinner. I suggested Picco. They were not disappointed. We had a good variety of food and an excellent bottle of wine. We shared smoked trout, a 5 bean dish, gnocchi with fennel sausage, dry aged bone-in rib eye steak, polenta and deserts. The husband of the couple told me later " You know I think that's the best meal I've ever had. " I had told him I thought that initially and that's why I'd suggested Picco. Great food and service for a fair price. As usual.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Picco never disappoints.. thank you. halibut crudo and squash blossom and barbecued quail - all terrific. sorbets - j ust okay.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic
    vinodivo
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Great spot for foodie-friends to meet and share the great dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy place to meet up locally
    Kayparty
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Always nice coming back this very cute local restaurant, celebrating friend's birthday. Convenient for parties from around. Staff are bpvery friendly & helpful.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Very loud/noisy. Ahi tartar very good; lamb chops fair. Too pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it, as usual.
    Imma
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Fantastic food, an amazing wine list, great and helpful staff. Their wine recommendation was perhaps the best Pinot we've ever had. Not my first time at Picco, but first visit by my dinner guests -- they loved it. As I knew they would!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food, and wine
    yunk
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We have been dinning at Picco's since they opened. I have never been disappointed by the quality and variety of their dishes or their wine list. The Waitstaff are fantastic at making your dinning experience so pleasurable and enjoyable. One of our favorites in Marin
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The best
    NormVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I believe Picco is the best restaurant in Marin although Poggio is a very close second. The food is extraordinary and the service is exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Take a Picco...
    Murcielago
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Picco may very well be the best restaurant in Marin. My wife and I introduced my brother and his significant other, who live out of the Bay Area, two weeks ago. They happened to come back to town this week and just had to have another go at Picco. Both evenings we had food that was so impressive, that we had a hard time making ourselves stop ordering dishes. The dishes are designed to be shared, so it is fun to to have four at the table so you can try more dishes. Every dish we had was done perfectly, and delicious. The service is first rate by a friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. And the bar makes some of the most interesting cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • i'd give picco more than 5 stars
    califgalVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    this has to be my most favourite restaurant in marin. each visit reinforces the fabulous food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unimaginative and Loud
    Hults
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    We waited 20 minutes for a table for our 8:30pm Friday night reservations. The cocktails were amazing. The wait staff was apologetic about the wait. We ordered Risotta (4/5), squid (4/5), halibut tartare (5/5), quail (4/5), and cheesecake (3/5). The meal was overall expertly prepared, but unimaginative. The presentation was not very elegant, and the ingredients were predictable. For meals "fit for sharing", it was odd that the waiter recommended two dishes per person, and the courses only came with/on one plate. We spent more than we were anticipating based on the prices on the menu; We assumed we would only order an appetizer and one dish to share. Wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • ScottyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It is more than just going out to dinner. It is like a special occasion to dine at this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marin magic
    happydiner
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We went to Picco for a friend's birthday. The service was great and the food was fantastic. The only down side was the noise level. I think to would have been OK otherwise, but we were sitting next to a patron who was exceptionally loud (I mean *really* loud!) and that was distracting. Of course, that wasn;t Picco's fault (though the tables are very close to one another). I would definitely go there again when I want a nice meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unbelievably great food
    MJCE
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We went to Picco for our anniversary and the food was fabulous! We ended up ordering about 5 of the smaller plates because they all looked so good. Of course, the tuna tartare is a must....I dream about that dish. We also ordered the avocado brushetta ( so yummy!), the heirloom tomato salad with buratta cheese, the ricotta filled squash blossoms and the 3 mini burgers. All of them were excellent! The service was good but I ordered an ice tea and it never came and our waiter so seldom checked back with us. Then it showed up on our bill and twice I had to ask him to take it off the bill. The place was hopping the whole time so obviously I am not the only one that is impressed by the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Amazing food, amazing service! Sandor, our waiter, was really just perfect
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    johneo
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Great food and service... order the meatballs! I've been here several times... and have never been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wouldn't know how good the food is
    HungryMustEat
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Arrived 20 minutes early to check in. Was busy(Saturday night). Wait list to sit at the bar. At the time of our reservation, people showed up and were immediately seated. 10 minutes after our time, was told that they were waiting for a table to clear to seat us. 10 minutes later, was told we were 3rd in line for a table. WTF? The food looked and smelled amazing, but we left as we were already 25min past our reservation and seemed to be getting further away from getting a table. If they can get their front end in order or if you go early on a weekday it may be worth checking out, but for a Saturday date night you may want to try something else. Went down the street to Left Bank for a wonderful meal instead. At least they seemed to care.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently Excellent
    Mafioso
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    If you like small plate restaurants, this is the best around. We have dined here about 20 times over the past 10+ years and they are very consistent in all aspects. Packed every time we go so we always reserve in advance on Open Table. Our favorite restaurant in the entire Bay Area, especially for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once a month
    IvansVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My wife and I are foodies and enjoy dining at Picco's once month.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Picco Is Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    The atmosphere, food and service are fantastic. From the moment you walk into Picco to the moment you depart, you will have a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    MollyMacVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    My husband and I just went to Picco for date night. While the food was yummy, the tables were so close together that we heard every word of the conversation the table next to us was having. Service was good not excellent and the hostess had the most uppity attitude ever. Not the way you want to start your meal. As I said the food was good but we won't be going back anytime soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing Experience
    MikeG
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    You can't go wrong with Picco. Every item brought to the table was off the charts. Best restaurant in Marin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • picco is the best
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Best restaurant i've ever eaten a meal - this was my sixth visit. I've lived in NY, Dallas, Chicago, Phoenix and San Francisco and this is the best. The setting is idyllic, service impeccable, wine to die for, food consistently the most interesting, flavorful, delightful and exciting - wish i could eat here once month!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good elements--Unsatisfying whole
    JeroboamVIP
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Picco has well executed food. The highlight was the fava been puree with burrata. The dish was delightful The risotto was very good. Eggplant was less exciting. Our service was lackluster. Long periods of time elapsed from server visits and we ended up pouring our own wine. Bussers sprint to remove plates as soon as you put your fork down giving you the feeling that you are getting the bum's rush. Although the wine selection is substantial, the wine prices are excessive. It is challenging to find a bottle of wine for less than $75 that you would want to drink. When the $200 bill arrives after 1:15 minutes, you feel that the value relationship is not there for a neighborhood restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always consistent
    HBSR
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    We come to Picco's regularly and are always impressed by the consistent high quality of the food and the wonderful service. Always a great night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Larkspur Favorite
    opentabler7VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Much quieter at 5:30 than 9pm! Always great salads and entrees-too full for dessert. The waiter was pleased that we had no more room-it must happen often. The higher priced dishes seem to escalate in quality. Very good wine by the glass selection. Go when you're hungry. Very popular spot and with good reason to return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great dinner
    Eater
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I have been to Picco many times and this visit didn't disappoint. The food is always great and would eat here more often if I could secure more babysitting for my son.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lame Hostess
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    When we arrived at the restaurant we checked in and the hostess barely smiled at us. My girlfriend said she was going to use the ladies room and she would be right back. Shortly thereafter the hostess said to me "come with me, I'll seat you. Don't worry, as soon as she comes out of the restroom I'll bring her over." I felt a bit weird being seated alone but her assurance that she would look out for my gf put me at ease. Unfortunately our table was on the far side of the bar away from the main dining area, and when my gf returned the hostess was not there and she had to search the entire dining room for our table, without the hostess ever attempting to help. Not good. But the food was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Marin Kitchen at its Finest!
    Dipsea99VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    They do some things here better than just about anyone in the Bay Area. The avocado bruscetta was fresh and tasty and the eggplant parmesan was flavorful. We can't help but having these two small plates most times that we dine at Picco. The risotto changes all the time and is always tweaked for the freshest and best tastes-- this time with a touch of fresh tomato. Local salmon was nicely prepared and the fruit cobbler dessert rounded out a superb meal. This restaurant has become in in-spot with an active bar and a side pizza business. But Picco hasn't lost its focus on food. The varied menu brings a very enjoyable culinary experience. Service and reception are friendly-Marin, perhaps a bit JV at times, but they always aim to please.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delicious surprise
    Royalflax
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Living in SF, it's difficult to venture even across a bridge to seek out amazing food. However, after hearing of Picco (and stalking it's Yelp page), we made a reservation. Such. A. Good. Idea. Amazing food, super friendly staff, nice bar and general waitstaff (water/bread/etc). Not to mention, it caused us to ride a ferry and enjoy a beautiful evening on the water. In short, regardless of where you live, make it to Picco.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.