Poggio
Poggio

Poggio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://poggiotrattoria.com/
  • Phone: 4153327771x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Cafe Service: Daily: 7:00am - 11:30am; Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 5:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Peter McNee
  • Dress Code: Business 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, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer private rooms for 10 to 150 guests.

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Golden Gate and Blue and Gold Ferries both a 5 minute walk away.

  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Free valet service available both lunch and dinner at the entrance of the Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa.
A word from Poggio
Poggio, from the Italian translation for 'a special hillside place', offers seasonal Italian cuisine. The daily-changing seasonal menu features locally grown ingredients and items from the large display wood-fired rotisserie and grill and wood-roasting oven.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Poggio reviews from OpenTable diners
282 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (147)great for outdoor dining (140)special occasion (125)neighborhood gem (113)great for lunch (86)romantic (84)notable wine list (72)good for groups (71)scenic view (63)great for brunch (49)hot spot (43)vibrant bar scene (35)late-night find (24)kid-friendly (20)Show More
  • the best of Bridgeway
    catsnout
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    We have tried several restaurants along the main drag of Sausalito and this is our favorite.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a winner
    goodbobVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Have never been let down - really appreciated the specials on Italian wines - get incentive to try something different
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • California Girl
    Californiagirl
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I haven't been to Poggio in a while, and I'm glad I came back. The moment we walked in the door, everyone was welcoming and friendly. The food was great and service outstanding. I had friends visiting from the East Coast and it was one of their 50th birthday, Poggio made the whole evening special - this restaurant is definitely worth a visit the next time you're in Sausalito.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Escape to Italy for an afternoon
    Bruce
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Reserve an outside table for lunch, and enjoy an afternoon like you were in Portofino, or somewhere on the Italian coastline. The gem lettuce salad and burrata appetizer were excellent but the highlight for me was the ribeye steak, which is large enough for two to share, along with a side of spinaci or arugala. Add a nice bottle of wine for only $20 selected from their list of regional specialties, and you have the makings of a perfect afternoon.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Poggio: not bad
    Berto41
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Dined here recently with a companion. Food was ok, although the size of the smaller of the two sizes of pasta dish were skimpy. Took quite a while between our starter and entree, about 20 min. The fish was good, but came with nada. Wines by the glass were mediocre. Whole wheat bread was excellent, served w/ butter instead of olive oil. All in all, ok but nothing to write home about.
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    great for outdoor dining
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  • Best meal ever, & they're all great
    PurpleDaffodilVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This chef ROCKS!! I am a regular at Poggio, and my husband and I always have excellent food there. But on Wednesday night when I dined there with a friend, our dinners were both exceptional, even as Poggio meals go. Before my friend arrived, I was seated at the bar for about 15 minutes and started chatting with a nice man from Tokyo who also appeared to be a regular. He recommended the leg of lamb. My friend ordered it, and I had bites. It was fantastic! I had the seared day boat scallops on a bed of corn, which was sweet and delicious. Both dishes were cooked perfectly--timed just right. Probably some of the best lamb and scallops I've ever eaten--and I've eaten a lot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • always a winner
    marinite
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    It's reliably good, interesting, and attractive, but it's not boring - there's seasonal variety and a kind of Italian cooking that goes far beyond the stereotypical. The wait staff is professional and pleasant. I bring local and out of town guests there frequently for lunch or dinner and it never disappoints. A personal favorite: a wonderful panna cotta, the slight variations reflecting the seasons, for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies do lunch at Poggio
    Tamgal
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Began out meal with a LemonDrop-refreshing. We ordered several appetizers to share. The burrata, the meatballs-very tender and delicious sauce. And the procuitto with Parmesan shavings very suttle and flavorful. Dessert was an Italian version of a pot de cream-silky with chocolate, hazelnuts and amaretto. Yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poggio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Poor. Long delays. Food ordinary. Waitress inefficient. Will not return.
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  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We've been here many times as the menu has interesting selections. This time was terrible, they must have thought we were tourists which are so plentiful in Sasalito. The service was none existent and the food bland, cold...
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  • Excellent food, excellent service
    Caleigh
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Poggio is one of my favorites -- dependably excellent food and wonderful, unobtrusive service. Last weekend, since the evening was still warm, we had dinner outside for the first time in years, which only enhanced the experience. I had the local salmon, which was undercooked to perfection -- still juicy and perfectly seasoned. My husband had the seared halibut, which was also cooked perfectly. We also shared scallops to start and brussels sprouts as a side -- both delicious! I want to add that our reservation was for 7:30 pm on an extremely busy Saturday. We arrived a few minutes late and were seated immediately, and at an outside table at our request. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great meal
    Eatout57
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Had a light lunch after 1 pm. Our server was "out to lunch" himself. After a somewhat bizarre way of serving wine by the glass, first pouring from the bottle into a small carafe which he seemed to be exact in measuring he the left it for us to pour into the glass. Twice he asked if we wanted bread which we declined, it showed up anyway. After saying we needed a minute to decide what we wanted. He disappeared for 20 minutes. I finally had to flag him down. We ordered appetizer, salad, and a main to split. 2 out 3 plates arrived. By this time I wasn't interested in asking him of the appetizer as he was nowhere to seen, he had a about 2 other tables he was busy with. Prior to this it had a very good experience with the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pretty good for the price!
    MommyWTGO
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Went there to celebrate my birthday. Food was great except the grilled calamari was a little bit burnt and had that terrible burnt taste. Their Duck leg confit is good!! It's a must try! Crispy skin & tender meat! Yummy!! If you like to try something different then try the squid ink pasta. I thought it was delicious! My husband said it's a bit too greasy. Their pizza was really good too! We sat outdoor and it's more casual vs. sitting indoor is more formal. I love the fact that Poggio offer large portion & small portion. That way we can order more items & try different things! Would love to go there again! Price is very reasonable! FYI, there are a lot of street parking! Don't waste your money to valet! The neighborhood is super safe!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommended
    B8985
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed our evening, took ferry from San Francisco and had time to wander around Sausalito. Restaurant easy to find and food was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Local fresh excellently prepared
    SarahVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Poggio is a longtime favorite of our family. The food quality is always excellent and the ambiance warm and embracing and at the same time its uplifting. They bring the best of Italy to us in Marin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommended
    Barauderie
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Very good food and wines by the glass. The squid/belly pork starter was really well cooked as was the seafood risotto although the larger portion was just too much for me. The cauliflower soup was a bit bland for my wife's taste and her pasta dish a little heavy on the pesto but overall it was fine. Wines were good quality and good value. Service from Deborah was great, friendly and professional. Overall, a very pleasant experience.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good but....
    lovegreatfood
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I love the atmosphere of the restaurant - the wood burning oven, the energetic vibe, the outdoor dining tables...it reminds me of a restaurant scene from a movie. The Quail dish was really nice, the lamb not that tasty. We really enjoyed the Pinot Noir (6410 I believe). What we didn't like was the service. We had our menus for a good 15-20 minutes before our order was taken. Drinks right away with some bread helps to ease some of that pain, but I had to ask for it AFTER we placed our order so you can see the timeline here. While the kitchen was backed up, something I can understand in a packed restaurant, it would have been nice to have been told that. Friendly conversational service always helps all of these problems but alas...
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Best in Sausalito!
    JenSonomaVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Never disappointed with Poggio, the absolute best restaurant in Sausalito that I return to again and again with business colleagues, family & friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyed our dinner
    DavethedinerVIP
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Just visiting sausilito for one night and stopped here - really good food - watermelon salad was excellent and the pasta was some of the best we've had
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amber
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    The overall experience was very nice - Beautiful and romantic ambiance, attentive service and most of the dishes were pretty good. The duck confit salad was the best. However, the portion for the pasta entrée was too small. It came out on a huge plate but just a tiny fist full of pasta. It was not enough even for a small eater.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    MarinLibrarian
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Took out of town guests here and food was great service a little lacking but overall a fabulous meal.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Always Excellent!
    StellaVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The food never fails ~ always first rate! But this time the service was rushed and the restaurant was not full. We ignored our waitress even when she tried to interrupt with a question on our decision making. The only flaw . . .
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • poor attitude of waiter ruins night
    WorldTravels
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We tend to pick a restaurant and stick with it. We discovered Poggio's at the recommendation of the local Inn we were staying at and loved the food, the staff, and the ambiance of Poggio's nestled amongst the shops in Sausalito. The food is made fresh and is outstanding at reasonable pricing. However, for our 4th night, we decided to invite a friend whom we had not seen for over 10 years to dinner. Being a wine enthusiast, he brought his own bottle of wine for us to try. Upon being seated, the waiter eyed the wine, grabbed the bottle quickly to stare at the label for a second, scowled and rushed off, only to give us attitude and try give only curt short responses for the rest of the otherwise enjoyable evening.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Good Food Good Service
    foodforthoughtVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We enjoyed brunch here but the music they were playing was really annoying...."light" Italian opera or some such nonsense; this needs to change. Good Salumi and Seafood Risotto.
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • poggio
    MommaJEats
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We usually love poggio but this saturday night was our 17th anniversary and i was expecting a special night. it was too loud, 3 out of 4 of my forks had bent tines, bread crust was too tough, gnudi were good but our portion was much smaller than table sitting next to us, fig pizza was dissappointing-a little sour. overall a C. sorry.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    PWLSFVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Took a couple of close friends for their respective birthday dinners here. Grilled octopus, oven baked flat bread, salad from their own garden, sliced lamb entree and coffee over gelato - every dish superior. Nice wine selection- very good without being overly expensive. Attentive, friendly and well informed service. Plus that Sausalito setting!! Combined very very good food, service and setting makes this restaurant a "go to" in Marin County.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this room
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    One of the reasons I enjoy Poggio is their dining room. It feels like Rome to me. It's elegant, and beautifully lit in a warm caramel glow, with the expansive effect of the openness to the street. Good, playful, friendly service. My duck salad was well cooked, with a lovely blend of flavors from the nectarines and lentils.
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    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Poggio
    locks
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I lived in Sausalito for a couple of years and dined here often. The food is always good and consistently so. Had lunch with a business associate the other day. He had the salmon entrée and I had the small portion of risotto. He loved his salmon and it looked like it was prepared perfectly. My risotto was good but it was very small and definitely not worth $11. It showed up with the risotto in the bottom of a large bowl and absolutely no garnish. I was disappointed in the size of the dish. It was flavorful but small.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Delicious food.
    jobirdy
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We were there on Tuesday, so we chose to have the Tuesday Dinner, prix fixe. It was great. That night it was antipasto. The best we ever had. Six different items that were all SO good. Then it was veal piccata and polenta. Dessert was zabaglione with berries. Our waitress was so nice and knowledgable. We loved everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kir royale
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    The meal was great overall, but we were all super disappointed in your kir royale cocktail. You clearly need to upgrade the champagne for that or make some improvements. It's amazing how such a small thing can impact the overall experience!!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • Great food, lousy service
    jb2bVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    If you can ignore the absentee service, you'll enjoy it. The food is outstanding. The service is nonexistent.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Overrated
    Drummer
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Overall food is so so .. Disappointed. Toasted crackers instead of bread? Was tasty but lots of burnt/black spots. Scallops and pepper appetizers good. Our server was great. With a group ... Since most people in groups share, please consider more serving utensils.
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    good for groups
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  • Great Experience, Even Better Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Went for lunch to Poggio, coming from SF. A beautiful drive over the GG Bridge, into Sausalito and forget looking for parking, valet service right in front of the restaurant. Sat outdoors on a wonderful afternoon. Great, attentive service from our waiter. The food was exquisite. From a simple tomato and mozzarella dish to perfectly prepared salmon, everything was just right. The pastas are excellent and dessert is worth leaving some room for.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • lunchwithfriend
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This is the best Italian restaurant in Marin - in fact, I would choose it over any Italian restaurant in San Francisco and I have been to many of them.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very disappointing
    Dopey
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I have eaten at Poggio once before and it was very good. This time it was terrible. We ordered the the halibut for 28.00. It was tasteless and totally overcooked, it was so dry the dust could come out of your ears. The men had salmon and that was o.k. so was the corn soup. But overall we shall not recommend this restaurant to anyone except our enemies.
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  • Impressive - Worth A Revisit
    MillValleyDiner
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I had been to Poggio a few times a year since they opened, mostly business dinners. I always felt that it was a solid and dependable restaurant, but unremarkable. I had not been there for over two years, and was very impressed with the changes made to the drinks and food menu. Our group of 5 were all very pleased with their meals - I personally ordered their porterhouse steak (Bistecca), and I can only compare it to some of the best steaks I have enjoyed at the classic New York steakhouses (without the snotty attitudes). Congrats to the new chef and management - the differences are noticeable and I would recommend anyone who has not been to Poggio for a few years to give it a try.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Great Food
    lovesgoodfood
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    although we did have any issue with paper wrapping in one of our desserts, the staff was most apologetic, and then not only replaced the one guest's dessert, but comped all our desserts. I really enjoyed Poggio, and would definitely go back.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Annual Tradition
    porker
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We love coming here after the Sausalito Art Festival - great food, ambiance, and people.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poggio Lunch
    FoodieFan
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    On what is probably one of the busiest weekends of the year in Sausalito, Poggio accommodated our group of eight at noon on 8/30/14 giving us a terrific table, providing us with professional and friendly service, and feeding us outstanding food and drink. We had two small children in the group and the staff made every effort to make them feel welcome. As always, Poggio came through with an excellent fine dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food buzz
    BossgruntsVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Always inventive and tasty. Never disappoints . Tapas style large and small plates
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.