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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Poggio reviews from OpenTable diners
284 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (155)great for outdoor dining (141)special occasion (126)neighborhood gem (107)great for lunch (94)romantic (86)good for groups (74)notable wine list (74)scenic view (65)great for brunch (56)hot spot (42)vibrant bar scene (37)kid-friendly (22)late-night find (19)Show More
  • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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.
  • Not happy:(
    ma56
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    It used to be our anniversary place to go for 5 years. Very special tradition to us. Last experience was not so good, food used to be much better. Especially their bread and steaks. Waiting time to get our order was rediculous. Last year it was just ok but we deciced to give it a try this year. To summurize - next year we're going to switch to the other restaurant.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • FranVIP
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Poggio never disappoints but dining on the sidewalk on a gorgeous summer day is as good as going to Italy! We had the BEST waitress, Claudia: in her service, recommendations and sense of humor!! We were three chatty ladies celebrating a birthday and she made the celebration perfect! Thank you, Claudia!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent at every level.
    Seaclifffan
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This was my third visit in three months and it is rapidly becoming a favorite. The service is friendly and professional. The food is beautifully presented and delicious. I appreciate they have an appetizer size for pasta's so I can order an appetizer and have pasta and still not feel like I am overeating. Each time I've brought clients here and find the room quiet enough for a serious conversation. I plan to come back with my husband and my kids because they are foodies and will be sure to enjoy it. Even though it is in a tourist area, it's a place with a big local following.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Service isn't a problem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    I'd eaten at Poggio and wanted to eat there again for my birthday but after reading the reviews about their service I hesitated. My family and I went anyway and had their Tuesday Prix priced menu.My children chose items off the menu. All the food was delicious. My son even claimed his appetizer of octopus was the best dish he's ever had! (and he's quite the foody). Because we were aware of the comments of slow serice we indicated to the waiter when we wanted things and it was graciously delivered. So let them know if you're in a hurry or want more attention..it was a dinner well worth going for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday lunch
    5starVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I took my husband here to celebrate his birthday. We had a nice table facing the windows. Our waiter was pleasant, however, he had too many tables to service. The appetizers we ordered were excellent. My husband ordered a full portion pasta dish and I ordered the smaller portion. When our entrees arrived, we were both served the smaller portion. After I flagged down our waiter, he said the kitchen had made an error and offered to correct it. My husband declined, but was sorry he didn't ask it to be corrected. Dessert was delicious and coffee freshly made. We love lunch here, but won't go on a Monday again as the staff is spread too thin.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitchen Shakeup
    Hilltop
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Ordered Meat Loaf which arrived COLD and had to be sent back. Salmon dish arrived and was NOT cooked through. Food server had to be reminded to get our food. Service slow. Will never go back and felt completely let down.
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  • Anniversary dinner 32
    Walter
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very nice overall, everything was wonderful. Would come back next time in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Inconsistent Everything
    BroadwayFanVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Used to be a favorite place, but the service has become so spotty and this dinner was one of the bad experiences: twice we were served another table's orders, had to ask for more water several times, etc. Just felt like they were not prepared to actually have full tables. The beet salad was a hit, though.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian food
    lovefood
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    It is an authentic Italian restaurant with not overcooked pasta. Poggio utilizes fresh ingredients that make a real difference in the taste experience and the past is home made.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 75 Birthday
    DickEats
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Birthday dinner, not so good. odd staffing, inconsistent service between servers, odd menu, odd plating, good taste, restaurant seems to succeed by location, not by service or food merit. Much room for improvements, complacent habits hold this eatery hostage from the real world of excellent food prep and service
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    scenic view
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  • Delicious
    4foodies
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Four of us ordered several different things and they were all wonderful...the food is without a doubt some of the finest in the bay area...
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    special occasion, great for lunch
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  • retired
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    The gnudi was fabulous and the service was very good. Lovely restaurant.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Terrible service
    Marinfamily
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We went to Poggio for our daughter's 18th birthday. We booked an early school night reservation (6:45), and we expected to be home and in bed by 10:00 after the kids had finished their homework. But the dinner dragged out to well over 3 hours, with abysmally slow service. They didn't take our order for an entire hour after we sat down. It took over 30 minutes to get even our drink orders, which came in three different batches. The food was good, but we were so tired by the time that it arrived that it was hard to enjoy it. In addition, we were given the wrong wine, and our "bill" when delivered, was actually a signed check from someone else in the restaurant. A very disappointing evening for what should have been a special occasion.
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  • Great Time
    SF94109VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Celebrated a friends birthday there. The Food was very good, service and atmosphere all good. Would recommend and go back.
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    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • A great find in Sausalito
    mangezbien3VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service and ambiance were great and so was the food, with unfortunately the exception of the halibut that was quite bland. It needed some sauce or something to give it a little pizazz.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food needs work
    DisappointedVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The salads and appetizers were wonderful. The halibut was excellent. Pastas have never been that great and needs a lot of work.The steak was cooked perfectly, but it lacked flavor.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something different for a business
    sames
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Especially if you have out-of-town clients take them to a rare Sausalito treat! Poogio fits the bill and delivers. Great courses to share or enjoy on your own.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointing evening
    DenMilo
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We have been to Poggio several times and consider it one of our places for a special night out. I took my two college aged daughters for night to just have a nice evening together. Normally, I have found the service to be both professional and attentive. However, our waiter was anything but attentive. We were largely ignored and had long lapses of time where we did not get any attention. After waiting a long time to place our dessert order, the waiter returned to tell us he had forgotten the order and asked to be reminded. Overall, very disappointing to the point that I added a note on my bill indicating the poor service. In addition, the pork chop that I ordered medium was overcooked and dry. It was well flavored, but dry.
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  • Poor service
    ca190VIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Have eaten here many times, food always good but service is going down hill. This last time was terrible. Will think twice before coming back.
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    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blee
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My friends and I really enjoy eating at Poggio. It is a great all around lunch or dinner spot with a wonderful view and a great people watching location. The food is always excellent and varied. We go there about 5 times a year, mostly for dinner, and we've just discovered the Margarita pizza with a number of simple add-ons. Best pizza in Marin and it reheats beautifully. The crust is phenominal and the ingredients are always pristine, fresh and seasoned well. The service is spot on and they are always happy to redo a dish if the dinner would like it less spicy, in our case the tuna crudo, or the meat needs to be either more well done - or less done. Poggio is very accomodating and the waitstaff remembers return customers.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We probably won't go back
    Ourspecial26th
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The hostess was excellent. Things got off to a great start. Waiter greeted us but was quite indifferent to our questions; we were his burden. The appetizer of tomatoes and cheese was small but good. Drinks were overpriced and not memorable. Of the entrees we ordered, pastas were mushy and doughy not at all al dente. It was a challenge to find clams but there were lots of shells and garlic. The halibut entree was a neatly stacked, small pile of overcooked vegetables and a dry piece of fIsh. It's a shame that the beautiful fish had gave its life only to be wasted in this way. Dessert, tirra misou, was at best average. Not the experience we expected for celebrating two birthdays. We did get one candle indifferently stuck in the dessert.
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  • birthday lunch for 6
    CookinBobs
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Friendly, efficient, knowledgable, professional server and staff. Authentic Italian cuisine is excellent. The tomato soup tasted like they just picked them, the salmon was super fresh and perfectly cooked. The tiramisu and the complimentary birthday lemon desserts were heavenly. We were not rushed at all but were attended to whenever we needed something with no waiting. We'll definitely return and highly recommend this restaurant.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Sausalito's Best
    LikeToDineOut
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Considering the restaurant is in the middle of the tourist traffic area in Sausalito, you would not know it by the food! Touristy areas are known for marginal food and this is definitely not. Both locals and tourists should eat here and be pleasantly surprised by the quality of food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poggio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The pasta was amazing. The porkchop and polenta had absolutely NO FLAVOR. At the price, I really should have returned the food.
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  • So glad we found this!
    girlsnightout
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We loved our meals. At the end of a two week vacation, this was our best meal. We both had pasta dishes and they were phenomenal. The waitress was very knowledgable and helped us select delicious meals. We had an 845 reservation but showed up really early. They sat us without question. Fabulous experience.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Happy2help
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Despite charming, eager waitress food selections not at all memorable ( braised scallops and pasta special ) served late and had to be sent back ( barely warm ). Salads pedestrian ( beets with frizzy lettuce and tired goat cheese ). Reminiscent of a tourist walk- by and not the highly rated charming venue we had been led to believe was competitive to Mill Valley or other local Italian bistros. Sadly, it was not and the highly touted new kitchen needs some healthy self inspection.
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  • Great place
    SFfoodloverVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Every thing we had was delicious. Went out of their way to offer and prepare a dish with no salt as a special request. Very accommodating.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mickey
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    i THOUGHT this would be a good place for a "special occasion" and even told the restaurant before we came that it was a special birthday. the staff did nothing. no dessert or anything and by then it was too late to get up and go up front and ask for something. This place started out well, but the 1/2 empty space says it all. No one in town ever mentions going there anymore...
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RitaVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Poggio is great. Wonderful setting in Sausalito; charming; very Italian feel to it. Excellent food and service.
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    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • Very very sloooo service
    FrugalFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We dine regularly at Poggio and the service is usually good. Every restaurant can have a bad day and we just encountered a dilly last Tuesday night. Not only was the service slow (It took over two hours; we have usually finished a similar meal in about an hour.), but it was inattentive and little effort was made by the server to explain or apologize. A bit of forthrightness about problems in the kitchen would have gone a long way to helping us understand and tolerate the delays.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Dipsea99VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We started with a chicken liver crostini that was delicious. The two pastas we shared ( pork ragu and agnolotti) were tasty and perfect and the halibut was nicely prepared. The kitchen and the service brought their "A" game to our Sunday evening dinner!
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.