I have never had bad foodI have never had bad food at this gorgeous Sausalito gem. Food is well prepared and beautifully plated. The sound is low so you can hear your tablemates but the waiter could not hear me when I spoke. The acoustics are interesting. The atmosphere is lush and comfy. I love this place!6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphere, lively,Great atmosphere, lively, warm, soft lighting. Delicious grilled fish, outstanding desserts, large choice of reasonable wines. All very nicely presented. Courteous, welcoming and attentive service.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMNever a Bad ExperienceWe are locals, have been here before and always enjoy the experience6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMSat nightTgecreataurant was packed and we had a lovely table
Tucked into the back of the restaurant. Food was even better than I remembered.
As was service.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent ExperienceGot a tip from a local about Poggio. Tip was on target. We had a great dining experience with excellent food; great service and ambiance.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM5 Stars ***** All The Way!For the best food in town, and top-notch service as well, you can't beat Poggio. I've dined here several times over the past year, and I'm already looking for an excuse to go again. Their food is consistently sublime, and they update their menu according to the freshest local vegetables, fruits, etc. that are in season. It's difficult to recommend just a dish or two, as I've always been happy with the various entrees I've ordered, including pastas, beef, fish, salds and, of course, desserts. Debbie, our server, was very knowledgeable about the menu items, and we were able to choose from a large variety of vegetarian items for my son. She and the other servers helped make my son's graduation dinner beyond perfect. Thank you Poggio.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious—beautifullyThe food was delicious—beautifully prepared and presented. The atmosphere was casually elegant and comfortable.
Our waiter was very pushy, and inattentive, which dampened the evening. We felt like we were putting him out to ask for anything, as he briskly threw the food on the table and scurried off. There weren't that many people in the restaurant to attend to, and yet he NEVER dropped by to check on us to see how were were doing.
Thank goodness the food and the atmosphere were so outstanding.....because we often go here, and always recommend it to friends as one of two top restaurants in Sausalito. They really need to train their waiters to be more polite, attentive and caring, as this is not the first time we have had a bad one.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSausalito's best place for foodiesOK, so they did not have a chicken liver pasta last night (no one does it better than Poggio) so I had lobster rigatoni with lobster roe in the pasta. Outstanding! We had some other things that were just as good ... squid ink pasta with seafood, venison meatballs, Gem lettuce with anchovy/lemon dressing (what a salad should be!), a decadent version of chocolate mousse and the best take on lemon meringue I have ever had. Service was outstanding ... we had friends from Chicago we don't see enough of and our waitress paced the dinner perfectly ... never rushed, never waiting.
Don't wait ... go there!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, Beautiful ViewItalian gem with beautiful views of Sausalito. The meatloaf is KILLER. Had an awesome server - very attentive, but not annoying. Would come here again and recommend this to friends.6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat foodThe servers are wonderful as is the food. They change their menu often so it's always a surprise.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMthe place is beautiful & locatedthe place is beautiful & located close to the water. the food was very good & fresh tasting. my only complaint was they substituted a bottle of Italian wine for the California wine that we ordered without telling us. but they gave us a free dessert because it was a birthday party.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMPoggio -- good, not greatService was not as I expected. After being seated on time at a very nice table by a gracious host, we waited a long time before anyone acknowledged our presence, brought water, or asked about drinks. After waiter answered questions about the menu, he disappeared. A hostess -- or someone not on the wait staff -- happened by and asked if all was well. We told her we'd like to order and she took the order. Waiter rwas put out that we had ordered from the other person. Mid-way through the entree, waiter told my companion that she did not get the dish that she ordered and offered to change it for the correct one. She declined. The food was excellent; the service disappointing.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMNice but underwhelmingI was greeted professionally by a well dressed & attractive hostess. I was early & had a glass of vino at the bar. The bartender was an older Italian gentleman with a nice personality. Upon my date's arrival we were immediately taken to our very small table. The waiter not very knowledgeable of the menu. Service was average yet friendly. We started with a nice sized Ketel One martini. We both had the Caesar salad & halibut. The salad was very average & the halibut was moist yet surprisingly lacking in portion size (I'd estimate 3oz). The dessert was excellent, creamy lemon flavored with roasted pistachio nuts. Overall, it was a nice little spot but did not live up to expectations. I'd probably return, but, with tempered expectations.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSausalito treatWe met friends at Poggio for an anniversary lunch and got a table just inside the door on a beautiful day. While the service was a little slow, we completely enjoyed the food. All of our choices were delicious and the bread was out of this world. We would return soon. The pastas, salads and desserts were so good and there is a choice of small and large portions which we loved.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTaking it up a notchIn the past Poggio had good food with indifferent waitstaff.
At our last lunch, my husband and I found the food great and the service very good. The pickled anchovies, mixed green salad with peas and fava beans, and the chicken liver/strawberry appetizers were excellent.
We'll be back soon to see if the quality stays high.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOrder the pasta or pizzaWe ordered the quail and suckling pig and were disappointed. The pizza we had for lunch was much better.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, well presented,Excellent food, well presented, great taste, goog portion size "& priced well. I had ordered asparagus as a side dish, & you don't often see this but it was peeled5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful in every wayThe bartenders' warm welcome made it a delightful wait for our table. The server recommendations were spot on and the food was delicious.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOur party of 4 had a greatOur party of 4 had a great lunch at Poggio's. I enjoyed squid ink radiattori with various cephalopods, which was delicious. Two had wonderful salads, and the fourth the signature meatloaf. Who knew it was Tuscan?5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated my cousin'sWe celebrated my cousin's graduation of Berkeley and we enjoyed very much our meal and experience at Poggio's.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMgood hit,. no fieldterrific meal in large, trattoria-like venue on sausalito's main drag, but service disorganized with waiter missing in action for long stretches. i'd go back but they need to fix this.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBravissimo!Did a drive by for Pizza Margarita, side of arugula, bottle of Aglianico, tiramisu with a splash of rum
This place takes be back to the boot, and the food & service are always top notch, whether at the bar, dining room, or patio
A presto!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Eats, Lovely Room, Cool StaffPoggio is a warm and wonderful place in the heart of Sausalito that will not disappoint. The chicken entree was delicious, the pasta and pizza is first rate and the Staff is professional without being at all pretentious.
Just a great place to eat and have a fun and comfortable evening.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMRecently ReacquaintedI live in Sausalito but--for whatever reason--have not been to Poggio in more than 5 years. Perhaps it seemed a little too 'touristy' and thus avoidable. So it was a great pleasure to become reacquainted last week with this wonderful local restaurant. The food was quite good, we enjoyed a wonderful (never tried before) italian-influenced chardonnay from Sebastopol, and the service was personal and most attentive. For visitors and locals alike, Poggio is a fine dining experience.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Everything!Food selection was interesting and every dish was filled with unique flavors and delicious. Service was fabulous. Can't wait to go back!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful service, wonderful foodWe just visited Poggio for a surprise 18th birthday party for my daughter. I coordinated two tables in advance...one for my daughter and her friends and one for the adults. Nolan helped facilitate seating my daughter's friends before we arrived to help with the surprise.
The staff was amazing and took great care of us.
The food, as always, was excellent. I've dined at Poggio many times and have never been disappointed.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSausalito FavoritePoggio's is one of our favorite places to dine in Marin County for special occasions. We have always left happy. It was a beautiful day out for a wonderful lunch.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific Italian FoodPoggio's is as good as many of the better restaurants in Venice, Rome, or Florence. Authentic Italian cuisine. Great wood oven for pizza. Superb Italian wine list. This is a consistent Bay Area All Star.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful lunch, from starterWonderful lunch, from starter to desert everything was an amazing experience and the waitress was a great advisor!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect and discreet service!Perfect and discreet service! Great food. Upscale, QUIET and mature atmosphere. Open and airy.
I arrived before my date and was directed to the bar area as a fine place to wait. The bar guy discreetly noted this and immediately came forth with two coasters and a drinks menu and even guided a new guest to a different chair to leave the two seats available for me and my date. THAT alone is great service! Perceptive staff!
When my date arrived we opted to go straight to our table. The table service was equally discreet and perfect. No breaking into the conversation to as "how is everything!". They just kept a watchful eye out and made sure it was all great. GREAT food as well. Loved the Ahi appetizer especially.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThis Italian restaurant hasThis Italian restaurant has a beautiful Bay view! Local and fresh and well- prepared food means even more in California with the wealth of available ingredients. We had wonderful strawberries and locally caught halibut. Delicious!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMSo delicious we will returnThis was my second visit to Poggio. The first visit was a birthday treat from my friend. We had such a fabulous ime she chose the venue for me to take her out for her birthday.
We never felt rushed, as we sat outside, enjoying the gorgeous day. Our appetizer (shrimp, avocado, blood oranges, radicchio, greens) was outstanding. We enjoyed it with the fabulous bread and sweet butter. My friend's grilled halibut was perfectly done, and the kale was beatifully prepared. (I snitched a bite.). My scallops were so fresh and scrumptious I was in heaven. It was supposed to come with arugula, but the substitution of watercress was likely even better.. We both enjoyed a side of asparagus. The mint and Meyer lemon vinaigrette were inspire4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAppetizers were excellent.Appetizers were excellent. Our main dishes seemed a little bland in comparison. We would definitely go back and eat "tapas" style. Decor and ambience were great. We would definitely go back if in the neighborhood.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were visiting SausalitoWe were visiting Sausalito on a sunny day. Enjoyed our relaxing lunch at Poggio's; this was our 2nd visit. Wonderful choice of salads; they were fresh & innovative; saw others at other tables as well. My husband & I each enjoyed also a lunch portion pasta entree; both very good; again many choices.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSausalito GemGreat dining experience. Waiter knowledgeable. Food top notch.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat choice for lunch onGreat choice for lunch on a fine day. Service outstanding, food very good. Had a salumi platter with a bit too much white fat on it, but other than that, the pasta and salads were delicious. Would go back and recommend it.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMEuropean AmbiancePoggio is unique. One is transported to Europe - to the unhurried atmosphere of fine dining and ambiance so often missing in this country. The wait staff is knowledgeable, patient and willing to go the extra mile for special requests. The food is wonderful, the choices varied and, always, the quality and taste is uniformly excellent. "Subtle" is a word the chef knows well - flavors are individualized, meant to be savored, enjoyed. And the setting is warm, comfortable and sophisticated. If you can, ask to be seated at an outside table and at once find yourself in Paris, Italy, or any country where people watching is an added course.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWE celebrated a birthday lunchWE celebrated a birthday lunch there and everything was perfect-the lovely room, a perfect table, excellent food, terrific service. Can't wait to return again for dinner!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBest on the BayThis was our second visit to this restaurant in Sausalito, and exceeded even our wonderful first visit. The dinners typically have some Italian flair, and were superb: lamb chops and risotto for me, spinach lasagna for my wife, both cooked to perfection. The restaurant is quite quiet, particularly for these days, and includes some outside seating across from the harbor for warm evenings, and the service is attentive and polite. Of the places we've eaten in Sausalito, Tiburon, and Mill Valley, Poggio's is way above the rest! My only regret is that I didn't find out if it is named after Poggio Bracciolini, a fifteenth-century humanist.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful, welcoming, accommodatingWonderful, welcoming, accommodating, and patient service for our large group; very respectful of our somewhat boisterous reunion of very old friends. Thank you.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place. This is whereGreat place. This is where you shoud be in Sausalito.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWill return soonWe shared as to,have more tastes. The beef cheeks with polenta appetizer was delicious. Served piping hot and full of flavor. Is very rich, so sharing is the ticket. Next an interesting salad with fresh peas, fava beans, and other veggies. The pesto pasta also a pleaser. Can I say that I could have made an entire meal on the bread. Is just the best.
A big thank you to our server who was just attentive enough. I am sure she saw that two friends needed some girl time, and paced everything so we had plenty.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery Good and Very ConsistentHave been to Poggio several times over the last several years. This visit was for an early dinner, so the place was especially quiet. As always, every one of the staff was friendly enough and highly professional. And the food - very good - as always. Looking forward to returning.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst of all, the staff isFirst of all, the staff is so personable and professional! We had tons of fun with everyone while enjoying incredible food and delicious
Italian wine!!!! 'Can't wait to go back!!!!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were very pleased withWe were very pleased with the evening: attentive service, excellent beverages, clean and crisp table cloths and napkins, spotless glassware, and delicious food served up in just the right size portions. You will not be disappointed.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been at Poggio many,I have been at Poggio many, many times and service has always been outstanding. This last time service was very spotty, had to ask for things several time, waited a very long time before taking appetizer orders. I hope it was because it was Easter and extra busy. I will definitely return even though Chef Peter Mcnear is no longer there...the food was still outstanding.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfecto!Not only is the room lovely, there are sidewalk tables with marina views and a ringside view of the people parade. But it is the food that is truly exceptional-a seasonal menu, with unique items that are quite perfectly prepared. I've been here twice, but now I ask myself, "why not more often?" I'll be back soon....3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMService was especially good.Service was especially good. Server was both helpful and patient.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food with outstandingExcellent food with outstanding service. I look forward to returning soon.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGo for the food... And the smiles.A wonderful place to dine. We've been here several times and the waite staff is the best. They even arranged to get me something that was not on the dinner menu. Very accommodating. The following morning, the Italian guys hustle your blast together and bring it out to you table with a smile, even though they were very busy. We felt happy when we go there because everyone is so cheerful. Thank you for making our stay in Sausalito memorable. We will be back.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AM