Poggio
Poggio

Poggio

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://poggiotrattoria.com/
  • Phone: (415) 332-7771
  • 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 WinnerMost Booked
Poggio reviews from OpenTable diners
261 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (138)special occasion (124)great for outdoor dining (121)neighborhood gem (114)romantic (83)great for lunch (83)good for groups (80)notable wine list (71)scenic view (57)hot spot (45)great for brunch (39)vibrant bar scene (34)late-night find (20)kid-friendly (17)Show More
  • Can't go wrong here
    ColeValleyVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Great food. Had perfectly prepared grilled fish. Very nice service with long-term employees. It's a feel good place, great decor (an upscale '20s feel). Might have liked more wine by the glass choices but not complaining. A nice place to go in Marin by the water.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's time to break up....
    Cindacious
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Though I have enjoyed our relationship, it's now time to go our separate ways. The handful of dates we have had have been delightful; great ambience and good food. Now realizing you are not that cool. You can't get by with only pomp, not to mention you are not a cheap date. This last date on a Friday night party of six was pricey and sub par. Lamb dish, chicken dish, meatloaf, seafood pasta and filet all were less than memorable. I'm sorry.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service has gone downhill!
    RiverQVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    I have eaten in Poggio many times and always enjoy the food. This time the service was terrible. The waiter was so slow and inattentive. It took forever for the food to come. There were long delays. If this happens again, I will have to find somewhere else to eat. The food was good but since the service was so bad, not sure it is worth returning.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sausalito Dining Spot
    Bobman
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    We had an enjoyable dinner, well prepared and well attended by a relatively new wait person. Corkage fee was $20, at least $5 too much over other restaurants like this one. Parking in Sausalito requires paying meters until 10 PM.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuesday specials-don't miss it
    eagleeyeVIP
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    We have gone twice now to Poggio's on Tuesday night for their special dinner-a deal at $30. Four interesting courses arrived quickly, items we might not have ordered by thoroughly enjoyed. The main course of Veal Saltimbocca was very yummy and a generous portion to boot. Dessert was a pumpkin tart with a dollop of whipped cream. Delicious! We enjoyed this dinner with one of their bottles of Italian wine, of which they have an extensive collection. We were recommended a red from Sardinia which we loved, and only $40! We are targeting another Tuesday in December when the menu changes (the special is the same all month long), and this time we are coming back with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Myreview!
    Foodreview1
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    two of the truffle dishes were cold, the waiter tried to add two glasses of wine to our bill that we did not order
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service and food
    Foodreview1
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We had 3 truffle dishes 2 of them were cold. The waiter screwed the bill up and tried to add two glasses of wine that we did not order .we were there the night before and everthing was good
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An easy choice
    calliope23
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Consistently great Italian cuisine. Can usually get a table even last minute. Wonderful leather booths throughout. Usually great wait staff eager to please. An Italian bar tender who is delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another amazing experience!
    FloDVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We had a wonderful experience at Poggio: amazing food, nice decor, great service. Just loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food and service were both fabulous.
    RennieM
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Had 3 diners on the day we visited Sausalito and everyone loved their food. The wait staff was natilly dressed and they were very efficient and helpful. Will go back as soon as we have an excuse to go back to Sausalito.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, not great
    LetsgoGiants
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    First and foremost, the food was very good and certainly met expectations. My overall impression suffers more due to the spotty service and ambiance. Our server was certainly personable, helpful, and gracious. However, he missed on certain basic aspects of good service. The bottle of wine we ordered was not presented to me prior to opening, he failed to bring Parmesan when we asked, and he did not return to the table to refresh our wine glasses, leaving us to do the pours. Minor points perhaps, but bothersome. With regards to the atmosphere, the decor is a bit pretentious, stale, maybe old-fashioned. I've been to Michelin starred restaurants with a more friendly atmosphere. But, good overall, we'll be back, and would recommend to friends.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • California Girl
    Californiagirl
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was great, atmosphere fun and busy. Kudos to the hostess for fitting us in at a later time than originally booked through open table. Only downside, the waitress was a bit busy, so it took some time to get a drink. This wasn't her fault, it seemed like her tables hit all at once. Management eventually noticed and jumped in to help. Good experience. Definitely book ahead of time on the weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food is bland!!
    Tyler8
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food is kinda bland..Brussell sprout I ordered is so dry and Pancetta is hard to chew.The halibut is tasteless I have to mix it with the sauce so it will taste better. I make reservation because It has a good review from KQED/Cheqplease. But now I think I have to disagree with them. Food taste is important to me though it has a good ambiance.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great!
    FranVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    We love bringing our friends and visitors as it is such a reliable lovely spot! Our wait person, Claudia is fabulous! Second time she has waited on us; we shall ask for her again next time!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sausalito Gem!
    PollyDadVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    Poggio hits on every note. From precisely honoring reservations, to the amazing bartender Tony, to food that is a revelation. Poggio consistently demonstrates flavors and aromas that are so far removed from pasta and red sauce that one has to return time and time again to experience it all. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Forgotten
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Waiter greeted us after we were sited. After 50 min we realized we had not order or even received a water. We finally had to wave someone down. He challenged us on how long we had been waiting, "Impossible!" Then where's the waiter. The took our order and from then on the manager looked after us.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place
    pete
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My wife and I try to hit this place whenever we're in the Bay Area. It never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Service was very slow sat at the table for a long time before we were even noticed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and white truffles
    JeroboamVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We had another great dinner at Poggio. The $20/bottle wine list is an incredible deal and allowed us to splurge on white truffles with mezzaluna and spot prawn crudo. A wonderful evening. Thank you,
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place!
    EastBayDiner
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was the fourth time I have eaten at Poggio's and it was as good this time as it was the first three! I took some out of town guests there to celebrate a 70th birthday. They are still sending me thank yous! Fantastic service, outstanding menu, incredibly good food, and the ambiance is perfect!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the food!
    LizToddVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food here is amazing. Everything we had from the seafood to the pizza was really outstanding. The wait staff, or the person assigned to us, was terrible though. She returned in generic fashion to ask how everything was every 15 minutes, and twice we had to tell her that it wasn't so good since our guest didn't get his meal (and we did), and the second time no coffee that was requested several times. Throughout when we asked her to pour the wine for everyone, she poured one glass and then walked off - away from a table of four! Not sure where her head was at that night, but we tried not to let it take away from the fabulous food. We'll try again another time and get a different server I'm hoping.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • NorCaleatsVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We dine regularly at Poggio, but our last visit wasn't up to par. On past visits we were offered either still or sparkling water, but this time we were not asked. Our server was charming but seemed to be overworked or disinterested. Fresh ground pepper was never offered for the salads and we weren't able to catch anyone's attention to get a couple grinds. The waiter never checked back after our meals were delivered and although we would not complain, the halibut special was slightly overcooked and the always wonderful chicken was really salty...and I like salt. Hopefully this was just an off night, because Poggio has always been a go-to spot for us. On a plus side, we liked the 20 wines for $20 deal that they were running.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite restaurant in Marin
    MarinFoodLoverVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    When we want a delightful meal, we head to Poggio. The delicious food, professional service and inviting ambiance make for an enjoyable dinner experience. You won't be disappointed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    kp2sonoma
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We were a party of 3. We started with a grilled artichoke which was outstanding! Two of us ordered the risotto with mushroom which arrived undercooked and without a sign of a mushroom. The third person ordered a combined plate of 3 of the Contorni. The vegetables arrived on a plate and seemingly had been steamed instead of prepared as noted on the menu. She sent these back and ordered a risotto. This arrived 15 minutes later, better cooked and with a smattering of mushrooms. There was no apology or grace in this transaction. It was done as if an affront and begrudgingly. This was to have been a special occasion, a trip down memory lane of past, wonderful times at Poggio. It, sadly, did not meet the former standard.
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  • Top of the list in marin county
    Happy2eat
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Always feel like we are really stepping out when we step into Poggio. Never know what special they are running on food or wine. This time was 20 wine from the 20 regions in Italy for $20. Awesome
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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
    Special Features:
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Escape to Italy for an afternoon
    BruceVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    NapaGuyVIP
    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.