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Poggio Details

  • 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 WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "What was supposed to be wild king salmon tasted either from frozen or sockeye salmon. I didn't say anything as we were dining with out-of-town guests. Halibut was overcooked and probably only four ounces in size. Lunch with just two glasses of wine among the four people was nearly $200. Service was very slow and, though I do not like overly-friendly waiters, this one was aloof to say the least."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "While the food and ambience were fine, the service was horrible! We had to remind and remind and ask for our waiter to come, and still after making mistakes he didn't make an effort to make it up...bad service all the way through a dinner for three of us that lasted three hours!!! Ridiculous. Very disappointed!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Hadn't been to Poggio in over a year and was very impressed. Four of us had the special menu and all enjoyed it very much, especially the Bronzino which was excellent. The service was perfect."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "This is a rock solid bet for a great dining experience: friendly accommodating staff, knowledgeable severs, consistently good food, classic decor, fantastic ambiance, great value"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "We dined at Poggio on a Tuesday, drawn by an email indicating special lamb entrees as part of a fixed price menu. Wow, was it good. We loved the appetizers as well as the sliced lamb roast. The entree portions were generous. These specials are also well priced, although after before dinner drinks and a bottle of wine at dinner, no money was lost on our attendance."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We ate on Poggio's on the 4th of July which was perfect for our plan to watch the fireworks in Sausalito. We ate outside under a heat lamp which was cozy and gave us maximum people watching opportunities. The service was very good, not rushed at all. My BF had some kind of meatball appetizer which he loved, I had a beet salad, also very good. For our meal we had a pizza with a side of what we thought was broccoli, but turned out to be a bunch of stalks with leaves. Bathrooms were in need of cleaning, but then again it was a very busy day. Ambiance is upscale, but prices were very reasonable. Thanks, overall we had a great time!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Daily menu with wonderfully balanced and interesting dishes using what is most fresh and seasonal. Service was terrific and inobstrusive, Chef made a vegetarian entree off the menu using the gnudi (with meat sauce on the menu) with pesto and freah fava beans and carrots that was both delicious and an unexpectedly nice accommodation. Very pleasant dining room as well. I'll be back"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My wife and I have now made an annual visit/pilgrimage to Poggio for the past eight years. Amy and her able staff offer a welcoming, comfortable and truly delicious experience. From their corn custard appetizer to their remarkable "gnudi" or pasta pillows with "to-die-for" ragu sauce (ask for more!) to the fig pizza and finally to lime custard dessert, it's always a memorable dining experience."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Sitting at a sidewalk table and people watching it feels like you could be 1000 miles away. A bonus is you are able to take your dog! We frequent Poggio and the staff could not be any more welcoming plus they know the menu and wine list very well. The food is always fresh and imaginative and as the menu changes regularly so there is almost always something new to try. As locals, Poggio is our go-to restaurant in Sausalito...and definitely our dogs favorite!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Flavorful food, beautifully presented. We will return, for sure."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The food and wine was excellent, as always, but our service was terrible. The waitperson forgot about us multiple times, and we had to flag other waitstaff down at least 3 times, including to pay the bill. It was a lovely night outside, but it was starting to get chilly, so we wanted to go."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The best Italian restaurant in Marin County. LIke being upscale in Italy."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Celebrating our wedding anniversary this was really a very classy place! Interesting menu, I loved the dark wood interior and looking out onto Bridgeway, cozy. It really came all together - good sourdough-walnut bread, wine, and to die for Greek Sea Bass... Delightful spending some time in Sausalito on a weekday."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "WE call Poggio REAL Italian food .. definitely the best in Marin/Sonoma County. Truly interesting and delicious menu selection. We dine @ Poggio at least 4 times/year. (we live in Sonoma County). The anatra salad I enjoyed was fantastic, one of the best duck dishes i've EVER eaten. Great ambiance."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "A pleasant, busy restaurant. For the group I was with, we found the menu rather "strange" - squid ink pasta, tripe, etc. We would have liked some more ordinary dishes. But for foodies it is probably wonderful."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We had a difficult time hearing in the large booth"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "The server was very abrupt and hasty, not warm at all. We had appetizer, main course, and dessert, but never asked whether we wanted coffee or tea and just brought the check. I would like to frequent the restaurant since we are in the neighborhood, but if their service is catered to tourists, then, I will have to reconsider. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We have been to Poggio a few times over the last couple of years. Each time the quality has gone down."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Excellent pastas and divine Della Fattoria bread served upon request. Very nice ambience even in the fog and wind so typical of Sausalito. A neighborhood gem where both tourists and locals can dine comfortably and memorably."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "The Tuesday Night Special was listed as Spit Roasted Leg of Lamb. What was served in no way resembled or tasted like Spit Roasted Leg of Lamb. The meat was drenched in a wine sauce that defied description and destroyed the taste. I have no idea what possessed the chef in the Lambs preparation and especially the presentation. We were required to order two portions and what was plated was enough for one. Thankfully ,our waiter never came to the table to ask our opinion of the dinner. Over the years we had been to Poggio on several occasions, but we will not be returning."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I choose this for a special going away dinner for a friend. We arrived on time at 7:15pm. We got some water and bread immediately. 15 min later we were served the wine we ordered. 45 min after we arrived we got our appetizers. I was told by the waitress that she put our order in late. The entrees came along 30 min after we finished the appetizers. My dish was completely wrong on the order, my friends dish was pasta with pig fat and no English Peas as the menu stated and then they tried to be nice by offering a second helping of the pig fat. They are unprofessional, not organized and made the evening a disaster. Also the table with six women celebrating a birthday party was so loud you could not hear normal talking."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We have been to Poggio at least 5 - 6 times and have always thoroughly enjoyed our meals. Sunday was a complete and utter disappointment. My halibut was so overdone it tasted like sawdust and our service was non-existent. I mean, non-existent!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "The first we ate there. It was because they were dog friendly. But it was also a delicious lunch. The next time we were in town we stopped for dinner. Killer pork chops. When you bring a dog you get an outside table which was perfect because of the view. The staff even brought out dog biscuits (for the dog). I would recommend this to anyone. Go for a great meal and people watch."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My wife and I come to Poggio on a regular basis. The last 2 visits we were very disappointed in the service. For a restaurant that tries to be "high-end", I feel that the servers are lacking in knowledge. In October, my main course never arrived to the table. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and needless to say, this really dampened the evening's mood. On Saturday evening, we ordered our meal and the waitress forgot my wife's salad. Then at the end of the meal I was asked if I wanted a dessert menu, which I answered yes. But I never got the menu. Finally we just asked for the bill and left. I think you need to educate your servers a little more. Thank you, Captain Tom Miller (415) 367 - 5733"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Poggio is consistent, reliable and pleasant. It has a good atmosphere and efficient service. It is not gourmet food but well prepared and tasty. Overall: very well operated."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Food is always well prepared and hostess and bar staff friendly. A "go to" restaurant."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This was our second experience dining at Poggio and we were equally impressed as the first! Our first visit was just the two of us and we were struck by the delicious food and the low key yet elegant ambiance, and our awesome Italian waiter. Our second visit was with both sets of our parents and every single person at our table raved about the food and the vibe of the restaurant. We bumped into 5 of our friends the same night and they loved their experience as well. Poggio has a fantastic and varied menu with a twist on traditional Tuscan cuisine. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Another fine lunch at Poggio. We do not visit often enough but take very opportunity we can. Poggio is a favourite for fresh innovative food well paired to enhance the flavour of all ingredients. Each of us had a different dish and all were enjoyed with gusto and compliments. Fine knowledgable service and a good wine list."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Had a wonderful lunch at Poggio's on Wednesday and can only sing the praises of this place. More than anything else is the freshness factor-a great deal of the vegetables are from their own garden and it shows. Treat yourself to this amazing restaurant."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We have been going here for a long time. Had a bad spell years ago but after this week's experience the food shines again. Yay"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Delicious food, well presented. Classic cheerful brasserie atmosphere, friendly, lively and warm. Romantic lighting, quiet enough for easy conversation. Great for any occasion."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Always a great night out. The food is fabulous, the location superb, staff friendly and attentive. A regular spot for us."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Great menu with so many things to choose from. We cannot wait to come back."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Have eaten here many times. Great menu, food is excellent , and an amazing location. Amazing to sit in the outdoor area and enjoy the bay."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "My husband and I came for our anniversary. They moved us to a different table per hubby's request with no problem. Our waitress Farah was knowledgeable and very nice. We order appetizers, pasta and a main all of which came out in an ordered and timely fashion and all delicious. We ordered two desserts and later decided one was enough so we cancelled one. Farah thought we should taste both! so she brought both for us to try and comped both desserts. Really good food--especially the dayboat scallop app and the halibut."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Our waiter didn't seem interested in serving us. We had to ask for bread twice. The fish for $28 was tasteless. Overall our experience was very disappointing for a restaurant with such a good reputation. We will not return."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Although my wife and I enjoyed a pleasant evening at Poggio, we were extremely disappointed that they ran out of the steak Florentine. It was quite upsetting to see that such a popular item was off the menu by 830 on a Saturday evening. I guess next time we'll just have to make earlier dinner reservations."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I thought the food couldn't get any better when Peter McNee was here, but the new chef is every bit as good. His fegatini is the best I've ever had. We typically sit at the bar and order from the appetizers menu, and we're never disappointed in the evening's entertainment--by Tony, the bartender, who is one-of-a-kind and was BORN for his job. The ambiance is lovely and balances a tasteful interior that implies a certain formality while retaining a come-as-you-are flavor that is welcoming. The customers are a mix of (mostly) locals and (occasional) tourists, and it's fun to strike up a conversation with those seated around you if you sit at the bar. You can't beat this place. It has all the hallmarks of a great restaurant."
    Dined on 9/11/2013
  • "My daughter and I had dinner reservations for 7:00 pm but were ready to eat earlier. The restaurant was able to accommodate us and made us feel very welcome. We chose 4 small plates (2 starters and 2 small size first courses), all of which were fabulous -- fresh ingredients, exquisitely prepared and nicely presented. The wine list was excellent and allowed for nice pairings. I most definitely recommend this wonderful restaurant!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We loved Poggio. The service & food were outstanding. Great options on the menu to please everyone."
    Dined on 6/6/2014