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
293 reviews since June 3, 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 (158)great for outdoor dining (143)special occasion (134)neighborhood gem (123)great for lunch (94)romantic (85)good for groups (79)notable wine list (76)scenic view (67)great for brunch (50)hot spot (47)vibrant bar scene (35)late-night find (22)kid-friendly (22)Show More
  • All three in our dinner party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/1/2008
    All three in our dinner party raved about everything..service, waitress, food were all outstanding. Poggio is on a roll!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • chairs aren't very comfortable,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    chairs aren't very comfortable, and some of the tables for 2-3 are pretty small
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • our dining companions ordered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/30/2008
    our dining companions ordered a pasta course which was forgotten by the server - during the entree she brought a tasting plate of the pasta for them. Overall, her service was very poor - slow with our drinks, etc
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've been to Poggio twice
    twainharte1
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    I've been to Poggio twice and had two different experiences. The first was with a friend for Saturday lunch. The restaurant was quiet and the food memorable. The second was with my husband for a Sunday evening dinner. We sat for almost 15 minutes before anyone took our drink order. It was also difficult to get someone to take our food order. It was not the attentive service I had expected. The restaurant was busy and we felt as if we had been shoved in a corner. The food was excellent. It is a good place for groups -which is what we were probably competing against that night. Otherwise my experience there was good. By the way, it's hard to figure out their "waiter" system -a different person every few minutes. Bewildering.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were celebrating our 40th
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    We were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. A beautiful handwritten card was at our table. The food was excellent. Staff very accommodating. And the best Chardonnay ever for me "Martin Alfaro "Sleepy Hollow Vineyard" Santa Lucia Highlands, 2006. Stunning! And the late lunch was topped off with a Lemon Mousse compliments of the house which we didn't realize until we looked at our bill later. It was highly recommended from friends & it did not disappoint us. The view of San Francisco was fabulous. We are from Arizona. Altho my husband is from the Bay Area, we were both blown away by the beauty of the Bay and the City. A perfect way to end a 40th celebration which started in Patagonia, Argentina, a month ago.Caryle & Gary
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tiri misu needs work. Bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    Tiri misu needs work. Bar service very slow for mixed drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • enjoy if every time I have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/27/2008
    enjoy if every time I have either lunch or dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service our requests
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Great service our requests were taken care of. The service was good. It seems like a better place for a larger group. The food was good but not great. It has a great location.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I was asked when i made the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    I was asked when i made the reservations if i was celebrating anything special and I said yes, it was our 10 year anniversary. I figured if you were asking, someone would have mentioned it but no one did. Not big deal, but don't ask if you are not going to do anything about.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our four entrees was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    One of our four entrees was not very good at all, and the pasta dish I had was only fair. Otherwise, it was a nice experience. The free valet parking is great and very necessary there.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dependable, for a really good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    Dependable, for a really good dining experience. Somewhere between very good and good due to consistancy. Consistent food and service mean alot..you can always count on having a good experience, weekends or weekdays. Very important to locals with lots of dining choices. One of the best dining experiences in Marin (unlike sister location Il Fornio in Corte Madera which is hands down is consistantly the worst dining experince I'm forced to endure by uneducated friends). Poggio always delivers on timely execution of reservation/seating, service and quality of food. Location is magical.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, marginal food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    Great service, marginal food, especially at the price. Good wine.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had an excellent time!
    Opentablenickname
    Dined on 4/25/2008
    We had an excellent time! The restaurant honored our request to be seated outside, the service was terrific, the food was wonderful and the complimentary valet parking is a great deal! The ambiance at Poggio is very special and it's one of the many reasons I'm a return customer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was very good. The
    JeffieGVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2008
    The food was very good. The server seemed a bit overwhelmed, though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • All agreed that the food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/22/2008
    All agreed that the food was very good. . The service was efficient but the waiter was not polished and did not interact much with us. He did not know much about wine but sought advice from the bartender to pick a good wine that we enjoyed. I would go back.
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  • Fabulous dining experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/21/2008
    Fabulous dining experience. Would definitely visit again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we had a lovely lunch, food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/20/2008
    we had a lovely lunch, food was wonderful, house made bread delicious - server was awful. she was not at all attentive and forgot to bring many of our items. i have had consistently good food at poggio, but i must say that this was not my first time with bad service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food is mediocre at best,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    The food is mediocre at best, but the reason I will never go back to this restaurant is its terrible service. Unfortunately, every minute we were in the restaurant was punctuated by sub-par service and attempts to remedy the experience fell short. Due to a mistake in the number of guests, we were told we had to wait, and during our 40 minute wait, tables of three were given to parties of two and we ended up eating at a table in the busy bar area that was two round two-tops pushed together, which was not comfortable. To top it off, cheese came on every dish ordered by a lactose-intolerant guest who specifically asked for the cheese to be omitted. There is more, but that is all that I can describe in the allotted character limit.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were there the night of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    We were there the night of the blackout, smokeout, etc...but had just finished our dinner when everything went done. The service was great and the food & wine were excellent. I have already recommended Poggio to friends. Thank you, Erik Walcott
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WE EAT HERE FOR CLAMS AND
    TallyVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2008
    WE EAT HERE FOR CLAMS AND SAUSAGE THEN A PIZZA VERY GOOD WAIT STAFF
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • High quality restaurant with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/18/2008
    High quality restaurant with knowledgable staff, well placed seating and excellent food.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poggio hasn't disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/17/2008
    Poggio hasn't disappointed me yet. Service was excellent and not overbearing. Imaginative menu items remain within the classic trattoria theme. No attitude and the food was Great. Open Table reservations are always spot on. I leave with a large smile on my face. These people know what they are doing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome experience. Would
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/16/2008
    Awesome experience. Would rate it higher but would want to have a dinner experience before picking Outstanding rating for overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Waiter was over the top. We
    musthaveanicknameVIP
    Dined on 4/15/2008
    Waiter was over the top. We do not need to have someone read the menu to us and tell what he likes. Too intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is wonderful and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    The food is wonderful and the service is even better. I was reaching for the water decanter when a gentleman passing by suddenly stopped and picked up the water to pour it for me. Now that is service!!!! I have been to this restaurant quite a few times and it has never disappointed me.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding, stunning dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/12/2008
    Outstanding, stunning dinner. Oak-grilled anchovies were a tasty starter, spit roasted pork was delectable, moist and unlike usual pork roasts. The rubarb-strawberry tart was delicious and in an incredibly light pastry. We chose specially featured Italian wines which were perfect, both white and red. We couldn't have been happier!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very enjoyable evening,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    A very enjoyable evening, great food and a very friendly waiter who suggested a fabulous, moderately priced, Italian wine. I will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The sardine appetizer was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/9/2008
    The sardine appetizer was exceptionally good, and the rest of the meal was quite good, too. My only complaint is that the minestrone was over-salted. The outside and window seats make it seem like a European cafe. The service was excellent.
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  • We love Poggio - came for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/7/2008
    We love Poggio - came for my husband's birthday.The waiter was very accommodating to our children, and the kids meal was very reasonably priced. My glass of wine was excellent value compared to other comparable restaurants. I was a little disappointed with my crab pasta dish - more creamy than I had imagined from the menu. My husband enjoyed his lamb pasta dish. We have eaten lunch here before, too, and had excellent food at a fair price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They pushed expensive wines
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2008
    They pushed expensive wines which I found unnecessary, unpleasant and inappropriate. That attitude is not in the tradition of the Italia I love. That began the evening so it turned me off to the evening's experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service and ambience were
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Service and ambience were excellent with the food very good in reflecting subtle and refined elements of Italian cuisine. The house-cured meats were a revelation and the halibut as good as I've had in the Bay Area. The wine list was predominantly Italian but also included some American varietals at reasonable price points for those less versed in the Italian vintages. Only mild mitigants to an otherwise excellent meal was the overall noisiness and the tightness of some of the 2-person tables to one another. Overall, a very solid 4-star selection!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pleasantly surprised, especially
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/4/2008
    Pleasantly surprised, especially for Sausalito. Never did see a valet to park car.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Especially appreciate the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/3/2008
    Especially appreciate the sparkling in-house water in nice caraffes. The waiters were kind and friendly For lunch I wish there were more seafood choices, this is Sausalito after all! The bresaola was incredible, the crab appetizer very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very nice restaurant-good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/24/2008
    Very nice restaurant-good food and service but having a young child crying through lunch is distracting. (Maybe there is nothing that can be done regarding children crying in restaurants, but parents should be careful regarding the types of restaurants they pick when they have infants/babies along.)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good, service was
    Yumyumgivemesome
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    Food was good, service was pretty attentive, but nothing really wowwed me. The menu is nicely tailored to a variety of palates and includes many seasonal items, however the execution of some of our dishes were flawed. Our lamb was very oversalted, overcooked, and dry (was medium/well when we requested medium/rare). Whole snapper was boring and uneventful, a dish easily duplicated at home. Sunchokes were undercooked. Fava puree was served cold whereas its accompaniments were warm or hot. Great wine list with lots of moderately priced wines. Service was a bit stuffy and impersonal though. Very touristy spot. There is some sidewalk seating with heat lamps. Much more of a date spot, not good for groups.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our party of seven enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/23/2008
    Our party of seven enjoyed a very delicious meal on Easter Sunday. The waitress was very helpful and attentive, as was the support staff. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very crowded on Saturday night,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    Very crowded on Saturday night, and the service suffered as a result.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were very pleased with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    We were very pleased with the location of the table and remembering that it was my husband's birthday.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We thought the food was terrific
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/22/2008
    We thought the food was terrific and loved the ambience. We wonder why we don't dine there more often.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding food, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 3/21/2008
    Outstanding food, excellent service. Beautiful location overlooking the water at Sausalito. Great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate