Poggio

4.6
4775 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Poggio is a classic Italian trattoria with comfortable neighborhood charm and destination-caliber cuisine. Created by Larry Mindel, who also founded numerous other restaurants in the Bay Area and beyond, Poggio has been ranked among the very best Italian restaurants since it opened. Led by Executive Chef and Partner Ben Balesteri, Poggio’s daily changing menus use the best available local ingredients including dishes inspired by the seasonal bounty of our local farmers, ranchers and fishermen and the traditional methods of Italy, including wood-fired ovens, pasta made from scratch and a wide variety of dishes serving guests breakfast, lunch and dinner. We’re honored to have been named Best Italian restaurant in Marin County by Marin Magazine in 2019.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4775 people are saying
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPato
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife’s birthday.
It was fantastic. The food was excellent. And
Sitting outside watching the people was a lot of fun.

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foodperson
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance, service and food. Poggio is our "go to" restaurant when we cross the Golden Gate Bridge. It has never disappointed us.

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vipFirstdateblues
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing and delicious

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CARLAW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delicious meal we had. The staff and service were super.
It was a great night to sit outside and be pampered.

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Davperl
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For years, friends and I have gathered for a meal at Poggio, and we've never been disappointed. It's a great place in a great location with food to match.

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vipNuke
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cocktails and the eats were terrific….

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Carls was outstanding! The ribeye was out of this world. Can’t wait to go back!

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PastaPrincess
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A celebratory birthday dinner at one of our favorite restaurants was a perfect transitional experience back to dining life. A sign at the Maitre D says we can choose to remove our masks if we are vaccinated. We do so. We sit at the bar, like in old times and order a cocktail which is quickly and expertly served up. It is a little foggy, and though we have booked an outdoor table, a note on the Open Table app earlier in the day and a phone conversation with the Maitre D have instead landed us the perfect table, just inside the large open window, but sheltered enough to feel both warm and safe. The server was spectacular and we enjoyed a wine that was new to us, from the volcanic soil of Basilicata, Italy. The food was superb; I had the halibut, and all the dishes looked good. Dessert was also lovely. We are so grateful that this favorite place survived the economic trials of the shutdown and that it is back with such verve. Thank you!

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vipsffoodie88
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Nice outdoor dining too.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Hostess/owner (male) couldn’t be bothered
The waiter was no where to be seen

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GeorgeG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, good service. We have never been disappointed at Poggio.

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vipPrincess
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was delicious and served beautifully. Our server was outstanding and checked on us frequently throughout the meal.

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KatS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent for our group’s divergent tastes. The service was just right. Highly recommended.

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GeorginaS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poggio was a great lunch experience! Our waitress Gigi was wonderful and the food was delish! Bravo Poggio!!!

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ZenZ
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Had Dinner here. While the food was good and contained the ingredients as advertised, the taste of many of the items seemed a bit bland and missing just a few additional ingredients. For example, the shrimp pasta could have used more garlic and olive oil.

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vipMahana
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience1

We were delighted to return to Poggio and pleased that as vaccinated customers we were not required to wear masks. The menu is amazing, food delicious and wine list offers abundant choices. We had requested and were seated indoors. The only downside was being right next to an open door to some outdoor tables. The breeze was chilly and our requests for closing the door denied based on some mandate about indoor air circulation. We only wished we had a heat lamp like the outdoor diners who seemed to be warmer and more comfortable than we were.

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Marinlocal2
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and delicious appetizers and entrees!

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Babette
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day, wonderful food. We had: arancini, cauliflower puree soup, halibut and desserts. All delicious. I finished with an affogato: espresso poured over vanilla ice cream with candied orange peel and almonds. We're looking forward to going back soon.

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PeterJ
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Veal tonnato incredible appetizer. Perfectly done fresh halibut. Outstanding molten chocolate cake. Lively, cozy atmosphere. Consistently delicious over the years.

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vipDawg
Sacramento
56 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We loved Poggio. The prosciutto and peach was wonderful. Tiramisu for dessert. Great spot and service, especially if at the Casa Madrona.

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vipFirstdateblues
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and delicious excellent service always wonderful

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vipMarkandMe
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very nice, good food and pleasant atmosphere. Service was efficient.

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WarrenF
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food at Poggio's is outstanding. Especially their soup and appetizers. The wait staff, unfortunately, is more aloof, hurried and disconnected. The busboys are pleasant and courteous.

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JillG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early evening and had a relaxed, great meal!

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vipPhilipC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to eat away from the tourists.

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Shops4value
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

We loved the food! The restaurant was so busy that it took our server more than 20 minutes to take our order. The food was slow in coming and it took forever to get the bill.
Our server was attentive but too busy to care for us in the manner to which we’ve been accustomed in the past.
We were happy to see a lively business after the long Covid19 lockdown. But the service could have been much, much better with extra wait staff. Everyone was literally running from table to table.

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vipbonappetit
San Francisco
137 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Poggio is a good place to dine; food and service is very good and prices are reasonable in today's environment. The pork chop is delicious as well as pasta dishes. There is a mixture of locals and tourist. Good pizzas as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Great experience all around.

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vipmrirad
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always
Consistency is amazing
Great service

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent food and service. Outdoor dining faces Sausalito's main drag -- some noise.

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AndyM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Yummy. 5 dishes, each exceptional. Appropriately priced.

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vipDiningDuo
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great dinner with exceptional service.

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AntonioE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

food was not as good as the prices make you think, def a Sausalito price situation

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great and the food was amazing. Best Italian restaurant in Sausalito by far!

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vipMenloParkDiner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great to have a meal once again at Poggio. Service is professional, attentive and friendly. The menu has an interesting assortment of dishes and ours were very well executed. Atmosphere is pleasant and the noise level very acceptable. Love this place!

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KyleM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just a pleasure to have Sunday Lunch at Poggio. Everything was perfect.

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Fun4kids
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Sitting outdoors is lovely. The food was fine but not special. The service was good as well.

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Semimagic
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are staying at the Casa Madrona Hotel and the restaurant is on the street level. Very European feel. We ate outside on the sidewalk. Great upscale menu and wine list. Do not miss the Arancini (fried risotto balls). Wife had fettuccini with clams and I had short ribs … both five star! Excellent! Excellent! Waiter great too! Six stars! Seven stars!…

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vipRoadrider125
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pastas for all four of us in our party. Each came out hot and good sized portions. Very reasonably priced for the quality.

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vipTooBlue
Philadelphia
212 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Always stop here when in the area. Absolutely best Pizza, even better than Rome. Tuna tartare fresh and exceptionally good service.

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You can order delivery directly from Poggio using the Order Online button. Poggio also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 332-7771.

Poggio is rated 4.6 stars by 4775 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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