Poggio

4.5
3575 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Neighborhood Gem
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Cafe Service
Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–5:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm
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Phone number
(415) 332-7771
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Benjamin Balesteri
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Catering
We offer private rooms for 10 to 150 guests.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bay
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Parking details
Free valet service available both lunch and dinner at the entrance of the adjacent Casa Madrona Hotel and Spa.
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Public transit
Golden Gate Transit and Blue and Gold Ferries are across the street.

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Special events & promotions
Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Company Events, Holiday Parties. Our many different elegant spaces are booked regularly by the Bay Area's finest companies including Google, Levi's Strauss and Apple.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Poggio offers private rooms that accommodate groups of 10 to 150. Harbor views, stellar service and three star Italian Cuisine from one of the Bay Area's Top 100 Restaurants.

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What 3575 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

We sat outside, nice weather and good overall food and wine.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I've been a diner at Poggio since I moved here in 2014. Without a doubt, Poggio is my favorite restaurant in Marin County. Nothing even comes close in my book. Sure, every now and then the service might bog down a little but not often. The food is top notch though there have been those rare occasions when something needed to be sent back to the kitchen BUT not often by any means. This is a special place. I hope you find it to be the same for you.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful evening, crowds were a little annoying both inside and on the walk ways/Street

Food was very good but nothing screamed best ever! And price to food needs to be challenged.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Good food. The service was very speedy at times, which made it difficult to ask questions. Overall, a good experience.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Our dinner at Poggio was outstanding---we sat outside with our dog and it was so much fun people watching, and both the service and food were awesome!! It was so good that we went back the next morning for breakfast (same outside table) We'll be back again soon~~~

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3.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Not nearly as good as in the past. Linguine and clams had undercooked noodles and not enough liquid in the sauce. Gnudja were mushy with a cloying too thick ragu. Broccolinni and cauliflower were both pretty boring.

This was a Sunday lunch. My previous visits were all dinners. That shouldn’t make a difference.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Poggio is among the best dining options in Marin, without having to cross a bridge to the city.
Our server, Martha was very cordial & adept, making us feel warmly welcome.
Highly recommended. We will return.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Delicious food, great view and an overall excellent experience.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Always a great choice. You know the food is going to be fresh and delicious. Variety of options to choose from. Fresh and local vegetables, grown by the restaurant. Lots of great wines and price range. Beautiful decor and atmosphere. Professional and friendly staff. For locals and tourists. A must.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Fabulous meal, great service by Ricardo. Had a booth and it was a lovely evening. The squid was divine and top two entrees were the agnolotti and the gnudi. One of our all top favorite spots in Marin.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Food and service was awesome. Great location. Easy parking.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Went to Poggio with three others: four appetizers, four entrees and two deserts later, only one was less than satisfactory-my always favorite pork chop. This time it was overcooked and tough. I complained to our waitress who immediately brought it the attention of the chef who comped my entree. All told, we had a great experience with terrific food-will certainly return, and will probably order the pork chop again.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

To start it was a Beautiful day in Sausalito. We got to the restaurant, got seated right away.
However, Our server did not greet us until 15mins later. Mind you, this is when it was not busy at all. I guess it could be we were seated in a far corner or weren’t noticeable.
We will give it a second chance to check out their dinner menu sometime in the future, but not right now.

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3.0Dined on July 28, 2018

The service was so poor. We waited and waited for our wine and our food.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Poggio is our favorite Go-To restaurant. It has all the right pieces to make it an excellent dining experience.

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Always return with out of town guests. Consistently excellent food. Our waitress was amazing—great sense of humor, attentive, and helpful at describing and recommending the various dishes.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Always enjoy Poggio’s....love sitting out side. Good food and drink!

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

Poggio is a top notch restaurant that is consistently excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 26, 2018

I tried Poggio for the first time and really enjoyed it. The food was great and so was the service. Would definitely recommend it.

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4.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Drinks at the bar was great fun, the little Italian bartender was wonderful and entertaining.
The drinks were well done.
The atmosphere is lovely and service was really good. My main complain was that several of the
of our entrees were not very good.
My husband and son had the salmon which not only was a very small portion the flavor was very ordinary. When asked our sever what were some of the favorite
entrees one of the suggestions were the gnocchi. Being italian
I rarely order gnocchi because it’s rarely done well. The description our server gave me sounded interesting. The gnocchi were little nubs with no flavor and a sauce that did not go with it al all. The chef should go to north beach to
Frinze at Night which has gnocchi
better than my grandmother made.
I have been Poggio for lunch and the pizza was excellent, and will probley go back for lunch but not for dinner, it was to pricey for the
quality of the food.

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3.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Food was delicious. Menu was authentic Northern Italian cuisine and rotated seasonally. Food was fresh, locally-sourced, and thoughtfully prepared.

We found the hostess (red-headed woman) to be somewhat unwelcoming, awkward and cold, however, which put a bad taste in our mouth upon arrival. Likely unintentionally, the hostess continued to have awkward eye contact/staring, which I’m certain could be addressed with a simple coaching conversation from management. Hostesses set the first impression for customers, therefore I urge management/ownership to address her interpersonal communication/non-verbal body language with this woman privately.

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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

This is one of the two best Italian restaurants in Marin.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Poggio's is a great neighborhood restaurant for family and friends to have a quick bite or a great meal. We had the porterhouse for 2-3 and it never disappoints! It was delicious, cooked perfectly for our request and just a really delicious substantial meal. Our waiter was attentive, professional, and transparent! The service is always so professional. We love this restaurant as one that never disappoints.

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

I have been to Poggio many times, and always enjoy the food. I also like the location and atmosphere. This time was also good, except that the service seemed a little hurried and inattentive at times. Not bad, but just not what I am used to at Poggio. Overall, though, it is a great place to dine, and I will keep going back.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service. Always a treat.

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Love Poggio. Tasty, interesting, enjoyable food ... great wine ... and great service. Reservations highly recommended, especially in summer.

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2018

The service and decor were lovely. Our party of six was seated in a booth in the back and we were pleasantly surprised with the acoustics. However, none of us were very impressed with our pasta, risotto, or pizza dishes. We may be tough foodies, but we were seriously underwhelmed!

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3.0Dined on July 18, 2018

Great service and ambiance. However, my clam linguini was Luke warm, dry, very little if any bottarga, clams were dried out and somewhat chewy. Possibly left under warmers too long. Pasta was one clump stuck together.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Another amazing meal!

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3.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Enjoyed a nice meal here. Food was very good with nice presentation, which was good for my business dinner. My dining companion is vegan and I was disappointed that the restaurant doesn't offer a creative vegan option. While my colleague found something suitable -- roasted cauliflower, accommodating with oil drizzle rather than butter as the menu states) and pizza without cheese -- I was nevertheless wishing there had been something more interesting and unique. While I am not vegan, I know several and believe it is fairly common in the Bay Area. I think this is an untapped opportunity for restaurants in Sausalito. Just food for thought.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

We had not been to Poggio before, but my brother had and recommended it. He and his wife joined us for an early dinner before we did a Bay sailing event. Everything was delicious. I had the pork chop, which was more like a filet mignon! So delicious. Would definitely recommend it to anyone visiting Sausalito. Great service and reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2018

Great service, terrific food and a very friendly atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Best restaurant in Sausalito. Locals appreciate the food, ambiance and service. Prices are very reasonable given the quality of food and service.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Whenever we want to celebrate a special occasion, we go to Poggio. The food is consistently good, the wait staff is friendly and helpful and the ambience is lovely. Poggio will continue to be our number 1 choice for fine dinner bag in Marin.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

One of my Sausalito favorites. Come after Jazz by the Bay. Share the appetizers and pizza. Consistently good food, service and ambiance.

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4.0Dined on July 12, 2018

Food was great. Service did not match the first rate feeling in the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

I brought a friend from out of town and we had a most pleasant experiences. The menu offered all sorts of interesting items for which I was delighted because I wasn’t that familiar with his eating habits. He was quite impressed with his order, the service was excellent and we had a great time.

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3.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Frequent customer. Neither I or my guests (clients) were impressed with the service.

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4.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Date night with my wife. We sat outside on a warm evening and enjoyed the meal. We shared a salad, the halibut and linguine. The food was great but too much dressing on the salad. Service was attentive but not in your face. A good Italian outing.

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5.0Dined on July 8, 2018

Great all-round choice for fresh, creative and very tasty Italian food. Service was perfect and waiter who was very knowledgeable about how the dishes were prepared suggested how to modify a dish which had an ingredient that I was allergic to. Excellent seating inside and outside. Warm, friendly, lively restaurant. I'd go there for a weeknight bite or a weekend special occasion. Loved the food. Appetizer - grilled calamari with corn, fennel, lemon. almonds was a great mix of flavors. Salad (barbabietola) - with beets, ricotta, watercress, fried shallots. and pumpkins seeds was fresh, light, and outstanding. Clams and mussels with pasta and white wine butter sauce, and duck ragu with pasta were excellent. Panna cotta and perfectly ripe strawberries with balsamic, olive oil sauce was perfect end to meal. Looking forward to my next meal there.

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