Poggio

4.7
4909 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, house made pastas from scratch and a wide variety of dishes serving guests breakfast, lunch, and dinner. We’re honored to have been awarded a Bib Gourmand distinction by the Michelin guide in 2019 and named Best Italian restaurant in Marin County by Marin Magazine in 2021.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 4909 people are saying
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RickN
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal last night. Waiters were very attentive and answered questions about the food. Good Time....

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ATLFoodie
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Delightful food!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting cousins in San Rafael and they recommended the place.

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VinceK
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance.

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VenaT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kip, our waiter was wonderful and witty! The food was amazing and yummy! We really enjoyed our evening out with our friends/neighbors and would definitely return to Poggio's again!

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steveverna
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Poggio's and it never disappoints. We were there to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary (we had our wedding reception there in 2017). Our meals were excellent. Tricia had the beef and pillows of spinach gnocchi, I had the king salmon. We each had a dessert and a glass of Roederer champagne. Everything was excellent, one of the finest meals we've had. And the service was excellent, prompt and very friendly.

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Brea
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and location, always a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, gluten free options

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vipSimonaS
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was amazing! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

We are indoors & it was freezing cold because all the doors were open. Very unpleasant.

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vipLou425
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Our favorite place, so many things to love about this place, the soup was great, salmon below par, sadly

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vipPriscillaM
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous and the service experience is decadent. This is a beautiful, delicious restaurant in downtown San Francisco.

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

Nice vibe outdoor in Sausalito Califormia.
One of our favorites

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vipSudsie
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our dinner! Ny foodie friends too. eat service and food!

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vippaasky
Atlanta
36 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I had to ask bread half way through our meal, never were asked in the first place and service took too long, it was late lunch for 4 and the restaurant were not that busy anymore. Also then $4.50 for little bread plate which we were never told that it costs extra?? Also had to ask for extra Parmesan which you should be offered from start, I have been in customer service for 30 years. Disappointing experience-
Extremely slow service!

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CharlieFrank
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service is excellent. Our server went out of his way to take see of us. He was full of charms. We will include this restaurant as our regular👍

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WaltSpeaks
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Indoor dining had appropriate social distancing and the food & service was excellent. We even had good luck finding parking nearby. That can be a big problem in Sausalito.

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chw2en
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great service, will definitely be going back!

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vipKikiP
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Excellent food, lovely hostess-very accommodating but our server was grumpy, impatient and borderline rude. On the upside, food was delivered promptly and was delicious.

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AlanaU
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided last night to make Poggio a once / week event. Although it’s not a vegan restaurant, the vegetables are the best you will find anywhere, both in quality and and perfect treatment by the kitchen. Sumptuous. Everything comes out quickly and hot-hot-hot. When I ask for fish, it’s remarkable, also exquisitely cooked to the exact degree with crisp grilling, succulent meat. The service is elegant, warm, leaves us feeling completely acknowledged and quietly indulged.

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vipGirllovesgoodfood
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. Server was fab and paced meal perfectly. Food delicious as always. Live knowing food will be great as well as service. Love Poggio!

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vipDukeofDining
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poggio is a true gem. The entire staff like Ben, Amy, Suzanne, George and all the others are like family. The food is wonderful and even with a full house it is easy to converse. As the expression goes, “ None better!”

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vipMunchieluv
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. One of my favorite places.

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vipPetey
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jamshid was our exceptional server tonight. He brings so much joy and laughter to eating at Poggio’s. The food was exceptional as well. We enjoyed the black fig and prosciutto pizza. The corn and mushroom soup was excellent, as was the burrata with pink lady’s apple an greens. Our main courses, bucatini and tagliatelle with gulf shrimp were so satisfying!
Ask for Jamshid for your server if you want some humor with your excellent meal!

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MargoM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great homemade pasta dishes and wonderful rib eye steak.
Deb fantastic waiter.

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KellyH
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience1

We were seated on the patio and tables were spaced appropriately apart from each other. Our server was delightful! Felt like I could see his smile thru his mask 😁

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isabel
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, very good Italian food. Fresh ingredients. Good salads

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JohnTon
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always look forward to a dinner at Poggio! Elegant, but not snooty - nice laid-back staff. And oh, the food! My short ribs dinner was SO good! My 3 dinner mates loved theirs too - save room; the dessert menu is outstanding!!! The affogato was out-of-this-world - - $175 for dinner for four incl drinks for three & two desserts, I felt was exactly spot on in value. Please try Poggio, you’ll love it!

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vipGuest
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Unfortunately our food experience was not good. My wife ordered Salmon well done and it came out raw. They took it back to deliver another one that was raw and spongy ask if it was frozen and defrosted. The potatoes were extremely spicy and had to be sent back. We went down the street to get French fries. My ribeye was very thin like carne asada meat.

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Prontopac
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything we ordered was excellent, flavorful, and well cooked. Very pleased with our first time visit.

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Armitstrousers
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot to eat - wonderful energy, terrific food, and always fun! Thanks

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annec
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, awesome service and perfect surroundings.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gréât waitress

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Gary
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Poggio is an excellent restaurant on the waterfront in Sausalito. The food is delicious, and the atmosphere and service excellent as well.

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vipBruceM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent, excellent and reasonably priced for a fine meal.

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IsabelleM
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Solid food. Impeccable service. Will definitely be on our list

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food
Great location
Great attentive service

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vipLouisa
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A birthday lunch was perfect today! Pappardelle with lamb and pork ragu was sumptuous and the fig and pancetta pizza was delicious. We were treated to a heavenly slice of tiramisu with a lit candle to top off the day. Grazie, Poggio!
Perfecto!

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vipNapaFoodie
San Francisco
92 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We ordered several items for the 3 of us to share: meatballs, caprese, arugula salad, margarita pizza and papardelle and everything was excellent. Had an issue with the service our prior seating, but not this time as the server was very attentive and friendly.

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Robbo
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Classy place with old world service and fine location and ambiance. Good value. Escape the heat in cool Sausalito

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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 4.7 stars by 4909 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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