Frantoio Ristorante

4.4
1176 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Frantoio Ristorante has been independently owned and family operated since 1995. We use locally sourced organic non-gmo ingredients, bringing the best Marin has to offer to our traditional northern Italian cuisine. Balancing our menu is our extensive wine list that showcases some of the best Californian and Italian vineyards. We offer a full-bar, 2 private dining areas as well as outdoor seating. Our pastas, breads, desserts and pizzas are made in house from scratch. We are conveniently located off of Hwy. 101, five minutes from downtown Sausalito and five miles from Muir Woods. Grazie Mille!!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Organic
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:30 - 6:30
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Everyday
Bar opens at 4:30pm Everyday
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Phone number
(415) 289-5777
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ethan WInsby
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Catering
We offer private rooms for 8 to 200 guests
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Highway 101
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Parking details
Ample free parking
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Public transit
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Manzanita+Park+%26+Ride/@37.8793185,-122.5162724,15z/data=!4m5!1m2!2m1!1sbus+!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0x06e1fc7744a6f6de?hl=en
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Special events & promotions
Contact: Matt Calkins (415) 289 5777
events@frantoio.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice Italian restaurant - place for a special event - too pricey for everyday dining.

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LB
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everyone’s food was very, very good. Generous portions and nicely presented. It was just a little slow on service as there seemed to be only one waiter for the entire restaurant and we were put in a very quiet, sterile side room so did not have service for long periods. We did request a quiet table but it was too quiet and that there was no one else in this room which was brightly lit and very sterile. We actually would’ve preferred the main dining room which we expressed but it was all set up for us in this side room. The isolated room probably contributed to the lack of service. It was okay until we tried to order dessert and we had informed the waiter that we had play tickets. He took so long to return that we left without having dessert.

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b
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Party of 4 had a corner booth that was perfect for conversation. Our reservation was at 7 and we lingered until after 10 pm. Food and service were great. Staff was very accommodating.

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MF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Busy Saturday evening. Table ready on-time matching our reservation. Slow service based on a full crowd. Had drinks, but had to ask for bread while waiting for dinner. Waiter impatient based on too many tables. Restaurant was noisy.

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PE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious high end Italian cuisine. Definitely will return.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guests visiting from out of town

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E
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This restaurant never disappoints. It is spacious, service is attentive, great location right off freeway, quiet atmosphere so possible to have conversation without loud chatter or loud music. For us it is a frequent stop.

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S
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great dinner and didn't feel overwhelmed-portion sizes were good.

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SF
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so lucky....came at a time when it wasn’t filled and noisy yet and got a great booth. Our waitress was great, got our order in and within minutes we all had our salads. My husband and I split a Caesar and it was perfect-not over powering dressing. Our host had the beet salad-also very likable! We all cleaned our plates on those dishes!Their basket of bread has focaccia strips that are warm and wonderful, plus small slices of warm sourdough baguette. Next came our main course. Our host had raves that on her previous visits she’d enjoyed the scallops. So, we ALL ordered them! Ample on the plate, presented beautifully on a swirl of mashed potato and frisée lettuce with the scallops sitting on top of a green sauce. None of us had a problem eating every morsel! The scallops were cooked to perfection! After dinner we all enjoyed a decaf latte, made perfectly as well. We wanted a little something sweet, but not really a dessert, so we each had a treat of two mini biscotti each. Something that only comes with their gelato, so we really appreciate them accommodating us. The table was bussed & refreshes quickly after each course and as more guests arrived it did get a bit noisier, but not too bad! Most definitely we will return for those scallops and recommended to others as a fine dining experience. Salads were priced fairly, the scallop dish was $30. We had no wines, so our full tab was was a little over $100 with tax and tip to be added-not bad for three people and a great meal!

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MV
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Very good service and nice atmosphere but the food was dull tasting and uninteresting......

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SR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and interior One of our favorites.

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GG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a very delicious dinner; food excellent and the waiter made the meal so much fun. We’ll definitely come back very soon!

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CA
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a birthday celebration and we had such a good time! We had the calamari appetizer (yummy!). Then pastas and salads which were all quite tasty! We will definitely be back.

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f
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful dining experience! Food was delicious! Server was the BEST! Susan, the hostess, was one of the loveliest people I’ve ever met. Actually, so was our waiter! Will go back very soon!

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D
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday dinner, food is outstanding, worth every penny... we'll be back!

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H
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really love Frantoio. I love the look. I love the food. I love the service. I love the bar. I hope it can sustain as I would hate to see it close. They have a lovely private rooms for special occasions. I even gave a bridal shower there which was lovely. Check out Frantoio if you haven't. Love it

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BC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my absolute favorites!! The service is friendly, professional and discerning. The food is delicious, creative and well presented. The bar is well appointed and spectacular. I have only praise for Frantoio.

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j
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. This is one of my favorite restaurants.

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OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I hadn't been to this restaurant for years. The interior was spacious and very pleasant. The food choices were good. We had the scallops and the sea bass special. Despite different dishes, the looked very similar - green sauce on the bottom, potatoes and a topping. The horseradish crust on the sea bass was delicious but the fish itself was dry. The scallops were nicely carmelized, the dish beautiful, but slightly underdone. Personally, I'd like to have more vegetables with my entree for $30. Desserts and coffee were delish. The service was outstanding. All in all - I would go again but be more specific about what I wanted on my entree plate.

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CB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our go to place for consistently excellent service, food and atmosphere.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Service has gone down hill a bit: slow to bring wine, didn't refill water glasses. Entrees are still delicious, but Caesar salad has romaine cut into tiny pieces now instead of while stalks, chocolate tower cake dessert has cold chocolate sauce now, instead of hot.

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M
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our first visit, even though we live only 15 minutes away. There were four of us. Omar was our server, very pleasant, offered without asking to split our salad. I did think the Caesar salad we split was a small portion, many restaurants are more generous, but it was fresh .
Omar was attentive, not obtrusive.
The food was good, we all ordered scallops, since none of us had ordered them in a while
... though there are other things I plan to try on our next visit.
The scallops were cooked perfectly, very nice plated presentation
Pleasantly surprised that , despite the high ceilings, and despite the fact that it was Saturday evening, the noise level was pretty low... we're definitely not fond of noisy restaurants.
We'll definitely go back

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AM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We started out with a grumpy server. Fortunately we got a more agreeable server and all turned out lovely.

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E
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant for enjoying a quiet meal with friends or family. It is quiet, staff is efficient and courteous, and the food is very good.

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B
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

My husband and I were disappointed with our dinner here two nights ago. The beef ravioli main course dish with arrabiata sauce was so bland that my husband needed bowl of red pepper flakes to achieve the level of spiciness that this dish is known for. My main course of mushroom raviolis was tasteless. The raviolis had no flavor and the suace was also flavorless except for the sprinkling of Parmesan and some asparagus shavings. The service was excellent: friendly and fast.

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MV
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great food. One of our favorite places for an anniversary dinner.

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NS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Had an outstanding dinner here. Started with calamari fritti and a Margherita pizza. The calamari was very fresh and cooked perfectly. The pizza came with a tomato sauce on it, not traditional for Margherita, but tasty. Our entrees were excellent: New York steak perfectly cooked and flavorful; roasted chicken piccata—a slightly different take on the classic; saffron risotto with seared scallops that melt in your mouth; and papardelle with rabbit ragu that was phenomenal.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Menu was inviting. Food was high-quality and tasty, though the mashed potatoes were a little too salty. I also appreciated that the meal did not feel heavy or greasy, not even the ravioli with a brown butter sauce. The ambiance was expansive and pleasant, too. However, our server seemed disinterested/too busy to talk to us, and the lack of diversity among guests was striking for us, coming from the city.

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SM
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We enjoy Frantoio and will return. Some waitpersons are better than others tonight our waitperson was a bit enthusiastic in “getting us started” and tried to pour the wine we brought JUST as we all 4 settled in our seats. Way to soon!!! He should ha e set the pace a bit slower. He was polite, but we had to slow him down. Food terrific and ambiance is one of the best in Marin!

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CH
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Unfortunately we were introducing this restaurant to some friends of ours and the waiter was very poor. Had to be reminded many times of our requests, never had the order correct, and never apologized for his poor service. The food was great, like it always is.

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a
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We come here several times a year, and always find consistency, good service, happy people, and substantial food.

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DS
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

We stayed at the Holiday inn adjacent to the restaurant. The food and service was great!

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SS
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous! We went there twice during our 5-day stay in Mill Valley.

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RO
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were party of 6. All meals were delicious, appropriately sized, served hot. Bread includes focaccia with their own olive oil.

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MH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Salads and appetizers were very good but both of out main course dishes were a bit disappointing. Octopus pasta was slightly fishy and needed salt and oil, gnocchi had too much flour was grainy and the sauce was a bland.

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ML
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience here. Great ambience, service and food. Servers were very attentive. Food was delicious cooked to perfection. Will come back.

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RB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great Italian food in a beautifully designed/decorated space. The tables are well spaced so it is quiet and great for conversation. The service is very professional and attentive without being overbearing. Most entrees can also be ordered in appetizer size and they were also very accommodating splitting orders. They have a good wine list with a wide range of options and prices and an interesting cocktail menu as well. We were celebrating a special occasion and it was perfect - but I would go there for a casual or business dinner as well.

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JB
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Service had significantly slipped since our last visit, which indicated a management problem to me.

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OT
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere go second time on two weeks.

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OT
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and even better service (Jamshid), always friendly and professional. Lamb chops were perfectly cooked; although steak was not, but was resolved/cooked through eventually.

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