About Frantoio Ristorante

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!!

152 Shoreline Hwy
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary Italian, Organic

Hours of Operation:
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 4:30 - 6:30
Dinner: 5:30pm - 10:00pm Everyday
Bar opens at 4:30pm Everyday

Cross Street:
Highway 101

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 289-5777

Website:
http://www.frantoio.com/

Catering:
We offer private rooms for 8 to 200 guests

Parking Details:
Ample free parking

Public Transit:
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Executive Chef:
Ethan WInsby

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

Special Events & Promotions:
Contact: Matt Calkins (415) 289 5777
events@frantoio.com

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Private Dining

Our restaurant can accommodate functions of all sizes and occasions of all types. We offer full service sit down meals, buffets, and family style selections.

Frantoio Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Special Occasion (17)
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Good for Anniversaries (15)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Casual (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
Good for Groups (10)
Romantic (10)
Authentic (10)
Business Meals (9)
Comfort Food (9)
Bar Seating (9)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Healthy (7)
Seasonal (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
Cozy (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Fun (2)
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Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

A very pleasant and unusual Italian dining place. Prices are moderate for the quality. Service was excellent. The room is very nicely decorated without being fussy and the olive press is a nice addition.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

We love coming to Frantoio. We are familiar with many of the servers and hosts and know the experience is reliably a great one. Birthdays, anniversaries, Fathers’ Day - you name it! While the food was as good as ever, service on Valentine’s Day was sub par. The place was rather busy, not a typical Wednesday night. Our server, one of their most experienced, was stretched thin and we were left unnoticed for long stretches of time. After 25 minutes with our drinks, the manager noticed us and took our order. Our entrees came while we were only 2/3 through our salads - not a big deal but made for some space challenges on the small table. The to-go dessert we ordered to bring home to our kid was on the bill but forgotten to be brought out; remedied when we asked as we were ready to leave. None of these things are a big deal, but all added up to not the usual wonderful dinner out. We’re still looking forward to our return there - but won’t try it again on Valentine’s!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Don't go on a holiday such as Valentine's Day. The menu was pared down and very small. I found it hard to find something I really wanted. Also, I dislike squash and asked for another green veg that they definitely had. I was told that because it was a busy night, there were no substitutions. Consequently, I left actually hungry. My lamb entree, while good, was $36 and skimpy due to my not being able to eat the squash. Also, consequently, I left with a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth. It is sad because I have liked Frantoio in the past. Will I go back again? i don't know.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Very poor service! After 15 minutes of arrivla at our seats, we had to get up and find a waiter. Then we had to ask for a wine list. then we had to ask for bread. then we had to ask for water refill. then we had to ask for our bill, after a long wait.
Pathetic!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Frantoio offers reliably fine food: good salads, housemade focaccia and pastas, various pizze from a wood-burning oven, locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, fresh fish, and more. All this with attentive service in an architecturally unusual room in which dinner conversation is actually possible.

Fancy that! Easy dinner conversation with friends without having to screech and bellow over the din of the uncouth and inconsiderate nearby. While too many restaurants in the SF Bay Area pass off jammed-together tables and deafening noise as "ambience," Frantoio offers refuge for the civilized diner. It is a great place for a relaxing dinner and conversation with friends.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Italian hospitality at its finest - they love what they do and are happy to share it.

Tags: Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

After theater during Super Bowl...great evening with friends from SF and Marin. I can always count on Frantoio.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always fine food nice ambience, excellent service. Great experience

Tags: Healthy, Waterfront, Casual, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Excellent service... food not so much... it was just ok specially for the price

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Unlike other times we have dined there, the pasta was overcooked and over-sauced. The salad, also, had too much dressing.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 12, 2018

All good except service was slow. Very nice waiter, but SLOW.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We dined in the olive press room - very special and fun

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great place as always.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were there early for New Year’s Eve. Had a great dinner and service was wonderful. Forget about this place because it is off the beaten path, but am going to start going there more. Really liked it. Have two great rooms for parties/events!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Thanks for a great Christmas eve! see you soon .......

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We were thrilled to be seated with our group of 7 in the olive oil pressing room, which had only just finished a few days ago with the annual pressing of the 2017 harvest. It was just quiet enough that we could all hear each other and have a lovely catch-up kind of evening.

We all enjoyed our salads and pastas plus a lovely sangiovese recommended by our waiter.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Ambiance, service and food were excellent! Dined at an early hour. Noise level can be high when the restaurant is full.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food no better than so-so. Panna Cotta should have been soft and melt in the mouth...instead it was like jello. Nice space, but way too loud. Service was very pleasant, and pretty much timed to our "progress". With all the choices in Marin County, probably will not go back again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Consistently good food and friendly staff. Nice interesting space and not noisy.

Tags: Healthy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Frantoio has gotten it right for many years. The menu hasn't changed much, and this means they get every dish right, every time. Very consistent, very enjoyable, high quality, lovely room, good service. Don't let its attachment to a Holiday Inn dissuade you. It's a high quality restaurant serving enjoyable meals in a beautiful well-designed room. Wears well over time and repeated visits.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Very disappointing. We have dined here many times and have always enjoyed the food, but this meal was below par. The pasta had obviously been plated well in advance and thrown in the microwave to reheat. The sauce was gloppy. Perhaps it is best not to dine at this restaurant on a Sunday night.

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

There were four of us. We all concluded the food was wonderful, especially the sweet corn soup. The pretty, blonde English waitress was exceptionally friendly, helpful and attentive. We would visit this restaurant again.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Everyone was so attentive and kind...drinks, apps, and meal was perfectly timed. Everyone went beyond expectations!
Was delicious and fun.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Healthy, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Overall excellent meal and service. First time here and plan to visit again. Had an issue with a few overcharges but was resolved.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Good food, spotty service, somewhat noisy, hostess very professional.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Like Frantoio very much and go there at least every other month.

Tags: Business Meals, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great pasta and pizzas! We also had terrific fried calamari and amazing lamb chops. Excellent wine list, scrumptious desserts, need I say more?

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

We had an absolutely fantastic time. Booth was quiet so we could actually talk. The food was very good but took an awfully long time to come. Also our waiter was very pleasant but totally unaware of time. Put drinks took too long to come and we waited about a half hour for our dinner after our starting course. The atmosphere was so nice and it was quiet so we could talk so we didn’t mind. Others might not be as understanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We have enjoyed this restaurant for many years and still do. The service is outstanding and so is the food. Look forward to the new olive oil!

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My wife and I live nearby and are regulars for dinners. We like the ambiance, the service, and, of course, the food. The main dining room is usually reasonably full but in no way a hotspot so it is possible for couples to talk. Further, there is ample parking which, in our area, is a major problem.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We always stop here when in the Bay Area. Food and service is great and really nice decor inside. Comfortable and delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

We have been to this restaurant several times before. It is a great place for groups and can accommodate even larger groups. The food is quite good and we like the atmosphere. This last visit they were reportedly short-staffed and so the service suffered some, but that will not keep us from coming back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Superb food. Waiter jocular and efficient. Decor impressive as always.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Excellent meal as always!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2017

THE FANTASTIC AUTHENTIC YET UNIQUE ITALIAN FOOD IS VERY SPECIAL AND THE STAFF MAKE THIS A TRULY FUN AND FRIENDLY PLACE TO BE.
WE LOVE IT!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Another good dinner at Frantoio. We are locals and this is a regular spot for us.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was ok, nothing special. The service a bit messy, I had to ask a second time for my drink because it was not arriving, and once I received the bill, it was the bill of another table.....

Tags: Casual
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We were a party of 10 the restaurant was empty and they were not willing to set us together so we sat in opposite corners!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

One of the better places to eat in southern Marin. Nice ambience, good food and in our experience good service. The happy hour offers some bargains, like $5 wine at the bar ($7 in the dining room) and some good small plates. In the dining room my caprice salad was excellent, and one of my friends raved about the meatballs. A simple house wine and pasta dinner can be very reasonably priced (and good), or you can go upscale on wine and food and do very well in terms of value for money. This is one of our neighborhood restaurants and we return reasonably frequently.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Delicious food served by a delightful staff! We enjoyed a memorable family celebration in their Olive Press Room and will definitely return soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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