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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!!
Mill Valley, CA 94941
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer private rooms for 8 to 200 guests
Ample free parking
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
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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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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