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

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for a Date (14)
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Casual (13)
Good for Groups (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Comfort Food (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Business Meals (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Authentic (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Romantic (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Fun (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Cozy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Seasonal (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Organic (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Late-night Find (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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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·Dined 3 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 5, 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 3, 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 22, 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 18, 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 29, 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 29, 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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·Dined on October 21, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 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 October 1, 2017

Excellent meal as always!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 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 18, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 17, 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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·Dined on September 16, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 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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·Dined on September 13, 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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 (Vancouver)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great wine selection and good food

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Wouldn't go back. We went for the air conditioning during the heat wave, but the food was just ok. The service was horrible, and the wines were not memorable. So many better options in the area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 31, 2017

Frantoio is always good, and consistent - which I value in a neighborhood place. Friendly folk, tasty food. We go back about once per month, and will do it again!

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Had not been here in over a year, so did not know what to expect. It turned out to be quite a good choice. The food was very good...2 had salmon, I had risotto. Service was close to perfect. We'll go again soon.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Birthday celebration, an annual event.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

My only negative is that they charge $25 for corkage. that's the highest I've ever seen in Marin. I always like to bring a bottle of champagne, so I think the $25 corkage fee would deter me from coming back. (Salitos, in Sausalito doesn't charge corkage)

Tags: Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was less inspiring. Waiter acted as if serving our table might of been a chore. Overall the food was good enough to consider returning.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2017

One of my favorite places :) I come here as often as I can.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Wonderful, as always! I had forgotten just how much I loved this place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Organic, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

This is a local Mill Valley/Tam Junction gem that not too many people know about. But it is building up a clientel fast. I've been eating here for the last 7 years. The menu has changed since 2010 but only for the better.
A delectable choice of Italian food, great wines and great ambience.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Paleo Friendly, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great service (Jamshid was our server), great food from the daily specials and great cocktails!
Highly recommend this great local Italian restaurant!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Bar Seating, Casual, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We loved our visit to Frantoio. We went there first for a drink and were personally seated by the manager, who spent time chatting with us. We went back for dinner and found a very friendly, vibrant atmosphere. Our server, Zorro, has been at the restaurant since it first opened a few decades ago. He made several recommendations, which we ordered and enjoyed. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on July 19, 2017

Enjoyable meal in a very pleasant environment. We sat near the olive press and liked the ambiance. The food was delicious, especially the risotto of the day.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Frantoio is one if our go-to favorites. The food is consistently good, it's a pleasant, mellow atmosphere, and the host staff is great about trying to meet our table requests. The one weakness is that the service is slow. We usually have frustrating waits to order an additional beverage, get coffee refills, replace a dropped fork, etc. The wait staff has mastered the art of "not noticing" that customers are trying to get their attention. Still, we go there several times a year.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Anything on the menu with mushrooms is heavenly (pizza, ravioli, etc.). Sole special: fish was overwhelmed by the fresh-cut corn. Bread was delightful; ask for vinegar for a lovely accomplishment.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful night celebrating a friend's birthday! Great waiter and the food is always wonderful from bread with olive oil to pasta to dessert.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Had a great meal. Overall dining experience was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Good setting, easy location, really good food, really good service

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

We have been to this restaurant several times and it never fails to please. I had lamb chops with roasted butternut squash which was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Very good restaurant. We had two different kinds of ravioli that were both perfectly cooked with very good sauce. Wait staff and bar tender very welcoming and attentive. Waited recommended a very good Italian wine that went very well with the food. Good panna cotta for dessert. Don't miss the meatball appetizers and be sure to get some bread you will not want to let any of that sauce go to waste! Amazingly quiet for such a large room....maybe that is cork on the ceiling? Sorry to hear that they expect to lose their lease in a couple years.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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