Gia Ristorante Italiano

4.6
393 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Fabrizio Laudati, a seasoned restaurateur, has brought his Italian style to Marin County and its residents along with Executive Chef Stefano Guasco.
Laudati owned four Italian restaurants in San Francisco, including Bella Trattoria, Baldoria and Panta Rei.
Together with Guasco, they created a simple, authentic Italian menu with a modern twist from the Lazio region of central Italy — pastas, osso buco, lamb, chicken, pork and steaks.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–9:30 pm
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Phone number
(415) 891-3979
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Stefano Guasco
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Valet parking available every Friday and Saturday
Additional
Beer, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 393 People Are Saying
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G
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful authentic Italian cuisine, very attentive service, vibrant, enthusiastic vibe and staff!

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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We very much enjoyed our dinner. All employees were very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was excellent! We will definitely be back.

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RG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love Gia. The food is always great, creative and so delicious. When you step through the door, you walk into Rome and experience the greatest of Roman cuisine. The staff is friendly, warm and generous. It is a fantastic addition to the many choices in Larkspur and, in our view, at the very top.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Birthday. Delicious cauliflower steak!!!

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SK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This is a cute little neighborhood restaurant. Once we were seated it took some time for someone to come & check in on us, even though the restaurant wasn’t full. Our server was friendly and the dishes arrived quickly, but all of our food was overdressed/over sauced, from the salad to the pasta and the fish. A lighter hand would have made the meal more enjoyable.

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AF
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Some dishes were very good and others were not edible. Seems to have quite the loyal following and very friendly hands on ownership but erratic service (2 items we ordered were missed until we asked about them), extremely noisy & some dishes were unpleasant. Both the olive oil served with the bread & the coffee were unpleasantly bitter.

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LO
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been here 3 times and each time we have had outstanding service and excellent food. I was particularly impressed by the pork dish and my spouse lived the Cauliflour dish which is unlike anything we have had. The wine suggestions have all been spot on. I highly recommend this great restaurant.

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LB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Finally got around to trying Gia, needed an early dinner on a Friday night and they had a table. Great service, warm and personal. We had the roast pork which was awesomely delicious - crispy yet tender and tasty. And one of the many handmade pastas which was equally yummy. Will definitely keep Gia on our short list of go-to restaurants in Marin.

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P
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal.... huge portions! Wonderful service!!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We felt like we were in Italy. Always appreciate the personal touch from waiters to the cooks who stop by our table. Local fave!

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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Menu selection is terrible and very over priced. If you are vegan you’d love it. I’m not. Been there several times right after their opened and it was great. Never again until the change the menu

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c
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really good, truly imaginative Italian food. Have been there three times, each with a different daily menu; twice I felt back in Italy with great food, the other time food was indifferent.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food as always. Wonderful staff.

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LO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Italian cuisine. Highly recommend the pasta, the pork...and the cauliflower steak!

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FF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Is the best Italian(Roman)Restaurant in Marin County,the food 🥘 is excellent,the service very friendly e they know what they doing,the 🍷 list is excellent.

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S
San Francisco
148 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Once again, upon entering this restaurant, we were made to feel like we were at home by the extremely friendly & talented staff. This meal was 5 courses with a set menu/price. As expected, it was wonderful.

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MF
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to Gia's for the first time on Sept. 15 for our anniversary and there is no question, we will go back. The atmosphere was warm and comfortable, very attentive to diner's desires. The wait staff was excellent, attentive, knew the menu very well, friendly. The food was delicious. There were several items on the menu we wanted to try and I look forward to returning to sample them all.

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JL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice ambiance, good service, excellent food, reasonable price. What else could you want?

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JR
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

really great Italian food, presentation was outstanding as was the pork dish. Nice wine list reasonably priced.

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B
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We vist this restaurant as often as possible! The cuisine is superb and the menu is constantly changing so that you can taste new and creative dishes. The hosts are welcoming and the staff is first rate. It is a true neighborhood gem!

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j
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect setting for early (quiet) business dinner. The service seems to know when to approach....no rush or pressure. The food never disappoints and appreciated the complementary wine tastings along with the
dessert 'gift'. I don't eat here often but have every confidence in quality and service. Grazie mille.

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LC
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time eating at Gia last Saturday night. My husband and I went with another couple. We had four starters and four entrees. All were absolutely delicious. Pasta and seafood are fresh. I ordered the ravioli stuffed with salmon and ricotta. Melt in your mouth goodness. The service was friendly and impeccable. Timing was perfect. This is my new favorite restaurant in Marin. Definitely will be back!!

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m
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Had been looking forward to Gia's after hearing many great things from friends and neighbors. Sadly, it did not live up to the hype. Food was very average, but service was very good - our waiter was friendly and funny.

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l
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Real deal Italian food. Accommodating for dietary needs. Wine list is unique. Lots of great Italian offerings. Service is superb...and friendly. One evening at Gia, and you will look forward to another opportunity to dine there.

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

The owner, his brother and/ Italian GM and Tor went above our expectations with their warm, welcoming and excellent service.

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C
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a true Italian experience. I find the food to be much like that found in “real” Italy. The carbonara is excellent. Also the stuffed pork loin is very good. Service is accommodating and it is nice to sit outside on a warm evening. Truly a neighborhood gem.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding, inventive food; attentive and friendly service. Highly recommended!

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v
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to Gia since moving from the south bay to north bay this year. We have tried several restaurants in the area and this is one of our very favorites. Great service and quality food. We will definitely be back. We enjoy bringing our out of town guests here as well.

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r
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good and original pasta dishes and the servers take excellent care of you. We will make this restaurant a regular.

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G
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good pastas and friendly service. Great spot. They’re always welcoming of our baby too!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service, food & hospitality were superb!

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HD
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We frequent this restaurant. The food is amazing and the staff is so friendly and attentive. They go out of their way to make sure you have a great experience. They are very good with recommending food, and especially wine, and will always let you taste a couple wines if you can't decide. Definitely try it, you won't be disappointed.

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CB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Very popular neighborhood place, with lots of regulars eager to chat with the Chef. The night we were here they seemed short staff and it showed in the service, though friendly in the rush. They were out of a selection of champagnes, so the choice was a lower quality prosecco or a very pricy Taittinger, which we chose. It took a some time before we could request an ice bucket, but no cork provided.
The food was very good, with the watermelon arugula salad a stand out.

As a follow up on a second visit, the service was fine, but portions seemed to be reduced from our first visit.
They are still settling in; need to work on the overall consistency .

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

I don’t know what happened, but that night the service was really bad. We waited for almost 30 min before we got our menus and water and drinks took a long time as well. The waiter was not very attentive. We have been here several times but not experienced anything like this. We experienced that people at the table next to us, who came 20 min after us, got all their dishes before us. I hope this is a one time thing. Will not recommend this restaurant unless they improve their service.

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c
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal. Best true Italian restaurant in Marin.

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w
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant completely surpassed my expectations. I met my friend (who just got back from Italy) and we both felt that the food was excellent. Completely authentic and beautifully presented. Our waiter, Marco was so lovely! We will definitely be going back. I highly recommend Gia Restaurant.

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San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You can count the number of really authentic Italian ristorante in Marin on one hand. Gia is indisputably one of them.

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JM
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Our friends liked it better than my wife and I did. they had meat. we had seafood pasta. enjoyed the gazpacho and pear tart.

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DR
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The wait staff could not be better. The food is consistently excellent and authentic.

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

Calamari and watermelon salad were great and interesting. The gnocchi with pesto and tuna tartare was interesting, but didn’t work as well together as we hoped. Great wine selection!

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