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Insalata's

4.7
4.7
3162 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Insalata's Restaurant is moving into it's 25th year of the community minded restaurants in San Anselmo. Insalata's receives Bib Gourmand from Michelin for it's 10th year in a row.
Our goal at Insalata's has always been to bring luscious Mediterranean food, gracious service and a warm atmosphere to our diners. For over 20 years we have shared this experience of intimate dining and joyful celebrations in a variety of ways. First and foremost as a fine dining restaurant with our beautiful private Siena room in which to sit and relax and enjoy a meal. We also offer take out dining for those days when time is of the essence, or catered affairs where we bring great food and staff into your home or venue. Our guests have become family and we have grown together in the community in which we all live and work. Everyone at Insalata's is extremely proud to be a part of this extended "village" family.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–7:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 457-7700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Please call Insalata's Restaurant 415-457-7700 and ask for our Take out manager- Sophia.

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy Dining in Insalata’s private dining Room. Available for lunch, brunch or dinner for a maximum of 40 guests, we provide luscious food in an inviting room of cherry wood and warm colors. For parties of 40 to 60, enjoy sitting on our mezzanine level for semi private dining under the beautiful paintings of opulent pears, plums and peaches by artist Laura Parker. Menus are designed to showcase the freshest seasonal produce and local ingredients. Our wine list is carefully crafted to compliment your feast. The entire restaurant is available for parties of 60 -150. Whether you are celebrating a baptism, bar mitzvah, birthday, wedding or anniversary, Insalata’s will help you create a memorable event.

  • Private party contact

    Beth Casey or Christa Colardo: (415) 457-7700

  • Neighborhood

    San Anselmo

  • Cross street

    Barber

  • Parking details

    We have a wrap around horse shoe parking lot.

  • Public transit

    Sir Francis Drake at Barber

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,162 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Marin

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  1. LP

    LynleyP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great menu great food lovely table service by Brenna
  2. RG

    RipleyandGriffysDad

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    A real dinner gem in Marin county. Nice (if not a bit dated,) interiors but always filled lively ambiance. Great service from waitfolks, bussers and host. Good food with wide selection for everyone. Recently had dinner where we shared great starter salads (mista with prosciutto, fattoush with feta,) followed by a tasty (though a tad chewy,) bavette steak with perfectly grilled vegetables and a lamb aushak, (ricotta and eggplant filled pasta that was delightfully smoky, topped with a rich lamb sauce.) Great Mediterranean flavors with wonderful regional ingredients. Perfect dinner in Marin.
  3. SC

    ShanaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Insalata's is my favorite place in the Bay Area! Best food, best ambience etc.
  4. L

    Locals

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    We ate outdoors in a dark corner of the front of the building. Tight, dark, noisy and mosquitos
  5. LS

    LoriS

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was the best food I have eaten out since before Covid. So much flavor and beauty in every dish. I highly recommend eating here if you love great food.
  6. BF

    Bikegrrl4FrenchFood

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing salads, addictive eggplant fries and hummus!
  7. DK

    DavidK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were treating graciously and with wonderful food, and great service from our server William.
  8. DD

    DdDb

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A favorite place to eat in San Anselmo. The menu is varied, and the food exquisite!
  9. C

    Charlotte

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Outstanding service; wonderful ambiance; food could benefit by careful, balanced seasoning.
  10. VS

    VeeS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow! Food was not your typical Mediterranean. Beautifully presented and perfectly seasoned and flavorful. Service was almost perfect (they forgot one appetizer and one cocktail but it was for the best anyway! We weren’t charged.). Definitely will return here for al fresco dining.
  11. DZ

    DavidZ

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great attentive, flexible service. Ate outside and even though cool, staff worked to get heaters just right. Great desserts - strawberry shortcake and celebration cake.
  12. V

    Vanessa

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved this place! Such fresh and great tasting food with friendly service. Will definitely be going back to try more dishes. Super family friendly too. My only “complaint” is that for the size of the restaurant there is very limited parking so make sure to get there early!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sabina was attentive responsible and efficient. Just a great evening
  14. S

    Sushimaan

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There are two outdoor patios which are a major plus. The menu has something for everyone. Vegans, crustaceans and carnivores. Go there.
  15. F

    Franklin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Reliably good food every time we go there. The vegetable platter is different every time I order it because they use only the seasonal best vegitables.
  16. M

    Marty

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My go to place for a nice lunch. Had my birthday lunch for friends there, also go there for dinner with family.Love Carlo, the waiter but wasn’t there on Tuesday.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Insalata is my favorite restaurant in Marin County! The food is scrumptious, the ambiance is lovely and the service is exceptional!!! I live is Seattle and I eat here every time I come to Marin County.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful menu, shady outdoor space which was cool on a 90-some degree weather and good service. Thank you.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Client taking us out for a nice lunch
  20. K

    Katarina

    San Francisco

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Insalata's! We ate outside for lunch and unfortunately the street traffic was quite loud. I would not do that again. But the food and service were excellent as always, and inside is lovely and very peaceful feeling. And if you ever want something so yummy for takeout, all their food in the retail part of the restaurant is EXCELLENT. I highly recommend Insalata's!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were excellent as it always is. The fattoush salad is always excellent. It’s the 2nd time we’ve had the eggplant fries which were delicious especially when dipped in the chutney. The entrees, vegetarian fettuccini, ahi tuna, and salmon were all beautifully prepared and delicious. I wish the flounder tagline were a regular item on the menu. It’s the best preparation of flounder I’ve ever had and the best dish at Insalata’s I’ve had, and I’ve had excellent flounder and excellent other dishes at Insalata’s. The chocolate bourbon tart was marvelous. I love the balance of gooey chocolate and caramel and the soft marshmallow meringue top. I wish it were a regular menu item.
  22. G

    Goodfood

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again, the food was delicious and beautifully presented. It's consistently the best in Marin. The service was spot-on, as usual, too. Our server was friendly, and just the right amount of attentive. We were greeted warmly by the hostess. It was terrific that Beth and Heidi stopped by our table to say hello. Getting the personal welcome makes the experience special. So much about Insalata's puts them above all of the other restaurants.
  23. P

    carmenP

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a wonderful experience here yesterday! As soon as I walked in, I was greeted by a wonderful, warm, smiling woman. She checked on me and my party several times and also gifted me a delicious cilantro chutney sauce . (it was my birthday). My son,who is very selective, said that it was the best food he has experienced in a restaurant lately. Many thanks to the staff!
  24. D

    Dgagne

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, tuna was just amazing as was the steak. Both just cooked perfectly and the accompaniment were just delicious! It’s become a favorite for us now, it seems that it keeps improving!
  25. EC

    EmilyC

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best service, the best food, the best ambiance! No one does it better thank Insalata’s! So thankful to have this local establishment as our go-to for family dining!
  26. B

    Betsy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always fun and delicious with friends and family....
  27. LS

    LizardSpock

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My second time here. Always well seasoned, fresh delicious Cal-inspired Mediterranean food. Attentive and courteous service from top to bottom. Definitely feels like a special occasion place but can also be a nicer than average local spot too.
  28. K

    Kiki

    Miami

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place in Marin. We love the outdoor seating. Great drinks and great service always.
  29. AC

    ArtistCyclistHunterFoodie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The perfect venue for a calm and quiet business lunch. / M
  30. R

    Roxanne

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quality you can always rely on, through the years & through Covid. Kudos!
  32. JE

    JanE

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    I simply love this restaurant and it's food. We sat outside where it was getting chilly and felt a bit neglected. We asked to turn the heater on but that took almost an hour before it was set up. We wanted a second round of drinks and the server seemed distracted and so that took 30 minutes to complete. Other than that it was great.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing. It’s always amazing. Even when I’m not hungry, I’m ALWAYS sucked in by the fabulous appetizers. The hummus with shallots, AMAZING last night
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good all around. Large portions, tasty food. Good service.
  35. JG

    JerilynG

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My favorite restaurant in Marin - worth traveling from SF to eat there!
  36. Y

    Yoda

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Consistently good to great in all respects - food, service, ambiance, noise - never disappointed - and some sinful good desserts.
  37. MK

    MonaK

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place- Al fresco area is delightful. Tomato soup, salad, and salmon were all outstanding. Delicious sauce with salmon. Waiter was very attentive.
  38. t

    travelingfools

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Insalada never disappoints! They have new additions to their menu while keeping some of the old favorites. The offerings are creative and attractively presented and super delicious! Insalada is out local go-to.
  39. f

    food4life

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Insalatas is one of our favorite restaurants and is always an excellent meal with great ambiance
  40. p

    plongwalkings

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Went with an older couple who have trouble hearing in loud restaurants and this place was perfect for a Sunday lunch. The hostess was very kind in suggesting two tables she thought would be best to hold a conversation. She was correct and all went well. We would return for the next time we get together with our elderly friends.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Insalata's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 457-7700.

Insalata's is rated 4.7 stars by 3162 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Insalata's

120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd San Anselmo, CA 94960

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Barber

  • Neighborhood

    San Anselmo

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–7:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have a wrap around horse shoe parking lot.

  • Public transit

    Sir Francis Drake at Barber

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 457-7700

  • Catering

    Please call Insalata's Restaurant 415-457-7700 and ask for our Take out manager- Sophia.

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy Dining in Insalata’s private dining Room. Available for lunch, brunch or dinner for a maximum of 40 guests, we provide luscious food in an inviting room of cherry wood and warm colors. For parties of 40 to 60, enjoy sitting on our mezzanine level for semi private dining under the beautiful paintings of opulent pears, plums and peaches by artist Laura Parker. Menus are designed to showcase the freshest seasonal produce and local ingredients. Our wine list is carefully crafted to compliment your feast. The entire restaurant is available for parties of 60 -150. Whether you are celebrating a baptism, bar mitzvah, birthday, wedding or anniversary, Insalata’s will help you create a memorable event.

  • Private party contact

    Beth Casey or Christa Colardo: (415) 457-7700

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