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Insalata's, San Anselmo, CA
Award-winning

Insalata's

4.7
4.7
3905 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Insalata's Restaurant is moving into it's 28th year of the community minded restaurants in San Anselmo. Insalata's receives Bib Gourmand from Michelin for it's 15th 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 28 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 50 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Executive chef
    Taylor Carnes
  • Catering
    Please call Insalata's Restaurant 415-457-7700 and ask for our Take out manager Dawn for large catering orders. You may place orders for our take out counter on our website under the Order Online tab.
  • Private party facilities
    Enjoy Dining in Insalata’s private dining Room. Available for lunch, brunch or dinner for a maximum of 32 guests. For parties of 40 to 60, enjoy sitting on our mezzanine level for semi private dining. Menus are designed to showcase the freshest seasonal produce and local ingredients. The entire restaurant is available for parties of 60 -150.
  • Private party contact
    Beth Casey or Christa Colardo: (415) 457-7700
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • 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, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 3,905 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Mediterranean

  • Marin

    Best Overall

  • Marin

    Best Food

  • Marin

    Best Value

  • Marin

    Good for business meals

  • Marin

    Innovative

  • Marin

    Healthy

  • Marin

    Good for special occasions

  • Marin

    Most Booked

3,905 Reviews
  1. Kathleen

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was terrific. It was difficult to hear our conversation but food and service was very good. Watch out for the dog that lays in the parking lot of the restaurant.

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  2. Goodfood

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We shared selections on the left side of the menu and enjoyed a delightful meal. Everything was presented beautifully and full of flavor. My favorite was the mezze platter and the falafel, which I have never had in the many years I have come to Insalata's. What a treat! Our server was perfect. She gave us great advice about wine to go with our food. She gave us just the right amount of attention. We wrapped up the evening sharing mango sorbet and "pigs in mud." Delicious!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was poor, food was fair, and it has been better.

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  4. KevinL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always heard great things but was still pleasantly impressed with everything. You know it's good when you go for more whipped goat cheese despite not being a fan of goat cheese.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great menu with diverse options. Good cooking with very fresh ingredients and interesting/unique preparations - they obviously put care into their food. Pleasant dining space and gracious service. A great find!

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  6. Jason

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a perfect Mother's Day brunch. Their gluten free options were a big hit! The atmosphere, the fine food, and the friendly service truly makes this place special.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The porchetta Mother’s Day brunch special was to die for. The cocktails were good and STRONG so be careful 😂 Service was solid, super friendly, and just made us feel very welcome.

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  8. Jbell

    San Francisco

    81 reviews

    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious place for dinner in San Anselmo. We ordered the mezze plate, clams, and lamb burger. Everything was yummy. NA drinks were fabulous. Service was fantastic. We’ll definitely come back

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  9. Arwen

    Tahoe

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Even though I had booked a table plenty of time ahead, we were give an undesirable table in a dark corner with no windows to look out of. We were pretty much forgotten there....our order was taken, but the staff did not come to check on us, ask us how things were, or if we needed anything. I have always loved Insalatas, but was very disappointed with last night's experience. I'm not sure I will continue to dine there.

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  10. Nomnomnom

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Super busy graduation weekend, so service suffered a twinge, but the food is always worth it - mezze platter, tom/basil soup, fattoush salad, lamb skewers, celebration cake, macaroons - it’s all so yummy! I’ve also had food from their togo counter before and it’s also delish. Thank you!!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, and service. Highly recommended. Difficult to get reservations for Mother’s Day. Overall 5 stars.

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  12. HJUBR

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Insalatas is one of our favorite restaurants. Over its 25 years it’s consistently excellent food and service and ambience but never boring. The menu changes enough that it’s always interesting and yet the old favorites are there to entice you every time. I’ve never been disappointed and will keep going back again and again. It’s good for any occasion, every day or special.

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  13. Poppy

    San Francisco

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been coming to Insalata's for over 25 years and it is still at the top of its game. Tonight was typical- great food, warm yet efficient service, lovely setting. . Although it's not a bar scene, I think their cocktails are the best in Marin and always enjoy trying something new with my meal.

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  14. suezq

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful server named Richard. Attentive and knowledgeable!

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always delivers outstanding Mediterranean food, thoughtful server and beautiful room.

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  16. ShelleyB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    there were 4 of us and only 1 person had been to Insalata before. We ate indoors but there is outside seating when weather permits. Room in inviting and has a good vibe. We had a bit of a wait to be seated but not annoyingly long. Once seated service was attentive and professional. Tremendous menu-lots of options for appetizers as well as entrees. Food was well prepared and beautifully presented. Good wine list, too. wonderful, wonderful evening

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing staff. Delicious food! Definitely recommend celebrating your birthday with them.

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  18. Disappointed

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Brian, our journeyman server was in rare form. And our food was delicious.

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  19. Native

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brought two friends that had not eaten here before. They loved it also.

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  20. MaggieA

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good selection of entrees. Some thing for everyone.

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  21. tealover

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the Celebration cake. Wonderful dining experience and great food.

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  22. Demonie

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It os so great to go to a place that is consistently good food and service!

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  23. BrianD

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Prices are on the higher end but the food was delicious and the service was great.

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  24. nikki

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Insalata’s soooo much. I am always so impressed by how delicious and flavorful the food is. The flavors are perfectly balanced, and I appreciate their use of fresh herbs and spices. The chicken is amazing and juicy with perfectly matched sauces and accompaniments. The mezze are very fresh and the flavors are authentic. Service is friendly and attentive, and the setting is lovely too.

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  25. GlennH

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I are regular patrons and often use Insalata's as a place for dining out with guests. We have found the food to be excellent across the menu, from the lamb burger to the wagyu steaks. Service is routinely very good, and I would describe the general ambiance as "relaxed fancy." Last visit: loved the pig in the mud -- a hilarious and tasty dessert offering. An excellent choice for a tasty and enjoyable meal.
    Insalata'sResponded on April 22, 2024
    Thank you for the positive feedback! Hope to see you again soon. (I like the "relaxed fancy" take!) - Joe Krahling

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  26. luckyme99

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a salmon dish that, hands down, has to be the best salmon I have ever tasted. I don't know the name of it, unfortunately, but it had a sauce with chile, tiny mushrooms, green peas, and corn kernels. Just outstanding. Worth driving across the bay to eat there again sometime!!!
    Insalata'sResponded on April 22, 2024
    So glad you enjoyed our new Salmon dish! Thank you for making the trip out here to dine with us, we hope to see you soon. - Joe Krahling

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Insalata’s is always a hit! You can’t go wrong with anything on their menu.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another amazing meal at Insalata’s. It’s our favorite go to spot in the neighborhood. Service is outstanding (thank you Sharon and Ben) food is outstanding drinks perfect. Love the new Spring menu items. Angela…thank you for taking such good care of us - always!

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  29. 2OBS

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious, the service excellent and it's a quiet and nice atmosphere.

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  30. Rooster

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Insalata's is my favorite restaurant in Marin. I have been going there for 30 years. I've never had a bad meal. Try their TAKE OUT section. The food is exquisite. My favorite server is Eirene King!

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  31. BuzzB

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The service wasn't it's usual however there wasn't an empty chair in the restaurant so we understood the staff was doing their baest

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic atmosphere! Very beautiful restaurant. The food is outstanding! Never disappoints! I love this place.

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  33. SAEats

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as ever!! Delicious food, wonderful service

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  34. Luncheon

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious, and Trevor, our server, was wonderful.

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  35. Frank

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    You should definitely order the appetizers. Their hummus is the best in all of Marin...maybe bay area.

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  36. TerumiL

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most exquisite beet salad with kumquats, watercress and more. The flounder had the most delicious sauce with miso mushroom broth, cannellini beans and shiitake mushrooms. Original, creative, unique. Always a five star experience.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints. Our favorite restaurant in Marin

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is likely amongst the most excellent in the Bay Area. Salads and entres were super yummy. The service was genuinely sweet and attentive, although service habits subtly shame women.

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  39. ValerieS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food they even squeeze their own grapefruit juice. Try the eggplant fries ask for tsziki to dunk them in

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  40. BeckyB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely lunch gathering with a group of friends. Good food, good service, and great ambience.

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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 3905 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 50 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Insalata's

120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • 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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Executive chef
    Taylor Carnes
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, 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 Dawn for large catering orders. You may place orders for our take out counter on our website under the Order Online tab.
  • Private party facilities
    Enjoy Dining in Insalata’s private dining Room. Available for lunch, brunch or dinner for a maximum of 32 guests. For parties of 40 to 60, enjoy sitting on our mezzanine level for semi private dining. Menus are designed to showcase the freshest seasonal produce and local ingredients. The entire restaurant is available for parties of 60 -150.
  • Private party contact
    Beth Casey or Christa Colardo: (415) 457-7700
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