Insalata's

4.8
2565 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.

Safety precautions

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

Featured specials

Select a special by choosing a date, time and party size

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Dine in
Starting May 9, 2021

Mother's Day Brunch is a special 2-course prix fixe menu with treats to go. $42 for adults and $25 for children under 10 years of age. 72 hours cancellation policy for this day and fee is $25 per person.

What 2565 people are saying
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AnnaH
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Insalata's and have been going for years. It's consistently delicious and a wonderful experience. I was a bit disappointed to see that they are requiring a credit card to make a reservation. And that you are charged $50 if you cancel. It's unfortunate that a local restaurant in our community feels the need to do this. Other than this, the experience was superb. Great service by the way.

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Barbara
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enselatas has always been a wonderful place to dine. It is especially when you are celebrating a special occasion they go the extra mile.

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Happydiner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A fabulous dinner. Each entree was delicious. The service was excellent.

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DeniseR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It felt great to be dining indoors again. The tables were spaced out appropriately and the service was excellent. The food was delicious as always.

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vipMiggens
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner of Lamb Kabob - cooked perfectly and served with a yogurt
cilantro pine nut sauce to die for. Soup was fantastic as was the dessert.
Waiter, calm, cool and extremely helpful. We split everything and sometimes waiters
can be very snooty about that. We end up spending as much as any other two people,
we just like to taste test several items that sound good. Fun evening in spite of the
time restriction which I am sure will end soon.

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Lyra
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was a celebration dinner for us -- partly that we could safely eat inside! The timing was such that there were not many customers so it was especially quiet and service couldn't have been better. Food and drink were excellent. Insalata is always a good bet, but right now, it's amazing -- especially after so many months of home cooking!

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MarinT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional meal. Friendly service. Took a bit long to deliver entree but we were having a good time and only noticed a little. No music or any ambient noise inside and fairly empty during covid so a little too quiet maybe but we made enough noise to compensate. peeked at the outdoor patio set up and it looked nice.

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Marinmary
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter dinner with the kids: fabulous food and service as always

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KathiO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We were excited for our party of 3 to enjoy the Easter prix fixe brunch at $42 per person. The offer bragged about a 1st course of Brunch "sweet offerings of hot cross buns, and morning glory muffins" note the plural of each sweet. and a "SUMPTUOUS" seasonal fresh fruit PLATTER" . This was to be part one of a two course brunch (plus a little to go box of 3 cookies as a bonus" the second course was an entree which actually was pretty good though my salmon tasted mushy. We were upset with the false advertising about the first "course". We were presented with and restricted to 3 tiny sweets total for our three $42 charges- yes one mini bun, one scone, one muffin for all three of us- no seconds allowed they said- we cut them into 3 parts to share. The sumptuous fruit "platter" was a 3 inch by 4 inch plate with, I kid you not- one strawberry cut three ways, 3 single blueberries, 3 tiny mango slices, and 3 single raspberries-TO SHARE AMONG THE THREE OF US. That was it- I was incredulous. We commented but the staff said they were restricted from giving us any more. It pretty much spoiled the day because we just felt cheated. Beautiful place of course and happy to be out in fine dining on Easter but just wasn't worth the $200 total for the above plus 2 ice teas and a spritzer.

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vipJontenor
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent prix-fix Easter lunch! Food was interesting, tasty, and very well presented.

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vipKristaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot! Great food and friendly and able service. We have come back time and again ever since Heidi opened years ago.

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Kate
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their outside patio is perfect. Carpeted, heaters, tables well spaced. Food is always great! And service with smiles....

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vipAmandaA
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The crispy artichoke appetizer was not crispy, except for the snap peas on top, and was generally a bit mono texture and mono flavor. The “medium rare” lamb burger was definitely rare, but tasty. The tuna appetizer was very nice with a balance of crisp, cool, soft, and complimentary flavors. The service was a bit slow on our side. Our candle remained unlit and our server wasn’t around as frequently as the table next to us. Overall good experience.

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vipVic60
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always reliable - delicious, flavorful food. Service was very good.

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IBConnie
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While it’s been awhile since we went to Insalata’s, it is always consistently good. Shared the kampachi appetizer and had the lamb kabob for dinner - both were very flavorful and yummy. Very nice, comfortable, outdoor dining set up with heaters.

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WarrenF
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server and lamb meatballs. We missed the eggplant fries.

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vipFoodLover
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Stopped for late lunch. Sandwiches were very good and the prices were reasonable for quality. We sat outside next to the street so that was a bit loud at times but overall a very good experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food here, and the service is always very attentive. Glad to be able to enjoy indoor dining again.
Angela, Paris and Brent...Thank you again!

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vipNanB
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a terrific place to do a gentle re-entry to restaurant dining! The outside area is well-spaced and looks lovely. Fabulous food - the flounder was perfection. Our waiter, Carlo, deserves a halo. The entire staff was fun, very conscientious and safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Good all around. We love the menu.

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vipCathyN
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! Our first get together in over a year; very special

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CharlesD
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Even though we were the first diners of the evening we were seated at an isolated outdoor table with a huge amount of noise from SFD. We were able to request to move, but it was very weird. The food was ok....

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to see Eirene and Joe again! First time back for dining since last May. Looking forward to more visits now that we are vaccinated!

Walt & Ellen Cook

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vipKakhi
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This is the favorite gathering spot for three of us to celebrate our respective birthdays. Insalatas has nicely adapted safe distancing. Menu options have changed and are less refined than they once were.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great!

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CarolynM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Yum! I splurged on a nice meal for my birthday, and was so happy to have an excellent experience with Insalatas!

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vipJmla
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent COVID protocols. Felt very comfortable dining outdoors. Spacious and nicely designed. Wait staff could not have been nicer. Love the mezze and Mediterranean plates.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was our Anniversary and had a delightful meal except it took awhile to get water to the table and the heat lamp was out and it was 52 degrees!

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Suse
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great! Good food, a little cool in the outdoor area, but I think the heater wasn't working well.

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DKSC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor setting. Great service. Always consistently delicious food.

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Livetoeat
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food, setting and service. Great cocktails and selection of wines

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vipkatpen
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Insalatas is one of the best restaurants in Marin. It is extremely comfortable outside. Very warm and cozy. Food is better than ever and the service is fantastic. You wont find a better experience.

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vipMikeandHolly
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyday becomes special dining here.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent

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vipGilbertC
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great meal on Valentine’s Day. But the crab salad felt like it definitely lacked crab otherwise the two main meals were enjoyable. Carlo, the server was very attentive but not overbearing.

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vipJennifer
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful Valentines lunch with excellent food and service!

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vipLauraM
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Insalata's is always excellent - great service, presentation and flavors. Their converted outdoor space is warm, lovely and cozy with proper ventilation during the pandemic. It's always a special meal and feeling at Insalata's!

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DeeGee
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was not as good as in the past. Cioppino was particularly disappointing for $32, lacking essential Cioppino flavor and enough good seafood. Other food items were okay but not up to their usual level. Service was very good. Wine selections were very good

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ParkerB
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best patio around! Food, drinks and service as fantastic as ever...loved my cioppino. Highest standards in Covid safety. It doesn’t get any better than this, especially mid-pandemic.

FAQs

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

Insalata's is rated 4.8 stars by 2565 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.