Insalata's

4.7
2539 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
What 2539 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum. Tasty food. Good service.

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vipBikegrrl4FrenchFood
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious cocktails, irresistible appetizers (cauliflower hummus dip is highly recommended), and the beet salad and Duroc pork chop made for a memorable meal. I never manage to have dessert because all the starters and salads are so hard to say no to.

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vipkatpen
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal Ive had in years. The service was fantastic and the outdoors set up is the best Ive seen anywhere.

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tashiooo
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

simple, yummy menu & really cozy and warm outside seating. Always a treat eating here

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AnastaciaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We loved the food and service by Monica but I’d give this recommendation if you open at 11:30 am the hostess should have the heat lamps on at tables through out the back seating area . This was not the case with our table when we sat and had to wait for Monica to turn it on . It’s cold to sit there if you aren’t prepared for the temperature and older clientele such as my companion for lunch . We loved all the merriment from Monica and Bobby . Dessert to die for !

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vipGreekGirl
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent and wonderful food . They added a new outdoor patio area that is delightful to eat in and provided comfortable and warm heaters. We were there when it was 54 degrees outside and I thought I would freeze! To my surprise, it was warm and enjoyable! I highly recommend this lovely neighborhood gem. They take every precaution during the Covid 19 and I love to support this wonderful place. marika

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Tomando
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly fantastic meal in a very nice setting. The service was great. Staff was attentive but not intrusive. Very friendly , made us feel very comfortable even in these times of concern.
The meal itself was delicious probably the best Thanksgiving dinner I have had in a long time. I have grown to expect a very good meal and dining experience at Insalata’s. This was better than I expected

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ConstanceH
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent food and excellent service! A great experience.

JW
vipJWS1
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always. And salmon on Thanksgiving is SUCH a treat.

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Bison
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Insalata is now using an elaborate tent with 8-10 tables well-distanced, a nice large floral display and plenty of heat lamps. The food overall was delicious as usual. Enjoyed the new cauliflower/pistachio hummus. For some reason the liquor was very slow getting served including a second brut arriving only as we were finishing eating. Carlo, our waiter, was very attentive and helpful. Highly recommended if you want a nice meal out in the pandemic.

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vipNoodleO
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at Insalata's many times. I am never disappointed. It is always a class act. Great food, beverages and service..

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LindaK
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious and healthy! Let us know earlier about things being out on the menu - we wanted to try more! Took a little long to order. Nice outdoor heated set up during COVID. Wonderfully nice waiter.

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JenniferM
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service provided during rainstorm. Staff to be commended for their efforts in these times.

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ChristineF
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food is always wonderful and they handled the outdoor seating area quite well. It is noisy out there due to traffic on SFD Blvd, but we had such a good time, it wasn't an issue. Highly recommend!

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MackenzieW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal we’ve had in a long time! Every dish we had was wonderful.

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vipEllenG
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch outdoors was just wonderful as usual. Delicious food, good service, friendly people. Thanks Insalada.

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DonL
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always, perfectly prepared; wonderful and cordial attention from Carlo; good distancing between tables.

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vipPEandDE
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The trifle dessert on our last visit was incredible. Always one of our favorite restaurants.

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JenniferB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent birthday celebration with my family. Everyone enjoyed the appetizers and their meals. Dessert topped it off!!!

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SoupSister
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Four of us had a very fine lunch yesterday at Insalata's. Given COVID, we sat outside under the entry portico where it was quite comfortable with the use of a nearby space heater. Although it was somewhat noisy due to busy traffic on Drake, we really had an exceptional experience thanks to the always excellent food and the warm attention of the wait staff. They are seriously knowledgeable about each dish and clearly enjoy working on Heidi's team. Can't wait to do it again!

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vipZakir
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We often dine at Insalata’s; It was our anniversary and everyone was on board to make it special for us. Thanks!

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vipLuscious
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because it had been chilly the day prior, we were seated indoors, which was wonderful. The tables were spaced well apart. It was perfect, and we were very comfortable.
As always, the food was reliably delicious and beautiful; and the service was excellent. Insalatas’s soups are so delicious, and perfect to enjoy any time of year, but especially now.

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DrShakti
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, my/our experience was satisfying in every way: delicious+fresh food, friendly service, a soothing atmosphere. It is my favorite restaurant in Marin.

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vipPandJfoodies
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had many luncheons and dinners at Insalata and never have we been disappointed. The service is excellent as is the food. Thoughtfully prepared, always tasty and always worth the time and price.

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vipCynthia
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I both had a wonderful meal. I chose salmon tangine and my friend had the scallops. Because of Covid, we ate outside on a nice patio with a glass of wine and a heater nearby to help warm us up. The service was excellent and their Covid protocol helped us feel very safe.

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Suzi
Central Coast
21 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

fabulous meal. It was a special occasion for my granddaughter and Angela and Carlo had a special dessert with her name in chocolate on the plate. She was delighted
Our favorite restaurant

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vipJoJo
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed our evening. Dealing with the Covid, I am sure is quite difficult. Good job.

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Msmaryn
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

We always enjoy dining at Insalata's and this was our first time eating there rather than take-out. The only challenge was that we booked our reservation for dining outdoors and when we arrived we were told we had to wait 30 minutes because the reservation system doesn't really accurately take into account indoor vs outdoor preference. The very nice bartender gal opened the bottle of wine that we brought and we enjoyed a glass while waiting out front.

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vipKayA
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently delicious and always a treat. We will be back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad you’re open again. Great outdoor setting amidst the cypress. It doesn’t hurt being next to a nursery either. Thx for a wonderful night of great food and wine. Happy Halloween!

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marien
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. The patio is beautiful. Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal. Get the eggplant fries, vegetarian platter and mud pudding!

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PAS1
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food absolutely stellar. Only [minor] complaint is that the bar was slow several times in getting glasses of wine to the table in a timely manner.

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RoniD
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt safe, we felt welcomed and we felt satiated!!! Such excellent food, I can’t wait to go again!

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ShellyT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

the only reason there were less than 5 stars in all categories was because we were
seated outside in front of the restaurant..........street noise very loud............there
is nothing they can do about this right now with covid so this is not a complaint....
just a fact.......
previously i have been seated on the left side of the restaurant.........quieter and
nicer.........
LOVE this restaurant..........never disappoints!!!

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Lovelunchbrunch
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I have been to Insalata’s many times for both lunch and dinner. Even though I made the reservations at least 10 days in advance for outside seating on this special occasion, and arrived exactly on time, we were seated street side where it was very noisy with people constantly passing by. It was difficult to converse. Also, no heaters. Even though there were empty tables in the patio area, we were told they were reserved. That was my only disappointment.
But...the food was amazing as always and our server was excellent.

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danielled
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, and delicious food each and every time. Lovely surroundings and friendly service.

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ArianaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Insalatas has great food, fresh and great location. Always a favorite here..

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JoelleB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service. We sat inside and were the only ones on that side.

LM
LisaM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Insalata’s after a lovely hike in Fairfax. Ate outside under the vine covered portico, which was a very nice space to be in. Covid-19 protocols were followed. Our waitress was charming. We had the crusty fresh baked focaccia and gem salad, a clam and sausage stew like a cross between cioppino and gumbo, and Lamb Aushak. Everything was exquisitely delicious and best shared to taste all the flavors. Phyllo dough apple tart, and a Spanish white wine, Albariño, made a perfect meal.

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 2539 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.