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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Crispy Eggplant Fries
seasoned and fried eggplant, tzatziki
smoked pork loin, sauted mushrooms and spinach, poached eggs, hollandaise, chive biscuit, house potatoes
babaganoush, israeli couscous, roasted eggplant, tomato, peperonata, cumin yogurt, basil, dill, chili urfa
Yum. Tasty food. Good service.
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.
Best meal Ive had in years. The service was fantastic and the outdoors set up is the best Ive seen anywhere.
simple, yummy menu & really cozy and warm outside seating. Always a treat eating here
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 !
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
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
Excellent food and excellent service! A great experience.
Delicious as always. And salmon on Thanksgiving is SUCH a treat.
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.
I have dined at Insalata's many times. I am never disappointed. It is always a class act. Great food, beverages and service..
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.
Excellent food and service provided during rainstorm. Staff to be commended for their efforts in these times.
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!
Best meal we’ve had in a long time! Every dish we had was wonderful.
Lunch outdoors was just wonderful as usual. Delicious food, good service, friendly people. Thanks Insalada.
Great food as always, perfectly prepared; wonderful and cordial attention from Carlo; good distancing between tables.
The trifle dessert on our last visit was incredible. Always one of our favorite restaurants.
Excellent birthday celebration with my family. Everyone enjoyed the appetizers and their meals. Dessert topped it off!!!
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!
We often dine at Insalata’s; It was our anniversary and everyone was on board to make it special for us. Thanks!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Enjoyed our evening. Dealing with the Covid, I am sure is quite difficult. Good job.
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.
Consistently delicious and always a treat. We will be back soon.
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!
Great service and great food. The patio is beautiful. Thank you
Always an amazing meal. Get the eggplant fries, vegetarian platter and mud pudding!
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.
We felt safe, we felt welcomed and we felt satiated!!! Such excellent food, I can’t wait to go again!
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
LOVE this restaurant..........never disappoints!!!
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.
Great, and delicious food each and every time. Lovely surroundings and friendly service.
Insalatas has great food, fresh and great location. Always a favorite here..
Great food, great service. We sat inside and were the only ones on that side.
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.
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.