Insalata's

4.7
2983 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 2983 people are saying
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MarkM
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful meal, great personalized service!

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vipJulieM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding! Delicious appetizers, salads; floured was excellent.

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PistolPete
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a great meal at Insalata's. We come for the salmon, but end up finding new and exciting flavors. From the seasonal beet salad, grilled chicken, to the eggplant fries, this place can't miss.

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vipGregP
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 39th Anniversary lunch and it was a wonderful experience. The hostess moved us to a better table and Hannah provided superior service. We dine here regularly and they serve the best food. Thank you Insalata’s, we’ll be back soon.

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Daisy
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Insalata's once again knocked it out of the park with a fabulous meal! Everything about the evening was perfect. Service is top notch, atmosphere is lovely and the food is outstanding as are the wine and beverage options. Last night we enjoyed the lamb meatball and the carrot/almond muhammara appetizers - both delicious. Entrees were the Duck, the Bavette Steak and the Lamb ragout pasta - all perfection!

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Marilyn
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening could not have been more delightful.
Five of our six orders were different, and we each raved about the
perfectly integrated flavors in each order - salad, appetizers, main meal and dessert.
Insalata's is our favorite place to dine in Marin.

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CandaceS
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious..... quality and freshness. Loved the variety of menu choices.

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Horsema
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As a party of four, we were seated promptly by a host for our reservation. The food at Insalatas is always stellar. The dishes are as colorful as they are tasty. The wait staff is very knowledgeable about their menu and selected a perfect white wine for my salmon entree.
We sat at a table quite near the kitchen and I found it to be a noisier location than elsewhere in the restaurant. However, that didn’t dampen our enjoyment.

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StickyBeak
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We changed our seating from outside to inside because too cold and missed the ambiance and warmth of interior.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful , hard to expand in that

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service out on the patio. Will definitely return

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Anonymous
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We usually try to get seating in Brian’s area as he is a longtime friend but last night Joan was our server and she was very nice and good at what she does. We love the consistency in the good food and service at Insalatas. Thank you. We’ll be back!

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LyleC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As it should be for any restaurant, the food quality and unique tastes were the highlight of our visit. Recognition of our birthday celebration was a nice touch. Service was very good. Would that I could afford more frequent visits!

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vipMikeandHolly
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Carlo, the server, is a real pro. A gem.

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MarK
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had originally planned on sitting outside but because of the storm we were seated inside. We were away from other people. All staff was masked and attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday get together with family.

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vipPJinMarin
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Insalata's - always wonderful and the service is fantastic.

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Suzi
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted by Angela she was so happy to see us. It is always like visiting family
Food and service was exceptional
Loved the live music
Wonderful way to welcome in the new year

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vipgillvdw
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a delicious meal! I'd recommend the carrot hummus, mesa platter and yogurt marinaded chicken. Lovely evening.

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DianaW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Leah was great. So was Richard . Food phenomenal as usual.

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vipChristinaD
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting and different menu. The lamb dishes are my favorite. My only criticism is that the room temperature indoors was cold.

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BruceB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent service from start to finish. food was marvelous. ambience was delightful. definately would come again and recommend to friends.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The service was impossibly slow. The waiter failed to come by to check on us or to explain what was taking so long, but our entrées were ridiculously delayed. We have eaten there dozens of times in the past and never had such poor service.

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vipdkinmarin
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Kitchen was slow and the waiter was disinterested. I was here 2 weeks ago and it was an entirely different experience, better service, friendlier waitstaff.

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maureenl
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Black Cod was fantastic, flavorful, with spices and Brussel sprouts. Salmon w/ crab we moist and tasty. The roast chicken was cut into pieces which made it easier to eat, served with grilled squash. The Wagyu beef was cooked med-rare and was like butter.

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JodiY
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Christmas Eve Dinner! The food was outstanding, and the service was lovely!

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Traveler
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Eve dinner was excellent!

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JanisL
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most delicious Christmas Eve dinner. Prix fixes 3 course menu. Choice choice of 1 of 4 entrees and we tried 3 of them. All equally delicious. Same with desserts. The servers and hostess were fabulous fabulous. We'll be back

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vipPandJfoodies
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every meal at Insalata has been great, with quality ingredients, perfectly prepared and delivered. The waiters are top quality and the atmosphere is perfect for any meal.

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Eat2live
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food. Traffic noise in outdoor space.
Friendly wait staff

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CharlesS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat there a lot and also use their deli. Always first class and interesting meals

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vipKakhi
San Francisco
74 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The first time ever we were told to hurry up and order by wait person Richard because the booth was reserved for another party after us. We love Insalata's and are three women who celebrate mutual birthdays and holidays there.

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat excellent food in a pleasant environment.

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Commodore
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was excellent - both knowledgeable and professional.
Food was great

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SteveR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 20-something boys were home for the holidays and in the mood for Mediterranean food, so we made a reservation. We didn't know that it would be one of the best meals of the entire year or any year! The food was honestly incredibly good and it was a very special evening.

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Dannybob
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

they adjusted the ingredients to make it vegetarian.

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vipGregP
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and ambiance, outstanding food. So glad this is in our neighborhood.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Insalata’s. The food is consistently fantastic and the service is great too! We also love the elegant and festive ambiance!

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Christinej
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Restaurant was busy; food and drinks were tasty as always. Seated right away with our reservations.

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ElaineM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Insalata is always good. Way too noisy, but what can you do? The wait staff is excellent as is the food. Elena always makes me feel welcome and like an invited guest.

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 2983 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.