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About Insalata's

Insalata's Restaurant celebrating their 20th Anniversary. Insalata's receives Bib Gourmand from Michelin for it's 8th 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.

120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
San Anselmo, CA 94960
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:30pm

Take out is open Monday - Saturday 11:00am - 7:30pm

Cross Street:
Barber

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 457-7700

Website:
http://www.insalatas.com/

Catering:
Insalata's is a full service on-site Fine Dining experience for events of 25 to 800. Contact Chris Engel at (415)332-3277 for details.

Parking Details:
We have a wrap around horse shoe parking lot. Valet is available Monday - Friday day. The charge is $2.00.

Public Transit:
Sir Francis Drake at Barber

Private Party Facilities:
Enjoy Dining in Insalata’s private dining Room. Available for lunch, brunch or dinner for a maximum of 40 guests, we provide luscious food in an inviting room of cherry wood and warm colors. For parties of 40 to 60, enjoy sitting on our mezzanine level for semi private dining under the beautiful paintings of opulent pears, plums and peaches by artist Laura Parker. Menus are designed to showcase the freshest seasonal produce and local ingredients. Our wine list is carefully crafted to compliment your feast. The entire restaurant is available for parties of 60 -150. Whether you are celebrating a baptism, bar mitzvah, birthday, wedding or anniversary, Insalata’s will help you create a memorable event.

Private Party Contact:
Angela Salvemini: (415) 457-7700

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please join us every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night to enjoy a 3-Course menu paired with wine for your enjoyment. $29.50 per person or try one item à la carte

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Insalata's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

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Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (43)
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Good for a Date (40)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Good for Birthdays (37)
Local Ingredients (37)
Good Vegetarian Options (35)
Great for Lunch (34)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Healthy (29)
Good for Groups (28)
Casual (24)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Authentic (23)
Worth the Drive (21)
Seasonal (19)
Business Meals (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Cozy (15)
Organic (15)
Fun (12)
Romantic (11)
Notable Wine List (10)
Disabled Access (9)
Vegan (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Tapas (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Paleo Friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
People Watching (4)
Spicy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Quick Bite (2)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We went on Valentine's Day and they only had a special 3-course menu. I got the mushroom soup and it was so yummy that I wanted to lick the bowl. For entree I got the short ribs with polenta. It was a bit dry and could have used a little gravy with it. I loved the red velvet profiteroles for dessert. It was very unusual but so delicious. My husband got the beet salad, salmon, and lemon tart which he really enjoyed. We've been here several times and have always been very happy with the food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Everything was amazing ~ Valentines menu was fabulous!

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vip
 (Tahoe)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent appetizer and entree but dessert was a major disappointment
Valentine’s Day is all about dessert. Warm chocolate, decadent mouthwatering tortes and they were nowhere to be found
dry over baked profiteroles and a watery lemon tart simply do not do justice to a perfect duck breast entree
Sorry but the pastry did not meet expectations and certainly did not provide the quality one would expect at this price point
Not a perfect ending to an otherwise outstanding experience

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our favorite restaurant!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always a treat...care and creativity, neighborhood atmosphere.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Good for Groups, Tapas, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent as usual, very relaxing and comfortable

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was such a busy evening that we had more than 1 spot with food and drink, so I am not remembering which menu selections we enjoyed, but we did enjoy Insalata's, and have been there before, and will go again.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I always love Insalatas. The food is unfailing superb. On this particular day, though, the service was painfully slow. Someone must have called in sick that day as the one server was overworked.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Menu has good variety. Very good preparations and flavors. Service on every occasion has been outstanding. Relaxed atmosphere and a go to place.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Inventive menu, delicious food and great wine choices!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Another outstanding meal.
Excellent management staff.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Casual, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service and food were amazing as always.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Excellent food, we have been at Insalata's at least 10 times and the food and service are always excellent. I am vegetarian, my friends are not and we all found interesting and tasty choices in the menus.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Organic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was excellent, as was the service. Insalata’s is an easy place to enjoy a good meal. Only caution is to make sure you ask about specific ingredients if you have allergies. Not all the ingredients are listed on the menu.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We love Insalata and dine there at least once a month. The food and service are always exceptional and the warm atmosphere and delicious smells make each visit special. Our company has holiday dinners there and lunch meetings. I can always count on the experience - exceptional and very, very special.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Decided to try Brunch since we have only had dinner. We loved the specialty drinks but were thought they were pretty expensive $12-13.
My entree of Grilled Lamb Tenderloin on Flatbread was skimpy on the 2 lamb kabobs and
mostly lettuce. Was disappointed with this choice but others had the Smoked Pork Loin Eggs Benedict, Corned Beef Hash and Middle Eastern Inspired Vegetarian Platter which they said were great!!
Dessert of Ginger Apple Cake and Sorbets were equally delicious.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Insalata is my go-to for consistently good quality food & service. I felt extra special when the hostess addressed me by my name and on the following weekend, I was warmly greeted by my waiter at the Farmer's Market. How nice is that???

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Casual, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Our server was awesome!! The food was amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Always delicious and fresh preparation...courteous and professional service. The menu is not huge but the variety offers something for everyone. Creative seasonings and ingredient combinations abound. The room is not too loud so you can enjoy the company as well as the meal. We dine here every month or two and are never disappointed. Feel so lucky this place is in our valley!

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Organic, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Another great dinner at Insalata’s. Started with Brussels sprouts and shared the salad with kale. I had the vegetarian platter and my date had a delicious pork dish. We’ve never had a bad or even mediocre meal here. Love it!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Simply the best food in Marin. The chef is nailing it.

If it were in the City, the place would be packed and the prices would be 50% higher.

Cocktails are truly artisan.

Wine list is improving.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Healthy fresh real good service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Our favorite go-to restaurant with a great take-out counter also. Consistently good, healthful food, great staff. The only reason I didn't give the food 5 stars this time is that my lamb shank, though the taste was good, was dry. Its accoutrements however were delicious and the friends I bring here from time to time mentioned that the food at Insalata's is consistently very good. They are foodies so that's a compliment!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Casual, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Delicious and very flavorful without being too spicy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Attentive service and comfortable seating, delicious food!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Wonderful meal as always. The lunch was served with the greatest of care by a very thoughtful
wait staff, who gave great recommendations and was most helpful. We plan to return again soon.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch, Fun, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Old friends and excellent food made for a magical night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our waitress was lovely but very inattentive. She brought our drinks, told us to let her know when we were ready to order, and then she stayed away for over 30 minutes! Nice to not feel rushed, but that was ridiculous!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent meal ~ duck, special mozzarella/citrus appetizer was wonderful! We also had steak, which was quite good. Wines by the glass are a bit expensive ~ $19 for a Chardonnay, but pours were good. Takeout options are always good, especially the yogurt-marinated chicken. Very nice waitress too!

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I cannot rave enough about Friday'[s experience. The food was superb. The service excellent. Even though it was a table for two between other tables, we felt very private. You guys do it all supremely WELL. Thanks for that!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Paleo Friendly, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

I like this restaurant because Brian Weirum is the world's best waiter and just happens to be a long time friend from th adventure travel business. Always fun to catch up on Brian's latest adventure while enjoying a great meal.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

This place has been a Marin mainstay for many years. The food is consistently inventive and outstanding. Heidi has created a gem and I am NEVER disappointed. And the servers are the nicest folks.

Tags: Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Group of 6 on busy night, seated at worst table despite request via phone conversation and confirmation to sit mezzanine which is more comfortable and better acoustics. Food is consistently excellent. Service can be spotty and was extremely slow on this night, but food was saved as brought out hot by kitchen staff. Great menu and always delicious. It seemed to have been understaffed on our night.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of my favorite places to go. I'm always happy and satisfied.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

the best food around...one of our favorites...the food is creative and seasonally changes depending on what is available in the produce section or farmers market. Lets say you want Salmon... they usually always have it, but the preparation will vary...and is always thoughtful and delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was great especially the yogurt marinated chicken and the steak with mushrooms

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Been going here for 20 years and we are never disappointed. The food is outstanding. We have done take out from their prepared foods and been very satisfied.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Vegan, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Consistently very good. We eat here regularly and will continue to do so. Lamb is wonderful!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Always a wonderful place morning noon or night. Food, ambiance and service is always top notch. Friendly and cozy too.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 21, 2017

I love this restaurant, always have, always will. Everything about it great.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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