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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

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Valentines Day is just around the corner and Insalata's will be having a luscious menu for that evening. Please join us.

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Insalata's Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (46)
Fit for Foodies (45)
Good for a Date (45)
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Good for Birthdays (44)
Neighborhood Gem (42)
Good for Anniversaries (40)
Special Occasion (38)
Local Ingredients (37)
Good Vegetarian Options (35)
Healthy (33)
Great for Lunch (31)
Good for Groups (28)
Quiet Conversation (25)
Worth the Drive (24)
Authentic (22)
Casual (22)
Business Meals (20)
Seasonal (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Cozy (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Notable Wine List (13)
Organic (13)
Disabled Access (12)
Romantic (12)
Fun (12)
Bar Seating (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Vegan (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Spicy (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tapas (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined a day ago

Our server was awesome!! The food was amazing.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

Healthy fresh real good service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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 12, 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 12, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Old friends and excellent food made for a magical night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 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 6, 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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·Dined on January 6, 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 6, 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 31, 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 30, 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 29, 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 28, 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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·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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·Dined on December 20, 2017

just wonderful for our anniversary celebration # 53

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on December 19, 2017

The food here is some of the best in the area. Always fresh and changing. The waiter was distracted with a larger party and wasn’t as attentive as they are typically. But overall the meal , seabass tangine , was outstanding.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

When our main dishes arrived they were only warm instead of being hot. Our server readily took them away and returned them at the correct temperature, and they were as delicious as anticipated. I expect that they had been standing in the serving area for some time due to the number of people being served. This was an isolated incident in the number of times we have visited, and the menu continues to be adventurous and tasty.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Service was horrible; 15 minutes before waitress came and took order; asked for bread and drinks and never brought; had to ask other staff for assistance. Waitress never checked on our table; there were 4 of us ding and my order came 7 minutes after the others. Also one salad not properly prepared.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

As always, a delight. Can't say enough about this place. Heidi is a master at adding simple ingredients in different combinations that burst with flavor! Been going here since it opened and never been disappointed.

Tags: Organic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Insalata's is always a treat. The food is world-class, service is always attentive, ambience is warm and cozy, and the overall vibe makes you feel pampered.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Authentic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The holiday gift from the restaurant - their beautiful cookbook - was an unexpected and much appreciated bonus!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Celebrated my birthday and it was wonderful as always. We started with two appetizers which we shared and we highly recommend- the Cataplana and the Crispy Herb Falafel. We all ordered different entrees. I had the Waygu Steak which was cooked to perfection. My husband ordered the Lamb Shank which was tender and delicious. My daughter enjoyed the Glazed Duck Breast. My son ordered the Casareccia pasta dish which he didn't like as much as he expected. We had three desserts which were all fantastic. We had the Pear Galette, the Sorbet Twosome and the Cassis Cremeaux. The wait staff was attentive and we were to chat comfortably while sitting at our booth.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Organic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We chose Insalata's to get together with a friend coming from Oakland. It was the perfect meeting spot since we're in Santa Rosa. The food on the brunch menu was yummy. Also minimal traffic on a Sunday afternoon. Their pear scone was to die for so don't pass it up. Enjoyed eggs benedict and variations thereof. Good any time.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Casual, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

my family was there taking a break from the vigil we were keeping for my mom. it was late, quiet, the service was lovely and the food wonderful - much needed sustenance. thank you.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

I ordered the fattoush salad; which I have had in the past and enjoyed. This time the salad was smaller, very oily and salty. The pita chips were the size of tortilla chips instead of bite sized pieces. Seemed thrown together without much thought. We were seated directly in front of the kitchen which was noisy and cold due to people continuously opening the side door to come and go. I would definitely avoid this table!

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Great consistently prepared good food and even better, friendly and efficient service.
Only thing needing improvement is a better choice of recognizable, quality and well priced wines, esp. Chardonnay.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

delicious fattoush salad and the mushroom poblano soup was divine!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I went there for a Thanksgiving pre-fix menu with a friend, after researching to find the best menu in Marin for the holiday. The food was absolutely wonderful! The service was excellent and we were not rushed on this special day. Started off with assorted breads and appetizer samples. My friend had a tasty salad and the butternut squash and pear soup was yummy. The turkey dinner was perfect, with four delicious sides and the pumpkin chiffon pie a fitting ending. My friend had the salmon dinner and raved. The wine by the glass selection had a lot of variety, great for the various courses. All in all a great time!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Never disappointed......consistently great flavors and always with great service.
A neighborhood gem.....

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fun, Business Meals, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Always great. always had a great meal with good value at Insalata's.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Great Mediterranean food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Our lunch group of 5 enjoyed ourselves. The mista salad was excellent, including the salmon add-on. Black pepper papperdelle with duck was milder than I expected, but tasty. Mediterranean Mezze was interesting and enjoyable. Wine list is interesting. A good place to go back to.

Tags: Organic
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