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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

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Happy Holidays Everyone and Insalata's is now taking reservations for Christmas Eve.
We will be having a Three Course Prix Fixe menu that is luscious. Make your reservations now.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Make your reservation now with Insalata's for your festive New Year's Eve Dinner.
Three course prix fixe dinner for $64.00 and children under 12 years old $26.00.
Ring in the New Year with great friends, family, and bubble.

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Insalata's Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (38)
Creative Cuisine (35)
Fit for Foodies (30)
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Special Occasion (30)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Good for a Date (30)
Good for Anniversaries (28)
Healthy (26)
Local Ingredients (24)
Good Vegetarian Options (24)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Authentic (20)
Good for Groups (20)
Worth the Drive (19)
Great for Lunch (18)
Seasonal (16)
Business Meals (14)
Comfort Food (14)
Casual (13)
Organic (12)
Cozy (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Romantic (10)
Fun (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Bar Seating (6)
Vegan (5)
People Watching (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Spicy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tapas (3)
Live Music (2)
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Tasting Menu (2)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Local restaurent parking great food. Healthy imaginatve eating.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Organic, Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The food here is great, and the wait staff is good too. What wasn't so good is that I requested a booth, as two of our group have hearing problems. I even spoke to them about this before the date. When we got there, they'd given the booths to other people. We had more noise, and more draft from the door that if we'd gotten what we reserved. I'll go there again because the food is so good, but was very disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We were going to a show down the road at College of Marin starting at 7:30 and ending who knows when, so we made the latest reservation we could, 9:15. Then we got to Marin way early so decided to see if we could get in before the show, and this turned out to be no problem (in fact, they seemed a little amazed by our late reservation -- I think this crowd tends to be on the early side).

Food was really quite good. I had a butternut squash soup that had surprising mid-Eastern flavors in it, and my wife's autumn salad hit the spot. She had the roast chicken, which was terrific, and I had a roasted blue nose bass whose tomato sauce was anything but ordinary.

Service was genial but inattentive, and we had to wait so long for the dessert menus that we had no time to order any. To be fair, our waitress seemed like she was working very hard at a lot of tables, so maybe someone called in sick that night.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food is excellent. However, the service is a little slow.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food and very friendly staff. Beth, the GM, is incredibly efficient and goes out of her way to make you feel welcome, sometimes even when she is off and checks the reservation lists.
Overall - highly recommend going.

Tags: Fun, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

We waited an hour for food and were never checked on during our entire dinner. Never had water refilled. It took an hour to get our food, 2 customers who came in after us were served first and it was never acknowledged that the food took an obscenely long amount of time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Insalata is one of our favorite restaurants, and it never disappoints.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Loved the food ... especially the butternut squash and carrot soup, and autumn salad. Added plus was the deli selection ... where we admired the case of to go items, and picked a couple of delicious cookies to go! Thanks to a foodie cousin who recommended the restaurant on a Marin County outing for us South Bay folks.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

After living in Southern Marin for decades I finally got around to dining at Insalata's. I should have gotten around to a lot sooner. I thoroughly enjoyed everything. The drinks, food and service was superb.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

We haven't been to Insalata for way too long. We used to come regularly when it first opened. We moved away for several years & have stayed closer to home in Larkspur since returning - big mistake. It was so worth the extra time. Truly authentic, creative food that we cook ourselves and love to have others do for us! Can't wait to come back!

Tags: Organic, Paleo Friendly, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Sometimes you are a victim of your own success. It was a busy Friday night and both food and service went a bit sideways. Service -- unsure if it was the kitchen or the server who was very friendly--was awkward. We started with the mezze plate, always a delightful sampler of appetizers. Then, we waited for 40 minutes or so for the entrees. Our neighboring table of 3 who ordered about 10 minutes after us got their entrees 15 minutes earlier. After a couple of follow ups with the server who said our dishes were being plated, she brought my duck. It took another 5 minutes for my partner's Cioppino to come up while my duck got cold. Did they really think I would eat while she watched? The duck was outstanding but the Cioppino was not a winner, sauce was too overwhelming and unnecessarily spicy. Generous portion and fresh seafood, but needs some work. Apple galette for dessert was wonderful.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

My friend took me there as a thank you dinner. It was so delicious. The steak was extremely tender and tasty and all the accroutements were superb. Love this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Predictably perfect.
Parking a pleasure.
Go there all the time...

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Organic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Wonderful food and service. I haven't been there for awhile because it's about 20-30 minutes from my home but I plan to go back more often.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

Service is marvelous, great wine list, food is terrific. Great location with parking.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We frequent this restaurant....have done so for years. We think that the staff is great and the food never disappoints. It is such a wonderful experience....always.
Mary Z

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Loved Insalata. Excellent quality of food. It was a special birthday dinner and the environment and food were just perfect!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The menu does not change much in this place, so we ordered appetizers but most appetizers do not include vegetables. We like the place, but not too much the food; unless you want to have a good salad at lunch time.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Keeps getting better and better!! Love this place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great as always. Family favorite for 10+ years!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our service was a little slow...... but the fantastic food made up for it.

This is my 3rd time to Insalatas and the food is Delicious.

I Love this Resturant!!!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We have dined here so many times and have had consistently exceptional food. We loved the autumn salad. For entrees the duck and salmon dishes were great - beautiful plates of food! Also enjoyed creative, refreshing cocktails. Would have had dessert but ran out of patience waiting for service.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Insalatas always satisfies us. Good food, thoughtfully prepared and relaxing atmosphere.
I don't know how they keep producing great meals time after time. Amazing!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

You can always count on a great meal at Insalata's with wonderful service and great ambience. It's a great place for a casual dinner or to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Insalata's, as well as at least 25 other restaurants, are in my neighborhood... so there are a lot of choices. I choose Insalata's a lot... I've dined there many times. I keep going back because I am never disappointed.
Heidi, the Chef/Owner, has a very original way of using the Mediterranean herbs and spices... the flavors blend together like a symphony. I know that sounds corny, but go try it, you'll see what I mean.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Overall great but half hour late on seating for reservation

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

I have been going to Insalatas for years. It is definitely one of the best if not the best restaurant in Marin.
The food is always fantastic.

Tags: Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We went for my husbands Birthday and it was great🎉

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

Unfortunately they seemed to be low on staff people. We had to wait at the front door, no one was there to seat us. Once seated we waited 30 minutes until some one paid attention to us. When she (the waitress) did she was excellent, going beyond just good service to special treatment. We was very attentive and answered all our questions and brought special requests. The food was really excellent and surprising on the palette, a new taste every bite. Although we were late leaving the restaurant (due to wait at the beginning) we were never pressured or rushed. Our server (Sharon, I think) was wonderful. Worth it just for her!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Healthy
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

The menu is wonderful. There are dishes you do not see at other places. Our food was perfectly spiced and so tasty. Great wine list and a friendly server.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Remarkably consistent damn good food. Service was polite and professional. Good bang for dollar!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options
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