Valenti & Co. Ristorante

4.7
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329 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Welcome to Valenti & Co, Northern Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar in San Anselmo. Farm-fresh Italian Cuisine, thoughtfully sourced local ingredients and wines, as many as 30 by the glass.

PLEASE NOTE: we are closed for vacation from June 24 to July 5. Looking forward to see you when we get back!
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HG
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is a fantastic restaurant! it has great atmosphere, quiet, the service is attentive and impeccable. The food is beautifully presented, perfectly balanced and creative. We had the smoked trout salad, the beet salad and the radicchio salad and well-seared halibut over kale, risotto with that little bite left in the rice kernel, and the steak. we love this restaurant!

T
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding preparation with authentic Italian attention to method and the best ingredients offer elegantly flavorful and sophisticated food. Portions are perfect, not overwhelming. Unpretentious comfortable setting and eager-to-please staff are the capstone for a terrific experience. Definitely returning.

OT
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly one of our favorite restaurants in Marin County.
Apart from being consistently great, everything in their menu is absolutely delicious!

JA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I always enjoy eating at this restaurant. I look forward to returning on our birthdays and out anniversary.

OT
San Francisco
106 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently superb food and service. We have never had a bite of food at Valenti that wasn’t delicious!

I
San Francisco
93 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valenti & Co. is a Marin County gem and has remained reliably so over the years. I have dined there many times, and it never fails to please. Small, friendly, interesting menu and wine selections. Attention to detail is obvious in every dish -- all are well prepared and pleasingly presented. I rate it as one among the top five Italian restaurants in Marin County.

M
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best authentic northern Italian in the Bay Area, as always!

JH
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent, but focused menu. As a result, they really make every dish count. As it is a small restaurant, you need to have a reservation.

F
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Valenti many, many times and every visit, we are extremely happy with the food and service. The food is consistently excellent and as is the service. Host Cristiano is always cheerful and welcoming and takes the time to remember your favorite drinks and foods. He's very attentive to our needs. LOVE this place. It's our favorite restaurant in Marin.

C
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My local favorite. Unbelievably reliable,

CW
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food is quite good, but the slow service on a mid week night would prevent us from recommending Valenti. They need to staff up in the kitchen and on the floor to prevent the big gaps between courses.

KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Valenti and Co and eat there often! We love to sit at the bar, but this last time, took a friend from out of town and sat at a table - same friendly, warm and engaging service. The food and wine are high quality and delicious. Would highly recommend.

m
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I would be happy to recommend Valenti & Co. to a friend, but would share that the portions of pasta and entrees are very small. In order for someone with a normal appetite to be satisfied, they would have to order soup, salad, pasta and an entree. My entree had no green vegetable, so next time I would want to order the a la carte veggie side. I'm not a big eater, and normally, I'm satisfied with an entree and half a salad. Unfortunately, I had to eat more bread to fill up, as I did not want to order a full portion of pasta. My fish of the day was good, but maybe only 3-4 ounces of fish at the most surrounded by a few slices of under cooked potatoes, or perhaps they were meant to be al dente. The two salads that the other diners had were very tasty. My husband's pasta he said was good, but a very small portion, and he went home hungry, as well. Really, like most restaurants in Marin, nothing to rave about, but certainly not bad.

OT
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Cris was a great server. Food was excellent.

s
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent although service poorly timed and waiter disappeared for large periods, not sure why as there appeared to be enough servers for this size restaurant, perhaps chefs firing of dishes were off. It is a very small lovely place but we were seated next to a party of nine of whom were very loud.

SM
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday evenings are quieter, hence let noisy! The ambiance is intimate and warm with nice lighting! The service is always warm and friendly with a perfect level of attentiveness! The food is excellent and nicely balanced with flavors and a nice selection of pastas, fish, and meat. Never disappointed. The servings are perfect for me, but could be considered a tad small for some, given the prices. Great wine list! Will always return!

EB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in the North Bay! The food and service are impeccable and the wine is fantastic. Our favorite spot.

m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent Waiter! Always enjoyable food. Very nice atmosphere.

DC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate a birthday!

OT
San Francisco
63 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another enjoyable meal!
Excellent food! Great service!

m
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

From appetizer through dessert, this meal was exceptional. Our table of four ordered quite a variety of dishes and all were executed beautifully. Extensive travel requires me to eat out more than I care to think about and makes me a particularly harsh critic. This meal did not disappoint and I look forward to a return visit. Well done.

LG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The finest home made Italian cuisine you can find. Most gracious, warm and welcoming atmosphere provided by Cristiano, who takes care of everyone with tender care and class!!

EC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valenti is Marin dining at its finest. We had Squash With Camelized Onion Soup, White Sea Bass and Tower of Triple Chocolate.

C
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is absolutely amazing! Beet salad was just ok, but everything else (carrot soup, gnocchi, and pastas) was spot on.

RE
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was our second time at the restaurant with a group of friends, and we all really enjoyed it. The food is very good, with a good variety of selections. The wait staff is very friendly, professional and attentive. It is a tad loud, but that did not put a damper on the evening. We also wish they had a full bar, but the wine list offers a nice variety. Thanks for a lovely evening out.

HB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Valenti & Co. has hands down the best homemade pasta around. We have been coming here for years and the food is consistently excellent. It's also worth going the extra mile for dessert!

HG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at Valenti was wonderful! we had the smoked trout salad, which had lots of subtle flavors and super fresh ingredients; the potato leek soup w/truffle oil, silky; the fettuccini with matsutake mushrooms, shaved think, perfect pasta with great bite-texture, and the duck with figs, such wonderful blending of flavors. And a great bottle of wine!

SA
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The tiramisu is amazing, crunchy and can compete with anything coming from Italy.

S
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great consistent restaurant. Excellent service. The pastas are excellent.

D
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dining room wasn't full, so the noise level was fine. However, when the room is full it is almost impossible to converse.

D
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a great meal! Celebrating my husband’s birthday. Food was fresh and flavorful. The service was great. Loved the homemade pasta! The restaurant itself is small but quaint. Cozy atmosphere

J
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

D
San Francisco
453 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and service. Still running on all 8 cylinders. Pasta was great, dessert was delicious. Christiano and team always do such a fine job with the service.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good. Service was great until dessert. Dessert menus were dropped off, noone came by to take order. After 20 minutes of waiting with an elderly parent I had to get up and ask someone for check.

P
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent dinner at Valenti on Oct 9. My friends brought her cousin from Australia.
We started with the delicious gnocchi and tube pasta. For our salads, we enjoyed the butter lettuce with potato chips, double radicchio salad, pear shaped tomato and cucumber with onions.
Our main courses included the line caught halibut, lamb shank, risotto with home made Italian sausage and the famed veal chop Milanese.
For dessert we had the hazelnut donut and the chocolate tower.
Our Australian guest totally raves about the food. We are regulars and are used to eating only FABULOUS MEALS here.

G
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always leave Valenti &Co. happy, the food, service and ambiance are all wonderful!

JM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic meal tonight. Started with a charcuterie plate and an heirloom tomato and burrata cheese salad. Wonderful! Moved on to the halibut with olive topping and chard for my husband and the duck with fresh figs and frisée for me. Both were flavorful and delicious. The dessert was a peach semifreddo that was the perfect end to our meal. The service was excellent and friendly but not intrusive. Lastly, make sure you try the focaccia style bread. Mmmmmmm. A wonderful night out!

s
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a true neighborhood gem. Dining here is like being transported to Italy; the place has a warm and friendly vibe, and it is wonderful to see the chef working in the open kitchen. Valenti clearly has a passion for his food and work, and the staff are like family. Definitely do not miss the homemade pasta. Prices are reasonable and portions ample, compared to SF. A real treat to dine here. Grazie!

M
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Lovely ambiance. Come early if you want to avoid the noise.

VS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had been there before and loved it. Service was great. Ambiance fine except very noisy. Wine was great and reasonably priced. Food was letdown. Gnocchi mediocre. Halibut main course very disappointing. Dessert mediocre. We will try again and hope they improve because it’s a great little place if the food meets expectations.