Valenti & Co. Ristorante
PLEASE NOTE: we are closed for vacation from June 24 to July 5. Looking forward to see you when we get back!
Best place in Marin County in my opinion, bar none.
I Love this restaurant !!! All is excellent from beginning to end. This is the best food I've enjoyed in Marin since.... forever. My guests agree. From the first taste of balsamic/olive oil (imported ) for dipping bread to the last morsel of dessert, this was a stellar dining experience.
I recommend Valenti's to anyone wanting a superior dining meal in a comfortable , relaxed setting.
This place is in incredible find! In San Francisco, the menu would be priced 3x, but in San Anselmo, it’s a hidden gem. The food was so incredible, that my wife and I seriously contemplated buying every item on the menu for take out! I’m a big fan of Italian food, so I’m proud to say that this is the best ever. Given the non-San francisco prices, this is one of the best values you’ll ever find. I strongly urge anyone reading this review to plan a visit to Valenti’s!
Wanted to try for a long time. Finally did Saturday night. Very very good. Atmosphere is very conducive to a nice dinner. Service was generally good. Be patient though. Looks like everything is prepared fresh and when ordered. Risotto was outstanding. Very creamy with fennel and bits of sausage. Duck was very tasty with vegetables. Many many wines by the glass. All in all we weren’t disappointed.
Great food, service, what else do you need?
We love this restaurant! This is our go to restaurant when we have a celebration. The food is great and wine is good too! However their desert is so so. I ordered pana cotta and my husband ordered a donut desert. Pana cotta taste blur and the donut was too crispy. I wish they have better desert because my husband and I really really love this place!
Absolutely outstanding! Amazing food, lovely wine and impeccable service. We will be back again and again! Highly recommend!
This is an absolutely wonderful restaurant. The food is delicate and subtle with great integration of multiple flavors. It is nice and quiet, with an intimate atmosphere and responsive staff. We had the smoked trout salad, the beet salad, polenta fries, buckwheat pasta which was incredibly delicious, risotto and fish. I highly recommend this neighborhood gem!
We had a lovely late Valentine’s Day dinner at Valenti. The soup was delicious, and our mains I;clouded buckwheat pasta and salmon. Both were quite good. We’ll be back!
Our favorite restaurant in the North Bay. The food is always excellent, the waiters knowledgeable and friendly and the wine superb.
The Lamb entre was superb, especially the mustard sauce.
Always excellent here. One thing I really appreciate is that the wines by the glass are reasonably priced.
Always great food
always just right. Great service, wonderful food, right in the neighborhood.
Loved our waiter!
We can’t wait to return. On a busy Saturday night the service was attentive and non rushed. The food, including duck breast, NY steak and gnocchi all met, or exceeded, our expectations. The decanted half bottle of wine was an appreciated offering. As I said, we can’t wait to return. I’m smiling just remembering our visit!
Chef Duillio is the real deal Italian chef perfectionist. All staff great.
We were seated at a high table , crowded and uncomfortable. No full bar, so no martini before dinner. The service was very good . I had the anchovy salad . It was fresh , and flavorful. But as each corse came we were left unfulfilled. The food was fresh , but Average. The value was ok and if you are a local I suppose you know to order more corses. We passed on dessert.
I would add the staff was very polite, and attentive.
Every single dish was excellent. Bright flavors, both simple without being boring and complex without being overbearing. So yummy, I think I will be back within a week.
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!
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.
This is truly one of our favorite restaurants in Marin County.
Apart from being consistently great, everything in their menu is absolutely delicious!
My wife and I always enjoy eating at this restaurant. I look forward to returning on our birthdays and out anniversary.
Consistently superb food and service. We have never had a bite of food at Valenti that wasn’t delicious!
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.
The best authentic northern Italian in the Bay Area, as always!
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.
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.
My local favorite. Unbelievably reliable,
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.
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.
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.
Wonderful evening. Cris was a great server. Food was excellent.
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.
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!
The best Italian restaurant in the North Bay! The food and service are impeccable and the wine is fantastic. Our favorite spot.
Excellent Waiter! Always enjoyable food. Very nice atmosphere.
Wonderful place to celebrate a birthday!
Another enjoyable meal!
Excellent food! Great service!
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.