Valenti & Co. Ristorante

4.7
416 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Welcome to Valenti & Co, Northern Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar in San Anselmo. Farm-fresh Italian Cuisine, thoughtfully sourced local ingredients and wines.

PLEASE NOTE: we are closed for vacation from June 24 to July 5. Looking forward to see you when we get back!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 416 people are saying
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shirleys
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was very good. With the Covid mandate of separation dining indoors, they complied totally. Plenty of space between tables.
I had mussels with linguine which was perfectly prepared, although slightly cool. Think my order may have been plated and then waited for the risotto, which the other folks in my party ordered. All in all a pleasant experience!

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vipKathleen
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience4

First time I was so disappointed. The gnocchi tasted like wet masheD potatoes. The creamy goat cheese sauce did not enhance the gnocchi. My friend’s cavatelli was bland and the food came to us like warm.

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Yogadeva
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best part of my first (and last) date was the attentive service and fabulous food! Christiano and Antonio and all the staff there are so warm, friendly and thoughtful! I had the gnocchi in goat cheese sauce with balsamic reduction...a delightful evening companion. A great first/last date location regardless who you are sitting in front of!

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danandgail
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We eat here fairly often and think of it as among the best. This time I had the lamb and it the three chops were magnificent in size and shape, but missing some flavor that I was expecting. Perhaps even a touch more salt. Very strange, I know. Still this is a place we cherish.

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vipDavidG
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The back patio is awesome. Plus, after 15 months, I got to sink my teeth into the pounded veal! What a great dinner and dining experience!

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Joelikestoeat
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Unfortunately the service was quite poor the evening we dined at the restaurant. It took over an hour and fifteen minutes to get our entre. My wife's appetizer, a soup, was delivered warm. When asked for a hotter bowl of soup the waiter returned over 10 minutes later with the same soup bowl having been warmed in a microwave. When asked why the the meals were so late to our table one waiter said they were short kitchen staff and another said they had overbooked 7:15pm reservations. Overall a very disappointing dining experience.

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vipJohn
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

I don't understand when a restaurant is short handed why they don't tell you when you arrive. Then you can make a decision of whether it is worth it to wait 40 minutes for a simple green salad and 3 meatball appetizer. The lamb shank was not good. Hardly any meat and tasteless. I would not go back.

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Warren
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exquisite and as good as one can find in Marin. Cooked to order and always delicious. The service from the waiter to the bus staff are pleasant, professional and enhance the dining experience.

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alanl
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent northern Italian fare with outstanding service. Me and my wife have been coming here for years and they never disappoint. They also have wonderful wines to pair with the different dishes.

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Donna
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience- everything was excellent!

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BarbaraF
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous meal as always and the service is first class.

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AmyB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful dining experience, with the most delicious rabbit pappardelle! The staff were friendly and attentive, the food was beyond incredible, and they are very knowledgeable about the wine they offer. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent on all levels

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vipGailH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, super -nice friendly servers, and best chef ever.

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vipZakette
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant remains an outstanding choice. Delicious and refined cuisine in a calm setting.

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vipMangia5
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere in the courtyard and outstanding flavors

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vipCharles
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still the best in the Ross Valley. The courtyard is very pleasant and warm with heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Valentine’s experience. Food was great and the heat lamps outside were perfect!

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RedBrown
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The experience was fantastic! The staff made us feel like family and welcoming like we where in their home. Would highly recommend to everyone for a special occasion, or just an evening meal. The food was amazing and the presentations were spectacular as well.

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JessicaH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Valenti and his staff are simply amazing. My husband and I come back here again and again . Authentic Italian cuisine expertly prepared from top quality ingredients, brought to you with a smile. The Italian wine selection is excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the service and outdoor ambiance was so wonderful especially after being in lock down for a few months. The staff has always been welcoming and accommodating. Once they get to know you, they remember your choice of drinks and favorite foods. The new outdoor heaters work great!

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Yogadeva
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy my favorite restaurant is open again! So much so, I went back 2 nights in a row! The upgrades to the back patio, great heaters and decor were impressive, adding to the warm comfortable bistro feel. As always the service was impeccable and food unparalleled! I so appreciate the extra effort these gentlemen (truly an attentive team!) take to make me and all my friends feel important and welcome.

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vipMaryM
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The back patio is charming, with heaters, and ideal for outdoor dining during the pandemic. The service is always friendly and outstanding, as is the food.

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sarahl
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful ,scrumptious ,dinner on the back patio . It was a super chilly night but I was toasty and warm under the heat lamps . We all three had the duck which was absolutely delicious!!!
I seriously don’t know what was better the food for though wonderful caring service. I will go back in a heartbeat and I suggest if you haven’t tried Valenti and Company that you do!!

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JeffreyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Everything was fine except I wish all restaurants would have some sort of "housewine" option.All of the wines that were in the $50.00 range were weak.You had to go up into the $75.00-$90.00 range to get a decent wine.Too expensive for a local town Restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Italian in the bay area staff is amazing

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saraht
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We are a local San Anselmo family and were disappointed in our visit. We were put in the far corner table on the back patio, which was very, very dark. We had to ask for candles to lighten up the space a little. We had to wait for waters, silverware, napkins for a good 5+ minutes and then we felt rushed after each course. The food was fine, and the patio was pretty, but the corner we were tucked in wasn't very inviting and the service wasn't great. Wanted to like it more!

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Yogadeva
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect! My favorite restaurant in all of Marin County! Service is impeccable... nicest most attentive staff...food was sublime...risotto was mouth watering and the comfortable outdoor dining patio is lovely with hanging bistro lights and warming heaters available. This is a must have experience!!

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MarinDiner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely courtyard setting with heat lamps, good for dining during COVID. The food is great but suggest moving to more hot appetizers now that the season is moving to fall. Good selection of Italian wines by the glass, which pair well with the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing salmon and home made pasta dish.
Delicious flavors — I can’t wait to come back !!

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Warren
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. A great meal with outstanding service!

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Arca
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valenti always offers excellent food with exceptional service!

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vipCharles
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently the best in town

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SherylG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waiter great food

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ShirleyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio for outdoor dining, and the food is still spectacular! Service friendly and prompt. A great place for any occasion.

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vipmarkj
Central Coast
17 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

this was a birthday dinner and we were pleasantly surprised with the patio setting.

The salads we ordered were wonderfully prepared and tasted fantastic. The main courses were most tasty. We will certainly return

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vipAngelinaP
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 STARS!!!! Absolutely LOVE this restaurant!!! The menu and the food and the presentation is incredible! Some of the best of the staff at Frantoio's Restaurant in Mill Valley, which used to be our family's fave Italian restaurant until it closed years ago, moved to Valenti & Co. Ristorante, and this is now my new best Italian restaurant! Try the homemade Papardelle made with braised rabbit, raised by the restaurant's own chef. And don't forget the fresh and tender Halibut, or the huge and perfectly cooked Steak....the only problem you will have is deciding which entree or appetizer to order...no worries...order everything...we did!!! Oh and by the way, the barking of the neighbor's dog next door that someone on this site complained about? Well, remember when you were in Italy and dining in a neighborhood restaurant there? Same thing...it's part of the ambiance, and the cute dog's barks just means he wants to come out and play.... :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every meal at Valenti & Co. feels like a special occasion. The food is great and the perils who work there are wonderful. I highly recommend it.

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vipJoot
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Staff a bit scattered between street dining and patio dining but undrrstandable

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we are jn town we always come to eat at Valenti & Co.. Love the food and service. Especially Christiano makes it a very special experience every time!

FAQs

Valenti & Co. Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 454-7800.

Valenti & Co. Ristorante is rated 4.7 stars by 416 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.