Valenti & Co. Ristorante

4.7
250 reviews
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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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AK
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive but unobtrusive service. Lovely room. Nice seating options. Beautiful chandeliers. The food was amazing. The meatball appetizer was incredible. And my husband veal chop was the most juicy veal schnitzel cutlet I've ever eaten. And my strawberry semifreddi was so good and fresh. Our Amarone was such a good wine. We will definitely be putting Valenti in heavy rotation along with Left Bank and Picco and Farmhouse Local.

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s
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was surprisingly good and extraordinary

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D
San Francisco
447 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Outstanding service by Christiano and team. The cavatelli pasta was delicious and the Veal Chop was outstanding— prepared better than Wolfgang Puck of Beverly Hills fame. This is the real thing here in San Anselmo. Semifreddo for dessert was wonderful! Valenti rocks.

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RS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday dinner with friends - very personal service for both food and wine!

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L
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a joy it is to have a restaurant of this caliber in walking distance. Would be worth a trek from most anywhere to enjoy a meal here. The food is amazing and the friendly service unparalleled.
Buon appetito!

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BG
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gnocchi was remarkable as was duck and carpaccio. And service impeccable. Fun place. not stuffy. FAB food!

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RK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was great, but service needs work. We sat for more than 20 minutes before having to ask for a waiter. The waiter never came back to check on us and after with finished the main meal it was over 20 minutes before somebody came by to take our plates. Only after we asked the person who picked up our plates for the check did our waiter come by asking if we wanted dessert. At that point we just wanted to leave. It was also really noisy making conversation a challenge.

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

The food was cold, served on cold plates, the service was extremely slow, we felt rushed at first, we were expected to put in our whole order at arrival, we had to keep asking for bread. I think we will not be going back anytime soon.

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DK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a lovely experience mostly due to the wonderful Cristiano. He is a charming, lovely host who is very attentive and knowledgable about the menu and especially the wine. Food is seasonal, fresh and tasty. We live in the neighborhood and will always go back and recommend this sweet spot to all of our friends.

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CP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food, staff very kind.
As Italian I can say that is a good place to taste some Italian dishes.
I had a carpaccio and home made pappardelle.

It’s a little bit noisy and for sure not good for a romantic dinner.

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MM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very relaxing evening with our sons and daughter in law for Mother's Day. The food was delicious and service was very good.

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SH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific service beginning at the door, food delicious and we had had a terrific time!

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UB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I was really looking forward to experiencing this restaurant and I was not disappointed. It’s a very cute place, service is outstanding. The food was a little less impressive than we expected, but still good. The portions were just right. My husband thought his fish dish was a little under seasoned, the seasoning of my hangar steak was very good, but it was plain, there was nothing else on my plate. The salads were outstanding.

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c
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great food, we ate every bite, from the baby lettuce salad to the risotto and the gnocchis. They even had a good vermentino on the wine list. The polenta fries were awesome. Portions were perfect, not too small but satisfying. Looking forward to our second visit!

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BP
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We've been there several times since they opened, but I wouldn't say we're 'regulars'. We went this week, and the food, as usual, was very good. The place was clean, and we were seated quickly (reservations are good to have). The one 'ding' I'd give it is that while the waitstaff is very nice, we had a long lapse between greeting and ordering our drinks, and then a longer lapse once receiving our drinks and placing our dinner order. We were ready to order when the drinks arrived, but our server left quickly to attend to other things and it was a while before he returned. Also, our drinks could have been refilled sooner - getting to the bottom of one's water glass and iced tea glass - and staying there - is unusual in nicer places (and the food wasn't spicy). The place was about half-full this particular evening. With a few service tune-ups, I think this could be a five-star place.

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EB
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the nicest and finest restaurants in the Bay Area. The food is excellent, the service very warm and friendly, and the ambiance is tasteful, but unpretentious. For my wife and I, there are few places to compare for a nice meal and evening. Good wine, too.

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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came early because my husband is very hard of hearing and noise is hard for him and although many people arrived after us, the sound level was never a problem. The food was beautifully served, elegant to look at, and wonderful tasting. None of us eats meat, but there were ample tempting and delicious things to choose from. Really a lovely evening.

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L
Naples
54 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

We have had dinner here on numerous occasions in the past.
This time it was disappointing. The service was very slow. We had to ask twice for our check. The pasts dish was average; the halibut was good but not outstanding.
Overall, we will not be going back since there are a number of much better places in Marin and SFO.

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a
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best northern Italian food in Marin. One of our favorite restaurants

Valenti & Co. Ristorante
Responded on April 10, 2019

We strive to provide guests the best dishes we can! It's always great to hear we're at the top of someone's favorite restaurant list. Thank you!

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f
San Francisco
80 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had the Papradelle with braised rabbit as a first course (small portion) and it was delicious. My wife and I split the pounded veal chop Milanese and it was wonderful. Loved the entire experience.

Valenti & Co. Ristorante
Responded on April 10, 2019

Thanks for the feedback! The pounded veal chop milanese and the braised rabbit are both great choices! We really appreciate you coming in!

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J
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food, the waiter could have been more helpful with the wine selection also forgot carrots although that was no big deal. He made up for it by giving 3 of us drinking wine an extra pour. Overall this place is fantastic and definitely in my Central Marin Top 5

Valenti & Co. Ristorante
Responded on April 10, 2019

We apologize about the carrots! Hopefully, the extra wine pours treated you well! We're glad that you enjoyed the food!

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PP
Boise
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valenti is my favorite restaurant in Marin. I always bring houseguest and then they become fans. It’s perfect food and service. The ambiance is great and we never have trouble hearing each other.

Valenti & Co. Ristorante
Responded on April 10, 2019

Thanks for the great review! And thanks for taking your houseguests to our place! Give them a taste of good food with a healthy serving of good fun!

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n
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love coming here...always great food and service!

Valenti & Co. Ristorante
Responded on April 10, 2019

Thanks for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon!

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AC
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

came in Hungry, left hungry. and that's after dessert as well. over priced food and small portions. as for taste...it was OK.

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AW
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My lamb shank was good but not great! The portion was quite generous but my friends had fish and the serving was really small I thought. Wine list was excellent and service was excellent.

Valenti & Co. Ristorante
Responded on April 10, 2019

We're sorry the serving size didn't meet your expectations. But we're glad that you enjoyed the rest of our restaurant experience!

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DG
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome dining experience as ALWAYS! Innovative, fresh and satisfying is what you expect and Valenti always delivers.

Valenti & Co. Ristorante
Responded on April 10, 2019

Thanks David! We work hard to give the best dining experience we can! Hearing our customers' compliments always makes us smile! Thanks again!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! Great service love the atmosphere and the wine list is superb

Valenti & Co. Ristorante
Responded on April 10, 2019

A good wine list = a good time list! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the review!

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KK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, variety of menu and warm, attentive service!

Valenti & Co. Ristorante
Responded on April 10, 2019

Thanks for the kind words! We're glad you enjoyed our restaurant!

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LD
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The customer service is beyond amazing! My go-to restaurant whenever I am in town. Yum!

Valenti & Co. Ristorante
Responded on April 10, 2019

We appreciate your repeat visits! Thank you!

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SC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We live in the area and have frequented Valenti many times. It NEVER fails to impress...the staff is attentive but not in an obsequious way. The food is consistently good. It should be a "go to" place!

Valenti & Co. Ristorante
Responded on April 10, 2019

That's great to hear! Thank you Stephen!

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GJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great spot for dinner, great chef, Dulio, original chef from Frantoio makes excellent original dishes. Ambience is great, nice wine selection, reasonable prices, big tv in bar, lounge area. (watch a game, great food) or choose a table in main dinning where it's quite. Locals love the place.

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o
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Not like it used to be. It felt crowded and food was nothing special. Quality is down and prices are high.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and chef!

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OT
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Meal was good Service was slow

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JE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent once again. The food here is fabulous. The service is a wee bit slow and the server poured wine with the folks in our party who preferred beer (but didn't speak up) making for some awkwardness but overall it was once more a wonderful experience.

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NR
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

OMG....SO amazingly yummy. Had the incredible cod this time and the best polenta fries I have ever eaten.

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DC
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Dining at Valenti is always a consistently positive experience. So happy to have this place in our neighborhood.

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DR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only regret is that I did not try this restaurant a long time ago. Wonderful food in a beautiful space.

Valenti & Co. Ristorante
Responded on April 10, 2019

We're glad you found us! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We really appreciate it!

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d
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Tasty food but slow delivery of food

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