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!
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.
Food was surprisingly good and extraordinary
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.
Wonderful birthday dinner with friends - very personal service for both food and wine!
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.
Gnocchi was remarkable as was duck and carpaccio. And service impeccable. Fun place. not stuffy. FAB food!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Terrific service beginning at the door, food delicious and we had had a terrific time!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best northern Italian food in Marin. One of our favorite restaurants
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!
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.
Thanks for the feedback! The pounded veal chop milanese and the braised rabbit are both great choices! We really appreciate you coming in!
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
We apologize about the carrots! Hopefully, the extra wine pours treated you well! We're glad that you enjoyed the food!
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.
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!
We love coming here...always great food and service!
Thanks for the kind words! We hope to see you again soon!
came in Hungry, left hungry. and that's after dessert as well. over priced food and small portions. as for taste...it was OK.
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.
We're sorry the serving size didn't meet your expectations. But we're glad that you enjoyed the rest of our restaurant experience!
Awesome dining experience as ALWAYS! Innovative, fresh and satisfying is what you expect and Valenti always delivers.
Thanks David! We work hard to give the best dining experience we can! Hearing our customers' compliments always makes us smile! Thanks again!
Awesome! Great service love the atmosphere and the wine list is superb
A good wine list = a good time list! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the review!
Delicious food, variety of menu and warm, attentive service!
Thanks for the kind words! We're glad you enjoyed our restaurant!
The customer service is beyond amazing! My go-to restaurant whenever I am in town. Yum!
We appreciate your repeat visits! Thank you!
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!
That's great to hear! Thank you Stephen!
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.
Not like it used to be. It felt crowded and food was nothing special. Quality is down and prices are high.
Excellent food and chef!
Meal was good Service was slow
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.
OMG....SO amazingly yummy. Had the incredible cod this time and the best polenta fries I have ever eaten.
Dining at Valenti is always a consistently positive experience. So happy to have this place in our neighborhood.
My only regret is that I did not try this restaurant a long time ago. Wonderful food in a beautiful space.
We're glad you found us! Thanks for taking the time to leave a review! We really appreciate it!
Tasty food but slow delivery of food