Servino Ristorante

4.0
186 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian

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About

Located on the waterfront in the beautiful town of Tiburon, Servino Ristorante enjoys views of the San Francisco skyline and Angel Island. Inspired by the warm hospitably and culinary delights of Southern Italy, Servino specializes in homemade pastas, fresh seafood, and locally influenced interpretations of classic Italian favorites. Dine on the outdoor patio, have a drink in the bar and cocktail lounge, or host your next special event in the upstairs private banquet room. Whatever the occasion, Servino is the perfect place to celebrate "la dolce vita".
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 5:00 - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:30pm
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Phone number
(415) 435-2676
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Angelo Servino
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Catering
Servino offers a variety of catering options for local events of all sizes. Please contact our Banquet Department for further information.
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Parking details
There is free street parking along Tiburon Blvd, as well as multiple paid parking lots within 1-2 blocks of the restaurant. Servino does validate weekday lunchtime parking at the Main Street parking lot.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 186 People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
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3.8
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything except the ambiance (lights need to be dimmed) was Excellent!
The food was very yummy!

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Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I travel to Tiburon about 5 times a year, and Servino is always our first meal of the trip. We have dinner, a bottle of wine and a dessert. Whether I am with my partner, family or friends, this is almost a ritual. We are never disappointed with the food, or the service. The wine selection is good enough for my palate. For a large restaurant, the ambiance is lovely, and the noise level is low. The front of the restaurant has the bar, with television, and it is separated by the cooking station.

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LS
Houston
67 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time there and I truly enjoyed it! My bruschetta was a Capese style bruschetta and was fabulous! The fig appetizer was lovely as well. Great service and great views, we enjoyed it all!

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DM
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The salads were outstanding but the sausage pizza had a soggy crust. Very nice selection of wines by the glass.

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M
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday!!!! I brought a cake and the wait staff sang happy birthday to me!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The menu was very short. (Easy for the cooks but not attractive for the customer) Frustrated, I ordered a pizza . I purposely ordered it well-done. It came to me browned on top, wet and soggy on the bottom. We had to ask for bread 3 times. Water, at the table, was out for a long time. I won't be back here again.

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OT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to get brunch here a few times- twice during the week and once on the weekend. We sat outside on the deck and it was a beautiful sunny day! The food was wonderful and the location couldn't be beat!

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GP
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 5

Fantastic place on Tiburon harbor with best view of San Francisco

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Portland
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was excellent. Clearly understaffed. No effort by management to pick up the slack. Will be back because the food was so good. Service was terrible.

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c
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Service was very good. Sat on the patio for dinner. Lovely view of the bay. Heaters and blankets available if you get chilly. Lovely evening.

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YK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I am always pleased with the food, service, and ambiance.

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W
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome and great service, also. It was a rainy night and we sat looking out at the bay watching the ferries come in.

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S
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We had dined here last April while visiting the area and liked it so much that we decided to come back for my Birthday, driving all the way from Menlo Park. When we arrived I said how excited I was to be there for my birthday. We were seated outside and then proceeded to wait one half hour before any service arrived, not even water. There was a server taking care of tables around us but it was as if we were invisible. I finally asked her if we could get some menus or water and then a gentleman arrived some time later and apologized and said that they were busy. That would have all been sort of tolerable although on one's birthday it feels not so special, but the quality of the food left a lot to be desired. We ordered a seafood lasagna special that sounded good with scallops and shrimp. The scallops were no where to be found and the couple of shrimp that were in it were not fresh and tasted like thawed frozen shrimp that were past their time with a chemical aftertaste. We also ordered a porcini mushroom ravioli dish, which was just okay and sitting in a pool of butter. We were going to order more food but with the bad service and poor food quality we went to dessert. No candle or anything special there either. Dessert was the best part of the meal though. I had a flan and my husband had an affogatto. Our son ordered a pizza and he loves pizza and said well, he has had much better elsewhere. Overall it was not a great experience and we will not go back. I guess that one good thing was that a man other than our server did ask how we liked our food and I told him about the lasagna and he did comp us half of the price of the dish.

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OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Servino's has been around a long time - recently the food has taken a giant leap in quality and the place is humming. Really nice service staff and a great location on the water. An authentic piece of Italy with jazz experiments in evolving trends in both food and wine

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CB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A complete and amazing experience from convenient parking options, charming options, prompt service, the best gluten-free menus we had the pleasure of choosing from, great wine options, charming hostess, prompt service spiced with a fantastic live jazz band. Definitely gourmet dining and perfect ambiance.

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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servino's in Tiburon is our favorite! The view is outrageous!!!!
The meals we always enjoyable and delicious specials. I had swordfish with spinach and sundried tomatos.
Great service, bus staff always kept water full and recognized us.
Located right by angel island ferry.
Observed parents of tired children letting them run off energy at dock, not disturbing customers at all. It was nice for parents to be so close to tables. A mother held her baby and walked near the table and around dock to make her baby happy.
Highly recommend family gatherings with multiage families. Wheelchair access as well

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San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Fantastic attentive staff. Terminally mediocre food for lunch. Underripe heritage tomatoes with burrata, no herbs, watery tasteless minestrone soup with few vegies and no meat, pizza with soggy middle, skimpy fill, with bare spots. Too bad. Restaurant is lovely. Tiburon is a great location. I understand food is better at dinner.

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C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was ok but he main dishes took more than an hour and the excuse given was we had appetizers.

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SD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Nice setting on the water - food was generally good. What fell very, very short was the service. It was flat out awful. Our server was no where to be found for most of our meal - we wanted to order nice wine and have a lovely dinner - once we tracked our server down to order wine it took 15 minutes for him to return -- we asked the hostess for help but no one seemed to care that we weren't getting service. We finished our food - with no wine- then closed out and went somewhere else to spend our money and have a nice evening.

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OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

If it's Good Enough for Bill Gates is good enough for me ... great service ,great food , great view

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Everything was delicious! Amazing Gluten free menu.
Great views. Knowledgable staff.
A hit with our family!

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E
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 2

Servino's food NEVER disappoints - the fish and the salads are wonderful! The location is super too - right on the water in Tiburon. The only complaint our party had was that Servino is VERY dated. It desperately needs a facelift. The paint looks like it was done 20 years ago. And the restaurant & bathroom has an old smell - not fresh. They really need to hire an interior designer to give the place an overhaul. It needs new paint, new art, new decor. Feels very old & out of style. The outside seating COULD be incredible for the same reason if only they would spend some money to update it & beautify it.
The food is OUTSTANDING so we keep coming back, but we often DON'T come to Servino if we want atmosphere on night or days that we WOULD if it was better looking and smelled fresh & new. So they lose business for this reason. I know we are not the only ones who feel this way. It's a common complaint when Servino comes up on conversation. Everyone LOVES the food, especially their extensive gluten-free menu, but everyone also wishes it was a more stylish restaurant to bring out of town guests to or just for ourselves.

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t
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Food very nice ambiance. Ask for a booth. If it is warm it is nice outside.

Pasta's are always good. Especially with the meat sauce.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

Unfortunately, our attentive server made an anti-semetic remark about the owner as we were presented with the bill. Entire table heard him, so it was very clear and verifiable. Did he know most of us are Jewish? It happened as server dashed away before we could react.
Ok for owner to call me about this.
Italian food was delicious and not over-salted. Gluten-free items equally good.

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C
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely bay views. Great for watching the Warriors!

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Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2016
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I had asked my husband to book this restaurant for our anniversary because of the spectacular view. Unfortunately, miscommunication on our end, he did not request an outdoor table. So I was immediately disappointed. We were seated in a cozy booth but we could have been sitting in Chicago for all that mattered.
The waiter eventually greeted us and then disappeared for at least 15 minutes. In the meantime, someone else took our drink order and someone else brought us wine. So that was positive. When he returned, I was able to ask questions about the menu (the difference in the sauces on the gnocchi vs. the gnocchetti). The waiter started on a canned speech about the difference in the pastas. I interupted him to say that I was just curious about the sauces. He responded that I needed to let him finish. Granted I interupted him, but I would have preferred he answered only the question I asked. Without atttitude.
He left again. This time, he was gone so long that I actually asked another staff member where our waiter was. Apparently I asked his boss because he when he returned to the table, he commented: "My boss said you were looking for me." It was awkward.
I found the menu to be heavy in pasta - granted it's an Italian restaurant. But I struggled to find something with more protein. My gnocchi was great as was my white wine.
As we left, I noticed an entire "Specials" board that had salmon and other lovely dishes. Our waiter never offered us the specials that night. I was very disappointed.
I will not return to this restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Our server was rude and forgetful. She critized our selections and forgot our requests for beverages and food items. Appeared rushed and concerned with other tables when there were only 2 other tables of patrons. Would not recommend place if looking for A+ service. Check out Latin restaurant instead.

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d
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience while dining at Servino. The food and staff were awesome which made my first trip to Tiburon so memorable.

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L
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place allowing us to have a dog with us in the back yard. Great view. Mussels were fantastic. Seafood soup a little bland. Ravioli and pasta very good.

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SO
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Look, it's a great location and a great place. The table service is friendly, and the food is quite good. I feel at home there, a few blocks from my actual home, but I think that everyone gets a good time. Sit on the deck for nice weather, or private party upstairs. Watch the boats.

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p
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived 3/4 of an hour before our reservation and were offered a table adjacent to the bar area. Very nice in that the noise level was quite low. The food was excellent as was the service.
We will definitely go back.

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EM
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We recently had dinner here and found the ambiance quite nice. We could have a conversation without yelling which was great. The food was good but we had ordered our meal as courses, just as it is written on the menu. Salad, appetizer, primi, secondi. The salad and appetizer were brought simultaneously and the pasta course was brought at the same time as the secondi or main entree. We would have preferred that the kitchen and server had delivered the food as ordered so that we could enjoy each course separately. The entree was warm but not hot. I would try it again but make it clear that I want the courses served as ordered.

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SL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year's Eve dinner in the bar area by the fireplace. Everything was excellent.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Haughty waitress. Long wait for food, especially for young child in our party. Waitress did not show any interest in our needs. Would not return, even though it was a lovely setting. Left bad taste!

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San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2015
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

For the price I guess we were expecting better, but the food here was just ok. My filet mignon (house special that evening) was ordered medium-well but arrived rare. The scallops appetizer ($ 16) was microscopic - three tiny scallops about the size of small shrimp - tasty sauce but most of it went to waste because we couldn't get much of it on the tiny little scallops. Desserts were nothing spectacular either. The margharita pizza was quite good and appropriately priced.
Very friendly, hard-working servers; I just wish they had served us better food.

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OT
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Servino's always has the freshest ingredients. Today's special was Sea Bass. The view was spectacular and the food came out quickly and it was very tasty. Don't miss a chance to try Servino's.

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GB
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2015
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place/location. Great Italian menu. We especially liked the Aperol Spritz which seemed so appropriate for a beautiful sunny day on the deck.

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F
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I am saddened to have to write a poor review, but after several attempts of getting a good meal at Servino's I feel I have to be honest. The restaurant ambiance is nice enough and I like that they have a full bar and scenic view but the food really is mediocre as is the service.

I really have tried to like the food and always support local restaurants, but the fish cioppino was flavorless and the pasta my husband ordered had no flavor also. Service was slow even though the restaurant was near empty.

On a positive note the pizza was delicious!

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time visited Servino's with our friends from Valley Springs. We all loved it. Food was good, service was excellent and the outdoor patio with view of the San Francisco skyline was just breathtaking!

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e
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2015
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I eat out a great deal all over the bay area. This place was in the top 5 worst places to dine. Yes, the view spectacular but the waiter apparently had other things on his mind then his job and the kitchen sent out tasteless food. Only had a cesare salad and a margherita pizza. Both some of the easiest foods to make. Neither had flavor, pizza served cold/room temp while I was eating my salad.

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