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Date
Sat, 2/24
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9:30 PM
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Trattoria Fresco

4.5
112 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (7)
  • Fit for Foodies (4)
  • Cozy (4)
Welcome To Marco`s Trattoria Fresco


For a delightful evening, come and enjoy our distinctive specialties including a variety of delicious appetizers and salads freshly made pastas, seafood, and outstanding grilled entrees.


Fresco is dedicated to supporting the essential earthly concepts of organic food production.


We cook with fresh produce delivered every day, and choose organic whenever possible. Menu highlights include house-made pastas, traditional Italian salads, fresh fish and flavorful meats grilled over mesquite.


All baked goods, pastries and desserts are prepared daily in-house.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30PM - 9:30PM.
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Phone number
(415) 464-0915
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Marco Franceschini
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Redwood Dr.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 112 People Are Saying
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4.6
food
4.3
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VasVegas 
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Like finding a little unknown restaurant in Florence. Delicious entrees with great service. Our friends loved it too!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Neighborhood gem and excellent service. Great pasta dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful dinner. Very Italian!

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vipDaniB (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent food and service! Will come back for sure!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

I was ok with the food end wait service until my sister-in-law told me that they didn’t call her back when she left onions and jam under the table. I was definitely not on the mark when I heard that and I left. 30% tip.

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vipTaBF (London)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

As always, our evening at Trattoria Fresco was very good.
We love the cozy neighborhood ambiance, and our salads and pastas were excellent.

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Oimcherry (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent Homemade Italian fare and a good wine list. Portions are smaller but filling and a good value. Quaint neighborhood restaurant.

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Fritz (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

Salad as appetizer had room for improvement. Pasta was one of the best in Bay Area. Very friendly server. Small place, you think you are in Italy.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

We have eaten here twice and have had delicious meals both times. Great lamb chops and pizza. Local casual restaurant with lovely attentive owner. We are going back tonight with a group of friends

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

Absolutely love this place. The food is amazing - delicious, fresh authentic. Been to Italy so I know what I am talking about. Truly a Marin County gem!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

A great neighborhood bistro for small groups of friends to eat very good italian food.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Pretty good, not a place for impressing your OK Cupid guest...friendly to families. They need to rename the chicken balls entree to chicken Meatballs and offer four on the plate instead of three. Tasty little morsels!

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viplovetoeat (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

Good food, wonderful service and fun atmosphere
great to share with friends.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on July 29, 2017

Unfortunately the food was good but the owner was incredibly rude...a real bummer

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Tongueless (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 15, 2017

Trattoria Fresco never fails to please. Everything is well prepared and satisfying. Great pasta dishes and deserts to kill for. The absolute only quibble I have is that when the party of 7 I was with requested more bread we were told they'd only baked one loaf and they ran out. Oh well, things happen. This is a great small and intimate restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 8, 2017

Great service. Food was fresh. Awesome.

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viplov2eat (Sacramento)
1.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

Hate bad reviews but maybe this can be a wake up call. I remember now why we haven't been back in years. Food was far too expensive,poor quality and boring presentation. Had to send my steak strips back, not med rare as ordered. The garlic and oil spinach was very good. This place could be a great local find if they upped their game. Saturday night and the place was pretty empty.

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SC123 (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on April 7, 2017

Ordered 3 pasta dishes - all tasted about the same, small portions for the price. We left hungry and disappointed

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vipJack (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

I always enjoy dining at Trattoria Fresco. Marco has created a fabulous restaurant.

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vipLRinMarin (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 4, 2017

This restaurant is a gem! We had a very nice dinner before attending a play at the Ross Valley Players. The romano and green salads were so fresh and delicious. I had the pasta with a delicate red sauce and wild boar meat, which was scrumptious. My date enjoyed the salmon in truffle oil with potatoes and vegetables. And we couldn't resist having the dark chocolate mousse with vanilla ice cream for dessert.

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BobR (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

While the food is delicious, that's not quite the point here. Open Table's questionnaire suggests the phrase "neighborhood gem" and that's what Trattoria Fresco is. A small, modest room with efficient service. A nice selection of appetizers, entrees and wine. Above all, low key so you can actually unwind and enjoy your company and the meal. We love it.

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TomB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

excellent always, as it has been for many years Perfect Italian cuisine, fresh, simple, extremely well prepared. QUIET ambince, very comfortable and very northern Italian

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vipRichard (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

This was a really delicious meal. We started with the sausage pasta, and it was perfect!
So tasty, and the pasta was just right.

For the second course, we had the wild salmon, and it was one of the best salmon dishes I've had.

Tira Misu was delicious for a finishing touch.

Marco was very helpful and friendly. The ambiance was great; very quiet and romantic.

This is a true "neighborhood gem." Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2016

The food at this little neighborhood gem is outstanding. Simply delightful. The pasta was cooked to al dente perfection, and the sauces--on both our dishes--were sublime.

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Travis (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 10, 2016

The food was outstanding, but the service was subpar. It's possible that it was an off night, or a bad day, but overall the waitress provided unacceptable service. For spending the amount that we did, the value of the food was great, but the service was bad. It would be questionable whether we would recommend the place to a friend. We would probably give it a second chance, but would likely see how it pans out spending much less and heading over to La Loggia in San Anselmo for some wine.

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vipMistereks (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on November 18, 2016

I was hopeful after reading some other reviews, but this place never got there. I believe the owner was on premise, but even though there was only one table occupied (of the 7-8 in the restaurant), no one greeted us for several minutes. The owner came by and gave a cursory greeting. Waitress didn't seem excited about her job or the food. Questions about the pastas came back with "I don't know, everyone's different" response. The pasta itself was OK, though the creamy tomato sense was quite bland. My Italian sausages were dry and the cannelloni beans also lacked a certain savoriness. Again, bland.

Won't be back.

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vipGfan (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2016

Average food and small selection.

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vipfan75 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 2, 2016

quiet , great food, simple décor and a neighborhood favorite.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 20, 2016

Always excellent!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 20, 2016

Beautifully seasoned Italian cuisine . Pleasant out going chef who manages to greet to cook and serve

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