Vin Antico

4.5
757 reviews
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Italian
Vin Antico - Modern Trattoria, serves contemporary, local, Farm to Table fare. Simple yet sophisticated, rustic Italian menu, utilizing local growers and producers, highlighting the seasons finest ingredients.

With Old World context in mind, we have cultivated Vin Antico's wine list to complement our Farm to Table inspired cuisine artfully. With considerable attention to sourcing small, artisan producer wines from site-specific vineyards or merit throughout the West Coast and Europe.

Surrounded by intimate, beautiful, antique brick building, the kitchen is open to the dining room, and chef's counter seating is also available. Full Bar.
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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding with service to match.

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MM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were happy with both the food and the service. As there were only about 6 of us in the restaurant it was very quiet.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We were not served any bread. It seemed very very expensive at $194.00 for 3 people. We did have a glass of wine each and shared dessert. Food was excellent.

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

The menu is not as “Italian” as it used to be but the food is still delicious. The vegetable risotto was outstanding. The steak in steak frites could have used a bit more salt. The service was efficient and not hovering. One of my favorite spots in San Rafael.

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CK
San Francisco
148 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very nice dinner at Vin Antico after an exhausting day of caring for elders. We started with the cheese plate and followed with the vegetable risotto for one, the amazing hamburger for another and the fish stew which hubby declared “excellent”! Vin Antico was a great place to unwind, chat and share a meal. We will be back.

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SD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great place to take a date and relax or a client to close business. Enjoy great service, fantastic food in a pleasant environment.

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San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Overall, Vin Antico is a very fine place, and warrants repeat visits. Interesting variety of antipasti, but fewer entrees and fewer again pastas (this last is a disappointment). The wine selection is on the small side, but the variety offers a good sampling with good value. Ambience is comfortable and it's not noisy (particularly by SF area's atrocious standards), though the bar can occasionally host loud, inconsiderate boors. All of the entrees rate highly for ingredients, preparation, flavor, and presentation. Service is courteous and accommodating, not at all overbearing. And if you are a pizza fan, you must have the San Marzano pizza. This may be the best pizza around, evocative of the treasure of Napoli. Not your typical pig-out toppings served on a heavy, doughy, chewy crust, but, rather, a truly thin-crust pizza with just the right amount of mascarpone, tomato and arugula topping it. You know, *Neapolitan* pizza. Each is small, but easily a hearty antipasto for one with an appetite, or for two as a shared antipasto. Vin Antico has earned the right to be one's modest, reliable, high-value, go-to Italian restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

We've eaten here quite a bit but this last time we felt rushed. Appetizer, and salad were brought together and entree followed before we were through with our salad.

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l
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great fun....love going to Vin Antico....

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k
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our experience there was fantastic. Cant wait to go back.

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R
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent filet mignon. Friendly service. Quieter than most restaurants in Marin.

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LS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere to dine in ! Good ambience and good food!

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C
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous cozy wonderful wait staff delicious food!!!

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l
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are always great. I love going for lunch regularly..

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J
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vin Antico is a real gem. It's a small restaurant with probably no more than 20 tables. The food is prepared in the same room but behind the bar. The hostess, Kelly, is enthusiastic, polite, and knowledgable. The wait staff does an excellent job.

The food selection is good and the food is delicious. The wine list is extensive and should have something for everyone. The lower-priced wines are excellent.

The ambience and intimacy of the setting distinguishes Vin Antico from the other excellent Italian restaurants in San Rafael. Vin Antico doesn't really compete with those restaurants; rather it offers a different and wonderful dining experience.

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s
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect dining experience! The hostess asked if we were celebrating and upon discovering an anniversary brought two glasses of bubbly over gratis! The Caesar salad which we split was ample, NY steaks were done to perfection and chocolate mousse-like dessert delicious. We can’t wait to return!

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JR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Food was good. Not great. And they seem to think they can charge top prices. However the atmosphere is nice and food is fresh.

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J
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The owner/host lady is very kind and attentive. I would recommend this place to all my friends.

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely atmosphere, great service and delicious food.

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PL
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at Vin. Was fun and lively on a Saturday night. The hostess and wait staff we great. And the food was delicious.

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RC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, liked the chef's new offerings. The kale salad is excellent, the dinner special cioppino seafood stew with bread was very nice. Highly recommend!

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R
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Delicious food.

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N
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vin Antico is a lovely, intimate restaurant/bar. The manager Kelly is truly a delight. All the staff there is to be commended. Can’t wait to go back!

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OT
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious!

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CH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The crispy kale with lemon and Parmesan cheese is heartily recommended. I like the wines by the glass and half-glass as size options. Great place!

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RH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good all around. Service was great and timely. Food excellent

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CK
San Francisco
148 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Another nice date night at Vin Antico. The food was delicious and the service quick and unobtrusive. We will be back

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K
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service!

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l
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a family dinner last week: everything was very tasty and fresh. I will definitely go back from the seafood stew, it was delicious! decent wine selection but they ran out of Pinot Noir. Very flavorful butterleaf salad, my wife raved about the Artic Char. Will go again!

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l
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came hungry and really indulged--started with the delicious mussels, shared a salad, each had an entree AND dessert. Started with cocktails and each had a glass of wine with the meal. Not inexpensive but really good service and excellent food. This place never disappoints.

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l
San Francisco
60 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and great service. Relaxing atmosphere

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SL
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The meal was very good but we told the waiter we had to go to a movie and the entree took a little too long

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CK
San Francisco
148 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Still love their crispy kale and delicious brussels sprouts. Not a lot of vegetarian entrees, but small plates and salads are very good.

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T
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was not exceptional and overpriced. Service was fabulous until we had to return a soggy undercooked pizza and as the final part of our meal, we had to wait 24 minutes for it to be replaced. They did remove it from the bill, but that total gap in service ruined our meal. The second pizza was better cooked but still soggy in the center.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We were very disappointed in our experience at Vin antico. There were several things that were unavailable but we're on the menu Including one of the five desserts and no espresso. The Chicota replayed had one kind of meat on it and a tiny bit of pate . The hamburger came and it was well done when it was ordered medium rare end it took some time to clear the table. We would not go back there nor will I recommend it to anyone else

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JH
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Food was great. Service, not so much. There was only one waiter and it had seemed like we were waiting 45 minutes to get caesar salads which should not take 45 minutes to make. Other than that, the food was delicious.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was delicious!

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C
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 1

We made a reservation over a week in advance for Christmas Eve and got all dressed up for a nice dinner out for the holiday. It was clear they had over booked or taken walk ins assuming some reservations wouldnt show up as the hostess had to run back and talk to a manager when we arrived on time for our reservation. We ended up sat at a table between the kitchen, bathroom and hostess table with people coming in and out of the bathroom making comments on our table and the kitchen door constantly swinging open. The food was good and the area where everyone else was sat seemed nice and cheery, but this was a really unfortunate situation and I am not planning to return. We would have been much happier to be offered a drink at the bar while we waited 5 or 10 minutes for a reasonable table to open up.

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MJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our waitress...she was amazing and the seafood stew will bring me back sooner than later!!!

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d
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

the food was good, but they were out of Arctic Char, Halibut, bacon cheeseburger and 1 pork chop left. This was a Saturday night at 8? this left flank steak, new York steak, fish stew and chicken for entrees.

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