Vin Antico

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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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l
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always great and very fresh food...wonderful service...it is a regular go to place for us

PY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite local restaurants after seeing a movie at The Rafael. It never disappoints! Server Eric is great and attentive.

Vin Antico
Responded 4 days ago

PamY, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. Thank you for spreading the word. We hope to see you soon! Cheers~ The Vin Antico Team

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q
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a date night or family dinner. They had options for all ages and had MagneTiles to entertain our four year old.

Vin Antico
Responded on August 29, 2019

Quynh, It was an absolute delight to have you and your family in for dinner! Thank you for taking the time to write us this sweet note. We hope to see you soon. Cheers~Kelly

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P
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vin Antico was really Good, their new chef is super creative, the food was fresh, sustainable and delicious.. Excellent service and wine list✨😋✨🍷✨

Vin Antico
Responded on August 27, 2019

Patricia, wow! Thank you so much for this great 5-star review. We really appreciate you being a loyal customer and helping to share the word about us. We hope to see you soon. Cheers~ The Vin Antico Team

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AS
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and atmosphere were exquisite! Vin antico is a match for any Italian in the Bay Area!

Vin Antico
Responded on August 27, 2019

Andrew, thank you so much for taking the time to leave this excellent review. We really appreciate your business. Please let us know what we can do for you in the future. Cheers~ Kelly

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HA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great except they had the air conditioner on and it was very chilly in doors, though it was cool outside... didn’t need air conditioning....

VA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent food, nice ambiance.

C
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food good service

DM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been to Vin Antico many times. Always a good time. I had the Arctic Char the other day and it was especially good.

Vin Antico
Responded on August 22, 2019

Hi David, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. The Arctic Char is one of our favorite. We hope to see in at Vin Antico soon. Thank you! Kelly

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JK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were delighted by all the choices we made - soup and both entrees. We found the service friendly & gracious, and the dining experience to be an excellent value. Definitely coming back soon!

Vin Antico
Responded on August 15, 2019

Judy, Thank you for giving us this proverbial pat on the back, you made our day! We will strive to deliver excellent experiences consistently, and please do come again. Cheers- Kelly

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RC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vin Antico and Kelly make this place special, great food & atmosphere. We have always had a great meal. Thank you Kelly!

Vin Antico
Responded on August 14, 2019

Robert - We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. It's a delight to have you and Karen in the restaurant, especially celebrating such a joyous occasion. We look forward to seeing you both again. Cheers, Kelly

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

The meatballs were good, which raised our expectations, only to have them dashed when our entrees arrived. Chewy pork, bland short ribs. Wine price are silly, vastly over priced. At $200 for 2 people, without dessert, we won't return.

DS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE Vin Antico - the food, the service, the ambiance, everything was just incredible.

Vin Antico
Responded on August 8, 2019

Hi Dennis, We are incredibly grateful that you took the time out to leave us this note. Our company values put customer satisfaction as a top priority, and we are committed to our customers. Its customers like you that make our job enjoyable. We look forward to serving you again. Kelly Phu, General Manager 415-721-0600 kellyp@vinantico

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s
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was only our second visit and the lovely hostess remembered us! Started the meal with a perfectly mixed Manhattan and fairly priced bottle of wine. Two of us split a salad and a pasta course which was plenty of food. The third person had a delicious bacon and cheese rare hamburger. The menu offered a wide selection of choices and everyone was pleased. We will definitely return.

MC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This classy little gem has the most amazingly delicious food. Try the steak salad with Gorgonzola and you will end up going back at least once a week for it like I do. Nice serving staff, wonderful manager. Every other Friday night they have a jazz combo upstairs. Don’t miss!

I
San Francisco
89 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

V.A. continues to be one of my two my favorite Italian restaurants in Marin. Reliable, unpretentious, good value, good service. The food at V.A. reaches far beyond the usual pedestrian, poorly seasoned, overused red sauce so common in those popular, been-there-forever Marin "Italian" restaurants (You know the ones. No names, please!). V.A. has a fine appetizer San Marzano pizza, though to approach being true Napolitano pizza the crust should be thinner and not so doughy (it has been in the past. What changed?). Mussels excellent, seafood stew, beef shortribs likewise. For pastas, the cacio e pepe will take you back to Rome, and the seafood pasta is excellent. Good selection of salads. Wine selection on the slim side, but those that are available are good. For lunch, the cheeseburger is a fine piece of work.

My other favorite Italian restaurant in Marin? Luna Blu in Tiburon. Try both. It will be a letdown when you go elsewhere.

LD
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Composition of the dishes was well done. Inconsistent preparation with the beef and fish dishes. Order beef medium rare came back just about raw and the fries which came with the dish had been sitting out for quite a while and had a very greasy aftertaste. Dishes are definitely on the pricey side! Service and ambience are better than average.
Seating can be rather tight and noise level can make conversation difficult.

BG
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Lovely neighborhood spot with a good wine list and delicious food. Friendly service.

l
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food...My friend had never been and loved it...
one of my favorite lunch places.

f
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered two fish dishes and they were excellent. Was pleased with the wine. Very appealing space. Service was friendly and efficient. Only one less than 5 star point: smallish cocktails for the price.

We’ll be back.

LR
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food quality and presentation were great -we shared fish entrees; both were done perfectly. The service was flawless and accommodated a request. The ambience is informal and friendly. Supporting local non-profits out of revenue on certain Tuesdays is yet another reason to go to Vin Antico.

MC
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best kept secret in San Rafael. Small, elegant venue w superior service and some of the best food I’ve had in Marin. Music upstairs some evenings. Be sure to make a reservation we’ll in advance

L
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a lovely restaurant! Great service and really delicious food. The short ribs were perfect and very tasty. The seafood stew was excellent. My only wish was for some bread to sop up the broth.

JM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Vin Antico never disappoints. We were there on a Saturday night at 6pm and were seated right away. I ordered the pan "fried" chicken and it was delicious. My husband ordered the pork chop and an affogato for desert. He thoroughly enjoyed it as well. The service was spot on. We will definitely be back.

l
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lunch 2 days in a row....love eating at Vin Antico...
I go often...delicious...

l
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

yummy as always at Vin Antico...love eating there...thank you

PW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Vin Antico was our dinner-choice while overnighting in a local motel and our final evening in the US after two weeks of vacation in CA and NV. Our reservation was through VA’s web site, which helped support our selection and handled the reservation and confirmation most effectively.

On arrival, we found street parking virtually impossible, but were pleasantly surprised to find that an adjacent multi-storey car park had suspended charges from 6.30pm.

We were enthusiastically welcomed on arrival and our drinks orders arrived promptly. Similarly, our food orders were taken quickly after a useful explanation by the maitre d.

Our chicken dish and house special cheeseburger were well cooked and nicely presented and thoroughly enjoyed.

By this time other diners were arriving and the atmosphere of the restaurant had upped a couple of notches after a quiet start.

Desserts were generally good And « easy-eating ».

Service was friendly and attentive throughout.

Prices were very reasonable, particularly in view of the general atmosphere and quality of the environment.

Yes, a good decision. Given the opportunity, we would unquestionably return.

Thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable experience.

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

We had a lovely evening at Vin Antico. The service was excellent, the staff extremely attentive. The appetizer pizza was delicious, my husband really enjoyed his short ribs and the filet was very good. It was a great evening and we are sure to return. The one thing that might have made it even better is if we were seated at the chef's counter, but we were told that was booked.

CA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent meal with an attentive waiter who help us adapt a menu item for my began wife. Definitely will return and will recommend to others.

l
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time celebrating my birthday. Delicious food and wonderful service.

l
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious...everyone I bring to Vin Antico loves it...

DM
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

A reliable restaurant for good food and good wine. We have been going for years. This most recent time, I had a very well prepared filet mignon and my wife had the short ribs. Both were excellent.

l
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food....wonderful service....
We all loved being there and go back often...

KC
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my husbands birthday and we had friends joining us. The food was excellent. One of the guests had the halibut and said it was the best he ever had. Everyone waiting on us made us feel special. It is my favorite spot in San Rafael.

l
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious. always great service...the veggies are so good

l
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a wonderful dining experience.. Love taking friends for lunch.
yummy food and great service...

l
San Francisco
79 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great...food is healthy and yummy, wonderful service..
I eat lunch at Vin Antico often...

P
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding with service to match.

MM
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
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.

N
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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