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127 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1909
415-388-0224
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Ranked #31 of 88 Restaurants in Mill Valley
Price range: $0 - $30
Hours:
Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
San Francisco
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49 reviews 49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We enjoyed dinner at La Ginestra. The server was prompt and attentative, the food was very good and well presented. Our experience was also very good.

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Palm Springs, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

this restaurant is the only restaurant in Mill Valley that has survived a lengthy test of time. Their house made fresh meatless ravioli is fabulous, as is their calamari steak dore. If you stick to their standards, the quality tends to be high and the dinners worth the price

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Mill Valley, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This spot is another classic Italian spot that long time locals are drawn to. I think THE THING to order is a Caesar salad and the Spinach Ricotta Raviolis that are made fresh daily and are in a cream and tomato sauce that are just OUT OF THIS WORLD. Don't miss this dish if you eat here.

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california
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We love this place. Every time we go there we end up questioning the value. And yet, a week later...there we are! The food is as authentic as you will find in the area and the Restaurant has been in the same place, in the same family for decades. It's nicely appointed but not fancy. The pesto pasta is the... More 

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Mill Valley, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The first time I went there I thought I had found a gem! Amazing gnocchi and other main dishes. But when dessert rolled around, it was awful. They had warm Zabaglione on the menu which is one of my favorites, and we were going to share one. The sounds from the kitchen were appropriate, but what was delivered was the... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

We live in Portland Oregon now but we still visit La Ginestra every time we are near Mill Valley. The food is consistently good every time! The Eggplant Parmesan is the kind of dish you dream about, it is simply the best I have ever had! While the staff was not super attentive when we first arrived they delivered excellent... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Food was OK, service was OK, atmosphere was OK, prices were OK. We visited as a group, didnt feel very welcome, not sure they really want customers.

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Bountiful, Utah
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

I first game to La Ginestra in the early 70's and haven't stopped going back. The food is always fantastic. Their linquini with clam sause is out of this world as well as everything else on menu. It has been a family run business ever since it opened and they have kept the quality and service the same after all... More 

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Algonquin, Illinois
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72 reviews 72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

La Ginestra has been our best meal of this trip. We arrived to a cozy looking place that was busy and smelled amazing. We were seated quickly and service was spot on throughout the night. We started with Caprese, that was great, Basil fresh, Tomato as good as they get and Mozzarella that was soft and tasty. Next, I had... More 

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San Francisco, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

My Trophy Bride and I decided to try eating somewhere across the Golden Gate in Marin County. A friend recommended La Ginestra in Mill Valley. I had checked out their web site and found items I could both read and order, unlike some others. So we zoomed (Zoomed is a subjective term for us senior citizens) over as they did... More 

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Additional Information about La Ginestra

Address: 127 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1909
Phone Number: 415-388-0224
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Mill Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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