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Frantoio Ristorante

152 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3610
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Ranked #6 of 88 Restaurants in Mill Valley
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $15 - $40
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza & Pasta, Organic
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Highway 101
Transit: Marin Bus Stop: Manzanita
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English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

They served a good dinner even though it was a holiday. Good service. They make their own olive oil. Great room for parties with outdoor space for pre-dinner appetizers.

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Sacramento, CA
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The waiter was very professional and gave us good wine recommendations. The food was fresh, well prepared and beautifully presented. The bill for three of us was around $200.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This restaurant seemed expensive for what we received. When we were seated our waiter stated they were out of chicken. We misunderstood that as a particular dish not being served,not every menu item that contained chicken. It was hard for our teenage children to find something else on the menu. They are not picky eaters, but they were looking for... More

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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a neighborhood restaurant for us and we are so lucky. It's next to a motel, but not in any way affiliated with the motel. The olive oil is home-made. The pastas are all home-made. My husband's raviolis were melt-in-your mouth delicate and delicious. My tagliatelle with salmon was perfect. We started with a home-made burrata salad with zucchini... More

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We have eaten here for years. Love the soups and sorbets! Had a steak with potato gratin the other night while here visiting on vacation, YUM. Be sure to visit in the winter when olives are being pressed in the viewing room. Also, the service from all staff is wonderful.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We caught the last ferry from San Francisco to Sausilito, with the intention of getting a meal there - 8pm on Saturday night, many restaurants closed, the rest full, so finding a restaurant adjacent to our hotel was great. The service and food were very good, prices very reasonable.

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Hayward, California
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Had dinner here with a group of 4. We unanimously thought this place had OK food (tasty but not superb), but for the money we all expected more. One person ordered the 4 course meal and the entree (halibut) was the size of an appetizer- maybe 3 or 4 oz of fish! The corn soup was good, but not worth... More

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Petaluma, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We have frequented Frantoio Ristorante for several years. I have hosted corporate events; I have visited with colleagues, and I have shared several meals with my husband. But something marvelous has happened. There is a new chef in charge of the cuisine and the food has moved up several notches. We went with friends and I expected a basic meal,... More

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Mill Valley, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Seasonal fresh food. I need to eat gluten free and the owner, who is usually the greeter, makes sure it is scrupulously prepared. They are local for me, and i have eaten there multiple times (take away and there) and I know they will not disappoint. As the gluten-free food choices are somewhat limited, maybe if I was eating any... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

fun, excellent selection, Italian traditional and inovative, beautiful wood high chalet style ceiling rooms, lovely decor, near Bay, easy freeway and local street access.

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