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Frantoio Ristorante

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152 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3610 (Highway 101)
Marin Bus Stop: Manzanita
+1 415-289-5777
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4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Large groups
Description: Organic Northern Italian cuisine created by owner Christine Zecca.

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  • 84
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Start with the warm fresh bread and finish with a tower of chocolate!!!!

Whenever I come here, I wonder what took me so long to return. The atmosphere is very nice, not too bright, not too dark, not too fancy but still worth dressing up a little. It's a very comfortable room with the huge olive press in display behind glass. The pizza maker is working in front of a wood... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
DecafCapp
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marin county
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marin county
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whenever I come here, I wonder what took me so long to return. The atmosphere is very nice, not too bright, not too dark, not too fancy but still worth dressing up a little. It's a very comfortable room with the huge olive press in display behind glass. The pizza maker is working in front of a wood burning oven,... More 

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2 Thank DecafCapp
Marin, CA
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Frantoio has become my go to Italian restaurant in Marin (Poggio is good as well). The menu changes fairly frequently and always has numerous gluten-free options, including pastas (Yes, I am one of those GF people). I have sat at the bar numerous times for a drink and a meal and have eaten often in the cavernous dining room as... More 

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4 Thank REH999
Mill Valley, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

A long time local eatery with delicious Italian food. Fun, elegant atmosphere in large room surrounded by an olive pressing operation. Often go for special occasions.

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4 Thank BrookDoug
Mill Valley, California
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

I love this place. Best olive oil. Great pasta. Love to sit at the bar and have a drink and eat dinner. really good spinach soup but they don't have it often enough.

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3 Thank bluefish329
Madison, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This meal didn't start on the right foot and that's how it ended. I was greeted with a bitter smile from the hostess but at least she had a table left for me and my guest. We were served water and bread right away but no server came by for awhile. Hostess actually had to get our drink order in... More 

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FrantoioRistorante, Owner at Frantoio Ristorante, responded to this review

Hello, we apologize if you caught our server on an off day. We expect our staff to be timely and courteous, and the behavior you described in unacceptable. We encourage you to reach out to Matthew Calkins at events@frantoio.com with details of your visit, as we would like to ensure this does not happen again. We hope you give us... More 

Santa Ana, California
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494 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

There were two couples in our party and it took about 45 minutes until we were served our salads, which I consider a bit slow as far as the service is concerned. On the other hand, of course, we could see that the restaurant was absolutely packed and so we just sat back and enjoyed our wine and conversation. I... More 

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3 Thank Fatbird1
Sausalito, California
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Frantoio offers an excellent selection of grappa, wines by the bottle and glass and terrific cocktails. Delicious Italian appetizers including a scallop dish served with Sausalito watercress.... Pizza, Pasta, Salads and hearty meat entrees are available. This restaurant makes it's own delicious olive oil. Sit in the bar area and you feel like your part of a great little scene.... More 

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4 Thank Marina O
Carmel, California
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I suppose there are many places that are better at this thing or that which I have consistently found at Frantoio in Mill Valley. But going to the starred and storied places must always be an event in itself for itself. I choose Frantoio in Mill Valley whenever I am in Mill Valley and want to cultivate intimacy with people... More 

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4 Thank feralmonk
Mill Valley, California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The setting for this restaurant, tucked into a Holiday Inn Express complex, isn't ideal, but the restaurant itself is nice, roomy, and well decorated in a modern sort of way. I don't think the food is quite as exciting as it was when the restaurant first opened, but you still have a nice selection of tasty dishes. The service is... More 

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5 Thank Cynthia94941
Carmel
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

What a rare treat. A really great restaurant right outside the door to a Holiday Inn. The decor is lovely, service superb and the food was wonderful. I chose the pasta with Manila clams cooked in a delicate white wine & garlic sauce. The sauce did not overpower the flavor of the clams. My husband thoroughly enjoyed his pasta dish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 152 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3610
    (Highway 101)
  • Public Transportation: Marin Bus Stop: Manzanita
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Mill Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-289-5777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Organic Northern Italian cuisine created by owner Christine Zecca.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?