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Frantoio Ristorante

152 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3610
4152895777
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Ranked #3 of 85 restaurants in Mill Valley
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $40
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
Kent UK
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Unprepossessing exterior, but really very pleasant inside. The server was very knowledgeable and gave us plenty of time. I enjoyed my meal in very pleasant surroundings. Very nice pasta dish. Would return.

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Mill Valley, California
Top Contributor
118 reviews 118 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

A few years ago, this restaurant was known to have a nice decor, but average food. Now, the food is very much improved, and very tasty! We were all happy with our selections, varying from Pasta to Beef to Seafood. Everything was fresh and well seasoned. Our waiter gave us excellent service, and allowed us to linger and talk comfortably.... More

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Scottsdale, AZ
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123 reviews 123 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Our friends who have a houseboat in Sausalito took us to this excellent Italian restaurant for a Friday night dinner. The restaurant is cavernous, but was not too noisy despite being busy. The pasta dishes were excellent and the service excellent. The wine prices seem a little high for a restaurant of this ambience, but the cheapest $32 Italian red... More

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Mill Valley, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Food is always delicious. Service is excellent. Very fast-paced restaurant, not quiet. Valet parking makes it simple.

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Mill Valley, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is where you come if you only have tolerance for Great Italian food! Focaccia & their own EVOO for dipping so delicious. Specials are always worthy choice if you can't decide. Risotto is always excellent. They are always changing the menu with the Season as it should be. Fresh and perfectly al dente! High end indeed! But when you... More

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

The food and service at Frantoio is always excellent. They have a goodly number of menu options that are sure to please even the most finicky eater. They make their own top quality olive oil, and their house baked focaccia almost like the real thing in Italy. Their wait staff is attentive, friendly and eager to please. I highly recommend... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

My girlfriend and I went to the restaurant on December; it was the best restaurant we visit over our vacation to San Francisco. My girlfriend had the scallops and I had a wood oven baked pizza with black truffle oil. The food was great, the service was very friendly and the restaurant has good prices. Don’t miss the opportunity to... More

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San Francisco, California
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136 reviews 136 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Located just off of the 101 North exit to Mill Valley and next to a Holiday Inn Express is Frantoio. What a break for Holiday Inn patrons -- they can just walk to the restaurant and enjoy fine Italian food. The restaurant is quite elegant, serene and although nearly full it was fairly quiet. Terrific use of the space. The... More

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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

All I can say is order the gnocchi, I still crave this all the time. Service is great and if you don't want to sit down for dinner, they have a great bar with the games on. I believe you can purchase their olive oil and balsamic that they manufacture on site as well. Also, the prix fixe menu is... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I don't think i've ever checked the box "one of the best places I've ever eaten" til now! This place is in a weird location...but lucky for me I was staying at the Holiday Inn Express next door - and there were no other options for walking to a nearby place. Nice decor. Great service. Greater food! I had a... More

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