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“good ambiance, good food and consistent service” 4 of 5 stars
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Vasco
106 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1910
415-381-3343
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Ranked #16 of 88 Restaurants in Mill Valley
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Miller Ave
Amman, Jordan
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“good ambiance, good food and consistent service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

In a town of lots of restaurants, this is a standard favorite. You cannot go wrong, the price is right and the service is good most nights. This night however, a new waitress was helping and not quite up to snuff so to speak, got a few things confused. None the less, you cannot go wrong and the ambiance is always pleasant. Parking can be difficult at times but be patient and one will pop open. The fish soup is particularly good as are all the pasta dishes.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Redwood City, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A Mill Valley locals favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Always crowded with the familiar suspects. I love the atmosphere and the food. I have eaten here at least 50 times over the years. I have never had a bad meal

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Mill Valley
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“Vasco, the home town restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

Vasco is our home restaurant and watering hole as well. It's in the middle of town, corner of Throckmorton and Miller, and has the best food for the best price and an excellent selection of wines and spirits. The food, particularly the roasted beet salad (with a hidden pesto surprise), and the seafood stew, are unrivaled anywhere in Northern California, and Paul, your host, well, they don't come any friendlier or knowledgeable about the wines, the spirits, or the fare. It can get a little noisy, but that's because folks are having a good time, and you can sit at the bar and visit or watch a current game, too.

Visited February 2012
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Mill Valley, California
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Simple Italian-American fare in a warm, local environment”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

I am a local so really enjoy going to Vasco with friends because on any given night you'll run into plenty of other locals. The place is smallish so it has a nice buzz in the ambiance. Oh yes, and the food is not bad, either.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Mill Valley, California
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“good value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2012

No bells and whistles. The food is decent and the service a little odd. The wait staff always seems to be rushed and in a bit of a bad mood ... but not overwhelmingly so.
They have live music often which can add a festive element to one's weekend outing.
The prices are not outrageous.
Do not sit close to the bar as the crowd can be a bit loud.
Or, if you like being loud, please sit at the bar. :)

Visited April 2012
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