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106 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1910 (Miller Ave)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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san francisco
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything fine, cozy atmosphere, friendly servers. But there's just something missing in the food at these prices (mid-high range). Cesar salad uninteresting - no zing. Seafood risotto lacks spark, mushy shrimp. Pizza from wood-burning oven sounds great, but bland flavors. Diced peppers strewn all over many plates - enough already!

Thank SanFranciscoKate
San Jose, California
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146 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner here with my wife and the craving for authentic Italian food was very well treated. The prawn appetizer was rich, fresh & succulent. Mains were awesome too, lasagne with an amazing sauce was very rich & heavy but perfect. Linguine and meatballs was delicious too, we shared them both and if I went again I'd likely order an... More 

Thank Stephen E
Atlanta, Georgia
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169 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We should have known it would be hard to find a table anywhere in Marin County on a Saturday night in summer without reservations. After strolling around the cute little town of Mill Valley, where we were staying in an Airbnb apartment, we took our chances in this packed and popular Italian eatery, finding an unoccupied stool at the bar... More 

Thank 1073BB
Concord, California
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111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

Mill Valley is an expensive town, but amazingly Vasco is not an expensive restaurant. located right on the main square, Vasco serves a nice variety of dishes and all are reasonably priced. The service is very attentive and well done. The fish stew, similar to cioppino, was half the price of restaurants in San Francisco. While it's a long way... More 

Thank YayaShare
Mill Valley, California
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Reasonably priced good italian food. Always friendly. Not a huge restaurant and can get a bit noisy. However, the food is always good, as is the service.

Thank Shayna S
Beaverton, Oregon
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211 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

Loved this little local place right in the heart of the Mill Valley town square. So many great choices on the menu it was hard to decide. The chicken parm was one of the best I've ever had, and if you want authentic real Italian food in a fun, friendly, intimate setting this restaurant cannot be beat. Reasonable prices too.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Good service, good food, good wine. All the Italian classics. The best pizza in the area, the secret is in the crust plus the other fresh ingredients and the brick oven. I guarantee no crust will be left on your plate, be careful not to bite your fingers. Make reservation, this place is always busy.

Thank Marcia G
Mill Valley
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73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Ate there last night with friends. The BBQ beef short rib was one of the best, if not the best beef dishes I've ever had. We all shared bites so I can attest that the salmon. the swordfish, the chicken piccata were all exceptional. Owner Paul selected our bottle of wine, a superlative, jammy zin, that heartily enhanced our dining... More 

Thank Jarion M
Petaluma, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

The moment you walk into the restaurant you feel it's alive with locals and those of us from outside the area who have driven from Sonoma County over the past 15 years foe an excellent meal, service, and a warm, family welcome from the owner, Paul. The quality of food has been consistently excellent over the years and have always... More 

Thank ozone32016
Lodi, California
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137 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

"It was a dark and stormy night" . . . but the purple prose will end there. We selected Vasco because of TA reviews and very importantly because it was only a block from our hotel on a blustery and very wet night. We're glad we made the mad dash. As it seems everyone has said, Vasco is a great... More 

Thank Randall-Anne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $30
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 106 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1910
    (Miller Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Mill Valley
  • Phone Number: 415-381-3343

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