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Frantoio Ristorante

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152 Shoreline Hwy, Mill Valley, CA 94941-3610 (Highway 101)
+1 415-289-5777
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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temple city calif
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been going here for years. All dishes are excellent. They even have cornilio which is rabbit. Thin crust pizzas and the endive salad is to die for.

1 Thank steventyre
Seattle, WA
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Having such a good Italian restaurant adjoining the Holiday Inn Express was an unexpected surprise! Our group of 6 was seated promptly without a reservation (very early in the dinner service). Our server was attentive and helped several in our group with food allergies or dietary restrictions navigate the menu. The food was very well prepared and tasty. We didn't... More 

1 Thank gmwann
Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Wonderful atmosphere with excellent authentic Italian food. They have their own olive press! Definitely try the gnocchi! Don't let location steer you away!

2 Thank MickeyC64
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016

The staff were amazing and friendly..the food and service was really great, went out of their way to hear my suggestions

3 Thank maria1canada
Chicago, Illinois
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634 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 317 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Our first time. A little tricky to find; just before the bridge on Shoreline, off of Highway 101, in the southern edge of Mill Valley. (Next to the Holiday Inn Express). Parking in their parking lot. Nice ambiance. Very popular bar. Excellent service by experienced and knowledgeable waiters. Note the Olive Press in the glass enclosed room in the back... More 

4 Thank MarshBruce
Mill Valley, California
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Frantoio is an excellent place for fine Italian food. Their pastas are delicious as are their pizze. I believe October or November is when you can find their olive press in action; it is quite a sight to see whether in use or not. Their own EVOO is available to take home, too.

3 Thank Dena C
Mill Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

A terrific place to meet friends after work for dinner. They even make their own olive oil – it's an elegant setting, great food and wonderful service.

5 Thank jwarnersanfrancisco
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Stumbled on this place in Mill Valley next to Holiday Inn Express where we were staying. Fantastic Italian food. We had beet salad, mushroom soup, clam and mussel linguine and tiger prawns fettuccine. Extensive wine list. Food was excellent and service efficient and friendly. Great meal, would definitely eat here again!

3 Thank AlbuquerqueRush
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

So, were staying at Holiday Inn Express and after a beautiful, sunny, windy, foggy, rainy day in San Francisco we say "Meh, let's just go back to hotel and eat next door". Wow...what a great idea that turned out to be. First of all our waiter "Jamshid" (it's spelled wrong I'm sorry) was fantastic! Funny, witty and so charming that... More 

5 Thank Debbie T
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

Even though it is a bustling scene, the food is pretty consistent and good. Terrific people watching. Excellent service. Just plain comfortable all the way around.

2 Thank KathieVee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Pizza, Seafood, Italian, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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
Organic Northern Italian cuisine created by owner Christine Zecca.

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