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“Great comfort food with a great view.”
Review of Piatti

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Tue, 7/23
8:00 PM
Ranked #4 of 114 Restaurants in Mill Valley
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $35
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Seminary Drive
Transit: Golden Gate Transit - Seminary Drive
Reviewed February 4, 2019 via mobile

We come here often, usually in the late afternoon. It’s the best time to score a table by the window. Lunch and dinner are busy hours. The view of Richardson Bay and Mt. Tamalpais provides endless entertainment. The menu leans on Italian and comfort. The service is pleasantly professional. The spaghetti with pork-Ricotta meatballs with a glass of Chianti will dissolve most of life’s woes...at least temporarily.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Bob R
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Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Great place to stop for Italian food. We had the the braised short ribs with creamy polenta and the mushroom risotto. The mushroom Risotto was fantastic but salty. The braised short ribs were the best very tender and would melt in your mouth. The polenta that came with the short ribs was ok. I’ve had better so was disappointed there. However again the food was really salty. Service was great Jose A. was our waiter and was always there right when we needed something or was already bringing us something. I’ve eaten here before and the food has been better but I will be back. Enjoy!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kevh938
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

A perfect location for an annual brunch with friends from the East Bay and Southern California. Window table, overlooking the water, with an incomparable view of Mt. Tam. Our excellent waiter, Sergio, attended to us and was consistently friendly, filling any request.

Three of us had wine, $8 a glass. Our glasses were 1/3 full. Next time, we'll get a 1/2 bottle to share for $16. We arrived at 11:30. It was peacefully quiet. We could have lingered longer, but by 1:30, all tables were full, which made it impossible to hear conversation.

Overall, our experience was top notch!

Date of visit: December 2018
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Thank Marilyn B
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

Everything we ordered was delicious: from the appetizers to the pastas and pizzas. The staff was friendly and attentive.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kazuzu111
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

A friend recommended the Garlic Prawns on ciabatta. Wonderful! The sauce was so good we sopped it up with the warm bread we were served.

I ordered the Spinach-Ricotta Ravioli, my wife, the Squash Blossoms Pizza. We both loved our dishes. The ravioli had a rich white sauce with lemon and parmesan.

Having just returned from Italy, we were keen to compare the pizza to our favorite from Naples. We watched the chef putting pizza into the wood-fired oven, and liked watching him work. The pizza was first rate, though slightly charred (our waiter mentioned that and offered to get it replaced, we said it was fine).

For dessert, we ordered the special, a pumpkin bread pudding with vanilla gelato and salted caramel sauce. Outstanding! We're glad we ordered it instead of our usual chocolate choice. The vanilla helped smooth out the dish, and the sauce was excellent. We didn't really taste much pumpkin, though, and wouldn't have known there was pumpkin in it if it wasn't in the name. Still, a lovely end to our meal.

A few missteps, all on the service end:

The waiter seemed a bit pushy when he realized we weren't ordering drinks, or even salads. We knew how much food we wanted, and he seemed very slightly put out when we weren't going for more.

We also noticed there were two prices for both the pizza and the ravioli, we assumed for different sized portions. After we ordered, we realized that the waiter didn't ask us about the sizes we wanted. When we asked him afterwards, he said he assumed that since we hadn't ordered a salad, he put in the order for the larger sizes. I think it would have been for him to have asked if we didn't specify.

Finally, someone (not our waiter) asked us if we wanted to take home the other half of the pizza (see! we knew how much food we'd eat!). We said, "Yes!". He whisked it away, and that was the last we saw of it. When we asked our waiter, he searched for it, and when he couldn't find it, had the chef make us a new small one. Nice save!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank DavidBFox
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