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Insalata's Restaurant

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120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960-2539 (Barber)
+1 415-457-7700
05:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 05:30 - 22:00
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San Anselmo, California
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My parents came into town and we had a lovely dinner and nice visit Monday night. Insalata's is a bit of an institution in San Anselmo for good reason. It's a great place to share a meal and have a conversation for lunch or dinner. The food was excellent and the service was top-notch. We needed to accommodate a family... More 

Thank BobFitz2012
san francisco
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141 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

My wife and I went to Insalata's last night. It was expensive and not very good. My wife liked the fattoush (sp?) salad. I had the lamb which I don't recommend. It was tough and not very flavorful. There was a nice bean concoction underneath it. It was all buried under a marinated pile of road weeds (aka spring greens,... More 

Thank rhctraveler
Waipahu, Hawaii
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139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Came in for a quick lunch with friends. After a warm greeting from the hostess we were quickly seated. We ordered the trio of dips with pita bread, which as always was awesome. We also got the eggplant fries. What an awesome and delicious concept. For our meals, we opted for the soup/sandwich combo. The grilled sandwich was crispy yet... More 

Thank Peter D
San Anselmo
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140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Good red pear salad to start. Very good hanger steak cooked perfectly with excellent maitake mushrooms. The duck breast was cooked unevenly and had one dimensional flavored. Menu needs a new spark to bring it back to five "stars."

Thank Zin3
Saint Louis, Missouri
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244 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We enjoyed dinner with our adult kids, who love this restaurant. Had to tease them a little because most of the diners were seniors like us, but the food was great and service quick and friendly. Pasta dishes were flavorful and perfectly cooked; salads fresh and inventive and everything we ate exceeded expectations--no wonder our kids like this place for... More 

Thank Noni314
Sarasota, Florida
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103 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Two of us enjoyed dinner at Insalata's on a weeknight recently. Our meals were excellent: swordfish and duck. The accompianments were very flavorful and nicely presented. We shared the pita and hummus dips, which were very good. There were just a few tables occupied and I only noticed one server working, so we found service rather slow. We were not... More 

Thank GNGator
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114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Lunch or dinner, Insalata's provides a lovely mediterranean menu to appeal across the board. Starters: the "Trio Dips" are flavorful w/warmed pita bread for dipping and can easily be shared comfort food, "Little Gem Salad"- light & refreshing; Entre's: "Fattoush Salad" is a wonderful combination of chicken, crisp pita strips, kalamata olives, lettuce & little mint, etc. and for a... More 

Thank artess1
Larkspur, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We have gone to Insalatas several times through the years, and NOT ONCE did it ever let us down. From top chef creations to the overall vibe and professional staff, you can never go wrong with this choice. Sure, the location is rustic given the age of the Town of San Anselmo, but the moment you step in, you will... More 

Thank SFTrotter5
Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Insalata's is the BEST! Food is local, delicious, beautifully presented and just a bit unusual. The decor is bright and moderately quiet and the service is efficient and friendly. We do not live in Marin but have family here and this is where we come to celebrate special occasions.

Thank Rosalie M
San Francisco Bay Area
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a go-to place for special occasions for our family. The service is very friendly and the layout of the tables allows better quiet conversation than many other places. We love the trio of dips with pita bread as an appetizer and we have always found our entrees to be delicious, whether vegetarian, meat or seafood. Every time we... More 

Thank ElisabethJ322

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960-2539
  • Public Transportation: Sir Francis Drake at Barber
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Anselmo
  • Phone Number: +1 415-457-7700

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