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Bistro GinoLina

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901 B St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3004 (3rd Street)
+1 415-258-8590
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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San Francisco, California
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332 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A Thursday early evening rain inspired us to avoid the wet and ran into this place. Decorated Italian, this corner location shared a busy San Rafael avenue with comfortable seating. Martini, $11.25, a large Martini glass was good. Fume' Blanc, $10.00 was average. Caesar salad,$8.50, slightly stale and lacked a snappy freshness. Polo Griglia, $21.00, served with potatoes, dry and... More 

Thank bill s
Mayville, New York, United States
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109 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

my sister and brother-in-law took me there for dinner last night. they are frequent customers there. I had their Insalata Salmon for dinner. It was delicious! I had their Triple Chocolate Cake for dessert. That was decadent delight! The service was wonderful!

Thank Francie C
San Rafael, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We are now turning our friends on to this place and they love it! Locals and out-of-towners are turning into big fans. now we are part of the Ginolina family.

Thank Chris S
Bonsall, California
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189 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2015

WE visited the Bistro GinoLina on a weekday mid-afternoon with 3 kids in tow (ages 2,8 and 10). They graciously prepared a special dish for our 2 year old grandchild while the older children enjoyed choices from the adult menu (a kid menu is available). The service remained attentive and upbeat. A great find, moderately priced for the quality. Enjoyable... More 

Thank R H
San Rafael, California
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Not your typical Italian-American fare. Limited selection but always good Try the fava bean bruschetta appetizer Reasonably priced wine selections

Thank Shari B
San Rafael, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

Walking distance, it just feels like home. Friendly service, solid menu, well-made and nicely presented. When we want a home-cooked meal but can't muster the energy, we relax with our friends right here in our neighborhood.

Thank Chris S
Franklinton, North Carolina
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2015

We found this place through Living Social. We made reservations, but it didn't appear that we needed any. Our waiter greeted us at the door and took very good care of us for the entire time. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and fun to talk to. The food was incredible! I had the calamari steak and my husband had the lasagna... More 

Thank Gigijessie
San Rafael, California
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

Great food, personable service, reasonable prices...feels like your a guest in someones home. I highly recommend if your looking for classic Italian fare.

Thank david a
Marin County, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2015

We enjoyed our meal but it really wasn't anything outstanding. The service was very good. Prices seemed at the high end.

Thank YouthinAsia
Seattle, Washington
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279 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

We were on the road and stopped uncharacteristically early for dinner and were welcomed by Gino to his Italian restaurant in downtown San Raphael. We started with a couple glasses of wine and a kale Caesar, followed by the ravioli and the lamb, which was excellently prepared. Total before tax and tip $96.00 so a little more expensive but the... More 

Thank Krisinseattle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$17 - US$25
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 B St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3004
    (3rd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-258-8590
A Taste of Italy on B Street

A comfortable, inviting neighborhood bistro perfect for a business lunch, family pizza night, date night or a quick bite and cocktail at the bar.

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