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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
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05:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 14:30
Mon - Sat 05:30 - 22:00
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san francisco
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137 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

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Waipahu, Hawaii
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139 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 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 

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San Anselmo
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139 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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."

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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233 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 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 

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Tiburon
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103 reviews
80 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 

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Larkspur, California
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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 

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Los Angeles, California
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

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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 

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San Rafael, California
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105 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

While the food is fairly good, the menu is too limited. And it would be nice if they better accentuated they're Mediterranean roots... The atmosphere is very nice, and the waitstaff is attentive. Very limited parking. Even during weekday evenings the place is full, so best to reserve...

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
Monday
05:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
05:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
05:30 - 22:00
Thursday
05:30 - 22:00
Friday
05:30 - 22:00
Saturday
05:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960-2539
    (Barber)
  • 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?