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Insalata's

4.7
4.7
3250 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Insalata's Restaurant is moving into it's 25th year of the community minded restaurants in San Anselmo. Insalata's receives Bib Gourmand from Michelin for it's 10th year in a row.
Our goal at Insalata's has always been to bring luscious Mediterranean food, gracious service and a warm atmosphere to our diners. For over 20 years we have shared this experience of intimate dining and joyful celebrations in a variety of ways. First and foremost as a fine dining restaurant with our beautiful private Siena room in which to sit and relax and enjoy a meal. We also offer take out dining for those days when time is of the essence, or catered affairs where we bring great food and staff into your home or venue. Our guests have become family and we have grown together in the community in which we all live and work. Everyone at Insalata's is extremely proud to be a part of this extended "village" family.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–7:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 457-7700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Please call Insalata's Restaurant 415-457-7700 and ask for our Take out manager- Sophia.

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy Dining in Insalata’s private dining Room. Available for lunch, brunch or dinner for a maximum of 40 guests, we provide luscious food in an inviting room of cherry wood and warm colors. For parties of 40 to 60, enjoy sitting on our mezzanine level for semi private dining under the beautiful paintings of opulent pears, plums and peaches by artist Laura Parker. Menus are designed to showcase the freshest seasonal produce and local ingredients. Our wine list is carefully crafted to compliment your feast. The entire restaurant is available for parties of 60 -150. Whether you are celebrating a baptism, bar mitzvah, birthday, wedding or anniversary, Insalata’s will help you create a memorable event.

  • Private party contact

    Beth Casey or Christa Colardo: (415) 457-7700

  • Neighborhood

    San Anselmo

  • Cross street

    Barber

  • Parking details

    We have a wrap around horse shoe parking lot.

  • Public transit

    Sir Francis Drake at Barber

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,250 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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    Mediterranean

  • Marin

    Best Overall

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  • Marin

    Best Service

  • Marin

    Best Value

  • Marin

    Fit for Foodies

  • Marin

    Healthy

  • Marin

    Great for Lunch

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  1. AG

    AlexaG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another wonderful meal outside. Food and service were excellent.
  2. RV

    RobertV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    The food here is amazing- it doesn't matter what you order, its all fabulous!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Richard is the best server that we met. He provided and accommodated for our needs. He has excellent customer service. He listens, looks at you face to face and answer to questions intently. The restaurant also let us stayed longer till 10 pm even though they close at 9pm. Seeing our friends after 5 years takes a lot of catching up and the time was not enough for us to fill all of those gaps that we missed with each other but the restaurant has allowed us to overstay, celebrate, gather and reconnect. The food were all tasty as well. We will come back again. I hope we can have same or better experience with other servers if we don’t have Richard next time. Thanks!!
  4. G

    Goodfood

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistently outstanding. One of my very favorite dining establishments in the entire Bay Area, and I eat out often. My guests were equally pleased. One diner had the Fattoush salad for the first time and was over-the-moon excited about the flavors. She said it was her "absolute favorite salad ever. "
  5. T

    Tudy

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of 5 ladies gathering for a Sunday night dinner. Our waitperson, Brian, was terrific-cocktails came quickly, and we were not rushed to make our food choices. Our table was off in a quiet corner of the dining room, so we could talk and hear each other. Dinner and appetizers were delicious, wines by the glass were reasonably priced for the quality. Altogether a very pleasant dining experience, and Brian took our picture to commemorate the occasion. Have not been to dinner there in quite a while-usually I have lunch. Always excellent!
  6. E

    Elgin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    It was our third visit over the last 10 years.With so many really great restaurants, we save this for the special occasion. Our waiter looked like a cross between George Peppard and Jacque Pepin. Both charming and attentive, he let us know the party next to us at a lower level was Zakir Hussein and his family. Zakir is perhaps the greatest tabla player in the world. Our vegetarian dinner was superb. The French wine was delicious, and dessert had my wife gasping in orgasmic delight.
  7. JP

    JohnP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Perhaps the best chicken I've ever had! Delicious food.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    We have been going to Insalatas for many years. Whereas the food and service had been good and sometimes excellent, our experience last night, like recent experiences, was very disappointing. Food was without flavor and service was poor. We will not return.
  9. BT

    ByTheBay2022

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I've lost track of the 5-star reviews I've left for Insalata's at this point - they are just too consistently fabulous!! My husband and I had dinner there for our anniversary last night, and the always-lovely Angela greeted me with "Happy anniversary!" when I walked in...we had a wonderful meal (as usual) and they left a little anniversary card on the table (nice touch!) and treated us to a complimentary macaroon (so delicious!) for dessert. Wonderful as always!!
  10. CR

    ColleenR

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was very attentive and brought out the delicious vegan pudding with Happy Birthday written on a plate and a lit candle. (We had recently come for my close friend’s birthday and all of this was forgotten even though I told her ahead of time. Then we were outdoors.) The food was delicious as always, the interior beautifully done. I’m so glad that we have Insalata’s close by!
  11. PL

    PmL415

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was delicious and very comfortable friendly place to grab a bite to eat
  12. JL

    JeffL

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious, innovative food with an interesting array of choices.
  13. A

    Annabella

    San Francisco

    100 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Oh my god. After 40 minutes our entrees came out but our salad never came. So we were asked if we still wanted it and we said yes so it came out at the end of the meal. It was delicious. Then we ordered two cappuccinos and what came to us was two espressos. Then we said to just bring us some cream or milk. But what came to us was two cups of SCALDING milk and she poured my husband’s espresso into it. That’s not what we had asked for after she brought us the espressos. We then had to wait until the steamed milk cooled down before we could even drink them. WHAT A FIASCO! We were comped the salad and coffees. We won’t be back. We had a bad experience there 20 years ago and just came back this time. Never again.
  14. J

    J123

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food is always excellent. Service was unusually slow.
  15. SA

    StevenA

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Waitress left us waiting and waiting and waiting to order. I went to the hostess who kindly helped resolve the issue. We are longtime patrons and this is the first time we have experienced poor service. I intend to return.
  16. KR

    KristaR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Goodbye dinner with good friends
  17. WT

    WilliamT

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great neighborhood place. Consistently great food!!!!
  18. c

    claudial

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous all around experience last night - food was extraordinary and the service exemplary.
  19. JP

    JayP

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A superb experience, as always. Arguably, the best restaurant in Marin and certainly with the most creative food. Try the new Bakalva Cheesecake - unlike anything you have likely had before and simply delicious.
  20. MN

    MaryN

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A total pleasure!
  21. SB

    ShahB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Martha was amazing so was our server! Delicious food will be back for sure.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience3
    Large amount of lipstick on a wine glass that was served to us. One of our orders wasn’t placed at all so we just cancelled it. No actual apology for either. Lighting is too bright. This place has unfortunately gone downhill as others have noted.
  23. G

    Gordo

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistently great selections of good tasting Mediterranean food. Very enjoyable evening. Will return again and again.
  24. L

    Luma

    Tahoe

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great flavors.
  25. L

    Laura

    San Francisco

    47 reviews

    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    It was a wonderful reunion afternoon after 3 years! Hats tipped to Insalata chef! All choices were savored consumed and delighted on by all ! Especially melon tomato soup and Baklava cheesecake! Loved seating outside BUT WOULD ASK TO BE SEATED ON THE OPPOSITE sIDE NEXT VISIT …the traffic nose and frequent soreness vehicles was a most definite distraction!
  26. NJ

    NikosJ

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific appetizer of clams, mussels & chorizo splattered with an intense array of complimentary herbs. My mezcal, ancho chili cocktail was outstanding and the pork chop the same. Really enjoyed the accompanying sugared figs. And the waiter, my old college buddy Brian Weirum was as caustic as usual.
  27. h

    heavyh

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, setting and service! We had the moutabal, fattoush salad (which they split without us even asking), chicken and steak - all perfect. Bonus points for having two great nonalcoholic cocktails!
  28. SL

    SuzanneL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Relaxing atmosphere, excellent flavors! the service was attentive and helpful
  29. h

    happydiner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great except I don't think I got my points which I thought that I had signed up for. I made sure that I signed into OpenTable as a member. Can someone check that out? I don't get out very much so I would like to use my accumulated points and I must be getting close to the $50 reward level. Thank you, Sharon Dickinson
  30. MA

    MaggieA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique Mediterranean cuisine. Good flavors. Excellent service.
  31. D

    Daisy

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another fabulous dining experience at Insalata's! The pasta tonight was superb and so flavorful - chanterelles, corn, heirlooms, pesto, pancetta...perfection. The eggplant fries and mint cilantro sauce are always delicious ~ the peach and heirloom tomato salad with pistachios and cheese was the perfect combination of flavors and textures. Highly recommend!
  32. JG

    JenniferG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside for lunch on Saturday and it was lovely! Wonderful food and great service. We will be going back!
  33. V

    Vivi

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been going to Insalata's for special occasions since they opened 25 years ago and have been delighted every time. They're always coming up with new, memorable appetizers, like the charred eggplant in yogurt sauce. The entrees, even when they sound standard, incorporate fascinating flavors and sauces, subtly and artfully rendered. Their old standby, the Middle Eastern Vegetarian Platter, is as exciting and tasty as it was the first time I ever ordered it. I recommend that you indulge yourself.
  34. JT

    JerryT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cocktails (2) were bland but the food was magnificent.
  35. R

    Redhair

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Loved the Meze platter and their wide variety of desserts.
  36. SF

    SFEater

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Brought friends here visiting from France (former locals) and the 4 of us were very, very happy with our meals. I don't know why I didn't jot down the name of our server, but she was absolutely amazing. Although we've never encountered a so-so server or a so-so meal at Insalata's.
  37. S

    Steph

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    delicious and lovely meal. highly recommend it to anyone, particularly if you are celeberating.
  38. v

    valsy

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Nice place to dine but the outdoor service was very S L O W and frustrating.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service!
  40. MT

    MTerry

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Birthday! Lovely outdoor setting. Great food.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Insalata's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 457-7700.

Insalata's is rated 4.7 stars by 3250 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for Insalata's

120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Barber

  • Neighborhood

    San Anselmo

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–7:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have a wrap around horse shoe parking lot.

  • Public transit

    Sir Francis Drake at Barber

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 457-7700

  • Catering

    Please call Insalata's Restaurant 415-457-7700 and ask for our Take out manager- Sophia.

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy Dining in Insalata’s private dining Room. Available for lunch, brunch or dinner for a maximum of 40 guests, we provide luscious food in an inviting room of cherry wood and warm colors. For parties of 40 to 60, enjoy sitting on our mezzanine level for semi private dining under the beautiful paintings of opulent pears, plums and peaches by artist Laura Parker. Menus are designed to showcase the freshest seasonal produce and local ingredients. Our wine list is carefully crafted to compliment your feast. The entire restaurant is available for parties of 60 -150. Whether you are celebrating a baptism, bar mitzvah, birthday, wedding or anniversary, Insalata’s will help you create a memorable event.

  • Private party contact

    Beth Casey or Christa Colardo: (415) 457-7700

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