Reviews

Very good restaurant. We had two different kinds of ravioli that were both perfectly cooked with very good sauce. Wait staff and bar tender very welcoming and attentive. Waited recommended a very good Italian wine that went very well with the food. Good panna cotta for dessert. Don't miss the meatball appetizers and be sure to g ... read more
odette via opentable.com - Jun 22, 2017
Buon cibo, ottimo servizio, prezzi alti.
Roberto Collecchi via google.com - Jun 21, 2017
Don't be fooled by the location!
This is a gem of a contemporary, family run Italian restaurant. It shares venues with the Holiday Inn Express (what??!!) but do not be fooled. The food is outstanding - fresh and creative - and the staff wonderful. The same people have worked there for...More ... read more
Mary T via tripadvisor.com - Jun 14, 2017
Really nice evening. Noise level way down from prior experiences at Frantoio and food was better than we remembered. Looking forward to our next dinner there.
gkc30 via opentable.com - Jun 11, 2017
Delizioso! 4.5 for sure!
Staying next door at the Holiday Inn. Funnily enough I had been checking out restaurants in the area before we arrived. I was delighted and surprised that the number 2 spot was next door to where we were staying! Arrived early, seated immediately. Looked at...More ... read more
SNG56 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 8, 2017
Reserved for a birthday dinner; however, the birthday gal became ill at the last minute. Service and dinner were excellent. A wee bit noisy but tolerable. Food was excellent. We will reschedule the birthday dinner soon.
CatherineW via opentable.com - Jun 8, 2017
Great!
Amazing food and drinks! If you want the bast Margarita EVERRRRR ask Mauricio to make it for you, thank me later!
Demetrio A via tripadvisor.com - Jun 7, 2017
Family reunion. Fantastic ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jun 7, 2017
Roadside Delight
Hidden away; looks like part of a run of the mill motel that keeps changing names. But this place is a mainstay and has been there many years. It is always a great place for dinner, although a short drive out of town. They are...More ... read more
KathieVee via tripadvisor.com - Jun 4, 2017
Excellent ... read more
Mario Lopez via google.com - Jun 3, 2017
This place and the people are incredible. Our recent stay from South Carolina was amazing they trea
This place and the people are incredible. Our recent stay from South Carolina was amazing they treated us as lifetime regular customers. The food and the service was outstanding we would totally recommend this to anyone staying within the area.
Con Holmes via facebook.com - Jun 2, 2017
Excellent wine selection, super friendly atmosphere and great menu!
Excellent wine selection, super friendly atmosphere and great menu!
Carmen Millie Gonzalez Mikelatos via facebook.com - May 25, 2017
Superb Food, Outstanding service
This restaurant is adjacent to the Holiday Inn Express Mill Valley. I freqent both several times each year. There are numerous great dishes. My favorite is braised pulled local rabbit in a wonderful mushroom sauce with paperadelle homemade pasta. The number one waiter who I...More ... read more
Jay T via tripadvisor.com - May 18, 2017
Good food, neat dining area
There is a nice variety in the menu and a decent wine list. The pizzas are great. Save room for the desserts. Good for families.
SpikeIII via tripadvisor.com - May 16, 2017
We love Frantaio. Food is always great as is the armpsohere. We also like the service - Deborah in particular. One thing... We do miss the smoked salmon pizza...
Gourmand via opentable.com - May 7, 2017
Great food, great service!
Superb meals and service. Great to see you can get exceptional meals and service on the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge. I had the gnocchi and absolutely devoured it. My fellow diner enjoyed the New York steak and it was cooked perfectly. There is a bar area you can sit and eat at or sit down in the dining area for a quieter mea ... read more
AusGirl71 via tripadvisor.com - May 4, 2017
Food ... read more
Orpheus Crutchfield via google.com - Apr 24, 2017
After a disappointing rejection ...
After a disappointing rejection from Pelican Inn, we find ourselves on s Sunday night at 9:30p at this place. The building is so grand w open frame, high ceiling.  We are immediately greeted by a TEAM of servers and even let us choose our own seats. Good thing I read other yelp reviews ahead, the portion is indeed big. The two of us ... read more
D M. via yelp.com - Apr 23, 2017
Nice quaint location with Fabulous Food and intimate dining. The service was great as well.
Nice quaint location with Fabulous Food and intimate dining. The service was great as well.
Tracy Read via facebook.com - Apr 22, 2017
Always love it. Sorry they are not making olive oil.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Apr 21, 2017
We had a very enjoyable evening with good food and good friends. Two of us had the risotto with rabbit and it was delicious. One had the fettucini with prawns, and although I didn't get to taste it, it looked wonderful and I will try that one next time! We will be back for sure!!
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Apr 21, 2017
This is a terrific restaurant. I highly recommend it .
Elliott via opentable.com - Apr 19, 2017
Terrific place. Reliably excellent food, great service, and an environment where you can actually have a conversation! Love this place ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Apr 16, 2017
Our lovely dining experience was only marred by our waiter who was very distracted and not very helpful. He took our drink order then brought nothing that we had ordered. He then took our food order and brought out two salads and forgot the other two. We had very long pauses between courses and had trouble getting his attention. He m ... read more
vicki via opentable.com - Apr 12, 2017
Good food.
The pesto pizza with zucchini and chicken and beet salad was very delicious. The service was good too.
Janette M via tripadvisor.com - Apr 9, 2017
This place just keeps getting better. All five of us were full of "mmms" and "ahhhs." As special treat we sat in by the olive press. A perfect place to connect without extra noise. Bravo Frantoio!
Yumm via opentable.com - Apr 8, 2017
They always do a nice job. Good ...
They always do a nice job. Good food and great servers! The only reason it's four not five is the prices are a tad steep. Nice environment too.
Joanell S. via yelp.com - Apr 7, 2017
Excellent service, food, cocktails and wine! We highly recommend this local gem for date night or everyday dining! They have nightly specials that are fantastic!
Petey via opentable.com - Apr 7, 2017
We love this restaurant and our wonderful servers (Josef and Jamshesh) who make our meal so enjoyable.
Tiburondiner12345 via opentable.com - Apr 7, 2017
Always great service, fun mixed affable crowd where locals and visitors find convivial conversation & delicious organic Tuscan cuisine in Marin!
marcia smith via google.com - Apr 5, 2017
An excellent anniversary dinner. Debra out server was great, food was amazing (New York strip steak, sea. bass, and calamari app),and the booth we had was wonderful. Would come back again if we were in the neighborhood.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Apr 1, 2017
Since it's housed in an old Howard Johnson's building next to a Holiday Inn Express, expectations were a bit low. But I was happy to find a spacious and comfortable interior that actually felt more like a converted church from the inside. Large groups could be easily seated in either the private rooms or the main dining room. Food ... read more
Local30 via opentable.com - Apr 1, 2017
Excellent food... great atmosphere ...
Excellent food... great atmosphere... highly attentive wait staff... each experience was wonderful.
Patty S. via yelp.com - Mar 31, 2017
GreatLoved the scallops ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Mar 31, 2017
Exceptional food in a good location
Exceptional food in a good location wether you are local of a traveler. Good wine selection and good service.
DocG35 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 29, 2017
Had dinner while staying at Holiday ...
Had dinner while staying at Holiday Inn next door. We were a bit leery, as some of our experiences with hotel-adjacent food have been sketchy. Well, we were more than pleasantly surprised. Food was excellent, hot, and served impeccably. They have their own olive oil, and they sell it if you want a bottle for home. It paired quite wel ... read more
Stephanie W. via yelp.com - Mar 26, 2017
Excellent food!
Had dinner while staying at Holiday Inn next door. We were a bit leery, as some of our experiences with hotel-adjacent food have been sketchy. Well, we were more than pleasantly surprised. Food was excellent, hot, and served impeccably. They have their own olive oil, and they sell it if you want a bottle for home. It paired quite wel ... read more
namhla via tripadvisor.com - Mar 26, 2017
I've always liked the ambiance ...
I've always liked the ambiance, decor and high ceilings of this restaurant. Food has always been above average. Even when filled with people it's not too noisy to have a conversation.  Strange isn't it that a rude and pompous waiter can destroy all that and not make me want to return? ... read more
Diana H. via yelp.com - Mar 25, 2017
Excellent
Great dinner, excellent service! No waiting, clean. Warm bread!! Great atmosphere. Good variety on menu.
Margaret M via tripadvisor.com - Mar 22, 2017
Good portions for the meal. Ambiance ...
Good portions for the meal. Ambiance was on muted romantic. The food came out a lot quicker then expected. Would be 5 if we didn't have to ask for the bread and the waiter listened to my request for no lemon with the iced tea.
Elise S. via yelp.com - Mar 21, 2017
There were 10 of us and they put us in the back where they press olives in olive oil season. It was terrific as it was quiet and we were able to talk among us without disturbing others. The maitre de also came back and described the process of making olive oil. Food was terrific. Terrific evening.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Mar 19, 2017
Delicious authentic cuisine
Great friendly service. Food is always delicious. Great bread and olive oil. In addition, they have a great private room that you can reserve for special occasions!
Lorri L via tripadvisor.com - Mar 17, 2017
Redhead waiter was arrogant and condescending.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Mar 17, 2017
I had been here on Valentine's day before and had a good experience, but my most recent experience was not up to par. The food was ok and for the price ok is not what you would expect. I got the same dish as I had previously and found the most recent version to be lacking. We had a gelato dessert and it was not very good. The service ... read more
rene via opentable.com - Mar 16, 2017
Always enjoy the food and friendly staff!
CDMcKown via opentable.com - Mar 16, 2017
This place was a fantastic hidden gem next to the Holiday Inn Express in Mill Valley for a bite bef
This place was a fantastic hidden gem next to the Holiday Inn Express in Mill Valley for a bite before or after a long race in the Marin Headlands. Bartender's and staff was exceptionally friendly and took good care of me and took interest in my visit. Very nice people.
Lorelei Beckt Phillips via facebook.com - Mar 13, 2017
As always, the meal and service was wonderful. Only thing is that we really really miss the smoked salmon pizza!!!
Gourmand via opentable.com - Mar 12, 2017
The food quality is deteriorating.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Mar 12, 2017
We had a delicious dinner here tonight. I had the papardelle with rabbit and mushrooms, so delicious!
Condesa via opentable.com - Mar 11, 2017
We were seated promptly with our reservation, food was excellent and the floor manager was very active in making sure food was served promptly and our water glasses filled. One of the few places that we could have eaten everything on the menu - went back for pizza on the second night.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Mar 10, 2017
Food was good, service prompt but waiter very brusque. Maybe because we were two women. Practically slammed bill on the table with no comment. I took a friend there for her birthday . I tipped 20% but I thought afterwards I shouldn't have. I live in Mill Valley and have been there many times and have entertained there. Next time I wi ... read more
Marty via opentable.com - Mar 10, 2017
Great food
We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express next door, and ate here the first night at the recommendation of the front desk staff and also because it was so convenient. The food was wonderful. Nice presentation and great flavor. The waitstaff was efficient and friendly. The staff gave the impression that they enjoy doing what they do at F ... read more
mswananh4 via tripadvisor.com - Mar 5, 2017
Fantastic Italian food in a great setting. Service is always impeccable--highly recommend.
OpenTable Diner Since 2004 via opentable.com - Mar 2, 2017
Excellent!
OpenTable Diner Since 2014 via opentable.com - Mar 1, 2017
Good Italian food but a bit expensive ... read more
Dan Ciccarone via google.com - Feb 28, 2017
Great daily menu specials, Jamshid provided fantastic service and the food, cocktails and wine were out of this world!!
Petey via opentable.com - Feb 25, 2017
The food is always great. They were out of the wine we ordered and the wine steward made a great recommendation. He knows his wine!
travelingfools via opentable.com - Feb 19, 2017
We had a Valentine's Day dinner at Frant ...
We had a Valentine's Day dinner at Frantoio and were not disappointed. They make very good mixed drinks and have a decent wine list. The cuisine has never disappointed. We each had salmon with pesto and asparagus, which was excellent. The salmon was perfectly cooked. It was busy this evening but our waiter was reasonably attenti ... read more
eagleeye via opentable.com - Feb 15, 2017
Great Waiters and food!
We had a booth table against the wall in their great hall with the olive press room at one end. The food was excellent and the server was very attentive and knowledgeable- we felt right at home. They also have a nice bar area to the right of the entry. Wonderful Italian desserts and wine list too!
Nina L via tripadvisor.com - Feb 13, 2017
Convenient to the Holiday Inn Express
On a rainy cold night, having this restaurant next to the HIE was just what we needed to spur us into "Italian food two nights in a row". The scallop appetizer was delicious (if a bit overpriced at $20.00) and the pizza la salciccia was good. They have a wood burning (or so it appeared) pizza oven and the crust was very good. Pizza w ... read more
Sunny405 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 11, 2017
$30.00 for 6 scallops!!! The food was go ...
$30.00 for 6 scallops!!! The food was good, but over priced. Our reservation was fully accepted.
OpenTable Diner Since 2010 via opentable.com - Feb 5, 2017
Great spot for family dinner
Always good, and usually possible to be seated without a reservation. Tasty, fresh Italian food. Delightful.
JSJ1313 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 3, 2017
Yummy!!!
I love Frantoio! The staff is extraordinary and the food is off the charts yummy! The swiss chard is my go-to favourite and the salmon is divine! I have a number of food allergies and they are always so gracious in accommodating me.
kariwingnut via tripadvisor.com - Feb 3, 2017
Great Food. Never Disappointed.
I probably get the salmon every time and am never disappointed. The food is always fresh and the presentation is lovely. Ask for a side of Swiss chard.
Marktravelstoomuch via tripadvisor.com - Feb 3, 2017
We ate at the bar because we love meetin ...
We ate at the bar because we love meeting the locals ... read more
Flingster1 via opentable.com - Jan 29, 2017
We eat at Frantoio regularly. The food i ...
We eat at Frantoio regularly. The food is always good. Seems like the waiter during this visit had too many tables - there was no way he could keep up.
BDDiners via opentable.com - Jan 28, 2017
We've long enjoyed the great food, warm ...
We've long enjoyed the great food, warm ambience and personal service at Frantoio's. But this time, I tried something new: a Surprise Birthday Party for my lovely wife. The staff was TOTALLY ON IT, and they could not have been more organized and well-prepared for this unexpected event. Thanks to them, the surprise was perfect and ... read more
OpenTable Diner Since 2007 via opentable.com - Jan 19, 2017
Delicious, from focaccia to final glass ...
Delicious, from focaccia to final glass of wine. Super charming server. Cozy on a rainy night. And really outstanding food.
OpenTable Diner Since 2015 via opentable.com - Jan 18, 2017
Just an average Marin restaurant
Came for a 45th anniversary celebration. Unpleasant service by waiter who clearly couldn't care less. Food seems to have gone downhill over the past few years. Atmosphere was good. Lots of free parking.
Merbers via tripadvisor.com - Jan 17, 2017
Right next door....
Food was good, service was ok, I expected more from a 'neighborhood favorite'. A bit dark inside for me. Take-out was perfect.
PowerbaitPatti via tripadvisor.com - Jan 17, 2017
Pizza Saved the Night
We were staying in the hotel connected to this restaurant and had eaten a late lunch in San Francisco. When we arrived back to hotel, my two kids wanted a snack. We went over to Frantoio and got a take out Margharita Pizza for them. Staff were wonderful. Kids loved the pizza and I snuck a sample - delicious!
Sara F via tripadvisor.com - Jan 8, 2017
Awesome staff...
Richard Cooper via google.com - Jan 8, 2017
Excellent food and great service ...
Excellent food and great service last night.  Thanks!
Dan C. via yelp.com - Jan 7, 2017
I keep going back to Frantoio. The menu ...
I keep going back to Frantoio. The menu is smaller than one might expect at a good Italian restaurant, but the food is very good -- well sourced and prepared -- and the service is outstanding. The dining room has a fine atmosphere -- comfortable, visually striking, and quiet enough for adult conversation. This last attribute is a ... read more
Italophile via opentable.com - Jan 7, 2017
We are always pleased with the service a ...
We are always pleased with the service and the food. We were there mid-week and both of us commented on how nice it was not to be so noisy that you couldn't hear each other.
BLens via opentable.com - Jan 6, 2017
Frantoio is a great place to go for dinn ...
Frantoio is a great place to go for dinner. The food is delicious and generous. The service is outstanding and welcoming. For a large room, the ambience is relatively quiet and relaxing. I have returned many times and have never been disappointed. I would go again in a heart beat.
SusanJ via opentable.com - Jan 1, 2017
Great ambiance and service. It's nice t ...
Great ambiance and service. It's nice to have a restaurant option where you can actually have a conversation during your meal!
OpenTable Diner Since 2009 via opentable.com - Jan 1, 2017
We enjoyed an excellent meal - the lamb ...
We enjoyed an excellent meal - the lamb was fabulous. As always, the staff was welcoming and attentive. Thank you!
MakiD via opentable.com - Dec 30, 2016
service disappointed and disagrees w the ...
service disappointed and disagrees w the price point. foods ok, not great ... read more
OpenTable Diner Since 2011 via opentable.com - Dec 28, 2016
As usual great service, drinks and food. ...
As usual great service, drinks and food. We love this local gem. We love Jamshid, our usual server and Susan, the hostess.
Petey via opentable.com - Dec 23, 2016
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