Reviews

We were so lucky....came at a time when it wasn’t filled and noisy yet and got a great booth. Our waitress was great, got our order in and within minutes we all had our salads. My husband and I split a Caesar and it was perfect-not over powering dressing. Our host had the beet salad-also very likable! We all cleaned our plates on tho ... read more
SFNativeFoodie via opentable.com - Nov 12, 2018
Very good service and nice atmosphere but the food was dull tasting and uninteresting......
MVDavid via opentable.com - Nov 11, 2018
Great food, service and interior One of our favorites.
SteveR via opentable.com - Nov 10, 2018
It was a very delicious dinner; food excellent and the waiter made the meal so much fun. We’ll definitely come back very soon!
GaleG via opentable.com - Nov 9, 2018
This was a birthday celebration and we had such a good time! We had the calamari appetizer (yummy!). Then pastas and salads which were all quite tasty! We will definitely be back.
CarolA via opentable.com - Nov 7, 2018
It was a wonderful dining experience! Food was delicious! Server was the BEST! Susan, the hostess, was one of the loveliest people I’ve ever met. Actually, so was our waiter! Will go back very soon!
funfoods via opentable.com - Nov 2, 2018
One of my absolute favorites!! The service is friendly, professional and discerning. The food is delicious, creative and well presented. The bar is well appointed and spectacular. I have only praise for Frantoio.
BrendaC via opentable.com - Oct 23, 2018
Great birthday dinner, food is outstanding, worth every penny... we'll be back!
Dreidel82 via opentable.com - Oct 23, 2018
I really love Frantoio. I love the look. I love the food. I love the service. I love the bar. I hope it can sustain as I would hate to see it close. They have a lovely private rooms for special occasions. I even gave a bridal shower there which was lovely. Check out Frantoio if you haven't. Love it ... read more
Hatenoisy via opentable.com - Oct 23, 2018
The most beautiful and most delicious food ever.
Dina Vargas via google.com - Oct 23, 2018
Always excellent. This is one of my favorite restaurants.
janea via opentable.com - Oct 14, 2018
I hadn't been to this restaurant for years. The interior was spacious and very pleasant. The food choices were good. We had the scallops and the sea bass special. Despite different dishes, the looked very similar - green sauce on the bottom, potatoes and a topping. The horseradish crust on the sea bass was delicious but the fish ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Oct 13, 2018
Had a great time at this wonderful establishment. The staff was excellent, and the food was delicious! Thanks to the manager (I believe his name is Matt) for educating us on the olive oil Mill, and for checking in on us regularly!
Jazzman James via google.com - Oct 7, 2018
The wood fired pizza was fantastic! The atmosphere was lovely, and the staff were on point and very attentive. Shout out to the manager for checking in on us, and for teaching us about the olive mill. Definitely recommend this place if you're in the bay area!
Jeff Kilgore via google.com - Oct 7, 2018
Our go to place for consistently excellent service, food and atmosphere.
CrystalB via opentable.com - Oct 4, 2018
Great Italian Food
The atmosphere, food and service (server was Jamshid) were five star. They have a daily special menu as well as a fixed menu that changes on occasion. We usually order the daily specials and we have NEVER been disappointed. The food has always been EXCELLENT....More ... read more
Michael I via tripadvisor.com - Oct 2, 2018
Service has gone down hill a bit: slow to bring wine, didn't refill water glasses. Entrees are still delicious, but Caesar salad has romaine cut into tiny pieces now instead of while stalks, chocolate tower cake dessert has cold chocolate sauce now, instead of hot.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Sep 30, 2018
Delicioso!
I was here with 5 people, and each of us loved our dish so much that (it wasn't only me) I sampled each dish. Every detail down to the bread/olive oil was wonderfully presented and they press their own olive oil - you can take...More ... read more
dianekamikaze via tripadvisor.com - Sep 29, 2018
Our first visit, even though we live only 15 minutes away. There were four of us. Omar was our server, very pleasant, offered without asking to split our salad. I did think the Caesar salad we split was a small portion, many restaurants are more generous, but it was fresh .Omar was attentive, not obtrusive.The food was good, we all ... read more
Marineats via opentable.com - Sep 29, 2018
This is a lovely restaurant for enjoying a quiet meal with friends or family. It is quiet, staff is efficient and courteous, and the food is very good.
Elliott via opentable.com - Sep 28, 2018
We started out with a grumpy server. Fortunately we got a more agreeable server and all turned out lovely.
AnnM via opentable.com - Sep 28, 2018
Delicious, authentic and classy!
Marlene Dines via google.com - Sep 24, 2018
Great service. Great food. One of our favorite places for an anniversary dinner.
MillValleyMom via opentable.com - Sep 21, 2018
My husband and I were disappointed with our dinner here two nights ago. The beef ravioli main course dish with arrabiata sauce was so bland that my husband needed bowl of red pepper flakes to achieve the level of spiciness that this dish is known for. My main course of mushroom raviolis was tasteless. The raviolis had no flavor and t ... read more
Bennie via opentable.com - Sep 21, 2018
Good Italian spot just over the bridge.
They open @ 4:30pm, but main dining area doesn’t start service until 5:30pm. Food was good. Would definitely stop here again when in the area.
Rob M via tripadvisor.com - Sep 17, 2018
Stopped in for after-dinner drinks ...
Stopped in for after-dinner drinks only.  Fabulous service, friendly atmosphere.  I recommend.
Janice K. via yelp.com - Sep 12, 2018
MV has several great restaurants ...
MV has several great restaurants and although it's nearby, Frantoio always slips my mind. We've had dinner in the main restaurant once, but have had dinner in the bar a few times. The setting next to a Holiday Inn is deceiving. This is by no means your typical Holiday Inn restaurant. Our meals here have always been great and I really ... read more
Adrienne M. via yelp.com - Sep 12, 2018
Had an outstanding dinner here. Started with calamari fritti and a Margherita pizza. The calamari was very fresh and cooked perfectly. The pizza came with a tomato sauce on it, not traditional for Margherita, but tasty. Our entrees were excellent: New York steak perfectly cooked and flavorful; roasted chicken piccata—a slightly diffe ... read more
NeilS via opentable.com - Sep 4, 2018
excellent service from our server Omar merino thanks to this server our night was excellent
excellent service from our server Omar merino thanks to this server our night was excellent ... read more
Alejandro Aguilar via facebook.com - Sep 4, 2018
Dinner
Delicious, gorgeous, excellent presentations and quality ingredients.... I highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for a higher end, quality establishment.
Lisa K via tripadvisor.com - Sep 3, 2018
Nice restaurabt in an unusual place.
we arrived about a half hour before closing and I was afraid they would try to rush us out - but they didnt. We had a great server who reassured us that we could stay as long as we would ike and dont feel rushed...More ... read more
Nancy H via tripadvisor.com - Sep 3, 2018
Menu was inviting. Food was high-quality and tasty, though the mashed potatoes were a little too salty. I also appreciated that the meal did not feel heavy or greasy, not even the ravioli with a brown butter sauce. The ambiance was expansive and pleasant, too. However, our server seemed disinterested/too busy to talk to us, and th ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Sep 2, 2018
Tiramisu
One of the best tiramisu desserts we’ve had. It’s authentic and made with ladyfingers & very light & flavorful. We ordered a sausage pizza which we didn’t enjoy as the crust was doughy and mushy & the pizza lacked flavor. Many diners were enjoying pasta...More ... read more
upt0wnN0la via tripadvisor.com - Aug 31, 2018
We enjoy Frantoio and will return. Some waitpersons are better than others tonight our waitperson was a bit enthusiastic in “getting us started” and tried to pour the wine we brought JUST as we all 4 settled in our seats. Way to soon!!! He should ha e set the pace a bit slower. He was polite, but we had to slow him down. Food terrifi ... read more
SusanM via opentable.com - Aug 31, 2018
Lovely roadside eatery. We were ...
Lovely roadside eatery. We were staying next door and just needed a snack and night cap. Honestly next door to a chain hotel we didn't expect much. We were pleasantly surprised. We enjoyed the tasteful decor, excellent service, delightful wine and perfectly cooked calamari. We saw them serve hand made pasta and fresh baked pizzas. Ev ... read more
Tim P. via yelp.com - Aug 27, 2018
Unfortunately we were introducing this restaurant to some friends of ours and the waiter was very poor. Had to be reminded many times of our requests, never had the order correct, and never apologized for his poor service. The food was great, like it always is.
ChrisH via opentable.com - Aug 26, 2018
Great Italian food. I had the Ragu ...
Great Italian food. I had the Ragu pasta which was amazing. Small details like heated plates And a friendly greeting and service from Cindy make this place a gem.
Peter J. via yelp.com - Aug 22, 2018
A Go To Spot
Pretty much always available for a nice, easy dinner with consistently good food, fun conversational service, killer olive oil, especially the just pressed oil that you cannot stop dining your bread in.
KathieVee via tripadvisor.com - Aug 21, 2018
We come here several times a year, and always find consistency, good service, happy people, and substantial food.
andy via opentable.com - Aug 21, 2018
We stayed at the Holiday inn adjacent to the restaurant. The food and service was great!
DonnaS via opentable.com - Aug 18, 2018
Very good food! Will definitely come back again.
Very good food! Will definitely come back again.
Pau Lee via facebook.com - Aug 15, 2018
Truly excellent cuisine!
Sophisticated atmosphere, interesting menu offerings, delicious food! Although our waiter was a bit pretentious and had too many table to work, service was good. We found this place at the suggestion of our hotel, and were very pleased. Recommended!
Kathyindenver via tripadvisor.com - Aug 12, 2018
Fabulous! We went there twice during our 5-day stay in Mill Valley.
SunnyS via opentable.com - Aug 12, 2018
If you want to be treated like royalty go here. We always have a wonderful experience every time we go and the food is amazing!
Lex K via google.com - Aug 8, 2018
Too bad
I’ve been going to Frantoio for years. The food is great and the restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere. The service has gone way down hill. Tired, old, fat, Italian waiters walk around in a daze and hang around the front of the restaurant never available...More ... read more
John D via tripadvisor.com - Aug 6, 2018
My husband and I frequently eat at Frantoio and we have never had a bad meal. Their Caesar salad is absolutely delicious! The Pappardelle with Rabbit Ragu is also a favorite of ours. Last evening we had a silky mushroom soup that was outstanding. In addition we find the employees very welcoming and friendly which is a big dea ... read more
Kay Conneely via google.com - Aug 6, 2018
We were party of 6. All meals were delicious, appropriately sized, served hot. Bread includes focaccia with their own olive oil.
RayOnBay via opentable.com - Aug 5, 2018
Salads and appetizers were very good but both of out main course dishes were a bit disappointing. Octopus pasta was slightly fishy and needed salt and oil, gnocchi had too much flour was grainy and the sauce was a bland.
MichaelH via opentable.com - Aug 3, 2018
Had a wonderful experience here. Great ambience, service and food. Servers were very attentive. Food was delicious cooked to perfection. Will come back.
MimiL via opentable.com - Aug 2, 2018
Amazing food
I was staying at the hotel next door and had numerous dinners here during my stay. My favorite waiter was Michael. He was able to describe the dishes beautifully and was very attentive. The bread is yummy and they grate fresh cheese on your dishes...More ... read more
johnsogr via tripadvisor.com - Jul 22, 2018
Great Italian food in a beautifully designed/decorated space. The tables are well spaced so it is quiet and great for conversation. The service is very professional and attentive without being overbearing. Most entrees can also be ordered in appetizer size and they were also very accommodating splitting orders. They have a good wine ... read more
RoseanneB via opentable.com - Jul 22, 2018
We had such a great experience, food was delicious and Omar the bartender Was great !
We had such a great experience, food was delicious and Omar the bartender Was great !
Ony Garcia Giron via facebook.com - Jul 14, 2018
Great wine and good food
Stayed next door so after a 24hr day of travel, good food and wine was what we wanted - probably didn’t need it though! It was quite warm when we arrived so started with a nice Sauvignon Blanc from Napa Valley then ordered olives as...More ... read more
JMBparaparaumu via tripadvisor.com - Jul 10, 2018
We recently had the pleasure of ...
We recently had the pleasure of having dinner at Frantoio.  We had some of the classics on the menu that have been served for years, the scallops in particular were excellent.  We started out with a fritto misto of calamari which is a welcome new addition to the menu.  Love to see this place deservingly doing well still after 20 year ... read more
Melissa G. via yelp.com - Jul 10, 2018
good but expensive
Our dinner was very good, yet expensive. My daughter and I had full meals but my 11 and 13 year old granddaughters had half portions. We all had tea for drinks and no dessert. The total was $120 without tip. So, yes, it is good...More ... read more
Jan S via tripadvisor.com - Jul 9, 2018
Slipping over the last few years
We have been going to Frantoio since it opened, for cozy dinners, hanging out with friends and large gatherings. The service continues to be good but the quality of the food has diminished. Not sure if it is change of ownership or some other issue.
Jgmathers via tripadvisor.com - Jul 9, 2018
Service had significantly slipped since our last visit, which indicated a management problem to me.
JimB via opentable.com - Jul 2, 2018
For a Holliday In express pretty good.
Harry Skeffington via google.com - Jul 2, 2018
Great food, service and atmosphere go second time on two weeks.
MartinC via opentable.com - Jun 29, 2018
Good food and even better service (Jamshid), always friendly and professional. Lamb chops were perfectly cooked; although steak was not, but was resolved/cooked through eventually.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jun 24, 2018
What a beautiful day at Muir woods ... read more
Barbara Robinson via google.com - Jun 18, 2018
Both of us were awed again (we have been coming there for 15 years at least) at how delicious and full of flavor the food was. I had mushroom ravioli and the mushrooms were so tasty and rich that I do not remember having any better. My daughter had for at least the 20th time the gnocchi which we both thought was out of this world. F ... read more
MartinC via opentable.com - Jun 16, 2018
Excellent Food/Average Staff
The food was spectacular, the server not so much. We asked very simple questions about the menu items and he acted both confused and somehow offended, was weird. We just wanted water with lemon and were brought tiny glasses with one skinny lemon. We just...More ... read more
Charlotte N via tripadvisor.com - Jun 13, 2018
Always great! We had a variety of dishes - scallops, ravioli, risotto and the wonderful papparedelle. We will be back!
BDDiners via opentable.com - Jun 10, 2018
Beautiful place good food, a little loud though.
Paul Hayden via google.com - Jun 3, 2018
Fantastic food, as usual! Our server was delightful and sincere and attentive! Couldn’t ask for a nicer evening!
SusanM via opentable.com - May 28, 2018
This has become our favorite destination for family occasion dinners ... read more
PaulD via opentable.com - May 27, 2018
We chose an early dinner hour to avoid noise and wait. Our server was attentive and made good suggestions. The calamari came just lightly battered and crisp - an appetizer large enough for three or for one as a main course. My corvina-sea bass proved less tasty - more like mackeral in flavor than sea bass, but both my husband's se ... read more
flygals via opentable.com - May 25, 2018
I always enjoy a meal at Frontoio. The food is excellent, the servers are polite and helpful, and the ambience is comfortable. I tend to go on the early side when it is quieter and less crowded.
LaveyD via opentable.com - May 23, 2018
The scallops were fantastic and our waiter was great.
MillValleyfoodie via opentable.com - May 21, 2018
Relaxing Meal
Our first night in Mill Valley we were looking for a quiet meal with great food. Frantoio fit the bill! We ate later in the evening and it was very quiet and relaxing with very few diners. My husband ordered the pizza which was delicious....More ... read more
boktasofattleboro via tripadvisor.com - May 20, 2018
Always a great call! Diana was awesome. They accommodated a last minute change to our resi and didn't charge corkage on two bottles of wine. Looking forward to our next visit.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - May 20, 2018
We have been visiting the restaurant since it opened (a very long time), sharing large parties and intimate dinners. The ambiance and the service have remained top quality but the food has declined. Perhaps it is the new management, perhaps cutting corners. Whatever the reason, this last visit was done in hope but we will look els ... read more
PandJfoodies via opentable.com - May 20, 2018
Food was good, and Service could not have been better.
HarryS via opentable.com - May 18, 2018
I was at Frantoio for Mother's Day. I was disappointed that they had a limited menu, and no pizza (which I really wanted). The service was OK, and the beet salad and calamari quite good. However, my main course, the gnocci with ragu, was really disappointing, in fact, quite terrible. It kind of ruined the meal.
JJJJ via opentable.com - May 14, 2018
Love this place and most of the food was good except my sea bass was a bit dry. We felt very rushed by the waiter, although he was super nice, as if he wanted to make sure he could turn over the table quickly.
LynnW via opentable.com - May 14, 2018
Excellent food; great service. Love it when Deborah is our server. Excellent birthday dinner out.
MillValleyMom via opentable.com - May 12, 2018
Very good food, not cheap but service and ambience good too ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - May 9, 2018
Frantoio is the best kept secret in Marin. We had a perfect dinner there. We loved watching the chefs toss the pizzas. The food was delicious and our server Deborah was the really fantastic.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - May 7, 2018
Everyone loved their food! It was generous of the restaurant to give my husband free profiteroles for his birthday. Yum!
AlisonQ via opentable.com - May 7, 2018
Nice italian restaurant, not crowded at all. Lots of menu choices. I ordered the special with sausage and pasta and substituted for gluten free pasta. When my order came it was a pasta with a pesto sauce and chicken. Totally not what i ordered but thankfully it was still delicious.
Lisa via opentable.com - May 7, 2018
Food was great and service was good. It was a bit noisy from the bar crowd and we thought about moving to a different table, but realized it was noisy everywhere.
Sherry via opentable.com - May 5, 2018
we have eaten at Franntoio many times and on each occasion when restaurant is filled with large groups, service is slowed to snail's pace and had we known we would have gone somewhere else...
DrjackS via opentable.com - May 5, 2018
The food is excellent.  I highly ...
The food is excellent.  I highly recommend the scallops.  An outstanding venue for private parties as well.  Warm Tuscan ambience with very friendly, attentive staff.  A consistent good time.
Bill H. via yelp.com - May 5, 2018
Wonderful place. Celebrated my bday and they made our whole party feel special. Great food and serv
Wonderful place. Celebrated my bday and they made our whole party feel special. Great food and service. Was out of town for the Marin half marathon and 10k.
Janet Rowett via facebook.com - Apr 30, 2018
High quality fare but a bit pricy
Full menu with lots of choice including pizza. Home made pasta was very good and filling. Lentil soup was tasty but the serving size was small for the price. Salad was very good until too much dressing was added. Breads were excellent as was the...More ... read more
D C via tripadvisor.com - Apr 29, 2018
Youssef is an excellent waiter. Everyone is very professional and friendly ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Apr 27, 2018
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