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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
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
I had not been to Frantoio's for a while ...
I had not been to Frantoio's for a while, since we moved out of Mill Valley. It's always fun to come back and note that the food and service are as impeccable as ever. It's a wonderful dining experience and the food is beautifully presented but still good size portions. My group had mostly fish dishes and they were scrumptious. T... read more
HBSR via opentable.com - Dec 22, 2016
Frantoio is such a wonderful spot. It's ...
Frantoio is such a wonderful spot. It's a destination for us and we are never disappointed.
OpenTable Diner Since 2006 via opentable.com - Dec 22, 2016
the green room is a wonderful space for a private celebration and they have a new fire pit on the p
the green room is a wonderful space for a private celebration and they have a new fire pit on the patio. perfect for gathering around the fire for some holiday cheer! p.s. the food and service is exemplary too!
Marcia Smith via facebook.com - Dec 15, 2016
Food was good. Waitress was moving too f ...
Food was good. Waitress was moving too fast so it was difficult to catch her and she spoke like she was in a hurry to move on. It would have been a better experience if she could have slowed down. We all thought it was a little dark in the big room. Otherwise nice.
Cris via opentable.com - Dec 12, 2016
Excellent
Beautiful Italian food and a choice of either restaurant or bar area for dining. The happy hour is very popular so arrive early.
Enid41 via tripadvisor.com - Dec 10, 2016
As expected, fabulous food and service!Highly recommend for ANY occasion when you want fabulous food and service and drinks!!
Petey via opentable.com - Dec 9, 2016
Hadn't been to Frantoio in a while ...
Hadn't been to Frantoio in a while and was reminded how nice it is to dine there.  The booths are comfortable and intimate even in a large room. The dishes are hit or miss.  Stick with what you know.  The antipasti special was not special except for the burrata.  Unripe fresh tomatoes and a few olives.Fettucini pasta with prawns was ... read more
Laurie S. via yelp.com - Dec 8, 2016
Onsite olive oil press. Delicious classic Italian fare. Order the best scallops in Marin County. True casual elegance and professional service.
Josef Aukee via google.com - Dec 8, 2016
As expected, fabulous food and service! ...
As expected, fabulous food and service! Highly recommend for ANY occasion when you want fabulous food and service and drinks!!
Petey via opentable.com - Dec 8, 2016
I've eaten and drank at Frantoio ...
I've eaten and drank at Frantoio many, many times. My work office is in the same parking lot. Whenever we have an occasion to celebrate, we always head over to Franotio for drinks. The bartender is a funny guy. He has to warm up to you. By the end, you are his pal for life.Drinks are good, he is an artist. Maybe that is why he is how... read more
Denise B. via yelp.com - Dec 5, 2016
Homemade ravioki
Positives: I love homemade ravioli and Frantoio knows how to make it. Frantoio is connected to the Holiday Inn express in Mill Valley (FYI they are only open for dinner). Dim lit dining room provides great ambiance. Huge olive press (not working during our visit) provides backdrop for Italian dining. Food delish but wish server had b... read more
Debbie G via tripadvisor.com - Dec 4, 2016
We love our servers Josef's d Jamsh are ...
We love our servers Josef's d Jamsh are fun and efficient One of our favorite dinner spots... read more
Traveler via opentable.com - Dec 3, 2016
We love our servers Josef's d Jamsh are fun and efficient One of our favorite dinner spots... read more
Traveler via opentable.com - Dec 3, 2016
I love Frantaios! It's consistently ...
I love Frantaios! It's consistently wonderful and the serving staff is amendable to changes. Their pasta and chicken my favorite, if you need a private party room, the olive oil room is cool and different. Great place!
Sue W. via yelp.com - Nov 29, 2016
The spinach Gnocchi is so good! Beet salad, good, need some great beer on tap tho!
The spinach Gnocchi is so good! Beet salad, good, need some great beer on tap tho!
Patrick Coughlin via facebook.com - Nov 19, 2016
The food was delicious! To note the kit ...
The food was delicious! To note the kitchen/chef does not like to do substitutions (like mashed potatoes instead of fries), but they did accommodate so not sure how this would work for specific food restrictions for customers. The steak and lamb were fantastic. Nice wine list and we enjoyed a special burrata/veggie appetizer. It ... read more
Suzie via opentable.com - Nov 18, 2016
This has been a family favorite, but the ...
This has been a family favorite, but the fish entrees were not as good as they have been in the past. Parpadelle always pleases.
OpenTable Diner Since 2011 via opentable.com - Nov 17, 2016
It was a wonderful experience from seati ...
It was a wonderful experience from seating until leaving.
marla via opentable.com - Nov 13, 2016
Outstanding food, drinks and service. Jamshid was our server and he was wonderful!Susan was the hostess and she was delightful and so friendly.I highly recommend Frantoio for date night, special events, holiday celebrations in the Green Room and for an excellent meal. Their chef, Ethan, came out to check if our meal was satisfactory ... read more
Petey via opentable.com - Nov 10, 2016
Outstanding food, drinks and service. Ja ...
Outstanding food, drinks and service. Jamshid was our server and he was wonderful! Susan was the hostess and she was delightful and so friendly. I highly recommend Frantoio for date night, special events, holiday celebrations in the Green Room and for an excellent meal. Their chef, Ethan, came out to check if our meal was satisfacto... read more
Petey via opentable.com - Nov 9, 2016
Friendly staff and delicious Italian cuisine.
Jesse myers via google.com - Nov 8, 2016
Fantastic meal on all accounts. Their s ...
Fantastic meal on all accounts. Their signature olive oil made on site is amazing. Definitely will be going back soon....
OpenTable Diner Since 2007 via opentable.com - Nov 5, 2016
Been going here for years as it ...
Been going here for years as it is next to the hotel I stay at in Mill Valley. This is the best in Italian food. Dishes and preparation just like in Italy. Not heavy and all fresh ingredients. The endive salad is wonderful as are the thin crust pizzas made in their wood fired oven. They even have cornilio which is rabbit served in a ... read more
steven t. via yelp.com - Nov 1, 2016
The best Italian Food
Been going here for years. All dishes are excellent. They even have cornilio which is rabbit. Thin crust pizzas and the endive salad is to die for.
steventyre via tripadvisor.com - Nov 1, 2016
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