Reviews

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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
It had been years since we had eaten at Frantoio and had fond memories of our past meals there. We found the food to be good but nothing special like in our recollections. The service was just okay. The menu was full of errors in its use of Italian (my husband and a friend are Tuscan).
Joontheroad via opentable.com - Apr 27, 2018
Excellent service by Omar; really appreciated him. The only gliche was that we expected real lentil soup and got veggie with a bit of lentils in it. Otherwise food was good and it was reasonably quiet, a big plus.
Cookie via opentable.com - Apr 27, 2018
Amazing service as well as the ...
Amazing service as well as the food.. They made our anniversary date night ... We ordered lamp chopes and prawn fettuccine pasta it was delicious. ... We also got Complimentary desert to add more sweetness towards our special day.... Surely we'll visit here again ... read more
Romy S. via yelp.com - Apr 26, 2018
We go to this restaurant frequently and are never disappointed. The food is great and the restaurant is comfortable with lots of elbow room between tables.
Ralph via opentable.com - Apr 24, 2018
Well, this is a basically good ...
Well, this is a basically good, Marin County Italian restaurant, with homemade pasta, a set of daily specials, and place when you don't have a reservation on a weekend.  While the dining room seemed really beautiful and packed, we scored a nice corner semi-booth in the bar area.  The restaurant is at the Holiday Inn, so it's not a st ... read more
Gary Y. via yelp.com - Apr 20, 2018
Our salads were very good, although the dressing had a little too much lemon in mine. The one thing that was distracting was that the waiters kept coming back and reaching across us to pick up any empty dish. Right in the middle of intimate conversation. They could have more subtly picked up from the same side as the plates or els ... read more
Frankie via opentable.com - Apr 17, 2018
We stopped here for a nice dinner to close out our trip to San Francisco. It was within walking distance to our hotel and we were tired. We both agreed it was our best meal of the whole trip! The gnocchi with goat cheese sauce was phenomenal. I highly recommend this restaurant.
AmberD via opentable.com - Apr 17, 2018
The beef ravioli was the best I’ve ever had! Wonderful service and great atmosphere.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Apr 14, 2018
Great first time experience! Joshua was superb in his service, the food was wonderful and the ambiance very special. Will be back! Thank you ... read more
DavidR via opentable.com - Apr 14, 2018
Great food great atmosphere low noise ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Apr 13, 2018
Came here because of proximity to the hotel
My husband and I ate here after a full day of sightseeing in San Francisco. The menu was quite limited, we have eaten in many other Italian restaurants that have a wider self of entrees. My husband had the pollo and polenta chips, and I...More ... read more
Margot186525 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 13, 2018
This place is really someplace ...
This place is really someplace between 3-4 stars... It is better then the chain restaurants like the steaming turd that is Piatti in Strawberry but it also is a few steps away from being really excellent. Definitely worth a visit and the food is fairly good... just not great!
Beth T. via yelp.com - Apr 13, 2018
Great food and service.
Teri Kristensen via google.com - Apr 8, 2018
Their entire menu is amazing We had Cauliflower salad which blew us away; so creative with so many flavors- delish!!!The lobster risotto was off the charts too.2nd time there, would go again in a heartbeat.
RosieC via opentable.com - Apr 7, 2018
We had another wonderful dinner at Frantoio with family visiting from the east coast. All four of us had excellent meals. The mushroom ravioli was incredible as was the lasagne. The soup of the day and the starter salads were wonderful. Frantoio's chocolate tower is my favorite dessert! The featured pinot noir was perfect. Thank you ... read more
Kdyer via opentable.com - Apr 1, 2018
Our server went out of his way to take good care of us on a very busy evening.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Mar 24, 2018
We were celebrating birthdays and were able to dine in the private room. It was an amazing experience, combining the excellent service and delicious food we have come to rely on, with a private venue. I highly recommend this restaurant, and recommend requesting the private room when you have a larger party!
Dart via opentable.com - Mar 24, 2018
It's been years since I visited this restaurant, and after having dinner there this past weekend, I can't imagine why I've waited so long to go back. Everything was excellent, from the ambience, to the service, to the food. The only thing I didn't like was that they put soda water in my Manhattan. Who does that? Fortunately everythin ... read more
NickolasM via opentable.com - Mar 17, 2018
Had the pizza and it was a little small but had good taste,not much of a beer selection
Had the pizza and it was a little small but had good taste,not much of a beer selection ... read more
Rich Williams via facebook.com - Mar 17, 2018
Really good food, service and ambience. We’ll be back!
JimP via opentable.com - Mar 16, 2018
Since moving to Tiburon three years ago I'd heard about Frantoio, and on the occasion of my partner's birthday we checked it out. Everyone we came in contact with from the friendly host to the busboy, waiter and maitre d' were cordial and welcoming. Although the menu offerings were fairly standard for this type of restaurant, there w ... read more
musttache via opentable.com - Mar 16, 2018
Awesome neighborhood spot. Terrific bar tending.
Michael Scanlon via google.com - Mar 13, 2018
Service was good, food not so much. Prices were reasonable for the level of restaurant but the food was not. Gnocchi appetizer was fine, nothing special. Ordered one of the daily specials for my entree and was deflated, my duck was overcooked and rubbery and I wasn't able to eat it. It came with a nice risotto which was great (th ... read more
Logan N via google.com - Mar 13, 2018
Love Frantoio's ambiance, their food and special olive oil pressed on the premises. I had a wonderful Cuori Di Lattuga Alla Caesar salad followed by Ravioli di Funghi, enhanced by the white truffle oil and brown butter-sage sauce. The Panna Cotta for dessert was delicious, smooth and light, embellished by the raspberries and black ... read more
PatriciaR via opentable.com - Mar 11, 2018
This is probably my new favorite ...
This is probably my new favorite Italian restaurant in Marin county. On March 9th I attended a birthday dinner for a very large party of 20 and we had Omar as our waiter and he was absolutely fantastic, he made sure to always check on everything and made sure everything was running smoothly. Also the rest of the staff was sooo amazin ... read more
SuckaNut V. via yelp.com - Mar 9, 2018
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