Reviews

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
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
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
Excellent food; great service. Love it when Deborah is our server. Excellent birthday dinner out.
MillValleyMom via opentable.com - May 12, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Youssef is an excellent waiter. Everyone is very professional and friendly ... read more
OpenTable Diner 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
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
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
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
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
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
Great food great atmosphere low noise ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.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
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
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
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
I stopped by tonight for a company ...
I stopped by tonight for a company celebration. The private room is a nice area. I love the high ceilings - really makes the place feel so big. The staff was super professional. I tried the cantaloupe wrapped prosciutto and the margarita pizza. The margarita was so delicious. It was the best margarita pizza I've had in a while. I wou ... read more
Danielle S. via yelp.com - Mar 7, 2018
(Translated by Google) Decent Italian food and great wine list. De pizza's kunnen worden verbeterd en hebben meer variaties, want er is een houtoven ze hebben grote potential! Homemade pasta is great but some dishes seem a bit off compared to other Italian places. Good dessert menu, the Tiramisu was a good value of 9 $. Overall very ... read more
Maria Grip via google.com - Mar 4, 2018
Great for groups
I've been here 3 times over the years, all with groups in their large glass walled room. Each time I had wonderful food, service and time with friends.
Ann G via tripadvisor.com - Mar 3, 2018
Authentic Italian cuisine.
Lovely restaurant space. Always an interesting and delicious menu.If you like pasta be sure to try the rabbit with pappardelli ... read more
tarbabySausalito via tripadvisor.com - Mar 3, 2018
Decent Italian food and great wine list. The pizzas can be improved and have more variations, since there is a wooden oven they have great potential! Homemade pastas are great but some dishes seems a bit off compared to other Italian places. Good dessert menu, the Tiramisu was a good value of 9 $. Overall very good ambience and ser ... read more
Maria Grip via google.com - Mar 3, 2018
First time eating there though I lived in marin for years. I liked it a lot. Food was good, drinks were good. My husband wished his steak had more flavor but the rest was good ... read more
Nope via opentable.com - Mar 3, 2018
Great atmosphere. Had the lamb ...
Great atmosphere. Had the lamb chops. Cooked to perfection. The sweet potato side was like a lasagna with crusted Parmesan on top. Really good. My husband had a margarita pizza. Service was great.
Kim J. via yelp.com - Mar 1, 2018
Everything was perfect ... read more
Bunny via opentable.com - Feb 27, 2018
Been here many times. Consistently good quality. Recommend to anyone looking to dine in Southern Marin ... read more
tomaso via opentable.com - Feb 25, 2018
Salmon was excellent, as was the service.
Dan Capshaw via google.com - Feb 21, 2018
Good drinks great service ... read more
Anthony James via google.com - Feb 21, 2018
The salmon, potato puree, asparagus, bread, olive oil were great.
DavidC via opentable.com - Feb 21, 2018
The wild mushroom pizza was outstanding! Also loved the grilled shrimp caesar ... read more
KathleenZ via opentable.com - Feb 20, 2018
Above average but not great
Stayed at the Holiday Inn Express next door. Tired and hungry from flying in from the East Coast, this restaurant was a welcome oasis. Like Lake Wobegon 's children, everything was above average but not great. My starter salad was OK. My husband's pizza and...More ... read more
Julia M via tripadvisor.com - Feb 17, 2018
Average experience, shouldn’t be #1 in tripadvisor
Food was ok, not fantastic. Fettuccini felt as if warmed in microwave. What is it with non-latin / non-european servers that greet you in pseudo-italian?... I do not think this adds any value to the experience. Ambience was not conducive to a relaxing or cohesive...More ... read more
SebV79 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 15, 2018
A very pleasant and unusual Italian dining place. Prices are moderate for the quality. Service was excellent. The room is very nicely decorated without being fussy and the olive press is a nice addition.
Cyncyn via opentable.com - Feb 15, 2018
Don't go on a holiday such as Valentine's Day. The menu was pared down and very small. I found it hard to find something I really wanted. Also, I dislike squash and asked for another green veg that they definitely had. I was told that because it was a busy night, there were no substitutions. Consequently, I left actually hungry.
diane via opentable.com - Feb 14, 2018
We love coming to Frantoio. We are familiar with many of the servers and hosts and know the experience is reliably a great one. Birthdays, anniversaries, Fathers’ Day - you name it! While the food was as good as ever, service on Valentine’s Day was sub par. The place was rather busy, not a typical Wednesday night. Our server, one of ... read more
MillValleyMom via opentable.com - Feb 14, 2018
Frantoio offers reliably fine food: good salads, housemade focaccia and pastas, various pizze from a wood-burning oven, locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, fresh fish, and more. All this with attentive service in an architecturally unusual room in which dinner conversation is actually possible. Fancy that! Easy dinner conversa ... read more
Italophile via opentable.com - Feb 9, 2018
Awesome service...Great selections
Our splendid meal this evening included: tender calamari delicate breaded, fried and served over arugala and shaved fennel dressed with a tasteful, home prepared arioli; velvety pan roasted scallops with garlic potatoe puree over watercress sauce and black truffle oil; grass fed new zealand lamp...More ... read more
p f via tripadvisor.com - Feb 7, 2018
Italian hospitality at its finest - they love what they do and are happy to share it.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Feb 7, 2018
I have been coming here for years ...
I have been coming here for years and it has been consistently good. They serve authentic Italian cuisine.  The prices are competitive for the area and the service is good.  I recommend.
K B. via yelp.com - Feb 6, 2018
After theater during Super Bowl...great evening with friends from SF and Marin. I can always count on Frantoio.
GinnyF via opentable.com - Feb 4, 2018
Incredible service, fantastic food, great environment ... read more
Eric Greenband via google.com - Feb 1, 2018
Always fine food nice ambience, excellent service. Great experience ... read more
MichaelB via opentable.com - Jan 29, 2018
Excellent lamb. Excellent rabbit parpadelle. Organic options ... read more
Eric Brewer via google.com - Jan 28, 2018
Just want to say that Frantoio ...
Just want to say that Frantoio does a fantastic job making you feel special and helping you celebrate a special occasion.  We were there last night for my brother's birthday and they couldn't have been nicer.  The food was delicious, as was the wine and we'll be back, for sure.  Great ambiance, fabulous food, warm and wonderful staff ... read more
Michele B. via yelp.com - Jan 26, 2018
Amazing staff! Amazing food! Amazing ...
Amazing staff! Amazing food! Amazing ambience! And so much more! What more could you want in a restaurant. It's fine dining at its best! The servers are absolutely incredible, so professional, make you feel comfortable, relaxed, and always wanting you to have the best experience you can have when coming in! Definitely recommend 10/10 ... read more
Alexis S. via yelp.com - Jan 25, 2018
Excellent service... food not so much... it was just ok specially for the price ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jan 25, 2018
Unlike other times we have dined there, the pasta was overcooked and over-sauced. The salad, also, had too much dressing.
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jan 20, 2018
Another delicious meal
The funghi ravioli was light and flavorful which I had along with a beautiful salad. My husband loved his shrimp and pasta - done al dente exactly as he likes it. No wine this time as my husband and I were doing our annual January...More ... read more
Pat C via tripadvisor.com - Jan 16, 2018
All good except service was slow. Very nice waiter, but SLOW.
GHQ1 via opentable.com - Jan 12, 2018
(Translated by Google) Great!!! We went with two of the guys and ate great !! Michael the waiter a teacher. Do not stop going !! (Original) Genial!!! Fuimos con dos de los chicos y comimos genial!! Michael el mozo un maestro. No dejen de ir!!
Pablo Bianchi di Carcano via google.com - Jan 11, 2018
Genial!!! Fuimos con dos de los chicos y comimos genial!! Michael el mozo un maestro. No dejen de ir!!
Pablo Bianchi di Carcano via google.com - Jan 8, 2018
We dined in the olive press room - very special and fun ... read more
OpenTable Diner via opentable.com - Jan 6, 2018
Food and service is great , one ...
Food and service is great , one off my favorite places to eat in Marin always fresh and creative but healthy ! My only complaint is the bar and bar area needs to be remodeled the rest of the restaurant is so nice and beautifully decorated but the bar needs a make over I love having drinks and food at he bar with my girlfriend or husb ... read more
Catalina D. via yelp.com - Jan 5, 2018
Frantoio restaurant
Spacious and quiet although not in a great location, near the Holiday Inn Express. Good food and wine list.
eleonora1144 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 3, 2018
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