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Insalata's

4.7
4.7
3341 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Insalata's Restaurant is moving into it's 25th year of the community minded restaurants in San Anselmo. Insalata's receives Bib Gourmand from Michelin for it's 10th year in a row.
Our goal at Insalata's has always been to bring luscious Mediterranean food, gracious service and a warm atmosphere to our diners. For over 20 years we have shared this experience of intimate dining and joyful celebrations in a variety of ways. First and foremost as a fine dining restaurant with our beautiful private Siena room in which to sit and relax and enjoy a meal. We also offer take out dining for those days when time is of the essence, or catered affairs where we bring great food and staff into your home or venue. Our guests have become family and we have grown together in the community in which we all live and work. Everyone at Insalata's is extremely proud to be a part of this extended "village" family.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–7:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 457-7700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    Please call Insalata's Restaurant 415-457-7700 and ask for our Take out manager- Sophia.

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy Dining in Insalata’s private dining Room. Available for lunch, brunch or dinner for a maximum of 40 guests, we provide luscious food in an inviting room of cherry wood and warm colors. For parties of 40 to 60, enjoy sitting on our mezzanine level for semi private dining under the beautiful paintings of opulent pears, plums and peaches by artist Laura Parker. Menus are designed to showcase the freshest seasonal produce and local ingredients. Our wine list is carefully crafted to compliment your feast. The entire restaurant is available for parties of 60 -150. Whether you are celebrating a baptism, bar mitzvah, birthday, wedding or anniversary, Insalata’s will help you create a memorable event.

  • Private party contact

    Beth Casey or Christa Colardo: (415) 457-7700

  • Neighborhood

    San Anselmo

  • Cross street

    Barber

  • Parking details

    We have a wrap around horse shoe parking lot.

  • Public transit

    Sir Francis Drake at Barber

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,341 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Marin

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    Fit for Foodies

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  • Marin

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Marin

    Notable Wine List

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  1. r

    runner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Food was ok- had lamb burger- favorer's of lamb burger combined with seasoned fries to overpowering - wish they would offer diet coke
  2. H

    Harry

    San Francisco

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thanksgiving night dinner. The waitpersons were working very, very hard. Great traditional turkey dinner but the dessert was divine: baklava cheesecake covered in phyllo dough. Have been there for Thanksgiving dinner four or five years in a row. Looking forward to the next one.
  3. SU

    SUSANP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner was absolutely delicious! The squash and sweet potato soup was outstanding. The quantity of food for the price was incredible - we took enough home for another meal or two. Our waitress could not have been nice and she had been there for 10 hours by the time we sat down. It is and has always been our favorite restaurant- it is consistently delicious.
  4. S

    Susi

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Thanksgiving! This was a prix fixe, with several options for entree and dessert. Insalata's is one of our favorites, and they truly outdid themselves for this dinner. Everything was meticulously orchestrated, and everything was outstandingly delicious! Included were rolls, assorted nuts, salad, and a little soup. It was a challenge to move after consuming so many delicious items, but we managed. Outstanding!!!
  5. D

    Daisy

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Insalata's has it all ~ delicious, complex flavors and creative dishes, an atmosphere that is warm and cozy yet bustling with activity, and a wonderful staff who go out of there way to make your visit memorable. And whatever you do, don't skip dessert!
  6. RS

    RayS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They pulled off a delicious Thanks Giving 5 course fix priced dinner. Super busy but the food was great. They ran late on seating us but were able to make it up with efficient service.
  7. AM

    AnneM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Our server was struggling mightily to meet the demands of diners on Thanksgiving, but managed to stay of good cheer throughout -- many thanks to our stalwart British server! Delicious pumpkin soup starter and lovely little gems salad, as well as a nicely produced turkey-and-trimmings for me, but my husband and daughter's veggie main squash was over-roasted and virtually inedible. Nice desserts to round out the meal.
  8. E

    Emendorina

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was Thanksgiving, the place was packed. The food, divine. T'was a scene for sure. Oh yeah, and noisy, but what else on T'giving? I wonder how many turkeys they needed to feed however many people there were. Hundreds over the day, am sure. THANKS!
  9. MT

    MaryT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    We came last year for Thanksgiving and had a near perfect experience. This year was a miss. Our Thanksgiving meal lasted 2.5 hours and had we been a group of people who hadn't seen each other in a long time, this would have been the perfect amount of time. It also would have been perfect had we been a couple in the first throes of romance but alas this was not the case. I don't blame the waitress for the long wait since she was as attentive as she could be but if there's no food to be picked up then there's no food to be served. One of us became rather bitter because he couldn't go on the hike he had planned after lunch but at least he still likes your food.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving dinner… among the best in recent years.
  11. SS

    SharaleeS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Insalata's carries on its tradition of excellent food, kind and caring service, pleasant surroundings amidst the demands of holiday food service. A-one! We couldn't have had a better experience than yesterday's Thanksgiving feast!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanksgiving celebration before the holiday
  13. LG

    LaraineG

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had another wonderful evening at Insalata’s this past Wednesday having a wedding celebration dinner. Perfect service, delicious food and nice relaxed vibe. Highly recommend!
  14. UB

    UteB

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice time at Insalata’s, the food was outstanding and so was the service.
  15. TJ

    TrevorJ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I go there to really eat. Consistently very good
  16. LF

    LarieF

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great experience minus not using our special birthday candles
  17. G

    Garliclover

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Insalata’s never disappoints.
  18. LI

    LIKETOEAT

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was terrific as always . Staff is overworked ! Hire more servers if you can find them !
  19. J

    Joelikestoeat

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Insalata's is one of my staples for business and friends' lunches
  20. RD

    RoniD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My friend and I were not in a rush… And we were not rushed!!! We had a fabulous dining experience.
  21. A

    Amy88

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    It was the first time I've had an issue with food at Insalata's. The pasta (agnolotti) arrived barely warm at the table. The waiter was very kind and comped our dessert. Otherwise the pear/apple salad was fantastic!
  22. GP

    GregP

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious, the service spot on. One of our favorite spots.
  23. MS

    MaxS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Insalata is and has ben a n outstanding restaurant for decades. Kudos to Heidi and her staff!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. From the moment you walk in the door, you are warmly greeted by the front desk host, Angela. Her energy and warmth welcome you to a lively and attractive dining room. The wait staff are friendly and attentive in a non obtrusive way. The food is beautifully prepared and delicious. The combinations of flavors are a treat for those who love Mediterranean food. A truly lovely dining experience.
  25. ME

    MidgeE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best in San Anselmo. Food & Service outstanding. Will come back again!
  26. LH

    LukeH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    overall it's good , our 1st time eating there last night. we had the misfortune of eating two stale mussels The waiter was kind and removed the dish from the bill The alaskan halibut was delicious and butternut squash agnolotti was tasty but too salty for me. We ordered 2 desserts which were very good but couldn't figure out why the baklava cheesecake was with canned saffron pear
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    First time experience. All dishes were great. Hummus, crudo, bavette steak, baked zitti, and heirloom tomato soup. All great flavor. Will go back. Steak was best dish and by our estimations, best dish on menu.
  28. m

    mike

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We've eaten at Insalata's countless times so obviously think highly of it. I do miss the three-dip starter but the hummus is great alone, even. Our waitress could've been a little more attentive. The wait people usually are there.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Quite, secluded booth please
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We arrived late evening so noise was non-existent. The only negative I had was how cold it was in the restaurant. I kept a jacket and scarf on and I am usually the hot person. But food and service was impeccable.
  31. EF

    EmilyF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, and great service. The hostess was incredibly sweet, too! Highly recommend.
  32. BS

    BernardS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great dining experience Outstanding dishes different than most restaurants
  33. CG

    CydG

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Understaffed otherwise good meal and friendly service
  34. m

    mamalolo

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    fun flavors and attentive, kind service. Lovely evening.
  35. DC

    DianC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We both had the duck breast. It was pricey, but oh so delicious. We ate everything on our plates! I had a cocktail also, which was excellent.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food1service3ambience3
    We don’t often get a sitter and it’s very hard to get time off with little kids so we were very excited to have a few hours off Babysitter booked not have to cook - food is excellent it’s a good location good ambience good selection - our reservation was for 730 we arrived at 7:15 - we were checked in at about 740 ordered by 745 - The main course arrived at 8:55 - my wife didn’t eat hers she put it in a box and we left at 9:05 I had to eat my steak in five minutes - got home late cause it took a bit of time checking out 15 minutes late for the babysitter which cost me more money and all in all just really not happy
  37. S

    Selective1

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Heard about Insalata’s from a friend and it lived up to the very strong recommendation. Interesting, delicious food. Great service. Loved the restaurant.
  38. LS

    LindaS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My partner and I go here about once a month. Consistently good. The wait staff are amazing. I love the salmon dish that they serve. And the eggplant fries are to die for.
  39. s

    sweetboo

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved that there were vegetarian choices available. Server was EXCELLENT, kind, friendly, and really hard working. Hummus is a great choice. My vegetarian main was delicious - squash, spinach, quinoa, tomatoes - perfectly cooked and beautiful presentation. Fellow dinners raved over the pappardelle with duck, and the chicken. Can't wait to return!
  40. DJ

    DeeJay

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The main part of our meal took a LONG time to arrive. But it’s also true that the dining areas were FULL and lively, so I’m sure the cooks/chefs were very busy. The food was excellent— really good. I always enjoy going to Insalata!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Insalata's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 457-7700.

Insalata's is rated 4.7 stars by 3341 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 37 times today
Google Map for Insalata's

120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Barber

  • Neighborhood

    San Anselmo

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 11:00 am–7:00 pm Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We have a wrap around horse shoe parking lot.

  • Public transit

    Sir Francis Drake at Barber

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 457-7700

  • Catering

    Please call Insalata's Restaurant 415-457-7700 and ask for our Take out manager- Sophia.

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy Dining in Insalata’s private dining Room. Available for lunch, brunch or dinner for a maximum of 40 guests, we provide luscious food in an inviting room of cherry wood and warm colors. For parties of 40 to 60, enjoy sitting on our mezzanine level for semi private dining under the beautiful paintings of opulent pears, plums and peaches by artist Laura Parker. Menus are designed to showcase the freshest seasonal produce and local ingredients. Our wine list is carefully crafted to compliment your feast. The entire restaurant is available for parties of 60 -150. Whether you are celebrating a baptism, bar mitzvah, birthday, wedding or anniversary, Insalata’s will help you create a memorable event.

  • Private party contact

    Beth Casey or Christa Colardo: (415) 457-7700

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