Valenti & Co. Ristorante

4.8
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348 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Welcome to Valenti & Co, Northern Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar in San Anselmo. Farm-fresh Italian Cuisine, thoughtfully sourced local ingredients and wines, as many as 30 by the glass.

PLEASE NOTE: we are closed for vacation from June 24 to July 5. Looking forward to see you when we get back!
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vipCharles
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in Marin County in my opinion, bar none.

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patm
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Love this restaurant !!! All is excellent from beginning to end. This is the best food I've enjoyed in Marin since.... forever. My guests agree. From the first taste of balsamic/olive oil (imported ) for dipping bread to the last morsel of dessert, this was a stellar dining experience.
I recommend Valenti's to anyone wanting a superior dining meal in a comfortable , relaxed setting.
Pat M.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is in incredible find! In San Francisco, the menu would be priced 3x, but in San Anselmo, it’s a hidden gem. The food was so incredible, that my wife and I seriously contemplated buying every item on the menu for take out! I’m a big fan of Italian food, so I’m proud to say that this is the best ever. Given the non-San francisco prices, this is one of the best values you’ll ever find. I strongly urge anyone reading this review to plan a visit to Valenti’s!

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Monkey4buno
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Wanted to try for a long time. Finally did Saturday night. Very very good. Atmosphere is very conducive to a nice dinner. Service was generally good. Be patient though. Looks like everything is prepared fresh and when ordered. Risotto was outstanding. Very creamy with fennel and bits of sausage. Duck was very tasty with vegetables. Many many wines by the glass. All in all we weren’t disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food, service, what else do you need?

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Caligirl
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We love this restaurant! This is our go to restaurant when we have a celebration. The food is great and wine is good too! However their desert is so so. I ordered pana cotta and my husband ordered a donut desert. Pana cotta taste blur and the donut was too crispy. I wish they have better desert because my husband and I really really love this place!

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vipBDDiners
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding! Amazing food, lovely wine and impeccable service. We will be back again and again! Highly recommend!

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vipHollyP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an absolutely wonderful restaurant. The food is delicate and subtle with great integration of multiple flavors. It is nice and quiet, with an intimate atmosphere and responsive staff. We had the smoked trout salad, the beet salad, polenta fries, buckwheat pasta which was incredibly delicious, risotto and fish. I highly recommend this neighborhood gem!

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vipCKMarin
San Francisco
165 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely late Valentine’s Day dinner at Valenti. The soup was delicious, and our mains I;clouded buckwheat pasta and salmon. Both were quite good. We’ll be back!

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ErnieB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in the North Bay. The food is always excellent, the waiters knowledgeable and friendly and the wine superb.

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Joelikestoeat
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The Lamb entre was superb, especially the mustard sauce.

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Hollis
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent here. One thing I really appreciate is that the wines by the glass are reasonably priced.

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vipBruce
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food

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KathleenM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always just right. Great service, wonderful food, right in the neighborhood.

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DianaW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our waiter!

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sallyf
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We can’t wait to return. On a busy Saturday night the service was attentive and non rushed. The food, including duck breast, NY steak and gnocchi all met, or exceeded, our expectations. The decanted half bottle of wine was an appreciated offering. As I said, we can’t wait to return. I’m smiling just remembering our visit!

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GailH
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Duillio is the real deal Italian chef perfectionist. All staff great.

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vipkenf
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

We were seated at a high table , crowded and uncomfortable. No full bar, so no martini before dinner. The service was very good . I had the anchovy salad . It was fresh , and flavorful. But as each corse came we were left unfulfilled. The food was fresh , but Average. The value was ok and if you are a local I suppose you know to order more corses. We passed on dessert.

I would add the staff was very polite, and attentive.

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erikatastrophe
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every single dish was excellent. Bright flavors, both simple without being boring and complex without being overbearing. So yummy, I think I will be back within a week.

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HollyG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is a fantastic restaurant! it has great atmosphere, quiet, the service is attentive and impeccable. The food is beautifully presented, perfectly balanced and creative. We had the smoked trout salad, the beet salad and the radicchio salad and well-seared halibut over kale, risotto with that little bite left in the rice kernel, and the steak. we love this restaurant!

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vipTodd
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding preparation with authentic Italian attention to method and the best ingredients offer elegantly flavorful and sophisticated food. Portions are perfect, not overwhelming. Unpretentious comfortable setting and eager-to-please staff are the capstone for a terrific experience. Definitely returning.

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vipMaluD
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly one of our favorite restaurants in Marin County.
Apart from being consistently great, everything in their menu is absolutely delicious!

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vipJackA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I always enjoy eating at this restaurant. I look forward to returning on our birthdays and out anniversary.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
106 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently superb food and service. We have never had a bite of food at Valenti that wasn’t delicious!

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vipItalophile
San Francisco
97 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Valenti & Co. is a Marin County gem and has remained reliably so over the years. I have dined there many times, and it never fails to please. Small, friendly, interesting menu and wine selections. Attention to detail is obvious in every dish -- all are well prepared and pleasingly presented. I rate it as one among the top five Italian restaurants in Marin County.

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vipMichael
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best authentic northern Italian in the Bay Area, as always!

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vipJayH
New England
10 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent, but focused menu. As a result, they really make every dish count. As it is a small restaurant, you need to have a reservation.

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Foodiemama
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to Valenti many, many times and every visit, we are extremely happy with the food and service. The food is consistently excellent and as is the service. Host Cristiano is always cheerful and welcoming and takes the time to remember your favorite drinks and foods. He's very attentive to our needs. LOVE this place. It's our favorite restaurant in Marin.

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vipCharles
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My local favorite. Unbelievably reliable,

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food is quite good, but the slow service on a mid week night would prevent us from recommending Valenti. They need to staff up in the kitchen and on the floor to prevent the big gaps between courses.

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KathleenM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Valenti and Co and eat there often! We love to sit at the bar, but this last time, took a friend from out of town and sat at a table - same friendly, warm and engaging service. The food and wine are high quality and delicious. Would highly recommend.

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vipmartil
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I would be happy to recommend Valenti & Co. to a friend, but would share that the portions of pasta and entrees are very small. In order for someone with a normal appetite to be satisfied, they would have to order soup, salad, pasta and an entree. My entree had no green vegetable, so next time I would want to order the a la carte veggie side. I'm not a big eater, and normally, I'm satisfied with an entree and half a salad. Unfortunately, I had to eat more bread to fill up, as I did not want to order a full portion of pasta. My fish of the day was good, but maybe only 3-4 ounces of fish at the most surrounded by a few slices of under cooked potatoes, or perhaps they were meant to be al dente. The two salads that the other diners had were very tasty. My husband's pasta he said was good, but a very small portion, and he went home hungry, as well. Really, like most restaurants in Marin, nothing to rave about, but certainly not bad.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Cris was a great server. Food was excellent.

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sdia
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was excellent although service poorly timed and waiter disappeared for large periods, not sure why as there appeared to be enough servers for this size restaurant, perhaps chefs firing of dishes were off. It is a very small lovely place but we were seated next to a party of nine of whom were very loud.

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vipSusanM
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday evenings are quieter, hence let noisy! The ambiance is intimate and warm with nice lighting! The service is always warm and friendly with a perfect level of attentiveness! The food is excellent and nicely balanced with flavors and a nice selection of pastas, fish, and meat. Never disappointed. The servings are perfect for me, but could be considered a tad small for some, given the prices. Great wine list! Will always return!

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ErnieB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in the North Bay! The food and service are impeccable and the wine is fantastic. Our favorite spot.

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mstr
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent Waiter! Always enjoyable food. Very nice atmosphere.

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vipDavidC
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to celebrate a birthday!

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vipMaluD
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another enjoyable meal!
Excellent food! Great service!

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michelleb
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

From appetizer through dessert, this meal was exceptional. Our table of four ordered quite a variety of dishes and all were executed beautifully. Extensive travel requires me to eat out more than I care to think about and makes me a particularly harsh critic. This meal did not disappoint and I look forward to a return visit. Well done.