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127 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1909
+1 415-388-0224
16:00 - 22:00
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Tue - Sun 16:00 - 22:00
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Greenbrae, California
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182 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant has been in Mill Valley for many years, and still serves quality food, large portions, friendly service, reasonable. We had salads, soup, bread, wine and beer to start. All perfect. Vitello Parmigiana, Linguine Bolognese, Linguine Tutto Mare, Ravioli Alla Ginestra, and Canneloni, was the main course for us. Just terrific. Reservations suggested, but come in after 8:00 PM... More 

Thank Paul R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I, along with our 15 month old child, visited this restaurant yesterday while on a trip to San Francisco. I had the chicken marsala and my wife had the chicken parmigiano. Both meals were amazing. The marsala sauce was prepared well and the wine wasn't overpowering as is frequently the case. The atmosphere was great and the... More 

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Mill Valley
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

You know you are a local when you are a regular. I come from a San Francisco family and I know top flight Italian home cooking and that's what you'll find at La Ginestra. The Aversa Family, especially its younger generation, knows how to do it right. Excellent unpretentious food with professional service.

Thank xrayxx1
Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We came from out of town for a birthday, and found La Ginestra. We were greeted immediately and made to feel immensely welcome by the hostess. The waitstaff was very friendly and helpful. The ravioli was absolutely outstanding, and my expectations were very high to start with. The specials were presented well and were quite delicious also. The prices were... More 

Thank Mel B
Petaluma, California
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90 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

,My husband had the special, Halibut, was $30 he said it was dry and he was disappointed. I had the Pesto with pasta - SO GOOD!! The bread they give you before the meal is ok, the dipping oil..SO GOOD...we got dessert to go, a cannoli---SO GOOD..REALLY GOOD. Would go back to this place again and again. The service was... More 

Thank Ptowngirlnow
san francisco
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Took me 5 years to visit, why did I wait so long? Surprising menu, good execution, waiter a bit surly, but overall a great stop.

Thank SanFranciscoKate
San Francisco, California
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I remember going to La Ginestra in 1976 when I first moved to Marin. I enjoyed the food then and I am enjoying it now. Their goal is to serve fresh, authentic, Italian Cuisine. In addition to great pasta, I had the Pasta with Pesto which was excellent, they produce an excellent pizza. The wine list is good, and the... More 

Thank Traveltattle
san francisco
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78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

For years, we've walked past this old fashioned Italian on our way to more modern places in this charming town. Boy, have we been missing out on a great place. The clientele is mostly older locals who know a good thing. The food is authentic, very well prepared and generously served by attentive well trained waiters. The seafood is very... More 

Thank musashiSanFrancisco
Mill Valley, California
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

I love this place. I have been going here as long as they have been in existance and love the food and the people. Maria the owner makes fresh ravioli and pirogi fresh every day. they will bend over backwards to make sure you're happy

Thank Jeannier801
New Iberia, Louisiana
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124 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

A neighborhood, casual dress, italian bistro. Food very good, as was the service. Located right in town, easy walking distance from a few hotels. You feel like a local...

Thank TravelinMinee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30
Italian, Pizza
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1909
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Mill Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 415-388-0224
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?