Best of Mill Valley Patch 2012: Italian Restaurants

We're kicking off our Best Of 2012 contest with a category that finds Mill Valley loaded: Italian restaurants. So we ask the question: which one is the best?

Buon Giorno!

Okay, we may have just exhausted our Italian vocabulary. But while our Italian needs work, Mill Valley basks in an abundance of Italian culinary riches, with a dozen excellent restaurants serving up a variety of fare originating from the boot-shaped nation. 

We're kicking off our Best of 2012 contest by focusing on Italian restaurants, and you have all the power. Voting comes in a variety of forms: you can vote in the poll below, but the pollis not scientific and is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. You also weigh in by writing in the Comments section below and by rating and reviewing the restaurants on their Mill Valley Patch Places pages (links below).

Hint: The ratings and reviews count extra.

Here are some of our favorite places, but if we've left one off of the list, please let us know in the comments and we'll add it:


Voting is open until 9 a.m. Friday. We will announce the winner at noon Friday.

Go voto!

GAFlynn February 27, 2012 at 10:44 PM
La Ginestra has only got better over the years-great food, service and family atmosphere
Tracy February 29, 2012 at 03:55 AM
La Ginestra is the best around!!!!!!!
Carmen February 29, 2012 at 07:58 AM
Frantoio has the best food. No comparison. The chef is Italian, uses the highest quality ingredients, and everything that comes out of the kitchen is made in house. Frantoio is really is in a league of its own when it comes to the food.
Sharon Stone February 29, 2012 at 11:53 PM
I agree, Frantoio is the best restaurant around!!! 5 stars!!!! THE BEST!!!
Cristiano Marcondes March 01, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Chef Duilio's cuisine at Frantoio is by far the best restaurant in Marin. Freshest produce, house made pastas, delicious sea food and meats. Frantoio has a great atmosphere, friendly service and Antonio the bartender mixes the best drinks.
maria March 01, 2012 at 03:24 AM
Chef Duilio is a legend , the most amazing food in all of norther California ! Frantoio is like spending the evening in Italy. Thank you chef Duilio :)
Magoo March 01, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Frantoio, Pizza Antica, and Pasta Pomodoro are not in Mill Valley.
Jim Welte March 01, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Citizen - we don't define Mill Valley as just within city limits, but the broader 94941 zip code.
ann April 01, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Love Tamalpie pizza and salads!
Katherine April 01, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Tamalpie food is great. Love the brussels sprout and polenta. The tap wine is excellent!


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