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La Ginestra

127 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1909
+1 415-388-0224
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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“zabaglione” (4 reviews)
“ravioli” (12 reviews)
“vitello” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
127 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley, CA 94941-1909
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1 - 10 of 62 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived in Mill Valley 31 years ago, La Ginestra was the sponsor for my son's little league team. We decided a visit was necessary. We haven't stopped coming here since. This is a family operated restaurant that is definitely welcoming to family groups....More

Thank tomlalanne
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We were looking forward to dining here based on a referral. Unfortunately it was a huge disappointment, primarily due to the service. We had to wait 45 minutes for a bottle of wine to be delivered (they couldn't find it... so brought another) and it...More

Thank Loebi
Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

I had the halibut and my wife a seafood pasta dish...the food was unbelievable and the service second to none...what a discovery...we will be back on our next visit.

1  Thank Dan H
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Wonderful small Italian restaurant with a great menu of fresh made pastas and veal selections. Definitely try a pizza and the calamari. The wild king salmon special was awesome. Great for families or intimate dinner. Very friendly staff.

1  Thank david e
Reviewed 20 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Paul R
Reviewed 6 May 2017 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...More

1  Thank David S
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...More

1  Thank xrayxx1
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...More

1  Thank Mel B
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...More

1  Thank Ptowngirlnow
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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