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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
“ravioli” (11 reviews)
“vitello” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (12 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 65 reviews

Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful family owned restaurant that has been in Mill Valley for 50 years! The food is excellent as well as the service. I love the Veal Piccata! The specials are always very good. So glad to have such a wonderful restaurant that is constantly good.

Thank garciamarquez
Reviewed February 25, 2018

This restaurant has been around for years. They cover all the basis on their menu of appetizers, salads, pasta and meats. They have this speciality they are famous for their "house" ravioli. It's awesome!!! This restaurant is steps away from the Mill Valley Inn.

Thank Colleen K
Reviewed November 3, 2017

Still like this place very much. Quality has been maintained. The bartender knows the regulars and can serve them without taking their order. Fetuccini Genestra is a favorite of mine.

Thank Willco
Reviewed October 2, 2017

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 September 4, 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 September 3, 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 September 1, 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 May 20, 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 May 5, 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 October 18, 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
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Restaurant Details

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