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Easter is Sunday, April 1, 2018

Join us for a Luscious Buffet featuring Eggs Benedict, Honey Mustard Glazed Ham, a Variety of Breakfast Breads, pastries, and other Easter Treats and much more!  To see a sample menu click here.

The Easter Brunch Buffet starts at 10 am to 2:30 pm.  Cost per person is $44, $24 for children 12 and under.




Insalata’s is hosting a Book Passage “Cooks with Books” Event featuring Lidia Matticchio Bastianich and her new cookbook My American Dream.

Please join us on Sunday, April 15th at 6:00 p.m.  The cost per person is $125 and includes a meal featuring recipes from the book as well as an autographed copy of Lidia’s cookbook.

Register for the event on the Book Passage website


Insalata’s and Marinitas: The Story of Two Restaurants This new book shares the backstory of Heidi Krahling’s perennially popular San Anselmo restaurant.

$36.+ tax

Insalata’s Mediterranean Table Heidi Krahling’s first book celebrates family and the importance of good food and hospitality.

$32.+ tax


Our takeout department has been at the heart of our business since we opened. With Marin County favorites such as fattoush salad, grain salads, grilled eggplant, and chicken meatballs, we provide plenty of healthful and flavorful mediterranean cuisine options. To order from our takeout department, call 415.457.8223. We need 48-hour notice for some items, though large or special orders may require more advance notice. Occasionally we may find it necessary to limit the number of takeout orders because of high demand so call early for best selections! We have parking available on the side of the restaurant for our takeout counter guests. View our Takeout Brochure here.


In the Take Out Case Today, February 23, 2018 at 11:24 am

Proteins and Mains
BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Curry chicken Salad
Chicken Meatballs in Marinara
Chicken Picatta
Fried Chicken Tenders
Grilled Flat Iron Steak
Grilled Salmon
Grilled Yogurt Chicken
Pork Loin
Stuffed Poblano Peppers
Veggie Quesadillas

Salads and Veggies
Fattoush Salad
Brussel Sprout Salad
Carrot Salad
Mashed Potatoes
Delicata Squash
Southwest Coleslaw
Roasted Cauliflower
Kale Salad

Pasta and Grains
Carbonara Pasta
French Lentil Salad
Marco Polo Noodles
Pasta Marinara
Brown Rice Cakes
Risotto Cakes
Quinoa Salad
Rice Salad

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Coffee Toffee Cookies
Ginger Cookies

Pizza of the Day:  Peppers, Mushrooms, Leeks, Goat Cheese, Mozzarella, and Marinara

Soup of the Day:  Curried Eggplant and Lentil “Vegan”


Catering & Private Dining

For 20 years, our catering staff has put on events for parties
as small as 10 to as large as 700. We also have years of
experience tailoring menus to accommodate special diets or food
preferences. To launch the conversation about your event needs,
contact Liz Chiarolla at 415.332.3277 or by email.

Private Dining in The Siena Room
Featuring French doors that ensure privacy, the Siena Room is perfect for business events and celebratory gatherings. It can accommodate up to 40 people with a menu customized for the occasion. For more information, contact Christa or Beth at 415.457.7700 or by email at insalatasrestaurant@comcast.net

The Team

Heidi & Mark Krahling

Heidi & Mark Krahling


Heidi Krahling became a chef during California’s culinary coming of age in the 1980s. She and her husband, Mark Krahling, opened Insalata’s in 1996 and both have worked hard to make it a central part of the San Anselmo community. Today, Heidi is the mama-in-residence, guiding her culinary team while Mark ensures that the restaurant’s myriad components run smoothly. Their goal has always been to provide gracious service and delicious Mediterranean-inspired food to their guests while taking care of their teams of chefs and servers.

Taylor Carnes

Taylor Carnes

Head Chef

Taylor Carnes brings creativity and passion to every dish he develops. A former valet at Insalata’s, Carnes trained at the Napa Valley Cooking School and quickly worked his way up the kitchen ranks to head cuisine. When not at the restaurant, he bikes Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County or experiments with delicious new recipes with friends and family.

Beth Casey

Beth Casey


Beth Casey is hard-wired to create memorable dining experiences for the guests of Insalata’s. Prior to joining our management team, Beth gained experience in every aspect of restaurant operations as a restaurant owner and hospitality instructor.

Bruce Johnstone

Bruce Johnstone

Pastry Chef

Bruce is steeped in American dessert traditions. At Insalata’s, he melds his knack for creating playful spins on American classics with Heidi’s love of seasonal, Mediterranean desserts. Few things make him happier than creating centerpieces for events or developing new designs for seasonal cookies and cupcakes.

Christa Colardo

Christa Colardo


Christa got her start in the culinary world as a TV cooking show producer. She joined Insalata’s kitchen team after completing culinary school and now brings her food and wine knowledge to both the front and back of the house.

About Us

Since 1996, Insalata’s has brought the warm spirit of the Mediterranean to Marin County. As an integral part of the community, our bib gourmand-awarded restaurant has become a place for every occasion, including once-in-a-lifetime celebrations (in the private Siena Room or via catering) and busy weeknight dinners (from the takeout counter). With menus that strike a balance between familiar flavors and enticing new fare, the restaurant strives to make everyone feel welcome at the table.  For Latin American favorites, visit Insalata’s sister restaurant, Marinitas.

Insalata’s proudly partners with ExtraFood.org to get food donations to vulnerable people in our community.  Please visit their website for information on what they do and how you can help.

Insalata’s is proud to say we were once again awarded the Michelin’s Bib Gourmand Award for 2018!

Art by Laura Parker


‘Laura Parker’s art is an essential part of our interiors and branding…’ – Heidi Insalata Krahling

View a selection of her paintings by clicking on the image at right or visit her online gallery here.

All images © 2014 Laura Parker

Find Us

Address: 120 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, San Anselmo, CA 94960, Phone: (415)457-7700

Lunch: M-S:11:30am-2:30pm,Su:11:00am-2:30pm
Dinner: Su-Th:5:30pm-9:00pm,F-S: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Takeout: M-S:11:00am-7:30pm,Su (closed)


Be Social

Check out our Facebook page and Instagram page for behind the scenes look at Insalata’s!

Book Us

Call us at 415.457.7700 or make a reservation via Open Table.

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Insalata’s Day in the Life

In celebration of our 20th Anniversary, Insalata’s invites you to watch this video showcasing the daily routine and flow of our restaurant.

Keep in Touch

Write to Us

We want to hear from you. We especially love to hear about your dining experience. Send us a message using the form below.

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Email us here.

Call for Takeout: 415.457.8223

Private Parties: Call Beth or Christa at 415.457.7700 or send  an email here.

Staffed Catering: Call 415.457.7700 or email the catering department here.

Gift Certificates can be purchased here.

Jobs: Insalata’s is seeking people to join our team. Visit Instawork for info.

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