Welcome to Insalata's

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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.

The Bar at Insalata's


We are taking reservations now for our Annual Christmas Eve Dinner.  Join us between 5 pm and 8:30 pm for a scrumptious Christmas Eve Dinner including a Dungeness Crab Salad, Seared Scallops and Snow Angel Pot de creme for dessert!   The price per person is $54, children under 12 are $18.  See the menu here.

The Take Out Christmas Eve menu will include a Winter salad, Mushroom Soup, Filet of Beef, Potato Gratin, Broccolini and a Flourless Chocolate Almond Tart.  Click here for pricing.





Insalata's and Marinitas: The Story of Two RestaurantsInsalata’s and Marinitas: The Story of Two Restaurants This new book shares the backstory of Heidi Krahling’s perennially popular San Anselmo restaurants. $36.+ tax 

In_cookbook1-smInsalata’s Mediterranean Table Heidi Krahling’s first book celebrates family and the importance of good food and hospitality.  $32.+ tax

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.

Takeout, Catering & Private Dining

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.

Takeout at InsalatasCatering
For 18 years, our caterings 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 Catering Manager Chris Engel ph. 415.332.3277, fax 415.331.7684, or send Chris an email here.

Take Out Christmas Eve Menu

Please call 415-457-8223
Available for pick-up Saturday, December 24th.  This will be the ONLY food available on Christmas Eve except for fattoush and dips.
These items mus to PRE-ORDERED by December 20th.

Winter Salad – Winter greens, comice pear, Pt Reyes blue cheese, toasted walnuts, sherry-shallot vinaigrette $26/half foil (serves 4-5)

Wild Mushroom Soup – with sherry and thyme $12/qt

Porcini-Crusted Filet of Beef – with horseradish cream and salsa verde $150/ea

Potato Gratin – 1/2 foil $50 (serves 9-12), full foil $85

Broccolini – with lemon oil and garlic chips $11.25/lb (serves 4-5)

Flourless Chocolate Almond Torte – with raspberry sauce 10″ $39 (serves 10-12)



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 Private Dining Coordinator Angela Salvemini, ph. 415.640.7799, or email Angela at insalatas.events@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.

Aaron Wright

Aaron Wright

Head Chef

Aaron Wright’s passion for the celebration of food started early, tending to family gardens in preparation of the evenings’ meal. This importance placed upon food at an early age helped craft Aaron’s love of food and the industry that surrounds it. With over 25 years in the kitchen, Chef Wright’s success can be attributed to providing leadership to his culinary staff. Motivated by his desire to learn, teach and grow, he challenges them through new dishes and the importance of sourcing local food.

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 our 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.

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)


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

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Call for Takeout: 415.457.8223

Private Parties: Call Angela Salvemini at 415.457.7700 or send Angela an email here.

Staffed Catering: Call 415.332.3277 or email the catering dept. 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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