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Bistro GinoLina

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901 B St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3004 (3rd Street)
+1 415-258-8590
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Bonsall, California
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173 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

WE visited the Bistro GinoLina on a weekday mid-afternoon with 3 kids in tow (ages 2,8 and 10). They graciously prepared a special dish for our 2 year old grandchild while the older children enjoyed choices from the adult menu (a kid menu is available). The service remained attentive and upbeat. A great find, moderately priced for the quality. Enjoyable... More 

Thank R H
San Rafael, California
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49 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Not your typical Italian-American fare. Limited selection but always good Try the fava bean bruschetta appetizer Reasonably priced wine selections

Thank Shari B
San Rafael, California
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

Walking distance, it just feels like home. Friendly service, solid menu, well-made and nicely presented. When we want a home-cooked meal but can't muster the energy, we relax with our friends right here in our neighborhood.

Thank Chris S
Angier, NC
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015

We found this place through Living Social. We made reservations, but it didn't appear that we needed any. Our waiter greeted us at the door and took very good care of us for the entire time. He was friendly, knowledgeable, and fun to talk to. The food was incredible! I had the calamari steak and my husband had the lasagna... More 

Thank Gigijessie
San Rafael, California
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103 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Great food, personable service, reasonable prices...feels like your a guest in someones home. I highly recommend if your looking for classic Italian fare.

Thank david a
Marin County, California
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

We enjoyed our meal but it really wasn't anything outstanding. The service was very good. Prices seemed at the high end.

Thank YouthinAsia
Seattle, Washington
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262 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2015

We were on the road and stopped uncharacteristically early for dinner and were welcomed by Gino to his Italian restaurant in downtown San Raphael. We started with a couple glasses of wine and a kale Caesar, followed by the ravioli and the lamb, which was excellently prepared. Total before tax and tip $96.00 so a little more expensive but the... More 

Thank Krisinseattle
Corte Madera, California
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119 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015

My husband and I have eaten here several times. The pizza is delicious and you get to watch it being made and going in (and coming out of) their pizza oven. They have a full bar and a small, but decent wine list. Everyone should be able to find something to whet their whistle there! Their pastas are super and... More 

Thank Mary M
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92 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014

Dined quite late for lunch. My friend and I were the only customers. The service was slow as only the owner was serving. The food was acceptable; not great. We were rushed to leave. Bush league!

Thank Mel_Paris
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

This place is fabulous! I had the Veal Scallopine Marsala and it was wonderful. The meat was juicy and the veggies nicely seaaoned. My mom had the seafood saffron soup and the broth was out of this world! Warm family atmosphere with a touch of class. Highly suggested!

Thank Allison Brooke B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$17 - US$25
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 B St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3004
    (3rd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-258-8590
A Taste of Italy on B Street

A comfortable, inviting neighborhood bistro perfect for a business lunch, family pizza night, date night or a quick bite and cocktail at the bar.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?