Family Dining in the Bay Area at Dario’s Restaurant, California


I love a restaurant with a bit of history, especially a family-owned one, they always make me feel right at home even when I’m far away! This is exactly the vibe at the gorgeous Dario’s Restaurant in Marin County, California

About Dario’s Restaurant

Dario’s Restaurant has been family owned for over 40 years so there’s a real sense of history to the place. It feels great to be able to support an independently owned, local restaurant rather than a soulless chain. The restaurant is casual and cosy with vintage style décor and a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. You really do feel like you’re dining with family! As well as eating in the main restaurant you can dine al fresco on the outdoor patio next to the delightful fountain. It’s the ideal spot if you want to get a quick lunch with your colleagues, to celebrate your little one’s Little League win or just to watch the game with your friends.

The Cuisine

So, the really important bit! You can tuck into plates of delicious Mediterranean food that will make you feel as if you’re in Italy or Greece! The excellent menu includes unique Pizza varieties and Pasta favorites. Top of the must-try list has to be their famous and very yummy sweet and sour sauce pizza; yes, it sounds unusual but don’t knock it until you’ve tried it! If you’re not in the mood for pizza or pasta, there are large salads and other main courses; the Braised Land Shanks are the best in the area. They also have a Lunch Menu which includes paninis, burgers and wraps. The children’s portions are very generous so all the family are well looked after. And everyone will be happy come dessert time, the range of traditional desserts are simply delicious with the Tiramisu being the star of the show.
The customer service is wonderful; as well as that family welcome, they are very accommodating and are very sensitive when dealing with allergies and different dietary requirements.


The restaurant is located just out of town in Sausalito which is in Marin County across the Golden Gate Strait from San Francisco in California. The precise address is 2829 Bridgeway, Sausalito CA, 94965.

Catering & Private Dining

Dario’s also offer catering and private dining. The catering options are really flexible from intimate cocktail parties to 1,000 person business functions and best of all they work with you to customise a menu to your exact requirements so you get exactly what you want. For your next business lunch, birthday or anniversary try out their private dining, depending on your numbers (they can cater for as few as 25 right up to 150) you can take over the entire main dining room, the trendy loft-style upstairs area or the lovely outdoor patio or all three!

Dario’s Sausalito

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