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Bistro GinoLina

Bistro Ginolina
Full Bar, Full kitchen including wood burning pizza oven. All organic produce and hormone free meats.
Italian owners, Italian Chef and Italian products.

"Bistro Ginolina is like taking a trip to Rome and eating your way south to the Amalfi Coast. Flavors here are bold".
Robin Collins-Patch Magazine
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60 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
(60 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 60 reviews
5 stars
(21)
4 stars
(25)
3 stars
(7)
2 stars
(4)
1 star
(3)
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • neighborhood gem(34)
  • fit for foodies(20)
  • good for groups(19)
  • romantic(17)
  • special occasion(15)
  • great for lunch(12)
Bistro GinoLina Reviews List
Review 1 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Always Lovely

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"GinoLina is one of our go to restaurants in Marin. We always receive warm service from the owners. The house-made pastas are to die for. And they have the best kale cesar I've ever had. I would place GinoLina towards the top of best Italian restaurants in Marin."
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 3 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 4 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/26/2016
 2000
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 5 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Authentic Italian food and ambience

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Fabulous food - truly authentic Italian cuisine and hospitality- excellent wine list - great service"
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 6 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 7 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/13/2016
 2007
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Review 8 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
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Review 10 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A Yummy Piece of Italia

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Nothing better than a piece of Italia, in your own neighborhood. Though I had been to Ginolina about 5 years ago and remembered it fondly, now I live nearby. The warm greeting you get by Gino or Lina is a super nice start to your lunch or dinner. It's a neighborhood-feel, small community atmosphere with cloth napkins, delicious wine, garlic-olive oil w/ warm bread....I could go on, but just make your reservation now! :-)"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/22/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/22/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2005
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Review 13 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2008
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 14 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Bravissimo GinoLina!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/27/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

We really enjoyed our dinner. Flavors were great

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/24/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 16 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Excellent food and creative compositions!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 11/14/2015
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 17 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/28/2015
 2006
Dined on 10/28/2015
 2006
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/28/2015
 2006
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Review 18 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/23/2015
 2007
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Review 19 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/21/2015
 2001
Dined on 10/21/2015
 2001
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/21/2015
 2001
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 20 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good food and service

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I thought the food was excellent. I had the eggplant parmigiana- enjoyed very much. My husband had the sole and love dit."
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 21 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 10/02/2015
 2008
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"I had bee out backpacking and got home early so I could treat my wife to a night out. We were first in and our waiter set a long, romantic pace. He did everything perfectly. Great food and a wonderful experience."
Dined on 9/18/2015
 2013
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Review 23 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 9/05/2015
 2005
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Review 24 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

I felt like I was dining with family!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 9/02/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 25 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

enjoyable spot

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"food was very good the night we are there, but we had specials, so not sure about regular menu. we will go back to try something else."
Dined on 8/25/2015
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 26 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/21/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 27 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Carbonara ans steak were cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/14/2015
 2009
Dined on 8/14/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 8/14/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 28 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great local spot. Surprisingly good food.

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"My husband and I were looking for a quiet little place so we could
talk. This was a cute and quiet restaurant with great southern
Italian food and great service. Their sauces were exceptionally good
and I would definitely go back. Wine was also very good and they
were very generous with their tastes.
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Dined on 8/11/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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Review 29 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/01/2015
 2010
Dined on 8/01/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 8/01/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 30 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/25/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 31 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/18/2015
 2007
Dined on 7/18/2015
 2007
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/18/2015
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 32 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/20/2015
 2015
Dined on 7/20/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 7/20/2015
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 33 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 6/29/2015
 2012
Dined on 6/29/2015
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/29/2015
 2012
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Review 34 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Very good Italian food

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"First time and it didn't disappoint. Food was very good, fresh and authentic. Everyone enjoyed their meal. My only complaint is the limited wine list, but understandable for a small, family run restaurant. Would definitely return."
Dined on 6/27/2015
 2001
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 35 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/26/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 36 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice little Italian restaurant

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This is a cute little neighborhood Italian restaurant with friendly service. The food is comfort Italian food. Nothing fancy, just good, solid food; clean tables and nice environment."
Dined on 6/19/2015
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 37 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 6/17/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for lunch, kid-friendly
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Review 38 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

What a great little neighborhood Italian gem!

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/27/2015
 2006
Dined on 5/27/2015
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"A little gem of a restaurant with all sorts of yummy classics and some trendy dishes, too. Anyone with diet restrictions will find lots of options. The menu is very reasonably priced. The service was attentive, but not cloying. Bread and garlicky oil is served right away…so delicious! Light and airy with a lovely little patio out front. 3rd street somehow feels miles away. Right around the corner from the Rafael Theater and across from a public lot, so an ideal location. I highly recommend."
Dined on 5/27/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 39 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Terrific!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Bistro GinoLina was terrific! The food was delicious, and the entire wait staff was extremely friendly and welcoming. I will definitely return!"
Dined on 5/08/2015
 2003
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Surprisingly disappointing experience

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I've loved this restaurant in the past, and chose it for my first Valentine's Day dinner with my new boyfriend.
Our server was pleasant enough, but rushed us through every decision, brushed off questions, and did not check on us. His first (and practically only) words to us were simply "are you ready to order"? No friendly greeting or dining recommendations on such a special day.
Based on prior experience, when I asked if the spicy pasta dish I wanted to order could possibly be made less spicy, I was abruptly told that it "wasn't spicy". Our Caesar salads had few croutons and limp lettuce; and the pasta in each of our dishes was mushy and overcooked. My boyfriend ordered a linguine dish and was served fettuccine instead, without comment.
I have loved this restaurant in the past and will dine there again, but was extremely disappointed with my boyfriend's first experience here."
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2006
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 41 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Bad choice for a "holiday"

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We went to the restaurant on Valentine's Day. They only offered an abbreviated menu and they increased the prices for the night. Same offerings they usually have for $4-5 more per entrée. Food was good, but not worth paying more for it than I would have a day later!"
Dined on 2/14/2015
 2006
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Review 42 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent Downtown San Rafael Gem!

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2013
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"I love Ginolina. It is an elegant, quaint, quiet, cozy restaurant with excellent service and wonderful food. It is always a pleasure to diner there--one of our favorites."
Dined on 1/30/2015
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 43 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

awful food

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2006
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2006
Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"This was our second visit. The first was OK, nothing special. This meal was atrocious. The octopus appetizer: tough and tasteless, the cauliflower soup had no seasoning. Their special pot pie undercooked and pasta d'avola had bland shrimp. We actually ended up at Napoli pizza where my husband had a fabulous dinner. Never will we return to Bistro Ginolina."
Dined on 1/09/2015
 2006
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Review 44 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Service stars

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/19/2014
 1990
Dined on 12/19/2014
 1990
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Gino and Lynn are two of the best hosts in the business, in the grand old-fashioned sense of the word. I don't mean that person who stands at the door and walks you to your take. I mean the person who attends to you throughout your visit and makes sure everything is great. Food on my visit was pretty standard Italian fare, but well executed with quality ingredients. Ask Gino to recommend a wine, you won't be disappointed."
Dined on 12/19/2014
 1990
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 45 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

sadly bad

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"A friendly helpful woman running the bar in no way reflects the terrible food and dour service ? THe Frito is fishy even under the batter... The Eggplant Parm was terrible tasting like a strange metal can and sweet with sour sauce notes ? The carbonara had fatty lard like cubes . The pasta was rubbery and tasteless .. Its so dissapointing to have a neighborhood Italian restaurant be so sadly bad."
Dined on 12/17/2014
 2005
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Review 46 for Bistro GinoLina
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Exellent food. Owner was warm and friendly. Very charming atmosphere."
Dined on 11/28/2014
 2010
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Bistro GinoLina
Based on the average of (14) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
11 out of 13 recommend this product
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
2.4 / 3
Energetic