Where to Eat: Tiburon

Tiburon Sam's Anchor Cafe
Photo by Albert Law

 

Once you drive down the peninsula to the Tiburon tip, you will ask yourself why you don’t come here more often. The storybook main street boasts stylish Italian seaside eateries like Servino and Luna Blu. The town center and the surrounding residential areas cater to local residents and the throngs of tourists and ferry-goers, which lends a permanent holiday vibe to the picturesque downtown.

 

Caffe Acri | Don Antonio Trattoria | Luna Blu | Milano | Rustic Bakery | Salt & Pepper | Sam’s Anchor Cafe | Servino Ristorante | Tiburon Tavern | Waypoint Pizza

 


Caffe Acri

Italian, 1 Main St, Tiburon, (415) 435-8515

The well-lit corner cafe in Tiburon is a go-to for bikers, city commuters, and locals. Diners will find Italian roast espresso drinks, freshly baked pastries, and eggs for breakfast and a selection of soups, salads and paninis for lunch.

Don Antonio Trattoria Best of Marin County 2015

Italian, 114 Main St, Tiburon, (415) 435-0400

Located in Tiburon’s Ark Row, this trattoria serves authentic Italian cuisine in a quaint setting. Traditional selections include chicken piccata, veal marsala and house-made pesto.
 

Luna Blu Best of Marin County 2015

Italian, 35 Main St, Tiburon, (415) 789-5844

Executive chef Renzo Azzarello serves Sicilian seafood and homemade pastas with a Californian touch. The seasonal menu incorporates fresh and organic produce, local naturally grown meat and poultry from small farms. The restaurant complies with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch, so all the seafood is sustainable. In 2014, diners voted Luna Blu one of the Top 100 Neighborhood Gem restaurants in America.

Milano

Italian, 1 Blackfield Drive, Tiburon, (415) 388-9100

Located in the Cove Shopping Center, this family-owned neighborhood spot is known for its pasta and friendly service. Favorites, like the cheesy garlic bread and pesto, keep customers coming back.

Rustic Bakery

Californian, 1550 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon, (415) 797-6123

This location of the beloved bakery offers the same menu as the other locations in Novato and Larkspur, as well as outdoor dining. Enjoy a wide array of fresh salads, sandwiches, and pastries on the boardwalk.

Salt & Pepper

American, 38 Main St, Tiburon, (415) 435-3594

With its hardwood floors and blue-checkered tablecloths, the sun-filled, one-room restaurant is an area favorite. Scallops, rib-eye steak, a beef burger and traditional crab cakes with jalapeño dipping sauce are some of the popular choices.

Sam’s Anchor Cafe

American, 27 Main St, Tiburon, (415) 435-4527

Reopened after an extensive remodel, Sam’s boathouse feel and boat tie-ups are intact. and spiffy white umbrellas and deck chairs line the waterfront patio. All-day cocktails remain a fixture as does the signature cioppino, while offerings like crab toast, a roaming oyster cart, and a raw bar reflect the menu’s enduring seafood focus.

Servino Ristorante Best of Marin County 2017

Italian, 9 Main St, Tiburon, (415) 435-2676

Chef and owner Angelo Servino highlights organic ingredients in an array of rustic Italian dishes, including house-made pastas, wood-oven pizzas, and seasonal specialties. Located on the bay in Tiburon, Servino also prides itself on its extensive sustainable seafood program. Savor la dolce vita on the waterfront patio.

Tiburon TavernBest of Marin County 2015

Californian, 1651 Tiburon Blvd, Tiburon, (415) 435-5996

The atmosphere here is enhanced by two outdoor patios, two indoor fireplaces, and fresh flowers. Happy hour is 3 to 6:30 p.m. every day.

Waypoint Pizza Best of Marin County 2017

Pizza, 15 Main St, Tiburon, (415) 435-3440

Family-friendly, with cooked-to-order gourmet pies, slices, fresh salads and, for sports fans, a large-screen TV. Order online for quick pickup or delivery.

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