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Gira Polli, a Sicilian trattoria in Mill Valley, California welcomes you with open arms. As you walk through the front entrance—aside an Italian outdoor fountain—you will begin to feel the warmth of the Sicilian owners, Norine Bruno and Michele Ferrante, now celebrating their 21st year in business together in Mill Valley. One secret to their success is their lifelong devotion to a traditional Sicilian dining experience.

With passion, the most health-conscious ingredients are purchased—such as grass-fed beef—and prepared to breathe their authentic roots. Warmth and friendliness exudes from the persona of the restaurant, inviting you into the Gira Polli family.

Gira Polli is associated with Global Animal Partnership. What does this mean? We now offer complete:
Free Range, Non-GMO, Antibiotic Free, Veg Feed, Air Child.The products we now offer are healthier and safer, and the taste even better. .

Their Palermo, Sicily custom-made wood-fired rotisserie oven stands the test of time in the heart of their kitchen. It was the first ever imported to North America from Italy—announced in the New York Times article At the Nation's Table while at their original North Beach San Francisco location, and can roast 126 chickens at once. Your nose will be taunted as you take in the succulent scents of the culinary masterworks of Chef Michele.

You can find the chef's specials posted on Gira Polli's Twitter, as displayed in the restaurant handwritten—Sicilian style. The menu includes family specialties from Michele's father, Vincenzo, and Norine's mother, Kay, who bakes Sicilian cookies and cannoli.

Treat yourself and your family and friends to Dine In and be catered to by the owners themselves with Sicilian zest and a bottle of wine. Alternatively, choose Take Out and enjoy thoughtfully-prepared chicken and pasta in the privacy of your own home.

Work hard and play hard...its essential for success!



Work hard and play hard...its essential for success!


Owner / Chef