Mamma Susanna's Ristorante Italiano
Mamma Susanna's Ristorante Italiano

Mamma Susanna's Ristorante Italiano

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.mammasusannas.com/
  • Phone: 9164527465x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Wednesday & Thursday 4:30pm - 8:30pm
    Friday & Saturday 4:30pm - 9:00pm
    Tuesday & Sunday 4:30pm - 8:00pm
    Closed Monday
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Greg Shilin
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Limited catering menu to local area for events.
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer private restaurant rental for lunch Tuesday - Sunday. $500 minimum purchase.
    Call for more details
  • Private Party Contact: John Vitto 916-860-8655x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: H Street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking in Shopping Center lot.
A word from Mamma Susanna's Ristorante Italiano
Old World Italian Restaurant. We make traditional Italian dishes to order. Family owned and operated.Tucked away in the lovely River Park area of Sacramento, a little romantic Trattoria. Choose from favorites like Gnocchi Gorgonzola, Lasagna Bolognese, Fettuccini Milanese, Veal Marsala or Chicken Picatta to name just a few. Quiet, Romantic Atmosphere. Great food, Great service.
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Mamma Susanna's Ristorante Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (20)good for groups (8)special occasion (6)fit for foodies (6)kid-friendly (5)romantic (5)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Never Miss!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Awesome food, and the service is better than many more expensive places. I love going to Mamma Susanna's!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good, always tasty!
    FolsomFeast
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I first learned of Mamma Susanna's when I bought an online coupon deal. Since then, I always try to visit the restaurant whenever I am in the East Sacramento area. The food is reliably good, and the prices are very reasonable. At times, it may take a longer time to receive your items when it is busy. I was told by a waitress the primary reason for any delay is because there is one chef who makes all the items to order. The wait has never been excessively long, and I just plan for the extra time when I visit there.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place! A neighborhood gem
    SacramentoSue
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It is exactly what you vision a local Italian restaurant should be! Great food and friendly service in a comfortable aptmosphere!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinnerforfour
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We were a group of 4 who had dinner at the restaurant last week. We found the food to be very, very good and the service very good also. For three of us, it was out first time in that restaurant. I liked the fact that is it not a chain restaurant and that it is a nice neighborhood establishment We were able to hear each other talk so that made the low noise level ideal! We will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sacramento Reviewer
    SacramentoReviewerVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The portions were very large and of poor quality. The meatballs in the spaghetti were uneatable. Service was slow. I read previous reviews about this restaurant which seemed appealing, however our experience was not. I would not recommend this restaurant unless it was to someone who wanted a lot of food and did not care about the quality.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    Greenskip
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Had a craving for gnocchi and thought we would give this place a try. Excellent pasta in a Gorgonzola cream sauce. Will definitely tell our friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Italian :)
    SashaVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Nice neighborhood restaurant. We started with a few salads that were very fresh. Hubby had Ravioli Lobster Special, I enjoyed the Veal along with garlic cheese bread. Nice change from the restaurants in our neighborhood (Sierra Vista Oaks).
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Elayneks
    winerdiner
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Great little Italian restaurant. The server went out of his way to make up for the fact that they were out of eggplant and could not accommodate our orders for Eggplant Parmesan. Very friendly, aim-to-please service. Nice Italian ambiance. Great place for a quiet, Italian dinner.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    foodie215VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Had one of the best meals here! At first we were a bit put-off by the location, it's in a strip mall right next to a liquor store - but don't let that stop you. Food was great, service was great. The owner was there and really hands on -- just really good people. Our daughter goes to Sac State and it is really close to the school so you can bet we will be back again!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Satisfied
    Duck
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    When you want great basic Italian Food at a very reasonable price and with extremely friendly service this is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This was our first time here - it had been recommended by a friend. Food was so good - I had the shrimp scampi - special of the night - and it was excellent - sauce was so good. My husband had the seafood linguine and thought it was also very good. Well prepared. The flute lemoncello was wonderful! Everyone was so nice and we definitely will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 168 reviews are from the Mamma Susanna's Ristorante Italiano reviews archive.
  • Always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Neighborhood dining at it's best!! I always look forward to my visits to Mamma Susanna's! Great food at a reasonable price. Go hungry! With great entrees and perfect portions you will not be when you leave.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Have eaten here many times. Always great food and service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Glad we found this place
    RidgeMom
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    I found Mamma Susanna's while looking for a place near downtown Sacramento for my husband and me to have dinner with my cousin and her boyfriend, who were visiting from out of town. The menu looked promising, and we were not disappointed. I had no trouble finding something to delight my vegetarian palate, and the rest of our party were very happy with their non-vegetarian choices as well. John, the owner, treated us like family, and the service was very attentive. The restaurant is not elegant, but the décor is quite charming. The servings are huge -- I had a half-order of pasta and took home enough for lunch the next day -- but try to leave room for dessert. The Flute Lemoncello is not to be missed! I will definitely come again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as usual
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Our group of 8+ visit here every 3 months -- it's the best Italian food around . . . we love it and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • drmarvingVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Extensive menu, we'll prepared and served. Friendly service, very accomodating. Portions were large and just enough garlic!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Have eaten here many times. Always great food and service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A FINE DINNER
    lilRoydie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    DINNER WAS WONDERFUL. SERVED HOT AND TASTY. SERVICE WAS GREAT NEVER WANTED FOR ANYTHING. WE HAD TIME TO VISIT WITH THE COUPLE WE BROUGHT TO DINNER AND NEVER FELT RUSHED...
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The food was great. We had appetizers, salad and entrees, everything was delicious. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Italian comfort food
    JamieB
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This is a great neighborhood Italian restaurant, reminiscent to this former New Englander of the red-checkered tablecloth places everywhere in CT and MA that we'd go to almost weekly. Great food, ENORMOUS portions. Come hungry.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    A good meal in a local strip mall. This family restaurant delivers tasty Italian food with friendly service - and the portions are more than sufficient.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, very friendly
    Lori
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Restaurant was very accommodating for our large group. This is not an exceptionally large restaurant, so small groups are fine. I think this is really more of a regular size (5 or less) group restaurant. However, they really did a wonderful job of making is feel comfortable! Everyone agreed their food was some of the best we've had! My pesto gnocchi was delish! Despite our group of 14, the waitress made individual accommodations with humor and willingness. Just all around a wonderful birthday experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    PaddydVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    This is a perfect place to share a special event with friends or family. The expansive menu has something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Mamma Susanna's is one of my all time favorite places to eat in Sacramento! The food is awesome, the portions are ample, and the staff are warm and inviting. This neighborhood gem is without attitude and offers a great meal at a very reasonable price! I always look forward to the "next time." Try it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ....perfect
    lilRoydie
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    .... wonderful dinner, where able to spend time with our guests and not feel rushed. table was well served...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I always like Momma Suzannas...good
    elley
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I always like Momma Suzannas...good food, nice atmosphere, quiet neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I always look forward to going to Mamma Susanna's!! Michelle was our waitress and she ROCKS!! She knows the menu inside and out and can offer small changes to individualize the menu options. All the waitstaff is awesome, but it was our pleasure to have Michelle take care of us on our last visit. If you want an awesome neighborhood dining experience with out attitude, you have to try this gem of a restuarant. I'm already looking forward to going back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sacramento Gem!
    JennyY
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Mamma Susanna's has become one of our favorite restaurants in Sacramento. You won't find better Italian food anywhere in the area! We got the lasagna, which is made fresh daily, and fettuccine alfredo this time. We have yet to find something on the menu we don't love!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian Food
    Dayout
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Have eaten here several times and this was unfortunately not the best of the visits. Yes the food was good and that is normal for the restaurant, but the service was not up to par this night. We were seated promptly and given enough time to choose our meal. Our wait person delivered the meals sloppily and seemed to just drop the dishes on the table. We had to ask for the bread that went with the meal and again sort of just dropped it down. I have to think this was just a bad night, because normally we find everything very well done here. We will try again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Experience
    DavidVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Extremely poor service and food. Hopefully they were just having a bad night but we would never consider returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Foodie1234
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great family run restaurant! Service, food quality and quantity very good. Wish it was closer to my home!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service for valu
    valueface
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    On my many visits to Mama Susanna's Restorante Italiana, the food and service has always been consistent and extremely satisfying for both my wife and I. It's really nice to have a hidden gem in the River Park neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun with the family at Mamma's
    LovetoeatVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Mamma's is casual, service friendly and helpful, the owner engaging, prices reasonable, and most importantly, the food was, as in previous years, quite good. I had the chicken marsala; every time I think I will order something different, I end up ordering the same item. Likewise, my husband ends up with the spaghetti carbonara. Our son and my sister-law liked the soup stratticella (sp). Our niece had the baked ziti and said it was really good.Our niece's boy friend ordered the New York steak with the marsala sauce; he thought it was very good as well. My daughter and her fiancé were disappointed to miss this dinner, so they are going to Mamma's for Valentine's Day! If you haven't eaten at Mamma's yet, give it a try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Their first anniversary!
    teacher
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We helped celebrate the first year anniversary of the new owners and had a delicious meal in a wonderful setting. Balloons and cake made the anniversary special. The food was awesome as always, the service attentive, and quiet enough to have a conversation without yelling. Great neighborhood place!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, friendly service,
    eat2much
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Good food, friendly service, an all-around neighborhood asset!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Find
    Cranberry
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    The menu offered many appealing choices of Italian fare, and our party of four will definitely be back to sample further. One of our party, a vegetarian was pleased with the spaghetti laced with a variety of fresh vegetables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mamma's is great! Awesome
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Mamma's is great! Awesome food, and a wonderful "neighborhood eatery" atmosphere. One of my favorite places to eat in the Sacramento Area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the extra mile...
    teacher
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    We love this neighborhood restaurant! Recently, when we ate there, our service was rather slow but the food was excellent. We weren't in a hurry so it was not a problem. However, my husband left his hat on the table and we got a call later that they had it! How awesome is that!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food and Friendly Staff
    lrjsacto
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Our dining club met here for the second time and we all had another quality experience. Good Italian food and a very friendly waiter. One of the owners even came over to our table to check on our experience and chat for a bit. My only suggestion is that they install some more subdued lighting in back. We felt like we were eating under bright lights.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK for a neighborhood place,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    OK for a neighborhood place, but would not go out of my way to visit again. Decent Italian food, but nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet