Love this restaurant. The
Love this restaurant. The owner is a gem and if she's in she'll make you feel like family. The staff is great, atmosphere warm & inviting, food is wonderful and lots of it. The olive oil and balsamic for their wonderful bread is deluxe. Always a great experience.
2/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Superb Hole in the wall
Great Food, Great Service & Great Time. Love to come here and visit with everyone,and enjoy some quality food. Marsala sauce is to die for, Caprese pizza made by Annabella superb!If you have never been here......You must try it!!!!!!!!
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our new favorite restaurant
This was our second visit and it was as enjoyable as the first. The food was very flavorful and the portions generous. And the fact that your meal is served with a salad is also a plus. There were four of us, we sat in a booth and had no touble hearing each other so I'd say the noise level was low to moderate. Mamma Susanna's is our new favorite restaurant.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fresh ingredients and wonderful
Fresh ingredients and wonderful flavors. A nice place to have an intimate dinner or visit with a larger group of family and friends.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Love the pizza
I actually crave this pizza. Anabella makes the best extra thing crust caprese pizza in all of Sacramento!
3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friendly neighborhood restaurant
Friendly neighborhood restaurant with very pleasant staff. Very nice menu with some specialty dishes that are not always found on other Italian restaurant menus. Salad greens were very fresh and not smothered in dressing. We were in the mood for pasta the night we went, so my husband had the spaghetti & meatballs, and I had the penne pasta with Italian sausage. Both were quite good. We look forward to going back and trying the chicken piccata & chicken Marsala.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The only question. Return when???
This was my second visit and the experience was even better than the first. The portions are huge. I actually love and ordered a dinner salad and bruschetta for dinner. My guest had veal picatta. But the desserts! Wow! Large slice of a family recipe cheesecake and chocolate cannoli. It was sooo good! We even met the owner! He came and asked us how we liked the place. Can't wait to bring all my family and friends!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Happy to have found Momma Susanna's
Don't be in a hurry when you go to Mamma Susanna's, but that is a good thing, most everything is cooked to order, no microwave food here! Sometimes I think they could make sure that the bread gets there a little faster, that was why only four stars on the service. But everyone there is so good, and so friendly, just that I don't like to have to ask twice for something they said they would bring over to you. I love this place and the food I crave for it even after I just leave. Don't forget to order the Tiramisu!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food is delicious - what
The food is delicious - what else is there to say. We went to Mamma Suzanna's for a good meal and we are never disappointed.
Going to Italy and eating there can not be any better!!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food and staff---lots
Great food and staff---lots of fun. Will definitely return!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
New ownership, and No other changes
This has always been a neighborhood gem. With the recent ownership change we are pleased that absolutely nothing else has changed. Wonderfull pasta and seafood dishes along with all of the appropriate wines. Desserts are not forgotten, with excellent gelatos any picky kid will savor as well as a very satisfying chocolate cannoli.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small Kitchen so make sure that you understand you are waiting for perfection. The leftovers tasted almost as good as whrn it came out of the kitchen. Very Flavorful. Decent price for the food you get.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The best Italian in town!
Everything is made fresh! And although there is new ownership, there are still the familiar faces with the staff. The chef's there are the best! So, is the wait staff. I could eat there at least twice a week. Make reservations, more and more people are discovering this River Park neighborhood gem!
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing service and food
Great service. We had a short wait upon arrival despite our reservation but were then comped a total of 6 glasses of wine! Though it was busy, the staff was calm, expedient, and very friendly and generous. I will be back again and suggest that anyone who likes Italian food put this on their must visit list.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Will become my favorite Italian restaurant! Can't wait to take the whole family back What a treat!!
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian food
Thought we would try this neighborhood restaurant that we had so much about . Didn't disappoint Great food.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had dinner there last night. We all ordered something different: Caprese Pizza, Rustica Pizza, Lasagna and Penne Norcina, and everything was fantastic. I ordered the Penne Norcina based on our wonderful waitress' recommendation. It did not disappoint! It was nice and spicy but very flavorful. We shared a bottle of Italian Sangio (yum) and had tiramisu and chocolate cannoli for dessert. Awesome! Just writing this review makes me want to break into my leftovers (oh and when you order pasta, there WILL be leftovers...the portions are HUGE!!). Service was fantastic and one of the owners visited us at our table. All four of us will definitely be back soon!!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great family restaurant
We have been going to mama Susanna's for years. The ONLY misfire this time was the beer wasn't cold. If you want a place with good food, friendly staff, good wine, reasonable prices, then check out mama Susanna's.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I keep sending people to Mamma Suzanna's because i believe it is that good and they will have a great meal. I'm running out of friends so I'll have to meet somemore people!
7/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic food and great service
Wow. What a pleasant surprise. I actually found this restaurant using the OpenTable app. I brought someone here on our first date. We both loved the authentic Italian food, the energetic atmosphere and the incredible service. In fact, they made us feel like we have been a part of their family for years. We made several new friends, enjoyed a nice meal, drank fantastic wine and shared the best Tiramisu ever. We will definitely come back.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious! Everyone
The food was delicious! Everyone in our group ordered something different and they all enjoyed their entrées. The wait staff had a good sense of humor but I think they were a little short staffed since I think the whole place was filled so it made service a little slow... but she was hustling. The temperature was a little warm in the restaurant as well. I will definitely be back because I love local gems and good food!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Mamma Suzanna's was fabulous! We went for a birthday celebration and all had a wonderful time!
Thank you Michelle for making our event so special!
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just like having the family over for dinner but not having to cook! The food is outstanding, the people that own and work there are fast becoming friends!
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love this place and are always introducing friends to it. Food is cooked to order, so don't plan on being in a big fat hurry. Yum! I almost don't want to put this review out there, they are already busy enough! Make reservations to be safe! This is a neighborhood gem!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The recent changes are all for the better at MAMA SUSANAS.
But that doesn't mean all the dishes that you've come to love here are changed, they're not!
A tweak here and there with the menu have added some choices, all good.
We're becoming regular visitors.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Family Restaurant
We had a group of 9 celebrating a birthday. Service was excellent and everyone enjoyed their meal. Highly recommend
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
great new changes
new owners, new menu, always seeking to do better , friendly staff, good quality food
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Perfect Gem
Feels like Mom is cooking just for you. Great experience. The owner was so gracious and welcoming! Thanks John!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quality food; a favorite of ours.
The veal is high quality, tasty and tender.
The crab ravioli are decadent, delicious with generous amounts of good crab.
Staff is friendly and accommodating, eager to ensure your food is right for you.
Owners are actively involved in dining activities and add to sense of family dining.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dynamic Duo Owners
The owners' passion for their venture spills over into the menu, the ambiance and the food. They have a really good thing going. I am most impressed with their willingness to listen to their guests and provide the best quality meal possible.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love, love, love this place
The food here is always the best, the staff is so friendly, Michelle even remembers your likes and dislikes, even if it has been months since you have been in. This is my go to spot, when I want to have a for sure great meal. The cooks are consistent in putting out high quality, large quantity, perfect food. It feel like I am at home when I am there.
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great to have you open again! Antipasta plate fabulous and calzone terrific. Chocolate cake a treat. W'll be back soon
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glad they're back
This is a great neighborhood restaurant! Good wines, good food, quiet enough that you can have a conversation without shouting! They were closed for a few days due to a plumbing problem, but they are back open again and as wonderful as ever. And go just a few times and they recognize you!! A bit like an Italian Cheers but a restaurant not just a bar.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Keep coming back
I keep coming back, because the food is consistant, and I love that the staff remembers you and treats you as if you are family. Even though we are not eating family style, it does have a feel that you are sitting down to dinner at night with family. Come prepared to be full upon leaving, and or bringing home leftovers.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love in the neighborhood where Mama Susanna's is located and sometimes I feel we overlook an excellent restaurant two minutes away. Through the years Mama Susanna's has upgraded the experience (and prices, though still moderate). I expect to go more frequently as the food is good and plentiful (enough for a wonderful lunch the next day, too).
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food. A nice little
Excellent food. A nice little find in a quiet out-of-the-way neighborhood. We will definitely return. Thank you so much.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed Mamma Susanna's - the quality of the food was comparable to food for which we have paid nearly twice the price. Service was prompt and pleasant, portions generous, everything fresh, dinner salad included in entrees which is rare these days. Old-fashioned checked table cloth ambiance, don't expect white table cloths and flower vases. Looking forward to returning someday as we are from out of town.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice neighborhood restaurant
Good food and service. Our party of eight was very satisfied with the food and service. Lots to choose from the menu and everything was very good.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM