Mamma Tanino's Ristorante
Mamma Tanino's Ristorante

Mamma Tanino's Ristorante

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://mammataninos.com/
  • Phone: 7079338826
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gaetano Patrinostro
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Chef Gaetano Patrinostro can create a custom menu for your event based on your budget and theme. His culinary training includes Italian, French, Spanish, Mediterranean, and Californian/American cuisine.
  • Private Party Facilities: The Broderick Room can accommodate up to 20 people and is the back dining room.
    For a buyout we can accommodate up to 50 people inside with a nice size patio for reception.
  • Private Party Contact: Kimberley Patrinostro 7079338826
  • Entertainment: We offer group cooking classes in which you and your group can choose the menu or have the chef put one together based on skill level.
    For current events see web site.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fifth Street West
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Located at 500 W. Napa St. cross street 5th St West there is a large parking lot for the Sonoma Valley Center.
A word from Mamma Tanino's Ristorante
Four blocks west of "The Square' tucked in the Sonoma Valley Center, Italian born chef, Gaetano Patrinostro uses a combination of the freshest local products and Italian imports to prepare authentic Italian cuisine. His pasta sauces are based on the region of origin, seafood and steaks are cooked to perfection and the desserts are not to be missed. Mamma Tanino's is an off The Square locals favorite and the at home feeling makes out of towners love this place.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Mamma Tanino's Ristorante reviews from OpenTable diners
51 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (43)fit for foodies (23)kid-friendly (7)good for groups (6)special occasion (6)great for outdoor dining (4)romantic (3)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Italy in Sonoma
    maryVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    I had an excellent dinner last week, and the Katerina Veal was one of the best veal dishes I've ever had. We'll be back often
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good kitchen
    sonomastanVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    Continues to deliver very good food, unfortunately the overall experience is only fair. A friendly neighborhood restaurant that lacks any refinement of service. Do try it for the food, but know the downside.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding food! I've been
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/14/2013
    Outstanding food! I've been there several times and it's always been perfect! Best Italian food around, hands down!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food
    Punkin
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    We heard about this place from 2 locals and love Italian food. We found the atmosphere Pretty average, the service very good and the food excellent. I had veal scallopini and my husband Had the special, sea bass. They were equally delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Italian in small portions
    SDNP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    We went on a busy Saturday. The servers were quite knowledgeable and friendly, but perhaps due to the volume of customers a bit slow to refill glasses or ask if we wanted more bread when the kitchen took a while to produce our plates. Portions are on the small size for the price, but everything we had was well executed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience
    mike
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Food was very good, the service was quick and the staff friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always good
    Raymond
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    Mama Tanino's is consistently good. Kimberly is a delightful host, and the food remains constantly good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find!
    Jalen
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    As others have said, don't let the strip mall location fool you! The food was awesome. We have been to Italy on 4 occasions and we felt we were in Italy. The place is small and quaint with great service. Everything appeared homemade. The risotto special was outstanding. We went there for our mother's 70th bday celebration. They treated her well. Everyone was personable as if we were regulars. Would go back!!! Now go visit Mamma Tanino!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and nice owners
    JROTVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    Had a fantastic meal with my wife and 3 young kids. At the end of the meal we asked the chef (his wife did to be fair) to fix us a warm Sabayon and it was exquisite. Really good dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't be fooled!
    mlh333
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    This was perhaps the best meal we had during a week of touring some of the best restaurants in Napa and Sonoma. Eggplant, Rissotto with Scallops... Fantastic. Great Italian wine list as well. The location is a bit hidden in a strip mall not far from the Sonoma town square. The owner and his wife are cooking and waiting. Just a great food experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too salty..
    Timmee
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    My friends liked their pasta and sea bass dishes. I ordered the seafood special with pasta in a white wine sauce. It was much too salty for my taste - both the pasta and the seafood/sauce were oversalted. The shrimp was cooked perfectly, not overdone, seemed fresh and had a nice texture. However the mussels were very small, and subsequently the meat was shriveled and overcooked (I would suggest eliminating the mussels unless they are larger whereby only a few would be necessary, and hopefully they would be plump and juicy.) The clams were a little larger but still overcooked. There were very small pieces (1/2 inch cubes) of swordfish. I would suggest fewer, but larger pieces. Needless to say I was very disappointed with my dish.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovegoodfood
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    never disappoint...consistant and always excellent food! Owners are caring and true hospitality professionals!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great Italian for great Italians
    Italianbyproxy
    Dined on 9/25/2013
    We've been here a number of times, and Mamma Tanino's is always spot on in every way!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't let the location fool you
    DavidCVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    This great place is tucked in a corner of a strip mall. The owners are ever present with great suggestions and the food choices and prep is superb. A must go if you are in wine country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find
    1forsonoam
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Came here for our 27th Wedding Anniversay and turned out to be a great choice. Great food, Great service and just a good place to just sit back and enjoy.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Sonoma Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 9/3/2013
    You really must try this place! The owners who are the chef Guitano and wife Kim who makes sure all the guests are greeted personally and warmly are the type of owners that you really would love to have dinner with! The food is fantastic, all homemade in a tiny little kitchen that makes you feel at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sonoma Italian
    Fortylove
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    Don't be fooled by the strip mall location, this family run Italian is the real deal! The food is fresh and yummy and the cordiality is genuine.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everybody was VERY happy
    BayAreaNativeVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Tucked into a corner of a strip mall without the physical charm of other restaurants in the downtown Sonoma area, you would not think this place would deliver, but it really does. Calamari Fritti appetizer were some of the lightest and crispiest we've had anywhere. Seafood pasta, veal chop, and petrale sole were excellent and generously portioned. Wine list is relatively short but quite complete with both local and Italian wines, reasonably priced. Very classic Italian menu, everything nicely presented and prepared. Desserts were excellent, as were salads and a minestrone. Tables perhaps a little close together but that's nitpicking. Very accomodating servers. Would absolutely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Italian in Sonoma
    knowsgoodfood
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Mamma Tanino's is a family owned, authentic and excellent Italian restaurant (the chef is from Italy). He is fabulous and will even make dishes upon request with enough notice. From bread to dessert the food is top notch. It is our favorite restaurant for Italian from Sonoma on down to the Peninsula. The service is attentive and very generous. We were given complimentary Port at the end of our meal. They have a nice selection of Italian wines. I've thoroughly enjoyed all the soups, salads, pastas, main courses and desserts I've had there. I have been there about 4 times and always had a full course meal. I have never come away with a complaint except for being too full!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/6/2013
    A real treat. Both the buccatini amatriciana and chicken marsala were delicious. Too bad there were no reservations too be had the next night because we would have loved to have returned before leaving town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great little Gem in Sonoma
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    The location in the shopping plaza is not the best however every time I have eaten there the food is excellent. "Mamma" is also so charming. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that likes good food and proprietors with great personalities.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Italian Cuisine
    Knitibranch
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    The bruschetta with prosciuto was delicious, as was the spaghetti carbonara, the special asparagus ravioli, and the dessert, which was complimentary in honor of my birthday. Only complaint was the noise level, but realistically it's hard to find a quiet place to eat out on a Saturday night around here, anywhere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    BonBon
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Very small, without any atmosphere!!! Food is just okay, I've had much better veal scallopine. It was very noisy, acoustics not so good. This restaurant is too pricy for a little neighborhood restaurant with wooden booths and Wall bench seating that were pretty uncomfortable and crowded. For my money, I want better food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sonoma Mamma
    SanDiego
    Dined on 6/22/2013
    Great service. Great food. Small, quaint, family run feeling establishment. Would definitely visit again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful gem
    Murdoc
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    Mamma Tanino's is a wonderful gem of a restaurant. My wife and i have eaten here three times and the food is always excellent. We have never had anything that was not superb. The service is very good. The only complaint I have is the hard benches and chairs they have for seating. If they could change these out with more comfortable seating, I might never eat anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great time at Mamma Taninos!
    JMTLA
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Came here for a quick birthday weekend get-a-way. Heard great things about this place. It didn't disappoint. Loved the food and the wine was excellent! Service started out a little slow; I think our waitress may have been the only one that night (Saturday night). But eventually it started flowing better. Would recommend for a little date night for two. Not for kids.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We have been going so long
    mkc1VIP
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    We have been going so long now, it feels like family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A local gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    Delicious authentic food prepared by the owner in a homey atmosphere. Careful preparation of gourmet items Super presentation and friendly attentive service. This chef has worked on both coasts and Works his magic in a small place of his own that locals relish. Homemade bread Begins the treat of the meal. Yummy!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • WOW!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    What a find! Not one misstep in our entire meal. Great, friendly service. We'll be back. A lot! Want to try the entire menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The bread was wonderful. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    The bread was wonderful. The appetizers were great--unexpectedly the polenta with mushrooms! My risotto was undercooked and had only one relatively small piece of Dungeness crab; if the crab is out of season, use something else. My daughter's entree was less than wonderful. The zabaglione was not what I expected and fairly ordinary as a dessert. The prosecco was not the best and overpriced for the quality. The service was superb, kind, and very welcoming.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best dining in Sonoma
    stefandmich
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    We have been dining at Mama Tanino's since they opened and have never been disappointed. In fact they continue to surprise with the consistancy and great menu items and specials. It is always special and we leave so satisfied. There are a few dishes that blow us away every time. One is the Eggplant Parmasian. The wine list is very nice always a great Italian Chianti. We love this restaurant whether we bring our kids or go with friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian Food off the Plaza
    BradVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    Great Italian food off the plaza. Best Italian food in Sonoma!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sonoma Italian
    wino63
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    not a place you would pick without knowing where it is and having recommendation (in a strip mall), but worth the search, we have been traveling to Sonoma area at least once per year for 20 years and would rate this as one of the top spots for Italian food, wonderful people, great food and outstanding service, will be back next year, wine recommendation was right on target...great value
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful fine of. Neighborhood
    Whinefan
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Wonderful fine of. Neighborhood restaurant. Very good food at a reasonable price. Worth going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was pretty good but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    The food was pretty good but it didn't live up to other ratings that I saw from Open Table.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first time here. It was
    Rustymom64VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Our first time here. It was okay.We thought entrees were a bit overpriced for the venue which has hard benches and chairs. Our food was good.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • While this restaurant was
    TSizzle
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    While this restaurant was not quite what I had anticipated it was still enjoyable. The food was good, the service very friendly and it was fairly priced. While there was nothing that clearly stood out the fried cheese appetizer was very good and the entrees were well prepared.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gaetano and Kim bring
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    gaetano and Kim bring a dining elegance and warmth that is truly genuine for sonoma valley ,it is not a tourist dine and run but rather a culinary gift..best ITALIAN food in sonoma and we have had many imitations here ...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great neighborhood gem.
    Murdoc
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    A great neighborhood gem. The food is always excellent and the service is very good. The only drawback wehn we have been there is the noise level. If crowded it is very noisy which makes it difficult to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic food and both the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Fantastic food and both the owners, chef, and service staff do a great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate