Ristorante Italianissimo
Ristorante Italianissimo

Ristorante Italianissimo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.italianissimoristorante.com/
  • Phone: 4254856888
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH: Mon-Fri: 11a-4pm
    DINNER: Sunday: 5-10pm, Mon-Thurs: 4-10pm, Friday: 4-10pm, Saturday: 5-10pm
    HAPPY HOUR: Mon-Fri: 4-6:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Kent Betts
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Italianissimo offers full-service catering with menus customized to each event. Can work in price-per-head format.

    caylee@italianissimoristorante.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact the restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Mark Day 4254856888
  • Entertainment: Live guitar every Saturday and Sunday from 7pm-9pm
  • Special Events: Most Wednesdays we host a different winery (or vineyard, brewery or distillery) at "Wine Wednesday." We also offer BEER v WINE dinners, winemaker dinners and COOKING101 classes.

    For your special event we can accommodate up to 12 in our wine cellar, 24 in our private dining room 60 in each of our larger dining rooms.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 156th
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking!
A word from Ristorante Italianissimo
Italianissimo is a family owned and operated restaurant in Woodinville offering fine Northern Italian fare. Owner/Chef Kent Betts jokes about our location being "a pitching wedge away" from the Wine Warehouse District. When we aren't serving up delicious housemade pasta, hand picked meats and produce, and our fun new bar menu to the locals and wine-goers of Woodinville, you can find us catering at wineries, in homes, and at corporate events. Our scratch kitchen and scratch bar guarantee you're getting the freshest, highest-quality ingredients. We take pride in our customers, our employees, our family, and our community. We have an extensive wine cellar, a private dining room, an outdoor patio, a great cocktail lounge, weekly wine tastings, and many on and off site event capabilities.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
Ristorante Italianissimo reviews from OpenTable diners
92 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (62)special occasion (49)fit for foodies (43)notable wine list (37)good for groups (34)romantic (33)kid-friendly (14)great for lunch (11)late-night find (7)vibrant bar scene (7)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (5)hot spot (4)Show More
  • Excellent
    PastaloverVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Although it does not look like much from the exterior, this place is great! I have eaten Italian food in every major city, and this was as good or better. The menu is extensive, the service attentive, the portions plentiful. If I lived in this area, I would be here weekly!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet night with great Italian food
    vseanclark
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    What a relaxing evening. From the moment we walked in, we felt stresses dip to lowest level in some time. It feels very home-like at Ristorante Italianissimo. Tables are somewhat close, but the noise level was surprisingly low which I loved. Joan was our waiter and was a good guide to the menu and suggested some winners since it was our first time there. We'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Highly recommend
    delores204
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Not a drop in restaurant, you need to book a table as this is a favorite spot for many.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very good meal
    Goldie717
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Came here for anniversary dinner. We both started with the soup of the day, a shrimp bisque. VERY yummy, get that if they have it on menu. Bread comes to the table to and they have olive oil to dip it in. My husband asked for butter, they brought him some. I had a filet with red wine sauce and it was AWESOME. It's risky getting a steak at an Italian restaurant but it was a good gamble here. Great quality, very tender, comes with mashed potatoes and veggies. A good deal for $38. My husband had the lasagna. It was sadly very "meh". It has 7 thin pasta layers and that is the problem... it's a lot of pasta with not a lot of filling. Would not get that again. Peachitini's drink is good. Will return.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • excellent food
    chrisvan
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    My wife and I eat here every couple of months and the food is always fantastic! We've never had a bad meal here, the service is good and there are always a few really interesting specials
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A tryly excellent meal
    eatsalot
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Fairly nondescript building opens to an amazing meal. Great salads, delicious fresh, homemade pasta, nice wine list and port selection and excellent service all made this a truly special anniversary meal. This is an excellent place that will be visited again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner
    JulieG
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    This was an excellent choice to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We went on a week night. The restaurant is relatively quite which makes for a nice atmosphere. The food is always excellent and the prices are great--I could almost make a meal out of the bread. Our server was also excellent--she gave us just enough attention--but not too much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure!!
    DASH
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been going to Italianissimo for many years and they just keep getting better and better! The gluten-free additions to their menu and the fact that they will craft a custom dish for you is too good to be true. Kent, Mark, Marie and Angela do a great job of keeping the whole place running smoothly and they always take the time to visit with you to see if there is anything they can do to make your meal more enjoyable. Italianissimo is the BEST!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We were celebrating our 30th anniversary with tickets to Earth Wind and Fire at Chateau St. Michelle winery. This was close by the food was excellent as was the service. We did not have a lot of time, we were served quick but never did it feel rushed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic dinner!
    Jolene
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Cant wait to go back! House made sausage is the BEST!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great King Salmon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Their spinach salad is one of the best I have had on the Eastside.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Out of the way gem
    DateNights
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Ristorante Italianissimo is a bit out of the way for us, but has a neighborhood feel to it. Essentially located in a business parking lot it is not a place to look for a view. Inside the atmosphere is warm and family friendly, with tables set close together. We felt comfortable and enjoyed our time there. I ordered the king salmon special that evening and it was not only a bargain, but excellently prepared and presented. My husband order a pasta meal that was not quite what he expected. Though I'm not sure what exactly he was expecting, but that and the bread and desserts not being memorable is the reason 4 out of 5 stars were awarded towards the food. My meal and the suggested wine selection by our attentive server were perfection.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Years
    Dawnthemom
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We've been going here for years! Probably twice a month! We always have great food and service. And... The bartender really knows how to make great cocktails.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great hidden Italian place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Very nice staff and great food. Unfortunately, we only found out later which dishes were with house made pasta. We'll have to go back and try those.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    AKDragonfly
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I was referred to this restaurant by my manicurist - so we decided to try it out that night. We got there right at opening so it was pretty quiet, but started to fill up fairly quickly. It's beautiful inside, clean - the wait staff were excellent - and the food was so so delicious! We learned they have a "meatball Monday", and a "sausage Friday" - made in-house. Judging by our meal, we'll definitely have to come back on a Monday and a Friday to check out the meatballs and homemade sausage!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not so fine dining
    Queenie
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Presents as fine dining unfortunately, it's just not. The staff are nice enough; not savvy when it comes to wine and only offer meatballs/sausage 2 nights a week....in an ITALIAN restaurant! The menu is large and lacks focus! Northern or southern Italian? We were lucky enough to have "leftover" sausage from the night before which was the only good thing we ate. The smoked salmon is actually lox, spicy prawns were over spiced and overcooked. Salad, wine and pizza were any diner USA worthy. server kept mumbling to herself and then walking off without taking drink order. Woodinville has some good restaurants...this one just isn't in that group. I'm unsatisfied with the meal, the wine and am well over $100 lighter.
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  • A favorite
    whroot
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I have been to Italianissimo on several occasions over the years and have always been pleased. I've also been there with a friend - one of our favorites. Invariably, we take food home for next day's lunch or dinner. I look forward to another visit in the near future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Queenie Likie
    RentonDiner
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Great place to enjoy an authentic Italian dinner after wine tasting in Woodinville. Highly recommended. The waitress who served us on this particular occasion should get a 10 star rating if you had one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unbelievable!!
    firefighter
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Ristorante Italianissimo is truly a gem. We've been coming here for years and have our favorites, but decided to try something new this time. The food did not disappoint. The daily special was a shrimp ravioli with lemon sauce that was absolutely to die for! The others at the table got a taste and then kept asking for more from my plate. It was simply delicious. I'm glad the waitress suggested trying it, instead of my usual, like she said, "you can get the shrimp gamberi anytime, this is a special." Homemade pasta too, oooh-lala. The other special was wild caught salmon and it was also delicious. You can't go wrong here folks!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mama Mia
    GourmandVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The food was inedible. The minestrone was buillion with veggies thrown in, the chopped salad was soggy, the fettucine primavera was full of large veggies, cut bigger that the fettucine, the sauce was thin and sweet. The fusilli puttanesca did jave real olives and a bit of spice but the sauce was super sweet. I suspect the sauces was from a jar with some homemade touches. We left most of our food.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Meal!
    William
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Another very nice dinner and outstanding wine selection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I took my very lovely date to Italianissimo for a quiet romantic evening and they came through with flying colors. I have been visiting the restaurant for years and they just seem to get better with age; like a fine wine. I recommend Italianissimo for anyone looking for a quiet romantic evening with their significant other.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • it was great---Again
    Enjoy
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    we reserved for a group of 8 which changed at the last minute to 6. they were gracious and were able to seat us on the patio on a wonderful warm evening. i took 4 people who had never been there and LOVED it. the food lived up to my raves. we all plan to return. the salmon was excellent but so was the pasta, lasagna, and sausage. the salads were crisp and fresh. what a great evening. italianissimo never let's you down.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • On the Way to Chateau St Michelle
    Ontheway
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner , great meal,drinks,& dessert for $100 + tip! Ny husband had the veal Marsala & I had calamari steaks. Fabulous ! Worth a drive from Seattle for this great family restaurant . Was especially nice because we were on our way to a concert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Neighbor
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Italianissimo is a an excellent little restaurant tucked away behind the white stallion in Woodinville. We had a great bottle of wine with our meal and excellent service. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • A neighborhood gem, and more
    TomWisconsin
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Great food. King salmon special was extraordinary. Knowledgeable and attentive wait staff, very nice ambience, modest noise level enabling a table of six to easily converse - just a real pleasure for dining. At the end of the dinner we all agreed to return - soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently good
    nyvisitorVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    On this night we were with a group of eight. The service was attentive without being overwhelming. We received our food in a timely manner and it moved along smoothly. We started with calamari, which seemed a success, and then various appetizers; the shrimp bisque is a popular choice, as is the Caesar salad and caprese salad which had 4 slices of tomato with the mozzarella. It was a perfect size for a starter, although if you barely eat food like one of the women then you can eat one slice and claim the other slices are just too much too eat. The main meals varied from a special of salmon which was cooked to their liking, to Pasta Fiamo (which we always like), to other chicken and veal dishes. Great desserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Who knew?
    Wine4JimVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We've lived in the area for over 10 years and 'discovered' this restaurant on Open Table while looking for a spot for a birthday dinner for a family member. Upon entering the restaurant we were pleasantly surprised: the filled dining room suggested something good was going on here! We were seated promptly and dove into the menu. Our meals included the Italianissimo & mista con frutta salads: both were beautifully presented with fresh ingredients. Our entrees included eggplant parmigiana, gnocchi panna rosa (best we've had on this side of Lake Washington) and the pork tenderloin - cooked perfectly. What struck us was that each of these dishes were well prepared - it wasn't an effort to recreate some regional cuisine.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Find!!
    Christine
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    My Boyfriend and I were going to a concert at the Chateau Ste Michelle Winery, and were looking for a place to go for dinner before hand. We came across this restaurant online and checked out the menu. Sounded delicious. We immediately made reservations. We got there, and were treated like family as soon as we walked through the doors. The wine selection was the best I have ever seen for the size of the restaurant, and the food was to die for. I'm a picky eater, so that definitely says a lot. I have already told family and friends about it and will be making the long drive out there again just for the delicious food and amazing people sometime in the near future :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice suprise
    bdaygirl
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Went here for a birthday occasion. Service was very friendly and extremely attentive. Nice atmosphere; great diversity in food choices and all party's meals were very good, obviously they take great care in creating and preparing. Will return and do recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    After an afternoon of wine tasting, this local Italian spot was just what we needed. We have dined here before, and they continue to impress. Everything is made from scratch and delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific!
    GourmandVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Wonderful dinner! We had a lovely time and the salads were great and the entrees yummy!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Italian Dining
    KGEatsVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    We had a party of 10 and everyone's meal was delightful! The made from scratch ravioli and lasagna were exceptional!!! My friend appreciated that that they had a whole wheat pasta option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service did not support menu/price.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Food was very good with a large, diverse menu that is uncommon among Italian restaurants. Excellent wine list featuring many local options and some excellent craft cocktail selections. Down side was pretty huge, however. I don't know if this was a fluke evening, and at $100+/person, I would not be likely to gamble on a repeat, but the service was inattentive and extremely slow. We were seated for over 15 minutes before we were acknowledged by our server (with reservations, no less) and had to wait an additional 15 minutes for our cocktail and appetizers order. Once the entrees arrived, the service improved dramatically, but the slow and inattentive start really soured the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Surprise
    Stargirl
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    I wasn't expecting to find a great dining spot in essentially a small strip mall setting in Woodinville. The food was tasty, portions ample and well priced. Service is always knowledgable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Night Out
    nyvisitorVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    As I always say in this review, they offer consistently good food and good service. Our waitress was very pleasant and gave just the right amount of attention. We were still able to enjoy our group and conversation. You can't go wrong with the shrimp bisque or chocolate mousse. The main meals are also pretty reliable. They make great sausages and you can always ask for an extra sausage or two on the side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always reliable
    AmorahR
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Once again I met a colleague for a late lunch last week at my favorite local Italian restaurant - our food was hot and mouthwatering-ly delicious, our recommended wine was superb, and the service was attentive but not intrusive. I LOVE this place!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Always good. We're regular customers. I'm on a diet and was accomodated very well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • coho1fan
    coho1fan
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    A quiet European ambiance with good Italian preparations and excellent service.
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    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 53 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 534 reviews are from the Ristorante Italianissimo reviews archive.
  • Middle Of The Road
    hart3369
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Took my wife to Ristorante Italianissimo for a Birthday meal. The ambiance was just fair, seemed too brightly lit for us, we prefer a more romantic setting. The staff was very friendly and the service was good. The food fell short of our expectations, the eggplant my wife had was not completely cooked. My meal however was only fair (Shrimp Diavolo). I don't believe we'll go back, nor do I feel I'd recommend it to friends. Overall, our dining experience was "middle of the road", just mediocre.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic