Della Santina's Trattoria - Sonoma

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$31 to $50
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Italian

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Della Santina's Trattoria in Sonoma, San Francisco is a traditional Italian restaruant serving recipes mostly from Lucca, Italy. It was founded by Quirico (Dan) and Shirley Della Sanitina who still own the restaurant today and mange it with their son Robert and his wife Nicole. Quirico is the chef behind the menu and has provided what's been described as Italian comfort food in a gorgeously authentic Italian setting. When you walk in the front entrance you'll be greeted by truly Italian decorations and design, as well as fresh flowers on every table.

Della Santina's offers a variety of home made pastas, antipasti, soups and salads, juicy rotisserie cooked meats and fresh seafood. Local wines from Sonoma, as well as Italian wines and beers are all featured on the wine list. Della Santina's received the 2016 Sonoma Tribune People's Choice Award for the best Italian food in Sonoma.

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RennieO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Reviewed on July 30, 2017
Overall2foodserviceambience

The Manager is rude. We've been eating a Della Santina's for years. Its convenient, the food is good and the outdoor dining garden is relaxed. We will not go back after last night. We made reservations the day before for 3 for outdoor dining, showed up on time to hear the Manager rudely tell us, indoors or not at all. He did not apologize for their error, in fact said it was our fault, no way could we could have had a reservation for outdoors, and made zero attempt to accommodate us. If you go, only book online so you have a record of your reservation,

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Mark
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. The food and service is outstanding . It feels like we are in Italy.

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Will
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Della Santina's Trattoria is conveniently located just off the main square of downtown Sonoma. We sat outdoors on their back patio, and shared a bottle of wine with dinner. The food and service were very good, and we really enjoyed our meal.

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vipsweetP
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sitting in the shady outdoor garden among vines, flowers, and a splashing fountain while enjoying an authentic Italian meal is what you'll enjoy at this family-owned and operated restaurant. While open for lunch and dinner, we have always sought out this charming Italian oasis when we come for lunch in Sonoma.

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LATourists
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early on our reservation and they accommodated us and got us seated in no time.
Food was good. Gelato may not be that authentic Italian gelato though.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food and outdoor dining and service attentive. My sife had the sea bass and enjoyed it.

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Frederer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We rarely return to the same restaurant since there are so many great ones in the North Bay. However, Della Santina is one of our few exceptions. The food is always good, the service great, and the atmosphere delightful. Every time we've visited, the owner was there to greet us. The last time, though booked, they were able to accommodate us when we showed up with more guests than we'd planned.
Everyone ordered a different dish and everyone was happy. We brought our own wine, but they have an impressive list of wines from which to choose, especially since they have their own Enoteca Wine Bar adjacent to the restaurant.
We dined under the arbor in the back; it was charming and warm enough.

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racerandfriends
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered this restaurant by accident. This is probably the best Italian food I have ever had. Homemade pasta, homemade sausage, homemade balsamic. Unbelievable.

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WineCountryExplorer
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2014
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Just off the Sonoma town square, this Italian favorite was a great find. The pasta dishes were fresh and expertly prepared, and the menu (including the specials) includes some interesting creations that you don't find everywhere else. The patio was a fun outdoor place to dine as a couple, and although the service was a little slow, the pace of things on the patio was relaxing and comfortable. The place is nice and casual, and the food is not fancy or over-presented. Highly recommend.

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bbuzo333
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and so were the prices. Nice menu, something for everyone.Staff very good and very friendly. A favorite in Sonoma.

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Jerseycat30340
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was great and the food was terrific. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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vipDaniel
San Francisco
148 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Robert is undeniably the best owner & host in Sonoma. He understands hospitality and is always so gracious and welcoming. His staff is very well trained and have all been there for many years (which says so much for Robert) . The food is wonderful every single time. I'm never disappointed.

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Rosie
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My traditional spot for graduation celebrations and it never disappoints! There was a special ricotta stuffed mozzarella (I know, cheese stuffed cheese!) that was to die for! The petrale sole was so light and delicious it was heavenly. We brought some pasta leftovers home and they mysteriously disappeared before the next meal... so I'd call it a hit all around!

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AD23
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience4

fast service, good wine selection, great menu choices

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Boricua1971
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, great service, at affordable prices. My wife and I visit Sonoma and Napa for the first time in May of 2014 to celebrate my birthday. I ask to a locals for a nice restaurant for a dinner and all people say this name. The service incredible, (Pablito and George, very nice Mexican guys), the pasta, fish and rotisserie chicken with herbs awesome. The dessert was "The Delicias" a rum cake, that you can stop eating. We repeat 2 days later, and the owner personally attend us. Incredible nice guy and he always is in the restaurant.

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Yvonne
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Della Santina is my go-to lunch or dinner place. Very friendly, good food, nice patio, a little noisy at times.

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vipIren
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2014
Overall4food3service3ambience5

One of the best patio dining locations. Our waiter was a bit off. Sent the wrong anti pasti to the table, whcih we accepted and paid for and then forgot to charge us for the wine. When we pointed it out, he did not even thank us. He was very friendly, but a bit flaky.

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Aggiema
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great fun service, great location!!! It was our last nite in the wine country...5 couples from different parts of the country who all went to college together. Perfect ending to a perfect long weekend. Will definitely be back as well as recommend!!

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DogHairDamsel
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2014
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Chose to celebrate our anniversary here but walked away feeling let down. Had a nice table outside and service started out ok but became very slow and unattentive. Mozzarella/tomato starter was very good, main courses (lasagna & cannelloni) were tasty but were barely warm. Server never checked on us so we could ask to heat food. Would have liked to try dessert but got frustrated with the lack of attention so asked for check and left. Not the best way to celebrate an anniversary and would not return.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we were celebrating a birthday and we picked the right restaurant! The food was amazing, the service was first class (our waiter was engaging and very sweet; I think he enjoyed serving a tables of 4 partying women.) We will pass the word to our friends that your restaurant is a high-end and fun experience.

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Elliot
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You'll not find a better Italian restaurant in Sonoma. Had a recent dinner with friends and gave ourselves to the owner, Rob Della Santina and his capable service team. They asked us about what we were interested in from the menu and specials and then about our wine preferences. the food was excellent, portion size just right and wine pairings delightful. When the weather permits outside dining and you're looking for a relaxing dinner, this is the spot.

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vipluv2dine2
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2014
Overall2food2service2ambience3

My husband and I sat on their patio, which was pleasant, but very loud. There was a screaming kid at one table. The kid was soon replaced by a large group of loud young women. ( Maybe a pre-wedding party?) The food was so-so. My husband had duck, which was overcooked, and I had steak that was undercooked. The vegetables served alongside our entrees had absolutely no flavor. The Affrogato dessert was good and the wine was good, but a bit overpriced. The service was fine...but the wait staff seemed a bit rushed and impatient. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
87 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a transcontinental flight and a few hours in the Wine Country, we introduced our relatives, CA visitors for the first time, to Della Santina. (Our advance reservation request for an outside table was cheerfully met, as we bypassed the line of those awaiting a table.)
Waiter and service staff were cheerful and helpful in assisting in choice of entrees etc. We were handled efficiently and professionally.
Portions were large and delectable.
Will return again, as we do each time we are in Wine Country, Keep up the good work!

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Grammyj
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had two occasions to eat at Della Santina's in the past week. The first dinner was to celebrate my friend who was visiting from New York. She happens to love Tripe and the restaurant had that on the menu. My friend said that this was the best Tripe she had ever tasted and really enjoyed the flavors. I had nothing fancy - just some gnocchi in pesto sauce. We were very full but they brought us a complimentary Rum Cake that was so scrumptuous. My friend was very pleased with the service and attentiveness.

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SonomaJay
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is ourfave in Sonoma. Lovely garden setting, gnocchi like an Italian grandmother makes, dessert thats not on the menu if not too busy, a nice wine list, locals you know with a blend of tourists and all that makes you appreciate the joys of living in this beautiful small town.

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Yankeegirl
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. I go every time I am in Sonoma.

ED
EnjoyDining
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This year's we decided to celebrate Mothers' Day at Della Santina. Reservation through OpenTable was very quick and we found a noon opening.
We were very well received at the Restaurant; the food was prepared and served quickly; it was delicious and everyone in our party enjoyed their selection. For dessert we had their Tiramisu; it was heavenly. Thank you Della Santina! We will be back.

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vipShereesher
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time here. Celebrated a birthday with a loud group. Closed the restaurant that night. Lots of fun. Thanks for treating us like part of the family even though it was our first time visiting. We will come again. :)

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vipLauren
Western NC
55 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience2

An interesting first dining experience in Sonoma. The owner/manager seemed to do more of the serving and bussing than his staff. Food was good, but not memorable.

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epharo
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A big "grazie mille" to Jorge aka Giorgio, who made our night so incredibly memorable and fun! The food was delicious and we loved sitting out on the adorable patio. I appreciate that you brought my friend a piece of run cake with a candle and I didn't have to ask. Giorgio really made the night with his humor and superb service.

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vipArbitrator
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2014
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Conveniently located right off "The Square" in Sonoma, Della Santina provides plenty of Old World charm and large portions of old fashioned, bland, poorly presented Italian food. The ambience is pleasant, the rooms are quiet, the staff is friendly and the wine list offers a few bargains - but if you're looking for well prepared, creative Italian cuisine, you'll have to look elsewhere - and at Della Santina's price point, there are plenty of other Italian options in the Wine Country.

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Beegirl
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food and service .... Love this restaurant .....

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vipRandT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2014
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Sitting outside on a summer afternoon or evening is as close to being in Italy as one could be, without the plane ride. The food is Italian county side, we stop at Della Santina's often, we love it..

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cereberal
New Mexico
23 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Returning to Della Santina's is like meeting with special friends. The restaurant is friendly, charming, and enjoyable to visit. The food is very good, with the kitchen willing to make some adjustments to the menu. Liked their house wines, and their Balsamic vinegar is delicious. The service is nothing short of outstanding. Each time my wife and I eat here, whether just the two of us, or with our guests, we appreciate the food, service, ambiance and value for the money.

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NVgirl
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2014
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Della Santina's is a traditional Italian restaurant in an "old country" setting one block off of the Sonoma Square. There is a choice of dining indoors in the cozy main house or outdoors on the patio. The pastas are house made and all of the classics are on the menu. One of the stand-out dishes is the Spiedini Misto, a selection of rotisserie chicken, duck and stuffed turkey breast. The warm spinach salad was also a hit with our group. If you are searching for classic Italian food in a family style setting Della Santina's is a great choice.

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semjemjfromredding
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always outstanding in every way!! Fresh pasta, mozzarella... what more can I say. When we stay several days, we always seem to go back every single night for dinner. That says it all. You will love it!

SG
vipSyrahGirl
San Francisco
105 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2014
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Sadly, the food quality did not measure up here. Our Spinach Salad was uneventful and my pasta was a little tasteless. The patio was very loud making it difficult to carry on a conversation. We were expecting much more here. :(

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vipJules
Central Coast
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was wonderful. Should have gotten 5 stars but when we first walked in, we were completely ignored for too long. None of the staff even acknowledged us till the host came out front.

Also took a while for the server to stop by. We had to wave him over. Once we got him there, he was a great server.

Otherwise, the evening was great. All the food and desert delicious. Would definitely go back.

SC
vipSpaghettiCat
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful traditional Italian-American cuisine. Highlights include the sliced pork loin with tonnato sauce, cannelloni, and tortelli.

CA
vipCarolA
San Francisco
108 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2014
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We have been to Della Santina's several times and always have a great lunch/dinner and a wonderful time! Keep up the good work!

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Della Santina's Trattoria - Sonoma is rated 4.2 stars by 289 OpenTable diners.