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Mamma Susanna's Ristorante Italiano

4.3
344 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Wednesday & Thursday 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday & Saturday 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday & Sunday 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Closed Monday
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Phone number
(916) 452-7465
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Payment options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Greg Shilin
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Private party facilities
We offer private restaurant rental for lunch Tuesday - Sunday. $500 minimum purchase.
Call for more details
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Private party contact
John Vitto: (916) 860-8655
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Catering
Limited catering menu to local area for events.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
H Street
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Parking details
Plenty of parking in Shopping Center lot.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
3.8
ambience
4.4
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Wow! Authentic Italian cooking. There were three of us on this occasion, and our entrees each came with a different sauce, picatta, Gorgonzola, and mushroom.
I have not experienced better sauces anywhere. Service was prompt,with just the right amount of attention.
Great meal, and a real neighborhood gem of a place.

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2017

great dinner with my wife. food great, could hear the conversation, relaxing

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2017

We've been here twice in the past few months. The service and food is outstanding. Will be visiting again soon.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Outstanding value on the groupon, although we have eaten here with our the groupon! Food is excellent, service can be a bit slow, but courteous. Family run, and food is fresh and cooked to order.

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2016

It was a good experience for New Years Eve. We didn't want to go downtown and this restaurant was a good alternative. The food was good and the service was attentive. I would recommend it to friends.

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Food was average, service good, ambiance poor. I would not go back. Chopped this place from my list.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious and completely worth the wait. Everything is made fresh and to order and the smell in the dining room was just wonderful.

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2016

Yummy food; substantial portions; friendly service.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2016

This is a little gem tucked away in a small strip mall. It is a very small family run business. The food is inexpensive, DELICIOUS, and large portions (we usually share a meal). All the family works here, and it shows. Everyone is soooo friendly and they treat every customer as they are the only customer in the restaurant. We feel like we are part of the family by the time we leave. When it's full, it can be a little noisy, but we just felt like everyone was having fun with all the laughing going on. We have been back several times, and will continue to go back!

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2016

Outstanding

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Amazing food and services. Best family Italian food and restaurant in sactown!

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Great food at a reasonable price. Very friendly stsff.

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5.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Great food and super value. Quite a open menu. Great place for small or medium size group dining.

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3.0Dined on December 16, 2016

Polenta was outstanding! Service was very attentive without being intrusive and the food very good and authentic Northern Italian.

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3.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Our experience was mixed but I would be willing to give them another try. The good: my husband's lasagna was very good. Flavorful and a good serving size. The bread which accompanied dinner was scrumptious - flavored with rosemary and soft and doughy. The chocolate mousse for dessert was also pretty good. The bad: bruschetta was served on soggy every day toast. My Fettuccini Milanese was average. The menu said "jumbo prawns and scallops" but they were actually on the small side. The scallops were rubbery and a few of the mussels were inedible as the shells did not/would not open. The service was fine. Overall, good and bad but worth another try.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

The friendly staff at Mamma Susanna's were wonderful to work with! I organized a group of runners for the CIM race and they were very accomadating and flexible with our changing needs. Thank you!

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3.0Dined on December 1, 2016

My wife and I went there (on our date night). I had never been to that area of town and the other reviews looked good. So we went. The service was OK to good. The Owners/staff were very polite and pleasant, much like a family dining experience should be.
My wife and I are more into a low carb diet than what they offer (it's Italian, my "bad")
But, all in all, it was a pleasant experience and I would recommend this place to others ( good value).

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

Food was delicious, portions were large and the service was friendly and professional.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2016

Love coming here, food is always first rate and staff very friendly

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2016

Great waitstaff and food!

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3.0Dined on November 19, 2016

Food was good. Service took a long time. Waiter was pleasant, but not very attentive.

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4.0Dined on November 17, 2016

After a long absence, we returned for a dinner at Mamma Susanna's the other evening. We were joined by a couple of friends and we all agreed that it was an enjoyable experience. We all had our favorite pasta dishes, accompanied by a bottle of Bogle Pinot Noir. The service was very friendly and attentive. We will be back, again, soon.

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2016

Mamma Susanna's Ristorante Italiano is the hidden gem in East Sacramento. The food is outstanding and the small, family atmosphere is warm and relaxing. It is an ideal place for special occasions or just a night out. I suggest you try one of their appetizers and save room for desert.

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4.0Dined on November 13, 2016

Always tasty! The lasagna, spaghettis, pizza, veal, focaccia and minestrone were awesome. Although once the alfredo was rather bland, maybe some more flavorful parmesan? Service is pretty good, prices are about right.

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5.0Dined on November 6, 2016

Came here on a Sunday night for dinner, thanks to groupon for introducing us to this restaurant we might have never stumbled upon. Ron was our server and he was very attentive and gave great customer service. Started with complimentary bread, then moved on to the clams and caprese as our appetizers. Both very good. Next was our entrees, very generous portions of fettuccine Alfredo with chicken and mushrooms and tortellini with chicken and mushrooms. Both were delicious! We added a little pepper flakes to spice it up a bit but was just as good without, Alfredo sauce was perfect. Then came the dessert which was unbelievable, best tiramisu I have ever had and the richest chocolate mousse ever. 1 dessert could easily be shared by two people. Overall everything was great.

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2016

Good food. Huge portions. Friendly service. Reasonable prices.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2016

I have been here numerous times before throughout the years. I have friends who work out of state and when they come home this is where they want to go. It is a great place. Good food~huge portions. The staff are friendly and just amazing. It's a great location. I highly recommend it!

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4.0Dined on October 16, 2016

Went there for my wife's birthday and had a great meal, great service and over all great time.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2016

I really enjoy the good food, fresh ingredients & the service at this small, local restaurant. I have not had a bad meal here & always leave satisfied! Artichoke & jalapeño dip is great, bruschetta is awesome because it is on softer toast which makes it easier to consume & the limoncello dessert is a fabulous light finish to the meal.....

Wait staff hustles & is on top of anything you may need.....

Try it to nite 😊🍝🍷🍧

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2016

It was our 4th time back and it is always a pleasure. The Groupon deal is great and you get more food than you can eat. Prices are very reasonable regardless?

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2016

Had dinner with friends at Mamma Susanna's, our first time there. It's a quaint little place, and our server, Brianna, was delightful. The food was moderately priced and plentiful. My wife did say she wished her pizza had a little more sauce on it, but other than that we were both very pleased with our meals. This isn't Biba or Visconti of Folsom, but for a quiet locale in which you can enjoy good Italian comfort food, it fits the bill. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2016

My friend, who lives in River Park had never eaten here before. She loved it.

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2016

Used a Groupon for this. Servings were huge-we could have split. Had the Veal Parmigiana and Veal Gorgonzola, included soup/salad & dessert (Tiramisu was excellent) Server, Ron, was excellent with recommendations, wine & personality. A little far for us to go & traffic was a nightmare (Howe Ave.) would go again for lunch or an earlier dinner.

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5.0Dined on October 5, 2016

We always enjoy Mamma Susanna's, and this time did not disappoint. We used a Groupon Coupon, which provides a darn good deal. Good food with gluten-free and whole wheat pasta options. Portions are generally generous. They were able to accommodate a few modifications to the entrees that we asked for. On a Wednesday night, the owner herself waited on us, and she was great. High marks for Mamma Susanna's!

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1.0Dined on October 5, 2016

Food was terrible. Took mom out for her birthday, her gorgonzola gnocchi looked like it came from a frozen bag. My pizza looked like a poorly reheated frozen pizza, and had no flavor. Service was equally bad, I would avoid this place.

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2.0Dined on October 2, 2016

We had a craving for good old spaghetti and meatballs. The pasta arrived hot and cooked just right. But the meatballs were so tough that they could only be cut by stabbing with a fork and sawing with the knife. I only ate one of the three, which says everything because I'm a member in good standing of the Clean Plate Club.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

The food was delicious and the service was great. Everything was very authentic Italian and they didn't skimp on the ingredients. They used quality ingredients and the portion size was huge. Tons of flavor and the desserts were like a five-star restaurant. We were served by the owner who was very friendly and it was very heartwarming to see that all of her children worked in the restaurant with her.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2016

Food was reasonably priced and well prepared. Our selections were excellent. Highly recommend Mamma Susanna's. We will be back!!

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5.0Dined on September 28, 2016

Loved it again! We both had clams as an appetizer (yummy). One order was delayed by 10 minutes. Disappointing. Other than that, it was a super night.

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2016

I had the salmon with the artichoke dill sauce. The sauce is absolutely delicious. My salmon was a little dry and overcooked, but the sauce helped it out a bit. This is the second time I have had this salmon. The sauce was perfect both times. Last time my salmon was perfect, this time, it was a bit thinner piece which is probably why it was overcooked. Anyways, I would go back and have it a third time.

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