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About Mamma Susanna's Ristorante Italiano

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.

5487 Carlson Dr
Sacramento, CA 95819
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Pizzeria

Hours of Operation:
Wednesday & Thursday 4:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday & Saturday 4:30pm - 9:00pm
Tuesday & Sunday 4:30pm - 8:00pm
Closed Monday

Cross Street:
H Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(916) 452-7465

Website:
http://www.mammasusannas.com/

Catering:
Limited catering menu to local area for events.

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking in Shopping Center lot.

Executive Chef:
Greg Shilin

Private Party Facilities:
We offer private restaurant rental for lunch Tuesday - Sunday. $500 minimum purchase.
Call for more details

Private Party Contact:
John Vitto: (916) 860-8655

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mamma Susanna's Ristorante Italiano Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.4

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4.3

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3.8

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4.4

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (520)
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Notable Wine List (77)
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Authentic (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Hot Spot (16)
Good for a Date (14)
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Quiet Conversation (13)
Cozy (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
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Fun (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 20, 2017

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

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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food5
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Authentic, Outstanding Value
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food5
ambience3
service4
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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food4
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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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food2
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Outstanding Value, Fun, Special Occasion
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food5
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 30, 2016

Yummy food; substantial portions; friendly service.

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food4
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service4
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive, Casual
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food5
ambience3
service5
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 20, 2016

Outstanding

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2016

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

Tags: Outstanding Value, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 17, 2016

Great food at a reasonable price. Very friendly stsff.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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food5
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service4
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 17, 2016

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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food5
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service4
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 16, 2016

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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food4
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

1 person found this review helpful.
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food3
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service4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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).

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Kid-friendly
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food3
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service3
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 26, 2016

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

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 26, 2016

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

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food5
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Great waitstaff and food!

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food4
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 19, 2016

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

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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food4
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service2
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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food4
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Great Beer, Outstanding Value, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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food5
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 5, 2016

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 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!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 16, 2016

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

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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?

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Cozy, Casual, Authentic
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual
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food5
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 11, 2016

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined 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!

Tags: Healthy, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 1, 2016

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

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Sacramento)·Dined 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Cozy
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