Mamma Tanino's Ristorante

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$31 to $50
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Italian
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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vipSFDiner
San Francisco
46 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

This restaurant is a 15 min walk from the Sonoma square. The price point is pretty good relative to other Sonoma restaurants, but the overall experience was not great. The service was rather indifferent, the wine we ordered had begun to turn bad, and the pasta, while fairly tasty, was not special. There are better options in Sonoma.

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susand
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been eating here for several years. I am always treated like family and the food is delicious. This restaurant is a GEM.

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pirategurl
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! This is truly a hidden gem...little would anyone know that this little unassuming spot in a strip mall would be such a gormet delight! Fresh seafood...home made pasta...flavorful sauces...Im sad we live so far away. The service...awwww i felt like a guest in the owners home. I love this place so much!

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Visitors
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Crowded, inattentive host to greet us on arrival. A table was reserved Menu uninspiring. Food was so-so at best. Tough veal, soggy eggplant all luke warm on arrival. Canoli was great. We were out of town visitors -- will not return.

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MargeryM
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The veal and eggplant parmigiana dishes were wonderful. It is a favorite of ours as they always have great food and the owners treat you like family.

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RichardW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best in Sonoma. Real food. Authentic dining experience.

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3dogmom
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is awesome! Service great! Owners (one of which is the chef) are so friendly and welcoming. Not a flashy, fancy place but it's simplicity, cleanliness, food, service and owners make it a fabulous experience!

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vipLRGOOD
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A favorite local restaurant. Never disappointed with the fresh, simple food with such complex flavor. Chef and his wife, who runs front of house, are fabulous!

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Cynjon
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience2

I love the food. It is always authentic Italian and the owners and staff treat you like family. A true neighborhood gem.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each pasta dish was prepared to perfection. My kids and I love this place.

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KenK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food
They make you feel like part of the family. Welcome you as soon as you open the door
Will be going back soon

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vipMarkB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

While the flavors were decent, the service and ambiance were fair at best.

With a reservation, the hostess endeavored to seat me - I was on my own - at a table for four, right up against the front door, and surrounded by many waiting to be seated: hardly appropriate.

I stood my ground and waited for an appropriate table away from the draughty door and away from the fray. Had to flag down the waitress who was quite attentive to those who had been seated well after me.

Carcioffi alla Romana were flavorful enough, but not a real Carcioffi alla Romana: three rather tiny half-artichokes in the form of a salad for $12.

Bucatini Amatriciana were flavorful, but I sure couldn't have managed a "secondo" after it; very heavy, although the pasta was properly al dente.

I know Sonoma can be pricy but, $60 for a few little artichokes, a plate of pasta, and a couple of glasses of house wine, with less-than-wonderful service (waitress actually perched her backside on my table while taking the order of those next to me), is a bit much: Can't heartily recommend it.

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vipPatriciaW
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Local and casual place in small shopping center near Sonoma Market.
Recommended to us by locals and very popular among locals.
I always get the fillet of sole - awesome and generous serving, and Caesar salad (great too).
Must book reservations - hard to get into because smaller place, but they do take walk-ins if you are ok sitting by the entrance.
Enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were visiting Sonoma for another event and thought we would have dinner there afterwards. It happened to be Valentine’s Day and we were able to get a reservation through Open Table.
When we arrived at the restaurant and seated we were told that they were only serving a 4 course fixed price menu for $69.50 per person. There was never any mention of this when making the reservation. Having read the reviews we thought that we should stay as any other restaurant would in all likelihood be full.
Our 1st course was extremely disappointing. It was a piece of crostini no bigger than a half dollar coin with mushrooms. The presentation was not memorable and the server basically tossed the plates in front of us.
For our second course, my wife chose a glass of Prosecco (one of the choices of a second course) as she wasn’t very hungry and I chose the shrimp and leek soup which I liked.
Our main courses were acceptable.
Dessert was average; you can’t mess up Affogato or gelato.
The best part of the meal was the lovely rose they gave my wife for Valentine’s Day!
With all the other Italian restaurants in Sonoma County it’s unlikely I will return to Mama’s!

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vipPineapple16
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine here!

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ChrisO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Such delicious food!!! Love it all!!!!!!

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vipRbrtR
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Staff was incredibly friendly. Appetizers include a mediocre tossed green salad and the baked artichoke special of three halves of Roman-style artichoke hearts (with the stem on). Artichokes were great with baked-on breadcrumb and pine nut stuffing. The dish however was plated on a bed of greens that were swimming in oil and over-salted. Entrees were fish (branzino) that was overcooked to the point of being inedible and veal parmigiana. The veal dish would have been great, with a light breading, tender veal, and just the right amount of melted cheese. Unfortunately this dish was over salted too.

They get points for being so friendly and it looked to me that most people, who appeared to be regulars, ordered the pasta dishes which looked great. I like to frequent neighborhood restaurants, so we will give it another try and go for the pasta.

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barj
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Love this family and their dedication to their quality restaurant.

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vipLAZ123
Washington DC
94 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food
Nice family dinner!

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Ivan4th
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a few words: The best italian restaurant on the West Coast.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great honest comfort food. Would come back again.

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LJM1
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mama Tanino’s is an amazing Italian experience in Sonoma Valley! Wonderful food and the best service!!!

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vipSarahR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals I've ever had. The food was SO GOOD! Highly recommend everything we got. The bread was fresh baked out of the oven and tasted just like the bread in Italy. The Caesar came with a parmesan crisp and was perfectly dressed. The minestrone soup was amazing-fresh vegetables and a delicious broth. The petralé sole was the best I've ever had. Honestly. The vitello parmigiana (veal parmesan) was epic-mouthwatering, cheesy, perfectly cooked veal, amazing potatoes.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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vipGilD
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite Italian spot in Sonoma Valley!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and owners are delightful.
You must try this place.

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vipKellyL
Philadelphia
92 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

True authentic Italian experience. Coming from the northeast with lots of Italian options, its nice to have a go to restaurant that offers good quality authentic Italian cuisine. The wife/owner works the dining room and is always super flexible in offering customizations when able and special requests with some advance notice.

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vipRobertC
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding And the service first rate.

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vipNickD
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always

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vipRayD
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Nice little neighborhood gem. Food was very good, especially the veal scalopini. Service was excellent. If you are looking for ambiance and a quiet conversation, this is not the place. But if you want a nice meal, by all means you need to come here.

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Divya
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and super friendly owner!! Would totally recommend to everyone visiting the area.

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EllieF
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. We love eating here and have shared it with several of our friends.

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vipRubenC
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another amazing meal. The BEST Italian food in Sonoma.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The owner gave us a warm greeting immediately when we walked through the door... the service was good.. and the food was fantastic. Would absolutely dine here again!

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Nashp
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a family owned and run family business. They are excellent in all elements of the food - variety, quality, service and its fun too. It is an authentic Italian culinary experience. have a reservation as the place is small. We recommend them highly.

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BillyKent
Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were outstanding. We hadn’t eaten here in over a year and were delighted to get back. Even better than we remembered.

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EmilyW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. Ambiance was nothing special but adequate.

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CathyC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kimberly is a wonderful front end manager and all the staff members are smiling and

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JulieG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Great waiter and the food was delicious but the ambiance was cheap and not exciting or worth it. Smelled like an old Chinese restaurant.

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JillM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best eggplant parmigiana these 2 Sicilians have ever eaten! Delicious salad and pasta, too.
Our server Rafael was a delight. Our first visit....but, not our last!

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GamGam
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!!

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FAQs

Mamma Tanino's Ristorante offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 933-8826.

Mamma Tanino's Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 908 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.