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About Mamma Tanino's Ristorante

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.

500 W. Napa Street
#512
Sonoma, CA 95476
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm

Cross Street:
Fifth Street West

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 933-8826

Website:
http://www.mammataninos.com/

Entertainment:
We offer group cooking classes in which you and your group can choose the menu or have the chef put one together based on skill level.

For current events see web site.

Catering:
Chef Gaetano Patrinostro can create a custom menu for your event based on your budget and theme. His culinary training includes Italian, French, Spanish, Mediterranean, and Californian/American cuisine.

Parking Details:
Located at 500 W. Napa St. cross street
5th St West there is a large parking lot for the Sonoma Valley Center.

Executive Chef:
Gaetano Patrinostro

Private Party Facilities:
The Broderick Room can accommodate up to 20 people and is the back dining room.

For a buyout we can accommodate up to 50
people inside with a nice size patio for
reception.

Private Party Contact:
Kimberley Patrinostro: (707) 933-8826

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Mamma Tanino's Ristorante Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.5

ambience

3.9

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2015

The best simple Italian home cooking!! Friendly staff and cozy restaurant

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2015

Excellent local restaurant, very good food in a not so great space. But still recommend and a local favorite.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2015

Great service and good food. Don't let the fact that it's located in a strip mall fool you, the food and service is great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2015

This is not a fancy place. But do not let the shopping mall location fool you. Best and most consistent home style cooking west of Sicily. I hate to rave as getting too popular!!! But I can't keep all good secrets to myself

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 3, 2015

Really really really good Italian food. We split the homemade burrata, pappardelle bolognese and pollo marsala. The sauces were beautifully seasoned and artfully placed on the pasta and meat. The chicken was juicy. The pasta was tasty and thick. The burrata was soft and creamy. Great Italian wine also!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2015

Mamma Tanino's was the best meal we had in our 5 day vacation in Sonoma. The veal was fantastic and the homemade spinach/ricotta raviolis were like little puffs from heaven. Great service and wonderful food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on September 11, 2015

Great experience! Our server was amazing! Full of personality & very attentive. Definitely try out an off the menu special and their tart is also amazing. Nice quiet, unpretentious little restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 11, 2015

but this past Friday night was outstanding! We both had the lamb chop lollipops and ate every morsel of our dinner - which we don't typically do. The service can be difficult at times depending on your server, but we felt like family that night - which is part of the appeal (other than the amazing food!) I even went home with a jar of their tomato sauce (sugu)! I highly recommend this restaurant if you are looking for honestly prepared, high quality food .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2015

Having grown up with an Italian nonna in the kitchen, I am very picky about Italian food. This food would make my nonna happy! The polenta with mushroom ragu was outstanding- the tortellone with bolgonese was fabulous as was the carobonara. The zabaglione was the best I have ever had outside of Italy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 22, 2015

Our confirmed reservation time was not honored. We waited at least 25 minutes.
Tables are very close together
Noise level was really uncomfortable
We waited quite a while for any service
Food was generally good. Featured scalloped potatoes are awful
Supervising staff (?owner?) had an "I don't care "attitude". ..... "That's just how it is!"

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2015

Great family recipes done well. We love the polenta and mushrooms as an appetizer. Their pasta dishes are delicious as are their seafood dishes. We have never been disappointed!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2015

Overall, the whole dining experience was great. The server was friendly, the food was delicious, and the wine was enjoyable as well. The only small complaint was service was a little slow. We had the burrata special (which was amazing), the pear and arugula salad, the capellini pasta, and the chicken Marsala. All delicious!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on July 18, 2015

Unfortunately we must have gone here on an off night. After reading all the reviews , we thought this would be a perfect spot for Italian food the night before the napa to sonoma 1/2 marathon. We couldn't have been more wrong. We had one of the worst waiters we have ever experienced in 25+ years of dining out. The waiter greeted us right away, read us some (but not all) of the specials, but then walked away without even asking us if we wanted anything to drink! We finally had the ask the bus girl if we could get some bread, water, and someone to take our drink order. In the meantime, our waiter immediately brought bread And water to the table behind us as soon as they sat down. When we finally were able to get his attention, our friend ordered the chicken parm. He was unfortunately informed that they were out of chicken- at 6:45 on a Saturday night! The waiter then mentioned the King salmon special (which he did not mention earlier). The rest of the evening the waiter barely said anything to us, not even asking how our meals were. While the food was good, we would never go back due to the horrible service. There are plenty of other great choices for Italian in Sonoma.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2015

This is a great little Italian restaurant run by an exceptional husband and wife team. We are locals and have never been disappointed. If you want to get away from the chi chi tourist scene, this is your place. Fresh, delicious food, and always lots of specials to choose from as well.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2015

This small neighborhood gem is a must if you love authentic Italian food and great service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2015

The choices available were numerous yet presented a very balanced menus. Every dish we had was expertly prepared and very tasty. Pastas were great. The main courses were terrific. Well beyond our expectations for food and service. A great neighborhood spot and we will definitely return for more.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 27, 2015

A hidden gem in Sonoma. Food preparation is excellent. The Calamari Fritti is an absolute must! Good solid choices on the menu. Wines are limited but adequate. Highly commendable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2015

We brought our son who is a foodie here for dinner and he loved it. We each had a different entree
and each one was prepared to perfection.

We love this place!!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 23, 2015

Delicious food and outstanding service. Couldn't be better.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2015

in a tourist trap called sonoma with now 37 wine bars around our square ,mama toninos is a neighborhood gem , we love the 5 star food, the staff ,service and not surrounded by foreign drunkenness... gaetano 's food is the best in the valley by far ,and served by his wife and loyal and fun staff...they are a sonoma treasure..

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2015

My husband and I were late in booking reservations for our anniversary and could not get into our usual favorite place so decided to give Mamma's a shot. It was worth it! It was far better than the exterior appearance led me to believe. It is in a little strip mall and I walk by it all of the time without a lot of thought. But, the evening we were there, the atmosphere was bustling and fun, the service was amazing and the food was great. Couldn't have asked for better, especially on short notice!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 6, 2015

My husband made a lot of yummy noises. The food was excellent as was the service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2015

Friendly service upon arrival. MANY specials were offered. Enjoyed fresh tasting Buratta for an appetizer, the Rib Eye steak & my date had the Lamb Chops. The 2 owners are hands on in a very warm & friendly way. . I will definitely return.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2015

Five stars are not enough to rate the quality of this food. Gaitano is hands down the most talented chef in Sonoma!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2015

Recently celebrated our anniversary over a delicious meal at Mamma Tanino's. The food was delicious, although a bit salty. Service was impeccable. Would love to have the restaurant open for lunch, especially in the summer!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 22, 2015

Great reviews and honestly great food but very limited menu and poor service plus ambiance you would expect of a strip mall.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2015

We were in Sonoma for a wedding and had a Friday night on our own. We decided to try Mama Tanino's which was walking distance from our B&B and were delighted to find a really high quality, delicious meal. The menu had many specials and each or our party raved about what they ordered. Yummy!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2015

We have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed our meals. Their "special" polenta with wild mushroom gravy is to die for delicious as is the fillet of sole with lemon and capers. The place is cozy and smallish but the service is good and the owner and his wife are both cook and server, They are also good about substitutions. It is tucked away n a shopping center, sort of hard to find but well worth the effort!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 16, 2015

Located in a strip mall a few blocks from the town square this restaurant features very good homemade Italian food from the Luca region. Nothing fancy but deliver quality at a reasonable cost.
A favorite for locals.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 12, 2015

Our server was very good. There were five specials available. We enjoyed a glass of Bennett wine and I had seafood pasta which was tastey. My husband had a sausage pasta dish which he enjoyed. The location of this restaurant is in a strip mall. The food was great with the exception of the cold dry bread that was served with olive oil. It would have been nice to have some warm fresh bread to sop up the juices from the seafood. The restaurant needs a decorating makeover. Something simple but classy and some music since there is no ambience at all. Perhaps hang some black framed photos of Italy with cream coloured mattes in the windows and get rid of the draperies which cover frosted glass. Paint the walls cream to brighten things up and add some black paint for the high ceilings and to disguise pipes. Use table clothes on the tables with glass on top to save laundry bill. Add large framed prints to the walls, plus some lighting on dimmers and red votives on tables.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 24, 2015

As always, the friendly staff, the food and the wine was fabulous

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 28, 2015

Tasty food but ambiance not great. When we go to Sonoma we like to eat in courtyard or prettier space. We enjoyed our salad and main courses. They were pricey specials.but we enjoyed the food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 27, 2015

Yummy food, reasonable prices, quiet ambiance. Nothing fancy or frilly. Service a tad bit slow. Located in a strip mall near Sonoma Market. Seems like more of a locals place than a tourist place. Recommended.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 26, 2015

Authentic Italian cuisine - every bite was mouth watering. The chef just knows how to cook, recipes taste like home but better. The best apple tart I've ever had. Service was excellent - attentive and friendly. Unpretentious decor, comfy seating, casual ambiance. A place for a happy evening eating good food and enjoying good company.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 26, 2015

The specials are not to be missed. Friendly Sonoma vibe good food. Decor needs a bit of an update. Don't be put off by the curtained windows. Nice spot away from the Square.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 21, 2015

This Italian gem hidden away in the corner of a mall never fails to please us. The service is friendly and the food is excellent. You won't be disappointed you came

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 20, 2015

As soon as we arrived we were treated very well. We were seated at a larger table for 2 which was nice, especially since there was a two top next to our table. Staff was very friendly and accomodating. Food was delicious. The only negative was the people next to us-they were very loud and we found ourselves shouting to talk.
I have already recommended this to others.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 14, 2015

We have lived in Sonoma a little over three years. I think we have tried every restaurant in Sonoma. I believe this restaurant has the best prepared Italian food in all of Sonoma. The seafood pasta was outstanding.. The Bolognese pasta wa amazing. . This little restaurant sits in the corner of a small shooting center next to Sonoma market. You should search it out. Great food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2015

Classic southern italianfood that rivals Italy. Just great.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 6, 2015

Delicious food. Elegent pasta and exceptional desserts.
Our favorite Sonoma restaurant.

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