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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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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

3.7

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (16)
Authentic (12)
Fit for Foodies (11)
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Local Ingredients (10)
Cozy (9)
Good for a Date (9)
Casual (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Comfort Food (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Fun (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Romantic (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had an absolutely wonderful meal here. The seafood pasta had so many mussels, scallops and shrimp in it I thought I hit the lottery. I will remember it forever :)

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fun, Seasonal, Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Everything

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

overall delicious food, very small restaurant

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vip
 (Anchorage)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This should be on everyone's list. Real and authentic, prepared perfectly. Best tiramisu if you like three real thing

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Our experience was incredible as always at Mamma Tannino's. Wonderful food and wonderful people.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Absolutely a great place!!!!!!! Highly recommend it for food lovers.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Fun, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Mama Taninos is a FANTASTIC Italian restaurant in the heart of Sonoma and me and my beau's favorite place to eat. The staff is equally fabulous and the ambiance is superb. The chef and his wife are very nice and knowing me and my beau are vegetarians, have offered to make us something special if we give advance notice of when we will be coming in. I would eat there nightly if I could.

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on September 22, 2017

The atmosphere is not the best but that isn't why you come here. You come for the awesome food. One of the best meals we had in the area. Very authentic with unbelievable flavors!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Mamma Taninos is a small family run restaurant that continues to excel in varied menu selections and preparation of all items. Recent visits I had osso buco which was excellent and swordfish that melted in my mouth. The whole seabass, when available as a special, is the best in Sonoma. The pastas are all as good as they sound on the menu. We try to go once a week or sometimes twice when we know we just want something delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Relatively traditional Italian food, but done with a somewhat lighter touch that really elevates pretty much every dish. Concentration of flavor is really impressive. Very nice wine list that has been given much attention -- heavy on Italian wines and some great values. Service is friendly, welcoming and helpful. A bit too "cozy" when they have a full house, but ambiance is not why you go there.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

A wonderful restaurant, excellent food, wonderful friendly service, the best!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Very disappointing dinner - service was polite but extremely slow and when you pay in excess of $100 for two people, you do not expect to leave hungry. Food was ok but portions were small. Overall, I would not recommend.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The second time we've eaten here. First time was very nice. The last time , the food was very good and the service was very good, but the noise level was off the charts, making conversation
almost impossible. The restaurant is small and the noise level is amplified ...we couldn't stay for
dessert because it was not comfortable to stay any longer...otherwise great spot!!

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

I feel bad writing this review because the restaurant was so nice and the service was fantastic.
That being said, I go to restaurants for the food. In this case, it was a real disappointment.
The calamari mixto was underdone (the batter wasn't fully cooked or crispy). And, I paid AQ (about $30) for a linguine pescatora that was so salty it was as if someone had accidentally poured 1/4 of a container of morton's salt in my bowl. The pasta was not handmade. Truly, one of the worst food experiences I've had in a restaurant in a long time. Will never return and do not recommend.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

We visit this restaurant each year when we come to Sonoma, and just love the family atmosphere. The food is really fresh and well-prepared, the service is friendly and personal, the wine list small but wonderful. Recommend highly! Chicken or veal parmigiana are excellent, fresh salmon and sea bass both amazing.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Our reliable go-to for authentic Italian food. The carbonara and the lasagne with béchamel sauce were both very good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Excellent food, warm family ambiance, warm friendly, accomadating service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Mama Tanino's was great as always! The pasta dishes were excellent as was the swordfish. Cesar salad best in Sonoma County. Great value for money.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The atmosphere was casual(not bad, just saying).The restaurant was warm, on the verge of uncomfortable.The food was edible but not anything I'd eat again. The menu was more limited than most Italian restaurants I've been to. I had veal with capers and artichokes. It was lacking flavor. Something on the plate had an odd(wondering if it was safe to eat) flavor. I didn't get ill after eating so I'm not sure where the odd flavor was coming from. Cannoli was terrible! I took 2small bites & quit. Nasty flavor. What did they put in that filling??? Maybe I don't want to know!Based on the reviews I'd read & the price for a meal I expected more. The service was good.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Always outstanding food; great choices, perfectly prepared

Tags: Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Although the food was delicious, I cannot, with a clear conscience, recommend the restaurant to my friends. I hadn't been to Mama Tanino's in a couple of years and thought it was time to give them another chance. Unfortunately, they still don't care enough about their customers to get their act together. They have no concept of scheduling "table turnover time" or...they just don't care! We had a reservation for 7:15p and were finally seated about 7:50p. Our order was taken about 8:10p. The appetizer and salad courses were served in a reasonable amount of time, but we waited at least 30min. for our main courses. COMPLETELY UNACCEPTABLE! Oh, BTW, as we were finishing our salads, we were asked if we would mind moving to the table next to us so that they could use our table to help accommodate a party of 6. They did waive our corkage charge when we moved. Of course, by now the bottle of wine we brought is EMPTY because we had to open it as we were spending the 35 min. waiting for our table. We finished our dinner about 9:30p! Needless to say, really good food can take you only so far. Just to cover all bases....it is also extremely noisy. There are so many other options in Sonoma, I will be choosing one of them next time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We took our son and his partner who is Italian, and we all had different dishes, and we raved about each one. Then we shared a Tiramisu and a Tartufo and both were melt in your mouth.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Great Sicilian Italian food!!! Very nice people and always reliable delicious meal.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

It was a wonderful experience. Food was delicious. Loved the atmosphere, customers hugging and kssing the waitresses good by. This is a family run restaurant and they make
you feel like family. Have never had another restaurant tell me if coming again to call in advance to order
something special and they would prepare for us. Had an enjoyable time with other customers as well, felt like home. Book reservations in advance. Limited seating.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Amazing food and impeccable service. Kim made us feel so welcome and made our meal fun and lively. It was amazing!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 12, 2017

The food is fantastic the staff was very helpful and personable. We had have there food at a wine dinner before and wanted to try it again.At first I was sceptical about the location butit turned out great!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner here. Great local spot with authentic Italian food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Always terrific food. The chef is a master. Friendly staff.

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Tasteless food. Small portions. Noisey.
Poor value for the money.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Amazing authentic Italian food! Such a great little spot with very friendly service. So glad we found it on Open Table!

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·Dined on July 29, 2017

Food was amazing. I loved the bread that came with the meal. The pear arugula salad was so good and the Caesar salad was the best Caesar I've ever had.

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·Dined on July 28, 2017

Family gathering. Staff helpful. Food was great. Quiet enough to carry on conversation. Very enjoyable

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on July 23, 2017

This was a great meal with very engaging staff! This place is fun and makes you feel right at home, the minute you walk through the door

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We have enjoyed Mamma Tanino's exceptional food since they opened some 10 years ago. Chef Guitono prepares outstanding dinner choices complete with homemade desserts. His wife, Kimberly, always has a warm welcome for their guests. We will continue to enjoy this restaurant for all occasion so long as it exists. In our opinion it is the best restaurant in Sonoma!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Food was outstanding!! Fresh, flavorful.. very friendly staff!

This was definitely our FAVORITE in Sonoma!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 16, 2017

When we left we felt like family! The food and service was incredible. Not too much food, but you won't leave hungry - perfection.
A must visit when in the area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

We consider ourselves regulars at Mamma's even though we do not get there as often as we like. It is the local spot since it's in the back of a shopping center and not near the Sonoma Plaza. Kim runs the front of the house and has been a friend for years. Gaetano is the maestro in the kitchen. He finally is getting some help so he doesn't have to do everything, and I mean EVERYTHING, himself. We split the Carbonera pasta and it was super flavorful. My bride had the veal chop that was outstanding. Ditto for my swordfish. Here is the key to Mamma's: In all the years we've been going, we have never ever been disappointed--only delighted. That's hard for us to say about all the restaurants in Sonoma Valley that we've frequented. Mamma's is on a list of about 3 deep. That says it all.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The go od and service were fabulous! We loved the restaurant!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

All five of us had pasta raging from seafood to cream sauces and red sauces. Perfectly cooked pasta, seasonings wonderful balanced and flavors delicious. It's like eating Sunday supper at your Italian aunts house, hearty portions cooked with love!

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

The food was not memorable at all, I can make the same at home but everybody is very nice, the decor needs some tlc and there is no ambiance at all. Basically I would not recommend it but again the people are very sweet.

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