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Mamma Tanino's Ristorante

4.7
632 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Authentic
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:30pm
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Phone number
(707) 933-8826
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Gaetano Patrinostro
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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.
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Private party contact
Kimberley Patrinostro: (707) 933-8826
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Fifth Street West
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Parking details
Located at 500 W. Napa St. cross street
5th St West there is a large parking lot for the Sonoma Valley Center.
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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.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 632 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.6
service
4.1
ambience
4.6
value
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous food and great friendly service, felt like we were family!

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Best in Sonoma!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great authentic family prepared and presented Italian food - makes you feel like you are in a real Italian neighborhood restaurant even though it is in a mini shopping center. Not a great architectural interior but a place that goes well with the name "Mamma's"!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My favorite Italian food outside of Italy!! Love going there with never a bad experience.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our main meals were delicious. Bread had no taste. Service was not that good, considering it took them 50 minutes to bring our meal. My plate which was chicken v was warm not hot, so I'm thinking it must have been ready but not enough wait staff to serve it promptly?
Don't think we will be going again.
Skip the house wine and order something better.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My favorite place to celebrate a birthday or any special occasion. As a fellow Sonoman, this is our lovely dinner restaurant and never fails to impress. The personal service, delightful menu, and perfect wine offerings, make it a true celebration. My favorites: we matched an eggplant parmigiana and swordfish with olives and perfect vegetables with a complex Pinot noir that hit the spot! Even my friend’s veal chop was tasty, reasonably priced and a welcome newcomer to the menu. Very Italian, very Sonoma, extra special good!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food, but way too expensive for what it is. Tables are crammed in there and $22+ for 10 tortellinni? Come on now.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent food and the best calamari fritti I have ever eaten. We go there at times just for this dish. Everything is delicious, Kim is very warm and welcoming. Prices are high, though, so it's only for special occasions.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great place to try real Italian food. Everything we ordered was incredibly delicious.
Strongly recommend this restaurant

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Delicious meal as always

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Mamma Tanino's NEVER disappoints! The food is the best, and the owners are just so accommodating. It's a little gem with the most delicious Italian food ever!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great meal as usual. Our go to place especially when the Plaza is mobbed (as usual). Gaetano and Kim always go above and beyond.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Great food and service just a great place just for dinner or a special occasion!!!!!

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3.0Dined on March 18, 2018

We love this place, but service was exceptionally slow this last time AND our order got mixed up. Love this place and will come back - just had a bad one-off experience.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This was our favorite restaurant in Sonoma, which is saying something given all of the wonderful food in town. No one should plan a trip to Sonoma without including this Italian food GEM to their itinerary. We were a party of 6 and as we reveled in our delicious meal the next morning, we all chuckled that there was not one speck of food left on any of our plates. We even asked for more bread to sop up any delicious sauce on our plates. We almost went back the next night.... it was THAT GOOD! Not to mention, it is not just the best food in town, but the best value. Kim will put a smile on your face. Enjoy this feast.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great Quality!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

This is our favorite Italian restaurant! The food is delicious, consistently so, fresh and authentic. Service is excellent, the staff and owners are friendly, and the prices very reasonable for the quality of the food. Always a fabulous experience...we'll be back soon! B and E

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Truly authentic Italian. Fresh ingredients, limited menu, fantastic meal. Four of us each had different entree, and every one was delicious. House wine very good and reasonably priced. Highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Fabulous as always!

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

Our meal was delicious!! The minestrone was one of the best I’ve had. The veal and spinach cannelloni was yummy—both rich and light at the same time. The chocolate dessert was amazing. Will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Fantastic food and the service is wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great spot for locals, fantastic food with service to match. Location is a little odd in a strip mall, and not a spacious restaurant...but you go for the food...right

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The food here is amazing. I had the mozzarella to start and was in heaven straight away. The fettuccine was also fantastic. We loved it here so much we re booked for tonight!

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Best Italian food west of Italy. Friendly service.

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4.0Dined on March 9, 2018

As always, a restaurant I look forward to eating at. They have wonderful Italian dishes prepared by the owner, his wife and one other person handles the seating and food delivery. Always a treat and if he is able, the chef makes a wonderful polenta with mushroom gravy that is to die for!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

WE keep returning to this great restaurant for their outstanding fillet of sole piccata but have also had the veal dishes and eggplant parm. Generous servings , small space and on weekends a reservation is needed. They have an early bird menu from 5 to 6 and also offer a 3 course menu for $29 which is very good! Owner and his wife are very friendly!

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Enjoyable dinner in local restaurant. Portions are good size and sauces are very good. Soup and salad were above average but the dessert was average. With a better dessert the meal would have been top notch.

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The food is delicious, and it was a nice evening. My only criticism is that the tables are too close together, and it definitely impedes feeling of privacy.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Absolutely amazing! We have been there twice since we moved here 5 months ago . Can’t wait to go back ! The chef and his wife do an amazing job. Love , love love !!!!!!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Friends taking a vegetarian to dinner. He eats cheese which made the eggplant parmigiana a perfect choice for him. One friend eats a paleo diet and had steak and vegetables. I had seafood fettuccine. We had a reasonably priced bottle of Italian wine. A great locals place to dine in Sonoma. Great service by the owner too! Will definitely be going back again.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Best Calamari Frito ever. Veal was superb. Such a gem.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food here is off the charts spectacular! The eggplant parmigiana is simply amazing. Everything on the menu is delicious. Excellent, reasonably priced wine selection. People are very nice, the service is terrific. Can’t say enough great things about this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 17, 2018

I love this place. Not the best restaurant I've eaten in, but friendly and real.

I think in Sonoma, it is the best for me

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

This one was my second time and loved both experiences. Tables are close, not for a romantic dinner, but fun. Would definitely go again the next time in the area. Food was great both times. No one was disappointed in the thier selection.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Genuine people putting out genuine Italian cuisine!! Thoroughly enjoyed our evening, Valentine's Day. The chef, owner, made sure to have a dessert that I requested as a surprise and also included it on the evening's menu, could not have been any more special. Each and every part of our 4 course meal was delicious. Clearly a local favorite & we can definitely see why!! It is one of ours now too!!

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

The menu is efficient and not fussy. I had the spinach ravioli and hubby had the linguini bolognese. We expected to see more appetizers, such as antipasti, but didn't see it, or maybe we just didn't notice. Very tasty, had the feel of old family recipes. Nice people.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a great dinner! It is authentic Italian. The chef/owner and his wife are running everything. She talked to us a lot, we dined around 8 p.m., and shared stories of their travels to Italy. She gave recommendations and they have an affordable wine list. Absolutely loved it!

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4.0Dined on February 8, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant in Sonoma. It has the best Italian food within 40 miles, period. I always get good service. Staff are friendly and welcoming. I always look forward to going back.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Delicious food. Nice people. Charming restaurant.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Eccellente! Vero italiano in ambiente vivace e familiare e grazioso.

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