Sansonina Ristorante Italiano

4.8
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116 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Our family-owned restaurant features authentic Italian dishes in a warm and intimate atmosphere. Join us for dinner to celebrate life, birthdays, friendships, anniversaries and relationships...new and old!

Owners Booth table must be reserved in advanced, to make arrangements please call (425)496-8178.
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
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4.6
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4.6
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vipDavidandrose
Dallas
154 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Quiet dinner w my daughter before an evening flight from nearby SeaTac. Entire staff was very friendly and checked in on us routinely. Bread brought to our table 10 seconds after we were seated; would have been nicer to wait 2 mins and have it warm. When I asked for a small sample of a wine to determine if I wanted to order a glass, our server brought out 2 wines to taste so I’d have a comparison, which I appreciated.

Both our pasta dishes were good. My daughter’s ravioli with a garlic/shallot/tarragon filling was unique and enjoyable, though a bit overly al denote. The sauce on my bolognese was quite good, though the pasta was a bit overcooked, Chocolate torte was good as well. Again, our server and other staff were all pleasant. Opera playing in the sparsely filled restaurant was too loud for our liking, but we also never asked if they could turn it down.

While I’m pointing out some improvement opportunities, the meal was definitely enjoyable overall and we’d return.

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PaulM
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. Staff was very attentive but hovering. Felt like a home rather than a restaurant. We will definitely be back soon

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vipsmbmax
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Our server went above and beyond to make sure we enjoyed our meal and found the perfect wine to accompany it. I really liked the cozy decor too. We will definitely be back.

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vipjmg98118
Seattle
87 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Efficient friendly serve.
Wonderful wine suggestions

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EmmaH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.
Made reservations and table was ready when we arrived.

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LauraT
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time here and it will NOT be the last! We were a bit early for our reservation, and they sat us with no question or waiting. I had the salmon tortellini and it was fantastic! My husband's food was equally as good - he had the bolognese. We had appetizer, dinner, drinks and dessert - the key lime pie with raspberry sauce was a very tasty way to end a great evening. Service was OUTSTANDING - they were helpful and informative, but did not hover or push. The restaurant was busy, as it was a Friday night, but I had no concerns with the noise and my husband and I were able to converse freely without raising our voices. Sansonina will definitely be added to our "go to" list. I will be happy to refer them to friends.

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vipDinerG
Seattle
49 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

While an interesting place, it is similar to a dozen similar Italian family restaurants outside Chicago, San Francisco or back East. The food is fine, but not spectacular. Parking was non-existent. It was so noisy I couldn't hear my wife talk from across the table. The service was good, but again, not spectacular, they were busy so a bit slow. If someone lives down there might make sense, I'd call it a neighborhood treasure, but not a destination. Also the area is a bit sketchy. Police activity in the parking lot while we were there.

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HECTORS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! This was our third time at this charming place. We always look forward to dining at this ristorante. Every single dish we have tried is excellent. The sauteed calimari is out of this world, actually a new favorite calamari dish. Highly recommend this place

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have now been to this Restaurant three times in the last month. The staff is fantastic, the food is delicious and ambiance is wonderful.

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JeffW
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, Service and atmosphere was amazing. I would recommend to everyone I know.

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RickJ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service. Love the place and would recommend it.

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vipDiana
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great birthday dinner for my friend. There were 9 of us and everyone loved their food. I had Halibut and instead of pasta I asked for veggies and they did a fantastic job accommodating my request.
The desserts are worth saving some room for.
They also picked out the perfect wine for our party.

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Trixie
Seattle
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You had me at Gorgonzola!! I am a huge fan of Sansonina's salmon with gorgonzola tortelinni - so good! We love this little gem of a restaurant. The owners are so gregarious and attentive. We will definitely be back!

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randyn
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious Italian food. Some of the best in the area including Bellevue and Seattle. The service is really good there. They will try to meet your dietary wishes. I think they will remember you if you go once a month. It seems like the waitstaff really enjoy serving people which you don’t see often.

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KDFF
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious. The staff was very helpful and pleasant. It took a little while for our food to come, because it was very busy.

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vipjmg98118
Seattle
88 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service excellent
Ravioli..carbonara all above par

Getting more popular because of great food
Noise level high

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vipBecky
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This is a really nice restaurant, suitable for dining with friends and family. The food is really good, the cost is reasonable, the staff is attentive. The only drawback is the noise level. It needs to be toned down some to make the experience the best. But, we are going back anyway. It is that good.

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vipDiana
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was delicious ❤️will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. You will not be disappointed.

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RHock
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I had the Alfredo pasta, fresh pasta with yummy cheese and cream sauce. Some of the best I've had. Alfredo is basic so if you can't do basic you are not a good Italian restaurant. Nice ambiance, attentive servers. I wish they had a full bar as I can't drink wine. Will be coming back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Issac and Fernando treated our party of three to a lovely and delicious evening. All entrees were incredible: Chicken Marsala, ravioli and my prosciutto wrapped chicken in a goat cheese cream sauce were all top notch! We always feel so welcome and cared for here just like family. A special thank you for the champagne toast arou s our recent marriage. We wish you all a tremendous near year and all the success in the world - you deserve it!!

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MarshaS
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I have recommended and brought our friends to Sansonina for dinner.

Amazing food, great staff.

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Scott
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food (Chicken Piccata for me and Ravioli for my wife), friendly waitstaff (full house, but they pulled it off), and a great atmosphere. This used to be a Pizza Hut but you would never guess. I also had a key lime cheesecake that was amazing. Nice wine list (no cocktails). I’m to return and try the Veal Marsala.

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VickyP
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time you walk through the door of Sansonina you are treated like family and made to feel like you are the most important customers in the house. Service was excellent, food was positively awesome and the atmosphere was very pleasant and we also got to see a lot of people who we know from Renton. Truly a wonderful place to eat and meet friends

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an great place and hidden gem. Attentive service. Fun quirky ambiance. Great great fare! Everything good and I don’t say that lightly as I’ve dined in NYC and Italy many many times. Best Italian we’ve had in this area that I can recall. Note- no hard liquor and tight seating. But if you are the type to look past some oddities and such it’s well worth it! Fernando- the man!

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KarenB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was lovely. Excellent food and service. It's a small place so that limits the number of voices you'll hear. It was cozy and warm on a cold evening. I had the Gorgonzola Tortellini con Salmon and it was delicious. I'll definitely go back.

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ctinaaa
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and service. Thankful for lots of GF options and the server was patient as I asked many questions about the menu.

The restaurant with its recent updates is a great atmosphere for date night or a celebratory dinner with friends. There is a “special” table in the cornner for larger groups.

The clams were a great start to the meal and they had their desserts on display making it very difficult to pass on after dinner. The entree we had were satisfactory but portion size was a great value.

Will definitely be back to try other things on the menu.

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LivinInThe425
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I could eat here every night I would. Love the food and all of the staff from the owner on down are exceptionally attentive and friendly.

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vipBruceP
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

On this visit it was to noisy for normal table conversation. Several large groups/parties were to loud.

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ColleenR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was Excellent!!! Fernando our waiter was a delight and so engaging!!! We will be back again soon!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is the best restaurant in the area. Superb service and amazing food.

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carritkarat
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and can’t say enough about the incredible food and outstanding service. I love coming here and can’t wait to come back!

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vipmsmithinpdx
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great family gathering

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viptechnosports
Dallas
98 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town in business, I found this gem of a restaurant. Service and food were excellent. Low to mid-range prices, but high-end quality and service. We need more restaurants like this. Thanks

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vipAlinaS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing and the food is so delicious. Took us back to Italy ❤️

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vipthegetty
Seattle
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was impeccable. Restaurant itself has great ambiance, and is very well maintained. Bathrooms were spotless. Prices were fair. Food was very good. Great place for families or casual dining, or a date night.

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Seattle48
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second time visiting Sansonina for dinner. This time there were 7 of us and everyone enjoyed their meals! The wait staff were very accommodating (a couple split orders, no problem). Also convenient for our play at the Renton Civic Theatre!

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JamesKercher
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. Delicious food glad we didn’t get an appetizer as it was plenty. Would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with friends for my birthday. Loved the food, excellent & friendly service, and great value & atmosphere. I will definitely be back!

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Sansonina Ristorante Italiano offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (425) 496-8178.

Sansonina Ristorante Italiano is rated 4.8 stars by 116 OpenTable diners.

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