Sansonina Ristorante Italiano

4.7
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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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OT
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous and the service is perfect!!

JB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The people that work here are great! The food is delicious. We have been multiple times and have never been disappointed.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere, amazing service and great accommodations.

J
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely place with a very attentive staff. Little growing pains finding help in the kitchen which led to a bit of a slow main. But that’s ok, the staff let us know and kept us happy with good wine and bread while we waited. It’s a lovely place to converse with friends so that was not at all a problem. Dinner was hot, delicious and not a crazy big portion, you can finish a very reasonably priced plate here. Would recommend!

RA
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and very attentive. Food was good but not great

c
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I truly love Sansonina and wish I could go more often!!! It’s such a gem and I’m so glad it has come to the neighborhood! The staff is adorable and everyone will stop at your table to make sure you are taken care of, not just your server. You can tell they all really like working there. On one hand I hate to let everyone in on my new favorite place because I want to keep getting tables, but it’s just too good to not share!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the dinner and will revisit. Location was easy to get to. Parking was ample. Menu and items were worth the cost and effort.

J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The newly renovated facility was very nicely done. The staff was attentive but not overpowering.
The menu was some what limited but the food was very good. I would recommend as long as you only have an appetite for Italian food.
Prices would prohibit a young family night out but I don't think that is their target cliental.

A
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought two other couples to try your restaurant and they loved it!

PW
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING FOOD CHOICES!
We really enjoyed all our dishes and they have a great wine selection as well.

KB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful environment service and environment. Easy to forget we were “off Rainier”...a new favorite spot where we can get away but still be close to home.

DG
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and the service were amazing. The owner greeted us, inquired as to what we would like and then guided his chef to prepare my wife’s salmon and my halibut perfectly. Then served them over pasta with a lightly seasoned oil based sauce with sautéed tomatoes and spinach. The dining room was cozy and warm. The reviews we read before going there we’re good – the actual experience was even better.

RT
Seattle
20 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome find on Open Table! We've not been here before, read some of the reviews, looks at the star ratings and made reservations via the app. Pretty restaurant, engaged service staff, nice plate presentations and delicious food...appetizers, entrees and desserts...no complaints! Served the kiddos first and quickly which was a bonus for all of us!

S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second visit to Sansonia Ristorante. We took some friends there and you always hope the group will like your recommendation. It was a BIG HIT with everyone! The food was delicious and the service was great. The owner Fernando is so accommodating to whatever you need. I tried the Halibut special and it was cooked to perfection! Dessert to top off the evening. They have the best Tiramisu I have every tried! One of the best restaurants in Renton!

RE
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Service was very fast. We were only in the restaurant for a little over 30 minutes. Setting was nice. Will definitely go back again.

S
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful waitstaff, clean and cozy restaurant, delicious food that came out quickly and piping hot, and a great selection of wines. Definitely a great pick for a casual date night or birthday!

VB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff, outstanding food.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Discussed upcoming trip to Italy.

BP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a pleasant atmosphere. You do not need to go downtown Seattle when you have such a great local Italian restaurant.

j
Seattle
85 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was exceptional as usual
Had the fried calamari. My granddaughter for the first time and she was surprised she loved it, lightly battered and fried crisp not chewy.
Linguini carbonara with zucchini was very creaamd flavorful.
Veal marsala tender and much flavorful

JA
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you walk in the door you feel like you are important to them! The food is excellent and the service is great!

ML
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great new Italian restaurant on Rainier Avenue. Its a an old Pizza Hut restaurant redone. We have tried the Penne con pollo alla Cacciatora, the Ravioli and the Cappellini vegetarian. All were excellent.

D
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I was looking for a place to take a FIRST date and this was it. The food was good, the ambiance and the seating was excellent. She was impressed. I mean she was impressed. Hats off. The only thing I would say that may be a negative is you have to really look where it is as you will surely drive past it and end up in Walgreen's parking lot. Other than that, I would go there again!

PP
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Staff was very attentive and friendly. Everyone loved their meals. Place was very cute as well. Would highly recommend.

LB
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for my Dads birthday. The staff was great and the food was perfect. We will be coming back!

KM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food and service were great; however, the acoustics could be improved as it was quite noisy.

j
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service, food is delicious, just great place to have dinner.

j
Seattle
85 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great
Service a little slow and lacking but we were in no hurry so not a big problem was friendly

SP
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place! We'll be back soon!

LI
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Attentive staff and amazing food and wine.

NT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have tried this new restaurant 4 times now. The service is very attentive and every dish has been delicious! I haven’t had the same thing twice because I have had the nightly special instead. One of the better places to eat in Renton for sure.

T
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delight, we are an excellent meal and excellent service from the staff.

DJ
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. All enjoy the time together and the meal was excellent. Fernando is an excellent service.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot with delicious (and legitimate) Italian food. We went on a double date with our friends and we all cleaned our plates! Great wine selection and the house made tiramisu was incredible!

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was impeccable. So happy that I chose this for our Father’s Day gathering. Every member of our party of 6 raved about their dishes and we all agreed that we would return. The only thing that I didn’t love was the bread, it was good bread just dry for my preference served with a lovely herb butter though I probably would have enjoyed it with oil and balsamic. The ambience is sweet and enjoyable. Parking is plentiful. It really is the perfect discovery and so close to 5 stars across the board.

JJ
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious dinner. They also accommodated my food allergy.

C
Seattle
71 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We found this new Italian Restaurant by accident while trying to find a nice family restaurant for Fathers Day on Open Table. What a great find. Food was absolutely delicious and the service exceptional. All 6 of us had different entree’s and we each rated our own dish fantastic. We’ll definitely return.

AH
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely restaurant. Fried Calamari and house salad were great starters. Chicken Marsala was very delicious, but the Chicken Parmigiana was a huge disappointment. Cannoli was okay.

G
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner could NOT be more accommodating...so attentive yet not obtrusive. The wine pairings were spot on and our food (without exception) was outstanding!!! We are definitely coming back and will be telling all our friends about Sansonina :)

DS
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic. I don’t even look at the menu anymore. I ask Fernando what I should have and let him decide.