Sampino's Towne Foods
Sampino's Towne Foods is a charming Old World Italian Deli tucked away in a quaint strip mall located on the corner of 16th & F streets in the Alkalai Flats neighborhood of downtown Sacramento. We offer a full selection of fresh pastas, raviolis, pasta sauces, meats, seafood, Italian imported goods, & wine. Our deli offers take out or dine in.
At Sampino's you'll receive the kind of service you might have gotten 75 years ago in a small Tuscan village, walking into Sampino's is like being transported back in time. Homemade Italian sides & entrees can be found in the deli case along with sausages made fresh in the italian tradition with a hand-grinder that dates back to 1893. At Sampino's you'll find a true family operation - where nearly the whole family can be found working behind the counter.
Zuppa del Giorno
7 Course Friday Night Dinner
Choose an Entree
Everything is included in the Price of Dinner with Your Choice of 1 Entree. Reservations & total number of guests required at time of reservation.
Sampino's September Dinner Menu
Fresh Baked Bread
Focaccia, Italian Loaf, Fennel Balsamic Vinaigrette
Assorted Olives, Giardiniera, Pepperoncini
Tomato Mozzarella Cream Bisque
Puff Pastry, Penne Pasta, Meatballs, Free Range Eggs, Salami, Mushroom,
Marinara, Parmesan Grana Padano
Salmon Mousse, Clam & Shrimp
RouladeSpinach, Sundried Tomatoes, Pesto, & Asiago Cheese, Served w/ Basil & Chive Butter, & Incrusted Parmesan Tomatoes $40.00
Milk Fed Veal, served w/Pinot Grigio Caper Berry, Lemon, Parmesan, Butter Sauce & Incrusted Parmesan Tomatoes $40.00
Braised Chicken Thigh w/ House Cacciatore Sauce (Hunter Stew)
& Incrusted Parmesan Tomatoes $35.00
Mixed Green Salad
Parmesan Reggiano, Organic San Marzano Tomatoes
Italian Herb Vinaigrette
Lemon Sorbeto w/Strawberry Mint Tartar
Print Sampino's Friday Dinner Menu
From time to time Sampino's Towne Foods has recieved much appreciated press & recommendations from some of Sacramento's most highly regarded Press.
Best Lasagna To Go
Food & Drinks - Writers' Picks
Some nights cooking is out of the question and going out sounds like too much work. There’s only one solution. It’s time for lasagna! Keep lasagna from Sampino’s Towne Foods in the freezer or, if you can get there before 4 p.m., buy it fresh. Sampino’s is a family business (proprietor Michael Sampino also employs his father, and his father-in-law has been spotted helping out during visits from Italy) that supplies local restaurants with fresh meat and produce. Their lasagna is easy to heat up for a fantastic comfort-food dinner at home. Just add a tossed salad and some bread. Another smart option is Sampino’s meatloaf. We don’t know the secret, but Bill Sampino admits to mixing ground sausage with the ground beef. Read More
by Greg Lucas
Sampino’s Towne Foods turns out to be a bright jewel in a drab Alkali Flat strip mall of paycheck cashers and a laundromat. It’s everything an Italian deli should be, and more, right down to the Louie Prima on the box and the timpano in the refrigerated display case. This unforgettable cake of salami, meatballs, provolone, boiled eggs, ziti and tomato sauce is inspired—Bill Sampino tells a regular purchasing some meatballs—by the movie Big Night in which the chef creates the dish as a centerpiece for a repast prepared to delight the aforementioned Mr. Prima who is supposed to visit the fictional eatery. Read More Here
Foodies and Jazz
by Blair Anthony Robertson
SAC Bee 2012
If you're looking for a charming place for lunch on Fridays, take a look at what's going on at Sampino's Towne Foods at 16th and F Streets. It's a bit of a hideaway, tucked away in a strip mall that could use an upgrade, but it has emerged as something of a Mecca for foodies and admirers of Old World Italian casual cuisine. Sampino's has been featuring the music on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for the past few months. The duo clearly has a following in the city. I ate there with a friend last Friday and didn't want to leave.
"We started that and people started flooding through the doors on Friday," said proprietor Michael Sampino. "We're meeting new people. They come to listen and they try the food. Then we see them again." Read More Here
Sampino's Specials & Events
Jazz Fridays -
If you're looking for a charming place for lunch on Fridays, join us for Jazz Fridays between 12-1:30. On the small patio out front, you'll be treated to the smooth sounds of two longtime local jazz musicians, Darius Babazadeh on tenor saxophone and David O'Keefe on bass.
The Sacramento Bee's food critic, Blair Anthony Robertson, says, "This is a win-win for jazz aficionados and foodies, for the food at Sampino's is outstanding, featuring some of the best sandwiches in town, along with superb housemade pasta."
Friday Night Dinners -
On Friday's Sampino's Features family-style dinners. Booked in Advance. It's a seven-course dinner ranging between $25 to $40 per person (depending on the menu). Wine is available on site or you may bring your own. Dinners are seated at 6 p.m. and service begins at 6:30 p.m. Owner Michael Sampino says "And it's not like amuse bouche-type courses, it's a lot of food." Check the Friday Night Dinner Page for the Current Menu
Sampino's Deli Case Menu
USDA Choice& Prime Angus Beef
Standing Rib Roast
New York Steak
Boneless Chuck Roast
Smoked Ham Shanks
Pork Loin Chops
Fresh Sword Fish
Fresh Sea Scallops
Please Order Fish One Day Before Pick-Up
Pasta & Ravioli
Fresh Made Daily Pasta, Special Flavors Please Order One Day Before Pick-Up
Frutti di Bosco
Chocolate Decadence Cake
Cooked and Uncooked Holiday Dishes
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