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Ivano's Ristorante

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102 S 1st Ave, Ste 101, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1398
208-263-0211
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A very enjoyable evening

My associates had traveled extensively in Italy and they believe that the meal was very authentic. We enjoyed the antipasto misty as well as the rabbit pasta. As it was a nice evening, we ate outside which was very noisy due to the road traffic. Still an enjoyable meal and evening.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
Neil M
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Madison, Wisconsin
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
Hailey, Idaho
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

There don't appear to be a wealth of fine dining restaurants in Sandpoint, ID. This restaurant looked inviting with outside dining under lovely grape arbors. However, we found it extemely noisy outside as every diesel truck that goes around the corner will drown out your conversations if the 60's/ piped in music hasn't already done that. You will be hard... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Best family restaurant in town. Offers economy plates with two eating almost for the price of one. Friendly wait staff and lovely family run restaurant. 5 Stars for Sandpoint!

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Drayton Valley, Canada
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Italian restaurant, a term used loosely here! This is an Americanised Italian restaurant, and a badly failed attempt at it! We were seated by a hostess who was more concerned about her hair than appointing us a server. Water was promptly slammed down in cheap glasses by a server, no greeting or finesse here. 30 minutes into our visit, no... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We are locals and went here for a birthday dinner. shrimp arrived raw lightly cooked as were the other sea food parts of the meal. Vegies were also under cooked . Servers seemed not to care.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

My wife ordered spaghetti with bolognese sauce. What she received was a plate of bolognese sauce with a few strands of spaghetti. It wasn't even a bolognese sauce because it lacked any meat.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

My associates had traveled extensively in Italy and they believe that the meal was very authentic. We enjoyed the antipasto misty as well as the rabbit pasta. As it was a nice evening, we ate outside which was very noisy due to the road traffic. Still an enjoyable meal and evening.

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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Stopped in Sandpoint to see some friends late on a Sunday. A lot of the town closed down early but this place was open. Excellent food! I had the lasagna, really good. One of us had the minestrone soup and felt it was average. Desserts were good too and one of our friends got a free birthday desert. Servers were... More 

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

Having an Italian heritage I am very critical of "Italian retaurants." Ivanos captures the Tuscan style of cuisine that makes me homesick for Italy. Spicy sauces, al dente pastas & antipasto that clicks on you palate! I think the cheeses are aged perfectly and a fine wine selection. The steaks are good but it's an itailian place! Some amazing fish... More 

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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Not your typical Italian Restaurant. The decor is like being in a northern italian restaurant. You can get rabbit on the menu, clams, mussels, and seaford. They also have pasta dishes, gnochi, lasagna. A must if you want authentic Italian Food.

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Roslyn, Washington
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We chose this place because it was Daniels birthday and he being Italian, loves Italian food. If you want an outstanding Manhattan, this is your place. The atmosphere was great, the staff outstanding. We decided to dine as if we were in Italy and took a long leisurely time to order our courses. Our first course were amazing breaded oysters,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 102 S 1st Ave, Ste 101, Sandpoint, ID 83864-1398
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Sandpoint
  • Phone Number: 208-263-0211

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?