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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Friend Libby treated me to dinner at Mama Marias and the food was outstanding and portions were huge and filling we had to take some home, soup was amazing . The server was more then well informed she knew ever thing about the drinks...and all foods on the menu including how it was made and what was in each dish right down to the garnish. I was supper impressed on her knowledge .I wished she worked in my restaurants. I rave to all of Chatham -Kent or Sarnia and surrounding areas you have to go in and try the food experience. Thank you so much Libby for the invite .Brenda CMore

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed February 3, 2024

Have visited this restaurant in the past and it was outstanding. I guess it's all in the cooks/chefs! We are from out of town and specifically chose this restaurant for a late afternoon lunch. Only two tables busy when we arrived and only one when...we left so they were not 'slammed.' We ordered a pizza to share with Italian sausage and onions while the other couple ordered the 'special' of the day with chicken in a bun and her hubby ordered pasta with sausage and veggies. We waited for almost 30 minutes for our food and when our pizza arrived, it looked burnt! And it was - and the server said she would see about putting another one in the oven (for another 30 mins??) - but we were very hungry and ate around the burnt crust and burnt sausages. Our friend with the 'special' said it was dry and overdone. Her hubby enjoyed his bowl of pasta with sausage for the princely sum of $32! - he was the only one pleased. We took this restaurant off our radar for further visits.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed October 29, 2023

Dropped in for lunch while visiting Chatham, just because…..Greeter and waiter..with a smile.. was Mike…brought menus and took drink orders..and to.d us about specials…all sounded very good…I have a weakness for pasta carbonara, and it was one of the specials…but thought it might have been...too much for lunch ( not the price…)..so we both went with the perch….awesome..awesome…..Mike was attentive, .as he was with all tables he was looking after…when he presented the bill he took the time to talk to us….we had a conversation, not phoney, real, sincere….My only regret is we were in Chatham for one night only…a 2 1/2 hour drive for us, but I’m tempted. I wanna try the carbonara…..More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed March 5, 2023 via mobile

Our favourite place to eat in Chatham. Have had to sit and eat at the bar the last two times we’ve been there as we had no reservation and they were packed. Was super impressed with Trish, the bartender and our server-she makes multitasking look...easy! And personality plus!!More

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed December 19, 2022 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere friendly waitress good variety of food Visited for a lunch with a friend. First visit.

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed December 16, 2022

Earlier this week we met special friends from Amherstburg for our annual Christmas lunch together. Allison was our server and she provided excellent service, including advice about our choices. My husband loved the Rustic Chicken Club and the Pollo Bianco was the best meal I've...had for some time. Great atmosphere and very welcoming. Highly recommend you give it a try.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed September 3, 2022

In the area for a fishing trip and our Captain recommended we stop here on our way home! Wow! Was he right. Excellent food and service. If you're into Italian cuisine this should be your Go-to!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022 via mobile

I went to this place with my family and that was perfect. The service , food, welcoming behavior of the waiters, the environment, the quality of the food … everything was great. My brothers family has been there before and they said that they had...the same experience too. I will definitely go back again if I visit the town in future.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed May 18, 2022

Service was outstanding, our waiter attended to all our needs, Very professional. Great Italian food. Highly recommend the Calamari and pasta dishes.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 22, 2022

Upscale, vibrant restaurant that did not disappoint us. We went to celebrate my partner's birthday. We each had a salad and a different pasta dish. The service was great, the food was well presented, fresh, tasty and served at the perfect temp. We will definitely...be back as there were many other items on the menu that we wanted to try.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed February 10, 2022

We are a senior couple who decided to take my 90 year old Mother(hard of hearing) out for a nice dinner in the middle of the week to help get rid of the late winter blues. I booked a reservation several weeks in advance and...was granted my request for a quiet table. An unknown young gentleman who arrived behind us helped get Mom shuffling through the large cumbersome set of double doors. The stone faced young lady (I refuse to call her a Maitre'D) who met us just inside asked if we needed a table for four. There was no friendly greeting with a smile. We said "no, we had a reservation for 3". The receptionist immediately hustled the younger gentleman (without checking his id) into a side room where a large party seemed to be going on behind the bar. She then turned her attention to us and started the tedious task of checking our vaccine passports. Then she had a hard time finding our reservation as my wife had to point out our name in the reservation book. Finally she escorted us to a table just behind the reception desk. I asked her for a quieter table away from the front door. She took us a little farther up the long centre isle and placed us right where all the servers were hustling in and out of the kitchen. There were plenty of quieter empty tables along the side wall but I assumed they must be all reserved. As the restaurant gradually filled up with diners it got progressively noisier. It was impossible to carry on a normal conversation because of all the noise from the growing hustle and bustle. Then at 6:00 PM there was a delivery being made at the back door at the end of the long hallway to the bathrooms. The door was left wide open for at least 10 minutes while we sat there freezing from the draft. The food was ok and our server (Karyn ?) was excellent. Overall a very upsetting experience for a middle of the week dinner.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed September 10, 2021

We had a reception after a funeral. I booked a party of 35 and it was done via email and a couple of phone calls. We built a mini version of the full menu. This option was great to manage costs. Kurtis worked with me...and we had 6 choices and 2 wines. The food came out by table and it did take a while but we were not in a hurry. I would say that all the food was hot. It was a pleasant surprise. Everyone enjoyed there dinners. We had Veal, Perch, Parmigiana Veal, Chicken or Eggplant, Lasagna, The portions were enormous and out of 35 people no complaints. I had the perch and could not finish the portion. The 2 servers were great and I would recommend this place.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed July 25, 2021

Don’t go after a rainfall and eat on the patio. We arrived and the tent coverings were loaded with water unbeknownst to us. We were seated and a waterfall fell a few tables over. The waitress emptied a few others and left. We were enjoying...our drinks and all of a sudden it let go over my head. It went down my back soaking my pants . Luckily my blazer repelled a lot of the water on top. The waitress attempted to clean up the mess. There were no apologies or compensation for having to sit in soaking wet pants for the duration of the meal. A plain salad that was requested got upgraded and we were charged for the up grade. An appetizer was billed to the wrong couple. The food was adequate but nothing special and the service was poor. We will not be returning again.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed February 22, 2021

We dined there as a "date night". I had dined there before but this was the first time as a couple. We were treated very well. They gave us a table off to the side. The food was fantastic. I had Salmon wrapped in prosciutto....I had to admit it was one of the best meals I have ever had. We had a wonderful bottle of wine and my wife picked out the desert. I think it was suicide cake. Whatever it was it was delicious. This was just before the last lockdown, can't wait to get back. .More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed January 31, 2021

We were staying overnight in a hotel in Chatham and needed to grab some dinner during COVID to take - pizza is the best choice. I phoned ahead, and the order was ready for the time I had asked for. Plus a great deal -...two pizzas with a salad for $30! It was so good, we saved some for lunch the next day - would highly recommend. On a side note - their health precautions were spot on - the ability to social distance, PPE, and hand sanitizer available. I watched them wipe down the payment machine after each use. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2021
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I'm not sure unfortunately, however with a phone call I am sure they will accommodate any allergy or preference!
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MAMMA MARIA'S ITALIAN EATERY, Chatham - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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  • Food: 4.5
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  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5