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Mama Carpino's Italian

22010 US Highway 18, Apple Valley, CA 92307-3971
+1 760-240-9664
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“gelato” (13 reviews)
“pasta” (9 reviews)
“high desert” (27 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
22010 US Highway 18, Apple Valley, CA 92307-3971
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Reviewed yesterday

Mama's is a typical "Italian Bistro". Even tho we went to eat pretty early (around 5:30 P.M.) we had to wait about half-an-hour to be seated for dinner...that's how popular this place is. The staff is very friendly and courteous. Every question we had was...More

Thank tank22017
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best Italian restaurant by far. Mamas seafood special plate is stacked with seafood.The pizza is amazing.

Thank 849albertr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here several times and never disappointed. Had the cheese steak sandwich with pasta salad and hubby had the short ribs over noodles both were yummy as usual.

Thank Debbie C
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We recently held a memorial celebration and had 40 people. We were served Buffet style in the beautiful back room. The staff was amazing, food was great and the price was very reasonable. The food was fresh and really the best Italian food we have...More

Thank JSR411
Reviewed 13 March 2017

An okay family place to dine. Not in the "fine dining" sphere, but food is tasty. Prices are a little high.

Thank pooseykat2
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

This was our first time having dinner here.. and I must say the food was really good.. The portions are really good.. enough to even take home for seconds :) We also decided to order a pizza *chicken alfredo (just to try it and as...More

Thank Windy D
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Wonderful ambiance and great staff. Eat here for all of our "special" meals out. Nothing else like it in the High Desert.

Thank MPL16
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Real homemade Italian food. Pastries outstanding plus a deli that is loaded. Excellent service. Caters to a large cross section of area. Many repeat customers.

Thank msmollya
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Definitely one of the best Italian places in the high desert. Love the food. Generous portions and selection of items.

Thank Armida O
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Service could be a little faster, it seems sometimes there more customers and they need more help on the floor. The food is excellent and portioned large..

Thank kc92308
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Bill Y
list full menu
29 August 2015|
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Response from Lisa A | Reviewed this property |
Mama Carpino's has a great dining room menu, deli menu and don't forget to take something to go, pizza or dessert.
what the dress code
9 May 2015|
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Response from Lisa A | Reviewed this property |
casual to dressy, great place for family or a date night.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22010 US Highway 18, Apple Valley, CA 92307-3971
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Apple Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 760-240-9664
  • E-mail