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Mama D's Italian

3012 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3810
+1 949-675-6262
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (114 reviews)
“bread” (112 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3012 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3810
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Heard a lot about this place and when we finally got to visit, we went with a group. A weekend evening, there was a wait as expected but the time really flew because Mama D's really treated us well - chairs lined up outside, a...More

1  Thank imskimmy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Mama D's tonight based upon reviews in both TripAdvisor and Yelp. For background, we are from the Northeast and eat Italian food regularly. We were expecting some knock-your-socks-off Italian food at Mama D's. The first clue that this was...More

Thank ctmb-traveller
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We have gotten food from here a number of times and have never had a bad meal there everything has been absolutely delicious

1  Thank h6p8gv
Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

This place is busy, loud and crowded, yet it feels homey. Be prepared to wait close to an hour but it's well worth the wait. This place is the busiest place on the strip and for good reason. Their severs have a pleasant positive attitude....More

1  Thank Diana M
Reviewed August 30, 2018

If you are in the area, you must go here. You will have to wait but it is worth it! This is the best homemade Italian food you will ever eat. It is like going to an Italian grandmother's house. The food is fantastic. Our...More

1  Thank Ann R
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Pizza - everyone's favorite, can always be enjoyed in the restaurant or take-out. The food must be Molto Bene because there is always a row of chairs outside, provided by the management, while you wait your turn to dine inside. Bon Apetito!

1  Thank Mary Lou S
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Multiple visits with different menu items each time, and I have never been disappointed. I make it a point to go there every time I’m in town.

1  Thank Cynthia C
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Yes, Mama D's is buzzing at any moment - and you know why once you enter, after an admittedly longer wait. But from the moment you arrive, even if there are 50 people waiting, your waiter/waitress will be there for you, serve you bread, crack...More

1  Thank Carlo W
Reviewed August 24, 2018

I'm originally from Brooklyn, NY so I know great Italian food. Since I've moved to SoCal, it's been difficult to find old school great Italian food. In Los Angeles, most restaurants try to upscale Italian food for the LA crowd and it's more about the...More

1  Thank Mako159
Reviewed August 13, 2018

This place really does put Love into everything they do! If there was a 6th Star, I'd give it. It's the only place in memory that I tipped 30% because it was simply THAT good. And come hungry, because everything there is delicious!!

Thank Sabrina R
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Judy J
January 7, 2017|
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Response from lil_drummer_boy5 | Reviewed this property |
Before 6pm
November 26, 2016|
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Response from ATM2424 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely - before 7 pm you'll families at tables and high chairs all around - I recommend it - take my 4 and 3 year old grandchildren all the time - coloring books and after the meal they get to pick from the toy chest a... More
August 1, 2016|
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They do not take reservations. they use a first come, first served system.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3012 Newport Blvd, Newport Beach, CA 92663-3810
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-6262
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