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Mama Riso's Restaurant

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2119 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845-6117
+1 518-668-2550
15:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 15:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Wells, United States
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8 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

My son and I went to Mama Riso's when we were on vacation in George. After waiting an excessive amount of time for a server to show up he went over the specials. On of the specials was described as a Seafood dish with Lobster, shrimp and scallops. After waiting an excessive time to receive the meal. The pasta was... More 

1 Thank Steve I
Staten Island, New York
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

Cozy restaurant with good Italian food that comes with a nice size salad or soup and fresh bread. Reasonable prices and friendly staff! I would come back again.

Thank LaurieB2013
New York City, New York
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1,334 reviews
585 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 804 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

That's their logo and they do their best to help you do just that: eat great. We went there on the recommendation of the Front Desk Hampton Inn where we were staying (separate review). It's five minutes pleasant walk to the restaurant. The leaves are just beginning to turn and the views from the windows are gorgeous. Even the road... More 

Thank Oliver S
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We were looking for a nice Italian restaurant to treat ourselves during our September vacation at Lake George. Many places close during the week after Labor Day, so we were happy to find Mama Riso's open for dinner. The menu is fairly usual for an Italian restaurant: pasta dishes, chicken, fish and veal. I had the Chicken Francese and they... More 

1 Thank Marianne M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great Italian Dinner just outside Lake George village. All dinners came with soup or salad and bread. Prices were reasonable especially considering the quality of the food. Meatballs and sauce were definitely homemade. My husband ordered veal and said it was excellent, my son had chicken parm and cleaned his plate. Ordered Caprese Salad for appetizer and it was excellent,... More 

Thank roy12566
Ballston Spa, New York
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We have been to Mana Riso's Restaurant on many occasions. The menu is Italian the bread warm and salads fresh. We have never had a bad meal and there is always enough left over to take home. We have visited it in season and off season around Christmas time. The meals were always of the same quality. Excellent establishment to... More 

1 Thank br01374859
Bronx, New York
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The food was so yummy! The restaurant was inviting and warm for families. There was a big portion but not too big, just right!

Thank ppamsp7
New York
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Our first visit based on a recommendation from friends. A bit outdated but nice atmosphere on the glass enclosed "porch". I started my meal with clams casino, which were delicious..some of the best I've had. The main was chicken scarpiello. The included minestone was a watered down bowl of some type of clear broth with nothing but carrots, potatoes and... More 

Thank Beth N
Ithaca, New York
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

The venue was charming but I had carry out. The food was not exciting. Tomato sauce and meatballs were ok. Pasta and Faglioli soup was mostly noodles. Salad was small but OK.

Thank spidergirlotburg
Middle Island, NY
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86 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Old-fashioned Italian restaurant serving excellent, old-world Italian food since 1953. White linen tablecloths and napkins. Warm, charming, spotlessly clean interior, with wood paneling and brick decor. Casual atmosphere. We chose Mama Riso's for a "date night" and dressed up in a suit and dress, but it isn't necessary. We sat in the formal dining room, but there is also a... More 

1 Thank BigRedJonson

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
15:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2119 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845-6117
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Lake George
  • Phone Number: +1 518-668-2550

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?