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Mamma Rosa's Italian Restaurant

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200 S Lowe Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-3524
+1 931-372-8694
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2015

We went here yesterday for the first time. Needless to say the restaurant is clean and neat. The service was good but the food is tasteless and nothing I want to eat again. Spaghetti sauce has no flavor nor does the meat. The noodles are too firm. The bread has no garlic flavor at all. The sauce for the bread... More 

Thank Tncritic7
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014 via mobile

We go here several times a year. Their thick crust pizza is amazing.. And the steak and cheese sandwiches. They are really slow though so if you are in a hurry you might plan on ordering it to go.

Thank Samantha T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014 via mobile

Best Stromboli in the country, bar none. I've searched all over the country looking for better but there is none. Be prepared for a wait though. They don't understand the concept of American speediness. They're more concerned with the perfection that us the Stromboli.

2 Thank boblaabs
Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

Always order the Stromboli Best we have ever put in our mouth. Great service. Hot fresh food. They make it fresh so do not be in a rush when you go. Sit back and enjoy the atmosphere and company.

2 Thank judy177
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014 via mobile

I had been here for lunch a couple of times. The spaghetti is very good. So we went last night for pizza. The crust was doughy and not good at all. I am so disappointed. The manager did give us half off. No place in town that we have found sells draft beer with pizza.

Thank Evelyn V
Sierra Vista, AZ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

I travel from AZ just to get the best Stromboli going. Crispy and piping hot, the cheese oozes out blending the flavors. Service is always good and kids eat for free Monday nights....great for parents on a budget. If crispy pizza is your thing, they have that too.

2 Thank kokapelli
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Waited over 1 1/2 hours AFTER we ordered for a simple pizza. After an hour I asked when we would be served, no one apologized for the wait. The oblivious servers actually said this was normal and we should expect this wait ANYWHERE in Cookeville! And then said cooked to order food takes time...an hour and a half? Nobody apologized... More 

Thank julitoodles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

First time to visit this restaurant - we were visiting college friend who lives in area. The large pizza was very large- enough to feed 5-6 people. The wait was not bad at all but we went at 2 in the afternoon on a week day. The server was nice enough not overly attentive but ok. We ordered pizza took... More 

Thank Sun3girls
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014 via mobile

Walked out after waiting 50 minutes for our food. They said it would be ready I'm 10 more minutes. Poor staffing, but the owner was there and did not bother to help out on the kitchen.....she just didn't care. Want be back.

Thank Stellaxo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Is not on "restaurant row" but we love Mama Rosa's. Everything is baked fresh and the pizza is fantastic. A large pizza will feed an army! Love this place and would recommend it over the chains.

1 Thank buckeyeCookeville

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 S Lowe Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501-3524
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Cookeville
  • Phone Number: +1 931-372-8694

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