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Mama Maria's Italian Restaurant

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2025 W Main St Ste A, Salem, VA 24153-3131
+1 540-389-2848
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12:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Food here is always good and always fresh, great Italian food to say the least, try it out and you will enjoy.

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Thank michael R
Sydney, Australia
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118 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure why this is number 2 on TripAdvisor. The food is not particularly authentic - more quantity than quality. Sweet cloying sauces that tasted as thought they had come straight from a jar with no traces of herbs, olive oil or garlic. It was cheap enough but I'd rather pay more for decent Italian food. Service was prompt and... More 

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Thank Claremont77
Clayton, North Carolina
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590 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We was in town for work, 6 of us went in on Sunday night before it became busy. All of our food was great and our waiter did a great job and was fast.

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Thank firebear1961
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142 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's all about the sauce!! The sauce was excellent and service was great. Friendly!! Delicious meatball sub and Stromboli!!! Good value. Stop here. Delicious. Clean, small town atmosphere.

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Thank suebruno
Athens, Georgia
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner in the middle of our drive to Vermont from Georgia. It was a busy Friday night, but the kitchen was able to make our food quickly so we could get back on the road. We got the eggplant parm and the baked ziti. Both were cheesy, saucy and yummy and came with enough for leftovers.... More 

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Thank alwalt10
ROANOKE
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mama Maria's provides close to the home cooked Italian meals my mother prepared. Nothing fancy but tasty and very fulfilling. The lunch buffet is limited in variety but full of flavors. The pasta can be covered with one of two sauces or eaten with oil and pepper. The pizza is different than that found at your local "huts" in that... More 

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Thank BLANCO B
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place regularly provides good Itilian food with consistently​ good service. You can count on getting your money's worth.

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Thank Larry C
Sarasota, Florida
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Three of us were traveling and stopped at the Hampton Inn in Salem Va for the night we checked in and asked the desk clerk for a suggests for dinner. She recommended Mama Maria's a few miles away and gave us directions. We arrived and the friendly hostess seated us. This was a nice local place with a friendly atmosphere.... More 

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Thank Carol G
Virginia
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331 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We held a "Celebration of Life" for about 50 family members at this restaurant. Although the event was very nice and a positive send off to our loved one, the restaurant and the food were low points. The buffet was described to us very differently than what was actually available. The staff, with the exception of the waitress, were all... More 

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Thank Don M
Salem, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2017

We have eaten at this restaurant for more than years and the one thing that stands out is the owner's willingness to listen to his customers. We suggested to Dominc (the owner) to replace his plain drink glasses that they use for serving Margaret as and upgrade to enhance the presentation. When we returned for a meal, we were pleasantly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2025 W Main St Ste A, Salem, VA 24153-3131
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: +1 540-389-2848

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