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Mama's Famous Pizza & Heros

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4500 E Speedway Blvd Ste 78, Tucson, AZ 85712-5318
+1 520-319-8856
11:00 - 22:00
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Phoenix, Arizona
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came to Mama's for lunch. We found the staff were very friendly. We only ordered pizza slices, as we knew from past experience how big the slices were. Good taste, hot, good prices, very casual environment.

Thank christine n
Tucson, Arizona
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our go to place for a big pie for a big family. Cant go wrong with anything you choose but if you want to feed an army get that giant pizza. 36" I think it is. huge

Thank itsmeagain520
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

this is more of a story than a review, maybe. i started out eating at Mama's when they first opened in Tucson and took my elementary school age children. we were treated like family even tho it was a true University atmosphere. then my children grew up and continues to eat there. and took their children. now i have grand... More 

Thank Donna F
Central Arizona, Arizona
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116 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We took my son and his family for pizza figuring that would be easiest as there were kids with is. We ordered two large pizzas, one traditional crust and one deep dish. Each pizza is priced as a cheese pizza and then each item adds to the cost. There were 6 of us and 2 medium would have been more... More 

Thank mom22sons
Elizabeth B, Public Relations Manager at Mama's Famous Pizza & Heros, responded to this review

Thank you for your thorough and informative feedback. Thank you for choosing Mama's! More 

Tucson, Arizona, United States
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Are you ready for a New York-style 'slice' bigger than the average 'personal pizza'? One bite and you're back in 'the old neighborhood' - if your old neighborhood was around Sheepshead Bay or Howard Beach. Thin crust, hand-seasoned tomato sauce and plenty of cheese, with all the toppings you remember (and some you might lift an eyebrow at); big antipasto... More 

Thank ArizonaDuke
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288 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Friday, 12/18 @ 11:30 AM Confusing to newbies. You enter, follow signs, and if nobody greets you, you stand there wondering what to do; seat yourself and wait or order at the register? I asked the pizza makers what to do, she said she'd get someone. We ordered a 16" Special. Soft drinks refills are free (ask); seasonings are at... More 

Thank retdeltee
Tucson Az, United States
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167 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

This has become our favorite place to go for pizza, far superior to any of the chain pizzas ie Pizza Hut, Dominoes, etc. The pizza has a very good taste flavored with plenty of cheese and Italian spices. Last night the restaurant was very busy but that did not change the quality or speed of picking it up for our... More 

Thank Chucker00
Elizabeth B, Public Relations Manager at Mama's Famous Pizza & Heros, responded to this review

Thank you Charles for your review! We love reading stuff like this and are excited to share with staff! More 

Evansville, Indiana
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48 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Went there with some indecisive coworkers who let me choose the restaurant. I always choose Italian so we went here. We walked in and ordered and it was delicious. The portions are huge and the price was reasonable (for what you got). A large calzone can easily be shared between 2 or 3 people, the portions are that big. I... More 

Thank oopso
Elizabeth B, General Manager at Mama's Famous Pizza & Heros, responded to this review

Thank you "Oopso" for your review. We listen to all the feedback we receive and make it a goal to improve constantly. Maybe the decor can be looked at as "interestingly nostalgic"?. Everything comes around again....doesn't it? More 

Green Valley, Arizona
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2015

Great locale with family theme including gaming for kids; slices are huge and fresh ingredients make the pie almost New York!! Ate on patio by fountain and enjoyed Mt Lemmon view while loving my pizza, highly recommended by local business and glad he shared this one!!

Thank Bonnie T
Elizabeth B, Manager at Mama's Famous Pizza & Heros, responded to this review

Thank you Bonnie T! We appreciate the feedback and love hearing this stuff. Your kind words will be passed on tot he staff at our Houghton location. Liz More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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74 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

We were staying at the Starr Pass Marriott and decided to head into Tucson for dinner one night. After reading other TripAdvisor reviews we narrowed it down to Mexican (go figure) or pizza - pizza won and so did the choice of Mama's. The pizza was really good, too! You can choose between deep dish or regular style - lots... More 

Thank Robert B
Elizabeth B, General Manager at Mama's Famous Pizza & Heros, responded to this review

Thank you Robert B. for your review. Glad pizza won out and you gave Mama's a try! Hope your vacation and your stay at Star Pass is going just as great. Liz Biocca Special Events Coordinator Mama's Famous Pizza & Heros More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Delivery
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Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4500 E Speedway Blvd Ste 78, Tucson, AZ 85712-5318
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-319-8856

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