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“Mama D's is DELICIOUS ”
Review of Mama D's Italian

Mama D's Italian
Ranked #1 of 536 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner
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. They come by with sample tasters as a preview of what to expect. The portions are hearty, the food is flavorful and totally delish. It felt like I was eating at grandma's. My dear Foodies this place is worth the visit and the wait. ENJOY!!!

1  Thank Diana M
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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 waiter Buddy was helpful and recommended things. We loved everything we had. The eggplant parmesan is spectacular. The pastas are delicious. The portions are huge and they even offer half portions for lighter eaters or so you can try two different things. We tried a lot of different things and loved them all. The restaurant is quaint and like an Italian kitchen. If you don't like what you ordered they will bring you something else. They insist on 100% satisfaction. It is easy to see what as it's all so great so I am sure nobody doesn't like their food.
Definitely stay and wait. It is worth it!

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1  Thank Ann R
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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!

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1  Thank Mary Lou S
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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
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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 some jokes to make time pass quicker. They open at 4pm.

Service is attentive despite the crazy business inside of the place. Food is rich and extremely tasty. You need to try their pink sauce absolutely, been to many Italian restaurants in my life but this was really something!

Inspiring place in terms of what you can do to really serve your clients with passion. Not many of the close-by outlets were nearly as full... Mama D's are simply not trying to "oversell", the undersell and over deliver. Fabulous job, we will be back and recommend you further.

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1  Thank Carlo W
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