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Review of Mamma Lucia - CLOSED

Mamma Lucia
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

Amazing. I have eaten in a lot of Italian restaurants and j just can't believe the food we had tonight. Everything was great. Four people. Four different dishes. Four spectacular meals. Really good. Lots of love in the food served here. No shortcuts. Can't wait to come back.

1  Thank Dalawson
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

My wife and I have been to Italy a couple of times and loved all the absolutely great food there. And Mamma Lucia is the closest thing in Jacksonville to the real experience and food. Italians do not have short 30 minute dinners or lunches. They are not rushed like Americans. If you are looking for fast food Italian, go to Carrabba's. But if you looking for great night out with family and friends eating absolutely great food and drinking great wine and having the owner tell you of stories of Italy, then this is the place. Set aside at least two hours for dinner there. It might not look like much from the outside since it is in the typical Jacksonville strip mall next to a Winn Dixie but don't let the outside fool you. There is great food inside. It is a little pricey, but for the quality of food and wine, it is on par with restaurants on that level of quality. If they ever found a better location like in San Marco, this place would be packed all the time.

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2  Thank ARBUFL
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Yep, agree with all the above but do be careful of the cost of the wine.

We had an absolutely delicious meal last night, I mean it was so authentic is every way,and Claudio suggested a wine that we'd not enjoyed before and we simply went with it.

Sadly (for me) we hadn't checked the price and it was over the top price wise.

Apart from that, great, we went with Claudio and Paulo's ideas and it was magnificent.

It's as if you are in their own home, and when we broke into the kitchen to complimento Senora Lucia, the night was made.

Yep, it's expensive, but if you are looking for original cooking, this is it.

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3  Thank Medici
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Reviewed 21 August 2013

Home made bread served with aioli and a fresh diced garlic a tomato bruchetta. Black linquini seafood pasta is amazing! Authentic Italian experience. Italian wife is chef. Husband with personality runs dining room. Cooked to order dishes. We will definitely be back!

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6  Thank PVtravelbums
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

My family and I stopped by here on vacation from Tennessee. First off if your in a hurry don't go. It's laid back and it feels like it's more of a hobby than a business. That being said if you do have the time it's AMAZING. We went on a Sunday night and we were the only people right at opening. We ordered the caprese, two salads and different pastas including the bolognese spaghetti, gnocchi, and tortellini. The owner served us and before our meal brought us out some marinated zucchini and bread with a pesto sauce without us even asking. Both amazing. The salads were good nothing super impressive but good. The caprese was very delicious and a generous portion of it. All the pastas were great! The owner asked if I wanted to try homemade noodles with the bolognese and they were a great choice! We ordered the tiiarimisu and ice cream with chocolate on it also very amazing. After our meal the owner brought us shot glasses of a lemon creme liqueur he had made at no charge. It was excellent! Throughout the entire meal the owner told us stories of growing up in Italy and little tidbits about the food all very interesting. He let us eat in peace when we got our food but kept us entertained the rest of the time. I would come back to Jacksonville just for this restaurant, I highly recommend!

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2  Thank Amanda E
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