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Mama Rosa's

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3 North Street, Leighton Buzzard, England
01525375149
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect food and service every time!

I cannot begin to speak highly enough of this restaurant. Every time we frequent this establishment (and it is frequently!) we are greeted as old friends. The food is always of an excellent quality, and there is plenty of it. With most dishes you have the option to 'Pavarotti' the portion (go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Alice K
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Bedfordshire
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Bedfordshire
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I cannot begin to speak highly enough of this restaurant. Every time we frequent this establishment (and it is frequently!) we are greeted as old friends. The food is always of an excellent quality, and there is plenty of it. With most dishes you have the option to 'Pavarotti' the portion (go large) but this is somewhat redundant as the... More 

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1 Thank Alice K
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Mama Rosa's probably 8/9 years ago and I remember being underwhelmed and forgetting all about it. A few months ago and with a craving for Italian food in a local restaurant (which is always a challenge), I stumbled upon it on Trip Advisor and thought it sounded like it was worth giving it another whirl and I... More 

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2 Thank Gill m
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70 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here on a Saturday afternoon following recommendations from friends. The portion sizes were generous and the food was lovely. We were served by about 4 different waiters and waitresses and all of them were friendly. We will definitely be dining here again!

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2 Thank Yummyyy
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Four of use went to this restaurant on Saturday night. And four of use will not be returning to it again. Poor food and poor service. The pasta I had was out of a packet. Pasta sauces all tasted the same whether you had a fish dish of a beef dish!.

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Thank Russell S
London, UK
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For no real reason we switched to the larger restaurant chains in nearby Milton Keynes but on Friday night decided to walk from our home in Leighton Buzzard and once again go to Mama Rosa's. The other reviews on this site are spot on as we were very pleased with everything-atmosphere/staff/service/food quality/value for money. This restaurant is back on our... More 

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2 Thank KenzieLondon_UK
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us went for a birthday treat. Excellent food and wine. No rush to get rid of us so a very relaxed evening. My only comment is that the portions are huge! But they do give doggie bags!

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2 Thank SJBLB60
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We eat here regularly. They have a great lunch menu with pizzas and pastas at about £6. Good bottle of house wine is about £12. You can choose a different pasta to go with whatever sauce is on menu. So if you want tagliatelle carbonara instead of spaghetti, no problem. Dessert menu slightly overpriced for what you get.

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2 Thank mandynay
Hertfordshire, UK
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have a very good meal here. The decor is a bit dated, but the food makes up for that. Several vegetarian options - always a plus. Good prices too. Choices include pizzas, pasta dishes and more traditional Italian meat-based dishes (chicken, meatballs etc). Excellent puddings.

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2 Thank Melanie T
London, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was of excellent quality and fairly priced. Without doubt in my opinion the best restauarant in Leighton Buzzard. Friendly staff and always very busy. Had garlic pizza for starters which was fantastic. The Mama Rosas fillet steak was excellent and a good sized steak and the lemoncello desert is to die for. Thumbs up!

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2 Thank stevegoodwin
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant many times and love it. The food is fabulous and service is friendly. The starters are delicious and massive and the pizzas are the best I have had anywhere. It can be tricky to book a table at short notice which is not surprising as it is the greatest restaurant in LB.

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2 Thank Jenny M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3 North Street, Leighton Buzzard, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bedfordshire  >  Leighton Buzzard
  • Phone Number: 01525375149

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?