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Av. Hidalgo | Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
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Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Italian in mexico?

It seems a little random having Italian in mexico but I have to say it was pretty good. Everything was pretty simple but sometimes that can be the best right? I had a pizza and my parents had some sort of traditionak spaghetti that hit the spot. The noodles were al dente and delish. I love the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Mackdenver
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Denver, Colorado
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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192 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

It seems a little random having Italian in mexico but I have to say it was pretty good. Everything was pretty simple but sometimes that can be the best right? I had a pizza and my parents had some sort of traditionak spaghetti that hit the spot. The noodles were al dente and delish. I love the corner wine stop.... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Mama Rosas get no love but we eat there every visit and it's always good. The serves do a really nice job especially with the wine service. Give Mama Rosa some love . And have meatball.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

For the last five years we have always made a point of eating at Mamma Rosa. it has become our go to place. The staff and everyone are pleasant and go out of their way to make you enjoy your eating experience. We have taken friends and family there and NEVER been disappointed. Giacomo, you are doing a super job,... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Spent another week on Isla. Dined with Giacomo three times. Had friends come in mid week and couldn't think of a better place with a table on Hidalgo. Giacomo graciously accommodated us. Risotto is to die for and my Yankee friend loves the gnocchi. Had grouper tonight. Outstanding. Tell Giacomo I sent you.

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Nacogdoches, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

There are so many amazing places to eat on Isla, but our favorite spot year after year continues to be Mamma Rosa's on Hildago! The food, ambiance and welcoming owner makes this one of Islas best places. Don't miss it!!

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Sacramento, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Another wonderful dinner at Momma Rosa. Always a favorite stop for our group on Hidalgo. Great location and great service! Pizza is delicious too. Bolognes and spaghetti with meatballs are wonderful dishes. We'll be back again!

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London, United Kingdom
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9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Lovely restaurant particularly at lunch time. Great pasta and lovely salads. However I did have tomato in my Caesar salad which was a first but none the less it was all very tasty. Fun to eat and watch the world go by

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Port Aransas, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Having dined at Mamma Rosa's in the past, first time was great, second time, not so much, and, sadly the last time was a huge disappointment. The food was mediocre, at best, and the attitude of the owners was very insulting. Our waiter did as much as he could do to make up for their rudeness, but it was not... More 

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232 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We have eaten here before and it was ok...but we ordered two pizzas to go this time. I should have gone to the grocery store and picked up some frozen pizza...these were terrible...no sauce to speak of, very little cheese, greasy half done pizzas...so..don't get take out...they don't care since you won't know until you get back to your rental...shame... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

2nd night in Isla we went to this place. Needed a change after eating fish for nearly 2 days. Risky doing Italian in mexico until I learned jackamo the owner is from Tuscany. The food was fresh and delicious. Service was wonderful. Our waiter Javier made great recommendations. Location is prime. Right near shopping and other fine dining. Highly recommend... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Av. Hidalgo | Playa Norte, Isla Mujeres, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Isla Mujeres

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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