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Mamma Rosa Restaurant

561 Lawrence Ave., Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 6L8, Canada (Central City)
250.763.4114
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Ranked #97 of 509 restaurants in Kelowna
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Central City
Most recent review
- Jul 14, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: Central City
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English first
Kelowna, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

2 days ago I was walking at downtown and it was so hot, then I went to this restaurant to have something to drink with desert. One nice waitress let me in. So another lady came to me to take my order and when she knew I would have margarita and tiramisu , she threw me out of the restaurant... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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158 reviews 158 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I'm not sure why this restaurant gets good reviews here. There is so many things wrong with this place.... 1. The food. Pasta was way overcooked, no fresh parmesan (just those cheap pre-ground shakers that smell like dirty socks), and bland flavours. Two in our party ordered the same dish - one arrived with watery carbonara sauce, the other thick... More

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Kelowna, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I have to say my husband loved the place. I on the other hand not impressed and would never go back.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Absolutely delicious food and excellent service. It is a family run establishment, which is palpable. We always feel so welcome there. The family takes the time to chat with us and suggests different things for us to try. A real homey feel! Food is amazing...large portions and excellent quality and consistency. I cannot say enough about it. Definitely a must... More

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Regina, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Really, really good. Everything from the menu selection, the service, the food. The location could be better as it is next to an adult store on a darker street but no big deal. The atmosphere is casual and maybe some tables could be spread out a little more .

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

I was thrilled to have one of the best gluten free pasta dishes ever! The server told us that the owners make their own GF pasta. Usually when I eat this type of pasta I am hungry afterward because there is too much sugar and little fibre in it. But with Mama Rosa's I did not have easy blood sugar... More

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Victoria, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We used several web sites to check out Mamma Rosa including TA. They reviews were right. The food here is excellent. We started with olive oil and bread to go with our wine. The entrees were very good with the spinach lasagna a true treasure. Veal was good but ... next time I will order a lasagna likely with spinach.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

I went in for dinner on my birthday. While I was there my mother ordered the fet Alfredo with shrimp. It came to the table and she took 2 bites and could not eat it. The sauce tasted like cheese wiz and the shrimp were bad. She complained and the brought her a pesto which she boxed because she felt... More

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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We went as a group to Mamma Rosa's and everyone loved the homemade pastas, its really hard to decide on an item the menu is so large! We loved the homey atmosphere, the young girls waiting on the 15 of us were friendly and efficient. I will definitely be back next time I am in Kelowna.

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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We went there with no reservations as a last minute decision but they were able to seat us fairly quickly. The place was almost full so reservations are recommended. The service is good and staff is friendly. The menu has a large variety of choices so pleasing to everyone. The veal marsala and fettucine alfredo as a side was very... More

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