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La Mamma

51-53 Bridge Street, Christchurch BH23 1DY, England
01202-471608
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Ranked #38 of 123 restaurants in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, Pasta
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Was on business in Christchurch and gave this little independent Italian a go instead of the usual hotel or chains. It did not disappoint, food was excellent especially the homemade profiteroles. Nice wine and reasonably priced. The location is a little out of town but well the walk.

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Went for my sons birthday. Very good meal, main course I had the Lasagna £9.95, very good and a nice thick portion. Second visit to this restaurant and was not disappointed on our first visit a few years ago.

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

What a great night, the food was delicious and authenticaly Italian. The atmosphere is perfect to enjoy a lovely meal and is child friendly. It was exactly what we came out for. Highly recommended. We can't wait for our next visit. Will try the lunch £5.95 menu next time in town. The service was also excellant and came with a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Can't understand the 5 star reviews. Mamma's apparently opened in 1974, and the decor, food, atmosphere and service seems to have never moved on. Food very ordinary, with doughy pizza bases, bland toppings, and a banana split that was almost all aerosol cream. Seemed to have all come from Aldi rather than Napoli. Tired fuddy-duddy ambiance. The waitress was intrusive,... More

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Newport, Isle Of Wight, Uk
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Loved it 30 years ago, very disappointed now! Shabby, dated surroundings.......no atmosphere. Uninteresting menu.......'Prawn Cocktail'.....????REALLY?? Expensive.....a Veal main would set you back nearly £20. I went with an old school friend.......I had a 'Seafood Pasta' with a tomato sauce........I counted 4 very small mussels in their shells, 3 squid rings and a whole baby squid......the size of my thumb. That... More

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Bournemouth
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Had a good meal here last night -very good Italian. The atmosphere is buzzing so sometimes makes it difficult to hear if in a large party. Very popular with groups celebrating a birthday. Only drawback was after our main course we sat with empty glasses and waited to order a sweet and more drinks for ages. Eventually decided to leave... More

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We had an evening meal here in late January. Parking can be a bit of a challenge if you want to park right by, there is parking in the area though. The restaurant is larger than it appears from the outside. It is nicely fitted out and there is a good feel about the place. The menu is good with... More

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

So completely disappointed - ate out in a large group, not eaten here before, certainly will not again. First off we asked if the five of us sat at one end could have a separate bill as we didn't know everyone else at the table that well. This request was declined as it would seem to much hassle for the... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

We hadn't been to the restuarant in years but had previously always enjoyed meals there. The prices however are extortionate compared to other places and town. This would be fine but the quality did not live up to expectations. £6.50 for 3 mushrooms, half a slice of bread and one salad leaf and this was meant to be a 'special'... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We visited La Mamma for a birthday celebration this week and chose the venue as we wanted a nice intimate meal for the two of us. The ambiance of the place is lovely and the service was top notch. The menu is varied with pasta, pizza and fresh fish on offer. As it was my birthday they dimmed the lights... More

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