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La Mamma

51-53 Bridge Street, Christchurch BH23 1DY, England
01202-471608
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Ranked #34 of 126 restaurants in Christchurch
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
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English first
London, UK
Top Contributor
166 reviews 166 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

La Mamma is a traditional Italian restaurant in Christchurch. Parking nearby is quite difficult as the roads around the restaurant mainly have double yellow lines. The restaurant is quite spacious, with quite a few tables outside. The food is traditional Italian - pizza, pasta, meat, fish etc. The pizzas were not as thin and crispy as we would have liked,... More

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Worthing, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Cant believe this place has the nerve to call itself a Pizziaria when clearly its buying all its stuff frozen and grilling or microwaving it. Truely the most awful place I have ever been. I cant understand why people praise this place. A Chicago Town pizza from Iceland is far better and would have been preferred. Very expensive so should... More

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New Milton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We went here for my wife's birthday with a couple of good friends. The food was excellent as was the service. We have been here in the past and it was good then and it is lovely to see that the standards have not dropped. There was a good selection of dishes and the food was served piping hot. We... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We arrived on time and were shown to a backroom corner table, which was squeezed so tightly it was difficult for us to move. Next to us was a table of about 20 men, all speaking loudly, which is what one expects, but not at the cost of one's own conversation. Bad start, it could only get better when I... More

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Bournemouth
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

La Mamma in Christchurch seems to have been there since I was a wee lad in shorts. A lively restaurant with the right balance of civility and fun. John is the attentive host who will look after you very well. A good selection of Mediterranean dishes all served with a smile and the best of attention. Never had a bad... More

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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Superb service, superb food - a really lovely evening. Staff could be more friendly and 5 steaks, all with different cooking preferences came out together and each cooked to perfection.

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Ringwood, England, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We have eaten here many times over a 25 year period, the food has always been very nice with never a bad meal, the staff always seem very attentive and eager to please, this evening we both had carbonara and it was cooked to perfection, we did not feel rushed at all, the atmosphere is amazing. I WOULD visit again.

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Worthing, England, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We were on holiday here and couldn't get into Prezzo or Pizza Express so we found this restaurant on the way out of town. We asked about a kids menu and they said we could have any dish as half size. We ordered pizzas but it soon became apparent there was no half portions and certainly not half price so... More

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UK
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126 reviews 126 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

This little place has been established for ages and ages, and finally, after all these years, I made a point of having dinner here with a good friend. We were shown to a table for 2, but we asked to be moved to a larger table - this wasn't a problem and we were moved with a smile. We had... More

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Newhaven, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

The best Italian restaurant we have visited for a long time. Very pleasant staff, attentive and knowledgeable. Excellent food of top quality. Worth every penny.

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