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Mama D's Italian

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1125 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5329
310-546-1492
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12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family, Family, Family

A Manhattan Beach favorite.Great for taking the kids and family. Food is great and service is exemplary. We are locals and have been going to Mama D's for at least 18 years, when our college age daughter was an infant. The restaurant is welcoming, enjoyable, and you may even leave with some... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
glen h
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Fort Simpson, Canada
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I both ordered spaghetti with meatballs. The meatballs were bland but the spaghetti was ok. Not a very big portion though. Overall, it was an ok meal.

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Thank Ada B
Helena, Montana
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried Mama D's last year on a lay over in LA solely because there were 8 of us on a Saturday night in Manhattan Beach and every other restaurant said they didn't have space for 8 people and sort of sneered at us for having the audacity to have a party of 8. Mama D's had us at a... More 

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Thank MyWolfpack
Mazatlan, Mexico
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came across Mama D's restaurant last year on our way to Mexico from Montana. It was so amazing we recommended other family members a few months later. They also fell in love with this fantastic establishment! This year when we knew an overnight stay was required coming home from Mexico we once again took a cab to go eat... More 

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Thank lschl
Phoenix, Arizona
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been here twice and both times have been such a treat! The food is the most amazing food and the service is always friendly!

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Thank Candice C
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Manhattan Beach favorite.Great for taking the kids and family. Food is great and service is exemplary. We are locals and have been going to Mama D's for at least 18 years, when our college age daughter was an infant. The restaurant is welcoming, enjoyable, and you may even leave with some tasty leftovers. Ask the servers how long they... More 

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Thank glen h
Hong Kong, China
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Went for late lunch on the New Year's Day. All of Manhattan's restaurants were fully packed with long queues. Found this little Italian restaurant - Low key and a neighborhood cafe feel to it. Free garlic bread was good. Pizza took a long time to come out but tasty. Tortellini with pink source and lasagna were smaller portion than the... More 

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Thank Huntsland
West Hartford, Connecticut
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful place to take a family while in Manhattan Beach. The appetizers, salads & entrees were delicious. Excellent service too! Reasonably priced!

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Thank Wendy B
Manhattan Beach, California
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

Always packed this reasonably priced Italian place is best for pasta, pizza and baked dishes!!! Always friendly service. Be prepared to wait for a table especially weekends and summer. Warm cookies for dessert and very kid friendly even have a toy cox for kids to get a toy before they leave. Garlic knots are addictive

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Thank Robin K
Scottsdale, Arizona
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Great little Italian eatery close to the beach. Our service was a little slow, but in their defense it was rather busy. Food was great. We'll be back.

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Thank SD101SD
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284 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 442 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Not sure what was going on with our server but the blonde that was helping all the other tables was doing an amazing job. Our server was too busy eating and drinking at a table by the restroom doors to be bothered with us. Great way to lose a customer!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1125 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5329
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
  • Phone Number: 310-546-1492

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?