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Mama D's Italian

1125 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5329
310-546-1492
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Ranked #16 of 179 Restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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napa ca
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We were wondering around downtown Manhattan Beach having just arrived from No Cal and looking for quick reasonable price dinner. Notice people standing in front of Mama D's looked like a happy busy place, lots of families. Wait wasn't long and well worth it. Had a delightful waiter who showed interest in my grandson, he has a 2 yr old.... More 

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Concord, Massachusetts
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92 reviews 92 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Mama D's is a mainstay for my trips to LA. I think it has gone down a bit over the years with a heavy reliance on garlic now but it s still good solid food and the bread is to die for. There is always a wait which is a good sign. We ordered a variety of dishes. The kids... More 

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California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Usually a wait to get in---the restaurant isn't that big, but it's worth the wait. Delicious "down home" Italian food. They also give out samples of garlic bread, etc. while everyone is waiting. Service is great, and typically fast even if they are busy (which is most of the time). It's a very short walk to the Pier while you... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Was with 5 other business associates a couple weeks ago. Brought them down for dinner after long day of meetings so we could at least smell the ocean:) (from St. Louis!). Most other places had 1-2 hour wait times. I have been to Mahattan Beach many times and knew about Mama's (ate their solo a couple times) so ran up... More 

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wakefield,england
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

a lovely little family italian place,the service was really good and the food delicious,the sauce was very tasty.the bread and olive oil served when we sat down was a nice touch,would go back anytime

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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This was a great restaurant for my family of 5! Our server was outstanding and very patient with my children. She was awesome and fun with a great personality! It is no frills down to earth very good Italian. The bread is addicting!!! Go Early as there is not many tables!! The Prices are reasonable and the quality Of the... More 

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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

A random pick and an excellent pick. A family - corner italian place I would love to come back to. The chili pepper and the balsamic vinegar came seconds late but they made up by surprising us with a whole loaf of bread in our to go box. They also give cookies at the end of the meal. Thanks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Had dinner here last night. Service was efficient, super friendly and food was just great. Bread and garlic oil is something you have to go for. I would recommend this place without hesitation.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

We went here by sheer chance, I went for the large shrimp with the penne pasta and arrabiatta sauce. Wow the sauce really was good! I have spent a lot of my youth in Italy, let me assure you this sauce measures up to any of theirs!. The pasta was a little cold to be honest, apart from that, the... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

We went to this restaurant having good expectations as it looked very "friendly". To be fair the staff was friendly but that and the bread was good. But unfortunately that is the only thing that I can say about the place. We ordered the seafood lasagna and a couple of other simple plates. None of them were good. The basic... More 

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Additional Information about Mama D's Italian

Address: 1125 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266-5329
Phone Number: 310-546-1492
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Manhattan Beach
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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