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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 177 restaurants in Manhattan Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Manhattan Beach, California
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My friend came to visit and she was craving Italian food. We looked at the menu here as well as Mangiamo and she chose Mama D's. What a cute place! Very casual atmosphere, complete with the red/white checked table cloths. Very friendly waiter and since we were there around 9pm, it was not busy at all. The garlic knots are... More

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Austin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We were visiting from Texas and met up with family on manhattan beach. After a full day in the sun, we were starving. We walked by and received a sample of garlic bread and we were hooked. Our group of 10 + were treated like family and the food was utterly incredible. This is a must-experience eatery.

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Syracuse, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

After spending the day with a friend and her 4 year old grandson, I asked someone where we could find the best pizza in the area. Ironically, we were 2 storefronts away. She told me that Mama D's was rated #1. We went and ordered a pizza. They gave us each a free ravoli and homemade choc chip cookie at... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Year round, it is a treat for me to walk the 35 minutes to Mama D's Italian Restaurant because I really like their meatballs. Their pizza is cooked to perfection; pasta dishes are sooooo delicious; free bread with garlicky dips is welcomed; and the servers are well informed, playful, and fun. Did I mention that their meatballs are the best!... More

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Benton, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

My husband & I were craving pizza & salad while visiting the area. We googled pizza & were head to a place past Mama D's which turned out to be closed. So, after viewing the wall menu here, we decided to dine here and so glad we did! Everything was delicious...from the bread & oil to the pizza & salad... More

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Los Angeles
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Went for first time on a Sunday evening and we (2 adults, two kids) were seated right away. Hostess and waitress were perfect in terms of service and friendliness. Food came out quickly. However, portions are small considering they want $24 for a dish of pasta, sauce, and one sausage link. Eggplant parmigiana portion was hardly bigger than what you'd... More

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Mission Viejo, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

At the top of the hill above the Manhattan Beach Pier but has no Ocean View. This is a great people watching, sidewalk cafe feel restaurant with a traditional and widely varied Italian menu. The servers were very well informed about the menu items. A fun touch was seeing the Manager out on the sidewalk greeting people while one of... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Probably the worst Italian restaurant I have ever been to. It is inexpensive but the food is not edible and I would not recommend it.

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

One of the best values amongst the great restaurants here in Manhattan Beach. Italian food like we have in the North End of Boston.

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thisladyknows
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Excellent food and service! We thought it was a new restaurant due to all the excellent service, free samples, clean environment, décor will kept. Manager stop over to welcome us. Asked and found out it has been there 22 years. I loved the lasagna, and husband loved the special fresh sole with some fresh veggies. Service was excellent. Casual atmosphere.... More

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