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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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5:00 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 94
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 7
    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
easy italian at the beach

My wife and I had salads and the toddlers all had kid's pasta. Portions were reasonable, not oversized but appropriate. Salads were fresh and tasty. Staff was very friendly, polite and professional. It is a reasonably priced place with standard italian-american menu and prices.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
gaylordm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
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Pittsford, New York
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54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

We had word of mouth referrals to Mama D's and decided to try it when we stayed in Manhattan Beach. Good decision! The food was great! The salad was served with cooled forks. Nice touch. We will return here next time we are in town.

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Marshall, Texas
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Mama D's serves Italian food in a casual atmosphere in Manhattan Beach. Our group was promptly seated by a friendly staffer when we approached the open air entrance. We were immediately asked for any drink requests while fresh hot bread with a plate of olive oil was placed on the table. A high chair for the toddler with us was... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Gipssy was our waitress and was excellent. The entire staff was great. My family was hungry from a long day of playing on the beach. We all ordered different items from the menu and everyone was very pleased with their order.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I had salads and the toddlers all had kid's pasta. Portions were reasonable, not oversized but appropriate. Salads were fresh and tasty. Staff was very friendly, polite and professional. It is a reasonably priced place with standard italian-american menu and prices.

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London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We enjoyed going to mamma D's for a casual pasta dinner. The wait staff was very friendly and we enjoyed the pasta. We were starving when we arrived and there was a wait. However they gave us some bread which was delicious to tide us over. Top tip from Tippy Longstocking-- It's nice and close to the pier and you... More 

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Mammoth Lakes, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Arrived here after cycling from Santa Monica, we were hungry and thirsty. The free bread and garlic oil was amazing, and it was our first visit we also received free portion of house ravioli - fantastic. Based on that we decided to go for pizzas. Which were also fantastic. A brilliant family restaurant where all the food was fantastic, service... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great restaurant with tasty menu where owner Chris makes every one feel at home. He claims his recipes came from his mother, and the flavoring certainly is several notches above that served in the chain restaurants that claim to have Italian food.

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Helena, Montana
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53 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I'd walked by this place several times and finally decided to give it a try. It's a small family run restaurant. The employees were very friendly and helpful. They start you out with fresh pizza bread with an olive oil and garlic dip....Very tasty. I had a caesar salad which was well prepared and served with a chilled fork. I... More 

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Buena Park, California
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Whatever you do you have to order the pink sauce! It's amazing! Ordered the handmade spinach ravioli with pink sauce and I'm still thinking about. Our waiter was very nice and knowledgeable of the menu, everyone was great. Parking could be tricky if you come on a busy night but it will be worth finding a spot!

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We dropped in for a late dinner after spending the day at Venice Beach. Although Venice Beach is interesting the restaurants at Manhattan beach are far superior and Mama D's is one of them. My wife would have been happy to have bread and the fabulous toasted garlic and oil dip. She did, however, have the Ziti and I had... More 

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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

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

Questions & Answers

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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?