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Mama D's Italian

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3012 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663
949.675.6262
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 139
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Down home Italian, a surprise in Newport Beach

I went there for lunch and found it to be a nice surprise. The service was very good, Jared and friends. All servers pitched in to serve. The food was very good and I took the suggestions of our server, that was a good choice. I had linguini with clams in a house sauce. Atmosphere was casual and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Al F
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Chicago, Illinois
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
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222 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

I went there for lunch and found it to be a nice surprise. The service was very good, Jared and friends. All servers pitched in to serve. The food was very good and I took the suggestions of our server, that was a good choice. I had linguini with clams in a house sauce. Atmosphere was casual and relaxed. I... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My husband and our 17 year old son all went here for dinner. The key is to get there right when it opens because it fills up fast and you might wait an hour in line. My brother went here before and told me there could be a wait, but the nice thing is they feed you their awesome garlic... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is definitely a place to go with a group. Fantastic food, great and super friendly service. Also, after dinner there are tons of bars you can roam around to and of course walk to the beach!

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Newport Beach, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I'm not sure why the line for this place is so long but I think it must just be the place for tourists. It's okay but there are better options with little wait within walking distance. Sabatino's or Cafe Il Faro are far better.

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Southern Cal.
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

After hearing friends rave about Mama D's we had to try it for ourselves. Friendly, laid back, delicious, fun! The menu is quite expansive. Great variety for everyone. I was glad we arrived on the early side because by the time we left the crowd waiting for a seat was quite large. So glad we were cozily tucked into a... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The best Italian restaurant in Newport Beach. Fabulous service, food and friendly servers. Excellent for families!

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Went on a cool night and had to wait outside for 40 minutes. They minimized the discomfort by offering free samples of lemonade, bread, meatballs, and best of all, thick and cozy blankets! There was a slight mixup of tables when we got seated but they were very apologetic and tried to accommodate all parties involved. Food was great; Service... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Mama D's has impeccable customer service and great food. You cannot beat it! Amazing management! Get the pink sauce you won't be disappointed!

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Talking about being treated like a VIP....that's how you feel when you visit this place. The icing on the cake was that the food was also delicious. You can order any combination of pasta, meat and sauce, and for lunch there is also an option to go half size. A great experience overall.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We were looking for Italian Food and finally made a decision to try Mama D's. I explain how wonderful the food and service was. We were greeted so warmly by all staff. We wanted take-out and Parker, our waiter was so helpful and made us feel hugely welcome. They served us some wonderful homemade bread and soda while we waited.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3012 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: 949.675.6262

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 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?