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Mama D's Italian

3012 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663
949.675.6262
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Ranked #3 of 393 restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Phoenix
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

The wait was only around 10 minutes but they did provide bread and took drink orders while you waited. I had gnocchi with pink sauce which was very good. My wife had spinach ravioli which was awesome. Dessert was good as well.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Pros: Very welcoming staff and service was excellent. Great for groups and for people with young children. Cons: Food is average. I ordered the linguine with clams - the pasta was ok but the juice didn't have much taste. My wife's veal dish was good but the marinara sauce on the pasta was average.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We were reluctant to try this place as it looked crazy busy. Got in within 10 minutes though. It's a crowded affair in there but somehow the wait staff squeezes between everyone. Very friendly service (they have awards all over for their service) and solid "peasant Italian" food which is my favorite. Lots and lots of combinations so there's no... More

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san diego
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The restaurant is very comfortable and casual. Nothing fancy except for the movie star pics adorning the walls and the positive sayings posted everywhere. Service was exceptional and very friendly...what you'd expect from mom. My husband ate the pasta with meat sauce and a few optional add ons included in the price. The lunch portion filled him up and he... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

My wife found this place through yelp and we decided to give it a try today...and wow we are glad we did. I have never experienced service this great, and the food was amazing. Our waitress, Maddie, recommended the tortellini with pink sauce, sun dried tomatoes, mushrooms and sausage. I'm not much of a pasta dish person but I trusted... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

First time here...Arrived about 530p on a Monday night. Already a line forming for a party of 10, but we were shown to our table right away by friendly staff, excellent service, yummy hot garlic bread brought out immediately. Homemade ravioli were huge and excellent. Roma pasta with pink sauce was very yummy. Original selections, great fresh salads. We got... More

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Tacoma, Washington
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is a great spot and used to frequent it very often when I lived in Newport. So many great items on the menu. The pepperoni pizza is the best I've ever had. Great staff and management!

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AK
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Showed up at about 8:30 on a Monday. The line was out the door! The place was PACKED! I went to the hostess station and for my party of two, was told by the very friendly young lady that it was an hour to hour and a half wait. I put my name down and we went and had a... More

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California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

You often have to wait to get a table but it is worth it. They even bring out yummy bread to tide you over. And you have a lot to look at in the meantime. Food is awesome. Wait staff always amazing. Not much bad I can say about the place.

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Top Contributor
154 reviews 154 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

After reading all of the positive reviews, I thought that Mama D's was going to be the best restaurant ever. Unfortunately, this high expectation turned out to be a setup for disappointment. The service was fine and it is not that the food was not horrible but it was nothing more than average. I also thought the pink sauce would... More

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