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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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11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 168
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 24
    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
Fun Vibe/Good Food

This is a busy restaurant, with an interesting interior.....think Italian kitchen infused with a bit of a beach shack look. (It's an interesting combination, but it works well.) The only interior "downside" is that the restaurant is quite loud; if you're like me and getting up in age, heavy... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Monterey, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
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Monterey, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a busy restaurant, with an interesting interior.....think Italian kitchen infused with a bit of a beach shack look. (It's an interesting combination, but it works well.) The only interior "downside" is that the restaurant is quite loud; if you're like me and getting up in age, heavy background noise as there is here can make it difficult to... More 

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Newport Beach, Cal
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Great food, vey popular, be prepared to wait The wait staff is exceptionally friendly. Children definitely are happy here

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Vienna, Wien, Austria
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Just amazing how craziness, excellent service and great Italian food is combined in this wonderful place. If you come to Mama D's you have to try her famous and outstanding pink sauce!

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Utah
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We took our large group of 12 to an early dinner to celebrate my sons birthday. What a fantastic experience!!! I had the gnocchi and pink sauce and loved, loved it! The servers were right on and super friendly. Everybody else in our group thought it was the best family dining experience they had had ever. Will go back and... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We just loved this place! Homey fun atmosphere, casual dining and excellent service... Not to mention excellent and authentic Italian food! Definitely would go again. Tip: Go early to snag good parking and avoid a long wait.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It had been a long day and we were late so decided to get some Mexican food opposite. Got there and just lost the desire. Noticed Mama D's across the road and the place was buzzing (and full) so thought this must be worth a go...and it was. The welcome we got was absolutely amazing and the service right through... More 

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visalia, ca.
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

One of the best southern Italian restaurants in the area. The food and service were excellent. Free bread while you wait for a table. No reservations so get there early. The only thing missing was the expresso (why don't more Italian restaurants serve expresso?) Loved it.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Haven't been here for a year but still the best in Newport Beach bar none. Appetizers served while we waited and the food was still amazing. Miss that "pink sauce". Veal and chicken parm were amazing! Don't miss this neighborhood favorite.

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Pune
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Be prepared for wait before you get a table. Don’t worry and don’t jump to the next restaurant. The wait will be worthwhile. We are vegetarians and had options to choose from. Food is good and staff is excellent! They are very lively and make you feel special. Enjoyed our dinner here.

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Queen Anne, Washington, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

3rd visit to this restaurant, I last was two years ago from Salt Lake City. It is a must visit every single time to the 714 area. Caitlin is a fantastic server and she is very friendly. I will be coming here the next time I find myself in town!

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?