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Mama D's Italian

3012 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663
949.675.6262
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Ranked #2 of 395 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
Greensboro, North Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We went to this location with some visitors and it was a 2 hour wait to get in! they were nice and would bring out garlic bread and water for us, but still the food was NOT worth that wait. Most restaurants on the peninsula are horribly crowded and with much better food only a short drive to the mainland... More

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Colorado
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Come for the service stay for the garlic bread! We are Newport locals and there is always a large line in front of Mama D's and now we know why! Such a great family owned restaurant. My favorite dish is the traditional pink sauce dish, a great creamy marinara dish! Great for a date night :)

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Raleigh, NC
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We went here for dinner and expected a long line to get in which is usually the case since it was a Friday night. To our surprise we were early enough that we were seated right away. I had the Chicken Parmesan which was perfect. I chose the thin pasta with spicy sauce as the side. It didn't disappoint. The... More

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Cornwall
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Went here as reviews was amazing so had to give it a go. Service was really good and fast. Food was something you would find in an average restaurant. Ordered Mamas famous meat ball as reviews was amazing they were tasteless and bland. Spaghetti was something you can do yourself from a packet. I had lasagne it was nice but... More

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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, USA
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233 reviews 233 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Ate there with friends. The small pizza was fresh and had plenty of the toppings I ordered. My wife had eggplant parm and she thought it was very good. Our friends had pasta dishes and all of the portions were plentiful and good.

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New York, NY
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342 reviews 342 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The food is good here and comes in generous portions. I particularly like the pizza. Nice thin crust with really tasty cheese. My favorite part of this restaurant is the service. Super friendly and responsive. This is a well managed business.

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Newport Beach
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Mama D's Italian Restaurant in Newport Beach is always full of happy lovers of Italian food as mama would have served it. Casual, Mama D's staff often greets guests by name and with warm and delicious bread samples as they wait to be seated. The menu is varied and excellently prepared, so most don't mind the wait to be seated.... More

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San Diego
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What can you say about Mama D’s? Excellent food, and some of the best servers including high end restaurants. This is our go to place before every half marathon to load up on carbs. Pizza is great, as well as, clams and linguini. They have valet parking in the rear and is just a great place to go in Newport.... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Extensive menu. We go often and have never had a bad meal or service problem. Go early!! The line gets really long.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

You need to go here. Fabulous for children! We had the best experience I have ever had at a restaurant hear. Fabulous food, especially their homemade gravy! A very energetic, cute, authentic Italian kitchen with an amazing staff. I was blown away by the service. You can tell they love families as the walls are tastefully covered with pictures that... More

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