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3012 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach, CA 92663
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Ranked #1 of 405 Restaurants in Newport Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

In Northern NJ where we come from, every new restaurant is Italian, so we know what is good and what is just okay. True, they are friendly and give you free garlic bread and meatballs while you wait, but the food doesn't impress. They offer to get you drinks while you wait. That's nice but a very small glass of... More 

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Loveland, Ohio
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

We ordered delivery from Mama D's. The ziti with pink sauce and italian sausages. It took over 1 hr for delivery once the food arrived it was decent but it was cold. The sausages seemed like they would be awesome fresh at the restaurant , the sauce was also good, however, since it was cold it was very clumpy.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We heard reviews about Mama D's and decided to try it because of its great reputation and gluten free food. First, it was extremely busy and yet the entire staff made us feel like we were the ONLY important people there. The hostesses brought me wine I ordered and came over to check on us while we waited. Very impressed... More 

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Newport Beach, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Mama D's has been one of my favorite Italian restaurants in North Orange County. Pros: Extremely friendly service - they are known for it Pink sauce - one of their sauce options is extremely delicious Bread - they have thick, amazing focaccia style bread served with olive oil and roasted garlic Waiting - in spite of the long waits, they... More 

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New Albany, Ohio, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Our daughter & her boyfriend took us here for dinner and they told us how great this restaurant was in advance. They were right on the money. It is superb! Awesome food. You will want to eat until you are ill because it is so good. Great staff. Can't wait to go back!! Mouth is watering just thinking about it.

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Hemet, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This place is a must. THE most fabulous choice of homemade sauces, toppings and inclusions you'll ever find and each one, excellent. The veal picante melts in your mouth and we've never tasted such yummy meatballs. Service is friendly and personal. It's family style, casual and a bit noisy for people with hearing difficulties but don't let that stop you.... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

A nice home style place. Well cooked meals. The 'Roma' pasta with pink sauce and shrimp was over sauced ( order the sauce on he side). They would do better to have a little less free for all style menu and more prescribed, well thought out dishes. Wait staff were very friendly and good at their jobs.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

This place knows Italian food. I would suggest you go early as it is small and gets really busy. Everything we ordered was amazing. They messed up on the calzone we ordered but we didn't have to pay for it.

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Seattle, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The reviews say it all-big servings, great food, and great service-and it all applies. We were knocked out by the service, starting right at the door with the hostess and continuing with an amazing waitress whose recommendations were spot on. If you are looking for a sedate, romantic dinner, this isn't going to be your restaurant. If you want a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had high expectations going in and they exceeded them! Great food and the best service I can remember, ever.... It was busy, but they met us with a complimentary piece of fresh baked bread and seated us within minutes! Loved it.

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Additional Information about Mama D's Italian

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

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