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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 394 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
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Corpus Christi, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I had the very best Italian meal here of my entire life! I ordered the angel hair pasta with olive oil, garlic, tomatoes, basil and mushrooms It was simply superb. My husband had the lasagne with large chunks of meat and the famous spicy pink sauce. Loved it! And the service was fantastic. Jodi, who is excellent and gorgeous, kept... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We just happened upon this place driving north from San Diego to Los Angeles on the Pacific Coast Highway. You can create your own pasta dish by choosing pasta-type, vegetables, sauce and protein, which is great for anyone eating vegetarian, like us. The portions are large and the waitress never let our bread basket or drinks get to empty. Street... More

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Lafayette CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Such a fun restaurant, great wait staff, really friendly. Only drawback is a very high level of noise. Go early or late to avoid the long line, they don't take reservations. Bolognese Pink sauce over gnocchi! yum! Huge portions, always leftovers for next day!

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Corona, California
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

I had the Ravioli ........ my wife had the Angel Hair Pasta and we both thought our meals were wonderful. Also our server " Hanna " gave us the best service we have had in years. She was very friendly .... helpful .... gave suggestions on the menu and did everything you could ask from a server. We look forward... More

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

All I can say is the reviews did not miss on this place. At our server's recommendation I had the chose the tortolini, adding Mama D's pink sauce, mushrooms, fresh basil, and shrimp. It really didn't need the shrimp add-on or chicken or anything else. Outstanding! It was far and away our favorite meal during our week in the Newport... More

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Framingham, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

If you are looking for excellent Italian food and amazing customer service then don't miss this restaurant. There will be a wait, but they will serve drinks and hot bread outside. They even offered my wife a blanket if she was cold. As for the food it was fantastic. There is an up charge for the "pink" sauce and it... More

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Long Island, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

On vacation from LI NY and was impressed by the attention to detail from our server Bailey. She allowed us to order side dishes not on the menu. The food was served within 20 minutes hot and "Fresca" all of us were pleased to have home cooked food 3000 miles away! The décor was "Cool" and they really aim to... More

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Laguna Niguel, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The atmosphere is exactly what you'd expect of an Italian restaurant: loud, busy, and rushed. Not ideal for a regular dinner, but nice every so often. Food was really good. I enjoyed the perfectly cooked pasta. It's one of those times when you can tell the pasta you're eating is different than "normal" pasta...it's because it's cooked way better. The... More

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Newport Beach, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

To me, a neighbor, this may be the friendliest restaurant in Newport Beach. It's best, even perfect, for families. Food is good, sturdy, plentiful. Choices abound. Prices fair for all you get. What sets it apart is a happy, positive, can-do-anything vibe that makes you feel welcome when you arrive and special as long as you are there. Kids get... More

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Riverside, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

From the minute you walk through the door the staff showers you with attention. I have often seen people waiting and wondered why would people wait so long when there are fifty different places to eat along the block. But this place is amazing. They offered us bread and drinks while we waited and continued to cater to us throughout... More

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