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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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4:00 pm - 9:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 208
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Love Mama D's!!

I think this DOES live up to the hype! Right when you walk in, the staff is so friendly and welcoming. The warm bread with it's garlic dipping sauce - I just can't get enough of. Then the pasta - any kind you get - with the "Pink Sauce" is the bomb!! It's so good. You just have to be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Tambrukd
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Montgomery, Texas
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had 3 veal dishes and a ravioli dish that we would consider of average quality. Good but far from top quality Italian. Also, calamari appetizer overcooked.

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Thank CLEMTEX
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48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I think this DOES live up to the hype! Right when you walk in, the staff is so friendly and welcoming. The warm bread with it's garlic dipping sauce - I just can't get enough of. Then the pasta - any kind you get - with the "Pink Sauce" is the bomb!! It's so good. You just have to be... More 

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Thank Tambrukd
Newport Beach, California
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We eat there a couple of times of year, and I just can't get excited about it. My wife loves the pink sauce. . . I don't understand the high rating? People must buy into the "hype". . . . . .

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Thank TADwight
england
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141 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I just came across Mama D's by off chance whilst in Newport Beach. It is a somewhat zany restuarant that has excellent food. The staff are really helpful which is especially good since the menu is very large and a staff member to guide you is essential. There are quotes and sayings all around the walls which adds to the... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food. New York like atmosphere. Our table all ordered different dishes, all were good. Great house wines also.

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Thank Owen C
Laguna Beach, CA
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86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't understand how this place ever got decent ratings. My lemon chicken ( referred to as "picatta" on the menu ) was deep fried! The pasta was mediocre, and the house Chianti WAY overpriced at $9. Think long and hard before coming here.

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Thank Foodie021
Amherstburg, Canada
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked 5 miles to find this treasure and it was worth every step. Great atmosphere, service and of course fantastic pasta

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Thank Fiona C
Newport Beach, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love to come here. It is a great place! Good service and the food is great! The wait might be long and it is a little noisy as it is crowded all of the time if u don't mind that it is a wonderful place to eat.

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Thank Marcia F
Winnipeg, Canada
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small authentic old time Mamas Kitchen. We enjoyed salad, pasta and a chicken dish. All were excellent. The wine was a really well priced and we found this to be our favorite dinner of our 5 days in Newport.

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Thank Saburns
LA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mamma D's restaurant possibly serves the best Italian food in Orange County, California which is why wait times are often over 30 minutes. The restaurant's wait staff are all personal and helpful. However, the noise level is extremely high inside the restaurant. Do not expect to have a quiet conversation at this place as it is very very loud.

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Thank SunValley9

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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, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?