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Mama's Cucina Italiana

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Pala Casino, 11154 HWY 76, Pala, CA 92059
(760) 510-5100 before 5:00 pm, (760) 510-4541 after 5:00 pm
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 5
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food

Mrs likes this restaurant located in the Pala Casino Resort. We went here as part of a Pala Casino "Celebration Package". We had $50 to use & we used it all. Mrs ordered the Tagliatelle Bolognese & I ordered the Fettuccine Alfredo con Pollo, but both pastas looked the same(?), sort of like the wavy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2014
Gregor S
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Anaheim, California
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  • Reservations
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Murrieta, California
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

This is our favorite lasagna ever! It has tender meat with an excellent sauce that is not overpowering with a tomato flavor. We eat there every time we go to Pala. The service and the atmosphere are wonderful.

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We are surprised how clean the restaurant nice enviroment friendly staff. Great restaurant..5star.. Excellent food.

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Vista, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

I won't put the entire experience, but I just wanted to give a couple bullet points to our experience. -Ceiling leaking all over our table. -Offered appetizers they chose as compensation (one being seafood although only 2 out of 9 people ate seafood) All apps were cleared basically untouched. -Horrible server! He couldn't describe the menu items to us, kept... More 

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Huntington Beach, California, United States
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187 reviews 187 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Located in the Pala Casino and Resort this is a hidden gem. They make their pasta fresh everyday and you can certainly taste the difference. We started with the Salmon-Halibut Carpaccio appetizer that was excellent. I then selected the Spaghetti with Mama's Meatball. Our server warned me it was large and he was right. It was the size of a... More 

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Redondo Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Ask for Tiffany! She is spectacular! While they have a huge menu, we asked for something off the menu and she said she would have them make us anything we wanted. They really spoil you here...

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Los Angeles, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

With many choices, delicious aromas and nice ambience, this restaurant is a favorite of hotel guests and locals alike looking for a great Italian restaurant. Can be a little pricey for the budget-conscious.

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Anaheim, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Mrs likes this restaurant located in the Pala Casino Resort. We went here as part of a Pala Casino "Celebration Package". We had $50 to use & we used it all. Mrs ordered the Tagliatelle Bolognese & I ordered the Fettuccine Alfredo con Pollo, but both pastas looked the same(?), sort of like the wavy edge of a Lasagna noodle.... More 

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Murrieta, California
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98 reviews 98 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Every time we go to Pala, we eat at this restaurant. The atmosphere is calm and wonderful. We have always had excellent service there. Bread is served immediately, and it's delicious. Our favorite meal is their lasagna, just so tasty! I also recommend the spinach salad because it is very unique. It is certainly a nice place for dinner.

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California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I saw the prices and "reservations recommended"...so, figured that this place had to be good, high end, gourmet Italian. WRONG!! Salad $11.00...A few greens, slices of canned pears, a few stale tasting walnuts, three very thin slices of avocado and a drizzle of some tasteless citrus vinaigrette....forgot the blue cheese...a couple of crumples. It was DRY and tasteless. NOT worth... More 

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San Dimas, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were there on Father's Day so it was a bit busy. Our server was very attentive, offered suggestions and checked on us regularly. That was a big plus. What was disappointing was the food. Everything started out great. The bread & butter for the table was delicious. They provide an olive bread with a pesto/garlic butter spread. Yummy!!! Then... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Pala Casino, 11154 HWY 76, Pala, CA 92059
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pala
  • Phone Number: (760) 510-5100 before 5:00 pm, (760) 510-4541 after 5:00 pm
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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