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Mama's Italian Family Restaurant

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Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pasta
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2275 S Byron Butler Pkwy, Perry, FL 32348-6103
18502231109
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Homemade Italian family recipes made fresh daily. We are a full service...
Homemade Italian family recipes made fresh daily. We are a full service restaurant that offers a variety of beer and wines.Family friendly and casual atmosphere with outside dining and private and semi private space available for parties and occasions.
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  • 31
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Chapter ride to Mamma's

What a great hide-a-way restaurant. Who would have dreamed? Really great food - great wait staff and large portions. Worth the 2 hour ride to get here. We'll Be Back

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Harley505
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Ocala, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Ocala, Florida
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

What a great hide-a-way restaurant. Who would have dreamed? Really great food - great wait staff and large portions. Worth the 2 hour ride to get here. We'll Be Back

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Jrgodman, Owner at Mama's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Hey Harley505, I m so glad you all enjoyed your visit with us. Your whole group was a pleasure to serve. I ride as well and nothing better than taking the ride and discovering a surprise in the most unlikely of places. More 

saint augustine
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139 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This could have been an old Denny's; it is next to a Day's Inn. Everything is homemade, including the amazing boule bread served with terrific olive oil. Somehow, while in Perry with loads of seafood in every direction, we got tired of seafood. Yet, I would up with Fruite de Mare, which was amazing. It even had local scallops on... More 

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Jrgodman, Owner at Mama's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this nice review of our place and for the wonderful comments about our food quality and attentive service. Oh and you were exactly right, this building originally opened as a Howard Johnson's back in the 60's then was a Denny's for many years before we acquired it.... More 

Gulf Shores, Alabama
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Much much more than I would have ever expected!!! Service excellent, food really really good. Prime rib, great. Grouper, great. So pleasantly surprised. Server went way beyond the normal!!! Would definitely return when in the area!!! Good Food and Service.

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Jrgodman, Owner at Mama's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Gulfshores, I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this great review of your experience while visiting with us. I chose to be in this business because I get no greater satisfaction then the smile I get to see on your face knowing I was able to make you happy with great food and service.... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Okay. Not going to lie, we were kind of scared when we came in here. It was half empty. But! We gave it a chance. It was so good. Everything was extremely fresh, and our server was as friendly as could be. If you're passing through Perry, I recommend going here!

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Jrgodman, Owner at Mama's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this nice review of my restaurant. I agree it can be deceiving when you walk in those doors, but we take great care to ensure that everything about your visit turns out exactly as you wrote about. The great food quality and attentive service More 

Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

I have been more than once in this restaurant and have never submitted a review until this time when I realize that the restaurant deserves a review for their quality of food, top not service and very affordable.

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Jrgodman, Owner at Mama's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Fredy, Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write the nice review, especially knowing that we inspired you to do so for the first time. A new menu is coming out in late September with all of your favorites and some hot new items to check out. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Sanford, North Carolina
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143 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Meet there as a midway point with many family members. Not quite sure what to expect. We ended up with a nice meal, time to chat and friendly service. Chicken Parmesan was huge. I had pizza, very tasty. They have coke products. We were pleasantly surprise.

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Jrgodman, Owner at Mama's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi IMHO2. Thank you so much for taking the time to write this nice review. We are very pleased you enjoyed your visit and dining experience with us. I love the opportunity to pleasantly surprise guests from out of town, dining out while traveling can such a gamble. As the Chef and Owner of Mama's Italian nothing pleases me more... More 

Crystal River, Florida
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Touched base with old friends that we had not seen in too many years. They live in the area and recommend Mama's. The atmosphere was good, appetizers and food were wonderful. Great friends, great food, great time.

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Jrgodman, Owner at Mama's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Luther W. I would like to thank you for taking the time to write this nice review. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit with your friends and the overall dining experience you had with us. We hope to see you the next time your travels bring you our way. Please pass along a big thank you to your... More 

Moultrie, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We have past this place for years and finally stopped in. Oh wow what we have been missing. Best bar-b-q we have ate by far.

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Jrgodman, Owner at Mama's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello. I am very grateful for the nice review, but based on it, we think you may have made an error. We are not the BBQ place that perhaps you did dine, but the Italian restaurant just up the road a bit. Unless you got the opportunity to get some my " JR's Almost Famous Baby Back Ribs" in which... More 

Hernando, Mississippi
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Coming back from visiting relatives in Florida, we always stop in Perry. The hotel had suggested this place and to be honest, we are grateful that they did. The food and service was excellent and would not go any where else for our over night stay. Sally, thank you for being you, friendly, courteous, and a joy to be served... More 

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Jrgodman, Owner at Mama's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Denise I would like to thank you very much for taking the time to write this very nice review. I am extremely pleased that we had to the chance to create an exceptional dining experience that you wont soon forget. I am glad to have you as :regulars: no matter how often you pass through town. It is wonderful... More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love the food! Been here several times and had a wonderful experience. However our last visit we asked to be seated up front in a booth (as we usually do) and the waitress that was seating us was not happy that we chose a seat out of what I am guessing was her section, and she made it very clear... More 

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Jrgodman, Owner at Mama's Italian Family Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Ashlynn, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience with us. I am very glad you have enjoyed your meal experience with us. I am most concerned about they way the server behaved during your recent visit. My policies are very clear regarding this type of behavior. I have had a staff meeting to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2275 S Byron Butler Pkwy, Perry, FL 32348-6103
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Perry
  • Phone Number: 18502231109

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups

Description

Homemade Italian family recipes made fresh daily. We are a full service restaurant that offers a variety of beer and wines.Family friendly and casual atmosphere with outside dining and private and semi private space available for parties and occasions.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?