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Oh Mamma Mia

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2324 Gulf Gate Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5608
941-706-2821
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed 5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Sat 4:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not Just Great Food, But a Great Chef

My wife and I are regulars to this restaurant. The food has been consistently very good (except for cold vegetables at our last meal). We usually order the pasta which comes al dente and perfect sauce. However, probably the reason that we come back so often is the friendly and engaging chef... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Joel H
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Hamilton, Canada
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Hamilton, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are regulars to this restaurant. The food has been consistently very good (except for cold vegetables at our last meal). We usually order the pasta which comes al dente and perfect sauce. However, probably the reason that we come back so often is the friendly and engaging chef, Giuseppe. We strongly recommend this restaurant.

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Naples Fl
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We were very lucky to have dinner in this restaurant for various reasons, The food was the best experience outside of Italy , the atmosphere very enjoyable thank to the italian strolling guitarrist, the good service and the friendly chef who is an authentic Italian from Milano is always there to please you, you know that you are in the... More 

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Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I can't fathom the high ratings for this place after our experience tonight. My husband and I were seated at a counter in the back, next to a younger couple. We all watched as waiters went back and forth, but no one seemed interested in us at the counter. After about 20 minutes, we did place our order for what... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

When you first pull into this strip center location off the main drag you will get the impression that it's going to be more like a diner than a restaurant. Do yourself a favor though and go in. This is genuine authentic Italian food. Like the menu says if you want "American Italian food" like chicken parmesan, then go someplace... More 

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mt gretna
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Reasons Staff is rude, hurried, untrained, argumentative, has little understanding of english and ordered 2 of our 3 entries incorrectly.Returned food to kitchen only to return it cold and argue about order. Constantly passed food across table knocking tableware on the floor in their haste No management available to deal with issues Mediocre overpriced food Attitude problem, get 'em in... More 

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Salina, Kansas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food was authentically Italian- fresh and tasty. The sausage in my pasta dish was wonderful, and the sauce hearty. My friends wife had a delightfully light red sauce with her pasta- I think there was basil in it, but the dish of the night was the special- a red snapper with magic cooked on it. I don't know what... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

After reading the rave reviews about this place, we took friends and went for the firest [and last] time. Here are my issues with this place: 1. the "show" that is talked about is really just a hugh TV screen that 1/2 the crowd cant see because their backs are to it; of the food being prepared 2. little Italian... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Linen tablecloths, cloth napkins...........what a pleasant surprise to find near the end of a nondescript strip mall on Gulf Gate Drive. I have driven by hundreds of times but never would have thought to check it out. We were having dinner with friends and it was their suggestion. Incredibly attentive service, good food. There was a huge wine list by... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This was our first time here, and we were most definitely not disappointed. We didn't have a reservation on a Saturday night but, arriving early, we were fortunate to get a table for two and watched as the restaurant quickly filled with customers. The staff was exceptionally friendly, and our waiter, Doug, did a great job. The food was excellent,... More 

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Bedford
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Despite me having made online reservation for following night in error they managed to find us a table on Friday night. Very generous glasses of wine. Delicious risotto made before our eyes. Cameras over the hob allow diners to watch the chef at work creating delicious meals. Very efficient waiting staff. Thoroughly enjoyable experience. And no problems parking which is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2324 Gulf Gate Dr, Sarasota, FL 34231-5608
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-706-2821

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
4:30 am - 10:30 pm

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